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Glengoyne unveils exquisite 35yo decanter

Posted on 01 Nov 2013 by Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne has unveiled a stunning and rare 35 years old limited edition.

This exquisite malt is expected to become a rare collectors’ item with only 500 decanters released for sale globally.  The bespoke hand-blown crystal decanter has been engraved with gold inlay and is individually numbered on its gold collar. Presented in a solid oak lacquered gull wing box with a stitched ‘Bentley Red’ leather interior and base, the gift box also comes complete with an individually numbered leather book, which tells the story of the brand.

Commenting on the new malt, Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said:  “The Glengoyne 35yo is an exceptionally rare whisky. Distilled in the 1970’s and 35 years in the making, this rich malt is golden in colour with tropical fruit intensity and a liquorice and dark chocolate finish. It’s truly outstanding. The beautifully designed packaging is in-keeping with the distinct, premium and stylish design of the enhanced Glengoyne brand collection, launched last year.”

The Glengoyne 35yo will be available from November. RRP £2,850. 

NOSE: The Glengoyne 35yo has a rich full nose with fantastic depth. The classic Glengoyne apple character is at its heart, with complementary notes of papaya, mango and coconut giving a beautiful scent that can only come with decades in oak. Aged leather, Victoria sponge, dried citrus peel, honeycomb and saffron all add to the complexity of this incising nose.

PALATE: A great oily texture that instantly coats the mouth with a burst of fruit. A whisky to hold on to the palate for a long times as it keeps developing, with dried fruit, floral notes and gentle spice becoming almost creamy after time.

FINISH: The tropical fruit intensity returns and lingers at the back of the throat while the whisky becomes slowly drier; with liquorice, brown sugar and dark chocolate beautifully balanced. A whisky not to be rushed.