Last night in London kilts and headdresses collided as two very distinct worlds united. It’s hard to imagine there has ever been a more amusingly incongruous marriage than Scotland and Brazil. Certainly the marketing minds behind Ballantine’s Brasil have been having fun with the idea. The launch's accompanying cocktail creations include the Highland Samba and the Glen Coco.
Previoulsy produced over three generations from 1968-2008, the latest 105 expression numbers just 4,000 bottles worldwide.
Named because the first bottling of the expression was at cask strength of ‘105 British Proof’ (60% abv on today’s scale), the 2012 bottling costs £200 per 70cl bottle.
George Grant, sales director and sixth generation family member, described the whisky as having “a very typical Glenfarclas nose of demerara sugars and figs” and likened the palate to "Christmas cake, chocolate, coffee and fruit”.