Collection Glengoyne - Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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  • Glengoyne - Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    The Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery that has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1833 in Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow, Scotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland Single Malt Whisky that is matured in the Lowlands.

    Glengoyne is located on the Highland Line, the boundary between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands. Glengoyne's stills are in the Highlands, while the whisky casks mature across the road in the Lowlands.

    The distillery began distillation in 1833 and was then known as Burnfoot Distillery. It was originally owned by George Connell, who built the distillery and leased the surrounding land on which a warehouse was erected, which is still in use today. In 1876, the distillery was sold by Archibald G. MacLellen to the Glasgow-based Lang brothers.

    It is said that the Lang brothers intended to name the distillery Glengoyne, but due to a clerk's error, it was registered as Glen Guin. The name was later changed to Glengoyne, derived from "Glenguin" or "Glen of the Wild Geese."

    In 1984, the Lang brothers became whisky suppliers to the then Queen Mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's household. The royal warrant has since been transferred to Ian Macleod and is found on all Glengoyne products.

    In April 2003, Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. acquired the Glengoyne Distillery and the brands 'Glengoyne Single Malt' and 'Langs Blended Whisky.' With the acquisition of Glengoyne Distillery, Ian Macleod became a fully integrated distiller, blender, and bottler.

    Glengoyne is regularly referred to as "the most beautiful distillery in Scotland," having been in continuous operation for over 175 years and producing Highland Single Malt Whisky, with a current distillation capacity of over one million liters of alcohol and more than 35,000 visitors per year. Glengoyne is, alongside The Macallan and Bruichladdich, one of only three distilleries that use the low-yield but high-quality Golden Promise barley.

    Unlike many other malt whiskies, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry the barley but prefers using warm air. This avoidance of peat smoke gives Glengoyne Single Malts their clear and bright appearance and distinctive taste. This rare feature is marketed with the slogan "The authentic taste of malt whisky untainted by peat smoke." Because of the use of unpeated malt, Glengoyne has been described as stylistically closer to a Lowland Single Malt than a Highland Single Malt.