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Glen Deveron Royal Burgh Collection


3rd May  2013
Glen Deveron Royal Burgh Collection exclusively available from World Duty Free.

The Macduff Distillery which produces Glen Deveron single malt whisky have launched the Glen Deveron Royal Burgh Collection exclusively in the World Duty Free Group Travel Retail shops.

Mike Birch of Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division’s Managing Director said "Glen Deveron is a true first for Bacardi Global Travel Retail. The entire collection, from the exquisite liquid to the premium gift packs, has been created specifically for Travel Retail and will be available exclusively in World Duty Free stores in the UK, Spain and internationally.

"Single malts represent an extraordinary opportunity for Bacardi within the Travel Retail channel and the launch of Glen Deveron is a major initiative which illustrates our commitment to the category."

The Glen Deveron, Royal Burgh Collection commemorates the Royal Burgh of Banff, the ancient seaport beside the distillery that was granted a Royal Charter by Robert II, King of Scotland, ‘Robert the Bruce’. This Charter is represented by the seal which appears on the label of every bottle.

The Glen Deveron, Royal Burgh Collection includes Glen Deveron 16 Years Old, Glen Deveron 20 Years Old and Glen Deveron 30 Years Old. Each is made with previously unreleased rare, aged whiskies hand-selected from the distillery’s private reserve by award-winning Master Blender Stephanie Macleod.

The Collection will appeal to single malt consumers who have tried mainstream brands and now enjoy exploring the category in Travel Retail and discovering single malts with great taste and heritage.

Macduff, the home of Glen Deveron, the most easterly Scotch whisky distillery, can be found on the rugged coast of north-east Scotland on the banks of the River Deveron. It’s here that the Glen Deveron, Royal Burgh Collection is crafted in the traditional way using copper pot stills, fine malted barley and pure local spring water. Sherry-oak casks are then used to mature the whisky to give it a full, fruity taste.

Apple and toasted cereal flavours are prevalent across the range - coincidentally the distillery is located on the site of an ancient apple orchard - and as the whisky matures it is joined by more complex notes of roasted nuts, exotic fruits and eucalyptus.

The Glen Deveron, Royal Burgh Collection will be available exclusively from World Duty Free stores in the UK and Spain from the end of April priced from £40.99 for Glen Deveron 16 Years Old (1litre) to £150.00 for Glen Deveron 30 Years Old (70cl).
 

Glen Deveron Royal Burgh Collection Tasting Notes


Glen Deveron 16 Year Old Tasting Notes:

Bottled at 40% ABV, 1 litre, RRP £40.99

Fresh fruit, slightly tart - green apple, grapefruit, kiwi - with a trace of dusty dried herbs. The taste is lightly sweet, the sour with a thread of pear in the finish. A refreshing aperitif.


Glen Deveron 20 Year Old Tasting Notes:

Bottled at 40% ABV, 1 litre, RRP £52.99

Richer and more oily (buttered toast?) with a trace of sweet hay, and later light toffee. A dry nose over all, but a refreshingly sour-fruit taste ('soor plooms') after a sweetish start, and a hint of spice in the finish.


Glen Deveron 30 Year Old Tasting Notes:

Bottled at 40% ABV, 70cl, RRP £150

Deep amber in colour. Rich, meaty and winey to start, then dusty and waxy like a fine old desk. The taste is sweet then lightly sour, with gooseberries in the aftertaste. Most unusual.
 

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