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.
Matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks for 21 years. Perfect after dinner or, frankly, anytime. This fantastic whisky was winner of a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018.
Nose: Punchy oak, potpourri, cranberries, raspberries, a little malt and figs on the nose.
Palate: Richly sherried. Everything is tangy and spiced - molasses, hot apple cider, Christmas pudding with flaming brandy and a touch of cracked black peppercorns.
Finish: Ends with Oloroso and sweet malt.