GLEN SCOTIA 18 ans 2000 G&M 59,6%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Campbeltown, 70cl, Ref: 56520
La gamme Connoisseurs Choice rassemble des single malts d'exception issus de fûts uniques, soigneusement sélectionnés par l'embouteilleur indépendant Gordon & Macphail. Ils invitent les amateurs à découvrir des expressions singulières des plus belles distilleries d'Ecosse, à travers différents degrés, affinages, années, et profils. Revue et modifiée plusieurs fois depuis sa création en 1968, cette gamme a su préserver toute sa qualité et son essence.
Riche, épicé. Orge maltée, fruits blancs, biscuit, iode.
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- Nose : Riche, céréalier. Muscade, oranges confites, pomme cuites.
- Palate : Onctueuse, vanillée. Pain d'épices, crème de coco, épices douces.
- Overall : Longue, épicée. Pointe saline.
- The brand
Located in the heart of the former capital of whisky, Glen Scotia is today just one of three distilleries in Campbeltown to hold a whisky production licence. This town, located in the south of the Kintyre peninsula, was the ancient scene of what could be called the “barley rush”, and in the 1880s was home to some 30 distilleries, including Glen Scotia, which was founded in 1832. At the end of the 20th century, Glen Scotia was mothballed on various occasions (from 1984 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2000), leaving it, likes its counterpart Springbank, with many shortfalls in its stocks. Mostly available as a 12 year old official bottling.
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.
Of all the existing specialist bottling ranges, Connoisseurs Choice is without doubt the oldest. The label underwent a few changes in the 1980s. Plainer and more restrained, it became two-toned with creams and browns. When segmentation by region of production region was adopted by the whisky industry in the early 1990s, the range changed its identity again. The label now shows a map of the region of Scotland where the malt comes from. To the delight of whisky enthusiasts, the range, which is always evolving, is now bottled at 43% and 46%.
- Delivery and payment
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