Malt Riot from The Glasgow Distillery Company gets its name from the malt tax riots of 1725, which played an essential part in the Scotch whisky industry. When protests began in that year, demonstrators banded together to demand a reversal on the tax on malted barley. Bottled at 40% ABV, Malt Riot whisky is said to have woody, sweet and floral notes and a chocolate, fruit and nut finish.
As Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company says: “The story of the malt riots is a really powerful one for us to tell. Not only does it heavily involve the people of Glasgow taking a stand for what they believe in, but it was a catalyst that helped forge the Scotch whisky industry as we know it today."
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