The liquid has spent 43 years in first-fill and refill bourbon barrels earlier than maturing for an extra 5 years in a first-fill Oloroso Hogshead earlier than a ultimate six months in second-fill ex-Pedro Ximénez Hogshead.
“This expression is a testomony to Glen Scotia’s dedication to excellence and preserving the Campbeltown type, handed down by previous generations of native distillery employees,” mentioned Michael Henry, grasp blender for Glen Scotia.
“It’s the first time Glen Scotia has used a mix of oloroso and PX sherry casks on a liquid of such a outstanding age, which has resulted in a Spanish symphony of flavour married with Glen Scotia’s coastal nuances.
“The result’s a whisky fairly in contrast to something we’ve had the pleasure of crafting so far – it’s one which exemplifies luxurious and rarity for a really lucky few and is a real window into the distillery’s previous.”
The bottle, designed in partnership with Glencairn, is etched and infilled with gold, introduced in a hand-crafted oak show case and full with a plaque with the person bottle quantity, tasting notes, and the story of the expression.
“The 48-Yr-Outdated is an distinctive launch with a outstanding heritage,” mentioned Iain McAlister, grasp distiller and distillery supervisor at Glen Scotia.
“It’s so intriguing to me to assume that totally different generations of distillery managers and their groups, who would have been testing their casks over time, opted to carry this specific liquid again time and time once more, permitting it to proceed its journey.
“What we have now inherited as we speak is subsequently an actual journey by means of time and a celebration of Glen Scotia’s wealthy heritage and craftsmanship, which continues to thrive.”
Solely 250 bottles have been made out there worldwide by means of the Glen Scotia web site and at specialist retails within the UK, Europe, China, the USA, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and South Africa.