SCOTLAND-CAMPBELTOWN / 0.70ltr, 46%
Yes, it's finally here! After 12 years, the first core product has been released from Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery (Springbank).
William Mitchell founded the original Glengyle distillery in 1872, and subsequently sold it in 1919.
In 1925 the distillery was closed down. Over 75 years later, Mr Hedley Wright, the current chairman of J&A Mitchell & Co Ltd and the great-great nephew of William Mitchell, bought the old buildings, which had been lying empty for several years, and made the re-opening of Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery in 2004 a reality.
This 12yo single malt whisky has matured for 70% in bourbon casks & 30% in sherry casks
Nose: oak notes are dominant, followed by toasted marshmallows and dried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat.
Palate: initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel, after this: vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb and digestive biscuits can all be tasted and enjoyed.
Finish: velvet and smooth with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s an oiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram.
90 points by Serge Valintin (Whiskyfun.com)