Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Malt Mission 2008 #262

Glengoyne 10yo
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
40% abv

We have had a pretty wide range of official releases from Glengoyne on the Malt Mission, but we still haven't had the Glengoyne 10yo. Well, Tuesday March 4 (Happy Birthday, Martha), today is your lucky day.

When Ian Macleod Distillers purchased the Glengoyne Distillery in 2003, there was real excitement for the future that could be sensed in whisky shops, the conversations of whisky nerds, and at the distillery itself. The picturesque distillery, complete with pagoda roof, babbling brook, and mountainous (am I exaggerating?) backdrop of Dumgoyne Hill, has been lucky to be in the good hands of a good company of good HUMAN people. Visit their website and email them, you will hear back, I promise. Visit the distillery, and you will BE back, I promise... not just for the beautiful setting, kind staff, and convenient location(1hr from Edinburgh,15 from Glasgow), but for the delicious spirit that they produce there.

This week, we will have the new string of Distillery Manager and Warehouseman's Choice whiskies. For all Glengoynes had on the mission click HERE.


Honeyed maltiness, unbuttered popcorn, light and sweet but with a weighty, oaky core.

Luscious mouthfeel. Grassy, grainy, breakfast cereals. A bit of the spice and sour fruit of sherry cask influence. Granny smith apples and cheddar, red licorice, oak and vanilla. Chewy malt finish with more oak.


The malted barley flavours are prominent and the mouthfeel is fantastic. Good, clean, unpeated Highland whisky.

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1 comment:

Lizard Seer said...

Glad to hear that the folks at Ian McLeod will answer emails personally. More than some whisky folks seem to do.

I received the wrong event ticket from my 'friends' at the SMWS, and despite 2 emails, have not heard back, despite the web-page saying they reply by the next working day.

I'm sure the Whisky & Cheese Tasting in Edinburgh will be a great event, but I booked a ticket for the New Members Tasting in London, and want to make the requisite travel and hotel plans. This does not make it easy.