Independent distiller Glen Scotia has treated whisky lovers with the release of three limited edition single malts as part of this year’s Campbeltown Malts Festival. Running from the 22nd until the 24th, the festival celebrates all that is unique and special about single malts from the region.
The Glen Scotia 2000 Single Cask Festival bottling made its debut at this year’s event. Chosen by a panel of whisky experts, the 18 Year Old combines maritime notes with a buttery vanilla sponge base. Only 147 bottles were made available and they can only be purchased directly from the distillery, priced at £150.
Each guest that attended the Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner received their own exclusive single malt. The Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner Single Cask bottling was distilled in 2010 and it combines subtle peat with a sweet spiciness before a salty and distinctly maritime finish.
Finally, making its first international outing at the festival was the Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 Limited Edition Ruby Port Finish, priced at £45. Distilled in 2008 and matured in first fill bourbon barrels before being finished in Ruby Port casks for six months, the non-chill filtered liquid was then bottled at cask strength – 57.8% ABV. Only 6,000 bottles have been made available worldwide, with orders already in from markets including Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan.
“We enjoyed welcoming visitors old and new to Glen Scotia as part of this year’s Campbeltown Malts Festival. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to discover our award-winning Glen Scotia single malts and the distinctive character associated with Campbeltown, which is the smallest of Scotland’s five Scotch producing regions,” said Iain McAlister, distillery manager at Glen Scotia.
The Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt, launched during last year’s festival, was recently crowned a Double Gold medal winner at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018, along with the Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Single Malt, which was also a newcomer in 2017.