Glen Scotia has unveiled a 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The new offering from the Campbeltown distillery is extremely rare, with only 500 bottles being made available for purchase worldwide.
The Single Malt was created by using a single distillation from 1989, which has been matured in European Oak hogshead Sherry casks. Bottled at 50.8% ABV, the Whisky is non-chill filtered.
On the nose, the the Whisky offers floral notes of violet and lavender that develop into hints of green apple and spice. On the palate, the liquid is soft and silky, with initial flavors of honeyed pear and candied lemon coming to the fore. In the mouth, the flavors intensify, with warm notes of cinnamon and ground ginger, leading into dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is long, and ends with sugary sweetness and waves of warming spice.
“The Glen Scotia 30 Year Old Single Malt is an exceptional new addition to Glen Scotia’s portfolio,” said Iain McAlister, Master Distiller at Glen Scotia. “The flavour profile is deep and distinguished, showcasing the complex flavours and maritime influence that Glen Scotia has become known for.
“Like our distillery, the Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is steeped in history and after three decades of maturation, I am proud to finally be able to unveil this new expression to the world.”
The Scotch Whisky comes in a handmade case created using sustainably sourced British oak and inside boasts elegant black lining. Each bottle is individually numbered .
Priced at £850 ($1133 USD), Glen Scotia 30 Year Old is available to purchase now from specialist retailers, including Master of Malt.
Earlier this month, Glen Scotia unveiled an 11 Year Old Sherry Double Cask Finish Whisky. The new single malt Scotch from the Campbeltown distillery will be limited to just 15,000 bottles worldwide.