Distell to launch six limited edition single malts

by Melita Kiely

South African spirits producer Distell will release six limited edition single malt whiskies next month – two from Bunnahabhain and Ledaig, and one from Deanston and Tobermory.

The line-up will be launched at the group’s first annual showcase event in London, called The Malt Gallery, which will take place at TT Liquor in Shoreditch on 12 September. The six single malts were bottled from Distell's three Scotch whisky distilleries – Bunnahabhain, Deanston and Tobermory, the latter of which also produces Ledaig. They include:
  • Tobermory 2005 (12 years old) Fino Cask Finish, RRP £110 (US$140)
  • Ledaig 1998 (19 years old) Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, RRP £130 (US$165)
  • Ledaig 1998 (19 years old) PX Cask Finish, RRP £150 (US$191)
  • Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish, RRP £60 (US$76)
  • Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured, RRP £75 (US$95)
  • Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish, RRP £275 (US$350)
Derek Scott, brand director for malt whisky at Distell, said: “This has been a revolutionary year for our malt portfolio. We’re 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 [McCallum], 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’ve been able to create six limited release whiskies that are not just of interest for their points of difference but are also fantastic drams that remain true to the whisky’s style.”