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Issue 125 - Insight

Whisky Magazine Issue 125
January 2015


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Firing up a Titan

Firing up a Titan
Prometheus 26 Years Old single malt launches
Scottish craft spirits producer The Glasgow Distillery Company have announced the launch of a collection of one-off releases of aged Speyside single malts inspired by Greek mythology. The first release in the collection is Prometheus, a 26 Years Old Speyside single malt of secret origins that combines the smoky influence of peated barley with the wonderfully zesty and floral notes typical of this region. The name was inspired by the classical foundations of Greek Mythology, the great Titans, who were renowned for their strength, passion and charisma. Prometheus was one of the most renowned Titans and is remembered today for his great gift to man: fire. When an angered Zeus took fire away from man, Prometheus rebelled and took a flame from the hearth of Mount Olympus to return it to man.

Today, the spirit of Prometheus lives on as champion of man and bringer of fire and like his namesake, Prometheus 26 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky combines the peaty fire of the islands with the rich, bright complexity of the Highlands.

Liam Hughes, CEO at The Glasgow Distillery Company, stated, “Prometheus 26 Years Old is a great addition to our portfolio. We have been very fortunate to acquire such a special whisky. We will release a very limited amount in early 2015 and will be holding back some of the liquid for further maturation.” Selected industry experts who have tasted the liquid have commented very positive...

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