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GLENGOYNE  

10 years old

40 %     INFO      
THE UNPEATED MALT
from The Southern Highlands
Lang Brothers Limited, Dumgoyne
The Old 'Glen Guin'.

GLENGOYNE  

17 years old

43 %            
THE UNPEATED MALT
from The Southern Highlands
Lang Brothers Limited, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE  

12 years old

57,2 %           
Cask Strength, 1000 PROOF
Bottled: 2004
Natural Colour
Unchill-Filtered
from The Southern Highlands
Lang Brothers Limited, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE   

27 years old

57,0 %                 
SINGLE CASK 1
From The Southern Highlands
Distilled 1971
Bottled 1998
Cask No. 4678
594 bottles
Lang Brothers, Glengoyne.

GLENGOYNE   

16 years old

53,5 %  INFO           
SCOTTISH OAK WOOD FINISH
Bottled: 2001
Limited Edition
5000 Bottles
Lang Brothers, Glengoyne

GLENGOYNE    

15 years old

43 %      INFO       
SCOTTISH OAK WOOD FINISH
Single Highland Malt
Scotch Whisky
Limited Edition
Numbered Bottles
Lang Brothers Ltd, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE  

25 years old 43 %            
1967
CHRISTMAS DAY
NINETEEN SIXTY SEVEN VINTAGE

Distilled on Christmas Day 1967
Bottled August 1992
Reserve Stock Limited Edition
2500 Genummerde flessen
Lang Brothers Limited, Glengoyne, Scotland

GLENGOYNE  

25 years old

50,3 %            
THE 1968 VINTAGE RESERVE
Cask Strenght
Distilled 8th April  1968
Limited Edition
4500 Genummerde flessen
Lang Brothers Limited,  Glengoyne, Scotland

GLENGOYNE  

25 years old

47%                   
THE 1969
UNFILTERED VINTAGE RESERVE

Distilled 16th July 1969
Bottled: 1994
Limited Edition
2742 Genummerde flessen
Lang Brothers Limited, Glengoyne, Scotland

GLENGOYNE  

26 years old

48,5 %                  
1970 VINTAGE RESERVE
Distilled on Friday 27th March 1970
Bottled Friday 27th March 1996
Limited Edition
1200 Genummerde flessen
Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE   

over 25 years old

48,5 %           
1971 VINTAGE
Distilled Monday 27th December 1971
Limited Edition
2100 Genummerde flessen
Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE   geen leeftijd vermelding 51,3 % INFO
"GRAND  FATHER's  CLOCK"
2000  AD
Limited Edition
2000 Genummerde flessen
Lang Brothers Limited, Glengoyne

GLENGOYNE  

21 years old

43 %          
THE UNPEATED MALT
From The Southern Highlands
Lang Brothers Limited,   Dumgoyne,   Scotland

GLENGOYNE   

1969  

55,3%         INFO         
AUTUMN  LIMITED  RELEASE

Distilled in Autumn 1969
Lang Brothers Limited,
Dumgoyne, Scotland

GLENGOYNE   

1972  

55,0%       INFO            
SPRING LIMITED RELEASE
Distilled in Spring 1972
Lang Brothers Limited,
Dumgoyne, Scotland

GLENGOYNE   

8 years old

55,6 %    INFO            
SINGLE  CASK  SCOTCH  MALT
WHISKY
Date distilled Jul 96
Date Bottled Mar 05
FIRST  BOTTLING
Society Cask code 123.1
Outturn 310 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'A fascinating experiment'

GLENGOYNE      

Aged  19 years

55,8 %      INFO        
S   C
SINGLE CASK LIMITED EDITION

Distillation Date: 24th October  1985
Bottling Date: June 2005
Wood Type Refill sherry
Cask no.   1227
697 Numbered Bottled
Natural Colour
Unchill-Filtered
Distilled, Matured & Bottled by
Lang Brothers Ltd, Dumgoyne
The Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE       

