Douglas McGibbon Glengoyne Tasting Notes

Posted: November 24, 2011 in Glengoyne, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glengoyne 1998 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0725/ Dist Sept 1998 Btl: Nov 2011/ Tasted: Nov 2011

A fresh and fruity nose. Slightly tropical with melon and banana aromas being particularly prominent. Slightly gristy with a touch of oak. 

The palate opens with the tart citrus followed by some lovely, soft vanilla and white chocolate. On the middle some sweet, gristy barley puts in an appearance and finishes with a return of the granity, sharp citrus with a sprinkling of salt. All in all quite pleasant.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glengoyne 1999 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0765/ Dist Dec 1999 Btl: Jan 2012/ Tasted: Jan 2012

A rather murky and industrial nose. Oily cereal and burnt caramel along with a slight dried grass note. The palate is not quite as industrial as the nose would lead you to believe, but it’s still rather hard going. Citrus, grass, a touch of creamy oak and a slightly spiced finish.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glengoyne 1999 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0958/ Dist: Dec 1999 Btl: Dec 2012/ Tasted: Jan 2013

A fresh and lightly grassy nose with hints of caramel and lightly toasted barley. 

The palate is soft an lightly oiled with hints of fudge, malt and barley. Relatively straightforward but pleasant with the barley note lingering.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glengoyne 1999 (13 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0972/ Dist: Dec 1999 Btl: Mar 2013/ Tasted: Apr 2013

Sharp citrus and herbal aromas greet the nose as do plenty of stony, granity notes. Still quite young with just a suggestion of rose petal marc, but very peppery. Actually its quite pleasant for a Bourbon aged Glengoyne! 

The palate begins like the nose, very citric and mineral. Some sweet barley and malt add body. Pleasantly spicy on the middle, filling out rather well with a liquor like Seville orange character emerging. The sweetness moves into an almost icing sugar like demeanour, but the minerality and citrus notes, to a certain extent balances but it still finishes rather sweetly.

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