Straddling the border between the Highlands and Lowlands whisky producing regions this 1833 is famous for its careful and slow distillation methods. 

Uniquely it is the only distillery to dry its malt with warm air rather than using a kiln, intensifying the amount of time it takes in this vital process. This gives it a distinct lighter and fresher taste. It is believed by historians that before a licence was officially acquired in 1833, an illicit still operated on the site. The distillery still boasts the original warehouse from 1833. 

By 1965 the distillery was under the ownership of the Robertson & Baxter Group, who would later evolve into the giant Edrington Group. The production capabilities were expanded during this time to increase the number of stills and much of the distillery was rebuilt. 

In 1984 the distillery became the official supplier of whisky to the Queen Mother herself along with the Royal Household. To this day the Royal Warrant awarded to the distillery is displayed proudly on all of Glengoyne’s whiskies.

In 2003 the distillery was taken over by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. who massively expanded production at the site to over 1 million litres of spirit per annum. The distillery also opened up a visitor centre as well as additional warehouses for maturation.

Details

Region:
Highlands
Founded:
1833
Capacity:
1,100,000 Litres
Owner:
Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd