A selection of three whiskies, from the famous “Glen” distilleries in Speyside.
1. Glenlivet 18 year old bottled in the 1990’s: 40% | 30ml: Well-known as the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, for many years ‘Glenlivet’ was a byword for quality, with many single malts using the Glenlivet suffix in an attempt to reap the benefits of associating themselves with the Banffshire distillery. Glenlivet is in a long-running battle with Glenfiddich for the title of best-selling single malt, with both now selling over a million cases a year.
2. Glenfiddich 15 year old cask strength bottled in the early 2000’s: 51% | 30ml: “Made Without Compromise”, Glenfiddich’s long standing testament to quality. Glenfiddich has the claim to the first single malt produced and released mass to market, having bottled single malt whisky since 1963. This cask strength release holds to their testament as an uncompromising, yet beautiful dram.
3. Glenfarclas “Heritage 60°” Cask Strength for the French Market bottled 2006: 60% | 30ml: Glenfarclas distillery is famous for its massive sherry cask whisky, and this release is one the many reasons why. Produced for the French market, who love their whisky dark and rich, this release is a vatting of multiple vintages, which were mostly matured in sherry casks.