Glen Flagler 12 years old

Glen Flagler 12 years old
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Glen Flagler 12 years oldGlen Flagler 12 years old
Winning bid: £160.00
Lot number: 013263

A 12 year old pure malt from Inverhouse Distillers. 0.75 litre and bottled at 40degs GL for the Spanish market.

We are indebted to our friends at www.whisky.com for the following fascinating info:

The Glen Flagler Distillery was built on the site of the Moffat grain distillery and former paper mill at Airdirein in 1965. It was purchased by Inver House Distillers, Ltd., (subsidiary of the American company Publicker Industries, Inc.) for the purpose of supporting their blends. Glen Flagler is known for having one of the shortest life spans of a Scottish whisky distillery as it was in operation for just 20 years.

Killylock malt whisky was also produced at Glen Flagler and there were occasional bottlings of Garnheath grain. Glen Flagler was marketed for just short time as a single malt, and then it and Killylock were later produced as vatted malts.

Inver House had their own maltings during this time which enabled them to vary the degree of peating in their malts. Glen Flagler is lightly peated and has a surprisingly Speyside character for a Lowland malt. It is one of the cleanest and softest single malts to be bottled at this age. Glen Flagler is an elegant and fruity malt with a complex taste. It has a subtle hint of smokiness and a note of vanilla, giving a long clean finish.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the whisky industry was suffering. Over-capacity and underinvestments had a devastating effect on the industry and many distilleries were either mothballed or sold. By the early 1970s, Killyloch ceased production and by the 1980s, Glen Flagler and Garnheath followed suit. Glen Flagler Distillery was closed in 1985 and then dismantled.

Featured in: The 13th Auction (April 20 – May 6, 2012)
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