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Glengoyne releases 25YO in bespoke packaging

Glengoyne is expanding its portfolio of Highland single malt Scotch whisky with the release of a 25 Year Old bottling. Matured exclusively in sherry casks the malt is an important addition, the distillery says, to its collection, which includes the 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 year old and cask strength malts.

Good Creative in Glasgow designed the new packaging for the malt, which is presented in a heavy bespoke bottle made by Stölzle Glass and an outer box supplied by PPS Packaging. The bottle features a fine metal stopper, crafted cartouche and delicately branded neck tag and is displayed in an oak box with an engraved plinth. The exterior of the pack has a subtly varnished feather pattern.

Commenting on the new malt, Iain Weir, marketing director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said:  “The Glengoyne 25YO is an extremely special malt. Matured in our traditional dunnage warehouses for 25 years in the finest European oak sherry casks, unchill-filtered and bottled as taste insists at 48%ABV, the result is a flavour of soft oak, cinnamon, stewed fruits and a Seville marmalade tang.  A perfect after dinner dram.”

Glengoyne is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. Unlike most other single malt whiskies, Glengoyne dries its malted barley using only warm air resulting in this extremely subtle yet complex malt where all the delicate flavours are freely expressed.

Glengoyne Distillery - highly regarded as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery in Dumgoyne near Loch Lomond – runs its stills slower than any other distillery, supporting the claim that Glengoyne genuinely is “Worth the Wait”.

The Glengoyne 25YO will be available from April. The UK RRP for the 70cl bottle is £250.

4 April 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor