The Distiller’s Art collection is a large range of single-cask bottlings showcasing the character of a region or of a distillery in particular. Bottled at natural cask strength, unadulterated with caramel or chill-filtration, these single malt and single grain selections are chosen from specially selected individual bourbon and sherry casks. The distinctive and straightforward design of the presentation does justice to the quality of the whisky and makes the Distiller’s Art bottle stand out on any shelf. All bottles are individually numbered.
The Glengoyne distillery is located near Glasgow - less than half an hour by taxi from the city center. Glengoyne is said to have been founded in 1833 on one of the strangest locations; precisely between the Highlands and the Lowlands. And while the 'house style' used to be relatively similar to that of other 'Midlands' distilleries like Deanston and Tullibardine (at least to my palate), they now seem to be aiming for a more pronounced 'Highlandish' profile. After Glengoyne was founded in 1833 it passed through the hands of a string of different owners, including John McLelland and the Lang Brothers. They changed the name of the distillery to Glen Guin in 1875, and then back again to Glengoyne around the year 1905.
Nose: Marzipan, buttery biscuits, freshly picked redcurrants
Palate: Honey drizzled over gingerbread and orange segments. Quite oaky at points
Finish: Brown sugar and mint leaf
Spirit Type: Single Malt Scotch