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from Ian Macleod Distillers

The Mashmens' Choice

7th November 2006

Dumgoyne, Tuesday November 7th 2006: Following the runaway success of Glengoyne's Stillmen range last year, the distillery's expert Mashmen have now been given the chance to prove that they are equally skilled when it comes to choosing the perfect whisky.

 

With a combined expertise of more than 45 years the Mashmen have used their knowledge to pick their favourite single casks, that have been bottled and will be sold at the distillery shop and selected specialist retailers worldwide.

 

Jim Leslie has chosen the oak taste of the 15 year old Cask 1083 for his bottling and comments, "I love Glengoyne at this age - the cask and the whisky are perfectly balanced. There is plenty of sweet fruit and rich oak."

 

Charlie Murray has opted for a softer 17 year old cask, the same number of years as he has been at Glengoyne. Says Charlie, "In my time at Glengoyne this is the best cask I have tasted. Heaps of complexity with no rough edges."

 

Finally Peter Andrew says that his 20 year old cask is "sweet, rich, wonderful and moves beautifully when shoogled -just the way I like my whisky and my women!"

 

The Mashmen range officially launches today and follows last Autumn's launch of the Stillmen range, which proved hugely popular and won a host of Malt Maniacs awards.

 

Stuart Hendry (Brand Heritage and Commercial Manager) commented "There is definitely a bit of friendly rivalry between our Mashmen and Stillmen and I can't wait to see whether the sales and plaudits will prove that the Mashmen have also got what it takes. The Stillmen range was so popular that it will be a very hard act to follow."

 

All workers at Glengoyne whisky pride themselves on practicing the traditional production methods and craftsmanship that date back since 1833.

 

Recommended UK retail prices are Jim's Choice £80, Charlie's Choice £100 and Peter's Choice £120 per bottle.

 

For further information contact Glengoyne Distillery on 01360 550 254 or www.glengoyne.com

 

Glengoyne encourages responsible drinking

www.glengoyne.com www.drinkaware.co.uk www.scotch-whisky.org.uk

 

Contacts:

Iain Weir

Marketing Director

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd

T. 01506 852205

E. iain@iainmacleod.com

 

Mary Porter / Alison Methven

Profile Plus

T. 0131 554 6111

E. mp@profileplus.co.uk

am@profileplus.co.uk

 

Notes to Editors

Unchill-filtered, natural colour, cask strength and individually numbered, limited edition single cask bottlings, each specially chosen by the Glengoyne Mashmen and beautifully presented in solid wooden gift boxes:

 

MASHMAN JIM'S CHOICE (Aged 15 Years)

Wood Type - American Oak Sherry Butt

Details - Pale, straw in colour, with rich sweet aromas, full fresh flavours and a long dry finish.

Cask No - 1083

No. of Bottles - 693

Strength at 70cl - 57%

Distillation Date - 1st April 1991

Bottling Date - August 2006

Approved By - James Leslie

 

MASHMAN CHARLIE'S CHOICE (Aged 17 Years)

Wood Type - 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead

Details - Full of sherry and soft oak, with layers of vanilla and marzipan.

Cask No - 1231

No. of Bottles - 279

Strength at 70cl - 56%

Distillation Date - 6th July 1989

Bottling Date - August 2006

Approved By - Charles Owen Murray

 

MASHMAN PETER'S CHOICE (Aged 20 Years)

Wood Type - Pedro Ximenez Butt

Details - Chocolate and almonds, with liquorice and stewed fruits.

Cask No - 433

No.of Bottles - 603

Strength at 70cl - 51%

Distillation Date - 14th April 1986

Bottling Date - August 2006

Approved By - Peter Andrew