Aged  14 years

57,2 %         
S   C
SINGLE   CASK
LIMITED EDITION
VINTAGE CLARET FINISH 1991

Distilled May 1991
Bottled April 2006
Cask Number 90475
300 Bottles
Distilled, Matured and Bottled by
Lang Brothers Limited, Dumgoybe
Distilled at Glengoyne
Matured and Bottled by Lang Brothers Ltd,
Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE
Nurtured then Matured for
15 years  

43 %                                   
Glen of the Wild geese
Come of age at Dumgoyne
From time and oak casks alone
Tradition Preserved
Unhurried since 1833
Highland Single malt Scotch Whisky
Natural Colour
Distilled. Matured & Bottled by
Lang Brothers Ltd, Dumgoyne

GLENGOYNE
Nurtered the matured for
10 years  

40 %                                  
Unhurried since 1833
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Natural Colour
From Time and Oak Casks Alone
Tradition, Preserved
Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager
Distilled, matured & Bottled by
Lang Brothers Ltd, Dumgoyne

Highland Malt
The Southern Highlands
GLENGOYNE  (1833


Dumgoyne, Stirlingshire. Licentiehouder: Lang Brothers Limited. Eigendom van Robertson & Baxter Ltd.


Gebouwd door Archibald McLellan in 1833 als Glenguin distilleerderij . Glengoyne was ook enige tijd bekend onder de namen Burnfoot en Dumgoyne. Glengoyne is Keltisch en betekent vallei van de ganzen.
In 1876 werden Alexander en Gavin Lang, whisky-, rum- en wijnhandelaren te Glasgow de eigenaars en vanaf toen werd de distilleerderij Glengoyne genoemd.


Glengoyne
ligt 18 kilometer ten noorden van Glasgow en precies op de denkbeeldige lijn die loopt van Greenock naar Dundee, de 'Highland Line', die Schotland verdeelt in de Lowlands en Highlands.
Glengoyne is een kleine distilleerderij, tot de verbouwing in 1966 kon men 826.000 liter spirit per jaar produceren, nu 1.50.000 liter per jaar.


Glengoyne is gelegen in een kleine Glen en wegens gebrek aan ruimte koopt men de mout sinds 1910 al van elders in.
Het water voor Glengoyne komt van de Carron Valley, dat regenwater verzameld van de heuvels ten noorden van de distilleerderij.
Er is 100 liter water nodig om 70 cl Glengoyne Single Malt Whisky te produceren. De gebruikte gerstsoorten zijn Golden Promise en Chariot. De gebruikte mout wordt niet geturfrookt.
Er zijn drie ketels, een Wash Still van 16.500 liter en twee Low Wine Stills van elk 5000 liter.
De ketels worden indirekt verhit met stoom en na twee keer te zijn gedistilleerd komt de drank met 71-72 % uit de ketels, waarna de whisky wordt aangelengd met water van de Carron vallei tot 63,5 %.
Opslagkapaciteit is ongeveer 10.000 vaten met 5.000.000 liter whisky.
'The Angel Share' is 2 % per jaar.

Er wordt gelagerd in sherry vaten.
Er werken met inbegrip van de manager 13 mensen in de distilleerderij .
In 1965 wordt Lang Brothers Limited onderdeel van Robertson & Baxter Ltd, heel bekende en beroemde wijnhandelaren en whiskyblenders te Glasgow, waarin Highland Distillers sinds 1948 een groot belang hebben.
In September 1993 koopt Grand Metropolitan (GrandMet) samen met Robertson & Baxter de laatste onafhankelijke graandistilleerderij, North British.


GrandMet en R & B waren al voor 38 % medeeigenaar van North British, voor de resterende aandelen werd £ 50.000.000 betaald.
The Langs founded Lang Brothers Limited in 1861 and, in order to ensure continuity of quality supplies of malt for their blended whisky, the company bought Glengoyne Distillery in 1876.

Fiercely independent, Langs formed partnerships with Robertson & Baxter, Macallan, North British Distillery, Berry Brothers and Highland Distillers to protect themselves from the predatory nature of, in particular, The Distillers Company Limited.


Each of the partners held a shareholding in the other companies, making a hostile takeover extremely difficult to execute.
In 1965 the company became a whollyowned subsidiary of Robertson & Baxter, whose public persona is now the Edrington Group.


