Not something you see everyday, this is a Canadian single malt from Glen Breton, based in the region of Nova Scotia (which, of course, translates as New Scotland – so perhaps the single malt should be less surprising)!
Glen Breton claim to have produced the first single malt whisky in the whole of the North American continent.
This whisky has been aged for 14 years, and as a result has a delicate yet mature flavour profile. Drinkers can expect notes of sugared malt, pastry, black pepper, vanilla, slight wood tannin, a touch of charred oak, cedarwood, maple syrup, alongside a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Bottled at a slightly higher proof of 43% ABV, this whisky benefits from this bump in intensity and mouthfeel.
Glen Breton 14 Year Old is simply presented, with a charming, rather home-made feel.