Distell unveils eight limited edition single malts

Spirits producer Distell has released eight new limited edition Scotch whiskies, including two from Islay distillery Bunnahabhain and three from Tobermory.

The eight single malts were bottled from Distell’s three Scotch whisky distilleries – Bunnahabhain, Deanston and Tobermory, the latter of which also produces Ledaig. Each expression is bottled at natural colour and is non-chill-filtered. Julieann Fernandez, master blender at Distell, said: “Our annual collection of limited editions always bring the distillery team's talent and craft to the forefront, with unique takes on our beloved core classics. And this year’s expressions are truly special. “Having been slumbering away in their casks at our distilleries around Scotland, these stunning malts are finally ready for our loyal fans to experience them. With a combined age of nearly 150 years across the eight expressions, we’ve been waiting a very long time to hear what you think." The new bottlings comprise of three from Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull, including a Tobermory 2007 Port Pipe Finish (55.8% ABV), initially aged in refill hogsheads before undergoing a final maturation in Port pipes for four years. In addition, the distillery has created two Ledaig bottlings: the Ledaig 1998 Marsala Finish (58.6% ABV), matured for 21 years including four years in Marsala wine casks, and a Pedro Xeminez Finish 2007 (55.5% ABV) – the third and final release in the Collector's Edition series. From Bunnahabhain is a 2008 Manzanilla Matured whisky (55.4% ABV), described as having “coastal-infused flavours” after maturing in former manzanilla Sherry casks for 11 years. There is also the Bunnahabhain Moine 1997 Pedro Ximenez Finish (50% ABV), a “peppery, peated” single malt bottled at cask strength. Deanston Distillery has created a 2002 Organic Pedro Ximenez Finish bottled at cask strength 49.3% ABV; Deanston 1991 Muscat Finish (45% ABV), and Deanston 2002 Pinot Noir (50% ABV). Each distillery will hold an online tasting of the new expressions with Top Whiskies on Instagram TV this autumn. The whiskies are available to purchase globally. In March this year, Distell pledged to donate 10% of online sales from its Tobermory, Bunnahabhain and Deanston distilleries to support hospitality workers across the country.