Whisky Review – Glengoyne 21 Year Old (Festive dram for blog birthday)

I’m taking another break today from the headbangers reviews series. But I have a very good excuse this time: It’s the blog second birthday!

To accommodate the event, I’ve decided to review a festive dram and after debating between a few possibilities, I’ve decided to review Glengoyne 21 Year Old.

Just like last year I intended to have a give-away for the blog holiday but it will be delayed till later this month, so watch this space.

Glengoyne 21 Year Old (43%, £109.79)

glengoyne 21Nose: Sherry goodness with dried fruits, raisins, prunes and plums. It’s a settled and elegant nose, lots of sweetness with demerara sugar and chocolate that strengthen over time. There  is also a lot of cooked nutmeg and overall it’s a real treat on the nose.

Palate: Hmm, it’s not as sweet as the nose and is more of the spicier side of the plate. Oak, nutmeg, cardamom, sourness of sherry and semi-sweet berries, nutmeg.

Finish: Medium length finish, oak wood spice, lingering nutmeg and semi sweet sherry. Very mellow and a bit drying.

Thoughts: This is an excellent sherried dram. By no means it’s a sherry bomb, but it is an aged, proud and dignified sherried whisky. Slainte!

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