In the Victorian age, Campbeltown was known as the Whisky capital of the world. Only three distilleries still produce whisky, one of which is Glen Scotia. John Peterson who has been in the industry for over 40 years, is the mastermind behind the careful development and improvement of Glen Scotia's whiskies. John will continue to develop future expressions of Glen Scotia that will stay true to the roots of the early days of Campbeltown Scotch whisky.
The 15 Year Old Glen Scotia has been gently matured in the finest American oak barrels before bottling. The signature nose has hints of vanilla oak, interwoven with the subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits.
This has a rich colour. It is both broad and medium-weight with citrus peels and ginger snap biscuits to the fore. Apricot aromas develop then drift towards fruit salad. After a short time the wood come to the fore and water helps to release baked fruit. At first this Glen Scotia 15 year old appears to have a complicated palate as the nose leads you to expect plump fruits, then what you get is a surprisingly dry element. The palate fleshes out as the first impact of the nose fades. Adding water brings out the caramalised elements balanced with the wood elements expected of a 15 yr old.