Glengoyne 1972 (Malts of Scotland)

Remember the Glengoyne 1972 bottled by Malts of Scotland in 2012? Back then it was the whisky of the year for me and one of the best Glengoyne ever.

A couple of days ago I was thrilled to find out yet another Glengoyne 1972 had been bottled in the exclusive Warehouse Diamonds series. A bourbon cask this time, and only half the yield.



Glengoyne 1972 - Malts of Scotland - Warehouse DiamondsGlengoyne 42 yo 1972 (45,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Warehouse Diamonds’ 2015, bourbon barrel, ref. Mos 15037, 132 btl.)

Nose: very typical with its warm fruitiness. Plenty of tangerine, kumquat, mirabelles and hints of mango. Some fruitcake. Tinned pineapple. Evolves on beehive notes like honey and beeswax. Hints of leather and mint.

Mouth: oily and waxy start until the fruits take over. Apricots, pink grapefruit, papaya and echoes of passion fruit sherbet. Very tropical, with a wink at BenRiach, Longmorn and some Irish malts. Stays honeyed and excellently waxed, with hints of polished oak but no oaky dryness whatsoever.

Finish: medium long, mildly dry, with fruits and traces of resinous honey.

I’m quite sure some people will say this is just as good as the sherry version, maybe even better. I think the sherry bottling has a slightly higher complexity, but this is a glorious profile as well (with less oaky notes as well). Already one of the highlights of 2015! Around € 400. Rather fair if you consider the other one was € 300 in 2012. Thanks for the dram, Koen.

Score: 93/100