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Glengoyne launches three limited editions

24th October 2008

Edinburgh, 24 October 2008:In celebration of Glengoyne's 175th year, the distillery is adding three new 70cl Limited Edition Single Cask Malts to their award-winning whisky portfolio.

Handpicked by a team of experts at Glengoyne and personally approved by the signature of Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager, the limited edition 11 Years Old, 16 Years Old and 19 Years Old are to meet the growing demand from Glengoyne enthusiasts, keen to discover new and rare expressions from the highly respected distillery.

The three single casks each have their own unique characteristics.   The 11 Years Old, described as deep auburn with slow legs in appearance, offers a sweet nose of chocolate cake mix and warm sherry, complemented by a palate of plums and rum and raisin ice-cream with a long and oaky finish.

The 16 Years Old, from a refill hogshead cask, is gold in appearance, with a nose of summer fruits and strawberry ice-lollies. A palate of bananas and cream then develops to stewed apples and grapefruit, before a very long and slow finish.  

Described in appearance as dark mahogany with a ruby glow, the 19 Years Old Glengoyne is a classic after dinner dram. Starting sweet on the palate before getting beefy with prunes, this full flavoured Single Malt offers a long and dry finish. 

These exceptional malts are limited worldwide to 301 bottles of the 11 Years Old, 287 bottles of the 16 Years Old and 262 bottles of the 19 Years Old.   UK recommended retail prices for these very limited bottles start at £105 for the 11 Years Old, £145 for the 16 Years Old and £169 for the 19 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.

For further information visit: www.glengoyne.com

Glengoyne encourages responsible drinking

www.glengoyne.com  www.drinkaware.co.ukwww.scotch-whisky.org.uk

 

-ENDS-

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or

Iain Weir                                                                    

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Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd.                                          

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Notes to Editors

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

1997 (11 Years Old) Single Cask



Description

Appearance: Deep auburn with slow legs

Nose: Chocolate cake mix, vanilla, sugar and warm sherry

Palate: Sweet, luxurious and mouth-coating. Exercises the tongue with plums, rum and raisin ice cream - a heavenly drop.

Finish: Long and oaky

Wood Type: European Oak Sherry Hogshead

Cask No.: 2692

No. of Bottles : 301

Strength : 56.3% 70cl

Distillation Date : 17 June 1997

Bottling Date : September 2008

Approved By : Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager

1992 (16 Years) Single Cask

Description

Appearance: Gold.

Nose: Summer fruits, strawberry ice lollies and clotted cream.

Palate: Bananas and cream become stewed apples and grapefruit. Oaky tannins too.

Finish: Very long finish, slowly dries

Description

Appearance: Gold.

Nose:  Summer fruits, strawberry ice lollies and clotted cream.

Palate: Bananas and cream become stewed apples and grapefruit. Oaky tannins too.

Finish: Very long finish, slowly dries.

Wood Type : Refill Hogshead

Cask No. : 2078

No. of Bottles : 287

Strength : 52.3% 70cl

Distillation Date : 8 September 1992

Bottling Date : September 2008

Approved By : Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager

1989 (19 Years Old) Single Cask

Description

Appearance:  Dark mahogany with a ruby glow

Nose: Dark bitter chocolate, raisins, burnt toffee and leather

Palate: Starts sweet, gets 'beefy', turns into prunes then dries.  Very full flavoured - classic after dinner dram.

Finish: Long and dry

Description

Appearance:    Dark mahogany with a ruby glow.

Nose:    Dark bitter chocolate, raisins, burnt toffee and leather.

Palate:    Starts sweet, gets 'beefy', turns into prunes then dries.  Very full flavoured - classic after dinner dram.

Finish:    Long and dry.

Wood Type : Oloroso Hogshead

Cask No. : 1200

No. of Bottles : 262

Strength : 53.4% 70cl

Distillation Date : 6 July 1989

Bottling Date : September 2008

Approved By : Robbie Hughes, Distillery Manager