Voorjaar 1999 kregen de Edrington Group en Highland Distillers verschil van mening over het niet of wel aanhouden van de beursnotering.
September 1999 wordt bekend dat Edrington en William Grant & Sons samen Highland Distillers overnemen.
De naam van de nieuwe onderneming luidt: The 1887 Company, wat slaat op het stichtingsjaar van Highland Distillers.
Edrington verkrijgt 70 %-, William Grant & Sons 30 % van de aandelen.


Zomer 2003
Ian Macleod & Co te Broxburn neemt Glengoyne over met de voorraden en de merknaam Langs.

Glengoyne is situated little more than a dozen miles from Glasgow, just south of the village of Killearn, in 'Rob Roy' country.
It is an attractive distillery with a traditional look and feel to it, and despite its comparative proximity to the city, the location in a wooded glen at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill could hardly be bettered.
The Glengoyne Burn flows from Dumgoyne Hill into the distillery site by way of a dramatic, 50 foot high waterfall and is used for cooling purposes before being sent on its way to nearby Loch Lomond.
Glengoyne was first licensedin 1833, but it is believed that distilling on the site predates that and certainly the area was once a hotbed for smuggling.
In 1866 local historian Guthrie Smith wrote that during the early years of the 19th century, 'the smoke of 13 illicit stills' was visible in the vicinity.
The distillery was built by George Connell, who leased the land on which it was constructed, and the licence was held by members of the MacLellan family for many years.
Originally christened Glenguin, the distillery was known as Burnfoot at the time when it was bought by Lang Brothers Ltd in 1876. They changed the name back to Glenguin, or Glen Guin, and the present spelling was adopted around 1905.
A programme of modernisation and expansion was undertaken following the acquisition of Lang Brothers Ltd by the Robertson & Baxter Group in 1965 and a third still was added during reconstruction work in 1966/67.
One of the original warehouses built by George Connel still stands today, and serves as the shop and visitor reception area, which plays host to around 0 people each year.
Eight working warehouses have a capacity of nearly two million litres, or 4,5 million bottles of spirit.
The geolical Highland Fault Line which separates Lowland and Highland distilleries runs below the A 81 road from Glasgow to Aberfoyle in front of Glengoyne. This means that although the whisky is made in the Highlands, it matured in the Lowlands, as Glengoyne's warehouses are to the south-west of the A 81.
Robertson & Baxter is now part of the Edrington Group and under their ownership, a great deal of Glengoyne found its way into Langs Supreme and other blends.


Then, in April 2003, the distillery and a significant amount of maturing stock were acquired by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. Although the firm was founded om 1936 by Leonard Russell, it had never owned a distillery before Glengoyne. The third generation Leonard Russel is currently managing director of the Broxburn-based blending and bottling business, best known for its Isle of Skye blended Scotch Whisky.
The purchase of Glengoyne has given Ian Macleod a 'flagship' single malt with clear growth potential, the option for a reciprocal trading of new fillings, which is attractive to any blender and a particularly pictureque focal point for the business.
The distillery boasts a capacity of 1,2 million litres per annum and Leonard Russel says 'We've doubled distilling output and we're still not working at 100 per cent capacity. We've increased the number of mashes per week and we still have nine whisky-makers as before.
'The stocks were the biggest part of the acquisition and we continue to make whisky exactly the same way at Glengoyne, using Golden Promise barley'.
Low in yield but high in quality, Golden Promise has been largely abondoned by distillers, with the exception of Glengoyne and The Macallan.

