Glengoyne Scotch Whisky, a Scottish whisky distiller, is leading the way in sustainability. Its products have had a modern makeover with 100 per cent recyclable packaging and is now available widely across Australia via Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores.
“We are excited to unveil our new sustainable packaging as part of our long-standing commitment to the preservation of the environment,” Glengoyne business development director Martin Howey said.
“We were the first Scottish distillery to adopt a wetlands facility for our liquid waste (home to 14,500 plants and abundant wildlife including two beehives), and we have been powered by renewable wind energy since 2019, earning us the reputation of Scotland’s greenest distillery.”
All the new packaging materials have been locally sourced, close to the distillery, to reduce the carbon footprint (apart from corks and capsules which currently come from Europe). The 10, 12, Legacy Series and Cask Strength packaging is 100 per cent recyclable.
Each beautifully carved wooden gift box containing Glengoyne 25- and 30-Year-Old Whiskies has been carefully made to facilitate second usage. All plastic, metal and magnets have been removed and each box features personalisable plaques, peelable labels and removable inners, allowing it to be re-used and re-purposed.
Glengoyne Scotch Whisky has won many awards since introducing the new packaging and has been recognised as an industry leader for their achievements in sustainability. These awards include:
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 (SFWSC)
- Double Gold for the Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter 2
- Gold for the Glengoyne 12-Year-Old and 21-Year-Old whiskies
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2021
- Gold for the Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter Two – 95 Points
- Best Green Packaging Design: Spirits 2020 – Winner
- The Spirits Business Distillery Masters 2019 – Masters
- The Amorium Sustainability Award: Spirits 2019 – Commendation
- The Amorium Sustainability Award: Spirits 2017 – Winner
- Green Company of the Year 2016 – Commendation
- The Amorium Sustainability Award: Spirits 2016 – Commendation.
“This is a project two years in the making and we are very proud to be the first whisky producer to introduce a 100 per cent recyclable and reusable packaging solution, as part of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and the future,” Howey said.
Glengoyne’s unwavering commitment to the environment underpins its philosophy of taking the time to achieve the perfect malt, using the same tried and tested methods as it always has.
“As a family-owned business, we have the luxury of time on our side to enable us to be true to our craft, ensuring that each drop of Glengoyne is naturally distilled and delivers exceptional, artisanal taste down to the last drop,” Howey said.
Glengoyne’s custom-made oak casks are the longest to prepare in the industry, each prepared for six years before the whisky is transferred to them, giving Glengoyne its renowned fruity, complex flavour.
Glengoyne Whisky is unpeated and uses air-dried barley instead, producing sweet and fruity notes, delivering an elegant and subtle flavour and a long, smooth finish.
“In this busy day and age, when time is rushing by, it’s worth savouring the little pleasures in life,” Howey said.
“What can be more enjoyable than relaxing with a delicious dram of Glengoyne to carve out some precious time for yourself.”
The Glengoyne range includes 10-, 12-, 21-, 25- and 30-Year-Old whiskies, plus the highly awarded special releases such as the Cask Strength and Legacy Series.