Glengoyne 1972/2015 Malts of Scotland
When I think of Glengoyne, I think of their official range of whiskies in which sherry maturation plays a big role. A lot of the indie bottlings are also true sherry bombs. But you can also find bourbon matured Glengoyne. Malt of Scotland released one from 1972 just last year. It is part of their ‘Warehouse Diamonds’-series.
Glengoyne 1972/2015 (45,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Warehouse Diamonds’, C# MoS 15037)
Nose: A warm fruit basket with apricot, peach and mango, but also lots of citrus (mandarin). Some wax and furnitire polish as well, with some oakiness (saw dust). This one really shows its age. In a good way 🙂
Taste: Really fruity again, with pink grapefruit taking center stage, but also lychees, oranges, apricots and lemon peel. The palate is pretty oily and creamy. It shows some aniseed, as well as freshly polished leather. Lovely, lovely stuff.
Finish: Warming. Slightly dry and medium in length. Fruity still, but softer now.
What’s not to like here? This has matured for such a long time, and it really does show its age, but it also very vibrant and there’s not too much oak. A high point for sure.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.