Glengoyne 8-Year 2008 Hepburn’s Choice


Paid: $42 for 700ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glengoyne / Hunter Laing

Region: Highland

46% ABV

Aged For: 8 Years, Distilled 2008

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Refill-Hogshead

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: White wine

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Airy, honey, malt, vanilla, light fruit, spirity

Feel: Medium to full body

Taste: Young malt spirit, oak, vanilla, leathery honey, highland herbs

Finish: Medium warmth and length, barley, honey, vanilla, oak, and a bit of pepper

Thoughts: An example of a young malt driven scotch that manages to be good.
Score: 80 out of 100

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 4

Glengoyne Cask Strength 4

Price: $100 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glengoyne / Ian Macleod

Region: Highland

58.8% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No



Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Thick fruit, strawberries, sherry, honey, vanilla, roasted nuts

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly waxy

Palate/Taste: Butter, vanilla, dried fruits, ginger, and almonds

Finish: Medium warmth and length with sherry, oak, ginger, coffee, raisins, and nuts

Thoughts: Delicious cask strength malt, reminds me a bit of the new Macallan CS in that it has sherry notes, but isn’t dominated by them.

Score: 85 out of 100


Glengoyne 18

Glengoyne 18

Price: $140 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glengoyne / Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd

Region: Highland

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 18 years

Cask Type: Refill and first fill sherry casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: No



Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Vanilla, fruits, gentle oak, very sweet and supple

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Ginger, raisin, fig, dry sherry, touch of vanilla, oak, and cinnamon

Finish: Medium warmth with caramel and fruit notes.

Thoughts: Light for such a strongly sherry influenced whisky, but has nice fruity overtones and pleasing palate.

Score: 85 out of 100