A rather recent release from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this Glengoyne 19 Year Old. Matured in sherry wood (nothing else at the distillery) and based on the colour I would that must have been refill casks.
Glengoyne 19 yo
(50,9%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2019, Batch #2, 1009 btl.)
Nose: starts with panettone, golden raisins and nutty notes (walnuts, almonds). Bright fruits in the background. Yellow plums and juicy mirabelles, Rainier cherries, citrus, plenty of honey as well. Hints of apricot pastry. A light bourbonny (leathery) touch as well. Nice.
Mouth: more naked now, with malty notes, gingerbread, toffee and light pepper. Orange notes. Hints of fruit eau-de-vie but less juicy, fresh fruits this time. Walnut cake, a little ginger. Well integrated.
Finish: medium, very clean and malty, with some spicy oak.
A good Glengoyne. A fairly dry and spicy sherry profile on the palate but the nose had a remarkably fruity core. Quite sophisticated. Available from Master of Malt.