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Glen Scotia reveals its latest release

Campbeltown whisky distillery Glen Scotia has revealed its latest expression, Glen Scotia 18 Years Old.

In the Victorian age, Campbeltown was known as the ‘whisky capital of the world’ and was once home to more than 30 distilleries operating along the Kintyre peninsula during the 19th Century.

With Campbeltown now recognised as one of the five distinct malt producing regions, Glen Scotia is one of just three left, has a history dating back to 1832 and a heritage steeped in Victorian values.

A single malt whisky matured in oak casks for a minimum of 17 years which are then selected as they display the distillery’s character, before being married together and finished in Oloroso sherry casks for 12 months before bottling.

Master blender for Glen Scotia, Michael Henry, says: “Glen Scotia distillery is one of only three surviving Campbeltown Scotch whisky distilleries and much of the original design has remained the same over that time, with the stillroom, dunnage warehouse and fermenters all dating back to the 19th Century.”

“Glen Scotia 18 Year Old is bottled at 46% ABV, natural colour and is non-chill filtered ensuring the whisky’s rich smooth taste and distinctive flavours are preserved. On nose you will detect the scent of sweet toffee, perfumed floral notes and an air of crisp saltiness. On the palate, it imparts notes of rich deep vanilla fruit flavours, with mild hints of apricot, pineapple and plump sultana. The finish is long and dry, with gentle warming spice. A true taste of Glen Scotia and Campbeltown.”

Glen Scotia 18 Year Old is priced at £85 for 70cl. In the UK it is available to buy at all good independent whisky specialists, online and on the Glen Scotia website. It will also be available in global markets, including Taiwan, Germany, Belgium and Poland.

3 September 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor