Glen Scotia Unveils Rare 30 Year Old Single Malt – Scotch Whisky News

Glen Scotia unveils rare 30 Year Old Single Malt 

Only 500 limited edition bottles available worldwide  

Award-winning independent distiller, Glen Scotia, has introduced a new rare 30 Year Old Single Malt scotch whisky to its range.

Presented in a luxurious hand-made case, created from sustainably sourced solid oak, the Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is extremely limited, with only 500 bottles available to purchase worldwide.

This exceptional liquid has been created by using a single distillation from 1989, which has been matured in European Oak hogshead sherry casks, giving it the distinct, sweet flavour that Glen Scotia is renowned for.

The Glen Scotia 30 Year Old Single Malt offers exquisite floral notes of violet and lavender on the nose, that develop into hints of green apple and spice. On the palate, the liquid is wonderfully soft and silky, with initial flavours of honeyed pear and candied lemon coming to the fore.

In the mouth, the flavours intensify, with warm notes of cinnamon and ground ginger, leading into dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is long, and ends with sugary sweetness and waves of warming spice.

Iain McAlister, Master Distiller at Glen Scotia, said: “The Glen Scotia 30 Year Old Single Malt is an exceptional new addition to Glen Scotia’s portfolio. The flavour profile is deep and distinguished, showcasing the complex flavours and maritime influence that Glen Scotia has become known for.

“Like our distillery, the Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is steeped in history and after three decades of maturation, I am proud to finally be able to unveil this new expression to the world.”

Non-chill filtered to ensure it is enjoyed as nature intended, Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is bottled at 50.8% ABV and presented in a striking case created using sustainably sourced British oak, keeping each individually numbered bottle in place. Inside, the case boasts elegant black lining.

Priced at £850, Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is available to purchase now from specialist retailers, including Master of Malt.

Glen Scotia is a whisky made by history, reflecting the centuries of craftsmanship and experience associated with the fifth and smallest malt producing region.

Cambeltown is Scotland’s smallest malt producing region. Throughout the Victorian era, it was known as the whisky capital of the world and was home to more than 30 distilleries.

To raise awareness of the importance of the region to Scotland’s whisky history, Glen Scotia campaigned for Campbeltown to be recognised as the “whiskiest place in the world”. A parliamentary motion on the issue lodged at Westminster received cross party support.

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Tasting notes: 

Nose: Notes of violet and lavender mix with seaspray. Green apple and a gentle spice of nutmeg and allspice.

Taste: Honeyed pear and candied lemon before notes of cinnamon, ground ginger, dark chocolate and espresso.

Finish: Long, with a roasted sugar sweetness and warming cinnamon.

About Glen Scotia: 

  • Independent distiller Glen Scotia has been producing single malt whisky in Campbeltown since 1832.
  • Glen Scotia is one of three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown.
  • Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky was awarded a Double Gold medal at the prestigious 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for the second year running. Almost 30,000 spirits were judged by the competition, the largest number of entries in its 19-year history. A Double Gold Medal is awarded when every judge on the panel gives a Gold medal to the expression.
  • Glen Scotia Double Cask was awarded a Gold Medal at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2019.
  • Glen Scotia 18 Year Old won Best Campbeltown Malt at the World Whisky Awards 2018.
  • Images and interviews with key staff from Glen Scotia are available upon request.
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