Glen Elgin Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 13y 2008
Speyside, The Whisky Cellar, 750 ml
Founded in 1898, Glen Elgin Distillery is known for its fruit-driven distillate. It is highly sought after by blenders and until recently was part of Diageo's Hidden Malts series. The additional 8 months of maturation in ex-Sauternes barriques gives this whisky an even greater depth to its already sweet, fruity character. The focus is on the flavours of juicy yellow stone fruits, apricots, honey and brown sugar, which are beautifully balanced by a gentle ginger spice and pink pepper. The finish is long and persistent, marked by the smell of sweet fruits and spices.
The Whisky Cellar
The Whisky Cellar was founded in 2017 as an independent Scottish bottler by whisky expert Keith Bonnington
Bonnington, who lives in the heart of Edinburgh, can look back on a career in whisky spanning almost two decades. For over 10 years he was responsible at Edrington for brands such as the Macallan and Highland Park.
Speyside: Das Herz der Whisky-Kultur
Geografisch gesehen ist die Speyside ein kleiner, nordöstlich gelegener Teilbereich der Highlands. Doch das Hügelland zwischen den Städten Inverness und Aberdeen, durch welches das Flüsschen Spy fliesst, das der Region ihren Namen gibt, ist das Herz und der Nabel der schottischen Whisky-Herstellung und Single Malt-Kultur. Nicht weniger als 50 der insgesamt 108 schottischen Destillerien sind hier beheimatet. Die Speyside-Malts bestechen mit ihrer Komplexität und Eleganz.
Scotland – Wild history, warming whisky
Whiskey, bagpipes, kilts – These are the most famous elements of Scottish culture. It has not been conclusively determined who invented whisky. The Scots and Irish both argue that they invented the “water of life.” Food and drink definitely tops the Scottish export categories. Every second, around 40 bottles of whisky are purchased. So it’s hardly surprising that whisky makes up around 80 percent of total food and drink exports.