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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Inverleven '79 Scotch Whisky

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SAVOR A MOMENT IN TIME

SCOTT’S SELECTION

Natural Cask Strength
INVERLEVEN 1979
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottling:  Inverleven 1979     
Color:    Pale gold with green highlights.
Nose:  Full, oily. Lawnmowers, peaches and apples.
Flavor:  Rich, fresh wood, hint of bitter chocolate
with fruity background.
Finish:  Oily, creamy and fruity.

 

Here’s the Deal:

Enjoy a shot of this distinguished 30+ year Lowland prize in our Café for $18.75.
If you decide to take a bottle home that day, we’ll discount the regular retail price
of  $159.99 by the cost of your shot. You’ll pay $141.24 plus tax - that’s a savings
of  nearly 12% as you take home this distinct moment in time.

Dumbarton-01

SAVOR A MOMENT IN TIME

SCOTT’S SELECTION

Natural Cask Strength
INVERLEVEN 1979
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottling:  Inverleven 1979     
Color:    Pale gold with green highlights.
Nose:  Full, oily. Lawnmowers, peaches and apples.
Flavor:  Rich, fresh wood, hint of bitter chocolate
with fruity background.
Finish:  Oily, creamy and fruity.


Here’s the Deal:

Enjoy a shot of this distinguished 30+ year Lowland prize in our Café for $18.75.
If you decide to take a bottle home that day, we’ll discount the regular retail price
of  $159.99 by the cost of your shot. You’ll pay $141.24 plus tax - that’s a savings
of  nearly 12% as you take home this distinct moment in time.

About Scott’s Selections:

Scott's Selection's are exceedingly Rare Single Malt Scotch Whiskies hand picked as his favorites by Robert Scott, Master Blender at Speyside Distillers in Glasgow, Scotland. Over many years, Robert would "lay down" new fillings from distilleries all over Scotland and await in quiet anticipation the results of the maturing liquid gold. Only when he judged the individual Single Malts had achieved their optimum in quality and finish would he allow them to be bottled under his strict supervision.

The selection is neither chill filtered or reduced with water and is bottled at the natural cask strength for Robert believed in savoring the original flavors of the unique collection. Chill filtration is used generally for purely
aesthetic reasons, yet it can on occasion take a lot of the character out of the Whisky and Robert's appetite was for "the meat and the potatoes". Robert Scott has now "officially" retired from Speyside. However, he still keeps a close eye on his collection and is still excited when a special wee parcel comes to light.

About Inverleven:

Now woefully bereft of life, the stills of Inverleven fell into perennial silence in 1991. Inverleven was established by Hiram Walker and Sons in 1938 at the Dumbarton complex. The site at Dumbarton is owned by George Ballatine and Son and plays host to continuous stills. This allows the production of both malt and grain whisky. The complex produces the whisky for the Ballantines blended products. Inverleven draws its water from Loch Lomond, and sits by the River Clyde.

The complex lies just below the Highland line, thus Inverleven single malt whisky is of the Lowland variety. Inverleven was never a distillery proper; rather it was a pair of pot stills within Dumbarton. Since 1959 Inverleven also featured whisky from a Lomond still. The Lomond still was designed in 1955 by Arthur Warren, of Hiram Walker, and Alistair Cunningham.

Inverleven was intended to provide whisky for blending, though blenders never took to the Lomond spirit. The same combination of stills was also used to produce another whisky, namely Lomond, though it is not to be confused with that of the Loch Lomond distillery. The Dumbarton complex was mothballed in 2002, though the equipment from Inverleven has not yet breathed its last. Bruichladdich recently decided to reopen the Lochindaal distillery at Port Charlotte and transported the machinery and stills from Inverleven to Islay, thus the legacy continues.
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