At once brings sherry sweetness. There are dried fruits, Christmas cake and hints of oak and vanilla. The addition of a few drops of water changes the nose. With the water, the Glengoyne 21 yo nose brings more fresh fruit.
This is quite a spicy whisky on the palette. It is wonderfully smooth and rich. Mixed with the spiciness, there are notes of sherry, oak and honey sweetness. The Glengoyne 21 yo balances the sweetness with the spicy to create a warming and comforting taste. There are hints of barley, vanilla and toffee.
Long and lingering and just goes on and on. It is a full-bodied whisky that ends in notes of spice, oak and ginger. John actually forgot to finish his notes and had to pour a second glass just to finish the tasting notes.