INCHGOWER DISTILLERY 1978 34yo Scotia Royale
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The Scotia Royale brand was devised by A. Gillie & Co, former proprietors of the Glen Scotia distillery. The company produced Scotia Royale as a blend up until the closure of the distillery in 1984. Its subsequent ownership, Loch Lomond Distillers, revived the brand around 2012 as an independent bottling label, and produced only a handful of these well-aged single cask releases before it was sold to a UK based private equity management firm called Exponent in 2014, and a again in 2019 to Hillhouse Capital Management in Asia. The subsequent ownership preferred to focus on the brand as a blend again, so these single malt releases are a real rarity. This is a limited edition release of only 150 bottles.
Bottled at 53.1% abv.
Natural colour and non chill filtered
Nose: Oloroso sherry with a fine balance of woodshop, stewed fruits, and buttered toast.
Palate: Tropical fruit and peaches. Vanilla in the back followed by meats and old leather-bound books. There is a soft and subtle trail of spice which follows the whole thing up.
Finish: Full and lingering. It begins sweet and moves to warm spices. More woodshop. A wonderful, well-rounded and constantly evolving whisky.