GLEN SCOTIA 1992 | 18Y ~ CAMPBELTOWN, SCOTLAND
An 18-year-old, single cask Glen Scotia, aged in a sherry hogshead before bottling in 2011 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. A beautifully dark whisky.
Nose - Caramelised peels and rich spices, soft oak, and butterscotch.
Palate - Full and malty with a big whack of gripping sherry notes, apple peels, and baked pear with nectarine sultanas and burnt sugar.
Finish - Long and spiced, candy floss
Glen Scotia is one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown producing single malt at the moment (along with Springbank and Glengyle). It was founded in 1832 by Stewart, Galbraith, and Co and sited to the north of the town. The distillery draws its cooling waters from the Crosshill Loch and two boreholes, drilled over twenty metres into the rock below. Campbeltown was the capital of Scotch whisky production before the US Prohibition was enacted. There were some twenty-eight distilleries, though after the act was passed only three survived.