Gold medal - 93 points 2011 International Review of Spirits Chicago
Background: North America’s Only Single Malt Whisky Distillery
In the early 1800s, Scottish immigrants chose Cape Breton Island for their new home as its beauty so resembled the Highlands and Isles of Scotland. Many traditions and secrets came with these pioneers. The making of a spirited whisky was one of them. The crystal clear water from MacLellan’s Brook flows from the Mabou Highlands located above Glenora Distillery, giving Glen Breton its classic and pure taste. When the Scotch Whisky Association launches its lawsuit against Glenora in 2000, a media frenzy followed. Upon victory in 2009, it was decided to dedicate a bottling to celebrate this epic battle so-called the “Battle of the Glen”.
Product: The fight for Glen Breton’s trademark, a unique 15-year-old single malt was commissioned to commemorate the victory.
Country of Origin: Canada
Appellation: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Tasting Notes: Rich, almost lubricious mouthfeel. Peat character is very subtle-rather wisps of hardwood, smoke, evoking memories of autumn leaves.
Food Suggestion: Pour yourself a dram and join us in a toast for Glen Breton