This month sees Glengoyne filling Australian Shiraz casks, adding yet another unique finish to its range of award-winning single malts.
The casks, previously used for a Gold award winning Shiraz from Australia’s Hunter Valley, have come courtesy of Glenguin Winery. The owner of the winery, Robin Tedder, is in fact the third Baron of Glenguin – which was until 1908 the name of the whisky distillery that is now known as Glengoyne.
It is nearly 100 years ago since Glenguin Distillery became Glengoyne Distillery and so to celebrate, 20 empty Shiraz casks have been filled with 16-Year-Old Glengoyne. These casks will be monitored on a weekly basis and, if the spirit merits it, will be released later this year as Glengoyne - Glenguin Shiraz Cask Finish (Limited Edition).
One of only a few “Aussies” with a Master of Wine, Robin Tedder is hugely knowledgeable and is seen as a world authority on the Shiraz (Syrah) grape. Robin is expected to visit the Glengoyne distillery this autumn when he will be in the UK promoting his wines. During his visit Robin will use his expert palate to help decide on the timing for the final bottling of this exclusive malt.