Glengoyne Distillery
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Glengoyne Distillery

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Glengoyne is a distillery like no other.  These tenth generation distillers never waver from the traditional methods passed down to them, and tradition counts for a lot.  Back in 1833, their whisky was created using many of the same methods used today.  The ingredients are the same too: barley, water and yeast.

These time honoured traditions and the carefully selected sherry casks result in the natural colours of the whisky.  From the light, golden hues of a 10 or 12 year old, to the deep ambers of a slightly older whisky and the rich copper glow that can only be achieved from decades in the finest sherry casks.

Visit Glengoyne, and opposite the distillery you'll see stone-built warehouses.  These traditional buildings are remarkable small and can only stack casks three high.  Storing casks here, where temperature is regulated by the bare earth and think stone walls, allows just the right amount of evaporation over the years - what's lost is known as the angels' share.

Cochran Cartwright was one of the first managers at Glengoyne and it's said that his ghost keeps a watchful eye on his prized whisky.  Evening guests at the distillery always raise a glass in his honour.  With a great range of tours, tasting sessions and masterclasses, there is something for everyone to experience at Glengoyne Distillery.  

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