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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 The Legacy Series Chapter One

70cl, 48%

Here we have Chapter One of Glengoyne's The Legacy Series. This expression celebrates Cochrane Cartwright, Glengoyne’s distillery manager in 1869, who famously introduced sherry casks to Glengoyne.…  More info

Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter One
3
$59.32
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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
17
RRP $62.56
$49.45

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
19
$296.75
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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
32
$146.22
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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
21
$41.18
$39.57
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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
22
$80.59

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 6

70cl, 59.8%

It's the sixth batch of Glengoyne's Cask Strength single malt, and once again they've produced an absolute belter of a whisky. It packs a punchy flavour profile of sherried malt and baking spices,…  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 6
1
$53.86

Glengoyne 30 Year Old

70cl, 46.8%

A 30 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery is not to be missed. Satisfyingly sherried to create a beautifully full-bodied whisky, this beauty was matured in Glengoyne’s traditional…  More info

Glengoyne 30 Year Old
1
$703.55
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Glengoyne 21 Year Old 1997 (cask 12804) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 49.9%

From Douglas Laing's wonderful Old Particular range comes an independently bottled Glengoyne single malt, matured in a refill hogshead for 21 years - from September 1997 to September 2018. Glengoyne…  More info

Glengoyne 21 Year Old 1997 (cask 12804) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$131.67

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
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$35.07
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Glengoyne 17 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.1%

Here is the first batch of Glengoyne single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The Glengoyne distillery has long been a home of whisky distillation - it dates all the way…  More info

Glengoyne 17 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$192.35
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Glengoyne 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 51.1%

A youthful single malt distilled by Glengoyne, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The label of this 9 year old single malt hints towards the original name of the distillery's…  More info

Glengoyne 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$74.70
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Glengoyne 8 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

Single cask Glengoyne single malt, independently bottled by Langside for the Hepburn's Choice range. It was distilled in 2008 and matured in a refill hogshead until 2016, when it was bottled at 8…  More info

Glengoyne 8 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
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$43.92

Glengoyne 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 12051) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

A 12 year old Glengoyne, independently bottled by those wonderful folks over at Douglas Laing! This was distilled in August 2005 and left to age in a hogshead cask for a dozen years until it was…  More info

Glengoyne 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 12051) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$59.67

Glengoyne Balbaína

100cl, 43%

Released for the Travel Retail market, the Glengoyne Balbaína once again shows off the distillery's penchant for sherry-cask-matured deliciousness. With a hearty core of first-fill European-oak…  More info

Glengoyne Balbaína
2
$65.92
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Glengoyne Cuartillo

100cl, 40%

From the sublime Spirit of Oak range (originally released for the Travel Retail market) comes Cuartillo, another super sherry-aged single malt from Glengoyne which was named after the rural…  More info

Glengoyne Cuartillo
$60.41
$43.92
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Glengoyne 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 11893) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48%

From the Clan Denny range comes this Glengoyne 10 Year Old, aged in a single refill hogshead for a decade - from April 2007 to June 2017. Following that, Douglas Laing bottled the spirit with an…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 11893) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
$40.60

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - Single Minded (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 43%

10 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery in the Highland region, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. It was drawn from a single refill hogshead that was home to the whisky for 10…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - Single Minded (Douglas Laing)
$37.32
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Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2002 (cask 790) - The Christmas Cask

70cl, 60.5%

A 7 year old single malt from Glengoyne, released as part of it Christmas Cask series. This was aged in an Oloroso sherry European oak butt, which was treated with vendemmia. It's kind of thing one…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2002 (cask 790) - The Christmas Cask
$384.82

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%

A rare and collectable 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glengoyne distillery that dates back all the way to the 1980s! This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old - 1980s
$197.90

Glengoyne 1967 Christmas Day

70cl, 43%

What do you do on Christmas Day? Eat far too much figgy pudding? Rethink your Santa Claus trap which has spectacular failed overnight? Completely ignore the whole thing? Well, back in 1967 the folks…  More info

Glengoyne 1967 Christmas Day
$984.02

Glengoyne 1970 (bottled 1998) (cask 4605) - Single Cask

70cl, 56%

A distillery bottling of Glengoyne from 1970, bottled in 1998 at 56% ABV. Drawn from a single cask, only 180 bottles were released, and it comes complete with wooden presentation box. This bottle…  More info

Glengoyne 1970 (bottled 1998) (cask 4605) - Single Cask
$984.02

Glengoyne 26 Year Old 1970 Vintage Reserve

70cl, 48.5%

A collectible bottling of 1970 vintage single malt from the brilliant Glengoyne distillery, bottled at 26 years of age as part of its Vintage Reserve series. Comes alongside its original wooden…  More info

Glengoyne 26 Year Old 1970 Vintage Reserve

Glengoyne Vintage 1972 25 Year Old

70cl, 57.8%

1972 vintage Glengoyne, eh? Sounds delightful! Yes indeed, this is a rare bottle of 1972 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Glengoyne distillery in the Highlands, which was matured for over…  More info

Glengoyne Vintage 1972 25 Year Old

SMWS 123.1 8 Year Old 1996

70cl, 55.6%

An 8 year old single malt from Glengoyne, distilled in July 1996 and bottled in March 2005 by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. It features the title 'A Fascinating Experiment'. This bottle was part…  More info

SMWS 123.1 8 Year Old 1996

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