Glengoyne 17 Years (Boutique-y Whisky)

I already reviewed a 19 year-old Glengoyne from the same bottler, which was a nicely dry sherried whisky. Now I’m trying its predecessor, Glengoyne 17 Years from That Boutique-y Whisky Company.



Glengoyne 17 Years - Boutique-y WhiskyGlengoyne 17 yo
(49,1%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2019, Batch #1, 1204 btl.)

Nose: a lot of butterscotch and freshly baked brioche, as well as baking spice (nutmeg, cinnamon). Gingerbread and some musty, nutty sherry notes. Hints of charred wood and a wee sulphury edge.

Mouth: leafy, fairly dry and autumnal whisky. Plenty of baking spice again, with prunes, marmalade and nutty notes (hazelnut, walnut). Ginger biscuits. Hints of strong tea and apple skins.

Finish: long, slightly dusty, with cocoa powder and nuts.

Rather typical Glengoyne, focusing on the spicy and caramelly side of sherry. I’m missing a brighter, fruity note to score it higher. Available from Master of Malt for instance, but I have to say their Glengoyne 19 Years was older, better and cheaper.

Score: 83/100