Thursday, June 20, 2024


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the launch of the first expression in a new limited-edition series, from its Highland based Glengoyne Distillery.

Glengoyne Summer Solstice (59% ABV) is a single cask, single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 2008 and matured in a Bourbon barrel.

Glengoyne Summer Solstice

Glengoyne Summer Solstice came to life following a project true to the distillery’s reputation of being one of Scotland’s slowest distilled whisky. Over a year in the making, 12 pinhole cameras were installed at the distillery to track the sun’s path through the sky and watch its influence on the maturation of the casks.

After patiently waiting, the cameras captured imagery of Glengoyne through sun, wind, ice and snow and created beautiful solargraphy to show the path of the sun over Glengoyne, inspiring the creation of the new series.

Glengoyne Summer Solstice, is said to deliver notes of raspberry, vanilla, desiccated coconut, white grape, lime, soft oak, Swiss meringue and dark coffee beans on the nose. Followed by notes of vanilla, strawberry coulis, banana, apricot and white chocolate on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne Distillery Manager, said: “I’m so pleased to unveil the first expression in Glengoyne’s Solstice Series, with our Summer Solstice expression. Inspired by a solography project that took place at our distillery over 12 months, the expression celebrates the movement of the sun between the summer solstices, signifying long summer evenings and the journey we’ve travelled from darkness to light. Everything we do at Glengoyne, we do with patience, dedication and the understanding that perfection takes time. We’ve a wonderful community of whisky lovers who appreciate and understand Glengoyne’s unhurried philosophy, so sharing this special release exclusively with our Glengoyne Family members is our way of thanking them.”

Limited to 168 bottles, Glengoyne Summer Solstice, is now available exclusively to members of its free to join Glengoyne Family club - via its website, for a RRP of £260.00.

Posted by Steve Rush