Glenglassaugh Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 6y 2014
Highlands, The Whisky Cellar, 750 ml
Built in 1874, the distillery is located near the Highland coastal town of Portsoy. Portsoy, was not given much attention in the past and was mainly used for blended malts. This was much to the delight of the independent bottlers, who recognised the character of the distillate and bottled it as a single malt. This 6 year old Glenglassaugh was matured for just over a year in a former Oloroso sherry cask, which, in addition to the many aromas, also gave it a deep amber colour. The nose initially reveals aromas of Black Forest cake, dark cherries and roasted nuts, which intensify on the palate and combine with sweet notes of dried cranberries, orange jam, a little cinnamon and vanilla. Medium-long on the finish, it ends with a sweetness reminiscent of dried fruit.
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.
Highlands: Clans, Schafe, Whiskys
Die schottischen Highlands, die nur wenige Kilometer nördlich von Glasgow beginnen, und sich von dort über fast 400 Kilometer bis zum nördlichsten Zipfel des schottischen Festlandes ziehen, sind eine mystische Landschaft. Seit Jahrhunderten wird hier die Politik und die Kultur von alteingesessenen Clans bestimmt. Auf dem kargen Hügelland dominiert die Schafzucht. Zudem reifen hier einige der komplexesten und elegantesten Single Malts.
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.