Ian Macleod Distillers, one of the world’s top 10 Scotch whisky suppliers, is launching a new and exclusive global travel retail range for its super premium Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glengoyne.
Glengoyne The Spirit of Time – Travel Exclusive Collection is introduced this month as part of the brand’s global relaunch, which celebrates its unhurried approach to whisky making.
“We are delighted to introduce to global travel retail The Spirit of Time, a collection which captures the very essence of Glengoyne, Scotland’s slowest distilled malt whisky,” says Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director, William Ovens.
The collection, which is exclusive to airport operators, includes three Highland Single Malt expressions, each with an age statement and each showcasing the exceptional casks used to mature Glengoyne Distillery’s unique spirit. The collection is presented in fully recyclable or reusable distinctive gift packs, sporting embossed descriptors and the signature of Glengoyne Distillery Manager, Robbie Hughes.
Glengoyne 10 Year Old First Fill Edition (46% abv / un-chill-filtered / 1L / RRP £59.99) is a first for the brand, focusing purely on expensive and highly flavoursome first fill casks, marrying spirit matured in two different cask types, bourbon and sherry. With its higher strength and un-chill-filtered profile (keeping the whisky very much unadulterated, releasing its full flavour), this expression offers exceptional flavour, complexity and quality.
Glengoyne 15 Year Old Pedro Xíménez Cask Edition (48% abv / un-chill-filtered / 70cl / RRP £99) is a limited edition of 3,000 bottles each year. Presented in a high-quality rigid box, the 15 Year Old showcases beautifully the Glengoyne style with a finish in fine Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. Its introduction follows the success of Glengoyne Pedro Ximénez Cask from the Spirit of Oak range which won a Gold Outstanding Medal and the prestigious Trophy in the IWSC awards Scotch whisky category in 2019.
Limited to just 1,400 bottles per annum, the ultra-premium and very collectible Glengoyne 26 Year Old Limited Edition (46.8% abv / 70cl / RRP £699) is exclusively matured in Oloroso sherry casks which gives this whisky superb depth and complexity. Each year, a new and very special limited edition will be released.
The introduction of this new Glengoyne collection coincides with a new identity for Glengoyne, including an updated illustration of its namesake goose across the range. The new packaging features subtle design cues inspired by the distillery’s unique connection to time, which helps create its gloriously sweet, fruity spirit.
As part of the distillery’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and the future, the exciting overhaul sees a move to recyclable and locally sourced packaging. The packaging for Glengoyne 10 Year Old and Glengoyne 15 Year Old is fully recyclable, free of plastic and magnets and locally sourced, with nearly all material originating from Scotland. The Glengoyne 26 Year Old packaging features an industry first: it is presented in a wooden box with removable fitments and a plaque that can be replaced and personalised, so it can be repurposed as a beautiful storage box once the last drop of whisky has been enjoyed.
The Spirit of Time collection launches exclusively with Dufry in the UK for the month of April, with a high-profile activation in Edinburgh Airport where consumers can taste this exciting range of aged expressions.
“The Spirit of Time celebrates the role time plays in making whisky at Glengoyne Distillery where for every minute other whiskies spend in stills ours spends three, all in the name of outstanding fruity flavour,” says William Ovens. “This travel exclusive collection gives consumers a unique opportunity to explore whiskies with time-honoured craft at the heart. As one of Scotland’s greenest distilleries, it was also extremely important to us that our commitment to sustainability was reflected in the striking new packaging.”
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