Glengoyne 1996 21yo ‘Old Particular’ - August 2018
Glengoyne 1996 21yo ‘Old Particular’
ABV: 49.5 %
Price: £95.95 (£79.96 + VAT)
Source: Blairgar Burn, Loch Lomond
1820 - George Connell began illicit distilling at Burnfoot Farm from a hidden waterfall in a miniature glen – to avoid the Excisemen.
1833 - ‘Glenguin of Burnfoot’ established = nearly 200 years
1907 - name changed to Glengoyne 1907
Glengoyne is derived from ‘Glen Guin’ – or ‘glen of the wild geese’.
Production: 1.1m litres pa
Still family-owned by the Laing family. The Glengoyne Distillery is situated in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands of Scotland close to a small river that flows into the famous Loch Lomond.
Barley is dried by air - founders established this tradition through necessity: there is no peat in the soil around Dumgoyne. This means there is no smokiness in their whisky nor is there any colouring added.
This whisky - from a single first fill European Oak Sherry cask filled in 1996; bottled in Feb 2018 – one of 211 bottles
Colour: Deep Copper
Nose: Warm apple crumble with a touch of cinnamon spice developing to juicy barley.
Palate: Thick and creamy – buttered wholemeal bread with apricot jam and vanilla custard.
Finish: Long – ripe bananas, nectarines and caramelised nuts with a hint of charred oak.