The Glengoyne distillery sits at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill near Loch Lomond. The distillery itself is very small, neat and picturesque. Being just North of Glasgow, it is one of the easiest Scottish distilleries to get to and they put on a great tour too!
Glengoyne are one of the most sustainable distilleries in Scotland, they donate to local nature projects, they are fully powered by renewable energy and have recently moved into new eco-friendly packaging made with recycled materials sourced within 30 miles of the distillery, with no plastics used.
Glengoyne's stills are Scotland's slowest, this encourages the formation of "esters" giving Glengoyne its characteristically sweet, fruity taste. No peat is used in the barley drying process, allowing the subtle, complex flavours of slow distillation and exquisite wood to shine through. Glengoyne's natural colour comes from time and wood alone.
The 18yo is the result of eighteen long years aging, a generous proportion of that in first-fill sherry casks.
Nose: Hints of soft spice and dried peels. A little apricot, honey and vanilla.
Palate: Creamy custard and dried peels. Allspice, manuka honey and hints of butterscotch.
Finish: Creamy caramel and malt. Candied peels.