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from Ian Macleod Distillers

Glengoyne Distillery Launch New Tours

13th April 2010

 

Dumgoyne,
13 April 2010: Glengoyne Distillery has launched an
exciting
new menu of tours in time for the busy summer visitor season. Joining
the
already highly popular and acclaimed selection of tours will be Cask
Idol
- The Search for the Perfect Dram and A Century of Whisky.

 

Cask
Idol - The Search for the Perfect Dram
(£70 per
person)
offers a once in a lifetime opportunity
to become part of the Glengoyne Selection Panel and help select the
first ever
Glengoyne Distillery Exclusive Single Cask Whisky, to be bottled in
2011.

 

Following
an
in-depth Glengoyne Distillery tour and a visit to the legendary
Warehouse No.
8, visitors are guided through Glengoyne's last three Single Cask
releases learning to nose, taste and write tasting notes as they go.

 

Visitors
then judge
three mature samples drawn from the cask and are asked to write their
own
tasting notes for each. The most popular cask will be announced in
April 2011
and released with one lucky fan's name and tasting notes displayed on
the
label. Visitors on the Cask Idol tour will have exclusive first access
to the
chosen single cask bottling when released.

 

Perfect
for enthusiasts
of old and rare whiskies, A
Century of Whisky
(£150 per person) includes a tutored tasting of Glengoyne Distillery's
oldest, most valuable, and finest Highland Single Malt: the Glengoyne 40 Years Old, worth
£200 per
dram, as well as the exceptionally rare Isle of Skye 50 Years Old blended Scotch
whisky. These two unparalleled whiskies, along with the Glengoyne 10 Years Old,
represent a century
of maturation.

 

The
Glengoyne team
will bring these great drams to life, sharing their distillation,
maturation
and flavour profiles - exposing 100 years of hopes and fears, of
wandering legs and golden tears. Each dram will be tasted in its own
bespoke
crystal 'copita' glass, which guests take home as a memento of the
day.  This is a truly unique opportunity
to taste rare and expensive, top quality whiskies. Only 400 bottles of
the Isle
of Skye 50 Years Old blended Scotch Whisky, and 250 crystal decanters
of the
Glengoyne 40 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky were
produced,
costing £1,000 and £3,750 respectively.

 

Stuart
Hendry, Brand
Heritage Manager for Glengoyne commented: "At Glengoyne we make Single
Malt Whisky without cutting corners. We fill Scotland's slowest
distilled
spirit into the world's finest casks. These new visits allow us to
really
take Glengoyne fans inside the cask and let them become a part of the
Distillery's history. This sort of thing just doesn't happen at normal distilleries.�

 

The
new tours join
the existing tasting tours, which start from just £6.50 and have been
heralded
as 'THE Best Whisky Tour' by The Sunday Times. Other options
include the Master Class (£100), the most in depth and comprehensive
distillery
tour in Scotland, as well as the exclusive Master Blender Session (£30)
during
which guests learn the dark art of the Master Blender and create their
very own
blend to be bottled and taken home.

 

To book your
place or find out more please contact the
distillery on 01360 550254.

For full details of the
tour menu, visit: www.glengoyne.com

 

Glengoyne is one of Scotland's
most accessible distilleries, located just 30 minutes north of Glasgow and
looking out
over the breath-taking West
Highland Way.

 

Glengoyne
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky encourages
responsible drinking

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

 

Contacts:                     

 

For
further information and high res
images contact:

Alison Liddy / Laura Campbell

Profile Plus

T: 0131 554 6111

E: alison@profileplus.co.uk;laura@profileplus.co.uk

 

Stuart Hendry, Brand Heritage
Manager

Glengoyne Distillery

T: 01360 550 229

E: stuart@glengoyne.com

 

Notes
to editors:

·        

New Cask Idol and Century of Whisky Tours are
available from 19 April 2010

·        

Full menu of tours is available all year round

·        

Cask Idol tour lasts 2 ½ hours, A Century of
Whisky
lasts 2 hours

 

Glengoyne
Tour accolades;

THE best whisky tour - Sunday
Times

Glengoyne leads the pack -
Malt Advocate

There is no better place on
earth to sit and sip malt
whisky - Richard Grindal - The Spirit of Whisky

 

 

Owned by independent family
company, Ian Macleod Distillers,Glengoyne, Scotland's
most beautiful distillery, has been producing its unique and complex,
Highland
Single Malt Scotch Whisky for over 175 years. Using methods passed down
for
generations, Glengoyne has nurtured and perfected the art of producing
the
authentic taste of Malt Whisky, untainted by peat smoke. The result is
a
portfolio of multi-award winning whiskies including the core 10, 17 and
21
Years Old range, as well as special limited edition Single Malts,
released each
year.