Glengoyne launches new port cask finish
Mon, 13 Sep 2010
Whisky connoisseurs will be delighted to hear that for the first time in its 175 year history, Glengoyne will have a special cask finish as a permanent addition to their multi-award winning core range, with a different limited edition finish always on offer to the consumer.
The first of the new cask finishes to be launched is a limited edition 13 Years Old Port Cask Finish which takes Glengoyne's subtle, complex Highland Single Malt to a new level whilst still capturing the authentic 'Real Taste of Malt', created by the slowest distillation in Scotland and untainted by peat smoke. Only 2817 bottles of the 13 Years Old Port Cask are available and will be replaced by a different cask finish when sold out.
The new addition to the core range is described as having a nose of soft malt and gentle amber wood with notes of gingerbread and cloves. The fruity body of the Port wood Finish hits the palate with hints of lemon zest and spicy bubblegum before leaving a taste of citrus and peppermint in its wake.
The branded wooden presentation box clearly shows the bottle and label, whilst tasting notes, history of the Glengoyne Distillery and notes on the whisky making process bring the new Port Cask Finish to life.
Previously Glengoyne cask finishes have only been available to specialist retailers who opted to buy whole casks exclusively for their customers. This addition to the core range means that special cask finishes will now be available to a larger number of consumers through a greater number of channels including www.glengoyne.com.
Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers commented: 'There is a growing demand for Glengoyne Cask Finishes, by including a different finish in the core range at all times we can make it easier for Glengoyne drinkers to access a variety of finishes.
'Glengoyne Cask Finishes only ever enhance and add to the flavour and character, and never detract from or mask the high quality taste of our whisky.'
The new Port Cask Finish will be available throughout the UK and worldwide from specialist retailers and online at RRP £65, 70cl - visit www.glengoyne.com.
Award-winning Glengoyne is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world and has been distilled at Glengoyne distillery since 1833. The Glengoyne portfolio consists of the 10 Years Old, 12 Years Old Cask Strength, 12 Years Old at 43%, 17 Years Old , 21 Years Old and Vintage 1972 as well as other limited edition special bottlings.