Scottish Leader is introducing a limited release of its flagship; a luxuriously silky and rich 12-year-old blended Scotch whisky, to the South African market.
A best-seller in Taiwan for many years, South African whisky lovers now have the opportunity to add a bottle of Scottish Leader 12-year-old to their collections.
This singular, award-winning whisky is crafted using a bespoke blend of the finest unpeated Highland and Speyside malts, combined with Scottish grains for a smooth, approachable style.
The majority of the Highland and Speyside malts selected are matured in American oak casks which contribute toward the rich oak and vanilla characteristics, and the fruity, floral elegance.
It is crafted by a single, dedicated blending team with nearly 400 years’ combined experience, spearheaded by female lead blender, Dr Kirstie McCallum, who offers a wealth of experience and skill, as well as a forward-thinking, dynamic outlook.
Her signature on each bottle is her personal guarantee of the commitment and high values she and her team bring to the ancient art of whisky blending.
Similar to the other two Scottish Leader expressions available in South Africa; Original and Signature, the packaging is contemporary, reflecting a modern take on Scotch whisky. It stands tall and proud, showcasing the soaring eagle brand icon. Scottish Leader 12-year-old is marked by the royal dark blue colour of its label and outer box.
This special edition whisky, a gold medal winner at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge (ISC), will be offered in South Africa exclusively through the convenient online portal www.vinoteque.co.za, as well as via top-end, specialist on- and off-consumption liquor outlets, for around R320 a 750 ml bottle, (while stocks last).
Consumers are encouraged to purchase their bottle of Scottish Leader 12-year-old before stocks run out, due to a very limited supply to South Africa.
Scottish Leader 12-year-old tasting notes:
Colour: Deep copper gold
Nose: Rich and aromatic, with well-balanced aromas of sherry, orange, nutmeg, candied fruits and toffee apple
Taste: Rich, nutty, full and creamy with silky black fruit flavours, white pepper and sweet oak
Finish: Mellow, gently spicy and lingering
Scottish Leader 12-year-old awards:
2016 International Spirits Challenge: gold medal
2015 The Spirits Business Global Scotch Whisky Masters: master
2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition: gold outstanding medal.