In a world
where rare whiskies are often collected
to gather dust, Glengoyne has announced
it will be opening a bottle and sharing
it FOR FREE in 2021 with the winners of
their Glengoyne 50 Year Old ballot.
I am sure most of you are just like me
and rare drams such as the recently
launched Glengoyne 50 Year Old at
£22,500 a bottle is beyond your whisky
budget and you can only dream of getting
a chance to taste it.
Well if you would like a chance to taste
the limited release Glengoyne 50 Year
Old which is the oldest expression from
the distillery to date your are in luck
as Glengoyne are offering whisky lovers
a unique opportunity to savour this rare
whisky in 2021.
They have opened an online ballot for
groups of five or more friends or family
to submit an entry alongside a
description of their perfect moment for
savouring the Glengoyne 50 Year Old
together next year. Whether it’s
toasting a delayed celebration, or
creating an unforgettable reunion, the
Glengoyne team will make their special
moment a reality, hand-delivering the
highly sought-after whisky for one group
to enjoy and savour, in good company.
Entrants have until Monday 14th December
to gather their groups and submit their
moments via the Glengoyne website.
Robbie Hughes, Master Distiller at
Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, said:
"When we first filled hand-selected oak
casks with our sweet, fruity, new make
spirit back in the late 1960s, The
Beatles were only just breaking up,
Richard Nixon was US President, and
Sesame Street debuted on television. A
lot has changed while we’ve been waiting
patiently for this unique release.
"At Glengoyne we believe that patience
is always rewarded. This year we’ve all
had to sacrifice spending time with our
loved ones or delay celebrations. That’s
why we want to make these moments extra
special in 2021 with a memorable whisky
that, after waiting so long for just the
right moment, is truly ready to be
opened and savoured."
Glengoyne 50 Year Old comes in a special
crystal decanter, which features an
engraved goose emblem representing the
geese who migrate to the Glen each
winter. Hidden within the beautiful
solid oak and gold display box is also a
25ml sample of the 50 Year Old whisky,
as well as individually hand-numbered
books which are hand-signed by Robbie
Hughes, the Distillery Manager.
Available from next week, this extremely
limited-edition release will join a new
30 Year Old Glengoyne and the present 25
Year Old whisky, as part of the
distillery’s new 'Fine and Rare' range.
Both whiskies are presented in beautiful
glass bottles, with wooden
embellishments and boxes that feature an
industry-first second use, encouraging
the drinker to personalise the box and
remove the inner fitments, ready to
cradle another keepsake once the whisky
has been enjoyed to the last drop. The
move comes as part of Glengoyne's wider
commitment to sustainability.
The Glengoyne 50 Year Old alongside the
new Glengoyne 30 Year Old and the
outstanding Glengoyne 25 Year Old which
I have had the pleasure of will be available from
specialist online whisky retailers such