In 1820, safe from the reach of the law, George Connell began distilling in secret at Burnfoot Farm, which is where you'll find today's Glengoyne Distillery. The hidden waterfall and its miniature glen made it easy for George to escape the notice of the Exciseman. He's not the first to distil here illegally as it is reckoned that George learned the stillman's art from his grandfather.
Here are the thoughts of the folks at Glengoyne Distillery: "Every skill – every intricate step – evolves through hard work and long practice. It’s why we still dry our barley by air. It’s why we distil more slowly than anyone else in Scotland. It is also why we moved predominantly to sherry cask maturation in the 1870s, latterly securing our own private supply of this venerable wood."
The Glengoyne 12 Year Old is a perfect balance of oak and sweetness. The aromas are reminiscent of lemon zest, toffee apples and a hint of coconut. Their signature sherry wood brings intensity and richness, while first fill bourbon casks add fresh notes of citrus and vanilla.