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Glengoyne Celebrates Winning Streak At Top Awards

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating a winning streak at two internationally acclaimed spirits competitions.

The brand’s 30 Year Old expression was awarded the Asian Spirits Master’s highest accolade, the Master Award – and Gold awards were handed to Glengoyne 21 Year Old and 25 Year Old.  Glengoyne 21 Year Old also scooped the esteemed Double Gold medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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Both competitions are highly respected in the drinks industry and involve a rigorous blind tasting by a panel of industry experts.  The Asian Spirits Masters, organised by drinks publication The Drinks Business, honours the ever increasing Asian market.    The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which has been running for 18 years is a ‘universally recognised indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship’.

Katy Macanna, Brand Manager, Glengoyne said: “These awards are a glowing testament to the quality of our Glengoyne single malts. We are over the moon, in particular with the top gongs for Glengoyne 30 Year Old and 21 Year Old.  Both are exceptional drams, matured in hand-selected sherry oak casks.

“Our limited edition 30 Year Old has a striking chestnut colour from 30 years of sherry cask maturation, and tangy flavours of plum compote cinnamon and cloves.  It is  presented in a unique solid oak box, featuring an oak and rose gold bung to reflect the traditional cask sampling method employed at Glengoyne Distillery, and is proving very popular, particularly in the Asian market.

“The 21 Year Old, one of our most talked about expressions in the range, has rich colour, with flavours of Christmas cake, honey and rich fruit and is consistently a favourite with whisky lovers around the world.”

Glengoyne Distillery, based 12 miles from Glasgow, is uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence and runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the sweet, complex flavours for which the brand is known.



Tasting Notes:

Glengoyne 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 46.8% ABV, RRP: £650

Nose:  Black cherry, sherry trifle, marmalade, tea rose, rum & raisin Chocolate

Palate: Burst of sweetness changing quickly to plum compote, cinnamon, cloves and tangy marmalade.

Finish: Soft oak dryness and cinnamon

Glengoyne 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 43% ABV, RRP: £125

Nose: Red apples, spicy strudel, toffee, sherry and dried fruits.  Christmas cake in a glass.

Palate: Lots of sherry, honey, oak with a developing aromatic sensation.  Ends with a heavenly cinnamon nip.

Finish: Long, sherry, spicy, warm and dry.

Glengoyne 25 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 48% ABV, RRP: £260

Nose: Red fruits, old leather and brown sugar.

Palate: Soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang

Finish: Very long, with spicy liquorice, slowly drying

Glengoyne Distillery is owned by one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. It is highly regarded as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.

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