South African drinks group Distell has revealed 4 new restricted version whiskies from its Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston distilleries, together with a peated Ledaig 1999 bottling.
Islay distillery Bunnahabhain has unveiled a 2011 Aonadh (that means ‘union’ in Scottish gaelic), a 56.2% ABV mix of Sherry-matured and Port-finished whisky. The ensuing liquid is described as ‘wealthy, creamy and subtly spicy’.
Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull will launch the ‘candy and ginger spiced’ Tobermory 2004 Oloroso Cask Matured (55.9% ABV), and peated Ledaig 1999 Pedro Ximénez Cask Matured. Bottled at 55.6% ABV, the Ledaig whisky is ‘subtly smoky, with deep notes of darkish fruits’.
In the meantime, Deanston will launch a 2008 Oloroso Cask Matured (52.7% ABV) bottling that gives flavours of cherries, darkish fruits and gingerbread.
Journey author Robin McKelvie visited every of the distilleries as they emerged from lockdown, documenting their reopening to the general public by way of a brief movie. The documentary has been launched to mark the launch of the whiskies.
Julieann Fernandez, grasp blender at Distell, stated: “Every new expression showcases the easiest of our single malt whisky portfolio right here at Distell, passionately crafted by our distillery groups. Robin has created some stunning prose that actually captures the spirit of every of the three distilleries, their hyperlink to the native communities and their surrounding landscapes – from the Southern Hebrides of Islay, the Inside Hebrides of Mull to mainland Scotland.
“To have the ability to inform the tales behind every distillery, and showcase the staff who’ve labored so onerous behind the scenes to maintain our whisky flowing, is an actual honour for us. These movie clips pay tribute to those groups and our distillery homelands.”
All 4 restricted version single malts will likely be available for purchase from 1 September 2021 from every distillery’s web site.
Bunnahabhain 2011 Aonadh is priced at RRP £120 (US$165), Deanston 2008 Oloroso Cask Matured prices £80 (US$110), Tobermory 2004 Oloroso Cask Matured is offered for £130 (US$178) and Ledaig 1999 Pedro Ximénez Cask Matured has an RRP of £250 (US$343).
Final week, Cara Gilbert was appointed manager of Scotch whisky and gin producer Tobermory Distillery.