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1980 Glen Mhor, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, (43.0%)

1980 Glen Mhor, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, (43.0%)


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The Producer

Glen Mhor Distillery,Speyside

Glen Mhor Distillery,Speyside

Purists pronounce Glen Mhor the Gaelic way, Glen Vawr. The distillery was built in 1892 in Inverness.

Just as in the case of the nearby Glen Albyn, the water source was the famous Loch Ness. It was one of several ditilleries at which the poet, novelist and pioneering whisky-writer Neil Gunn worked as an exciseman. In “Scotch Missed”, Brian Townsend writes that Gunn was inspired by Glen Mhor to let slip his observation that until a man has had the luck to chance upon a perfectly matured malt, he does not really know what whisky is.

The distillery has been demolished in 1986 and a shopping centre has been built on the site. Glen Mhor can still be found in independent bottlers' collections.

The Region

Speyside Whisky

To some Speyside represents the jewel in whisky’s crown. Speyside is the home of legal whisky production and it’s best known examples. Around the world Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenrothes and Glenfarclas typify all that whisky, at it’s best has to offer. At it’s heart running from the Monadhliath mountains north to the sea, is the River Spey. It is the fastest flowing river in Britain, and also well known for its salmon fishing.

Speyside is the principal whisky-producing region: Speyside has within it some forty-six operating distilleries - over half the total number in the entire Scotland.

Speysides are essentially sweet whiskies. They have little peaty character They are typically highly perfumed, feminine and elegant.

The classical nature of Speyside’s malts means that a number of the finest malts are used almost exclusively for blending. It is the top Speysider’s that give good blends their ‘Top Dressing’. 

Malts such as Mortlach, Glen Elgin, Strathmill and Benrinnes are rarely found as distillery bottlings, however when individual casks are tracked down by independent bottlers such as our Own Selection Single Malt Whiskies the resultant whisky can be quite wonderful.

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