Glen Breton Battle of the Glen 15 Year Old- 750ml
2011 Gold Medal Winner | Best of the World Single Malt 13 Years and Over - Whisky Magazine
When the Scotch Whisky Association launched its lawsuit against Glenora Distillery in 2000, shortly after the release of its first bottling proudly called "Glen Breton Rare", a media frenzy soon followed in newspapers, magazines, and in online newsletters, forums, and blogs. North America's only Single Malt Whisky distillery was a hot topic amongst the whisky and local cultural communities.
Upon victory in the summer of 2009 it was decided to dedicate a bottling to celebrate this epic battle so fittingly called the "Battle of the Glen.” The packaging features some of the many press clippings that appeared throughout the world.
Colour: A rare dissolution of gold - at break of dawn, the first brushing of the sun upon the snow-covered lakes of the Bras d’Or;
Nose: Subtle, summer-cut applewood, with undertones of Highland honey; Taste Taking by surprise, come the waves of malt, powerful, but without overbearing, then a complex orchard of flavour;
Finish: Rich, almost lubricious mouthfeel, The malt withdraws into heat, resolving into the warm caress of an enduring companion, Peat character is very subtle - rather wisps of hardwood smoke, evoking memories of autumn leaves;
Balance: The play between lightness of the whisky and the strength of the malt is a work of harmony and mystery.
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This particular purchase was a gift for my son.l.Have forwarded this email to him so he may provide you with a proper response. Cheers
Great story (Battle of the Glen). Great scotch. I am not a fan of peat. Love a smooth scotch. I rank this up there with the best. Hope you never run out.
Easy to purchase, shipping was timely and with extra insurance was no worries. Also gift was well received!
Like Nectar for the gods! I'm not a fan of heavy peaty or smokey tastes and a Special occasion imbiber Only. This is one Beautiful Single malt and from my Home! Todd Cook (away) Big Pond, Glengarry Valley.
Have loved this whisky since I tasted it on our tour of your facility. Not a big fan of peaty scotch so this fits the bill. I would say comparatively it is slightly over-priced (that's why it isn't rated a 5) but welcome to Canada. Hope you have good stock left.