Glen Scotia Recently Unveiled A Whisky With A Sherry Double Cask Finish

By Allyson Nichols / December 24, 2020

The historic Campbeltown Scotch whisky distillery Glen Scotia recently announced the release of a new limited-edition 11-year-old single malt Scotch whisky.

Matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, the Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish (54.1% ABV) was finished in a combination of hand-selected Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso hogshead sherry casks for 10 months, before being married back together in bourbon casks. The whisky was then bottled as cask strength.

Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish

Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish (image via Glen Scotia)

Presented in a black and gold gift carton, the Sherry Double Cask Finish has official tasting notes that make mention of cinnamon, vanilla, salted butter, raisins, sultana, nutmeg and subtle spicy notes. Aromas of spiced rum, toffee and plums can also be found in the drink, as well as a nutty and dry finish.

When the Glen Scotia distillery opened in 1832, Campbeltown was known to Victorians as the ‘Whisky Capital of the Scotland’ and was home to more than 30 distilleries. Glen Scotia is one of only three distilleries to remain. The Sherry Double Cask Whisky pays homage to Victorian history and style.

“I’m very proud of The Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask,” said Glen Scotia Master Distiller, Iain McAlister, in a prepared statement. “This is the first single malt that we’ve produced that uses a combination of two sherry casks, and the results are stunning. This limited edition single malt really showcases our signature Glen Scotia style, and paired with casks that were readily available in the town during the Victorian era truly makes it a whisky made by history.

“The combination of the sherry and bourbon casks create a delicious, warming flavour that evokes all the traditional scents and tastes of Christmas, making it the perfect dram to enjoy with friends during the festive season, or a lovely gift for someone special.”

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The Sherry Double Cask Finish, with only 15,000 bottles available globally, is priced at £65 (around $86 USD) and can be purchased from specialist and online whisky retailers.