Scottish single malt Glengoyne heads to the Oscars

Glengoyne is the Scotch of choice at this year’s 89th Academy Awards after it was selected as a ‘gift from Glasgow’ for each of the 14 stars presenting each of the world-renowned awards.

Published 25th Feb 2017
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The star-studded line-up of presenters, which include Hollywood royalty; Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson, will each receive a bottle of Glengoyne 10 Year Old so they can raise a toast to the awards before presenting the winners with their coveted golden statue.

The Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honour the best films of 2016 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday (26th February).

Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts at Ian Macleod Distillers, the company that own Glengoyne Distillery, said: “Having been approached by the team at the Oscars, we couldn’t be more thrilled that our Glengoyne 10 Year Old will be making its red carpet debut. Being Glasgow’s local distillery, it’s a privilege that our whisky will play its part in representing, not only the city, but Scotland at the awards. We hope all the presenters appreciated the sweet, complex flavours of Glengoyne!”

"We hope all the presenters appreciated the sweet, complex flavours of Glengoyne!”

Each of the bottles of Glengoyne 10 Year Old will be delivered to the 14 presenters’ dressing rooms ahead of the ceremony which commences at 1.30am UK time (5.30pm LA time), with the red carpet action beginning at midnight UK time.



Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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