Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Burn Stewart Distillers has announced the release of two new permanent expressions to its Deanston and Ledaig brands.

Deanston 18 Year Old (46.3 ABV) began its journey in hogshead casks before being finished in first fill Kentucky bourbon casks, specially selected by Master Blender, Ian MacMillan. The casks were then returned to the vaulted warehouse at Deanston Distillery, where the whisky was stored undisturbed within metre-thick stone walls, which helped to create the perfect conditions to ensure a smooth, even maturation year round.

Burn Stewart Distillers announce release of two new permanent expressions 

The resulting whisky is said to showcase Deanston’s signature profile of sweet, honeyed fruit with a deep, rich finish and is distinguished by its aromatic and balanced notes of American oak and hints of tobacco and nutmeg.

Ledaig 18 Year Old (46.3 ABV) began its journey on the Isle of Mull at the Tobermory Distillery, the only distillery on the mystic island and amongst the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. In 1996, Ian MacMillan started distilling Ledaig for the first time since the distillery re-opened after its final quiet period.

Taking inspiration from the traditional style of single malts Scotch whisky that would have originally been crafted on the Isle of Mull, Ian MacMillan created Ledaig 18 Year Old. The result is said to be a wonderfully smoky island single malt Scotch whisky which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke.

Commenting on the new releases, Alison Gibb, Global Marketing Manager for Burn Stewart Malts, said: “It’s an exciting time in the Scotch whisky market. The new Deanston and Ledaig expressions demonstrate our continued commitment to grow the Burn Stewart malts portfolio and to offer our consumers more choice.”

“We are passionate about tradition and craftsmanship, and both of these 18 Year Olds embody the painstaking care and attention to detail that goes into every drop.”

Deanston 18 Year Old and Ledaig 18 Year Old will be available in the UK and across select international territories including Europe, North America and Asia for the respective RRP’s of £80.00 and £85.00.

Source: Stripe Communications