Glen Scotia is a Campbeltown distillery, founded in 1832 and is one of the three currently operational distilleries in the region, together with Springbank, and Glengyle. It is operated by only 5 people and it is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland.
Gordon & MacPhail are one of the biggest and oldest independent bottlers in Scotland, and have been a family run business since 1895. They source the best barrels on the market to age the spirit from various distilleries, and all of their offerings are of tremendous quality, never chill-filtered and no caramel color added. They are also owners of the Benromach distillery – the smallest distillery in Speyside, but one that is famous for producing one of the best artisan single malt Scotch whiskys.
Glen Scotia 21yr is a part of The MacPhail’s Collection, matured in refill sherry hogsheads for at least 21 years, bottled at 43% alc/vol.
NOSE: Initial sweetness, light and delicate, banana, delicate briny note.
PALATE: Syrupy, spice, fresh vanilla, pear, apple, and milk chocolate.
FINISH: Long, nutty, subtle spice.
Final note: Surprisingly youthful for its age, and showing a lot of depth and complexity at the same time.