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Glengoyne 30 Year Old

20th September 2017
Glengoyne launch 30 year old which will be available in limited numbers annually.

Glengoyne 30 Year OldGlengoyne Highland Single Malt have unveiled a new Glengoyne 30 Year Old expression which will join the Glengoyne range but given its age will only be available in limited numbers annually with 6,000 bottles available worldwide each year.

The Highland distillery is well known amongst whisky enthusiasts for its sherry style single malt and so fans of the whisky wont be disappointed as the new 30 year old expression is a combination of 33% first fill European oak sherry butts and 66% specially selected refill sherry butts.

Glengoyne tell me that this combination of first fill and refill sherry butts has produced a whisky with: "a striking rich chestnut colour, imparted from time and wood alone, this exquisite malt boasts tangy flavours of plum compote, cinnamon and cloves".

Glengoyne's distillery manager Robbie Hughes commented on the new whisky, saying: "We are delighted with the exceptional quality and taste of the Glengoyne 30 Year Old, it has certainly been worth the wait!

"The refill butts impart plenty of flavour and colour but do not dominate or overpower our spirit with too much oak. They also tend to be fresher and fruitier, good for balancing the richness and weight of the sherry casks, adding pleasant top notes and complexity. In this instance, the task was finding the right mix of refill cask to best showcase the sherry exceptional Oloroso sherry casks we spent six years sourcing, ensuring incredible colour and an exceptional flavour profile.

The Glengoyne 30 Year Old is presented in a solid oak box, featuring an oak and rose gold bung and a hessian square, the outer casing reflects the traditional cask sampling method employed by Glengoyne Distillery.

If the outstanding Glengoyne 25 Year Old is anything to go by, fans of the Highland distillery should be in for a treat. The new Glengoyne 30 Year Old is non chill filtered and bottled at 46.8% ABV it will be available from specialist whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange & Master of Malt and with an RRP of 600.

Glengoyne 30 Year Old Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Black Cherry/Sherry Trifle/Marmalade/Tea Rose/ Rum & Raisin Chocolate.

Taste: Burst of sweetness changing quickly to plum compote/ Cinnamon/Cloves/Tangy Marmalade.

Finish: Soft oak dryness, Cinnamon.

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