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Glengoyne 17 year old

If the world was going to end on December 21st I thought it somewhat fitting to spend some of my last day at a distillery and so I went to Glengoyne and bought this at the distillery shop.  The nose has the famous Glengoyne fruity notes of a fruit cup (a product they claim of the slowest distillation in Scotland), fresh cut apples and some malty sweetness as well.   The taste is sweet toffee and milk chocolate (like a Rolo) at first, quite creamy, and then spices like cinnamon roll in.   The finish is quite refined and spicy, not too oaky to overpower the more subtle spirit, and some dry sherry influence helps with balancing the sweet taste.   Classic Glengoyne with a little oomph!  Nice.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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