Badachro Distillery unveils rare single malts

by Georgie Pursey

Highland-based Badachro Distillery has introduced two limited edition whiskies to its Bad na h-Achlaise range of single malts.

The release comprises a limited Madeira Cask bottling, and a limited Ruby Port Finish Cask Strength expression. Managing director Gordon Quinn said: “We’re immensely proud of our Bad na h-Achlaise whiskies, and are excited for single malt fans to raise a dram to these two new expressions. “The Madeira Cask expression is a light and drinkable dram packed with flavours of red cherries, a hint of bitter chocolate and strawberry sherbets – while the Ruby Port Finish Cask Strength malt intensifies the popular fruity flavours of the regular strength variety. “Experimenting with different casks allows us to highlight and amplify different flavours in our whisky, meaning each has its own, truly unique flavour profile.” Bad na h-Achlaise Ruby Port Finish Cask Strength is limited to just 30 700ml bottles, and is expected to become a collectors item. The ‘intensely flavoured’ 57.9% ABV spirit is bottled from individually nosed and selected first-fill ex-ruby Port casks. The Bad na h-Achlaise Madeira Cask expression is limited to 1,900 bottles. It combines Highland whisky with the 'complexity and sweetness' of first-fill Madeira casks. Bad na h-Achlaise Ruby Port Finish Cask Strength is only available from badachrodistillery.com and the distillery shop in Badachro. The 30 bottles are available for £145 (US$173) each. The Bad na h-Achlaise Madeira Cask bottling is also available from the distillery website, as well as selected stockists, priced at £56.95 (US$67.94) each. Last month, The Spirits Business announced the results of The Scotch Whisky Masters 2022 blind tasting.