John Crabbie & Co, has today announced the launch of the inaugural release from its Chain Pier Distillery in Edinburgh - the first single malt whisky to be produced in the Scottish capital in almost 100 years.
Crabbie Chain Pier Single Malt (57% ABV) is a cask strength, single cask, Lowland single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in heavily charred virgin American oak casks.
|Crabbie Chain Pier Single Malt|
Crabbie Chain Pier Single Malt, is the first release from the Granton-based site, which was set up by Halewood Artisanal Spirits as an experimental pilot distillery, whilst the larger Bonnington distillery for Crabbie Whisky was still under construction.
This inaugural release, is said to be light and fruity on the nose with hints of berries, forest fruits and green apples, boasting rich caramel and sweet malt and ginger spice on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, James Stocker, Marketing Director at Halewood Artisanal Spirits, said: “The Chain Pier distillery was operational for just a year (between 2018 and 19), yet it gave our team a great opportunity to continue John Crabbie’s legacy of innovation – handcrafting unique distillations and trialling everything from malt types to custom casks.”
He went onto say: “The launch of the Chain Pier Single Malt is an incredibly exciting step in the John Crabbie & Co journey, as the Malt Whisky that we have crafted from start to finish at a site of our own. The quality of the liquid is really testament our distilling team and Master Blender Dr Kirstie McCallum, and a great preview of what’s to come from the Crabbie whisky brand”.
Limited to 234 bottles, Crabbie Chain Pier Single Malt, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £65.00.
Posted by Steve Rush