Monday, August 05, 2019


Mey Selections, the retail arm of North Highland Initiative, a charity which aims to address some of the challenges facing rural communities in the far north of Scotland, has announced the launch of a new single cask Glen Ord expression.

Mey Selections Rare Cask Release Glen Ord 12 Year Old (51% ABV) is a limited-edition, single cask, single malt Scotch whisky expression from the Diageo owned Glen Ord Distillery.

Mey Selections Rare Cask Release Glen Ord 12 Year Old

Mey Selections Rare Cask Release Glen Ord 12 Year Old, is the first in a series of rare whiskies specially selected by Goldfinch Whisky Merchants, as part of a charity initiative to help surrounding communities by supporting the local food and drink industry.

In addition to the whisky release, Mey Selections has also announced the launch of traditional Scottish gin, produced at Dunnet Bay distillery in Caithness.

The launch of the whisky and gin is said to mark a major milestone for ‘Mey Selections’ which was established in 2005, with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, and named after the Highland home of his grandmother, HRH the Queen Mother.

All Mey Selections produce, originate from artisan producers within 150 miles of the Castle of Mey.

Commenting on the news, Whisky Maker Max McFarlane, who is responsible for selecting the whiskies for Goldfinch Whisky Merchants, on behalf of Mey Selections, said: “I sampled casks from all over the North of Scotland but this particular cask had superior sensory and palate qualities. It has the wonderful flavours of a sherry cask which is filled with whisky for the first time."

He went on to describe the whisky: "It is fresh and fruity on the nose with hints of white grapes and aromatic spices followed by a breath of warm butterscotch. Beautifully formed and well-rounded on the palate, sweet notes of vanilla and prunes are enriched by suggestions of malted barley and linseed oil. A whisper of light spice heralds a deliciously smooth and lingering finish. Add all this to good maturation and natural colour and we have a product fit for a King.”

Mey Selections Rare Cask Release Glen Ord 12 Year Old, is available online from Loch Fyne Oysters and Goldfinch Whisky Merchants, for a RRP of £118.00.

Posted by Steve Rush