Glengoyne will give away a decanter of 50-year-old whisky worth £22,500

Glengoyne distillery has announced the release of its oldest ever single malt and will give away one decanter - worth £22,500 - to a lucky group of friends chosen by ballot
The Glengoyne 50 Years Old is the oldest whisky ever released by this Highland distillery
The Glengoyne 50 Years Old is the oldest whisky ever released by this Highland distillery
Glengoyne is providing whisky lovers with the opportunity to savour its oldest ever release, the 50 Years Old Highland Single Malt, in 2021.

With only 150 decanters available across the globe, the limited-edition is priced at £22,500 and is set as the pinnacle of the distillery’s unhurried and uncompromising approach to whisky making.

During the whisky’s five decades of maturation, it has developed a richness and depth that is ready to be enjoyed. Glengoyne has made the decision to give away a special decanter of this high aged, rare whisky next year. After what’s been a difficult and disruptive year across the globe, the distillery will be making a moment with friends or family extra special for one group in 2021.

Robbie Hughes, master distiller at Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, says: “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.”

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 savouring the Glengoyne 50 Year Old together next year. Whether it’s toasting a delayed celebration, or creating an unforgettable reunion, the Glengoyne team will make their special moment a reality, hand-delivering the highly sought-after whisky for one group to enjoy and savour, in good company.

The expression is available from next week, with the limited-release joining a new 30-year-old Glengoyne and the present 25-year-old whisky as part of the distillery’s Fine and Rare range.

Entrants have until Monday 14 December to gather their groups and submit their moments.

The Glengoyne 50 Years Old
The Glengoyne 50 Years Old