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Glengoyne Launches Two New Limited Editions

12th December 2007

Dumgoyne, 30 November 2007;

Glengoyne is adding two new 70cl Limited Edition Single Cask Malts to their award-winning whisky portfolio.

Glengoyne distillery

Handpicked by a team of experts at Glengoyne and personally approved by the signature of Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager, the limited edition 14 Years Old and 20 Years Old is to meet the growing demand from Glengoyne enthusiasts keen to discover new and rare expressions from the highly respected distillery.

The two single casks have their own unique characteristics.   The 14 Years Old, mahogany in appearance, with a nose resembling crème brulée and vanilla ice cream with Black Forest Gateau, smells like a runaway dessert trolley doused in sherry. With its warm and spicy palate of dark cherries, sweet vanilla and dark bitter chocolate, it has a soft oak finish with a hint of salt. 

The 20 Years Old has the appearance of burnt sugar, jiggling with a reassuring fluidity.   With a nose of brown sugar, fresh strawberries, dark chocolate and fresh ground coffee, its palate is soft and silky with lots of sweet oak, rosehip syrup, sherry, raisins, pepper, marzipan and almonds, and a long, dry and peppery finish.

These exceptional malts are limited worldwide to 296 bottles of the 14 Years Old and 592 bottles of the 20 Years Old.   UK recommended retail prices per bottle start at £90 for the 14 Years Old and £125 for the 20 Years Old, reflecting their rarity.

Glengoyne 'The Real Taste of Malt' is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world and has been distilled at Glengoyne distillery since 1833. These new bottles join the award-winning core range, which includes the single malt 10 Years Old, 12 Years Old cask strength, 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old. 

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Notes to editors:

Unchill-filtered, natural
colour, cask strength and individually numbered limited edition single
bottlings, beautifully presented in solid wooden gift boxes

Single Cask 1993 (14 Years Old)

Appearance:    Mahogany

Nose:    Crème brulee & vanilla ice cream with Black Forest Gateau.  Smells like a runaway dessert trolley doused in sherry and set alight.

Palate:    Warm and spicy.  Dark cherries, sweet vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, warm soft spice, slight saltiness.

Finish:    Soft oak and a hint of salt

Wood Type: American Oak Sherry Hogshead

Cask No: 832

No. of Bottles: 296

Strength: 59.6% 70cl

Distillation Date: 12 April 1993

Bottling Date: September 2007

Approved by: Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager

Single Cask 1986 (20 Years Old)

Appearance: Burnt sugar.  Jiggles with a reassuring fluidity

Nose:  Brown sugar, fresh strawberries, dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee

Palate: Soft and silky with lots of sweet oak, rosehip syrup, sherry, raisins, peppery, marzipan and almonds

Finish: Long, dry and peppery

Wood Type: Spanish Oak Sherry Butt

Cask No: 1384

No. of Bottles: 592

Strength: 54.2% 70cl

Distillation Date: 3 November 1986

Bottling Date: September 2007

Approved By: Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager

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