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Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old and Glass

Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old and Glass

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Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old: A Savouring Sipping Experience

Unveiling a bottle of Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old is a delightful invitation to slow down and appreciate the finer things. This single malt Scotch whisky, bottled with a branded glass for a complete tasting experience, embodies the Glengoyne distillery's philosophy of patience and precision. Matured for twelve years in traditional oak casks, the Time Keeper offers a captivating journey for the senses, brimming with character and complexity.

On the Eye:

The Glengoyne Time Keeper presents a beautiful natural, rich gold colour. Holding the glass aloft reveals a vibrant, sun-kissed hue that hints at the whisky's depth and maturity. The colour is a testament to the time spent maturing in casks, allowing the spirit to gently extract rich golden tones.

On the Nose:

The first inhale invites you into a world of sweet orchard fruits and delicate hints of spice. A wave of ripe toffee apples greets you initially, followed by a touch of acacia honey adding a touch of floral sweetness. As the aroma unfolds, notes of juicy nectarine bathed in syrup emerge, intertwined with a whisper of toasted barley, hinting at the spirit's malty foundation.

On the Palate:

The initial sip of the Time Keeper delivers a smooth and rounded mouthfeel, coating the palate with a delightful richness. The promised orchard fruits translate beautifully, with flavours of over-ripe grapes mingling with honeyed sweetness. Hints of vanilla and creamy coconut milk peek through, adding a luxurious depth to the experience. The influence of the oak casks becomes apparent with a gentle touch of spice, offering a pleasant warmth that lingers on the tongue. Subtle hints of chocolate ice cream add a touch of playful indulgence, making the Time Keeper a truly captivating dram.

The Finish:

The Glengoyne Time Keeper boasts a long and satisfying finish. The sweetness from the honey and fruit notes fades gradually, leaving behind a touch of oaky spice and a lingering hint of coffee. The finish is wonderfully oily, creating a luxurious mouthfeel that encourages you to savour every drop.

Serving Suggestions:

To fully appreciate the intricacies of the Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old, serving it neat is highly recommended. This allows the whisky's aroma and flavour profile to unfold organically.

  • The Classic Neat Pour:  Pour a measure of the Time Keeper into the provided branded glass. Let the whisky rest for a few minutes to allow it to breathe and release its full aroma. Swirl the glass gently and take a sip, savouring the journey of flavours on your palate.
  • A Touch of Water:  For those who prefer a slightly subdued experience, adding a few drops of cool, filtered water can open up the spirit further. The water helps to release some of the higher alcohol notes, allowing the subtler flavours to emerge. Experiment by adding a few drops at a time until you find your perfect balance.

Food Pairing:

The Glengoyne Time Keeper pairs exceptionally well with a variety of sweet and savoury options:

  • Cheese:  Creamy cheeses like Brie or a mature cheddar will complement the whisky's sweetness and richness.
  • Desserts:  Pair the Time Keeper with fruit-based desserts like apple pie or a crème brûlée for a harmonious combination.
  • Chocolate:  Dark chocolate, particularly with a touch of sea salt, creates an interesting textural contrast and enhances the chocolatey notes in the whisky's finish.
  • Cigars:  For a truly luxurious experience, consider pairing the Glengoyne Time Keeper with a mild cigar. Choose a cigar with subtle flavours that won't overpower the whisky's delicate profile.

In Conclusion:

The Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old is a testament to the distillery's dedication to quality and craftsmanship. This single malt Scotch whisky offers a delightful symphony of flavours, from sweet orchard fruits and honeyed notes to hints of spice and a touch of oak. Presented with a branded glass for a complete tasting experience, the Time Keeper is an exceptional choice for whisky enthusiasts and anyone seeking a truly savouring sipping experience.

Purchase the Glengoyne Time Keeper 12 Year Old with Glass today at The General Wine Co. and embark on a delightful journey of taste.


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