Monday, September 07, 2015


Burn Stewart Distillers has today announced the launch of the second batch of three award-winning expressions from its single malt portfolio; Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach, Deanston 18 Year Old and Ledaig 18 Year Old.

Each of the three expressions are said embody the craftsmanship and innovation for which Burn Stewart is known, and are  amongst the last created by Master Distiller Ian MacMillan before he departs the company next month.

The new second batch releases of Bunnhabhain Ceobanach,
Deanston 18 Year Old and Lediag 18 Year Old

Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach (46.3% ABV) which takes its name from the Scots Gaelic for ‘smoky mist’, has an unusually rich, complex character, marrying ex bourbon cask sweetness with intense Islay malt peatiness and subtle hints of the sea. This whisky was inspired by life on Islay in the 1800s, when the community was dependant on peat for warmth, fuel and trade.

Deanston 18 Year Old (46.3% ABV) has been matured in hogshead casks before being finished in first fill Kentucky bourbon casks and displays the whisky’s signature profile of sweet, honeyed fruit, 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) is a wonderfully smoky island single malt which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke. In 1996, Burn Stewart Distillers started distilling Ledaig for the first time since the distillery re-opened after its final quiet period in 1990. Taking inspiration from the traditional style of single malts Scotch whisky that would have originally been crafted on the Isle of Mull, Ledaig 18 Year Old was created.

Commenting on the news of the second batch releases, Alison Gibb, Global Marketing Manager at Burn Stewart said: “All three of these expressions have grown in popularity since they were introduced to market, winning a string of prestigious industry awards. It is exciting to be able to announce the release of the second batch of these fine whiskies, giving Single Malt enthusiasts even more opportunity to try them. This second distillation demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers around the world with a diverse yet innovative selection from our quality portfolio. Craftsmanship and passion remain at the heart of every bottle we produce.”

The new batch of Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach will be available from the end of October for the RRP of £59,99 and the Deanston and Lediag 18 Year Old’s will be available from the end of November, for the respective RRP's of £80,00 and £85,00.

Posted by Steve Rush