Ruadh Maor (peated Glenturret) Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 11y 2010
Highlands, The Whisky Cellar, 750 ml
Located in the southern Highlands, Glenturret Distillery is the oldest distillery still in operation in Scotland. It founded in 1775 and is known for the production of peated whisky, which was mainly used for blends. One or two casks have come onto the market and is traded as Ruadh Maor Single Malt. This bottling comes from a particularly good and rare re-fill ex-sherry butt. Strong, smoky notes of charred embers, grilled meat and ripe yellow fruits rise to the nose. On the palate, these smoky flavours are repeated and completed with sweet, ripe fig and sherry notes and a hint of nutmeg and vanilla. The finish shows the great balancing act between the strong smoky flavours and a seductive sweetness.
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.