Glengoyne
Distillery
Founded in 1833
Glengoyne Distillery is the most southern distillery of the Scottish Highlands. Founded in northwest Glasgow, Glengoyne is very close to the city center.

The distillery was founded in 1833, by a farmer George Connell. The first name of the distillery was Burnfoot Distillery, and in 1861 the name changed to Glenguin Distillery. 

When the Lang Brothers bought the site, the name was changed to Glengoyne Distillery in 1906. When Robertson & Baxter took over the site in 1965, they began making huge renovations.

The most significant being the increase in the number of stills, from two to three. This odd combination had never been seen before. Glengoyne is a Whisky distillery known for its continuous, non-stop operation.

They have one wash still and two small sized spirit stills. Glengoyne is also quite unique, in that produces the Whisky in the Highlands, but matures them in the Lowlands

Another important thing about producution is that Glengoyne has the slowest distillation time, which is believed to make the spirit more pure and smooth. The distillery air dries its industrial maltings.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Highlands
  • Established
    1833
  • Owner
    Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    3
  • Visitor Center
    Yes
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Glengoyne Distillery Dumgoyne Stirlingshire G63 9LB United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1360 550254
  • Website
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Around 40,000 people visit the Glengoyne Distillery every year.

Glengoyne emphasizes the importance of the environment and sustainability. They started an action called "Plan Bee," and constructed two beehives at their distillery.

Because of their slow distillation process, the tagline for their Whisky is 'Unhurried Since 1883.'
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Highlands
There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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