Glengoyne unveils latest Jolomo limited edition – Scotch Whisky News


Glengoyne unveils latest Jolomo limited edition

One of Scotland’s most picturesque distilleries, Glengoyne, has revealed the second in a series of limited edition gift tin releases in partnership with one of the country’s best-loved contemporary artists.

‘Heavy Snow at Glengoyne Distillery’ by John Lowrie Morrison, also known as Jolomo, was unveiled today (27 September 2017). It’s the second in a collection of four seasonal paintings of the distillery commissioned by Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The artwork has been printed on limited edition whisky gift tins, available from today.

The original painting will be auctioned and the proceeds from this, along with a donation from Glengoyne, will go towards The Mackintosh Campus Appeal to help The Glasgow School of Art recover the tragic 2014 fire in the Mackintosh building. It is hoped that £50,000 will be raised for the cause over the course of the four-year project.

Katy Macanna, Brand Manager for Glengoyne, said: “We are delighted to have Glengoyne immortalised by such an esteemed Scottish artist. The artwork that Jolomo has created is simply unique, and captures the essence of Glengoyne perfectly.

“As a distillery in such close proximity to Glasgow, we’re proud to continue our collaboration with Jolomo, helping to secure the future of the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, one of the city’s most important cultural landmarks. We’re pleased that the sale of this magnificent painting, and the limited edition whisky tins, will help to raise funds and international awareness of this very worthy cause.

“Given winter is the season portrayed on the artwork, we believe the Glengoyne 10 Year Old limited edition tins will be a very popular gift this Christmas – the perfect present for art and whisky lovers alike.”

Each limited edition tin contains a bottle of the Glengoyne 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt and a print of Heavy Snow at Glengoyne Distillery. They’re available to buy online for £35.49 from, from the distillery shop and specialist and independent retailers.

One of Scotland’s most successful artists, and a former student at the Glasgow School of Art, John Lowrie Morrison’s history with the school makes him a passionate supporter of the Mackintosh Campus Appeal.

John Lowrie Morrison, said: “I am where I am today because of Glasgow School of Art. I am delighted to continue to help The Mackintosh Campus Appeal with this latest commission. I understand that the first tin in the series sold out very quickly, and I expect this one will do the same.

“My idea for this painting came from sketches I’ve done and photographs I have taken over many years around Glengoyne Distillery. My family had a hut at Carbeth and I used to come along here on my bike and sketch the distillery and the surrounding area. When I won a landscape painting scholarship from the Royal Academy Schools in 1971, I didn’t go abroad, I came to the hut at Carbeth and painted and sketched all around this area, particularly around Dumgoyne Hill.”

Alan Horn, Director of Development at The Glasgow School of Art, responsible for The Mackintosh Campus Appeal, said “The first Glengoyne 10 Year Old limited edition Jolomo tin was a fantastic boost to our £32m fundraising appeal, generating great publicity and much needed financial support. We are most grateful that Glengoyne and Jolomo have chosen to continue that support through a second limited edition. We are also delighted that this continues our amazing relationship with our alumnus John Lowrie Morrison OBE, who has consistently been a generous supporter, in a variety of ways since 2014, of our project to restore the Mackintosh building authentically and sympathetically.”

Nestled into Dumgoyne Hill with the mountains of Loch Lomond in the distance, Glengoyne is considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful distilleries. Just 14 miles north of Glasgow, Glengoyne sits on the border between Highland and Lowland whisky regions.



About Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky:

Glengoyne, uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence, runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the complex, sweet flavours for which the malt is known. The Glengoyne Highland Single Malt range is matured in the finest sherry casks from within its traditional dunnage warehouses.

About Glasgow School of Art:

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was founded in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design, as a centre of creativity promoting good design for the manufacturing industries of Glasgow.  However, the School’s lineage can be traced to 1753, when Robert Foulis established a school of art and design in Glasgow, described as “the single most influential factor in the development of eighteenth-century Scottish Art”.  Today, The GSA is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines.

The studio-based approach to research and teaching brings disciplines together to explore problems in new ways to find new innovative solutions.  The studio creates the environment for inter-disciplinarily, peer learning, critical inquiry, experimentation and prototyping, helping to addressing many of the grand challenges confronting society and contemporary business.

About Jolomo:

John Lowrie Morrison was born in Glasgow and trained at Glasgow School of Art. He worked in education for 25 years, taking up painting full-time in 1997. He lives and works in Argyll. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of the West of Scotland and from the University of Abertay, Dundee. In 2011, he received an OBE for services to art and charity in Scotland. He was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at Clydebank Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery in summer 2013, and a major show in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, in November 2015. John and his wife Maureen are Vice Presidents of the charity Carers Trust, along with HRH The Princess Royal.

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