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Heavy Snow at Glengoyne

Posted on 25 Sep 2017 by Glengoyne Distillery

We are delighted to unveil the second in a series of limited edition gift tin releases in partnership with one of the country’s best-loved contemporary artists, John Lowrie Morrison (also known as Jolomo). 

‘Heavy Snow at Glengoyne Distillery’ is a seasonal painting of the Distillery printed on limited edition gift tins of our 10 Year Old Single Malt. 

The original painting will be auctioned and the proceeds from this, along with a donation from Glengoyne, will go towards The Mackintosh Campus Appeal to help The Glasgow School of Art recover the tragic 2014 fire in the Mackintosh building. It is hoped that £50,000 will be raised for the cause over the course of the four-year project. 

Katy Macanna, Brand Manager for Glengoyne, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Glengoyne immortalised by such an esteemed Scottish artist. The artwork that Jolomo has created is beautiful, and captures the essence of Glengoyne perfectly. As one of the distilleries closest to Glasgow, we’re proud to continue our collaboration with Jolomo, and help secure the future of the Mackintosh building, one of the city’s most important cultural landmarks. We’re pleased that the sale of this magnificent painting, and the limited edition whisky tins, will help to raise funds and awareness of this very worthy cause internationally. "

Each limited edition tin contains a bottle of the Glengoyne 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt and a print of the painting. They’re available to buy online for £35.49 from www.glengoyne.com, from the distillery shop and specialist and independent retailers. 

One of Scotland’s most successful artists, and a former student at the Glasgow School of Art, John Lowrie Morrison’s history with the school makes him a passionate supporter of the Mackintosh Campus Appeal.   John Lowrie Morrison, said: “I am where I am today because of Glasgow School of Art. I am delighted to continue to help The Mackintosh Campus Appeal with this latest commission. I understand that the first tin in the series sold out very quickly, and I expect this one will do the same.

“My idea for this painting came from sketches I’ve done and photographs I have taken over many years around Glengoyne Distillery. My family had a hut at Carbeth and I used to come along here on my bike and sketch the distillery and the surrounding area. When I won a landscape painting scholarship from the Royal Academy Schools in 1971, I didn’t go abroad, I came to the hut at Carbeth and painted and sketched all around this area, particularly around Dumgoyne Hill.” 

 

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Alan Horn, Director of Development at The Glasgow School of Art responsible for The Mackintosh Campus Appeal, said “The first Glengoyne 10 Year Old limited edition Jolomo tin was a fantastic boost to our £32m fundraising appeal, generating great publicity and much needed financial support. We are most grateful that Glengoyne and Jolomo have chosen to continue that support through a second limited edition. We are also delighted that this continues our amazing relationship with our alumnus John Lowrie Morrison OBE, who has consistently been a generous supporter, in a variety of ways since 2014, of our project to restore the Mackintosh building authentically and sympathetically.” 

So if you're looking to start your Christmas shopping, the Glengoyne 10 Year Old Jolomo Limited Edition is the perfect present for art and whisky lovers alike!