Not only is the variety of barley unusual, but so is the fact that during malting no 'peat reek' is introduced. Barley destined for Glengoyne is dried solely using warm air, as has long been the case. Given the use of unpeated malt, Glengoyne is perhaps stylistically closer to a Lowland than a Highland single malt and it is sometimes likened in character to the triple-distilled Auchentoshan.
Indeed, although standard 'double' distillation has long been the norm at Glengoyne, after visiting the distillery during 1880s while researching his epic The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, Alfred Barnard wrote 'We may here mention that the Spirits are distilled three times by the various processes of working in the Distillery'.
Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd use the promotinal slogan 'The authentic taste of malt whisky untainted by peat smoke'.
'The real taste of malt' is our whole platform for marketing the whisky', explains Leonard Russel, nothing that the lack of peat alloows the true character of malt to come through in the whisky, described as 'clear, bright, subtle, yet delicate'.
Certainly there is a creamy, fruity, floral, malt character to the finished product and its undoubted smoothness is attributed by its makers to the fact that the three stills with their distinctive 'boil balls' are run very slowly.
2003   Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd buys the distillery plus the brand Langs from the
          Edrington Group (formerly Robertson & Baxter) for £ 7.2 million
2004   The first new whisky after Ian MacLeod's acquisition is launched in September,
          a 12 year old cask strenght.
2005   Relaunch of Scottish Oak Finish 15 years old. Limited Editions of a 19 year old,
          a 32 year old and a 37 year old cask strenght are launched.
Kapaciteit: 1.100.000 liter spirit per jaar

SCOTTISH OAK WOOD FINISH
In Scotland as a whole there was always a shortage of suitable trees. Good specimens were highly prized by shipwrights; smaller and older trees by furniture-makers; indigenous woods of any size were coppiced to provide charcoal for iron smelters.
As demand for whisky casks increased after about 1850, distillers and blenders turned to Europe, and in particular to 'second-hand' casks which had come into the country filled with wine, principally (but not exclusively) sherry.
Only after World War 11 did the trade in ex-bourbon barrels develop, although now casks from this source account for 90 % of the wood coming into the system, around 20 casks per annum.
So today the Scottish cooper's job is largely to rebuilt and repair casks - which is not to say they cannot raise casks from scratch, it is just that they rarely have the opportunity.
George Espey, Managing Director of The Clyde Cooperage, the company which built the new Scottish oak casks for Glengoyne, says he was 'very excited to be part of the Scottish Oak project, which would ultimately lead, probably for the first time, to a totally 'Made in Scotland' Scotch. And because of the limited supply of Scottish iak, and its cost, it will probably be the last time, as well!'
Glengoyne is part of the Edrington Group, and the dream of using Scottish oak was made possible when a former director of the company offered a small stand of trees from his estate in Angus. The trees were between 120 and 200 years old. They were felled in the autumn of 1998, and because there was no sawmill nearby, the trunks were quartered on site, using portable band-saws.
Traditionally, Scottish oak (and European oak geberally) is split rather than saw, but the wastage involved is huge. As it was, only two-thirds of the oak felled (14,5 cubic metres) was of sufficient quality to be used.
The quartered pieces then went to Lochwinnoch for milling into stave lenghts and air drying. By the end of 1998 moisture content had dropped from 30 % to around 20 %, but it proved impossible to bring it down much further by this traditional method, owing to the dampness of the climate, so a year later the stave lenghts were finished by kiln drying to 16 % moisture.
The staves were jointed and the casks raised and 'toasted' with a medium char in November 1999.
Thirty-one hogsheads were made, in all. First they were filled with grain whisky for four months, to season the wood and extract unwanted 'woodiness'. Then twenty-one casks were filled with new make Glengoyne and fifteen with mature whisky at 15 years old. They were left for a year, then vatted and re-racked into well-used marrying casks to mingle their flavours and settle down.
These casks were bottled in July 2001 at an average cask strenght of 53,5 %, without chill filtration, and yielded 0 70 cl bottles.

GLENGOYNE  (1833 started as Burnfoot, in 1876 changed in Glengyne, and
                        changes again in1905, now Glengoyne - 1965) ( 1965 -

28 June 2011

Ian Macleod Distiilers buys Tamdhu Distillery from Edrington, also the former owner
of  Glengoyne.

Since purchasing Glengoyne Distillery in 2003, Ian Macleod Distillers has more than
doubled sales of Glengoyne Single Malt.

Ian Macleod has built four additional maturation warehouses, capable of housing
up to 5 million litres and has invested in the visitor experience with renovations
and improvenents increasing  visitor numbers to nearly 50,000.

The Glengoyne Brand is currently promoting a new long - term marketing initiative
based  on the fact that Glengoyne is 'distilled more slowly than any other Scotch
Whisky for the highest quality' and is investing upwards of one million pound in the
U.K. drive alone over the next two years.

