Our third generation Master Distiller, Mike Nicolson, spent his career distilling single malt whiskies in 18 diverse Scottish distilleries from Lagavulin on Islay through Speyside to Glenkinchie in the lowlands. Whisky maturation expert, the late and great, Dr. Jim Swan, heralded in a new era of whisky making through cask finishing and has secured our access to the best oak available. Finally, our founder-whiskymaker, Dr. Graeme Macaloney, brings process manufacturing knowhow and a connoisseurship to the mix. This trio of Scotsmen have created a complex yet balanced Canadian spirit which is already surpassing some of our most beloved Scotches.
Victoria Caledonian Mac na Braiche scores 87 points from Malt Maniac whisky reviewer on Whisky Intelligence and 86 points from Gavin D. Smith, whisky writer/reviewer.
Scores in the ‘high eighties’ are typically reserved for 12 year and 18 year old Scotches considered to be great single malts!