Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6 – 59.3% abv
Info: “Strictly limited [until the next batch!] release of just four first fill sherry butts and two first fill sherry hogsheads.”
Colour: Medium dark rusty autumnal sunset.
Nose: Plenty of sherried autumn fruit notes, but still a nice sprightly element to this. Sherry outside in a cool autumn shower. Hints of nuts amongst soft creamy vanilla toffee. Notes of heathery honey. Strong, but not closed, full of flavours wanting to escape with nice rounded wood tones.
Palate: Strong, almost hot, but just backing off enough to remain easily enjoyable while letting flavours flow. It’s really oily, flavour packed; there’s plenty of lush autumn fruits, malty oils and hints of dark chocolate.
Finish: Fresh, fruity, warming and long. Hints of youngish cask wood at the back adding some weight to the dram (in a good way).
Glengoyne 25 Year Old
(vs Glengoyne 21 Year Old)
If you’re a regular whisky follower you probably saw that Glengoyne recently announced the release of their new 25 year old… looks pretty sweet doesn’t it?! Here’s the PR blurb:
“The Glengoyne 25YO is an extremely special malt. Matured in our traditional dunnage warehouses for 25 years in the finest European oak sherry casks, unchill-filtered and bottled as taste insists at 48%ABV, the result is a flavour of soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang. A perfect after dinner dram.”
Read on for my review of it… and some comparison notes and thoughts about the 21yo, the next one down in the range…
Glengoyne 21 Year Old – 43%
Dark rich golden colour.
Nice sherry nose, deep, winter fruits; classy.
Fairly full mouthfeel, oily, rounded, warming but not a power that is harsh, it’s smooth and enjoyable, slightly spicy towards the back of the palate.
The finish is long and warming, full of fruit, Christmas cake and oaky wood, with a refreshing eucalyptus note running through.
I see some people suggesting the 17yo is better, I’ve not had it so can’t compare, but certainly for me this is a great sherry monster which is a top dram. 90.
Sample from a friend (Dave, Tom’s brother) of Tom’s Whisky Reviews. £79.20.