Up to six years from oak forest to highland distillery, that is how long it takes
before sherry casks are finally ready to receive our spirit. However, the journey has just begun.

Time and  wood work together over the nexr fifteen years - within the cool darkness
of our traditional, earth - floored warehouses. Here away from sight. The light amber
hue develops, along with a lingering oak finish, making Glengoyne 15 year old the
perfect  balance of traditional skills and barley dried by air, never peat.

All in good time
Our stills are Scotland's slowest, unhurried, our new spirit benefits from the gentlest of
journey'- developing the unique Glengoyne flavor.

Patience, Stillman  
We dry our barley by air, never peat. This unlocks the subtle, complex flavours of slow
distillation and exquisite wood.

Unpeated, Mashman
The amber hue of Glengoyne 15 year old comes from tome and wood alone, why would
we add anything else?

Natural colour, Malt master

GLENGOYNE  15 year 43 %
Hand selected sherry casks - the home for almost all the spirit that will become
Glengoyne 15 year old
Oak casks, Copper, Jerez, Spain
Fine casks need space to breathe, we stack them just three high, in the cool darkness
of our stone - built warehouses.

Maturation, Warehouseman

We've been learning our trade since 1833, why change something that took generations
to perfect ?

It runs a combination of long (and very long) fermentations, while distillation in its three stills (one wash, two spirit) is extremely slow. All of the stills have boil bulbs, which increases the amount of copper availability, while the gentle heating of the wash and spirit also helps to maximise the amount of time the alcohol vapour can play with the copper. This maximising of reflux produces a gentle, sweet, and fruity new make.

There is however sufficient weight in the spirit to be able to balance with maturation in ex-Sherry butts – a signature of Edrington’s distilleries – which has been retained by Ian MacLeod.


A distillery has stood on this site since 1833, when the Edmonstone family (the main landowner of the area) began production, passing control to the MacLelland family in the 1850s who, in turn, sold it to the Glasgow-based blender Lang Bros in 1876. It was they who changed the distillery’s original name, Burnfoot, to Glen Guin which was anglicised to Glengoyne in 1905.

It played a vital role within Lang Brothers' blends [the best known being Supreme] and those of Robertson & Baxter (now Edrington). The latter firm bought Lang Brothers. in 1965.

Single malt bottlings began in the early 1990s, when Glengoyne was sold as 'the unpeated malt', while much was also made of the fact that, geographically, the distillery is in the Highlands while its warehouses, directly across the road, are in the Lowlands.

Edrington considered it surplus to its requirements in 2003, selling it to Ian MacLeod for £7.2m. Its new owner has subsequently (and successfully) focused on developing the brand as a single malt and the distillery as a multifunctional tourist destination. It now gets in excess of 50,000 visitors a year.

1833
The Edmonstone family acquires a license to distil
1851
The distillery, named Burnfoot, is sold to John MacLelland
1876
Burnfoot is acquired by Lang Bros, which changed the name to Glen Guin
1905
The distillery is officially known as Glengoyne
1965
Lang Bros becomes part of the Robertson & Baxter Group (later Edrington)
1966
The distillery is rebuilt with an additional still, bringing it to a total of three (one wash; two spirit)
2003
Ian Macleod buys Glengoyne and the Langs brand from Edrington for £7.2m
2012
Glengoyne 15 and 18-year-olds are released alongside a no-age-statement cask strength expression


CAPACITY (MLPA) i
1.1
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
Up to 56hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
First-fill sherry and bourbon 63.5%, others 69.8%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
3.72
HEAT SOURCE i
Stainless steel pans fed from gas boiler
MALT SPECIFICATION i
0ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Simpson's
MASH TUN TYPE i
Traditional
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
0ppm
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
71%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
30%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
3,800
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Ball with Lyne arm descending
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
5,000
STILLS i
3
WAREHOUSING i
Dunnage and pallet
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,666
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Ball with Lyne arm descending
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
16,620
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
19,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
6
WATER SOURCE i
Loch Carron for process, Blairgar Burn for cooling
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry M and MX
OWNERS

Ian Macleod Distillers
2003 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

The Edrington Group
1999 - 2003
Robertson & Baxter Group
1965 - 1999
Lang Brothers
1876 - 1965
Archibald MacLelland
1872 - 1876
John MacLelland
1851 - 1872
George Connell
1833 - 1851

NEW GLENGOYNE CASK STRENGTH IS SHERRY FIRST
May 2018
Highland single malt Glengoyne has released the sixth batch of its Cask Strength expression – and the first to be 100% matured in ex-Sherry casks.

