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A wee Single Cask Glen Scotia

Halò Single Malt Mates,

Single cask whiskies are devine!! There is no question about the source of the whisky.

More and more distilleries are producing single cask expressions. This one is from Glen Scotia
This whisky has been aged ten years… .

Glen Scotia
2007 Single Cask Royal Mile Whiskies Exclusive 59.2% 70cl

Details
Producer Loch Lomond Distillers
Age 10 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 59.2%
Bottler Official
Region Campbeltown
Vintage 2007
Country Scotland

Description
The Campbeltown resurgence continues! We’ve managed to get our hands on this exclusive single cask of peated Glen Scotia and we couldn’t be happier with all 204 bottles of it. It’s smattered with pepper, fruit and, of course, a gentle smokiness, which all come together to form a delicious cask strength dram to be savoured. Act fast as we don’t think this one will be around for long!

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Staff Tasting Notes Nose: A punchy nose, with great combination of iodine, smoke and swimming pools. Vanilla, but not over the top. Sweet baked goods and shortcrust pastry.
Palate: Short, powerful with a buttery pastry core overlain with oyster shells, swimming pools and iodine.
Overall: Caol Ila like at times, but a little grubbier and wilder.

Official Tasting Notes
Opens on a gentle smokiness, then some peppery notes, fresh cut barley, orange blossom, fresh natural vanilla alongside a delicious syrupy sweetness.

This whisky is a collectable. IF you want to get it…

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry
To the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”

A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones!

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi ‘s nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day I see you
and every day I don’t).

Your Scotch Spirit Master

A wee comparison

Halò Single Malt Mates,

Today, Mo Mhac and I shared two brill Eighteens. One was Macallan 18 sherry and the other was the Glendronach 18 Allardice

Here is the Macallan. It is no longer available in Scotland only in the US because of the Macallan sales strategy

Macallan 18 Yr Sherry Oak

Scotland Highland Scotch Single Malt

$ 239.99

It is rich brown in colour and has an outstanding fruity palate and an amazing sherry finish..

Here is the GlenDronach
Glendronach
18 Year Old Allardice 46% 70cl

Details
Producer Brown Forman
Age 18 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46%
Bottler Official
Region Highland

Description
Glendronach is one of those distilleries that has an absolute treasure trove of heavily sherried whisky in its warehouse. The 18 year old is named after Allardice, not after a famous West Ham manager, but after the founder of the distillery, James Allardice. A man who originally chose quite a “different” route to market in the 1820’s in Edinburgh (he gave his whisky to the ladies of the night to spread the word).

Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Fudge notes, muscovado sugar, fruit compote, morello cherries and rich icing sugar.
Palate: Christmas cake fruitiness, dark chocolate richness, spicy notes, Oloroso notes, walnut bread and chocolate orange. Stunning.

The 18’s had great palate and finish. It was a hard choice but we still like the GlenDronach better.

Mark Twain. Thoughts on whiskey: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi ‘s nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day I see you
and every day I don’t)

Your Scotch Spirit Master