Posts Tagged ‘Glengoyne’

Just for Sweden

April 2, 2009

Our Swedish neighbours have a wee affinity for the Scottish tipple and often get special bottlings. Two very different distilleries are offering their wares purely to the Swedes this Spring.

The first one out is a very special Glengoyne expression – Glengoyne Swedish Oak Finish 16 Years (46.2% abv).

This is (I think) a dual cask bottling comprising of 660 bottles only available through the Swedish monopoly stores – Systembolaget. The price is to be 679 SEK (532 NOK/£58/€61) when it hits the stores in May. The plans for this edition started when Glengoyne in 2007 bought two casks made from Swedish oak from the Thorslundkagge Cooperage in Dyltabruk (Central Sweden, some 120 miles west of Stockholm).

The other is a limited edition whisky bottled at Cask Strength – Bowmore Laimrig (50,3%). Laimrig is gaelic for pier (or wharf, jetty, quay or landing according to Wiktionary). A total of 4.500 bottles have been made and are awaiting release, this also in May.The price for this one is 559 SEK (437 NOK/£47/€51). The whisky itself is 15 years old and has matured for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks before being transferred to ex-Oloroso casks for a period of 5 years.

Tasting notes: Dark amber colour, the nose brings a sweet aroma of Oloroso Sherry, figs and cocoa with a finely tuned smokiness and a hint of saltiness. On the palate it’s dark chocolate, sherry and dried fruits (rasins) with a lovely, long and lingering finish with smoky notes.


The Whisky Bus

August 1, 2008

Glengoyne Distillery has started a new service to make it easier for visitors to get to and from the distillery. The Whiskybus will run as a daily service half of the year (oct-easter it wil run weekends) from Glasgow City Centre and out to Glengoyne Distillery and back again.

The bus starts at the Tourist Information Centre at 2.10pm and goes via six of the city’s hotels (Hilton, Marriot, Radisson SAS, Jury’s Inn, Thistle and Crown Plaza) before heading out to Glengoyne.

The trip includes on-board entertainment, nosing competition, a Glengoyne Wee Tasting Tour (including Glengoyne 10yo and 17yo) and of course the transportation. All this for £18.50 per person. People who want to take advantage of this service can just hop on the bus on one of the stops, or call +44 (0)800 0141 495 to reserve a seat.

Visit The Whisky Bus for more information.