10 Dec 2010
Glengoyne English Merchants Choice
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glengoyne
Following the success of last year’s Scottish Merchants’ Choice, Glengoyne has now invited some of England’s best known whisky retailers to select a single cask from their warehouses. It’s a 13 years old whisky from a European Oak sherry hogshead, distilled in June 1997 and bottled at the end of September 2010.
It’s available from the six participating English merchants: Master of Malt, Royal Mile Whiskies, Milroys, The Vintage House, Nickolls & Perks and Constantine Stores.
Glengoyne 13 yo 1997 ‘English Merchants’ Choice’ (54,6%, OB 2010, cask #2716,
Extremely dark colour. Nose: sherry galore. Heavily influenced by the wine but perfectly faultless. Raisins, chocolate & raspberry ganache, balsamic syrup, caramelized ginger, dried prunes… Some leathery notes as well. Reminds me of the most juicy GlenDronach single casks. Mouth: lively impact, again very much on liqueur pralines. Kirsch or raspberry liqueur. Gingerbread and Christmas cake, orange peel, dried fruits… Just a tad drying in the end, with hints of walnuts. Finish: long, still very bold. Now turning a bit more herbal.
Great stuff, just in time for Christmas. Around
€ 120 which is expensive compared to (older) GlenDronach single casks, but certainly up there.