Scot on Scotch – The Glengoyne Way


The Glengoyne Way – “Our craftsmanship can be tasted in every bottle that leaves our distillery.”

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to invite a couple of whisky-loving friends out for a private, intimate dinner and whisky tasting with Neil Boyd, of Glengoyne.

Over the past couple of years I have been fortunate enough to attend many different whisky and scotch tastings, and have developed a taste for both. Being able to chat with, and learn from, different brand ambassadors has given me the ability to strengthen my palate and find what I like, and don’t like, about different whisky and scotchs. 

Glengoyne is filled with bold, complex flavours from the slowest stills in Scotland matured in only the finest sherry casks.


With hints of ripes apples to caramel; cinnamon to vanilla, each Glengoyne we sampled was different from the last. Glengoyne‘s signature sherry wood casks bring an intense fullness and a richness like no other whisky I have tried before.

Six guiding principles rooted in nearly 200 years of our craft. An unwavering commitment to the environment. And a gathering of like-minded people. This is the Glengoyne Way.

Since 1870,  Glengoyne has been consistently using sherry casks to mature their spirit. That’s when the booming sherry business began producing a steady supply of imported sherry casks. Since then, the taste of Glengoyne whisky has  been transformed, becoming softer and more complex. Back then, sherry casks was a quick and easy way to save a few dollars, and now it is the most expensive way to mature whisky, but  Glengoyne has no plans of changing their tried and true ways. 

Thankfully, because I’m literally obsessed with the Glengoyne, 15 years!

Robert Rabbie Burns Quote

If you want to see more pictures from our #ScotonScotch night out, check them out HERE.

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You can find varieties of Glengoyne whisky at the LCBO

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