Glen breton 10 year old rare
Out of the Glenora distillery comes the base offering, a malty 10 year old that is as Scottish as scotch itself. But you cant call it scotch.
Scottish pilgrims arrived in nova scotia and they created a town of settlers named Glenville. They kept their traditions and crafts, one of which being pot distilled whisky, created from Scottish malted barley. One proud Scottish whisky enthusiast created the glenora distillery, crafting fine single malt scotch style whisky. to keep the Scottish tradition alive, he named the whisky glen Breton to pay homage to his Scottish roots.
Treks were made to and from Scotland to make sure everything was in top form, nothing could seem imitated. The pot stills were made in speyside fashion. The distillery was built right on maclellans brook, which carries the most pristine water to the distillery. The owner had assured his quality by traveling from Scottish distillery to distillery, pouring samples of his own single malt libation, to receive praise and criticism on his own product, from the masters of the trade.
The malt is now grown in Alberta, and the owners have changes hands after financial failure and the previous owners death, but this remains canadas oldest single malt distillery. Through hell or highwater(or numerous lawsuits), here comes glen Bretons single malt whisky, which proudly boasts a maple leaf on the label to prove its new world heritage.
Yeasty, sour green apples right off the hop. Nutty, barley sugar and sweet chocolate. Pears, a hint of baby vomit and a certain sourness. Needs to air out to release the captured spirit smell. Complex, but unpleasant. Malted barley is very present. Lilac blossoms and soap.
Perhaps a bit thick. Instantly chocolaty and stays the whole time. The sour apple trend comes in until the nutty barley shows , not letting up, and glides right on to the oaky finish. Pear and unripe green melon hide in the profile. This finishes with black pepper and cleans up with bitter citrus pith. The chocolate and barley are still present in the long finishing aftertaste. The nose truly predicts the palate.
a bit overpriced for quality.