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  • 01 Aug
    2018

    Glen Scotia Victoriana Single Malt Whisky August 2018

    Posted by Carlee Wilson

    Glen Scotia Victoriana to accompany our A La Carte Menu

    PATIENCE ISN’T JUST A VIRTUE, IT’S AN INGREDIENT #TIMEHONOURED

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    Brian and the team are delighted to be working with the good people at Glen Scotia Distillery this month, and look forward to offering their guests the stunning and rare single malt whisky Victoriana.

    Distillery Geography & History

    Founded in 1832, Glen Scotia is one of only three distilleries that remain in production in Campbeltown. Glen Scotia distillery is a small batch producer, making exceptional quality single malt with both peated and non-peated quality.

    Campbeltown is situated by the south end of the Mull of Kintyre; it's an isolated, distinctive place. The whisky produced here is special too - so much so that it’s classified as a separate region, quite apart from the Highland, Speyside, Lowland and Islay whiskies which are perhaps better known today.

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    With an excellent water supply, easy access to peat and grain and a growing market in Victorian Britain and beyond, little Campbeltown had 28 distilleries by 1851, and proudly proclaimed itself ‘the whisky capital of the world’. Of the three distilleries that remain, Glen Scotia is revered as one of the finest in Scotland.

    Glen Scotia Victoriana

    Each maturation cask used to create Victoriana, is selected for its rare character and quality from age. Barrels are deep with charred oak, helping create an exceptionally smooth single malt whisky. The delectable spirit has equal ratio of aroma to palate intensity. Its traditionally bottled, with no filtration after removal from cask. This means the palate gets its subtle wood and vanilla flavour which pays perfect complement to its full-bodied, spicy, fruit nose. The palate is lovingly rounded off with a hint of silky smoke.

     

    NOSE

    Elegantly oak driven, with toasty notes of caramelised sugar and citrus zest.

    PALATE

    More fruit forward than the nose gives away, with dark berry juiciness at its core. Becomes more austere with water.

    FINISH

    Clean and sweet at first. A cocoa characteristic leads through the lengthy finish.

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    Brian and the team hope that you will join us soon so we can let you experience this quality single malt whisky on us!
    View Brian's current A La Carte menu. Cheers!

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