In the late 2017 Glengoyne Distillery unveiled a new range of whisky, Spirit of Oak Collection, exclusively for Travel Retail.
The new range emphases sherry wood and time required to create Sherry Cask expression of Glengoyne. It takes up to six years before these casks would reach the distillery – first the oak is harvested from the forests of northern Spain or southern United States and shipped to cooperage in Spain. After arrival the oak cut in staves is air-dried, crafted into casks and filled with sherry for up to three years, and then sent to Glengoyne Distillery. Glengoyne PX Cask Finish comprises whisky aged in both European and American oak casks and finished in ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.
Nose: rich and sweet, sweet cereals, honey, caramel, vanilla, candied orange and lemon peel, sultanas, sugared nuts and delicate oaky notes.
Palate: strong sherry statement, juicy grapes, apricots, figs, honey, caramel, lemon tart, hints of cinnamon and candied ginger.
Finish: long, with notes of honey, toffee, milk chocolate, oranges, figs, and subtle spicy and oaky notes.