Glengoyne releases second gift tin featuring work of artist Jolomo

Scotland’s Glengoyne distillery has unveiled the second in a series of limited edition gift tins in partnership with the artist John Lowrie Morrison, also known as Jolomo.

The painting Heavy Snow at Glengoyne Distillery is the second of four designs commissioned by Glengoyne.

It is appearing on limited edition gift tins, available from today. 

The original painting will be auctioned and the proceeds from the sale, along with a donation from Glengoyne, will go towards the Mackintosh Campus Appeal to help the Glasgow School of Art recover from the 2014 fire in its Mackintosh building.

It is hoped that £50,000 will be raised for the cause over the course of the four-year project. 

Brand manager Katy Macanna said: “As a distillery in such close proximity to Glasgow, we’re proud to continue our collaboration with Jolomo, helping to secure the future of the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, one of the city’s most important cultural landmarks.

“We’re pleased that the sale of this magnificent painting, and the limited edition whisky tins, will help to raise funds and international awareness of this very worthy cause. 

“Given winter is the season portrayed on the artwork, we believe the Glengoyne 10 Year Old limited edition tins will be a very popular gift this Christmas, the perfect present for art and whisky lovers alike.” 

One of Scotland’s most successful artists, and a former student at the Glasgow School of Art, John Lowrie Morrison’s history with the school makes him a passionate supporter of the Mackintosh Campus Appeal.   

Morrison said: “I am where I am today because of Glasgow School of Art. I am delighted to continue to help the Mackintosh Campus Appeal with this latest commission. I understand that the first tin in the series sold out very quickly, and I expect this one will do the same.

“My idea for this painting came from sketches I’ve done and photographs I have taken over many years around Glengoyne Distillery.

“My family had a hut at Carbeth and I used to come along here on my bike and sketch the distillery and the surrounding area. When I won a landscape painting scholarship from the Royal Academy Schools in 1971, I didn’t go abroad, I came to the hut at Carbeth and painted and sketched all around this area.”

Each limited edition tin contains a bottle of the Glengoyne 10 Year Old and a print of Heavy Snow at Glengoyne Distillery.