LCBO CELEBRATES ROBBIE BURNS DAY WITH SINGLE MALTS
January 9, 2015
In honour of Scotland’s favourite son, LCBO is giving Scotch lovers a reason to celebrate ahead of Robbie Burns Day this year with a selection of premium single malts, including some rare and limited release offerings. They are the perfect products for raising a “wee dram” on January 25th to toast the world-renowned poet on his 256th birthday.
The popularity of Scotch whisky has been on the rise in Ontario with net sales growing by $27.5 million dollars over the past five years – an increase of 21 per cent.
Just in time for Robbie Burns Day, VINTAGES has selected four fine single malt Scotch whiskies, available in stores starting January 10, 2015.
Robert Burns Arran Single Malt (LCBO# 981084, 700mL for $44.95)
Mortlach 15-year-old Speyside Single Malt (LCBO# 262873, 700mL for $109.95)
Bunnahabhain 18-year-old Islay Single Malt (LCBO# 247049, 700mL for $179.95)
The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish Isle of Arran Single Malt (LCBO# 050070, 700mL for $79.95)
LCBO stores across the province will also offer a wide selection of Scotch ahead of January 25th, 2015. This includes the limited release Bruichladdich Black Art 4, the fourth generation of an exclusive whisky whose cask composition is a mystery to all but its creator, Master Distiller, Jim McEwan.
Bruichladdich Black Art 4 Single Malt (LCBO# 395541, 700mL for $224.95)
Bowmore Small Batch Reserve Single Malt (LCBO# 395574, 700mL for $54.95)
Glenmorangie 18-year-old Rare Single Malt (LCBO# 398784, 700mL for $193.70)
Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt (LCBO# 395582, 700mL for $54.95)
- Scotch is a malt or grain whisky, made exclusively in Scotland, following strict guidelines enshrined in Scottish law. For instance, all Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years.
- A single malt Scotch whisky is produced entirely from the malt of one distillery, while a blended Scotch whisky combines malts and/or grains from two or more different distilleries in one bottle.
- Approximately 90 per cent of the whisky produced in Scotland goes toward blended Scotch whiskies. Single malts are produced in much smaller quantities, making them more expensive.
- An age statement, in years, printed on the label will reflect the youngest liquid in the bottle.
- Scotch may be enjoyed “neat” or on ice. Adding a drop of water can open up additional aromas in the whisky.
- LCBO offers more than 60 different brands of Scotch whisky.
For more information customers can call the helloLCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226), or 416 365-5900 (Toronto area). You can also go online to www.hellolcbo.com. The TTY number for people who are deaf or hard of hearing is 416 864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291.
Customers are reminded to bring a reusable bag when shopping at the LCBO, and to take empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.
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