Glengoyne Distillery

The Brand

Glengoyne is a beautiful wee distillery, just north of Glasgow, that creates a wonderful dram through Scotland's slowest distillation. An award winning malt, it's the product of remarkable ingredients, an unconventional process, world class wood and the pride and passion of its people. 


Glengoyne has been continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow. The distillery is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands.

Located upon the Highland Line, the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, Glengoyne’s stills are in the Highlands while maturing casks of whisky rest across the road in the Lowlands.

Unlike many malt whisky distilleries today, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry their barley, but instead uses warm air.


Glengoyne Highland Single Malt has been the recipient of many presitigous awards from around the world.

  • San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2014
  • The Asian Spirits Masters 2014
  • China Wine and Spirits Awards 2014
  • International Spirits Challenge 2014


Glengoyne Distillery
Near Killearn
Glasgow, G63 9LB
T: +44 (0)1360 550 254


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Tasting Notes

Glengoyne 10 year old Highland Single Malt

Unlike most other single malts Glengoyne has been preserving the essence of its flavour for decades by using air-dried barley rather than barley dried using harsh peat smoke. The result is a more subtle, complex whisky in which all of the delicate flavours are freely allowed to express themselves.

  • Appearance: Golden yellow. Clear and bright
  • Nose: Sweet, with toffee and popcorn aromas. Slightly nutty, with fresh green apples coming through
  • Initial taste: Clean. Green apples and grass with a hint of sweet liquorice
  • After Water: Sweeter. Linseed oil and almonds.
  • Finish: Sweet and malty
  • Comments: Great introduction to Glengoyne range and a classic in its own right.

Glengoyne 12 year old Highland Single Malt

Lemon zest, toffee apples – and a scent of coconut. Hand-selected sherry casks help create this paradise of flavours and rich, golden colour. It’s the taste of Scotland’s slowest distillation, and our insistence on barley dried by air – never peat.

  • Appearance: Natural, rich gold
  • Nose: Coconut oil, honey, lemon zest, dried oak
  • Initial taste: Toffee apples, cinnamon spice, ginger, orange, shortbread
  • Finish: A hint of sherry and soft oak. Very well balanced
  • Comments: The subtle, complex flavours of slow distillation and 12 years in exquisite wood.

Glengoyne Cask Strength Highland Single Malt

Digestive biscuits, ripe bananas and a hint of pepper. This is the taste of Scotland’s slowest distillation, bottled as tradition insists: at cask strength, un-chillfiltered. Like every Glengoyne, the amber hue is created by time and oak, nothing more.

  • Appearance: Amber gold.
  • Nose: Warm baked custard, peppered strawberries, digestive biscuits, soft oak and a short sherbet tingle.
  • Initial taste: Thick rosehip syrup, Demerara sugar developing into a spicy, gooseberry dryness. Wonderful balance, nothing dominates.
  • After Water: Intensified syrup and green fruits.
  • Finish: Very long.
  • Comments: This is over 100 Proof, but you'd never know it.

Glengoyne 15 year old Highland Single Malt

Complex, sweet and rounded – with a spicy oak finish. This is the taste of distilling slower than anyone in Scotland, and of barley we dry by air, never peat. The flavours develop in hand-selected sherry casks – balancing deep character with light vanilla notes

  • Appearance: Bright gold
  • Nose: Initial hit of sweet lemon gives way to warm toffee popcorn.
  • Initial taste: Oily and mouth coating. Sweet citrus becomes walnuts and a nip of cinnamon.
  • Finish: Drying with subtle oak.
  • Comments: A brilliantly balanced, very approachable dram.

Glengoyne 18 year old Highland Single Malt

Spicy vanilla fruit, ripe apples and a rich, luxurious mouthfeel. This is the result of 18 long years and a generous proportion of first-fill sherry casks. And of the patience we take over the slowest distillation in Scotland. 

  • Appearance: Medium gold with a rich glow.
  • Nose: Awash with red apple, ripe melon and fresh banana. Heavenly and well rounded, it drifts into hot porridge topped with brown sugar.
  • Initial taste: Full bodied, round and rich. At first macerated fruits, marzipan and walnuts; then warm spices, dry cocoa and lingering Seville marmalade.
  • Finish: Long, warm and dry.
  • Comments: Remarkable depth. Each glass unveils more layers.

Glengoyne 21 year old Highland Single Malt

Christmas cake, honey and rich fruit – with a long cinnamon finish. Perfect after dinner, or frankly, anytime. We distil slower than anyone else in Scotland. Then we mature exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks, for twenty one character-building years.

  • Appearance: Deep Copper, meandering legs
  • Nose: Red apples, toffee, sherry, spicy strudel.
  • Initial taste: Lots of Sherry, honey, oak with a developing aromatic sensation. Ends with a heavenly cinnamon nip.
  • Finish: Long, sherry, spicy, warm and dry
  • Comments: Wonderfully deep copper hue and rich mouthfeel, the upshot of 21 years in the finest oak, snail-pace distillation and barley dried by air, never peat.

Glengoyne 25 Year Old Highland Single Malt Whisky

This bright amber beauty has red fruits, leather and brown sugar on the nose and soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang on the palate.The finish is very long with spicy liquorice.

  • Appearance: Bright amber
  • Nose: Red Fruits, old leather and brown sugar
  • Mouth Feel: Soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang
  • Finish: Very long, with spicy liquorice, slowly drying

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