Last owner: United Distillers (Diageo)
Stills: 1 wash, 1 spirit
Location: Montrose, Angus
Notable Facts: Glenesk was a major component of the VAT 69 blend. A large malting facility was established in 1968 that is still operational today. Some older bottlings were sold as Hillside.
May 13, 2013
Some very nice elements can be found here, especially on the nose, but the palate feels a bit incoherent. – Rating: 84/100
March 25, 2011
A very spicy malt with an impressive nose. But on the palate there seems to something missing to balance out the spiciness. – Rating: 81/100
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