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Glengoyne

The Glengoyne distillery sits at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill near Loch Lomond. The distillery burn, as it is known, tumbles down the Dumgoyne Hill providing water for the 1.1 million litre capacity whisky distillery. In the past, the woodlands and undulations which covered the surrounding area gave superb shelter for the illegitimate distillations that were brought about by heavy spirit taxation. During the early 19th century, it is rumoured, there were as many as eighteen illicit Stills in the area. The whisky that came from these Stills was taken to the local blacksmith, who filled earthenware pots with the rough, wild spirit and employed local girls to walk the 14 miles to Glasgow with the whisky concealed beneath their hooped skirts. The dense woodland once provided shelter for Rob Roy MacGregor who secreted himself in a little hollow when pursued by the English army.

In 1833, the local farmer, George Connell was granted the license to legally produce whisky in the area. He founded the Burnfoot Distillery, which became Glenguin Distillery in 1861, then, in 1906, became Glengoyne. The previous owners Lang Brothers were acquired by Robertson and Baxter. The distillery was renovated and a further still was installed. In 1984, Lang Brothers received a Royal Warrant, having supplied whisky to the Queen Mother. In April of 2003, Ian MacLeod acquired Lang's blended products and the Glengoyne distillery from the Edrington Group for £7.2 million.

The water is unpeated and the malt used is similarly devoid of peat. Glengoyne is one of several such whiskies in Scotland, but is the one that has made the biggest virtue of it. Glengoyne enjoys the slowest rate of distillation in Scotland (the spirit comes from the Still at around 4-5 litres per minute) which encourages the formation of ‘esters’ giving Glengoyne its characteristically sweet, smooth taste. The spirit is then matured in oak casks from Spain, which have previously contained Sherry. Ian Macleod Distillers look after this whole process. Once felled, the oak is cut into strips and dried in the sunshine of northern Spain for two years before being made into casks and filled with the Dry Oloroso Sherry for a further two years.

The little huddle of distillery buildings is still under Ian Macleod proprietorship and there have been many official releases, though independent bottlings are rather rare. The distillery operates a visitor centre which offers the widest range of visits in Scotland, including Master Classes, Blending Sessions and the opportunity to taste samples from the cask and help Glengoyne select the first ever Distillery Exclusive Single Cask release.

Glengoyne 18 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Released toward the end of 2012 to replace the superb Glengoyne 17, this 18 year old was aged in refill sherry and first-fill sherry casks and the results are very good indeed.  More info

Glengoyne 18 Year Old
8
$79.34

Glengoyne 25 Year Old

70cl, 48%

Introduced in early 2014, this is a 25 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery - an addition to their core range. The Highlands distillery uses unpeated malt for this whisky, which is then…  More info

Glengoyne 25 Year Old
9
$254.02

Glengoyne 15 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Glengoyne's new 15 year old is a rich, rounded single malt, completely devoid of peat smoke thanks to air-drying the barley. It is aged in both bourbon and first-fill sherry casks, with some refill…  More info

Glengoyne 15 Year Old
10
$49.67

Glengoyne 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Completely unpeated (unusual in the highlands), this Glengoyne is soft, fruity and very quaffable. A fine single malt!  More info

Glengoyne 12 Year Old
11
$40.13

Glengoyne 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A soft, sweet 10 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery and a winner of a Gold Medal at the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old
27
$34.28

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - 'Autumn Moon Over Glengoyne' Tin

70cl, 40%

The first in a series of releases from Glengoyne made in collaboration with Scottish contemporary artist Jolomo to contribute to The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Campus Appeal, set up after a…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - 'Autumn Moon Over Glengoyne' Tin
$34.28

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 4

70cl, 58.8%

This is the fourth batch of Glengoyne Cask Strength! Bottled at 58.8% ABV, this is particularly intense, though a little bit less Sherried than previous batches. It's still incredibly enjoyable,…  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 4
$47.38

Glengoyne 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12172) - The First Editions (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.2%

A single cask bottling of 19 year old Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Hunter Laing as part of their First Editions series. This was distilled in 1996 and set aside to mature in a…  More info

