Glengoyne Whisky Distillery
Located in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands of Scotland, Glengoyne Whisky Distillery is one of the few distilleries producing whisky in this part of Scotland today.
Telephone :01360 550254
Fax :01360 550094
Owning Company :Lang Brothers Ltd
Production Status :Operational
Source :Distillery Burn from Campsie Hills
Age when bottled :10, 12 & 17 yrs
Strength :10 yr: 40%, 17 yr: 43%
No. of Spirit Stills :2
Cask Woods :Refill whisky & ex-sherry oak
Visitors per annum :40000
Special Bottlings :Vintage bottlings distilled on Christmas Day, 1967
Export Bottlings :12 yrs, 40% & 43%
Tasting Notes :10 yr
Nose :A light, fresh aroma
Taste :Light, pleasant well balanced and moreish
Comments :Another great introduction to malts. The 17-year old is impressive. Only unpeated malt is used at Glengoyne.
Description :Located in the Campsie Fells, Glengoyne Distillery was first licensed in 1833, and is Scotland's most southerly Highland distillery. The distillery was purchased by Lang Brothers in 1876, and is still owned by the same company. It draws water from a 50-foot waterfall in the Glengoyne Burn, to the north of the OHighland Line', and produces Scotland's only unpeated whisky. Naturally malted barley is used here, and the whisky produced is smooth and refined, with a light, fresh, delicate nose. The distillery offers tours, and there is a shop and Heritage Room, which houses a cooperage display, and old artefacts. Admission includes a free dram.
Directions :On A81, 2 miles S of Killearn, Dumgoyne, Stirlingshire.
Opening Hours :Open all year: Mon-Sat 10.00-16.00, Sun 12.00-16.00; closed 25 Dec & 1 Jan.