The San Francisco World Spirits Competition recently unveiled the Best in Show during its 2021 competition: the Glen Scotia 25 Years Old Single Malt Whiskey. Over 3,800 entrants were placed in 31 categories and the judges awarded Scotch single malt whiskey from Campbeltown, a small Scotch whiskey region in Scotland, as the winner of the competition.
The SFWSC is known as one of the most prestigious spirits competitions in the world and is the second oldest spirits competition in the world.
“To receive such exceptional recognition and to be recognized as ‘Best in Show’ at this prestigious competition is an honor and a tremendous boost to the entire Glen Scotia Distillery team,” said Iain McAlister, Master Distiller, Glen Distillery Scotia Affirmation prepared. “The Glen Scotia 25-Year-Old (70cl, 48.8% ABV) is a truly exceptional whiskey and has won a number of prestigious awards over the years, but this has to be the distillery’s proudest moment in this day.
The Glen Scotia 15 year old also won a gold medal and the Glen Scotia Harbor Single Malt won a silver medal.
Campbeltown was known as ‘the whiskey capital of the world’ during the Victorian era and was home to over 30 distilleries. There are only three left, including the Glen Scotia Distillery.
The Glen Scotia 25 Year Old can be purchased at www.glenscotia.com for a retail price of £ 400. The scotch is part of an exceptional line-up of other award-winning whiskeys from the distillery, including Glen Scotia Double Cask (46% ABV, £ 40), Glen Scotia 15 Years (46% ABV, £ 55) and Glen Scotia Victoriana ( 54.2% ABV, £ 65).
Here are some official tasting notes, from Glen Scotia:
- Nose: The invigorating Atlantic breeze gives a strong maritime influence.
- Palate: red apple and tangy orange peel with vanilla syrup and caramel sweetness.
- Finish: Long persistence of sea salt with a spicy note of ground ginger.