The Glengoyne distillery is located near Glasgow - less than half an hour by taxi from the city centre. Glengoyne is said to have been founded in 1833 on the strangest of 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 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: Orange cream, cinnamon, oak and a touch of sea salt
Palate: Mint chocolate, prunes, dates and a hearty backbone of malt
Finish: Lasting spiciness - white pepper, light smoke and a touch of herb