Glengoyne 18 year old 20cl
Glengoyne 18 20cl is the single malt release form this Highland distillery of the same name. The 18 year old replaced the 17 year old and it has lots of the complexity and finesse of the 17 year old. This whisky is made with 100% un-peated barley and this 20cl bottle offers a generous amount of whisky to share with friends.
Glengoyne is a Highland distillery located in Dumgoyne just to the north of Glasgow. A local landlord acquired a license to distill alcohol on that site in 1833. Some historical evidence suggests that illegal distillation took place all over Dumgoyne since at least the late 18th century. When the distillery opened it was called 'Burnfoot'. It was operated by the founding family until 1850.
The new owners sold it to Glasgow based blenders Lang Bros. Under their ownership the name of the distillery was changed to 'Glen Guin' and this name was eventually anglicised to Glengoyne, its current name. The distillery remained active throughout the many different changes of ownership it went through.
When the Robertson & Baxter group (Now Edrington Group) bought the Lang Bros. blending company in 1965 it promptly expanded Glengoyne's production capacity. The distillery continued producing spirit and marketed it as 'the un-peated' malt. In 2003 the distillery was taken over by the 10th largest distilling group in the world: Ian Macleod distillers. Sales of Glengoyne increased massively as a result.
A medium-long fermentation period of over 50 hours and a slow distillation yields a fruity, delicate and elegant spirit. The spirit has enough weight to withstand long maturation periods in ex-sherry casks.