Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Today was the third and final day of our Scotland whisky tour. We had overnighted at Aberfoyle and after breakfast went for a short tour into the Trossachs to visit the lochs and Queen’s View.

Queen’s View, Trossachs, Scotland

Next we returned to Aberfoyle for souvenir shopping and then on to nearby Glengoyne Distillery for a tour of the distillery and a blending and tasting tour.

Glengoyne Single Malt, Scotland

Glengoyne is an old distillery dating back to first licensing in 1833. The distillery sits in the shadow of Dumgoyne Hill (1400ft) and occupies an unusual position straddling the Highlands/Lowlands border which results in the spirit being distilled in the Highlands region but matured in the Lowlands. Glenyoyne produces an unpeated malt the most popular expression of which is the 10 year old. Production capacity is about 1.1m litres per annum using one wash still and two spirit stills.

Tour Guide at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Upon arrival at Glengoyne the group were provided with a tour of the distillery and then proceeded to participate in a Master Blender tour which guides each participant on the skills to develop a unique, personal blend of Scotch whisky. This was great fun and an ideal way to round off the whisky tour which ended around midday.

Tour Group at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Blending and Tasting at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Blending and Tasting at Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland

Blending and Tasting at Glengoyne Distillery

Blending and Tasting at Glengoyne Distillery

At conclusion of the visit to Glengoyne, the group was transported to Glasgow Airport, passing Auchentoshan en-route, for return trip home.

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