Diageo, has today announced the reopening of its revamped Clynelish Distillery, along with the launch of a new expression that celebrates the transformation of its Scotch whisky brand homes.
After undergoing a major revamp as part of Diageo’s £185 million investment into the transformation of its Scotch whisky visitor experiences, Clynelish, the newly named ‘Highland home of Johnnie Walker’, is celebrating the return of whisky tourism after long-term industry wide closures.
|Four Corners of Scotland Clynelish 16 Year Old|
Guests will be able to embark on a visitor experience which completely reimagines the traditional whisky tour and not only brings together the story of the distillery and spirit, but that of the local Scottish community and its contribution to the Johnnie Walker journey, through a multi-sensory, interactive experience.
With secret rooms and hidden keys, each visitor will help unlock Clynelish’s unique story as they make their way through the attraction – learning about the history of Scotch whisky as they experience the story of Clynelish and Johnnie Walker.
In addition the reopening, the distillery is also launching a new limited-edition single malt Scoth whiskey expression; Four Corners of Scotland Clynelish 16 Year Old, which is the second release from the collection that celebrates the transformation of the Diageo brand homes at Glenkinchie, Cardhu, Caol Ila and Clynelish.
The Four Corners of Scotland Clynelish 16 Year Old (50.6% ABV) has been matured in a combination of American oak hogshead casks.
Commenting on the news, Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Diageo’s Scottish Brand Homes, said: “We are delighted to be able to open the doors to Clynelish and celebrate the return of whisky tourism as we begin our phased return to life pre-covid. We have always had an international audience and it will be incredibly exciting to see people from all over the world walking through our doors once again, when global travel permits and it's safe to do so.”
Limited to 3,000 bottles, Four Corners of Scotland Clynelish 16 Year Old, is available directly from the distillery, for a RRP of £195.00.
Posted by Steve Rush