Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced that its first new global release in almost two years will launch on February 18.

The Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter One represents the first in a series of annual releases from the distillery and is the first global release since October 2017.

Chapter One represents the first in the series of unique expressions which will be released annually. These will showcase the stories of the distillery’s history and the people wo have shaped it over the past two centuries.

The first in the series reveals the story of when Glengoyne’s Distillery Manager from 1869, Cochrane Cartwright, arrived at the distillery and took the famously unhurried production process to the next level. He slowed down distillation to a third of the industry average in order to maximise the sweet, fruity flavours of the spirit. It was also under his management that sherry casks were first introduced to Glengoyne.

Chapter One boasts a rich, fruity profile with notes of toffee, warm pear, spicy cinnamon and vanilla. These flavours are derived from first fill European oak Oloroso sherry casks that have matured this whisky.

Katy Macanna, brand manager for Glengoyne, said: “Glengoyne Distillery is known for its unhurried distillation process and six year wood journey from tree to cask. The first in our new Legacy Series is a fitting tribute to Cochrane Cartwright and the vital role he played in shaping the award-winning whisky that we remain tremendously proud of today.

“We’re delighted to announce the launch of The Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter One, which will be available to buy throughout Glengoyne’s global markets and from our online and distillery shops from 18 February.”

The Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter Oe will retail at £54.99 per 70cl bottle.