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Christmas Food and Drink Festival at Glengoyne Distillery *CANCELLED*

27th October 2010

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather we have been forced to cancel the Glengoyne Food and Drink Festival which was due to take place on Saturday 4th December. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Experience the Real Taste of Malt and the Real Taste of Food.

What: Glengoyne Christmas Food and Whisky Festival

Brief description:  A fun day with entertainment and stalls for all the family, with local, like-minded food and drink partners, showcasing the best local produce from the area. 

Date: Saturday, 4 December 2010 - 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Location: The Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, Near Killearn, Glasgow   G63 9LB;  Tel:  +44 (0)1360 550 254

Cost:  £2.50 for adults (including a generous dram of Glengoyne) Under 18's Free

Further information:

Glengoyne, Scotland's most beautiful distillery, is pleased to announce that the second GLENGOYNE CHRISTMAS FOOD & WHISKY FESTIVAL will take place on SATURDAY 4th DECEMBER 2010. This Christmas event with local, like-minded food and drink partners will showcase the best SLOW produce from the area at the home of the SLOWEST distilled Scotch whisky.

Open from 10.30am - 4.30pm it will be a fun day aimed at all ages. In addition to food stalls there will be a range of unusual gift ideas and plenty of activities for all the family.

Distillery tours and tastings will be on offer as well as wonderful food from renowned local chef, TOM LEWIS of MONACHYLE MHOR and his team at MHORfish and MHORbread. Glasgow's DELIZIQUE and local favourites EDNMILL FARM SHOP will be among a host of other names. For the children there will be story-telling, face painting and of course Santa's Log Cabin - by the foot of the distillery waterfall at the end of a magical glen.

Building on the success of the 2008 event, Glengoyne have added a number of new initiatives, including a much wider range of food for consumption on the day, additional food and gift stalls, a farmers market, in-depth, one-off super-tastings to showcase the rarest and finest Glengoyne whisky, wandering minstrels, free wine, curry and MHOR master classes, additional heated areas, indoor parking, cooper racing (barrels, not cars) and, of course, a random fire engine.

Stuart Hendry, Brand and Development Manager for Glengoyne commented: "We've made a number of improvements this year, but been careful not to lose the unique atmosphere in the distillery courtyard which brought that elusive feeling of Christmas's past. There was something magical about the last festival and it is important to keep hold of that.

"This year's Festival will also see the launch of very special micro-release which will give whisky fans a unique insight into the maturation process. This ground breaking approach will appeal to whisky collectors and consumers alike.  Further details to follow mid November.

"Glengoyne award-winning Single Malts are made without cutting corners, resulting in a uniquely smooth whisky, which is distilled at a slower rate than any other.    We are proud of our 'slow' credentials and have been working with local producers such as Tom Lewis at Monachlye Mhor to celebrate these values as well as creating strong and growing links to local food producers and enthusiasts."  

Glengoyne Distillery, which offers an unrivalled visitor experience, is situated just 30 minutes outside Glasgow, looking out over the breath-taking West Highland Way.  The event is open to all ages.   

For directions and further information visit

Booking for the distillery tours is recommended - contact: 01360 550 229.

Glengoyne Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky encourages responsible drinking

Notes to editors:

Owned by independent family company, Ian Macleod Distillers, Glengoyne, Scotland's most beautiful distillery, has been producing its unique and complex, Highland Single Malt Scotch 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.

About Slow Food:

Slow Food began in Italy with the foundation of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonalds near the Spanish steps in Rome. The Slow Food organization spawned by the movement has expanded to include over 83,000 members with chapters in over 122 countries. All totaled, 800 local convivia chapters exist. 360 convivia in Italy " to which the name condotta (singular) / condotte (plural) applies " are composed of 35,000 members, along with 450 other regional chapters around the world. The organizational structure is decentralized: each convivium has a leader who is responsible for promoting local artisans, local farmers, and local flavors through regional events such as Taste Workshops, wine tastings, and farmers' markets.