Fruity on the nose with red apples and pears, followed by sweet honey and vanilla. Spiciness arrives with cinnamon, mixed with chocolatey notes and a touch of oak in the back.
Nicely sweet and fruity on the palate with creamy vanilla, apples, pears and apricots. Then a warming spiciness arrives with cinnamon, white pepper and oak before creamy honey and again vanilla take over, leading to a smooth finish.
The finish is medium long, slightly warm and sweet with malted barley, cinnamon and apple peel.
There's more spicy notes coming through when a few drops of water are added while the delicate fruitiness remains stable. Creamy and sweet on the palate with vanilla and barley sugar, followed by a clear spicy note of pepper, nutmeg and oak. Slightly drier with oaky tannins. The finish shows medium length with a warming spicy core of nutmeg, cinnamon and oak.
A delicate 10 year old single malt bottled from a single refill hogshead from the Glengoyne distillery with a sweet and fruity core, nicely wrapped in warming spices. A perfect independent presentation of the style of this Highland distillery - enticing and good value for money.