Full-On Darkness

Glengoyne Single Cask 1997 11y Cask #2693

Reviewed by victor


Adding some older reviews - original review date was October 13, 2017

Treacle. 2.0. Full on darkness. No color added.

Nose

Tons of sherry. Raisins and plums. Dried fruit. Sweet.

Palate

A surprisingly fruity start with fresh fruits rather than dried. There is sherry there, of course.

Finish

The high alcohol content leaves a little burn on the tongue, but it's not overwhelming. The sherry and the sweet dried fruits linger for a looong time, and finally leaves a quite dry mouthfeel that reminds me of tea.

Very tasty, but very specific. Super heavy on the sherry and dried fruits, which is fun but in moderate amounts! Not my favorite but an interesting and fun whisky. This is not something to easily sip on. The high alcohol content is hardly noticeable though. I had to stick my nose in a bottle of A'bunadh to compare the sherriness, and this bottle has even more sherry and a deeper, heartier nose that goes well with its color! Interestingly enough, I didn't see the bottle's own tasting notes on the label until after I wrote down mine. I didn't pick up the oak without looking for it (maybe it hid behind the sherry and fruits), and I think the liquorice might be what I called tea. With a little water, my impression is that some of the intense sherry gives way to more sweet fruits. Pretty similar, though.

Score

83 / 100
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