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Ardnamurchan Distillery has launched its first single malt Scotch whisky.
Bottled at 46.8 per cent ABV, non-chill filtered and naturally coloured, Ardnamurchan Single Malt will be dispatched from October 5 and will sell at £45 a bottle.
The distillery produces two signature styles of spirit, one peated and one unpeated. The single malt will comprise a 50/50 split between peated and unpeated whiskies, matured in a 65 per cent/35 per cent mixture of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry oak casks.
Tasting notes are said to include honeycomb, waxy peel, oyster shells, brine, strawberries with black pepper and bonfire embers.
Ahead of the launch, managing director Alex Bruce said: ‘When we filled the first spirit into casks, just over six years ago, the concept of being able to disgorge those casks into bottles seemed very distant.
‘However, we have had an incredible journey, building our 100 per cent local team, filling the warehouses with more than 10,000 casks and preparing national and international distribution.
‘We relied on the unique local maturation climate to do the rest and are really excited by the quality and consistency that has been reached.’
Ardnamurchan says it is the first Scottish distillery to adopt the use of blockchain technology to provide an incorruptible ledger of its complete supply and production chain.
This ledger is available to the consumer by scanning the QR code on the bottle and offers a diary of each bottle’s field to bottle journey.
Ardnamurchan Distllery’s new single malt goes on sale next week.
Photograph: Tina Norris Photography 2020.
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