Glasgow 1770 Peated No.1 (46%, OB, 2019)
- ABV: 46%
- Age: NAS
- Bottling: OB, Signature Range, Release No.1
- Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £49
- Origin: Glasgow distillery
- Vintage: Undeclared
What they say
Glasgow’s first and only peated whisky.
Crafted by smoking the finest barley with aromatic heather-rich peat from the Scottish Highlands, Glasgow 1770 Peated combines the exceptionally pure water of Loch Katrine and has been carefully hand-crafted in the distillery’s two unique copper pot stills, Tara and Mhairi.
Matured in first-fill ex-sherry casks and finished in virgin oak, Glasgow 1770 Peated is a sublime and sophisticated smoky single malt.
1770 is always non-chill filtered and has natural colour only.
Official tasting notes:
- NOSE: Sweet smoke and dried fruits with aromatic notes, flamed orange zest and rich caramel toffee.
- PALATE: Spicy orange and sweet smoke with rich velvety toffee leading to earthiness and dark fruit
- FINISH: Long and smooth and with lingering notes of macadamia and spice
What I say
The second expression from The Glasgow Distillery Co. Ltd in their signature range is this 1770 Peated single malt whisky expression. Distilled from peated barley and matured in Ex-Sherry casks before finishing in virgin oak casks.
This post was sponsored by The Glasgow Distillery Co. by provision of a sample of this product.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Orange amber gold (11/20), large droplet tears, strong, medium-fine legs.
- Nose: Sherry fruits then dry fresh wood/sawdust, carpentry shop, dusty, charcoal, smoked apples, strawberries, plums then sweet woody (beech) smoke, lingers to coal-tar soap.
- Taste: Light-bodied, sweet amyl acetate and foam banana sweeties, ripe & green bananas, kiwi fruit, buttery, caramel, green/fresh oak wood, raisin, liqourice and turfy peat.
- Finish: Medium-long, sweet-smoked, drying, more green banana.
A lovely expression with plenty of new oak character, sweet and sublime smoke. A gentle smokiness and traces of youth in the spirit which is entirely expected, I hope as this expression is matured and ages this retains its smoke.
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