Now this offering from the Glasgow Distillery is probably not your everyday drinking whisky. The price tag alone will see to that. The story goes that the guys in Glasgow were able to secure a few barrels of well aged whisky and they have made the decision to keep maturing some while allowing limited release each year over the next four years or so.
The name itself is bold and striking. Prometheus was a Titan in Greek mythology who was responsible for stealing fire from Mount Olympus to give to humankind. And while you’re thinking about this as the brand story for this whisky to live up to it also helps to hide the identity of where these Speyside barrels actually come from!
Prometheus 26 Yr Old Single Malt- 47% abv
This is a lovely looking dram an absolutely fantastic deep golden hue to it.
On the Nose:
There is a complex of aromas that greet you on the nose. There’s a lovely orange zestyness as well as vanilla and some butterscotch notes. The understated star on this is the smokiness which is present but in the background providing a lovely balance.
On the palate there is a lovely harmony to the flavours. The smokiness is there and forms the heart of the palate, around this chocolate, dried fruits, roasted nuts and all contribute and there’s even room for vanilla and some citrus.
Medium with a chocolate and peppery note to it.
A really lovely dram, to be enjoyed with friends maybe as a barbecue fades or a beach fire wanes.