Glen Breton Rare Battle of the Glen 15 Year
Glen Breton // Nova Scotia, Canada
This Canadian single malt is produced at Glenora Distilley in Cape Brenton, Nova Scotia. With warehouses situated near an apple orchard and the nearby MacLellan's Brook as its water source, the distillery is also a tourist attraction, operating a bed & breakfast, pub, and gift shop on the property. Glen Breton Rare "Battle of the Glen" 15 Year is a special edition bottling released in 2010 to mark the end of the distillery's 9 year legal battle with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The lawsuit was a trademark dispute involving the use of the word "glen." After aging 15 years in American white oak, this whisky was bottled at 43% ABV. (Note: Not currently available in the US.)
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican White Oak
"Grassy malts leap to the nose with dry hay and a sprig of mint. This single malt layers floral delicate flavors within the sweet grassiness. Old rum and pipe tobacco sets up final backdrop. The finish hits a crescendo where the spiciness of the whisky hits hard then fades to a slightly bitter finale. This whisky’s story may be about a battle but its flavors are all about love and peace."