Review: Glen Breton 24 Year Old Single Malt Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

24 Years
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Glenora (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)

It’s been some time since I last reviewed a Glen Breton - and how can I resist a 24 year old single barrel bottled at 66.2%? I can’t…

Review (2020)

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  • Bottling Date: 2019

The nose, here, is gorgeous. It is very reminiscent of an old Scottish single malt. Vanilla, characteristic Glen Breton apples, pear, coconut, candied nuts, baking spice, Ferrero Rocher linseed oil, and avocado oil. The palate elaborates – rich peach, pear, milk chocolate, and creamy oak on top of the vanilla and light fruit. It takes water very well. Lightly acidic, and lightly tannic. The finish is full of apples, cloves, apple cider, vanilla, and baked nuts.

Really hot at cask strength, but takes water very well and opens up. One of the best Glen Bretons I’ve happened upon.
Highly Recommended (50% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
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