Glenesk 1984 vintage Highland single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in refill sherry hogsheads. Bottled 2008 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice series.
Rare expression from the lost Scottish distillery which closed in 1984.
Aromatic with peppery and earthy aromas. Traces of dried fruits with smoky (bonfire embers) elements. A little toffee sweetness emerges. Sweet flavours with floral hints. Some charred oak notes with the sherry in fluence again present.
Glenesk Distillery was constructed from a former flax bleaching works in 1897 by James Ingles a Dundee wine merchant. Glenesk Distillery was situated on a mill lade beside the River Esk in Scotland’s Highland whisky region and originally named Highland Esk Distillery. Produced malt whisky up until 1938 when converted to produce grain whisky with the installation of Coffey stills and renamed Montrose Distillery. Became Hillside in 1964 when the Coffey stills were removed and pot stills installed once again. Operating with four stills and the name Glenesk Distillery in 1980 but then closed in 1985 and was demolished in 1996. Glenesk Distillery is now a lost Scottish Highland whisky distillery.