Glengoyne Brings 30 Year Old Scotch Back For A Second Run - The Whiskey Wash

Glengoyne Brings 30 Year Old Scotch Back For A Second Run

By Nino Marchetti / February 28, 2019

The Glengoyne distillery in Scotland, back in late 2017, released a 30 year old single malt Scotch that was limited edition and sherry oak cask focused. It looks to have been a success story for sales, as now a second run of a similar three decades old whisky is set to happen.

The Glengoyne 30 Year Old, according to those behind it, is the second such limited edition expression under this particular whisky variant from this distillery. Said to be even more limited in nature versus the 2017 offering (5,200 bottles versus 6,000), this release has been bottled at 46.8% ABV after having aged for three decades in just 12 ex-sherry casks. It is also non-chill filtered.

Glengoyne 30 Year Old

Glengoyne 30 Year Old (2018) (image via Glengoyne)

“The latest release of Glengoyne 30 Year Old is a testament to the quality, care and time that we take to craft our Single Malt Whisky,” said Katy Macanna, Brand Manager for Glengoyne, in a prepared statement. “We work hard to maximise the sweet, fruity character of Glengoyne by proudly running our stills more slowly than any other whisky distillery and by employing a six year journey from oak forest to Glengoyne cask before maturation – this new expression is absolutely worth the wait.”

Glengoyne’s newest offering is presented inside a special solid oak box, “featuring an oak and rose gold bung and a hessian square, the outer casing reflects the traditional cask sampling method employed by Glengoyne Distillery.” It is being released globally for a price point of £700, or about $920 USD, and you’ll find some official tasting notes for this deep amber colored whisky below.

  • Nose: Black Cherry, Sherry Trifle, Marmalade, Tea Rose, Rum & Raisin Chocolate
  • Taste: Burst of sweetness changing quickly to Plum compote, Cinnamon, Cloves and Tangy Marmalade
  • Finish: Soft Oak dryness and Cinnamon