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Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Burn on Dumgoyne Hill
Ian Macleod Distillers
+44 (0)1360 550254
(Call for visiting hours)
The Glengoyne distillery was founded in 1833 and was originally known as Burn Foot or Glen Guin. It is located in the Highland region but actually sits on the symbolic border separating the Highlands and the Lowlands. It was taken over by the Lang Brothers in 1876 and it was renamed the Glengoyne Distillery in 1905. Since the 1960s the Lang Brothers has been a subsidiary of Robertson & Baxter. Robertson & Baxter which ultimately became The Edrington Group.

The Edrington Group sold Glengoyne distillery, a large quantity of whisky stock and the Lang's whisky brand to Ian Macleod Distillers in 2003. Ian Macleod has marketed Glengoyne more as a single malt in recent years and has introduced a range of new Glengoyne expressions.

About a 30% of the malt produced is sold as single malt the remainder going into blends such as Lang Supreme and Lang Select.

Glengoyne Tasting Notes

Glengoyne 10 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Golden yellow. Clear and bright.
Nose: Sweet, with toffee and popcorn aromas. Slightly nutty, with fresh green apples coming through.
Taste: Clean, sweet. Green apples and grass with a hint of sweet liquorice.
Finish: Sweet and malty.

Glengoyne 12 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Amber, syrupy. Sauternes.
Nose: Oak, sherry, digestive biscuits, sweet oatcakes, banana, apricot, peaches, marzipan and pear drops. Does not prick the nose, despite high strength.
Taste: Smooth, sweet start, with some sherry and chocolate.
Finish: Very long, stays with you until morning.

Glengoyne 17 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Medium gold with a rich glow.
Nose: Some sherry, Christmas pudding. Plenty of fruit - raisins, ripe apples and tinned oranges in syrup.
Taste: Malty, treacle, slightly nutty. Orange peel, apple. Rich oak.
Finish: Long and rich, with spicy oak.

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Glengoyne Bottlings

Glengoyne offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 10 Year Old Single Malt
  • 12 Year Old Single Malt
  • 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt
  • 17 Year Old Single Malt
  • 21 Year Old Single Malt
  • Vintage 1972
  • 40 Year Old Single Malt
  • For the connoisseur and the curious, Glengoyne also produces a number of limited editions each year.

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