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Glen Scotia unveils 26yo single cask whisky

Loch Lomond Group is set to launch a 26-year-old single cask expression from its Glen Scotia Scotch brand, exclusively available at Edinburgh Airport.

Glen Scotia Single Cask No. 857 will be available from Edinburgh Airport

Just 204 bottles of the 26-year-old Glen Scotia Single Cask No. 857 will be available at the World of Whiskies store in Edinburgh Airport.

The expression is also the Campeltown distillery’s first release to be introduced at a UK airport.

Distilled in April 1991 and bottled in August 2017 at a cask strength of 56.5% abv, the Glen Scotia Single Cask No. 857 offers layers of “honey and brown sugar with juicy pineapple and tangy orange peel”.

André de Almeida, managing director of Global Travel Retail at Loch Lomond Group, said: “We’re pleased to have created the Glen Scotia Single Cask No. 857 in partnership with Edinburgh Airport and World Duty Free. It is a true showcase of the distinctive character and craftsmanship offered by our GlenScotia distillery in Campbeltown, one of Scotland’s five Scotch whisky producing regions.

“Single cask bottlings are very special and are only undertaken with select partners. Edinburgh Airport and World Duty Free now have something unique to offer to their customers and I hope travellers visiting Scotland will enjoy discovering both our Glen Scotia Single Cask Scotch whisky and the maritime influence of Campbeltown.”

Earlier this month, Loch Lomond released its “oldest and rarest” expression to date – a 50-year-old single malt, priced at £12,000 (about US$15,500).

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