Tasting Day #17 – Hidden Gems of Scotland vol 2

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24 Oct

Tasting Day #17 – Hidden Gems of Scotland vol 2

One of our first tastings was dedicated to the Hidden Gems of Scotland vol1. The event’s title, Hidden Gems of Scotland referred to those distilleries that are less well-known to the general public, but the result of their work usually exceeds their small to minimal visibility. Whiskey fans of course know and appreciate them.

At Tasting Day #17 we went to part 2 of this subject but with a slightly different approach. We focused on the uniqueness of bottling. Two independent, a limited edition, a brand new and a bit experimental, from four distilleries, each with its own history, and currently under the Chivas Brothers – Pernod Ricard. For this tasting day we brought these bottles with us after our recent The Tasters Club Distillery Tour in Scotland.

We tasted

Scapa Glansa 40%

Tormore 17  years old 46%
by Gordon & MacPhail: Connoisseurs Choice

Glentauchers 20 years old 43%
by Gordon & MacPhail

Longmorn 16 years old 59,6%
The Distillery Reserve Collection – Single Cask Edition

Scapa Glansa, was bottled in August 2016, is NAS whiskey and has finished in barrels containing peated whiskey.

Tormore belongs to the well-known Connoisseurs Choice series by Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015.

Glentauchers, from Gordon & MacPhail, was awarded with the Silver Medal in the International Spirits Challenge in 2016. Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2016.

Longmorn belongs to The Distillery Reserve Collection and it is a hard to find bottling. Distilled on January 2, 1999 and bottled on July 30, 2015, in 816 numbered bottles of 1 single barrel, cask strength.

The tasting took place on Tuesday 24 October 2017 στο AVALON.


The tasting was conducted by the Whiskey Expert Petros Charizopoulos.

photos by AlexxDecode

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