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Latest News - Whisky industry - Glengoyne Single Highland Malt Whisky April 2nd, 2009

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02.04.09, Edinburgh: Glengoyne Single Highland Malt is building on its ‘Real Taste of Malt, Real Taste of Food’ credentials this Homecoming Scotland year, by forming a unique partnership with celebrated Chef Tom Lewis, of Monachyle Mhor, and iconic Scottish food producers Loch Fyne Oysters.

With a shared passion for using the finest ingredients to create authentic Scottish tastes and flavours, the like-minded companies will be collaborating on a number of food and drink initiatives to promote the very best of Scottish produce and their common brand values of tradition, craftsmanship and outstanding quality. 

Owned by independent family company, Ian Macleod Distillers, Glengoyne, Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, has been producing its unique and complex, Single Highland Malt Whisky for over 175 years. Using methods passed down for generations, Glengoyne has nurtured and perfected the art of producing the authentic taste of Malt Whisky, untainted by peat smoke.  The result is a portfolio of multi-award winning whiskies including the core 10, 17 and 21 Years Old range, as well as special limited edition Single Malts, released each year.

A true food lover and entrepreneur, Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor, rose to fame as a chef contestant on the BBC’s Great British Menu. Beginning with the award-wining Monachyle Mhor Hotel and Restaurant in the heart of the Trossachs, Tom now also runs a fishmonger, bakery, tearoom and livestock farm, under the MHOR brand. Deeply committed to using and promoting the best produce Scotland has to offer, Tom has become a passionate advocate of combining age-old Scottish methods with innovation and contemporary flair.

For 30 years, Loch Fyne Oysters has been dedicated to enterprise with respect for animals, people and ecology. From humble beginnings selling oysters from a roadside stall, Loch Fyne Oysters is now one of Scotland’s best known brands.  Located on the spectacular shores of Loch Fyne, the business now includes oyster and mussel farms, traditional smokehouse, Oyster Bar (the original forerunner to Loch Fyne Restaurants) and farm shop. One thing that has not changed over the years is their absolute commitment to only the highest quality and freshest produce from sustainable sources, reared and prepared using traditional methods.

Iain Weir, Director of Marketing for Ian Macleod Distillers commented: 

“At Glengoyne we take great pride in what we do, ensuring every detail is accounted for and doing so with enthusiasm and satisfaction.  Both Loch Fyne Oysters and MHOR share our outlook and commitment to quality, and we are very much looking forward to working together. Building a strong partnership with like-minded brands will help us all achieve common objectives, reinforce our key messages to customers and reach new audiences.”

Tom Lewis, who has already created a range of mouth watering dishes using Glengoyne Single Highland Malt, also participated in the inaugural Glengoyne Distillery Christmas Food and Drink Festival in December 08.  Attracting over 5,000 visitors on the day, the event showcased the best local produce and Slow Food initiatives from the area.  With plans to make it an annual event, Glengoyne look forward to welcoming Loch Fyne Oysters to the distillery to join Tom and the other independent food and drink producers in December 2009. 

For further information visit:

www.glengoyne.com   www.monachylemhor.com www.lochfyne.com

Glengoyne encourages responsible drinking

www.drinkaware.co.uk www.scotch-whisky.org.uk

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