Originally a flax mill, this facility
became Glenesk Distillery in 1897. It also served as a grain
distillery from the 1940s until sometime in the 1960s. The
original name of this distillery was 'Highland Esk'. One can
still see its name spelled Glen Esk, from time to time. This
single malt is quite difficult to obtain. In fact, in ten
trips to Scotland over the past three years, I have been unable
to locate an "official" bottling for my collection. This "Connoisseurs
Choice" private bottling represents the distillery's reputation
quite well, however.
13 year old
||Dry and light,
with flowery notes and some sweetness.
||Medium, but soft.
soft, with traces of maltiness and some fruity tones.
||Clean, with medium
length. With patience, this malt will yield more character
than is first suggested. Clean, malty and dry.