Glen Scotia Introduces New 18-Year-Old Single Malt

By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / September 22, 2017

Scotland’s Campbeltown region, as we’ve touched on in the past, was once considered the “whisky capital of the world” with more than 30 distilleries operating there. Nowadays there are only three, of which Glen Scotia is one. It has a history dating back to 1832, and to this day it is still making whisky, including the recently released 18-Year-Old.

The new Glen Scotia 18-Year-Old, according to those behind it, matured in oak casks for some 17 years before being married together and finished in Oloroso sherry casks for 12 months. It was then bottled at 46% ABV, and joins the 25-Year-Old as a new addition to the distillery’s core range.

“Glen Scotia distillery is one of only three surviving Campbeltown Scotch whisky distilleries and much of the original design has remained the same over that time, with the stillroom, dunnage warehouse and fermenters all dating back to the 19th century,” said Master Blender for Glen Scotia, Michael Henry, in a prepared statement.

Plans call for the 18-year-old to price at £85, or about $115 USD. You’ll find official tasting notes for it below from Glen Scotia. It is said, by the way, that the distillery has “a heritage steeped in Victorian values, allowing it to produce time-honoured, authentic single malt whiskies in the same Campbeltown style.”

  • Nose – Crisp saltiness, perfumed floral notes and thick sweet toffee
  • Palate – Rich deep vanilla fruit flavours, apricot and pineapple, plump sultana
  • Finish – Long and dry with gentle warm spice