This 30-year-old single malt is an annual release from Glengoyne, near Killearn, on the border between the Highlands and the Lowlands. While the distillery lies south of the divide, the whisky is matured in the warehouse on the north, so Glengoyne is described as a Highland single malt. This expression is matured for three decades in hand-selected sherry casks, of which a single batch typically consists of just 13 casks. This 2018 release is limited to just 5,200 bottles, each one individually numbered and presented at a strength of 46.8% abv.
The nose is rich in black cherry and marmalade, with sherry trifle and rum and raisin chocolate. The palate brings bursts of sweetness and plum compote with tangy marmalade, cinnamon and cloves. the finish is drying with soft oak notes and cinnamon.