Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Glengoyne Deek's Choice 1999
Highland Single Malt Whisky
Following the successes of the releases chosen by the people of Glengoyne Distillery (Glengoyne Stillman's Choice malts of 2005, the Mashman's Choice of 2006) this is part of the 2007 selection from the warehouseman(Derrick 'Deek' Morrison) engineer (William 'Billy' Edmiston) and the distillery manager (Robbie Hughes). Maybe 2008 will see Tour Guide's Choice, Gardener's Choice, or Iain Weir(Marketing Director)'s choice?
This was distilled January 11, 1999, filled into a refill hogshead that yielded 316 bottles when disgorged September 2007. For all Glengoynes had on the mission click HERE.
Light, lively and somehow smells healthy; barley and raw corn, bean sprouts, vitamin tablets, all stuff found in a health food store. Sweetness of orange syrup in the background with candied apples, almonds, and more.
Chewy and fresh with a great mouthfeel. Oatmeal cookies, vanilla extract, marzipan, challah, and coffee cake all make early appearances. Cinnamon, ginger, and instant coffee flavours come with a tightening in the palate, all finishing with a long breath of fresh oak with surges of spice.
Was very impressed by the malty and candied nose, and the spicy palate. Very appetising and complex for such a young spirit, although it is subtle and could fool one into thinking it simple. Not the case with this juvie. Slowly developing in the glass and on the palate. A real pleasure to sit and sip.
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