Why Glengoyne Single Malts Taste so good….
Glengoynes tagline is ‘unhurried since 1833’ and they claim that it’s their slow distilling process that makes their whisky taste so special. With their youngest single malt being 10yr old they certainly don’t rush to get a product out. Right through to their 25yr all their divine malts are made with love and expertise at their picture perfect distillery.
If you closed your eyes and were told to picture what a whisky distillery might look like, i imagine Glengoyne is what you would conjure up. With a peaceful running waterfall and stream, a minature glen and an array of traditional copper pot stills and sherry oak barrels its like stepping into a whisky paradise.
A distinct element of Glengoyne is the presence of sherry notes from their first fill sherry casks and ‘sherrywood’ .
In 1870 the booming sherry business produced a steady supply of imported sherry casks. Glengoyne use them consistently to mature their spirit – and the taste of their whisky is utterly delectable , softer and more complex than many. What began as a sharp way to save a few shillings is now the most expensive way to mature whisky – and an essential part of the flavour of Glengoyne.
The brazil nuts and soft oak of the 10 Year Old. The perfect balance of the 18 Year Old. Or the distinctive Christmas cake character of the 21 Year Old. The Glengoyne collection is packed with bold, complex flavours.