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Ian Macleod’s Distiller’s Gold debuts at Cannes

Distiller Ian Macleod is launching its new Travel Retail expression at the TFWA Cannes show this year.

Called Distiller’s Gold, the 15 year old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt is dedicated to the distillery’s first manager, Cochran Cartwright.

The packaging depicts the story of Cartwright and his dedication to achieving excellence. Coloured in purple and gold, the key messages that are conveyed are quality and prestige, heightened by the “Gold” in the title.

Through the whisky mists that follow after a thorough and varied tasting, many a reveller has claimed to have seen the ghost of Cartwright walking in the distillery, so now, pre-emptive of this common sighting, diners at the distillery toast the ghost and the spirit of Glengoyne (biblically rolled into one) after the meal.

Andy Lane, Ian Macleod’s director of travel retail commented: “The addition of Distiller’s Gold as a travel retail exclusive offers customers another strand to the magical Glengoyne story.

“Ian Macleod has had another fantastic year in the travel retail market including entry to the top 10 of Scotch Malt Whisky suppliers. We are constantly striving to grow and improve our offering in this important market and look forward to meeting buyers at TFWA to discuss our range.”

The 15 year old is described as having a “nose of fresh hay, citrus and dried fruit”, with a gently spiced palate.

For those at the TWFA Cannes show, they can see the product alongside the rest of the Macleod portfolio at stand K22 RedVillage.


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