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Choice Whiskies from the Glengoyne Distillery

9th November 2007

Dumgoyne, 09 November 2007:  Following the runaway success of Glengoyne's Mashmen range last year, the distillery's manager and two of its warehousemen have now been given the chance to prove that they are equally skilled when it comes to choosing the perfect whisky.

   

With a combined expertise of more than 84 years the distillery manager and warehousemen have used their knowledge to pick their favourite single casks that have been bottled and will be sold at the distillery shop and selected specialist retailers worldwide.

Robert (Robbie) Hughes, Glengoyne's distillery manager has chosen a wee Ruby Port oak cask (we only ever had the one) for his choice and comments, "The result is pure pleasure. This is a topaz coloured whisky that tastes of chocolate cherries with rich oak and peppery dried fruits.    Don't share it; you may never get another opportunity to taste such a dram.â?

Warehouseman William (Billy) Edmiston's dram is packed with sherry, crème brulee and chocolate.   "Experiencing this whisky is like meeting Billy, they are both full of character, robust and full bodied, they may appear challenging at first but they are well worth the effort.â?    

Finally Derrick ('Deek') Morrison, another warehouseman who has worked at Glengoyne for over 30 years, has opted for a cask that is rarely released, a young challenger.   "Light, fruity and fragrant, this is like walking through a field of ripe barley.    Deek has selected a whisky that truly reflects the Glengoyne character - well done Bud!â?

These latest limited edition 'Choice Malts' follows last Autumn's launch of the Mashmen range and the previous Autumn's Stillmen range, which proved hugely popular and won a host of Malt Maniacs awards.  

Stuart Hendry (Brand Heritage and Commercial Manager) commented, "Combining years of knowledge and know-how, these latest malts chosen by our distillery manager and warehousemen look set to challenge our previous Mashmen and Stillmen ranges.   Every whisky connoisseur would be well placed to have one or two of these bottles in their collection.â? 

All workers at Glengoyne pride themselves on practicing the traditional production methods and craftsmanship that date back since 1833.

Recommended UK retail prices (in the region of) are Robbie's Choice
£240, Billy's Choice £130 and Deek's Choice £67 per bottle.

Notes
to Editors



Unchill-filtered,
natural colour, cask strength and individually numbered, limited edition single
cask bottlings, each specially chosen by the Glengoyne Distillery Manager and
Warehousemen and beautifully presented in solid wooden gift boxes:


DISTILLER MANAGER

ROBBIE'S CHOICE (Aged 18 Years)

Wood
Type

RubyPort Hogshead

Details

A topaz coloured whisky that
tastes of chocolate cherries, with rich oak and peppery dried fruits.   

Cask
No

328

No.
of Bottles

277

Strength  at 70cl

55.1%

Distillation
Date

7th March 1989

Bottling
Date

September 2007

Approved
By

Robert Hughes

WAREHOUSEMAN

BILLY'S CHOICE (Aged 18 Years)

Wood
Type

Amontillado Hogshead

Details

Packed with sherry, crème brulee
and chocolate.  Full of character,
robust and full bodied.

Cask
No

1202

No.
of  Bottles

249

Strength  at 70cl

54.1%

Distillation
Date

6th July 1989

Bottling
Date

September 2007

Approved
By

William Edmiston

WAREHOUSEMAN

DEEK'S CHOICE (Aged 8 Years)

Wood
Type

Refill Hogshead

Details

Light, fruity and fragrant, this
is like walking through a field of ripe barley.

Cask
No

16

No.
of Bottles

321

Strength  at 70cl

60.9%

Distillation
Date

11th January 1999

Bottling
Date

September 2007

Approved
By

Derrick Morrison

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Iain
Weir

Marketing Director

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd.

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