DC Comics unveils Batman-inspired single malt

by Kate Malczewski

Park Row, the London venue created by DC Comics and Wonderland Restaurants, has launched its first Scotch whisky, a 25-year-old limited edition bottling inspired by the story of Batman.

Inishtree Speyside Single Malt comes from the distillery Imperial, which shuttered in 2013. The whisky was placed in a single refill Bourbon barrel in 1993, and was bottled in 2019 by Speciality Drinks. Just 145 bottles of the expression are available, priced at £495 (US$663) each. The whisky is named after the fictional town of Inishtree, which, in the world of the Batman comics, is the ancestral home of the superhero's alter ego Bruce Wayne. On the nose, the liquid is said to offer notes of sugared almonds, biscuits, lemon curd and meadow flowers. Meanwhile, the palate delivers candy bracelets, sweet cream, buttermints and lemon zest. Whisky enthusiasts can register their interest in the bottling by emailing inishtree@parkrowlondon.co.uk. The immersive Park Row venue opened in Central London in August, featuring a multitude of drinking dens and restaurants themed around the characters of the DC comic book universe, including a whisky bar called Pennyworth's. The venue is a partnership between hospitality group Wonderland Restaurants, Warner Bros Themed Entertainment and DC Comics.