For those who don’t know it, the distillery is neat and in a spectacular setting, with its own waterfall and woodland walks. More importantly, it serves some delicious drams!
Our first, welcoming glass was the standard 10-year-old, a light, eminently quaffable malt, followed by a much more complex and rounded 17-year-old. Before a tour of the distillery we sampled a 12-year-old cask strength which was light years away from the standard offering and was perceived by many of us as being the best of the day so far.
Better, far, far, better was to come. After the tour of this Highland distillery (it sits just inside the Highland Fault) we crossed the road to the warehouses where the ‘long sleep’ takes place – in the lowlands!
Perhaps this is why many regard Glengoyne as more typically lowland than Highland.
Back to the shop for a more leisurely tasting including a 21YO, a 31YO cask strength and an incredible 31YO single cask at 51.8%.
A newer addition to the range was the Glengoyne Limited Edition Scottish Oak Wood Finish (43% Alc./Vol). This 15-year old was a magnificent expression, and was the final dram of the day
A wonderful experience for our maiden voyage and for many the beginning of a long relationship with this fine distillery.
toshie, great review of the distillery, sounds like a very tranquil place to visit. Maybe my trip next spring will include it.
We visited the distillery a few years ago and it was our last on the trip, a fine way to end the adventure.
Lawrence wrote:A fine report, Toshie, thanks (although you might want to get out your editing ax ).
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!!!
Yeah, no kidding...but toshie's was a technical problem, not one of substance. Anyway, at least I don't repeat myself at least I don't repeat myself at least I don't repeat myself at least I don't repeat myself within a single post. Usually.
Frodo wrote:hpulley wrote:... Now I've had a conversation with him as well (he's also the importer/agent for Ardbeg). Always pays to communicate!
Harry! Ask him if we can get the Ardbeg Very Young or Serendipity at the LCBO any time soon...
I stumped for Uigeadail, LOTI and AVY but not Serendipity. Generally I just said, "import more Ardbeg!" so hopefully he'll comply. Nothing as imminent as the other Glengoynes, unfortunately but I'll let you know in advance if I hear anything.
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