The GlenWyvis Distillery, owned by the Scottish community, recently launched its very first Scotch single malt whiskey.
A total of 3,600 individually numbered bottles of the three-year-old GlenWyvis Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey have been allocated to the shareholders of GlenWyvis Distillery, those whose investment has enabled the construction and development of the distillery.
Another 2,000 bottles were available for pre-order in October 2020 and sold out almost immediately. Another 200 bottles are now available at selected local retailers and business premises across Scotland.
Made from a batch of 18 barrels, including 15 ex-Tennessee first whiskeys (80%), two ex-Moscatel first fillers (15%) and a Hogshead refill (5%), the grain-forward whiskey showcases the unique fruitiness of extra-long fermentation. The whiskey is 50% ABV, unfiltered, no added coloring.
The distiller’s notes show that the nose of the whiskey is light and floral with a hint of malty sweetness. The palate brings an explosion of stone fruits, giving way to brown sugar, with a lingering vanilla finish balanced with ripe orchard fruits.
GlenWyvis Highland Single Malt Scotch was the first whiskey produced in Dingwall for almost a hundred years, with the last whiskey distillery, Ben Wyvis, closing in 1926.
Matthew Farmer, Distillery Manager at GlenWyvis Distillery, said in a prepared statement that their journey over the past few years and the founding of GlenWyvis Distillery is in part for the many shareholders, “So it is fitting that they are among the first to try our first whiskey. The 2018 18-barrel distillation produced a delicious young whiskey that brings you so close to the grain – it’s the first step, and it’s pure GlenWyvis.
Chairman of the Board, David Graham, said current and past directors will join him in expressing their pride and admiration for the dedicated team at GlenWyvis for reaching the milestone in the production of the first whiskey. of Dingwall in nearly 100 years.
âOur small team has worked with passion to produce a fantastic product for all of our shareholders and customers, and I look forward to harvesting a drink for each of them and for the future of the GlenWyvis Distillery,â he said. he declares.
The design of GlenWyvis whiskey bottles is inspired by the region, with the contours of each bottle making a map of Ben Wyvis, the mountain that serves as the backdrop to the distillery. The bottle also features birds, red kites, a fork-tailed bird of prey that is often seen around the distillery and surrounding areas. In addition, the bottle is finished with a natural cork stopper and all of its packaging is recyclable.
Nestled under the Mace of Ben Wyvis in the Scottish Highlands, the GlenWyvis Distillery was established in 2015. The idea was to unite the community of Dingwall through the creation of a distillery owned primarily by the locals. Over 3,000 like-minded people invested in GlenWyvis to create the 100% community-owned distillery.
For more information on GlenWyvis Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, check out www.glenwyvis.com.