Four Expressions Honored, and with a Remarkable Score of 97, Glengoyne 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Takes Home Chairman’s Trophy, Ultimate Spirits Challenge’s Highest Award of Excellence.
With scores ranging from 94 to 97, four of the Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky collection came up big at 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC). The nearly two century-old Glengoyne Scottish Distillery produces some of the world’s leading, premium malt whiskies.
With a nearly perfect score of 97, Glengoyne’s 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky took top honors with a Chairman’s Trophy, USC’s highest award of excellence. Glengoyne’s 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, with a score of 95, earned a Finalist and Great Value Award. Finalists Awards went to Glengoyne’s 18 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Glengoyne’s Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which scored 94.
Now in its seventh year, The Ultimate Spirits Challenge provides expert evaluation of wines and spirits for producers, importers and marketers through its two innovative annual competitions: Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge. All products are rated on a 100-point scale by some of the spirits industry’s most renowned judges, including buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners.
The Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range is imported and distributed by Shaw-Ross International Importers, LLC – one of the nation’s leading importers representing major suppliers from around the world.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from one of the spirits industry’s most prestigious, independent awards competitions. Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s impeccable taste is, among many other factors, the result of a slower distilling process than anyone else in Scotland.”
– Ricky Febres, Shaw-Ross National Brand Manager
Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery which has been continuously in operation since its founding year in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow, Scotland. Situated at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill and with the mountains of Loch Lomond in the distance, Glengoyne is widely considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful distilleries. Crucially unlike many malt whisky distilleries today, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry its barley, instead using warm air. Ever uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence, Glengoyne uniquely runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the sweet, complex flavors for which the brand is known. The Glengoyne Highland Single Malt range is matured in the finest sherry and bourbon oak casks from within its traditional dunnage warehouses.
Founded in 1968 as a wine and spirit importer representing a handful of brands, Shaw-Ross has grown into one of the nation’s leading importers representing leading suppliers from around the world. Shaw-Ross continues to evolve its portfolio to keep ahead of the ever-changing wine and spirits.