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Glengoyne launches The Spirit of Time travel-retail collection

Ian Macleod Distillers is launching an exclusive global travel retail range for its Highland single malt whisky brand Glengoyne.

The Spirit of Time - Travel Exclusive Collection is being introduced in April as part of Glengoyne's global relaunch. Comprising three single malt expressions, the collection is presented in fully recyclable or reusable gift packs which bear the signature of Glengoyne distillery manager Robbie Hughes.

Ian Macleod Distillers' global travel retail director, William Ovens, said: "We are delighted to introduce to global travel retail The Spirit of Time, a collection which captures the very essence of Glengoyne, Scotland's slowest distilled malt whisky."

The Spirit of Time collection includes: Glengoyne 10 Years Old First Fill Edition (46% ABV), a first for the brand focusing on first-fill bourbon and sherry casks; Glengoyne 15 Years Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Edition (48% ABV), a follow-up to the Glengoyne Pedro Ximénez Cask from the Spirit of Oak range, limited to 3,000 bottles a year; and Glengoyne 26 Years Old Limited Edition (46.8% ABV), exclusively matured in oloroso sherry casks and limited to 1,400 bottles a year.

As well as the introduction of the new collection, Glengoyne's global relaunch includes a refreshed brand identity, with an updated illustration of its namesake goose and subtle new design cues alluding to its connection to time. 

The packaging for the Glengoyne 10 Years Old and 15 Years Old expressions is locally sourced, fully recyclable and free from plastic and magnets, while the Glengoyne 26 Years Old is presented in a wooden box with removable fitments and a plaque that can be replaced and personalised.

Ovens continues: "The Spirit of Time celebrates the role time plays in making whisky at Glengoyne Distillery, where for every minute other whiskies spend in stills ours spends three, all in the name of outstanding fruity flavour.

"This travel-exclusive collection gives consumers a unique opportunity to explore whiskies with time-honoured craft at the heart. As one of Scotland's greenest distilleries, it was also extremely important to us that our commitment to sustinability was reflected in the striking new packaging."

The Spirit of Time collection launches exclusively with Dufry in the UK from April.

20 April 2022 - Bethany Whymark