Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter One 2019
Glengoyne // Highlands, Scotland
Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter One 2019 is the first new global release for the brand since October 2017. This new series intends to highlight the stories and people who have, and continue to, shape the distillery's history. Chapter One is meant to celebrate the distillery manager from 1869, Cochrane Cartwright, who slowed down the distillery's distillation process to a third of the industry standard. Additionally, he introduced sherry cask maturation to the distillery. Chapter One is a no-age statement release which matured in first-fill European oak oloroso sherry casks and refill barrels. Bottled unchillfiltered at 48% ABV. Available globally from mid-February 2019.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFirst-fill European oak oloroso sherry casks and refill casks
"This first chapter has a slight dirtiness/metallic aroma usually not associated with Glengoyne. There's more though, with a hint of sultanas and cocoa powder, as well as toasted bread, overripe apple parts, and sweet apple cider. The palate is somewhat sour, with pickled lemon, and a slight bitterness as well. A very noticeable wood influence. Slightly oily mouthfeel, which is nice, as well as burnt caramel and marzipan. Apparently this matured in first-fill oloroso sherry casks, but the flavor profile doesn't seem to totally reflect this."