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Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow, Scotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. We selected Glengoyne as the distillery to take a tour of towards the end of our Scotland trip!

Below you will see the options of tours you can take while at Glengoyne. We showed up and were able to take the last tour of the day!

We decided on the Wee Tasting Tour. See below for tour details.

We sampled a tasting and also got a drivers jar to-go!

Bold, complex flavours from the slowest stills in Scotland matured in only the finest casks.

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.

Important notes from our tour:

1820 George Connell begins distilling in secret at Burnfoot Farm – where you’ll find today’s Glengoyne Distillery. The hidden waterfall and its miniature glen make it easy for George to escape the notice of the Exciseman. He’s not the first to distil here illegally – it’s reckoned George learned the stillman’s art from his grandfather.

1833 License to distill - George decides to work within the law and acquires his license to distil at Glenguin of Burnfoot. Glengoyne Distillery,1907. Crucially, George decides against importing peat, using local fuel instead.

1836 Rights to the Water - George takes out a 99 year lease on the land at Burnfoot of Glenguin, at a cost of £8. Critically, the lease reserves ‘the privilege of taking the whole water of the said burn at any future time’.

1966 Production Triples - Due to demand, Glengoyne Distillery re-built in its present form, tripling production to 263,105 gallons (1,200,000 litres) annually.

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