Glen Scotia intros 18-year-old single malt

Aug 31, 2017by Annie Hayes

Campbeltown whisky distillery Glen Scotia has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Glen Scotia 18 Year Old.

The liquid that makes up the new release has been maturated in oak casks for a minimum of 17 years before being married and finished in Oloroso sherry casks for 12 months and bottled. The resulting whisky is said to "embody the signature aromas of Campbeltown", with notes of vanilla oak, sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits. "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," said Glen Scotia's master blender, Michael Henry. "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 the 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." Priced at £85 for 700ml, Glen Scotia 18 Year Old is available to buy from independent whisky retailers, online and on the Glen Scotia website. It will also be made available in global markets, including Taiwan, Germany, Belgium and Poland.