The word whisky comes from the Gaelic ‘uisge beatha’. A direct translation of this is ‘water of life’.
An alternative translation would be ‘that’s Dad’s Christmas present sorted’.
Actually, today’s Big Deal is not just for Dads. It will put a huge grin on the face of any whisky lover.
Within easy reach of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, Glengoyne Distillery, producers of Scotland’s slowest-distilled whisky, is situated in the picturesque Blane Valley.
A traditional working distillery, it features a lovely pagoda roof, waterfall and secret glen. Are you beginning to see why it is often said to be Scotland’s most beautiful distillery?
The Glengoyne Master Blender Session is so much more than the standard distillery tour: it will take you to the very heart of the whisky industry.
Glengoyne’s spirit is nursed through the stills at about one third of the usual rate to create the complex, fruity, award-winning spirit of which the distillers are so proud.
During your visit, you will discover the secrets of single malt whisky as you explore the distillery and then learn the dark art of the Master Blender in the legendary Glengoyne Sample Room.
Of course, you will also enjoy a taste of Glengoyne’s Ten Year Old, Langs Select 12 Year Old Blend and the award winning Seventeen Year Old Malt.
Your experience will culminate in you creating 100ml of your very own blended scotch whisky, which will be bottled for you to take home.
With time spent in the Glengoyne Stillhouse and Sample Room, this two hour session is a great behind the scenes look at the whisky industry.
If you are looking for an inspirational gift idea for the whisky lover in your life then this is the perfect present.
Why not make a day of it? Glengoyne Distillery is close to today’s other Big Deal, Strathblane Country House Hotel – combined they make for a great break away!