Single malt whisky - tasting notes

30 Oct 2013

Glengoyne 2001 (Sansibar)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glengoyne

Sansibar whiskyAt the South shore of the Sylt island lies the Sansibar restaurant / bar, a fashionable place where they also have their own line of whiskies.

Just a couple days ago they released the new line-up of single casks which includes this Glengoyne 2001. Still a distillery you don’t see very often from independent bottlers.

 

Glengoyne 2001 SansibarGlengoyne 12 yo 2001
(46%, Sansibar 2013, sherry cask, 216 btl.)

Nose: typically the kind of stewed fruits, berries and raisins that you would expect from modern sherry bottlings, including the slightly winey aspect. Lemons and oranges. Some treacle / soft caramel. Soft pepper and vanilla. Mouth: raisins and lots of berries again. Plums. Evolves on apple flavours (red apple, including apple pith). Some tobacco leaves. Hints of cocoa. Liquorice. Soft pepper and clove. Finish: medium long, sweet berries stay strong, with a soft spicy touch and some warming oak as well.

Good whisky, with a youthful, vivid sherry influence. Available from Sansibar directly or from select retailers like Whisky-Fässle or Whiskysite.nl. Around € 75.

Score: 85/100

Glengoyne 2001 (Sansibar) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-10-30

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  • Tony: I wonder if the rest of the cask is the TWE 1981 just released with no cask number (and a similar though not identical strength)...
  • john marrinan: That is true, but to all intents and purposes a score of 87 is the same as a score of 90. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the maniacs scored it the
  • WhiskyNotes: It's not so much a matter of trusting a score as it is a matter of being able to relate to it.

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