Glengoyne Distillery is arguably the first name that comes to mind when we talk about ‘Sherry Bombs’. Located at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill near Glasgow, the distillery has the ‘slowest stills in Scotland’. The result is some of the ‘boldest’ flavors in the industry.

Glengoyne 25 Year Old is the latest and the oldest expression to be included in the ‘Core Range’. Fully matured in ‘Hand Picked’ sherry casks for over a quarter century, Whisky Enthusiasts are in for a ‘Sherry’ treat with this one.

Regarding the release of this expression back in 2014, Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, had said:

“The Glengoyne 25 Year Old 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.”

Glengoyne 25 Year Old comes with 48% ABV. it is non-chilled filtered and does not include any artificial coloring additives. It is available on The Whisky Exchange website with a price tag of £240.

Glengoyne 25 Year Old

Glengoyne 25-Year-Old Whisky Review

Color: Deep Amber… Steeped black tea…

Nose: Mesmerizing… Rich, deep and juicy sherry notes in the form of plums, raisins, dark berries and sultanas… Some sweet zestiness like orange jam… Nice amount of classy, oak presences along with some old leather… making you feel like sitting on a Chesterfield in an old library with wooden cladding… cinnamon, clover with a hint of nutmeg brings out the spiciness… darker notes of chocolate on the background…

Palate: Silky smooth and velvety… Opens up with a nice (but less than expected) spiciness… Cinnamon is strong in this one… Sweet notes of warm fruits, berries, plums, and dates sprinkled with brown sugar as if coming from a freshly baked pie … Some bergamot and orange….  Balancing the extreme sweetness is the good old oak…

Finish: Long finish… The sweetness from sherry stays long on the tongue…

Delicious dram… a great example of a real ‘Sherry Bomb’… It achieves to deliver the ‘Sweet’ experience without going over board… Besides balancing the overall flavor profile, Soft Oak helps to bring out the age of the spirit… The only down side I found with this expression is that if you leave it in the glass for a long time (if you like to drink your whisky slow) it tends to become flat and lose its punch a bit… Other than that I highly recommend to all enthusiasts.

Have fun…

Glengoyne 25 Year Old Whisky Review
94%Overall Score