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A Toast to Scotland's Finest

1st July 2009

Award-winning, independent Scottish brands Glengoyne Distillery,
MHOR, Loch Fyne Oysters and Tannoy hosted an exclusive event recently
(15 June) in honour of Scotland's Finest.

The four like-minded brands
came together in celebration of the country's innovative, inspiring and
entrepreneurial spirit entertaining VIP guests from across Scotland.

Taking place at the luxurious Audio Salon in Glasgow's West End, the
first prestigious Scotland's Finest event, attended by a number of
respected Scots such as David West, David Hutton, Cathy Boyd, Graham
Queen, Jack Ogston, Roddy Hart, Brian McAlinden (CBE) and Esther
O'Connor (pictured above) paid tribute to Scotland's successes in
fields as diverse as business, arts and sport.

The Scotland's Finest partnership brings together four successful,
innovative Scottish brands, who share a similar premium customer base
and business outlook. Glengoyne, Loch Fyne Oysters, MHOR and Tannoy
have all earned strong reputations in the UK and abroad with their
commitment to tradition, craftsmanship and outstanding quality.

Entertained by whisky blending and live music by up-and-coming
Scottish singer songwriter Roddy Hart, courtesy of Tannoy's latest
residential hi-fi system, Definition, guests enjoyed whisky cocktails
and culinary delights prepared by acclaimed chef Tom Lewis of Monachyle
Mhor. Expertly matching Glengoyne Single Malt's signature unpeated
flavours with Scotland's natural larder and fresh seafood from Loch
Fyne Oysters, delicacies included queen scallops served with beetroot,
chilli and lime salsa and seared venison with anchovy mustard and
garden leaves. 

Following an inspirational speech celebrating Scotland's unique
character and passion, by innovative Headmaster of Castlemilk High
School, Brian McAlinden CBE, guests toasted Scotland's Finest with a
dram of Glengoyne 40 Years Old, the distillery's oldest, rarest and
most valuable Single Malt, launching in August 2009.

Virginia Sumsion of LFO sucking oysters

Robbie Hughes and Iain Weir entertain the crowd with Glengoyne whisky

Leonard Russell and Tim Lount of Tannoy blending whisky

Kelly Cooper Barr and Tom Lewis whisky blending

Guests are welcomed with a Loch Fyne Oyster

Brian McAlinden CBE

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Notes to editor:

Founded in 1926, Tannoy is one of the world's leading specialists in
Residential Audio, Installation Speakers and Studio Monitors. A brand
name that can be found on many prestigious sound installations
throughout the world, examples include the Sydney Opera House, the Hong
Kong Convention Centre and the London Palladium Theatre.

Owned by independent family company, Ian Macleod Distillers,
Glengoyne, Scotland's most beautiful distillery, has been producing its
unique and complex, Highland Single Malt Whisky for over 175 years.
Using methods passed down for generations, Glengoyne has nurtured and
perfected the art of producing the authentic taste of Malt Whisky,
untainted by peat smoke. The result is a portfolio of multi-award
winning whiskies including the core 10, 17 and 21 Years Old range, as
well as special limited edition Single Malts, released each year.

A true food lover and entrepreneur, Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor,
rose to fame as a chef contestant on the BBC's Great British Menu.
Beginning with the award-wining Monachyle Mhor Hotel and Restaurant in
the heart of the Trossachs, Tom now also runs a fishmonger, bakery,
tearoom and livestock farm, under the MHOR brand. Deeply committed to
using and promoting the best produce Scotland has to offer, Tom has
become a passionate advocate of combining age-old Scottish methods with
innovation and contemporary flair.

For 30 years, Loch Fyne Oysters has been dedicated to enterprise
with respect for animals, people and ecology. From humble beginnings
selling oysters from a roadside stall, Loch Fyne Oysters is now one of
Scotland's best known brands.  Located on the spectacular shores of
Loch Fyne, the business now includes oyster and mussel farms,
traditional smokehouse, Oyster Bar (the original forerunner to Loch
Fyne Restaurants) and farm shop. One thing that has not changed over
the years is their absolute commitment to only the highest quality and
freshest produce from sustainable sources, reared and prepared using
traditional methods.