Leading up to #WorldWhiskyDay on the 20th of May, Checkers Liquorshop chose this innovative way to reveal the newest addition to it’s exclusive Private Barrel Co. whiskies, the new Glen Scotia single malt whisky. Private Barrel Co. label whiskies are hand-picked by whisky masters who travel to the top distilleries in Scotland. These are then bottled in small quantities, one cask of each whisky, under the Private Barrel Co. label and individually numbered to bring to consumers at supermarket prices.
Whisky connoisseurs, media and online influencers (including myself, yay!!) got the opportunity to taste Private Barrel Co’s new Glen Scotia single malt whisky during a virtual Twitter tasting.
So, how does that work? I received a tasting kit beforehand, and could taste four different whiskies, while sharing thoughts and tasting notes with other whisky lovers via Twitter – all that from the comfort of my own home.
Or own bed, but we’re not judging! Comfort is key, and so is the whisky!
The Twitter tasting was lead by Anel Grobler, editor of drinksfeed.com, and we had to opportunity to sample four whiskies from the Private Barrel Co. range. It was great to interact and share thoughts with fellow whisky lovers. And it was also great to see what the different taste experiences were!
So, this info I’m shamelessy copying from the press release – because I also need to make sure that I’ve got my facts straight.
- No.68: A 12-year-old single malt Scotch whisky matured in American oak bourbon casks. It is gentle on the palate with subtle notes of spice and oak, with a finish of vanilla.
- Glenlossie: A 15-year-old single malt Scotch whisky matured in bourbon casks. It has a palate of pineapple notes with subtle spice and honey; and hints of dark chocolate.
- Glen Grant: A 17-year-old single malt Scotch whisky matured in sherry casks and was the most mature whisky of the evening. It has an aroma of butterscotch, chocolate and pears, with a warm velvety texture finish.
The fourth whisky was the big reveal – the sensational 10-year-old Glen Scotia single malt, sourced from the award-winning Campbeltown distillery of the year and matured in 1st fill American oak casks. Owned by the renowned Loch Lomond Group, the Glen Scotia distillery was founded in 1832 – so there is a rich history behind this stunning single malt. You can get an idea of what to expect from the tasting notes: aromas of pineapple and lemon zest on the nose along with hints of orange marmalade, sliced apple with honey and vanilla syrup on the palate. The finish is long and rich with warming cinnamon and clove spice. Sounds beautiful and smooth, doesn’t it? And it is! I was quite surprised that such a relatively young whisky can have so much character and taste. A great choice!
In celebration of World Whisky Day on Saturday 20 May 2017, the House of Fine Whisky at Checkers LiquorShop will be offering 20% off all single malt whiskies from 18 – 20 May.
Information obtained via PR