Glengoyne Cask Strength No 6
Amber glow: Glengoyne Cask Strength No 6 owes its colour to Sherry cask maturation
Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No 6 includes whiskies matured in a combination of first-fill European oak Sherry casks, American oak Sherry butts and refill Sherry butts.

Bottled at its natural strength of 59.8% abv without chill filtration or artificial colour, the NAS (no age statement) single malt is said to have ‘intense flavours of Demerara sugar and gooseberry’ on the palate.

‘We are absolutely delighted to introduce Cask Strength No 6, the first ever exclusively Sherry oak-matured expression in the Cask Strength series,’ said Katy Macanna, brand manager for Glengoyne at distillery owner Ian Macleod Distillers.

‘As tradition dictates for the Glengoyne Collection, this single malt has a deep golden colour, created by time and cask alone.’

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No 6 has a UK recommended retail price of £54.99 for a 70cl bottle

1820
BEGINNINGS
Safe from the reach of the law, George Connell begins distilling in secret at Burnfoot Farm – where you’ll find today’s Glengoyne Distillery. The hidden waterfall and its miniature glen make it easy for George to escape the notice of the Exciseman. He’s not the first to distil here illegally – it’s reckoned George learned the stillman’s art from his grandfather

IAN MACLEOD DISTILLERS
Ian Macleod Distillers is based at Broxburn, West Lothian, and owns Glengoyne distillery in Stirlingshire and Tamdhu distillery at Knockando on Speyside. Its principal blended brands are Isle of Skye, Smokehead and King Robert, though a range of independent bottlings are also undertaken under the ‘As We Get it’ Chieftain’s and Dun Bheagan banners. As the world’s 10th largest Scotch whisky company, Macleod’s produce and sell over 15 million bottles of spirits every year.

The firm is a major supplier to the ‘buyers’ own brand’ market and has provided own-label spirits to some of Europe's largest supermarket groups for over 40 years. Macleod’s owns 50% of Broxburn Bottlers, with the other 50% being held by J&G Grant of Glenfarclas. The chairman of Ian Macleod is founder Peter Russell, whose son Leonard serves as managing director.

Peter Russell’s father Leonard started out in business as a whisky broker in 1936, expanding into blending and exporting. Peter joined the firm in 1956, and the name Ian Macleod & Co and its Isle of Skye blended Scotch whisky brand was acquired by what had become Peter J Russell & Co in 1963. Ian Macleod & Co had been incorporated in 1933. The unspecified Islay single malt Smokehead, with a singularly contemporary image, was introduced in 2006.

The company achieved a long-held ambition of becoming a distiller when it purchased Glengoyne from The Edrington Group for £7.2 million in 2003. A second distillery, Tamdhu, was acquired from Edrington eight years later, and reopened in 2012 having been mothballed since 2009.

In September 2016 the company bought whisky blender and gin distiller Spencerfield Spirit Company for an undisclosed sum, adding the Pig's Nose, Feathery and Sheep Dip blended Scotch whiskies, and Edinburgh Gin brand to its portfolio.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS
Duncan MacGregor
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Tress
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glengoyne
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Hedges & Butler
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Isle of Skye
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
King Robert II
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Langs
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Pig's Nose
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Rosebank
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Sheep Dip
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Smokehead
ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Tamdhu
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Feathery
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Queen's Seal
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
The Six Isles
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Thomson's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES
Hedges and Butler Limited
Lang Brothers
Spencerfield Spirit Company

GLENGOYNE TEAPOT DRAM BATCH 6 LAUNCHES
November 2018
Glengoyne distillery has released batch six of its Teapot Dram, created in tribute to the dramming practices of its workers in the 1970s.

Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6
Sixth edition: Glengoyne’s Teapot Dram has become a ‘firm favourite’ among fans
Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6 has been matured in first-fill oloroso Sherry casks and bottled without chill filtration at a cask strength of 59.3% abv.

The sixth edition in the series, just 2,772 bottles will be available exclusively from the Glengoyne distillery shop, and online at glengoyne.com, for £90.

The whisky is described as having aromas of ‘fresh pineapple and digestive biscuits’, with notes of ‘sweet treacle, cinnamon, marzipan and cloves’ on the palate.

Katy Macanna, brand manager for Glengoyne, said: ‘The Teapot Dram is a firm favourite amongst Glengoyne fans, and we’re delighted to share the latest release in the series.

‘Our team is a vital part of that history, and the Teapot Dram series helps to tell the story of one of our old and most treasured distillery traditions.’

The Teapot Dram series is inspired by the tradition of doling out three fingers of whisky matured in oloroso Sherry casks to distillery workers three times a day.

Workers with weaker dispositions would pour the remnants of their drams into a copper teapot that stood on the canteen windowsill, which their older colleagues would help themselves to.

The practice, known as dramming, was discontinued in the 1970s.


GLENGOYNE 30 YEAR OLD EARNS LIMITED RELEASE
October 2017
Highland single malt Glengoyne has announced a limited 30-year-old release, with only 6,000 bottles, taken from 13 casks, made available each year.

Sherry influence: A mix of first-fill and refill Sherry butts was used to age the malt
The new expression is made up of a vatting of one-third first-fill European oak Sherry butts and two-thirds refill Sherry butts, all matured in Glengoyne’s traditional dunnage warehouses.

Bottled non-chill-filtered at 46.8% abv, Glengoyne 30 Year Old is priced at £600 a bottle, and comes in a solid oak box with rose gold bung and hessian square, designed to reflect the traditional cask sampling method used at the distillery.

‘The refill butts impart plenty of flavour and colour, but do not dominate or overpower our spirit with too much oak,’ said Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne distillery manager.

‘They also tend to be fresher and fruitier, good for balancing the richness and weight of the [first-fill] Sherry casks, adding pleasant top notes and complexity.’

NEW GLENGOYNE SERIES HONOURS THE SHERRY CASK
October 2017
Glengoyne has unveiled a new collection of single malts designed to honour the Sherry casks used by the Highland distillery.

Glengoyne Spirit of Oak
Sherried series: Glengoyne Spirit of Oak has been created in homage to the Sherry cask
The Spirit of Oak collection is a four-bottle range of malts matured in ex-Sherry casks that will be released exclusively in global travel retail next year.

Glengoyne Cuartillo, named after the rural neighbourhood, or pagos, in Jerez, Spain, has been matured in first-fill American oak oloroso Sherry casks. Bottled at 40% abv and without an age statement, it is said to contain notes of ‘toffee, apricots, and a hint of cinnamon’.

Glengoyne Balbaína, also named in tribute to the pagos its cask came from, has been matured in first-fill European oak oloroso casks, and bottled at 43% abv. The expression is described as having notes of ‘caramel, dried apple, and cloves’.

The only expression in the collection with an age statement is Glengoyne 28 Year Old, which has been matured in first-fill American and European oak oloroso Sherry casks. Bottled at 46.8% abv, it is described as ‘complex and deep, with rich fruit and elegant spice’.

Lastly, Glengoyne PX has been aged in European and American oak before being finished in Pedro Ximenez casks. Bottled at 46% abv, it is said to embody flavours of ‘fresh oak, spice and a touch of caramelised sugar’.

Andy Lane, travel retail director for Glengoyne owner Ian Macleod Distillers, said: ‘The casks give our spirit 100% of its rich natural colour, and up to 80% of the flavour. So the rewards of slow maturation in fine Sherry wood are there to taste.’

The Curatillo and Balbaína will be sold in one-litre bottles, and the PX and 28-year-old expressions in 70cl bottles.

The Spirit of Oak collection will be available in duty free stores worldwide from early 2018, with prices yet to be confirmed.
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