Scotland’s Glengoyne distillery, “unhurried since 1883,” recently unveiled a new 15 year old that’s become part of its core range.
The new Glengoyne 15 Year Old, according to those behind it, was aged in first fill sherry and bourbon casks. It is said to celebrate “the contrast and harmony” created by the interplay of these casks.
“Glengoyne’s spirit spends three times as long in its stills than other whiskies, and this creates a distinctively light, smooth and fruity spirit style,” said Katy Muggeridge, Brand Director at Ian Macleod Distillers, parent company of Glengoyne, in a prepared statement. “For the 15 Year Old, we wanted to showcase Glengoyne’s signature style brought to maturity in absolute balance from the combination of both bourbon and sherry casks. The first fill maturation gives complex depth, bright tropical notes, and a spicy oak finish whilst the refill casks allow the fruity Glengoyne house style to shine through.
“It’s an exciting and intriguing Glengoyne dram, with a unique flavour profile.”
Bottled at 43% ABV, the Glengoyne 15 Year Old is priced at £90 and available at leading specialist retailers around the world. Official tasting notes are below.
The whisky has a natural light amber hue and a rich bouquet of flavours; on the nose you can expect malt flour, fresh hay, dried fruits, citrus and Rosehip.
The palate is clean, with a gentle sweetness and a hint of tropical fruit. Cinnamon, vanilla and apple combine to evoke memories of a freshly baked apple pie. A pleasant dry finish is complemented by gentle spice and lingering oak.