About Glen Breton Rare 14 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey
Recognized as the first single malt distillery in North America, Glenora Distillers is situated in Nova Scotia (New Scotland), on Cape Breton Island, where Scottish descendants have kept the Gaelic language and culture alive. Founded in 1989 by Bruce Jardine, the distillery now has several single malt whiskies in their lineup, as well as whisky aged in ice wine casks and rum.
For starters, their whisky harnesses the pure water that flows from the Mabou Highlands, where it flows over granite, marble, and maple and apple tree roots. First, the harvested barley is brought into the distillery, soaked, and allowed to germinate. Next, it is transferred into a kiln building, where smoke and heat halt the germination process, making it ready to be ground and soaked in hot water that dissolves the sugar. Yeast is added to the cooled wort, bringing the alcohol content to 9% ABV. Finally, the liquid is distilled twice using copper pot stills. The new make spirit is then aged in oak casks in the warehouse, surrounded by apple and maple trees for at least 3 years.
Their flagship Rare lineup of whiskies started with the 8 Year Old in 2000, with the oldest expression reaching 30 years of age. Glen Breton Rare 14 Year Old has spent 14 years in oak casks before being bottled at 86 proof. Light and flavorful, you can expect notes of orchard fruit, honey, maple, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. The expression has won a Bronze Medal at the New York International Spirits Competition in 2021.
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