Although we're often told that we've lost our marbles by the tone of some of our Boutique-y labels, our latest addition to the collection, announcing our first ever batch from Speyside's Glen Elgin Distillery, paints a rather traditional Scottish country scene.
It is said that the former manager of Glenfarclas, William Simpson, along with Banker James Carle, found Glen Elgin in 1898. While this indeed was a lucky find (it wouldn't happen these days) their luck ran out just five months after starting production in May 1900, when it had to close, and it was lost again. It wasn't until 1906 that it was found once more and production recommenced.
It's no secret that Glen Elgin has been one of the signature malts of some legendary blends, but our first release from this Speyside distillery is an elegant 25 Year Old SIngle Malt. With notes of rich honey, pineapple cubes, and a hint of tangerine, we've bottled it at it's natural strength at 48.1% abv and there'll be just 315 numbered bottles. I'd find one quickly if I were you!