Glengoyne is a Highlands whisky brand I have never written about before, so here is a short and sweet review. George Connell started the whisky brand in secret back in 1820. Proper legal license was not acquired until 1833 and it wasn’t till 1907 that the official name changed to Glengoyne from Glenguin of Burnfoot.
The brand states that they have the slowest stills in Scotland but what’s truly unique about this distillery is the fact that their whiskies are completely unpeated.
As a huge peat lover, I did miss the peat in this whisky but still think it is different enough to want to try it. It is very drinkable but also very sweet. Not sweet to the point where I’d say it’s an after dinner whisky or overwhelming, but it is sweeter than most whiskies.
Nose: sweet, green apple and toffee
Palate: green apple, sweet with hints of nuts and licorice
Finish: smooth, clean and sweet
There is uniqueness in this dram and it is really smooth but I don’t like it enough to purchase a bottle. With that said, I am very curious about the brand and am looking forward to trying other expressions on their range. For those of you that do want to purchase a bottle, the costs average between $45-$55.
I would recommend this whisky to anyone who likes whiskies to be on the sweeter side. Anyone who doesn’t like sweet whiskies, this is definitely not the whisky for you.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.