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Glengoyne Bring Back Online Tastings Amid New Restrictions

14th October 2020
Glengoyne distillery has announced it is temporarily halting its distillery tastings but will bring back the popular online tastings, to the delight of fans, from next week.

Glengoyne Tasting Kit

Glengoyne has announced the temporary halt of its distillery tastings – but in news sure to keep spirits high, visitors are still welcome at the site and its online tastings will return to keep fans entertained.

In line with this week’s revised Scottish Government COVID-19 measures, all distillery experiences have had to pause from Saturday 10th October until Monday 26th October 2020.

But while these can’t take place, Glengoyne are ensuring people can still enjoy a cosy night at home, sharing a dram of their favourite whisky with their nearest and dearest.

Locals from surrounding towns are still being welcomed to the Glengoyne Distillery - nestled halfway between Glasgow and Stirling in the foot of the Campsie Hills – to take in the glorious surroundings, cascading waterfall, and plush greenery; and, perhaps, take a bottle of their award-winning single malt home.

Glengoyne’s on-site shop will remain open, featuring the newly rebranded Glengoyne Collection, in all its sustainable glory, including new releases Legacy Series: Chapter Two, Cask Strength Batch No. 008, and their winning Cask of the Moment from their special live tasting a few weeks ago.

When visitors are finished pouring over the unique range of whiskies, they can chat with friendly staff and ambassadors, or catch a glimpse of the copper stills and talented whisky makers at work - discovering the meticulous process that goes into every bottle. After all, it’s what gives Glengoyne its status as Scotland’s Unhurried malt.

For those further afield who still want to experience the splendour of Glengoyne, the brand has announced the return of its hugely popular online tastings, which proved to be a great source of joy for whisky fans earlier this year.

These intimate tastings are truly special. Participants are led through four incredible malts by one of Glengoyne’s globally renowned Distillery Ambassadors, giving them a chance to learn more about their favourite range while enjoying a dram from a special tasting kit, sent to their home in advance.

Glengoyne’s online tasting experience will cost £35 and features some of the brand’s most beloved, award-winning, single malts, including: Glengoyne 10 Year Old,12 Year Old, and 18 Year Old, a special mystery dram that will be revealed during the session, and a branded glass to truly make the perfect pour.

Kicking off Thursday 15th October, participants can sign up to book a tasting and receive their online tasting kits now from Glengoyne’s website.

Stuart Hendry, Brand Homes Director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: "In these challenging times it is important to reward ourselves with moments to savour - and we at Glengoyne want to ensure fans take the time to do just that.

"For locals looking to enjoy an Autumnal stroll in the crisp outdoors, our distillery will remain open – burrowed at the foot of the Campsie Hills – where our staff can help you select a bottle of our award-winning single malts to take home.

"And for those looking to enjoy a night in with their loved ones, the relaunch of our online tasting experiences is sure to raise a smile and warm the cockles in the evenings. Whether it be virtually or at our distillery, we look forward to seeing you all and raising a dram to you."

For those who had tours and tastings booked within the window of closure, the Glengoyne team will be contacting them to rearrange or refund their tickets in the coming days.

You will also find the current Glengoyne range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

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