Distell reveals plans to launch six limited release whiskies
Distell is launching six limited release whiskies across its single malt portfolio this September.
This year’s releases include two unique expressions each from Bunnahabhain and Ledaig and one each from Deanston and Tobermory.
The new releases will be unveiled together for the first time at the company’s inaugural malt whisky showcase 'The Malt Gallery', which takes place in London, on September 12, at TT Liquor in Shoreditch.
Derek Scott, brand director for Malt Whisky at Distell, said: “This has been a revolutionary year for our malt portfolio. We are lucky to have three very different distilleries and this showcase will allow us to share the stories of each and highlight how these are reflected in the bold new releases.
“Kirstie, our lead blender, has been working with each distillery to create these unique whiskies. Using the flavour profile each brand is known for as the guide to select the finishing casks, we have been able to create six limited release whiskies that are not just of interest for their points of different but are also fantastic drams that remain true to the whisky’s style.
“A truly unique event within the industry and a fantastic exhibition of our brand stories, whiskies and the characters behind the making of them, we are confident this will become a much loved event in the whisky calendar.”
The latest whiskies include: Tobermory 2005 (12 Year Old) Fino Cask Finish, priced at £110; Ledaig 1998 (19 Year Old), Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (rrp: £130); Ledaig 1998 (19 Year Old) PX Cask Finish (rrp: £150); Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish (rrp: £60); Bunnahabhain 2008 Moine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (rrp: £75); and Bunnhabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish (rrp: £275).
Earlier this year Distell added to its whisky portfolio with a South African whisky, which the producer said is the only one to be double-matured in first-fill bourbon casks and made from 100% South African maize.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky was first released in South African in 2009 and the USA in 2015. It is aged for three years in medium-charred bourbon oak casks, used initially to mature bourbon. The whisky is then revatted into a fresh set of casks for an additional 18 to 36 months of maturation.
In 2013 Distell bought Scotch whisky producer, Burn Stewart Distillers.