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Glengoyne Cask Strength Awarded Gold at The International Spirits Challenge 2016

Posted on 23 May 2016 by Glengoyne Distillery

The esteemed global International Spirits Challenge has recognised the quality of Glengoyne Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Batch 4 at 58.8% vol, by awarding it a Gold Medal, given only to an “outstanding product” of “exceptional quality”.

The challenge is supported by the world's leading spirits producers and recognised as the international standard for quality and excellence. As well as rigorous testing and evaluation over the course of seven days by 50 experts, the competition is known to encourage the highest calibre of spirits.   

Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Our Cask Strength is bottled as tradition insists - at cask strength and un-chillfiltered in a combination of first-fill sherry casks and hand-selected oak refill casks. It’s truly a taste of Scotland’s slowest distillation.

“We are thrilled that the unwavering quality and intense flavours of our Cask Strength have been recognised by such an experienced panel of judges in such a respected, global competition. This medal is a symbol of international quality”. 

Now in its 21st year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe and recognises three key areas of the industry: tasting, design & packaging and marketing. Each of the judges must have demonstrated their skill and knowledge in spirits before joining the specialist panel and each product is blind tasted and awarded a score for its aroma, appearance, taste and finish.

Notes to Editors

Glengoyne Distillery is owned by one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. It is highly regarded as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.

Glengoyne, uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence, runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the rich, bold flavours for which the brand is known. Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in the finest sherry casks from within its traditional dunnage warehouses. 

Glengoyne Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Batch 4 @ 58.8% vol

Appearance: Amber gold.

Nose: Ripe banana, warm baked custard, peppered strawberries, digestive biscuits, soft oak and a short sherbet tingle.

Taste: Thick rosehip syrup, Demerara sugar developing into a spicy, gooseberry dryness. Wonderful balance, nothing dominates. Splash of water brings intensified syrup and green fruits.

Finish: Very long.

For more information, please contact:

Emma Craig
Taste Communications
T: 0131 225 7205