Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has released Batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength expression - the first ever expression in the series that has been 100% matured in sherry oak casks.
Bottled un-chillfiltered at its natural strength of 59.8%, Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 6 has been created from a combination of first fill European oak sherry casks, American oak sherry butts and refill sherry butts.
Katy Macanna, Brand Manager for Glengoyne, owned by Ian MacLeod Distillers, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to introduce Cask Strength No. 6, the first ever exclusively sherry oak-matured expression in the Cask Strength Series. As tradition dictates for the Glengoyne Collection, this single malt has a deep golden colour, created by time and cask alone.“This most pure of expressions, with its unwavering quality and intense flavours of demerara sugar and gooseberry, imparted from years in sherry oak casks, is sure to delight whisky lovers around the world.”
It's the sixth batch of Glengoyne's Cask Strength single malt, and once again they've produced an absolute belter of a whisky. It packs a punchy flavour profile of sherried malt and baking spices, with a twist of orange tucked away. Aces.
Nose: Malty, barley-led nose with hints of cracked black peppercorns and pimento. Stewed fruit – particularly apple and pear, and candy floss. Buttery too, with notes of butterscotch and caramel.
Palate: Baked apple and pear, doused in honey and baking spices. Intense ground almond notes, and a rich, thick malt core.
Finish: Oaky, spiced finish. Cracking barley malt and zesty orange peel on the tail.