Glengoyne

The Glengoyne distillery is located north of the border of the Highlands and the Lowlands near Glasgow near the town of Aberfoyle. The famous footpath, called the "West Highland Way", which runs from Glasgow to Fort William, is right next to the distillery, making it a lovely stopping place for walkers. The name Glengoyne comes from Gaelic and means "Valley of the Goose". In the quiet and secluded "Glen Guin", hidden behind the "Hill of Dumgoyne", the Glengoyne Distillery keeps the secret of the necessity and importance of clean air and cool clean water to make the perfect "unpeated" malt Scotch whiskey. to stoke. In the year 1833, one of the then 13 illegal distilleries was legalized. It was then called Burnfoot in 1905 and the current name Glengoyne was given to the distillery. The stillhouse contains one wash still and two smaller spirit stills. These are heated by steam. Sherry casks are used to mature the whiskey. The malt used at Glengoyne is not dried with peat but with hot air, and the use of the Scottish barley variant Golden Promise also plays a role in the soft taste. The water comes from the Glengoyne Burn, this falls from the Dumgoyne Hill like a waterfall just behind the distillery straight down. Due to the extremely slow distillation process that is followed here and that the malt is not dried with peat but with steam, Glengoyne produces a malt that is very light in character. So there is no dominant peat taste in the aftertaste, but Glengoyne malt whiskey has a subtle and complex taste, in which all the delicate aromas can develop.

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