Tasting Notes – Glengoyne 25 Year Old Sherry Oak
Appearance: Bright amber. Nose: Red fruits, old leather and brown sugar. Taste: Soft Oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang. Finish: Very long with spicy liquorice, slowly drying – from the distillery.
Back in 1820 George Connell secretly and illegally began distilling, avoiding the Exciseman, at Burnfoot Farm, which today is Glengoyne distillery. In 1833 he decided to work within the law and acquire a licence to distill at Glenguin of Burnfoot. It was in 1907 when the name changed to the Glengoyne distillery by the distillery manager, William McGeachie who retired in 1927 and his son David took over as the distillery manager. In 1966 the distillery was re-built to its present form to cope with demand and in 1977 David McNicol joined the distillery as Head Stillman.
In 2003 the distillery was bought from the Edrington Group to became a family owned business by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. and as years went by in 2014 the old barley kiln was converted into the Warehouse No.1 housing a display of oak casks.
Today the distillery offers Warehouse No.1 tours, tasting tours, malt master tours, masterclass tours and welcomes group visits. Open 7 days the shop offers a range of whiskies to buy and served by friendly staff.