Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the launch of its oldest ever Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky expression.

Glengoyne 50 Year Old (45.8% ABV) which is a limited-edition release of just 150 bottles, comes presented in a special crystal decanter, which features an engraved goose emblem representing the geese who migrate to the Glen each winter.

Glengoyne 50 Year Old

The decanters come housed in a solid oak and gold display box, which also include a 25ml sample of the Glengoyne 50 Year Old, as well as individually hand-numbered book hand-signed by Distillery Manager Robbie Hughes.

This latest release in the Highlands based distillery’s Fine and Rare range, is said to deliver notes of Demerara sugar, walnuts, sweet pipe tobacco, red apples and cloves on the nose. Followed by notes of spicy oak, molasses, treacle and liquorice on the palate.

Glengoyne has also announced that it will be giving away one of the decanters, as part of an online ballot, opened for groups of five or more friends or family to submit an entry alongside a description of their perfect moment for savouring the Glengoyne 50 Year Old together next year.

Full details about the ballot can be found via: ballot.glengoyne.com Entrants have until Monday 14th December to gather their groups and submit their moments.

Commenting on the news, Robbie Hughes, Master Distiller at Glengoyne, said: “When we first filled hand-selected oak casks with our sweet, fruity, new make spirit back in the late 1960s, The Beatles were only just breaking up, Richard Nixon was US President, and Sesame Street debuted on television. A lot has changed while we’ve been waiting patiently for this unique release.”

He went onto say: “At Glengoyne we believe that patience is always rewarded. This year we’ve all had to sacrifice spending time with our loved ones or delay celebrations. That’s why we want to make these moments extra special in 2021 with a memorable whisky that, after waiting so long for just the right moment, is truly ready to be opened and savoured.”

Glengoyne 50 Year Old, will be available later this month directly from the distillery shop and from selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of £22,500.

Posted by Steve Rush