Ian MacLeod Distillers has introduced a Glengoyne 40 Year Old, which will be formally unveiled at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes next week.
The scotch comes in a hand blown Glencairn crystal decanter and is housed in a solid oak, 11-times lacquered, presentation box lined with hand sewn cream colured leather. There are 250 bottles and they are expected to retail in the UK for £3,750 and approximately £3,000 in travel retail.
Marketing director, Iain Weir, has allocated 50 (75cl bottles) for the US market and expects about 50 to go through the travel retail channel.
Unlike the traditional Glengoyne range the 40 Year Old is quite dark in hue and has a strength of 45.9% abv. The whisky was distilled in November 1968.
The company has also introduced a 12 Year Old variant to fit in between the 10 and 21-year-olds. It will retail for around £40. Unlike the rest of the Glengoyne range where sherry butts, predominately first fill, are used, this will also have 18% aged in bourbon casks as part of the blend. Also significantly darker in colour than the rest of the traditional range, the rest of the 12 Year Old blend comprises 70% refilled sherry casks and 12% first fill sherry butts.