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Glengoyne

Region: Highlands
District: Western

Glengoyne Distillery is located in a wooded glen near Loch Lomond in one of the most beautiful sites for a distillery. It may have been established as early as 1833 and was formerly known as Burn Foot and Glen Guin. It has a pretty waterfall that falls into the natural hollow that forms the distillery's dam, creating a pool where ducks swim. The distillery, being so close to Glasgow, has become a tourist attraction, drawing 30,000 visitors in 1991. An attractive visitors' center serves the distillery well. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Glengoyne spirit is that it is produced entirely from unpeated malt. About one-third of the spirit is matured in sherry casks. It is a most unusual malt, but well worth a taste--or two--or...

10 year old

Proof 80
Color Golden
Nose Fruity and fresh. Warm, with a trace of sherry and flowers.
Body Light to medium.
Palate Clean, sweet, round and fresh. Velvety.
Finish Sweet. Medium length.

12 year old

Proof 80
Color Light gold or straw-like.
Nose Fresh, fruity, clean and round. smooth, with floral and sherry notes.
Body Light to medium.
Palate Clean, round and some sweetness. A little smoother than the 10-year-old bottling.
Finish Quite long, with some sweetness and a faint hint of wood.

17 year old

Proof 86
Color Golden
Nose Fruity and fresh. Some sherry and wood.
Body Medium
Palate Clean, sweet and round. Some oak and vanilla.
Finish Long, with some spice and sherry.

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