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June 9, 2010


Glenora Distillers International Limited takes great pride in announcing a Special Edition 15 Year Old GLEN BRETON Single Malt Whisky.


One year ago, on June 11th, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its judgement dismissing the application of the Scotch Whisky Association for leave to appeal in its unsuccessful campaign to oppose the trade-mark registration of Glen Breton, Glenora's flagship single malt. That decision finally terminated seven years of litigation by the Scotch Whisky Association, involving four levels of appeal in the Trade-marks Opposition Board and the courts.


On November 19th 2009, Glen Breton was entered as a registered mark on the Trade-marks Register of Canada. We at Glenora express our deep appreciation for the support and loyal patronage of the many who stood with us to win our cause.


In celebration of the registration of Glen Breton®, and to commemorate our victory in that Opposition, Glenora is releasing a unique bottling of select 15 Year Old Single Malt, the BATTLE OF THE GLEN™ Special Edition.


Lauchie MacLean, President of Glenora, says of this Special Edition Glen Breton,


"As far as we are aware, BATTLE OF THE GLEN is the first and only product created as a result of intellectual property litigation. The packaging and special booklet enclosure chronicle our fight for the inspiration of lovers of fine single malt whisky, and records our struggle for posterity. I am tremendously proud of the work of our people here at Glenora in producing this Special Edition. Glenora also wishes to acknowledge the creative talent of Cape Bretoners, of Famous Folks/Creative Communications, based in Halifax and Toronto, for concept and development of the presentation box and labeling of the BATTLE OF THE GLEN Special Edition.


With release of this Special Edition Glen Breton, as Cape Bretoners, as Nova Scotians and as Canadians, we also honour all of our families who have gone before us, in courage and with sacrifice, to defend their rights in all just causes."


We invite you to pour yourself a goodly dram of BATTLE OF THE GLEN, savour the apple and maple of our Cape Breton highlands, and join us in toast to victory for Glen Breton - hard-won, richly deserved.


Glenora has, by its perseverance in craft distilling and the quality of its single malt, now earned a respected position in the world. Glen Breton Rare, Canada’s only single malt whisky, received recognition as one of “Top 50 Spirits 2006” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

For further information, please contact:


Lauchie MacLean





Bob Scott

Vice President



On Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 we officially released a special bottling to help commemorate our 9 year legal battle with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).  The selected whisky has aged for 15 years in the warehouses at Glenora and is confidently bares the label “Battle of the Glen”.

The official launch took place at 6:30pm followed by a traditional Ceilidh in the Glenora Pub.

Glen Breton Rare "GLEN"

Tasting Notes



A rare dissolution of gold - at break of dawn, the first brushing of the sun upon the snow-covered lakes of the Bras d’Or;



Subtle, summer-cut applewood, with undertones of Highland honey;



Taking by surprise, come the waves of malt, powerful, but without overbearing, then a complex orchard of flavour;



Rich, almost lubricious mouthfeel, The malt withdraws into heat, resolving into the warm caress of an enduring companion, Peat character is very subtle - rather wisps of hardwood smoke, evoking memories of autumn leaves;



The play between lightness of the whisky and the strength of the malt is a work of harmony…..and mystery….…


A Single Malt worthy of the campaign commemorated by this Special Edition.

David A. Copp January 2010

Now Available in

Nova Scotia



Please inquire at your local store for availability

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