Glen Lairg is a mysterious whisky brand, produced and marketed by Clydesdale Scotch Whisky Company in the early 2000s.
Clydesdale Scotch Whisky Co. is a subsidiary of Whyte & Mackay and produces all kinds of whisky mainly for the European supermarket chains. The company doesn’t disclose which distillery or distilleries supply whisky for the Glen Lairg brand but in such cases the producers rely on distilleries from their own portfolio. Whyte & Mackay still own Tamnavulin and Fettercairn; they used to own Tullibardine (till 2000) and Tomintoul (till 2003). Glen Laird is a pleasant, not sophisticated whisky to be served at any occasion.
Nose: light and malty, vanilla, honey, green apples, lemon peel, freshly mowed grass and oak shavings.
Palate: fresh, breakfast cereals, vanilla, toffee, trial mix, quince jelly, apples, white pepper, hints of hay and oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of sweet cereals, vanilla, hay, hints of citrus and delicate oaky dryness.