Glengoyne to release limited run of its 30 year old single malt

Glengoyne distillery has announced the launch of a limited release of its 30 year old single malt.

Published 19th Oct 2017
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The rare expression has been matured "exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks for three decades" in the highland distillery’s traditional dunnage warehouses, with only 6,000 bottles, crafted from just 13 casks, set to be available worldwide each year.

Bottled with an ABV of 46.8%, the 30-year-old is described as having "tangy flavours of plum compote, cinnamon and cloves".

Picture: Glengoyne


Presented in a solid oak box, which features an oak and rose gold bung and a hessian square, the limited release is priced at £600 a bottle.

Robbie Hughes, distillery manager at Glengoyne Distillery, said:  “We are delighted with the exceptional quality and taste of the Glengoyne 30 Year Old, it has certainly been worth the wait!

“Meticulous time and care has been given into selecting the perfect cask make up for this special bottling, ensuring the very highest quality liquid which truly reflects Glengoyne’s character. This distinctive malt is made up of 33 per cent first fill European oak sherry butts and 66 per cent specially selected refill sherry butts.

"The refill butts impart plenty of flavour and colour but do not dominate or overpower our spirit with too much oak. They also tend to be fresher and fruitier, good for balancing the richness and weight of the sherry casks, adding pleasant top notes and complexity.

"In this instance, the task was finding the right mix of refill cask to best showcase the sherry exceptional oloroso sherry casks we spend six years sourcing, ensuring incredible colour and an exceptional flavour profile.

“The Glengoyne 30 Year Old highlights the quality, time and care that goes into each and every one of our malts and we are sure this limited release will delight Glengoynefans, connoisseurs and collectors alike.”

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