Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Distell, has announced the launch of eight new expressions, from across its Scotch whisky portfolio.

The limited-edition bottlings from its Tobermory, Ledaig, Deanston and Bunnahabhain brands, are said to “appeal to all whisky lovers, with an array of cask finishes to suit every palate.”

Three of the eight new Distell Scotch whisky portfolio releases

The new Distell Scotch whisky releases, include three bottlings from the Isle of Mull based Tobermory Distillery; Tobermory 2007 Port Pipe Finish (55.8% ABV) initially matured in refill hogsheads before transferring to Port Pipes for its final four years, Ledaig 1998 Marsala Finish (58.6% ABV) initially matured for 21 years, before being finished in Marsala casks for four years, and Ledaig 2007 PX Finish (55.5% ABV) initially matured for 12 years, before being finished in Pedro Xeminez sherry casks.

There are also three new releases from the Highlands based Deanston Distillery; Deanston 2002 Organic Pedro Ximenez Finish Cask Strength (49.3% ABV), Deanston 1991 Muscat Finish (45% ABV) and Deanston 2002 Pinot Noir (50% ABV).

Rounding off the new releases, there are also two bottlings from the Islay based Bunnahabhain Distillery; Bunnahabhain 2008 Manzanilla Matured (55.4% ABV) matured in Manzanilla sherry casks for 11 years, and Bunnahabhain Moine 1997 Pedro Ximenez Finish (ABV 50% ABV).

Commenting on the news, 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."

All eight of the new Distell Scotch whisky portfolio expressions, will be available later this year from specialist retailers. RRP’s (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush