Another malt that I am using for the first time tonight is the Glengoyne 10 year old. An old colleague manages the site now so I thought I’d better give it a good write up, but no need to worry; the whisky speaks for itself and was a lovely dram.
It is also light in colour, a combination of bourbon and sherry casks allowing a sort of golden colour to develop; held up to the light you can almost see a green colour there.
The nose is toffee and fudge, I was reminded of mint humbugs. There was a floral heathery note and orange peel there, and it was fresh, green and grassy, very nice.
The taste did not disappoint either. It was sweet and full of toffee, with a smooth and gentle finish. This is an “any time of day” malt, but for me it would probably be best enjoyed on a nice warm summer evening.
A very easy whisky to drink, and very easy to enjoy, I would recommend this malt to people starting on their whisky journey but also to those with a more developed palate to also enjoy.