Glengoyne 10 Year £25.29 at Sainsbury's in store - good price for a beautiful whisky!
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Glengoyne 10 Year £25.29 at Sainsbury's in store - good price for a beautiful whisky!

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Found 24th Jan 2013
Cheapest price I have seen for a while on such a phenomenal whisky. Found it in Livingston but not sure if UK wide, I imagine so as on website.
Honestly you have to try it to appreciate its beauty, the whisky is un-peated and its flavour is proof that truly the best whiskys are made using age old techniques and care and attention.

Beautifully clean. Concentrated barley form with rich marmalade sweetness; strong surge of barley follows a firm crisp initial taste. For such a light malt the taste is very long. As the taste continues the oak on your pallet strengthens to compliment the barley. A touch of oil and coffee rounds this dram off as one of the finest.

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For those voting cold...find me a better deal...

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Not as good as Laphroaig of course but not a bad price

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squillion

Not as good as Laphroaig of course but not a bad price



I am still yet to experience Laphroaig, my boss always says too but havnt had the pleasure yet...do you have a recommendation?

I've not tried this stuff and generally enjoy a peated malt. However, after such a fine review I'll give it a try at the price. Heat added

I'm not into whiskey but you sure made it sound good

lagavulin the best whisky but very pricey!

Everyone has their own favourite whisky, 10yo Glengoyne is a very nice one and it's not right to compare it to laphroig or lagavullin since they are Islay malts and are totally different to this lowland malt.

Good deal on a quality whisky

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Andwoo

Everyone has their own favourite whisky, 10yo Glengoyne is a very nice … Everyone has their own favourite whisky, 10yo Glengoyne is a very nice one and it's not right to compare it to laphroig or lagavullin since they are Islay malts and are totally different to this lowland malt.Good deal on a quality whisky



Indeed, and that's the beautiful thing about whisky, is the variety from such a small place that is exported world wide.
I personally love trying new whiskys and this is one of the finer ones, in my opinion. I hope others can try and enjoy and maybe find something new to add to their favorites too :-) As indeed you said, a great deal for this degree of quality, regardless of your preference.

Agreed Andwoo. Good deal, I voted hot

I'll have to give this a taste test at wetherspoons for Burns week

Here is another great whisky at a great price

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dalwhinnie 15yo for £27.50 at asda.

This is one of my favourites. The Distillery is only 7 miles into the West Highland Way and just off the path. As I was powering on I didn't pop in but a few days later I made up for it by sampling a few drams at the Kingshouse Hotel after crossing Rannoch Moor.

I wont pretend to be a Whisky expert or Snob but if you've only ever tried one whisky and decided it was rank try again. For some Islay(Peaty) Malts are rank whilst Mainland Malts are Fantastic and vice versa.

Thanks for posting, we went on a tour of Scotland 11 years ago and visited this Distillery. Great holiday. My husband remembers it was not his favourite as he prefers the peaty taste. However, if I had some spare money I would be in Sainsbury's buying this and giving it a second go!

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dealseaker

Thanks for posting, we went on a tour of Scotland 11 years ago and … Thanks for posting, we went on a tour of Scotland 11 years ago and visited this Distillery. Great holiday. My husband remembers it was not his favourite as he prefers the peaty taste. However, if I had some spare money I would be in Sainsbury's buying this and giving it a second go!



Your welcome :-) You are correct, it does indeed not have a peaty taste as no peat is used in its production, whats left is the clean crisp flavours that are beautifully balanced for such a young whisky. If you do indeed have a few spare pennies I would urge you to give it another go :-)
Thanks for the comment!

My favourite is usually Balvenie Doublewood so I'm wondering if this is going to be a "similar" taste ie. not smokey or peatey ?
Any experts out there that can tell me! :-)

My favourite whisky. Hot for me!!

Thanks OP. Does anyone know if this is nationwide?

This is a nice easy drinking whisky - slightly oaky with spicy, gingery notes and some sweetness.

Andwoo

...are totally different to this lowland malt.



Actually Glengoyne is classified as a Highland malt, though I believe most of the casks are matured in the Lowland region, and it shares more characteristics with Lowland malts than typical Highland ones!

I've never tried peat, does it taste nice?

I've never tried peat, does it taste nice?

aspick

My favourite is usually Balvenie Doublewood so I'm wondering if this is … My favourite is usually Balvenie Doublewood so I'm wondering if this is going to be a "similar" taste ie. not smokey or peatey ?



This won't be smokey or peaty, but will be a different taste to the Doublewood. Both have vanilla and sherry notes in them, but the Glengoyne is lighter, more delicate, grassy with a hint of apple, whilst Doublewood tastes richer, with more biscuit / vanilla notes, orange and spices.

Personally I don't rate Glengoyne that highly, but that's more a comment on their style of whisky rather than the quality, as you can see there are some who love it!

Depending on what you've tried in the past the the Auchentoshan Three Wood, Aberlour a'bunadh and Macallan Fine oak might have enough similarities with Doublewood to interest you whilst staying firmly away from the peat! Google them, read the tasting notes and see if it's what you might like. All can be found discounted in supermarkets at selected times of the year!

JON1X303

I am still yet to experience Laphroaig, my boss always says too but havnt … I am still yet to experience Laphroaig, my boss always says too but havnt had the pleasure yet...do you have a recommendation?



If you like TCP you will like Laphroaig.

Tyranicus66

If you like TCP you will like Laphroaig.



agreed...a bit too medicinal

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RufusA

Actually Glengoyne is classified as a Highland malt, though I believe … Actually Glengoyne is classified as a Highland malt, though I believe most of the casks are matured in the Lowland region, and it shares more characteristics with Lowland malts than typical Highland ones!



That is correct, the distillery is in the highlands, in fact it is the lowest highland distillery in Scotland.
Across the road is where they mature the whisky in their casks, this is in the lowlands so you literally couldn't be closer.
I've just been and bought 3 bottles myself and its amazing!

This is a very nice dram indeed

Jimbo123

I've never tried peat, does it taste nice?



It's a rich smokey flavour.

It's usually like marmite for a lot of people but I think you can grow to love it. I didn't like it at all when I first started drinking whisky but by just tasting many different kinds you can find some with a more gentle peat flavour. Island whiskies such as Highland Park and coastal highlands such as Oban can be a good start. It was Talisker that really changed my mind about peaty whisky and Ardbeg that made me love it.

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Jimbo123

I've never tried peat, does it taste nice?



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