"Our way. The Glengoyne Way. No-one takes more time and care."
Leonard RussellManaging Director
This is a wonderfully immersive day of nosing, swirling and tasting.
Over the course of the five hours, you’ll taste five Glengoyne whiskies, plus a range of sherries. You’ll also create your own single malt.
There’s a full tour of the distillery, of course – where you’ll explore far more detail than our other tours. You’ll also see into the dunnage warehouse that’s usually off limits.
After a day of exquisite flavours, you’ll leave with the coveted knowledge of a master blender.
First, we put your nose to the test, but not with whisky: each of the 20 tiny bottles in front of you holds a unique scent, from lavender to pear drop.
In fact, it’s a test developed by the Scotch Whisky Association to recruit master blenders. It’ll give a full vocabulary of scents as you taste the 12 Year Old and the 18 Year Old single malts, three single cask whiskies, and a range of sherry samples too.
Tasting such a broad range will give you an unmatched insight into the whiskies that we craft – each one with a distinct character. We provide a light lunch too.
And there’s more. You’ll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt. It’s exactly the same as the Malt Master tour – with samples from five very different 17 year old casks.
With everything you’ve learnt over the day, you’ll have a clear idea of what you like, and what to look for. Taste and nose, add and stir – we’ll let you create your very own 200ml bottle of absolutely unique whisky. Created by you, presented in a Glengoyne bottle, boxed with a label.
It’s a fine end to a remarkable day.
At the end of the visit, guests are presented with a 200ml bottle of their one-off creation, a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate.
NOTE: this tour must be booked in advance.