|Glengoyne, Forty Years Old (Scotland) |
Glengoyne Forty Years old single malt is
the oldest release from the Stirlingshire distillery and just 250 bottles are available. Maturation took place in an ex-sherry butt, and packaging is lavish, to say the least. If you fancy trying a nip, rather than
spending a sum than could get you 125 bottles of Glengoyne 10-year-old, the Lake of Monteith Hotel in Perthshire (www.lake-hotel.com) is the only UK outlet selling the 40-year-old by the dram from its exclusive
Malt Vault bar. However, the cost is £450 for the first one and £220 for any subsequent measures! Rich and slightly greasy on the nose; candlewax, sherry-soaked sultanas and raisins. Soft caramel. Full-bodied,
smooth on the palate, with honey, fresh fruits, more caramel and a hint of smoke. Long, velvety and remarkably fresh and non-tannic in the fudgy finish. 45.9% ABV, 70cl, £3,750.00, specialist whisky merchants.