Glengoyne's website invites you to join the Glengoyne Family, which promises exclusive bottlings for Family members. there's a wealth of other information on the site about the distillery and its whisky
Glengoyne Distillery is open to the public; has a substantial Visitor Centre and shop, and offers seven different tours costing from £7.50 to £150. Open daily throughout the year.Tours run on the hour. Advance booking required for Master Blender, Masterclass and Century of Whisky tours.
Glengoyne styles itself as "Scotland's Most Beautiful Distillery", and while several other distilleries would probably dispute that claim, there are plenty that are less beautiful. The waterfall and reservoir behind the distillery cannot compete with Glen Grant's famous garden, but is easier to get to.
Glengoyne's name was originally spelt Glen Guin meaning Valley of the Wild Geese. The brand's crest has been redesigned for the new range to incorporate two geese. The distillery prides itself on using no peat whatsoever in its malt production.
Glengoyne lies on the Highland/Lowland divide, but is regarded as a Highland distillery.
Ian MacLeod is also an independent bottler and bought Tamdhu distillery in 2011.
Malt Madness, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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The West Highland Way passes the distillery on the track bed of an old railway You can cycle along the WHW, but the terrain in places may be challenging unless you have a mountain bike - and the weather will also be an issue.
Glengoyne Distillery is a couple of miles north of Strathblane on the A81. Nearest station - Milngavie (MLN) (7 miles); Balloch (BHC) (11.5 miles) (Live Train Times: MLN, BHC). Both are terminal stations, so easy level access to platforms. If you do go via Milngavie it's pronounced Mulguy.
Glengoyne re-launched its range in late 2012. It now consists of 10yo, 12yo 15yo, 18yo, 21yo and Cask Strength. The 10yo is bottled at 40% the other aged bottlings at 43%. Special bottlings, including currently the excellent Teapot Dram (58.8%).
Independent bottlings not that common.
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Nearest bike shops:
Wheelcraft Clachan of Campsie, Lennoxtown G66 7AB 01360 312079
Clachan of Campsie is a small village at the foot of Campsie Glen, with a few shops, one of which is run by Big Al, who specialises in wheel-building, but also does repairs and sells bikes and parts. They were able to repair my wheel after suffering a few broken spokes - while I waited. There's also a coffee shop there to wait in, or you could explore Campsie Glen. Excellent Service. Closed on Sundays for religious reasons - Al religiously goes cycling on Sundays!
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Glengoyne Distillery are on Flickr.