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Glengoyne Launches New Port Cask Finish Addition to Core Range

2nd September 2010

For the first time in its 175 year history Glengoyne will have a special cask finish as a permanent addition to their multi-award winning core range, with a different limited edition finish always on offer to the consumer.

The first of the new cask finishes to be launched is a limited edition 13 Years Old Port Cask Finish which takes Glengoyne's subtle, complex Highland Single Malt to a new level whilst still capturing the authentic 'Real Taste of Malt', created by the slowest distilling speed in Scotland and untainted by peatsmoke. Only 2,817 bottles of the 13 Years Old Port Cask are available and will be replaced by a different cask finish when sold out.

The new addition to the core range is described as having a nose of soft malt and gentle amber wood with notes of gingerbread and cloves. The fruity body of the Portwood Finish hits the palate with hints of lemon zest and spicy bubblegum before leaving a taste of citrus and peppermint in its wake.

The wooden presentation box reflects the high quality and craftmanship present in the Glengoyne range, whilst tasting notes, history of the Glengoyne Distillery and notes on the whisky making process bring the new Port Cask Finish to life.

Previously Glengoyne cask finishes have only been available to specialist retailers who opted to buy whole casks exclusively for their customers. This addition to the core range means that special cask finishes will now be available to a larger number of consumers through a greater number of channels including

Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers commented: "There has always been a demand for Glengoyne Cask Finishes, by including a different finish in the core range at all times we can make it easier for Glengoyne drinkers to access a variety of finishes."

"Glengoyne Cask Finishes only ever enhance and add to the flavour, and never detract from or mask the high quality taste of our whisky."

The new Port Cask Finish will be available throughout the UK and worldwide from specialist retailers and online at RRP £65, 70cl.

Award-winning Glengoyne is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world and has been distilled at Glengoyne distillery since 1833. The Glengoyne portfolio consists of the 10 Years Old, 12 Years Old Cask Strength, 12 Years Old at 43%, 17 Years Old , 21 Years Old and Vintage 1972 as well as other limited edition special bottlings.

Tasting Notes:

Glengoyne 13 YO, Port Cask Finish

Appearance: Bright amber.

Nose: Gingerbread with walnuts and cloves, soft malt and gentle amber wood.

Palate: Clean fruity burst with spicy bubblegum, dried apricot, lemon zest and malt syrup.

Finish: Dries, spiced vanilla sponge with citrus and peppermint.

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