Stores pick best whisky

08 January, 2010

Glengoyne Distillery has challenged six independent Scotch whisky retailers to select a rare, limited-edition single cask from the Glengoyne warehouses to be named the Scottish Merchants’ Choice.

The judges nosed, sampled and debated a wide range of Glengoyne’s malts before collectively selecting a 12-year-old sherry cask whisky with a 57.8% abv.

The panel also had to choose the whisky’s bottle shape, packaging, tasting notes, label design and wording.

The Scottish Merchants’ Choice is described as “?balanced with an underlay of chocolate, and an elegantly rich and fresh palate, with sundried fruits, pears and a hint of pepper”.

Only 284 bottles will be available with a?n rrp of £99.

Iain Weir, marketing director for Ian Macleod Distillers, brand owners of Glengoyne, said: “These are the experts and critics. It is their job and passion to know and understand Scottish malt whisky better than anyone. We are?delighted to have been able to give them?the chance to showcase their expertise?and skill in choosing the perfect dram.”?The six retailers were Luvians Bottle Shop, TB Watson, Loch Fyne Whiskies, the Green Welly Stop, Robbies Drams and Royal Mile Whiskies.




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Lifting the spirits

I were to sum up alcohol sales over Christmas 2017 in one word, it would be “gin”. At Nielsen, we define the Christmas period as the 12 weeks to December 30 and in that time gin sales were £199.4 million, which means they increased by £55.4 million compared with Christmas 2016. There’s no sign the bubble is about to burst either. Growth at Christmas 2016 was £22.4 million, so gin has increased its value growth nearly two-and-a-half times in a year. The spirit added more value to
total a

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter