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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 7 Year Old (outturn 276 bottles) - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel series releases are presented in 70cl ceramic decanters, the entire label of which is covered in alliteration and descriptive ditties! This one of filled with 7 year…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old (outturn 276 bottles) - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)
$65.74

Glengoyne 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10697) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%

Independently bottled Glengoyne, you say? Oh yes, that's exactly what we've got right here! This rich Highland dram was distilled in September 1997, set aside to mature in a refill hogshead for 17…  More info

Glengoyne 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10697) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
3
$90.01

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 10566) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

7 year old Glengoyne single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead from spring 2007 to autumn 2014. It was bottled by Douglas Laing for the Provenance range, which gives the spotlight to the…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 10566) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$41.60

Glengoyne 25 Year Old 1968 Vintage Reserve

70cl, 50.30%

A collectible bottling of 1968 vintage Glengoyne Highland single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of their Vintage Reserve series. It was made with unpeated malt and distilled in 1968, before…  More info

Glengoyne 25 Year Old 1968 Vintage Reserve
3
$547.53

Glengoyne Vintage 1972 25 Year Old

70cl, 57.80%

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
$421.59

Glengoyne 1985 (bottled 1997) (cask 103) - Single Cask

70cl, 57.80%

A well-Sherried single cask Glengoyne! Yummers! This one was distilled back in 1985, matured in cask #103 and eventually bottled in 1997. This'll be a massive treat for fans of spectacularly Sherried…  More info

Glengoyne 1985 (bottled 1997) (cask 103) - Single Cask
$301.14

Glengoyne 1968 (bottled 1998) (cask 4616) - Single Cask

70cl, 51.70%

A 1968 vintage Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single cask which was opened in 1998. A very rare bottle from the distillery in the Highlands, known for their splendidly Sherried…  More info

Glengoyne 1968 (bottled 1998) (cask 4616) - Single Cask
$542.05

Glengoyne 31 Year Old 1972 (cask 2970) - Single Cask

70cl, 56%

Part of a release of just 510 bottles distilled in September of 1972 and bottled in October of 2003, a 31 year old single cask edition from Glengoyne.  More info

Glengoyne 31 Year Old 1972 (cask 2970) - Single Cask

Glengoyne 1983 (bottled 1997) Single Cask No. 8

70cl, 56.50%

Matured in single cask number 8 at the Glengoyne distillery, this was distilled in 1983 and bottled in the winter of 1997.  More info

Glengoyne 1983 (bottled 1997) Single Cask No. 8
$323.04

Glengoyne Vintage 1971 25 Year Old

70cl, 48.50%

Glengoyne collectors, this one's for you - a rare bottle of the 1971 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured for over 25 years before being bottled at 48.5% ABV. Just 2,100 of these bottles were…  More info

Glengoyne Vintage 1971 25 Year Old
$432.55

Glengoyne 1972 (bottled 1998) (cask 583) - Single Cask

70cl, 55.90%

A hard to find bottling of what looks to be some rather wonderfully Sherried single malt Scotch whisky from the Glengoyne distillery in the Highlands. This rare bottle was released as part of their…  More info

Glengoyne 1972 (bottled 1998)  (cask 583) - Single Cask
$432.55

Glengoyne 1969 Vintage Reserve

75cl, 47%

A very rare, collectable bottle of Glengoyne 1969 Vintage Reserve, which was a release of just 2,742 bottles. It even comes with a little 5cl bottle of the whisky, in case you want to keep the bottle…  More info

Glengoyne 1969 Vintage Reserve
$569.42

Glengoyne 1984 (bottled 1998) (cask 790) - Single Cask

70cl, 54.40%

This is a rare single cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glengoyne distillery, situated in the Southern Highlands. It was drawn from cask #790, which lovingly matured the whisky from…  More info

Glengoyne 1984 (bottled 1998) (cask 790) - Single Cask
$323.04

Glengoyne 14 Year Old 2001 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 58.20%

14 year old Glengoyne, distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2015 as part of the Small Batch range by WM Cadenhead, one of the oldest independent whisky bottled in Scotland. 612 bottles were produced.  More info

Glengoyne 14 Year Old 2001 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$61.46

Glengoyne 1971 (bottled 1998) (cask 4855) - Single Cask

70cl, 56.20%

A rare single cask bottling of 1971 vintage Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, which was bottled back in 1998. Glengoyne often produce well-Sherried expressions, and this single cask whisky looks…  More info

Glengoyne 1971 (bottled 1998) (cask 4855) - Single Cask
$432.55

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 2

70cl, 58.90%

The second batch of Glengoyne's Cask Strength, no age statement single malt. Whisky matured in first-fill sherry casks and refill casks go to make this delicious expression and, similar to the first…  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 2
$54.17

Glengoyne 10 Year Old + Cigar Holder

70cl, 40%

A lovely, gentle Highland dram. This 10 year old was awarded a Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2007. It even comes with a cigar hold to keep those stogies safe.  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old + Cigar Holder
$54.56

Glengoyne 14 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A release of just 307 bottles on single cask Glengoyne. This was distilled in September 1997 and aged for 14 years in a refill hogshead before bottling for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range in…  More info

Glengoyne 14 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
$63.46

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 1

70cl, 58.70%

The very first edition of Glengoyne Cask Strength - launched in 2012 and offering up an intense flavour. This is made by blending first-fill sherry-matured whisky with refill-matured malt.  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 1
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$48.30

Glengoyne 13 Year Old 1999 (cask 9517) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A rich Speyside whisky distilled at Glengoyne in 1999 before bottling by Douglas Laing as part of their Provenance range in 2013.  More info

Glengoyne 13 Year Old 1999 (cask 9517) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$45.05

Glengoyne 12 Year Old 1999 (cask 9282) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at the Glengoyne distillery in Winter 1999 before a 12 year maturation in a single refill hogshead. It was bottled for the Provenance range in Autumn 2012...  More info

Glengoyne 12 Year Old 1999 (cask 9282) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$43.75

Glengoyne 21 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 43%

An old bottling of Glengoyne's excellent 21 year old Highland single malt Scotch whisky aged in first fill European oak sherry casks.  More info

Glengoyne 21 Year Old (Old Bottling)
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$90.83

Glengoyne 19 Year Old 1985 Summer Distillation

70cl, 52.60%

This Summer distillation from Glengoyne is part of a limited release of 632 bottles from cask number 629, distilled on 27th May 1985 and bottled at cask strength in August 2006.  More info

Glengoyne 19 Year Old 1985 Summer Distillation
$128.62

Glengoyne 13 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

This was distilled at the Glengoyne distillery in December of 1996. It was aged for 13 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling in January of 2010. A release of 311 bottles from the Old Malt…  More info

Glengoyne 13 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
$58.19

Glengoyne 10 Year Old "Art of Glengoyne"

70cl, 40%

A collectible version of Glengoyne's classic 10 year old, launched especially for Christmas 2011. This "Art of Glengoyne" special edition comes with a tin emblazoned with a handsome painting of the…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old
$34.44

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