Glasgow 1770 Distillery Lowland Region Scotland Whisky from 50 to 100 euros

Glasgow 1770 Peated

Review of the basic peated whisky from Glasgow

Origin: Lowlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 46%ABV
Ageing casks: Virgin and ex-Sherry Pedro Ximénez
Chillfiltered: No
Added colorouing: No
Owner: Glasgow Distillery Company
Average price: € 60.00
Official website: www.glasgowdistillery.com 
Vote: 85/100

Hardly any distillery now misses out on a peated version of its whisky, because you know that all those ppm attract a lot of smoky addicted out there.
And even this distillery in the Lowlands, an area certainly not known for its peat, at the end of 2020 did not fail to include in its meagre base portfolio a version made with Highland peat, with an unusual initial maturation in virgin casks and ageing in former Pedro Ximénez Sherry, not exactly the most timid of casks.
Peat and Sherry often go happily hand in hand, who knows if that’s the case around Glasgow.
This release was preceded by a limited edition Release No1.

Tasting notes

The nose expresses a very intense woody profile, between juniper and cedar, with juicy aromas of barbecue sauce and spices. Red fruits (blackberries, cherries), plums, apricots and dried oranges, crème brûlée, sweet liquorice, rosemary. The smoke, vegetal and with medicinal touches, is present but not invasive.
In the mouth it starts with a discreet spiciness (pepper, cumin, nutmeg) on a medium body, with candied orange, red fruits, nuts, toasted cane sugar, cigar tobacco, dried apricot. There’s a balsamic vein in the background, accompanied by burnt pine wood that picks up on the vegetal peat theme. Along the length, softer tones of butter biscuits and malt emerge along with a salty, slightly metallic edge.
The finish is not very long, saline, very dry, of toasted pine wood, candied orange, fennel.

Straightforward and direct, the virgin casks have made a substantial contribution and produce a functional synergy with the Sherry ones, creating a curious and distinctive combination that certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.

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