Hunter Laing Glengoyne Tasting Notes

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Glengoyne, Scotch Whisky A-G

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glengoyne 1997 (16 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2357/ Dist: Sept 1997 Btl: Feb 2014/ Tasted: Mar 2014

The nose is a bit industrial with (murky) spice, boiled sweets and hints of citrus and burnt caramel.

The palate opens with toasted caramel, which is not quite as burnt as the nose, but it is still fairly industrial in character. Hints of citrus and barley on the middle. The finish is a little short and hot with a botanical finish.

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glengoyne 1995 (21 year old) 50%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: OMC2635/ Dist: Dec 1995 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

Aromas of hard barley, more hard barley and even more hard barley. There is a touch of sweet orange and coffee, but there’s no escaping the distillery character here!

The palate is a little softer with some creamy oak input, however the hard barley is omnipresent! Shirt and a little hot with a dry barley after-taste.


Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glengoyne 2007 (7 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: HEP0040/ Dist: Jun 2007 Btl: June 2014/ Tasted: July 2014

A straw-like nose of white fruit and dried grass. Crisply citrus with hints of sweet barley and vanilla. A hint of white vinegar emerges and becomes rather invasive.

The palate shows some youthful marc-like notes along with straw-like white fruit, rose petals, hard barley and a light coffee note. A little short and tart with a light industrial character.

Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glengoyne 2008 (8 year old) 46%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: HEP0250/ Dist: Jun 2008 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

The nose is a little subdued but barley’d with a light, perfumed apricot edge. Hints of sweet apricot appear along with lightly bitter spice – clove and cinnamon. A little edgy as ‘goyne can be with a touch of green apple.

The palate is supple and barley’d with apricot, green apple, pear and malt. Good, refreshing citrus burst on the middle and quite vibrantly mineral as well. Remaining minerally on the finish with some balancing sweet barley, pepper and light, herbal spice. Surprisingly pleasant!


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