Thursday, March 20, 2008

Glen Breton - N. America's Only Single Malt

Outstanding single-malt whisky is one of life's great pleasures. Especially if, like The Author, one is of Celtic ancestry. North America has but one single-malt whisky distillery, and it is only natural that it is located in the most Scottish corner of our continent, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I've posted about the culture and music of Cape Breton before (here and here), and had the opportunity recently to visit this magical place and sample their world-class music and whisky.

Glen Breton Rare single-malt is handcrafted in limited quantities at Inverness County's Glenora Distillery. Set among forests of Sugar Maples, the distillery gets its crystal clear water from MacLellan's Brook (pictured below), which flows down from the Mabou Highlands. The facility is warm and friendly, offering thirsty visitors regular tours, fine local music and a wee dram in the attached restaurant. So if you like single-malt and you enjoy impressing your friends and your palate, try a bottle of Glen Breton Rare. Rich, creamy and very finely nuanced, I think you'll rank it right up there with Scotland's finest. (image taken by The Author)

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