The southern-most of the Highland distilleries, Glengoyne is also one of the most accessible for tourists, nestling as it does at the base of Dumgoyne Hill in the beautiful Trossarchs, only half an hour’s drive from Glasgow. Boasting a well appointed tasting room this picturesque distillery is well worth a visit.
The whisky is famously un-peated - although Glengoyne did stir up some controversy by claiming to be the only completely peat free Scotch whisky, a claim many dispute - and characteristically sherry influenced. The use of sherry casks is expertly handled producing rewarding, balanced whiskies with fresh and dried fruit notes, hints of burned sugars with none of the sulfurous or musty notes heavy handed sherry cask maturation can impart. Though hardly inexpensive the 17 year old represents the best value whisky in the core range of expressions and the distillery also boasts an impressive array of small batch own bottlings.