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Robbie Hughes
*Distillery Manager

Ian Macleod Distillers


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Glengoyne distillery, nestled near Dumgoyne on the southwestern edge of the Scottish Highlands, boasts a unique approach to whisky production. Established in 1833 as Burnfoot distillery, it has a rich history of ownership changes and growth. Glengoyne's distinctive character is crafted through long fermentations and an exceptionally slow distillation process, resulting in a sweet and fruity new make spirit.

The distillery's proximity to the Highland Line, which divides the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, makes it a Highland single malt producer, but its whisky matures in the Lowlands. Glengoyne is known for its stunning location, often hailed as one of the most beautiful distilleries in Scotland, and it welcomes numerous visitors each year, including hikers on the West Highland Way.

What sets Glengoyne apart is its use of Golden Promise barley and the absence of peat smoke in the drying process, creating a clear and bright appearance and a distinctive flavor profile. This approach has earned Glengoyne the reputation of offering "the authentic taste of malt whisky untainted by peat smoke," making it stylistically closer to a Lowland single malt.

-Written (Mostly) by Robots-

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