Glen Scotia recently unveiled its new, limited-edition, 22-year-old “Distillery of the Year” expression, devised to pay homage to its long-running Campbeltown Distillery.
Fresh off being named Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year at the Scottish Whisky Awards last fall, Glen Scotia poured over the tasks needed to bring this new 2022 release to market. Only 500 bottles will be available globally, and each 70cl bottle will carry a £475 price tag. The whisky clocks in at 54.8% ABV.
The distiller’s notes explain that this whisky carries the signature “Glen Scotia style,” using liquid from exclusive reserves of first-fill bourbon casks, and the whisky offers the tropical fruit and oily coastal notes to be expected from a Campbeltown single malt.
The release comes presented in the brand’s new premium packaging, this in a blue tube with a bottle that sports a shoulder coin and heavy base.
A handful of the bottles will be available via ballot from the Glen Scotia website. Limited to one entry per person, the ballot is open until Sunday, Sept. 4th by midnight.
Glen Scotia’s single malt dates back to 1832, and it’s one of three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown.
The distillery maintains much of its original design including the fermenters, the stillroom, and the dunnage warehouse dating from the 1830s.
Glen Scotia’s master distiller, Iain McAlister, said that although they are one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, “with the combination of our team’s craftsmanship and our ambition to take Glen Scotia to the world, we are producing some of the best whisky to have come out of Campbeltown in many years. This is a result of those that came before us and their hard work and knowledge of the craft.”
For more information, check out www.glenscotia.com.