Whisky Focus - Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007


11th April 2019
Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 7 features a small portion of Bourbon barrel natured whisky amongst its usual combination of first-fill European and American oak Oloroso sherry casks, refill casks.

If you are a fan of the Glengoyne Cask Strength series then you will be pleased to hear the the distillery has announced the release of the Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007, no link to James Bond 007 this is simply how Glengoyne print their batch numbers.

The Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 is slightly different to previous releases in the series, it is the first to feature a small proportion of bourbon barrel matured whisky in the cask recipe so it may be an interesting one for fans of this series to see how the bourbon barrel contribution impacts the style and flavour of the whisky.

Bottled un-chillfiltered at 58.9% ABV, Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 has been crafted using a combination of first-fill European and American oak Oloroso sherry casks, refill casks and bourbon barrels.

The distillery tells me that the Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 boasts a fruity, malty flavour profile, featuring notes of cinnamon, orange, peaches and honey. Its warm amber-gold hue is imparted from time and wood alone. This commitment to natural colour is only possible because of Glengoyne's wood policy which sees sherry casks embark on a 6 year journey before Glengoyne’s new-make spirit is filled into the oak.

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 follows the launch last month of the Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter One, the first new global release from Glengoyne Distillery since October 2017.

John Glass, Malt Master at Glengoyne Distillery, said:

"The bourbon parcel we used in the distillation of Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 brought in a sweetness and a burst of vanilla, which adds a roundness and depth to this sherry-dominant whisky. The bourbon plays a light, but important, part in the overall cask recipe."

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 will retail at £59.99 per 70cl bottle, and will be available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 007 Review


Bottled at 58.9% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Apple crumble, cinnamon and orange, digestive biscuits, malty heart with almond.

Palate: Thick mouth feel, spicy with banana, sweet sherry, peach, honey and crisped rice.

Finish: Very long, with appealing oak and fruit.
 

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