Glengoyne debuts new 15-year-old whisky

Highland single malt brand Glengoyne has released a new 15-year-old whisky, matured in a combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks.

The expression will become a permanent addition to the brand’s range.

Glengoyne’s ‘light and fruity’ new make spirit has been blended together with whiskies matured in first-fill Bourbon and Sherry casks.

The Bourbon casks bring notes of sweet dark orchard fruits to the whisky, while the Sherry adds ‘oaky spice and vanilla’.

The nose offers hints of malt flour, fresh hay, dried fruits, citrus and rosehip, leading to flavours of tropical fruit, cinnamon, vanilla and apple. The finish is dry with gentle spice and lingering oak.

Katy Muggeridge, brand director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Glengoyne’s spirit spends three times as long in its stills than other whiskies, and this creates a distinctively light, smooth and fruity spirit style.

“For the 15-year-old, we wanted to showcase Glengoyne’s signature style brought to maturity in absolute balance from the combination of both Bourbon and Sherry casks.

“The first-fill maturation gives complex depth, bright tropical notes, and a spicy oak finish whilst the refill casks allow the fruity Glengoyne house style to shine through.”

The 43% ABV whisky is priced at £90 (US$101) per 700ml. It is available to buy from Glengoyne’s website, as well as leading specialist retailers.

In July, Glengoyne partnered with professional golf caddy Fanny Sunesson to highlight the ‘synergies’ between golf caddying and whisky-making.

The past year has seen Glengoyne create a whisky box that blocks phone signal and release a travel retail-exclusive 53-year-old single malt as the brand’s oldest whisky to date.

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