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<p>Glen Scotia, has today unveiled its latest expression, a 21-year-old single malt (46% ABV, &pound;265).</p>
<p>The new limited-edition - 2,500 bottles to be released globally each year&ndash; begins a new aged-statement release from the distillery on Scotland&rsquo;s west coast, as it continues to champion the renaissance of the town once known as the Victorian whisky capital of the world.</p>
<p>Aged in a combination of refill bourbon barrels and refill American oak hogsheads, the finest of which have been personally selected by Glen Scotia&rsquo;s expert team, before a six-month finish in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks, this elegant addition to Glen Scotia&rsquo;s range is a smooth and aromatic dram ideal for whisky connoisseurs.</p>
<p>The Oloroso sherry finish adds perfumed floral notes, creating a delicately aromatic dram while preserving the signature distillery character of rich fruits, hints of Atlantic sea spray, and subtle maritime nuances. Glen Scotia&rsquo;s 21-year-old is an exceptional single malt that delivers the true character of a refined and classic Campbeltown whisky.</p>
<p>The liquid has been matured to bridge the gap between Glen Scotia&rsquo;s 18-year-old and its 25-year-old, which won the &lsquo;Best in Class&rsquo; and therefore <em>Best in the World</em>, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2021 out of 3,800 entrants.</p>
<p>The remarkable new release comes presented in Glen Scotia&rsquo;s premium bottle in deep hues of purple and gold. An elegant metal coin of the Glen Scotia entwined &lsquo;GS&rsquo; logo is set into the shoulder of the bottle, which is presented in a solid display box ideal for collectors or gifting to someone special.</p>
<p>Glen Scotia&rsquo;s origins date back to 1832 and, although one of the smallest Scotch whisky distilleries, it operates using a combination of traditional equipment and practices but with a forward-looking approach. Its team are dedicated to producing world-class single malts that attract interest from around the world and are helping to put Campbeltown firmly back on the map.</p>
<p><strong>Master Distiller and Distillery Manager, Iain McAlister, said:</strong> &ldquo;Our new 21-year-old is a single malt whisky of exceptional character, and the ideal dram to celebrate the prevailing spirit of Campbeltown.</p>
<p>"Being recognised as 'Best in Show' for the Glen Scotia 25-year-old was a hugely important moment in our history and an indication of how we have looked to bring the distillery into the modern age while not losing the authenticity of a great Campbeltown malt. We knew then that we wanted to create another special release for our fans around the world, and the 21-year-old is a middle sibling to the much-loved 18-year-old and the world&rsquo;s best whisky.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Glen Scotia 21-year-old still has that wonderful interplay with the Oloroso sherry finishing cask, but with a shorter finishing time (six months) than the 18-year-old, which enables the underlying signature distillery character you get from the 25-year-old to really shine through proudly. We hope to be able to release a new batch each year.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Like all good things, it has taken us a bit of time, but we are delighted with the result and can&rsquo;t wait to see what people think. <em>&nbsp;O</em>ne of the things I am most grateful for at Glen Scotia is our fantastic and supportive fan base, which continues to grow around the world - it's very humbling. We sincerely hope they like this latest edition to the Glen Scotia family.&rdquo;</p>
<p>Non-chilled filtered and natural in colour, the liquid has been bottled at 46% ABV, and is available to buy from the Glen Scotia online store (<a href=""></a>) and worldwide through specialist retailers, priced at &pound;265 RRP.&nbsp;</p>

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