Glengoyne 1996 21yo ‘Old Particular’

ABV:   49.5 %


Price:  £95.95 (£79.96 + VAT)


Glengoyne Distillery:

Source: Blairgar Burn, Loch Lomond

1820   - George Connell began illicit distilling at Burnfoot Farm from a hidden waterfall in a miniature glen – to avoid the Excisemen.

1833   - ‘Glenguin of Burnfoot’ established = nearly 200 years

1907   - name changed to Glengoyne 1907

Glengoyne is derived from ‘Glen Guin’ – or ‘glen of the wild geese’.

Production:    1.1m litres pa

Still family-owned by the Laing family. The Glengoyne Distillery is situated in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands of Scotland close to a small river that flows into the famous Loch Lomond.

Barley is dried by air - founders established this tradition through necessity: there is no peat in the soil around Dumgoyne. This means there is no smokiness in their whisky nor is there any colouring added.


This whisky - from a single first fill European Oak Sherry cask filled in 1996; bottled in Feb 2018 – one of 211 bottles

Colour:    Deep Copper

Nose:    Warm apple crumble with a touch of cinnamon spice developing to juicy barley.

Palate:    Thick and creamy – buttered wholemeal bread with apricot jam and vanilla custard.

Finish:    Long – ripe bananas, nectarines and caramelised nuts with a hint of charred oak.