Nach dem großen Erfolg der Glengoyne “Stillmen Range” im letzten Jahr, wurde nun den drei Mashmen der Destillerie die Chance gegeben, zu beweisen, dass sie bei der Auswahl des perfekten Whisky ein ebenso gutes Händchen haben. Sie wählten jeweils ihr favorisiertes Fass für eine Single Cask Abfüllung aus, die dann im Shop der Brennerei und bei ausgewählten Händlern verkauft wird.
Jim Leslie wählte ein 15 Jahre altes Fass, Charlie Murray ein 17 Jahre altes und Peter Andrew schließlich ein 20 Jahre gelagertes. Die “Mashmen Range” startet offiziell in dieser Woche.
The Mashmen’s Choice at Glengoyne
Following the runaway success of Glengoyne’s Stillmen range last year, the distillery’s expert Mashmen have now been given the chance to prove that they are equally skilled when it comes to choosing the perfect whisky.
With a combined expertise of more than 45 years, the Mashmen have used their knowledge to pick their favourite single casks, which have then been bottled and will be sold at the distillery shop and selected specialist retailers worldwide.
Jim Leslie has chosen the oak taste of the 15 year old Cask 1083 for his bottling and comments: “I love Glengoyne at this age – the cask and the whisky are perfectly balanced. There is plenty of sweet fruit and rich oak.”
Charlie Murray has opted for a softer 17 year old cask, the same number of years as he has been at Glengoyne. Says Charlie: “In my time at Glengoyne this is the best cask I have tasted. Heaps of complexity with no rough edges.”
Finally, Peter Andrew says that his 20 year old cask is “sweet, rich, wonderful and moves beautifully when shoogled -just the way I like my whisky and my women!”
The Mashmen range officially launches this week and follows last autumn’s launch of the Stillmen range, which proved hugely popular and won a host of Malt Maniacs awards.
Stuart Hendry, brand heritage and commercial manager, commented: “There is definitely a bit of friendly rivalry between our Mashmen and Stillmen and I can’t wait to see whether the sales and plaudits will prove that the Mashmen have also got what it takes.
“The Stillmen range was so popular that it will be a very hard act to follow.”
All workers at Glengoyne whisky pride themselves on practicing the traditional production methods and craftsmanship that date back since 1833.
Recommended UK retail prices are: Jim’s Choice £80; Charlie’s Choice £100; and Peter’s Choice £120 per bottle.