The Glasgow Distillery Company recently announced the launch of their first distillery exclusive single malt whisky, The Coopers’ Cask Release. The result of a collaboration between The Glasgow Distillery and US-based Kelvin Cooperage, the new release is launched in celebration of what’s described as the ancient skill of coopering – the art of creating casks made from wooden staves bound by metal hoops. The Coopers’ Cask Release takes the unpeated spirit from an ex-port cask filled by the Glasgow Distillery in 2015, and lays it to rest in a hand-built cask consisting of half heavily charred virgin oak staves from Kelvin Cooperage and half ex-Glasgow 1770 Single Malt cask staves from the distillery. The result is a balanced single malt with soft notes of honey, summer fruits and toffee, with a long, rich and slightly spicy finish, according to official tasting notes.
- Nose: notes of summer orchard and berry fruits, with peaches, plums and raspberries, open up to succulent toffee and notes of sweet vanilla.
- Palate: Tropical fruit and biscuit on the palate with sweet peaches and toffee apples lead to rich honey with subtle layers of warm spice and a hint of soft liquorice.
- Finish: The finish is long and smooth with hints of summer blossom harmoniously balanced with lingering tropical fruit and spice.