Ahead of the opening of its new £13.5m Port of Leith Distillery this summer, The Leith Export Co, has today announced the launch of a of a new blended Scotch whisky.
Perpetuity – Batch 1 (45.7% ABV) which is modelled on the infinity bottle concept, is comprised of: 21.9% Glentauchers 6 year old single malt, 22.2% North British 13 year old single grain, 23.9% Deanston 9 year old single malt and 32% North British 7 year old single grain whiskies.
|Perpetuity - Batch 1|
Reflecting the rich history of Leith as a distilling district, Perpetuity is inspired by the story of a 15th Century Leith cooper, Henry Douglas - nicknamed the ‘Cursed Cooper’ - who is depicted on the label hard at work on his cursed cask.
Perpetuity, which comes encased in a contemporary wine-inspired bottle, is the first whisky offering by The Leith Export Co. Joining its signature Lind & Lime London dry gin, La Garde Écossaise champagne and Port of Leith’s Oloroso sherry and white and tawny port.
Ian Stirling, Co-Founder of Leith Export Co., said: “The name Perpetuity is inspired by the way we intend to collect and blend whiskies from distilleries across Scotland, bottle at least half of this vat and then replenish with different whiskies, which leaves us with a perpetual vat of intriguing and complex Scotch whisky. Batch 1 is made up of casks from Deanston, North British and Glentauchers distilleries, which combine to create a smooth whisky with notes of caramelised apple tart on the nose, toffee and marmalade on the palate before finishing with a sharp lemon drizzle cake with clotted cream.”
Limited to 1,430 bottles, Perpetuity – Batch 1, is now available from The Leith Export Co website, and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £38.50.
Posted by Steve Rush