Glengoyne 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12172) - The First Editions (Hunter Laing)
$89.98

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 1997 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.1%

An 18 year old Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask from November 1997 to April 2016. It has been independently bottled by Gleann Mór for their A Rare Find range - 243…  More info

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 1997 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
$76.13

Glengoyne 35 Year Old In Decanter

70cl, 46.8%

A limited edition bottling of Glengoyne single malt, which was distilled in the 1970s! It was matured for 35 years in Sherry casks, giving it some classic dark-chocolate-and-raisin Sherried notes.…  More info

Glengoyne 35 Year Old In Decanter
$2751.88

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

An un-chill-filtered, natural colour Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Hepburn's Choice range by Langside. It was distilled in 2007 and left to age in a refill hogshead for 7…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
1
$42.48

Glengoyne 15 Year Old Distiller's Gold

100cl, 40%

Initially released for Travel Retail, this 15 year old whisky from the excellent Glengoyne distillery in the Highlands (just) of Scotland.  More info

Glengoyne 15 Year Old Distiller's Gold
$64.51

Glengoyne 1997 (bottled 2015) (cask 15045) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 51.2%

This is a single cask bottling of Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a bourbon hogshead whisky matured the whisky from 1997 to 2015. 269 bottles were released.  More info

Glengoyne 1997 (bottled 2015) (cask 15045) - Malts of Scotland
$104.99

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

From the Langside Hepburn's Choice range comes a 7 year old Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, which was lovingly matured in a single refill hoggie from 2007 to 2014. 478 bottles were produced,…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$39.18

Glengoyne 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Winner of a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005, a single malt from Glengoyne matured in first fill European oak sherry casks for 21 years.  More info

Glengoyne 21 Year Old
17
$116.43

Glengoyne 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 12825) - The First Edition (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 60.4%

20 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery, aged in a refill hoggie which was laid down in 1996 and opened in 2016. This comes to us via Hunter Laing's First Editions series, with a very…  More info

Glengoyne 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 12825) - The First Edition (Hunter Laing)
$104.71

Glengoyne Teapot Dram - Batch 4

70cl, 58.7%

The fourth batch of Glengoyne's Teapot Dram, which was created in tribute to an old tradition at the Highland-based distillery. The workers would receive three drams of whisky throughout a work day,…  More info

Glengoyne Teapot Dram - Batch 4
$212.05

Glengoyne 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10922) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

Independent bottled Glengoyne, aged in a refill hogshead for 17 years! This was distilled in September 1997 and set aside until October 2014, when Hunter Laing came along and bottled it up for the…  More info

Glengoyne 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10922) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$79.53

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%

Ooooh, a 1980s bottling of 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glengoyne distillery! Very rare and collectible for Scotch whisky enthusiasts. Sadly, the label has become detached from the…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - 1980s
$127.26

Glengoyne 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 10302) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

A fresh, fruit-forward single malt from the Glengoyne distillery, bottled by Hunter Laing. For 16 years, the whisky matured in a refill hogshead from September 1997 to February 2014, when it was…  More info

Glengoyne 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 10302) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10874) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

Released in January 2016, this is a Douglas Laing Old Particular bottling of Glengoyne single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead from December 1996 to August 2015.  More info

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10874) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill

70cl, 46%

Originally released for the Travel Retail market, Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill is matured in (as the name suggests) first fill Sherry casks which were hand selected. Huge Sherry-cask…  More info

Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill
$286.29

Glengoyne 8 Year Old 2007 (cask 11001) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

An 8 year old Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky from the Highland region, bottled by Douglas Laing for The Clan Denny series. This single malt matured in a refill butt from 2007 to 2015, and has…  More info

Glengoyne 8 Year Old 2007 (cask 11001) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
$36.55

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 3

70cl, 58.2%

The third batch of Glengoyne's cracking Cask Strength single malt Scotch whisky weighs in at a sturdy 58.2% ABV. As ever, you'll be treated to an intense, Sherried flavour profile with this dram,…  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 3
2
$46.08

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 11077) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a refill hogshead from June 2008 to March 2016. This comes to us via the Provenance range, independently bottled by Douglas Laing.  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 11077) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

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