Fine Spirits: In time for Fathers Day Scotlands storied Glengoyne Distillery is releasing its oldest, most valuable Highland Single Malt to date, the Glengoyne 40 Year Old. The rare whiskey is bottled in a hand-blown Glencairn Crystal decanter with an individual number engraved in the base, decorated by an engraved sheaf of wheat on the stopper. The decanter is housed in a lacquered, piano-finished, solid oak wood presentation box, complete with gold plates on the front and hand-stitched cream leather interior. Only 250 bottles will be available worldwide, priced at about $5,000 apiece.
Each bottle comes accompanied by a cream leather and gold foil traditionally bound book, signed by Distillery Manager Robbie Hughes, which provides tasting notes and detailed background on Glengoynes rich history as an independent distillery operating in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands of Scotland close to a small river that flows into the famous Loch Lomond since 1833. The 40 Year is an exceptionally subtle, complex whisky in which all the delicate flavors are freely allowed to express themselves.