Monday, June 27, 2022


Finn Thomson Whisky, has announced the launch of their inaugural release, which forms part of a rare collection of Scotch whiskies, sourced from their family’s private cask collection.

Finn Thomson Whisky Glenlivet 50 Year Old (49.8% ABV) is a single cask, single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled on March 6th 1970, and matured in a first-fill Sherry hogshead.

Finn Thomson Whisky Glenlivet 50 Year Old

The collection which is from on one of Scotland’s rarest private cask collections, is being curated by the ninth generation, Finn Thomson, and celebrates his family’s 300-year-long relationship with Scotland’s national spirit, from illicit pot stills to the blended whisky boom and beyond.

Finn’s great, great grandfather Peter Thomson set up his grocery and whisky business in Perth in 1908, sharing his patch with blended whisky giants Dewar, Bell and Gloag. When Peter Thomson’s was sold in the 1980s Michael Thomson, Finn’s grandfather, started stowing away the young malt and grain casks that had formed the secret recipe of Beneagles. The casks have slumbered ever since.

Finn Thomson Whisky Glenlivet 50 Year Old, which is the first release in their Crown range, will form part of a wider portfolio of Rare and Core range bottlings.

Commenting on the launch, Finn Thomson, Master Bottler of Finn Thomson Whisky, said: “For three hundred years my forefathers have been involved in whisky - distilling, blending and trading. And growing up, I was always fascinated by my grandfather’s recollections of his time in the whisky trade. These stories have inspired me to reignite the family business and create new experiences and innovations in the exciting world of single cask independent bottlers.”

He went onto say: “Quietly, Granddad Michael spent the 1980s and ‘90s selecting and collecting the young casks of single malts and grains that had formed the secret recipe of the Beneagles blend, handed down over the generations. In doing so, he accumulated one of Scotland’s largest private cask collections. Now, it is my honour to bring this aged collection of rare casks to the lips of a new generation.  Each cask has its own individual personality. Every Finn Thomson whisky is a one-off with its own wonderful character. That’s my vision for the future and that’s why I am so excited.”

Limited to 127 bottles, Finn Thomson Whisky Glenlivet 50 Year Old, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush