Glen Scotia unveils rum cask-finished single malt

Scotch whisky distillery Glen Scotia has released a limited edition single malt finished in a rum cask to celebrate the Campbeltown Malts Festival.

To mark its biggest festival events programme, the distillery has released Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish. The Campbeltown Malts Festival was held last month (21-24 May) in celebration of single malts from the whisky-producing region. The 2003 vintage has been bottled at cask strength 51.3% abv and is non-chill-filtered. Limited to 9,500 bottles worldwide, the expression is described as having “sea spray and sweetness on the nose, with notes of melted brown sugar, pineapple and citrus fruits developing before delivering a long dry finish, with spice and sweet peat”. Iain McAlister, distillery manager at Glen Scotia, said: “Our new limited edition rum cask single malt offers whisky fans something very special, bringing together the maritime influences associated with Campbeltown and the sweet, tropical notes of rum – another sea-faring spirit. “As someone who was born and bred in Campbeltown, I am very proud of our distinctive history and heritage. I hope whisky lovers have fun discovering our latest exceptional single malt.” Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish has an RRP of £77 (US$88.22) and is available from specialist retailers. In October last year, Glen Scotia adopted 100,000 bees to help “preserve the endangered species” and improve the company’s sustainability credentials.