Three decades in the making

The bottle packaged in an oak box
The bottle is packaged in an oak box.

IAN Macleod Distillers has unveiled a special, limited release of its Glengoyne single malt.

Aged for 30 years, the malt was matured exclusively in sherry oak casks, has an ABV of 46.8% and has been bottled un-chill filtered.

The firm will release just 6000 bottles of the whisky each year, with a price of £600 a bottle. Each bottle is presented in a solid oak box.

Distillery manager Robbie Hughes said the expression “has certainly been worth the wait”.

“The Glengoyne 30 year old highlights the quality, time and care that goes into each and every one of our malts and we are sure this limited release will delight Glengoyne fans, connoisseurs and collectors alike,” said Hughes.

Around two-thirds (66%) of the spirit was matured in refill sherry butts, with 33% matured in first-fill butts. The whisky was drawn from just 13 casks.