Glengoyne have smashed it again…
Glengoyne 30yo Oloroso Sherry Cask 2020 Release
It still amazes me me when I see such an ancient drop come up for sale. The cask must have been very special, the conditions in the warehouse just right and the distiller or warehouse manager just being so patient.
As I have said before, malts are really not meant to be kept that long in oak. These oldies are just freakish.
Sherry oak matured.
Have I tried it? Not yet.
From Malt Review, “It’s part Sunday roast, part cherry – rather than sherry – bomb, it’s a meal in and of itself. It actually manages to pitch itself somewhere different, too – it’s headier than your traditional sherried whisky: blacker fruits, a bit more tartness whilst avoiding the bitterness. Whilst many old whiskies can feel quite polished, there’s something pleasingly aggressive about this – more Robert Carlyle than Colin Firth, for example. Plus it would make for an epic after-dinner dram.
Glengoyne have smashed it again”.