Monday 4th May 2020
Campbeltown distillery, Glen Scotia, has released a new limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky, the Glen Scotia Limited Edition Tawny Port Finish to celebrate this year’s Campbeltown Malts Festival.
The festival was originally planned for 19-21 May, but due to the impact of Covid 19, the Glen Scotia Distillery will now be holding the majority of the Glen Scotia festival itinerary online at www.glenscotia.com/festival from 18th of May. The programme includes a special tasting video of the Glen Scotia Limited Edition 14 Year Old Tawny Port Finish hosted by acclaimed whisky author and historian, Charles MacLean.
Distilled in 2006, this wonderfully peated 14 year old single malt has been matured in a combination of refill American oak hogshead casks, medium char American oak casks and first fill bourbon barrels, before being finished in first fill Tawny Port hogshead casks.
The resulting whisky delivers blackberry, floral aromas and ocean spray on the nose, with notes of crisp green apple, peach syrup and vanilla with a honey sweetness developing on the palate, before delivering a gentle peat smoke and spice finish.
Non-chill filtered to ensure it is enjoyed as nature intended, this cask strength single malt has been bottled at 52.8% ABV with natural colour and is priced at £75, and available to buy online now from specialist whisky outlets and from Glenscotia.com. A total of 15,000 bottles will be available in markets across the world including Germany, the USA and Taiwan.
Iain McAlister, Distillery Manager at Glen Scotia, said: “We hope that by taking much of our festival itinerary online we can share a little of the magical Campbeltown whisky history and heritage with those who had hoped to visit the festival this year, and also to those who maybe wouldn’t ordinarily be able to make the journey to Campbeltown.
“We’re are looking forward to sharing the very special video tasting created by Charles MacLean, introducing our new Glen Scotia Limited Edition Tawny Port single malt, which provides a perfectly balanced combination of the maritime influences associated with Campbeltown along with the soft smoky peat and blackberries from the Tawny Port finish.”
Campbeltown was known as the whisky capital of the world during the Victorian era and was home to over 30 working distilleries. Founded in 1832, Glen Scotia reflects centuries of craftsmanship and experience associated with the region and its award-winning whiskies are renowned for their distinctive maritime influence and Campbeltown character.
This exclusive bottling is now available for purchase here: https://www.glenscotia.com/buy-online/