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 new cask strength edition is aged in approximately 1/3 sherry cask, and 2/3 refill casks plus a ‘smattering of bourbon barrels’. This expression is bottled completely unchillfiltered and it offers a big, bold experience with an incredibly thick mouthfeel. This is the closest you can get to sipping straight from the cask itself.
Nose: Enticingly malty with apple pie, peach, vanilla, nutmeg and white chocolate.
Palate: Thick rounded mouthfeel, buttery toffee popcorn, banana, soft oak and fruit.
Finish: Long with summer fruits, digestive biscuit and kiwi.