Another surprise at the old LCBO. The Glengoyne 10 year old single malt. Thought I'd had it before and I very well might have but I'd never recorded my impressions. It's a mid 50 dollar bottle from the highlands so I was pretty comfortable taking a run at it.
The first whiff is subtle. Ice totally overpowers any fragrance so you have to work hard to pick up subtle notes of sea air and a faint caramel. Add that to a light colour and I'm not expecting a very dynamic drink tasting.
The taste delivers though. Nothing in your face but a smooth delivery that blooms into a smokey, light wood after-taste. The burn down the throat is gradual and doesn't over power. Very pleasant overall. A smooth, easy to drink, malt. A little plainer than my favoured Aberlour 12 but a great bottle to have on hand any day of the week.
Smooth and pleasant. 4 shots!