Mon 12 Nov 2012
Glen Garioch Launch Single Cask With Milroy's of Soho
Rare 33-year-old malt hits shelves of boutique London stores
Glen Garioch, the hidden Highland gem of the whisky world, has teamed up with London’s oldest whisky specialist, Milroy’s of Soho to launch an exclusive single malt for whisky enthusiasts at Milroy’s of Soho and Jeroboams eight wine shops.
Staff from Milroy’s of Soho hand-picked a rare 33-year-old Glen Garioch after visiting Scotland’s most easterly distillery earlier in June this year, it will now be a select addition to the retailer’s extensive single cask malt collection.
The retailer launched the single cask collection at a very special tasting event at its flagship store in Soho earlier this month. Enthusiasts at the event were also treated to a tasting of “the rare pair” that is Glen Garioch accompanied by cheese.
Just 146 bottles of the Milroy’s of Soho Cask 10999, retailing at £300 will be exclusively available from Milroy’s of Soho London stores, making it undoubtedly a must-have inclusion for any malt enthusiast.
Filled in November 1978, the Glen Garioch vintage malt has been quietly maturing for 33 years in a North American oak cask at the Aberdeenshire distillery. The light fruity notes of pear eau de vie, melon candy and ripe banana proved a huge draw for Milroy’s staff, which fused with traces of wood-smoke, leaves a gentle heather honey finish.
Cara Laing, Glen Garioch’s marketing manager, said, “Milroy's of Soho is renowned for its discerning selection of whiskies, with an especially large range of scarce bottlings, so we're privileged that their team has picked such an elegant yet robust aged malt.
“The team at Milroy’s hand-picked a wonderful vintage which has been slowly maturing over 33 years to reveal the true essence of Glen Garioch’s couthie Highland spirit. Filled with fruity notes combined with sweet honey tones gives this dram a lovely clean finish, which I’m sure will be a joy to taste for any whisky aficionado.”
Isabel Graham-Yooll, Associate Director at Milroy’s of Soho said: “When we went to Glen Garioch in search of a very special bottling, we were looking for a whisky we could present to our very knowledgeable and discerning customers. We were there to find something remarkable and supremely elegant - something that would reveal new extraordinary flavours on each sip and reward lengthy contemplation. We found this in the Glen Garioch 1978 and we are delighted.”
The single cask has yielded just 146 bottles with an ABV of 58.8%.
The bottle is presented in an attractive buckram box, with each bottle individually numbered and a discreet message from the distillery manager who hand-crafted this prestigious malt within the box.