Glenesk Distillery was operating in Montrose, Eastern Highlands, from 1897 to 1985. It has had the most names of any distillery in the history of Scotch whisky (Highland Esk, North Esk, Montrose, Hillside and finally Glenesk).
A large amount of the production went into William Sanderson’s VAT 69 brand. The 5 years old single malt expression had been released in late the 1970s through 1980s. As stated on the label it was bottled by William Sanderson & Son for Buton & Co, the Italian importer based in Bologna.
Nose: light, malty, green apples, hints of vanilla, caramel and green oak.
Palate: soft, dry maltiness, cooked apples, lemon grass, touch of vanilla and oak.
Finish: fairly short, malty, hints of vanilla and oak.