Those who know me will know that I’m a self confessed Glen Scotia Fanboy and thus slightly biased! Putting that aside… this is another cracker of a dram from the fantastic Campbeltown based distillery.
I’ve bought the festival edition releases since 2019 and try to get hold of each annual release if cash allows.
This year was no exception to that rule and having had a tonne of teaser GIFs from Brian, I was sat patiently waiting for the email notification from Glen Scotia to announce it’s release.
As soon as it hit my inbox, I pulled the trigger and was delighted with the speed at which my order arrived. It was securely packaged and beautifully wrapped by Wilma – huge thanks for your care and attention.
Estimated delivery was Monday, only to get a welcomed surprise on Saturday saying my order was out for delivery. I took it round to my inlaws that evening and cracked it open to share with my Father in law.
Some Quick Notes
Nose: The classic GS signature sea spray is present, with a subtle smoke in the background. Interesting that the peat isn’t smacking me round the chops!
Palate : A lovely thick and oily arrival, with spice present. Now the peat note is present, not overpowering though, more like a liquorice note.
Finish : Classic Campbeltown character, the salinity and maritime essence is clear with a gentle smoke in the background. Fantastic!
From the Horses Mouth
What Glen Scotia says:
Our annual limited edition Festival Single Malt Scotch whisky bottlings are intriguing, bold, and appeal to those looking to be wonderfully surprised.
This year’s release is no exception: a heavy peated spirit distilled in 2013 and matured for seven and a half years in 100% first fill bourbon barrels, before a twelve-month finish in the finest first fill Pedro Ximenez hogsheads.
Get your hands on a bottle
Head on over to the Glen Scotia website to get your hands on a bottle. I look forward to hearing what you think of it!