Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
I can’t say I’m surprised that I couldn’t find a review of this ‘quiet’ blend from the Loch Lomond distillery. Glenshiel appears to be discontinued now but, when it does appear in auctions or select shops, it commands a very low price. I get the impression that if a 70cl bottle of Glenshiel was on sale today it would be less than £20, in the budget range. I’ll be interested to see what it tastes like, and if it reminds me of anything else, either blend or malt.
Glen Shiel is a rather attractive part of Scotland, in the north west. Not exactly close to the Loch Lomond distillery which is a 3 hour drive to the south. So obviously the name wasn’t picked by the distillery because it was close at hand. Perhaps it was chosen because of the battle of Glen Shiel in 1719. A fight between the British and the combined Jacobite and Spanish force. Except the British won, so it’s hardly a whisky to celebrate a famous Scottish victory! Maybe the Loch Lomond distillery made the blend for the English market? So it’s probably got cyanide in it. I’d best be careful! 🙂