Glengoyne 18 year old
Glengoyne 18 year old is the first filled and re-fill sherry cask-aged from this Highland distillery bordering the Lowlands. This single malt was introduced to replace the fabulous 17 year old. It is a very smooth, complex and elegant whisky.
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.
Ian Macleod distillers
A family owned and family run business started over 80 years ago. These days some people estimate that this company is the 10th largest whisky producer in the world. Prestigious distilleries like Glengoyne and Tamdhu are part of the company's portfolio. Popular brands like Smokehead, Isle of Skye, Langs, Pig's nose and many others are also part of this exciting company's portfolio.