It seems as if Kickstarter is the way of the future when it goes to procuring funding for new products. San Franciscan Carin Castillo (now Luna-Ostaseski) had the brilliant idea to start a Scotch whisky campaign about two and a half years ago. She raised over $45,000 and the rest is history.
But, where is Sia (“six” in Gaelic) crafted? As it turns out, in Glasgow by Douglas Laing & Co., Ltd. where they have been making single malt & blended Scotches since 1948. For SIA, they use a blend of Highland and Speyside malts, with a touch of Islay thrown in for good measure.
SIA Scotch Whisky (86 proof)
Visual: Very pale yellow-gold.
Nose: Honey-malt sweet with just a light touch of peat smoke.
Taste: Delicate, heathery and light in character. Quite feminine in its approach on the palate. Round and creamy mouthfeel with a deft use of oak aging.
Finish: Fairly short with the most lasting notes being those of honey and malted barleycorn.
Overall: Easy to drink neat, and even easier on the rocks. This will get lost in some of the more intense Scotch cocktails like a Blood & Sand. Great for a Hot Toddy however!
GSN Rating: B
For more information go to: SIA Scotch