Pronounced glen-GOYN Meaning Glen of the wild geese. The theoretical Highland Line that divides Highland and Lowland single malts runs through the distillery site, meaning that although  the spirit is distilled in the Highlands it is matured in the Lowlands, as Glengoyne's  warehouses are below the line.
Started as Burnfoot, Glenguin 1876 and Glengoyne after 1905.
In 1886 it had 2,200 gallons mash tun. five washbacks holding 2,000 gallons each, and one 3,500 gallons. Two old pot stills, 1,210 and 850 gallons. They triple distilled (partially?). The first Scottish distillery that stops with floor-malting 1910. Rebuilt 1965-67 and expands from two to three pot stills (one wash, two spirit). They are all steam-heated. Uses a 3,7 tonnes traditional mash tun with rake and plough and copper canopy. In 2013 the replaced it with a semi Lauter mash tun. Now six Oregon pine washbacks.
Glengoyne (SMWS 123). The spirit are Highland but the whisky are stored in Lowland......
Edmonstone family 1833, George Connell 1833-?, John McLelland 1851-67, Archibald C. McLellan 1867-76, Lang Brothers 1876-97, Lang Brothers Co. Ltd. 1897-1965, Robertson & Baxter group 1965-c66, Edrington Group c1966-2003, Peter J. Russell & Co. 2003, Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. from 2004.


Ian MacLeod is the new owner since 2003

New owner  •  2003  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Edrington Group is the new owner since 1999

New owner  •  1999  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Robertson & Baxter is the new owner since 1965

New owner  •  1965  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

The distillery was rebuild

Just text  •  1965  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Er opened a new still in 1965

New still  •  1965  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

There are three stills now. 

David McGeachie is the new manager since 1927

New manager  •  1927  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Floor maltings are closed.

Just text  •  1910  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

New name: Glengoyne

Just text  •  1907  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Cochran Cartwright

Just text  •  1889  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Cochran Cartwright drowned after one glas to many

Just text  •  1889  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

  • Country
  • Status
  • Founded
  • Owner
    Ian McLeod
  • Spirit stills
  • Wash stills
  • Capacity per year
    1100000 Liters
  • Website

Whisky Details

Distillery location

Dumgoyne, Near Killearn
Glasgow G63 9LB
Scotland Highlands


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