Glen Scotia bottles 30YO Sherry cask-matured whisky

Nov 24, 2020by Owen Bellwood

Campbeltown distillery Glen Scotia has released 500 bottles of a 30-year-old single malt matured in ex-Sherry casks.

The Glen Scotia 30 Year Old was distilled in 1989 and aged in European oak hogshead Sherry casks. Iain McAlister, master distiller at Glen Scotia, said: “The Glen Scotia 30 Year Old single malt is an exceptional new addition to Glen Scotia’s portfolio. The flavour profile is deep and distinguished, showcasing the complex flavours and maritime influence that Glen Scotia has become known for. “Like our distillery, the Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is steeped in history and after three decades of maturation, I am proud to finally be able to unveil this new expression to the world.” Non-chill filtered and bottled at 50.8% ABV, the 30-year-old whisky has floral notes of violet and lavender on the nose. On the palate, the single malt whisky has flavours of honeyed pear and candied lemon, followed by 'warm notes of cinnamon and ground ginger, leading into dark chocolate and coffee'. Glen Scotia has filled 500 bottles of the aged whisky, which is priced at £850 (US$1,100) per 700ml. It is available to purchase from specialist retailers, including Master of Malt.