Tortuga Brands adds Lambay Irish Whiskey Company to UK portfolio
Tortuga Brands is expanding its portfolio with the exclusive release of a new Irish whiskey.
Two Lambay Irish Whiskey expressions – Lambay Small Batch Blend and Lambay Single Malt – will soon be rolling out to the UK off-trade via drinks agency Tortuga.
Lambay Whiskey is the product of a collaboration between Camus, the family-owned Cognac producer, and the Baring Family’s Revelstoke Trust. The producer combines centuries old Irish whiskey distilling knowledge with French cognac blending and maturing expertise. The result is described as “a new and very unique Irish whiskey with a Cognac cask finish”.
Jean-David Costerg, managing director of Lambay Irish Whiskey Company, said: “The UK market is one of our key markets for Lambay Irish Whiskey Company (LIWC). In a fast growing Irish Whiskey category, consumers today are looking for genuine and premium products, that are special and created in small batches, with a sense of history and tradition.
"LIWC is delighted to partner with Tortuga Brands and the Lambay Whiskey range will be a great addition to their craft portfolio and dually five us the right level of focus in a very competitive and dynamic market.”
Peter Davie, co-founder of Tortuga, said: “Lambay is a wonderful product that has the unique proposition of being finished in Cognac casks, giving a complex flavour to the whiskey with selected casks maturing on the idland of Lambay adjacent to Dublin. I have known and worked with Camus on several occasions in the past and we share a knowledge and aspiration to build brands through accessing consumers in top quality off and on trade accounts where quality and differentiated product is recognised and appreciated.
"Tortuga is delighted to partner with Lambay in the UK market and we look forward to this new and exciting partner joining our stable of hand-picked, super premium products.”
Lambay Whiskey is made with Trinity Well water from Lambay Island and finished in French Oak Cognac casks from the cellars of Camus, France. Lambay Island is situated in the Irish Sea off the coast of north county Dublin and is home to puffins, which are featured on the label of the whiskey.