Glen Scotia 11 Years Old Limited Batch Release Campeltown Cross 56.8% 2010
€ 59,96 (in Vat)
|Serie||Limited Batch Release|
|Bottled for||Specially Selected for the Netherlands|
|Cask Type||Heavy Charred Finish|
|Condition||In Original Containe|
The batch consists of no less than 8 whisky casks which are bottled at a cask strength of 56.8%. The lightly peated whisky has matured on a combination of 1st fill and refill bourbon barrels before undergoing a 9-12 month finish on 1st fill heavy char American oak cask. In March 2021, the whisky had reached an age of 11 years at the time of bottling. In total, 1918 bottles have been bottled, because this is the year of foundation of De Monnik Dranken, The Dutch distributor.
Colour: Golden brown.
Nose: Maritime, smoldering peat, baked apples and cloves.
Taste: Citrus, vanilla syrup and barley.
Finish: Long and dry with sweet peat and black pepper.
The whisky is not non-chill filtered and natural color.
The packaging design features the Campbeltown Cross. The iconic Campbeltown Cross is carved in a stone cross that erects proudly in the center of town, marking the birth of the historic town of cambeltown. The head of the cross and carvings are believed to date from the late 1300s and it depicts a number of Celtic carvings, including the mermaid who is said to have been seen in the waters off Campbeltown as late as 1811.
Originally established in a church outside of Machrihanish. It is believed that the cross was moved to Campbeltown in the early 17th century when Campbeltown became a burgh. The cross served as the city's market cross, which historically gave it the right to hold a regular market at that location.
It is funky, oaky, different and probably could only have been made at Glen Scotia.
Touches of resin and pine needles. Mashed potatoes too, as well as cloves and some leather, followed by burnt toast and stewed apples. Finally a hint of charred orange peel. The oak is very powerful.
An oily mouthfeel, but pretty dry and plenty of oak. Whiffs of plastic rope, cracked black peppercorn, fennel and coffee grounds. Even some earthy, rooty influences. It's funky allright.
Menthol, tobacco and lingering spices. Long.