1 X Scapa Glansa | 1 X Aberlour 12YO | 1 X Longmorn 16
These are probably the most underrated single malts that have been Scotland's best-kept secret, but available now for you to explore.
Old Norse for "shining storm-laden skies," Glansa is the first peated single malt expression from this Orkney island-based distillery.
Double matured in first-fill American oak casks and ex-peated whisky casks. Expect heavy notes of Vanilla and soft spices.
ABV: 40% | Bottle Size: 700ml
From its magical location alongside the River Spey, THIS SMALL AND INTIMATE DISTILLERY holds a special place in the hearts of malt lovers.
Steeped in centuries of legend and surrounded by the dramatic Highland scenery of Ben Rinnes, the village of Aberlour lies at the very heart of Speyside.
The 12-year-old expression is a fine example of how the distinctively crisp, citrus character of Aberlour’s new distillate is deftly softened by double cask maturation. Traditional Oak and seasoned Sherry butts are both used to great effect, as the mellowed spirits within are combined to deliver a subtly balanced flavor
ABV: 40% | Bottle Shop 700ml
Longmorn has long been a sought-after component for blending. Robust and flavorful even without heavy cask treatment, add depth and sweetness to a blend.
Notes of apple peel and Bramley apple, hints of citrus and herbal notes on the nose. There are some notes of balsa wood, calvados, and plenty of dry oaken tannins. Rich and compact on the palate with notes of lemon zest and leafy greenness. A good level of tannins develops with a vinous character and spice.
ABV: 48% | Bottle Size: 700ml