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Glengoyne Launch Core Range Miniature Tin

10th July 2008

Dumgoyne, 09 July 2008; Glengoyne Distillery has launched its first ever miniature pack containing the award winning 10, 17 and 21 Years Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Ideal for specialists, gift and travel retail markets, the stylish black and gold branded tin with solid plastic window safely stores three 5cl bottles of Glengoyne's core range, each snugly held in place by a circular black foam base. Inside the pack, a small distillery booklet provides further information on Glengoyne's 175-year history, many awards and the whisky's famed un-peated 'Real Taste of Malt'.

The decision to introduce a miniature pack follows extensive market research by the brand owners, Ian Macleod Distillers, which revealed a strong consumer demand for a miniature collection of Glengoyne's core range.  The robust design of the packaging reflects the customers' need to protect the product when travelling, while the 5cl bottles and compact tin provide a practical solution to certain luggage restrictions.

Iain Weir, Marketing Director at Ian Macleod Distillers commented: "Glengoyne is one of the leading premium and award winning malt whiskies in the world.  The design of the new miniature pack therefore had to be practical, but also reflect the premium quality of its contents. The miniature pack is the perfect introduction to Glengoyne and we expect it to be an excellent recruiter to the brand." 

Unlike most other single malts, Glengoyne captures the "authentic taste of malt whisky untainted by peat smoke". The result is a more subtle, complex whisky in which all of the delicate flavours are freely allowed to express themselves.  The new Glengoyne miniature pack will allow customers to experience the unmasked character of Glengoyne while appreciating the differing and unique characters of the 10, 17 and 21 Years Old Single Malts.

The Glengoyne miniature tin pack will be launched worldwide in July, RRP in the UK is £15.99 (.99) and will be available to buy in most good whisky retailers or online at

For further information on UK distribution contact Harvey-Miller Wine & Spirits Agency on tel: 08445 611252. The Glengoyne Miniature pack will also be available through the new HMWSA online shop

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Tasting Notes:

Glengoyne 10 Year Old

Appearance: Golden yellow, clear and bright

Nose: Sweet, with toffee and popcorn aromas. Slightly nutty, with fresh green apples coming through

Mouthfeel: Warming

Initial Taste: Clean. Green apples and grass with a hint of sweet liquorice

After Water: Sweeter. Linseed oil and almonds

Finish: Sweet and malty

Comments: Great introduction to the Glengoyne range

Glengoyne 17 Year Old

Appearance: Medium gold with a rich glow

Nose: Some sherry, Christmas pudding. Plenty of fruit - raisins, ripe apples and tinned oranges in syrup

Mouthfeel: Rich, mouth-coating

Initial taste: Malty, treacle, slightly nutty. Orange peel, apple compote. Rich oak

After Water: Pear Drops and vanilla

Finish: Long and rich, with spicy oak

Comments: Multi award winning dram. One of the greats. Possibly the best pound for pound dram on the market


Glengoyne 21 Year Old

Appearance: Deep Copper, meandering legs

Nose: Red apples, toffee, sherry, spicy strudel

Mouthfeel: Coating

Initial Taste: Lots of Sherry, honey, oak with a developing aromatic sensation. Ends with a heavenly cinnamon nip

Finish: Long, sherry, spicy, warm and dry

Comments: New in April 2007. Glengoyne 21 now achieves the optimum balance of flavours and the maximum benefits from our specially selected 100% first fill European Oak Sherry casks