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Glengoyne recently held a successful whisky tasting night at the Cornish Pirates to coincide with them being matchday sponsor for the match against Ampthill.
Talk first and then time for tasting
The whisky tasting was organised to give supporters a chance to taste three of Glengoyne’s quality single malt whiskies and to raise money for two very worthy charities, namely Macmillan Cancer Research and The Children’s Hospice South West.
The tasting was well attended by stalwarts ‘The Whisky Boys’, a Pirates Director and his beautiful patient wife, Pirates coaches, a player’s Mum, injured players, supporters old and new, and military personnel.
All present firstly enjoyed Glengoyne’s 12-year-old, which has flavours of lemon zest, toffee apples – and a scent of coconut. Then there was their newest addition, ‘Legacy’, which is full bodied and matured in Oloroso sherry casks which allows the iconic sweet, fruity house style of Glengoyne Distillery, The final tasting was their 18- year-old, a masterpiece having notes of spicy vanilla fruit, ripe apples and a rich, luxurious mouthfeel. Anyone looking for inspiration, all three whiskies are worthy for one’s Christmas stocking!
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all, with the whisky being complemented by fine Cornish cheese. Davidstow provided their 3-year-old extra mature cheddar and £460 was raised on the night for charity thanks to the generosity of Glengoyne and those who attended.
A special thanks to Neil Boyd, Alan Wardrop and Rachel Bramwell of Glengoyne for hosting our event and to Davidstow and Roseworthy farms for the special extra mature cheddar, Cornish cheese and crackers, and our photographer Brian Tempest for capturing our evening.
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