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New Glengoyne range unveiled after 18 months’ development

Posted on: 22 October 2012

Tax Free World Association: Red Village, L7

New Glengoyne range unveiled after 18 months’ development

Glengoyne has launched its new range of award-winning Single Malt Scotch Whisky at the Tax Free World Association show in Cannes.

The distillery, based in Dumgoyne, runs its stills slower than anyone else in Scotland. Fittingly, it took over 18 months to create the new range, in partnership with top UK design consultancy, Good Creative.

Drawing on Glengoyne’s meticulous approach, the brief was to clearly reinforce its position in the crafted luxury category. Almost 10 years since Ian Macleod Distillers acquired the brand, Glengoyne has increased sales volumes by 250%. This is against a backdrop of increasing global sales of Scotch Whisky, and a trend towards premium brands in the sector.

The design team was asked to build on Glengoyne’s success by drawing on the brand’s strengths –

First of all, Good created a new strapline, “Worth the wait” – reinforcing the clear link between craft and taste. They also redesigned every bottle label and every carton in the core range, right down to redrawing the brand crest by hand.

This alone took months of refinement, before the two geese were finally ready to adorn the packaging. (Glengoyne means ‘Glen of the Wild Geese’ in the original Gaelic.)

The revitalised brand rests on three values, each tapping into a truth about the whisky. The first, “caring nature”, draws on craft elements such as barley dried by air, and oak which waits six years before it is ready to make its home in Glengoyne’s warehouses.

Glengoyne’s second value is “enduring spirit”; skills are passed down from seasoned hand to new apprentice. Robbie Hughes, today’s distillery manager, aims to create a whisky that would be recognisable to George Connell, the first man to hold the job.

“Pioneering independence” is the third value – underlining Glengoyne’s history of setting trends, independent ownership and strength in convictions.

The new packaging features crisp contrasts, bold type and an emphasis on letting the whisky speak its own truth. It is all part of a set of principles and traditions, which is “The Glengoyne Way”.

Andy Lane, Glengoyne’s Travel Retail Director said:

“By repackaging Glengoyne, we’re underlining our pioneering approach in this important market – we’re always looking for ways to improve our offering.

“Tax Free World Association is our opportunity to talk to key buyers about our obsession with quality, and how we’re reinforcing our position in the premium sector.

“We now have an award winning range that includes the travel retail exclusives, Burnfoot and 15 year old Distiller’s Gold along with 10 year old, Cask strength and 21 year old.

“The iconic 17 year old is also upgraded to a world-class 18 year old, containing spirit from the finest casks in our warehouses.

“At a time when the industry is squeezing every last litre out of their distilleries, we hold true to our craft. Only by distilling slower than anyone else in Scotland can we genuinely claim that Glengoyne is worth the wait.”

The Glengoyne range launch will be backed by a new website, brand guidelines and a new advertising campaign.

The new Glengoyne travel retail range will be in-store from April/May 2013.

Take your time. Enjoy your dram responsibly.

For more information or high resolution images contact:

Audrey Cassels or Sarah Dedecker
Taste Communications

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