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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%

Introduced in 2012, Glengoyne 18 Year Old was revamped to replace the Glengoyne 17 Year Old. From the Highlands of Scotland, this single malt is matured in a mix of refill sherry casks and a generous…  More info

Glengoyne 18 Year Old
28
$88.90

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
30
$39.13
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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
41
$34.01
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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
6
$58.44

Glengoyne 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A fabulously sherried single malt from Glengoyne, matured in first fill European oak sherry casks for 21 long years. Its time in the cask has bestowed upon it lovely rich fruity notes with an…  More info

Glengoyne 21 Year Old
38
$139.14

Glengoyne Teapot Dram - Batch 7

70cl, 59.9%

Glengoyne's Teapot Dram is on its seventh batch! This expression harks back to the days of yore, when workers at the distillery would receive three drams of whisky a day, which would be served from a…  More info

Glengoyne Teapot Dram - Batch 7
$125.54

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
22
$290.90
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Glengoyne 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13450) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

Glengoyne single malt here, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for its popular Old Particular range. This one was aged in a refill hogshead for 14 years, being placed into its cask back in August…  More info

Glengoyne 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13450) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$67.98

Glengoyne 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.9%

A 19 year old single malt here from the brilliant Glengoyne distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Glengoyne has a long history, dating back to 1833 - but it hasn't…  More info

Glengoyne 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$172.63
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Glengoyne 12 Year Old Gift Pack with Glass

70cl, 43%

A handsome (and rather shiny) gift pack from Glengoyne! It features a bottle of the distillery's fantastic 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky, which is aged in a cracking combo of sherry casks and…  More info

Glengoyne 12 Year Old Gift Pack with Glass
$47.05

Glengoyne 11 Year Old 2008 (cask 13799) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

From Douglas Laing's Provenance independent bottling series comes an 11 year old Glengoyne single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead from June 2008 to January 2020. 369 bottles were produced,…  More info

Glengoyne 11 Year Old 2008 (cask 13799) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
1
$46

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

70cl, 46%

This indie Glengoyne was distilled in 2007 and whacked into a single sherry butt, where it matured for the following seven years. Finally, it was drawn from the cask in 2014 and bottled by Langside…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$39.72

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
4
$62.74
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Glengoyne 10 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

An indie bottling of Glengoyne which after distillation in 2008 saw a decade of ageing in a single refill hogshead. Once Langside saw the liquid fit for bottling, the hogshead was cracked open and…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$47.05

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)
1
$183.10
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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)
$71.12
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Glengoyne 10 Year Old Decanter - 1990s

70cl, 40%

Presented in a sleek black ceramic decanter, this here is a 10 year old Glengoyne. It was produced sometime back in the 1990s, back when people still thought the Y2K bug was still a thing. This…  More info

Glengoyne 10 Year Old Decanter - 1990s
$188.38

Glengoyne Cask Strength (Batch 7)

70cl, 58.9%

Feast your eyes upon Batch 7 of Glengoyne's Cask Strength expression! These bottlings show off the rich, powerful Glengoyne flavour profile wonderfully. The whisky is drawn from first-fill European…  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength (Batch 7)
1
$53.33

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
1
$57.51

Glengoyne Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

70cl, 46%

A no age statement Glengoyne, released as part of the Spirit of Oak collection originally for the Travel Retail market. After a maturation in exceptional European and American oak, the Highland…  More info

Glengoyne Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish
1
$82.63

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)
$35.53

Glengoyne 17 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 43%

An older-style bottling of Glengoyne 17 Year Old, alongside its original presentation box. This one looks very different to the modern bottlings of Glengoyne. It's kind of shaped like some sort of…  More info

Glengoyne 17 Year Old - 1980s

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
2
$669.70

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)
$38.64

Glengoyne 12 Year Old 2007 (cask 16649) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

12 year old Glengoyne single malt independently bottled by Hunter Laing as part of the long-running Old Malt Cask range. It was distilled back in the heady days of April 2007 and left to mature in a…  More info

Glengoyne 12 Year Old 2007 (cask 16649) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$60.65

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