Adding to its award-winning whisky collection, Campbeltown distillery Glen Scotia has unveiled Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Single Malt.
Coming in at 46% abv, Glen Scotia 18 Year Old was matured in oak casks for 17 years, before being finished in Oloroso sherry casks for 12 months before bottling. It is said to embody the signature aromas of Campbeltown, with hints of vanilla oak, subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits.
Once known as the 'whisky capital of the world,' Cambeltown was home to more than 30 distilleries operating along the Kintyre peninsula during the 19th century, with Glen Scotia being only one of three left.
'Glen Scotia 18 Year Old is has natural colour and is non-chill filtered ensuring the whisky’s rich smooth taste and distinctive flavours are preserved,' said master blender, Michael Henry on the new release. 'On 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.'
46% abv, £85/70cl, Glen Scotia, glenscotia.com