- The 15 Year Old becomes latest addition to Glengoyne’s award-winning core collection
- Aged in first fill sherry and bourbon casks, the new bottling celebrates the contrast and harmony creates by the interplay of these casks
- Priced at £90, the bottle is available now via Glengoyne.com and specialist retailers across the globe
Glengoyne has unveiled a new 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt, celebrating the contrast and harmony created by the interplay of its sherry and bourbon casks. The new dram will become a staple of the Highland distiller’s award-winning core collection.
As Scotland’s slowest distilled single malt whisky, Glengoyne new make has a light and fruity signature spirit style. To complement this, the new 15 Year Old marries together whiskies wholly matured in first fill bourbon and sherry casks to deliver sweet dark orchard fruits from the former and oaky spice and vanilla from the latter.
The result is a complex dram that’s recognisably Glengoyne – but seen from a different perspective. The whisky has a natural light amber hue and a rich bouquet of flavours; on the nose you can expect malt flour, fresh hay, dried fruits, citrus and Rosehip.
The palate is clean, with a gentle sweetness and a hint of tropical fruit. Cinnamon, vanilla and apple combine to evoke memories of a freshly baked apple pie. A pleasant dry finish is complemented by gentle spice and lingering oak.
Katy Muggeridge, Brand Director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Glengoyne’s spirit spends three times as long in its stills than other whiskies, and this creates a distinctively light, smooth and fruity spirit style.
“For the 15 Year Old, we wanted to showcase Glengoyne’s signature style brought to maturity in absolute balance from the combination of both bourbon and sherry casks. The first fill maturation gives complex depth, bright tropical notes, and a spicy oak finish whilst the refill casks allow the fruity Glengoyne house style to shine through. It’s an exciting and intriguing Glengoyne dram, with a unique flavour profile.”
Bottled at 43% ABV, the Glengoyne 15 Year Old is priced at £90 and available to buy direct from Glengoyne.com, as well as leading specialist retailers.