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Glengoyne scoop two Gold's at The Asian Spirits Masters 2016

10th May 2016

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating after bringing home two Gold medals from this year’s Asian Spirits Masters for both their 21 Year Old and 25 Year Old expressions.


Held in April and organised by drinks trade publication, The Spirits Business, the competition honours the rapidly growing Asian market. Chaired by Kristiane Sherry, Editor of The Spirits Magazine, the panel of well respected and knowledgeable judges blind tasted and judged each entry on their own merit.


The bold, complex flavours of the two expressions, which form part of the Glengoyne core collection, fought off stiff competition from a variety of leading global brands including The Balvenie, The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich in the Single Malt category- one of the most popular categories in the competition.


Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers owners of Glengoyne said: “The Asian market is one of the most important spirits markets in the world so for two of our expressions to win Gold is something we are incredibly proud of.


“The Asian market knows good Scotch whisky and we are thrilled the premium quality of our Single Malt has been recognised.”


The Asian Spirits Masters is now in its fourth year and is an extension of the existing Masters competitions held by The Spirits Business. This year’s competition took place in Chinatown’s Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour located in central London.


Notes to Editors

Glengoyne Distillery is owned by one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. It is highly regarded as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.

Glengoyne, uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence, runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the rich, bold flavours for which the brand is known. Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in the finest sherry casks from within its traditional dunnage warehouses. 

Glengoyne 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nose: Red apples, spicy strudel, toffee, sherry and dried fruits. Christmas cake in a glass.

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

Finish: Long, sherry, spicy, warm and dry.

Glengoyne 25 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nose: Red fruits, old leather, brown sugar and raisins.

Palate: Soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang.

Finish: Very long with spicy liquorice, slowly drying.


For more information, please contact:

Emma Craig

Taste Communications


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