A rich balance of fresh pear, oak and cinnamon with a touch of nutmeg. The secret is distilling slower than anyone in Scotland, drying by air, never peat. Finally, only the finest Oloroso Sherry casks are hand selected to create a truly rounded single malt scotch whisky.
A single malt, distilled over 14 years ago, it’s left to mature in specially selected oak casks which previously held Oloroso sherry. The oak provides its natural golden colour – there’s no added caramel.
About this bottle: Glengoyne Distillery takes its name from Glen Guin, glen of the wild geese; the most perfect and romantic location for making scotch whisky. The pure water that filters off the hills of Dumgoyne tumbles down the soft woodland glen to a small waterfall above Glengoyne. Unlike most other single malt whiskies, Glengoyne has traditionally dried its malted barley using only warm air. This ensures that there is no overwhelming peat smoke in the finished malt. The result is a subtle, complex and generally more satisfying whisky in which all of the delicate flavours are fully expressed.
All in Good Time
“Our stills are Scotland’s slowest, unhurried, our new spirit benefits from the gentlest of journeys – developing the unique Glengoyne flavour” – PATIENCE – Stillman, Dumgoyne, Scotland
“We dry our barley by air, never peat, this unlocks the subtle, complex flavours of slow distillation and exquisite wood” – UNPEATED – Mashman, Dumgoyne, Scotland
“The golden hue of Glengoyne limited edition 14 year old comes from time and wood alone. Why would we add anything else?” – NATURAL COLOUR – Malt Master, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Hand-selected sherry casks – the home for all the spirit that will become Glengoyne limited edition 14 year old.” – OAK CASKS – Cooper, Jerez, Spain
“Fin casks need space to breathe. We stack them just three high, in the cool darkness of our stone-built warehouses.” – MATURATION – Warehouseman, Dumgoyne, Scotland
“We’ve been learning our trade since 1833, why change something that took generations to perfect?” – TRADITION – Distillery Manager, Dumgoyne, Scotland
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.glengoyne.com
*Info taken from bottle