Glengoyne Announces New Non Age Statement Legacy Series - The Whiskey Wash

Glengoyne Announces New Non Age Statement Legacy Series

By Katelyn Best / March 4, 2019

Glengoyne Distillery has announced a new series of annual non age statement single malt Scotch whiskies honoring “the fascinating stories of the people, place and history of Glengoyne Distillery,” according to a press release. Each release in the Legacy Series will represent a different chapter in the distillery’s history; the first bottling, called Chapter One, is just out recently.

Chapter One honors Cochrane Cartwright, “the legendary distillery manager who transformed the distillery in 1869 by slowing the stills, making them the slowest in Scotland, and introducing sherry cask maturation to Glengoyne,” according to the press release. “These changes brought a remarkable amplification of the sweet, fruity characteristics for which Glengoyne is now renowned.”

Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter One

Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter One (image via Glengoyne)

True to that history, this expression was aged partially in first-fill European oak oloroso casks, along with Glengoyne’s own “prized refill casks.” The distillery writes that these barrels “allow the iconic sweet, fruity house style of Glengoyne Distillery, as established by Cartwright, to shine through.” The no-age-statement expression is bottled at 48% ABV.

Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter One is available on shelves for a price point of around £55, or about $70 USD. Official tasting notes from the distillery are as follows:

  • Color: Amber
  • Nose: Full and rich, sticky toffee pudding with dates and vanilla custard, warm pear and cinnamon
  • Palate: Mouth coating and thick; layers of sweet, fruity sherry notes over gentle oak with sultanas and vanilla
  • Finish: Dried fruits and spice linger in a long, balanced finish