The distillery of Glengoyne was founded around the year 1833. In early years it carried various names like Glen Guin or Burn Foot and became today’s Glengoyne only in 1905. From 1876 to 2003 the distillery belonged to the company Lang Brothers, today is has been bought by Ian MacLeod Distillers Limited.
The distillery is situated in a small river valley close to Loch Lomond. Only 20 kilometers north of Glasgow, Glengoyne but barely belongs to the Highlands. The former distilleries of Inverleven und Littlemill close to Glengoyne were already considered to be part of the Lowlands.
Unlike most other single malts Glengoyne has been preserving the essence of its flavour for decades by using air-dried barley rather than barley dried using harsh peat smoke. The result is a more subtle, complex whisky in which all of the delicate flavours are freely allowed to express themselves. Glengoyne whiskies are ingredients of many scottish blends, for example The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and the blends of Lang.
In October 2012 Glengoyne presented its new core range and packaging. The range now consists of the follwing expressions: Cask Strength, 10 years old, 12 years old, 15 years old, 18 years old and 21 years old.
Since spring 2014 the core range a 25 years old was added to the core range. This outstanding Whisky comes in a very luxurious packaging.