Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Glengoyne
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Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Glengoyne

Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Glengoyne.

When it comes to whisky drinking, one has much to chose from. Four different types of whisky are produced in Scotland and there are many different brands that make different types of whisky. There really is a huge choice of flavours and types for the whisky drinker. Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Glengoyne.

(The Glengoyne whisky distillery - Image via Wikipedia)

Core Range

  • Glengoyne 10 year old
  • Glengoyne 12 year old Cask Strength
  • Glengoyne 17 year old
  • Glengoyne 21 year old
  • Glengoyne 28 year old

Signature Malt

The signature malt of the Glengoyne distillery is the Glengoyne 10 year old whisky. Its taste is clean and crisp with an underlying hint of fruit coming through. The Glengoyne 10 year old whisky is ideal for the novice whisky drinker and will give them a good understanding of just how good a whisky can be.

The Distillery

The Glengoyne distillery is located in the Drumgoyne area of Scotland, near Killearn. Its location, just a few miles outside the city of Glasgow, makes it an ideal location for visitors to head on over. For those who do, they won't be dissapointed. The Glengoyne distillery was founded in 1833 and has continuously been in active operation to this day and is one of only a few surviving distilleries in the surrounding area. The distillery itself is not the only part of history associated with the area, the wooded area that the Glengoyne distillery is located in has associations with Rob Roy. As alluded to above, the Glengoyne 10 year old whisky may be an ideal drink for the new whisky drinker, but the Glengoyne distillery also produce a range of older and vinatage malts that would be more suited to the experienced whisky drinker's palate.

(A range of Glengoyne whiskies - Image source)

The Glengoyne distillery offers tours that are second to none. Lasting four hours, the tour includes an extensive guided tour of the distillery and bonded warehouses. There are also presentations on different aspects of whisky production but the fun doesn't stop there. The tour also includes whisky-blending workshops and tasting sessions. Guests are, at the end of their tour, presented with a 200ml bottle of their created blend, a Glengoyne Masterclass label, cellar book and certificate. More importantly (to the whisky drinker anyway) each guest is also given a bottle of Glengoyne 10 year old Single Highland Malt. Well worth a visit then.

The majority of whisky distilleries in Scotland use peat smoke to dry the barley that is used to make the whisky. The Glengoyne distillery is one that does no such thing, instead, they use nothing more than warm air to dry the barley.

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Comments (2)

Great article. I'm looking forward to Talisker, Laphroaig and Lagavulin. Scotland is the only country that can make real whisky.

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I have to agree on the real whisky part, but i'm obviously biased. lol