Loch Lomond Whiskies, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition, cask strength Glen Scotia expression, for the festive period.
Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish (54.1% ABV) is an 11 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 2008, and initially matured in first fill bourbon barrels before being finished in a combination of hand-selected Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry hogshead casks for a further 10 months.
|Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish|
When the Glen Scotia distillery opened in 1832, Campbeltown was known to Victorians as the ‘Whisky capital of the World’ and was home to more than 30 distilleries. Many of the Christmas traditions we now enjoy today first originated in the Victorian era; from Christmas trees to gifts, which according to the brand makes this latest release a very fitting Christmas gift for whisky fans across the world.
Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish, is said to deliver notes of spiced rum, juicy plum, toffee and citrus peel on the nose. Followed by notes of sweet vanilla, salted butter, raisins, sultanas, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Iain McAlister, Master Distiller at Glen Scotia, said: “I’m very proud of The Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask. This is the first single malt that we’ve produced that uses a combination of two sherry casks, and the results are stunning. This limited-edition single malt really showcases our signature Glen Scotia style, and paired with casks that were readily available in the town during the Victorian era truly makes it a whisky made by history.”
He went onto say: “The combination of the sherry and bourbon casks create a delicious, warming flavour that evokes all the traditional scents and tastes of Christmas, making it the perfect dram to enjoy with friends during the festive season, or a lovely gift for someone special.”
Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £65.00.
Posted by Steve Rush