Halo single malt mates,
As I had previously mentioned, When I was in Scotland I visited the Glengoyne distillery outside of Glasgow. It has a fascinating whisky fact concerning it. Here is the law in Scotland which governs the production and sale of Scotch Whisky:
The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 (SWR) came into force on 23 November 2009*. They replaced the Scotch Whisky Act 1988 and the Scotch Whisky Order 1990. Whereas the previous legislation had only governed the way in which Scotch Whisky must be produced, the SWR also set out rules on how Scotch Whiskies must be labelled, packaged and advertised, as well as requiring Single Malt Scotch Whisky to be bottled in Scotland from 2012.
So since 2012, Glengoyne which is a highland whisky is produced in the Highlands and matured in the lowlands.
How could that be might you ask? Well, the law set boundaries from which distillers had to name their whiskies. For example, GlenDronach is a Speyside etc.
Now it so happens that the boundary decided on by Parliament is the street dividing Glengoyne distillery from its bonded warehouses where it matures its whiskies. Thus it is produced and labeled as a Highland whisky and is matured in the lowlands.
May you aye ha’e a copper to spare,
And a pinch o’ guide sneeshin’ to share!
And what is the best thing o’ a’ –
A freend at yet beck an’ yer ca’.
Slainte Mohr Agad
Your Scotch Spirit Master