|Glengoyne plus the boys Philip and Daniel|
Our hosts for the evening, Daniel Millhouse and Philip Mack, proceeded to take us on a small tour of what is Glengoyne Distillery before digging straight in to the 6 whiskies on tasting: 10 Year Old; 12 Year Old; 15 Year Old; Cask Strength; 18 Year Old; 21 Year Old. In amongst our tasting a wide selection of finger foods were to hit the tables quelling our appetites and in some cases emphasising flavour profiles.
|Those fine foods served amongst the evenings tastings|
For me0 I have always found Glengoyne as a fine spirit with very delicate nuances easily lost when tasting against other much more full bodied whiskies. In the past I have only every had a Glengoyne at times when other whiskies have been tasted, such as at The Whisky Show, or at locations like Dan Murphy’s when I may have been tasting wine prior. In either circumstance the outcome was not entirely pleasant or the delicate nature of the whisky was completely lost making it almost taste like water. Having been able to do a tasting like this really has emphasised to me this is a whisky to be truly appreciated on its own with good company and light foods.
Pinnacle Liquor Group and distributing via Dan Murphy’s stores (all facets of the greater Woolworths Limited). You may be able to pick up Glengoyne at other resellers though to access the full range day in day out hit up your local Dan Murphy’s. Let us also not ignore pricing as Dan Murphy’s is delivering some exceptional markers for a whisky of this quality. Glengoyne 10yo starts at $69.99, Cask Strength at $98.99 (very good value), 18yo at $148.99, through to the 21yo at $221.90.
Thanks to Glengoyne, Dan Murphy’s Double Bay, and of course Daniel and Phillip for a great night.
D.T.W.C. was invited as a guest this event. All views and opinions are our own unless otherwise stated.