With only 150 decanters available worldwide, priced at £22,500 each, Glengoyne says this limited-edition single malt is the pinnacle of its 'unhurried and uncompromising' approach to whisky making.
As it marks the release, Glengoyne has also revealed it is giving away a special decanter of the 50 Years Old in 2021, making an extra-special whisky-sharing moment for one group after what has been a difficult year around the world.
An online ballot has opened for groups of five or more friends or family to submit an entry, alongside a description of their perfect moment for enjoying the Glengoyne 50 Years Old together - whether toasting a delayed celebration or creating an unforgettable reunion. Entrants have until Monday 14 December to submit their entries.
Robbie Hughes, master distiller at Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, said: "When we first filled hand-selected oak casks with our sweet, fruity, new make spirit back in the late 1960s, The Beatles were only just breaking up, Richard Nixon was US President, and Sesame Street debuted on television. A lot has changed while we've been waiting patiently for this unique release.
"At Glengoyne we believe that patience is always rewarded. This year we've all had to sacrifice spending time with our loved ones or delay celebrations. That's why we want to make these moments extra special in 2021 with a memorable whisky that, after waiting so long for just the right moment, is truly ready to be opened and savoured."
Glengoyne 50 Years Old comes in a crystal decanter featuring an engraved goose emblem, representing the geese that migrant to the glen each winter. It is presented in a solid oak and gold display box, which also continas a 25ml sample of the whisky, as well as individually hand-numbered and signed books.
Available from next week (23 November), the 50 Years Old will join a new 30 Years Old Glengoyne and the present 25 Years Old as part of the distillery's Fine and Rare collection. Both whiskies are presented in glass bottles with wooden embellishments and boxes featuring an industry-first second use, encouraging the drinker to personalise their box and remove the inner fitments to store another keepsake.
The new release comes after Glengoyne announced a brand new look and feel across its portfolio, designed to celebrate the brand's connection to time.