Tuesday, September 12, 2023


The Glasgow-based independent whisky bottler and blender Brave New Spirits, have announced the launch of the third batch of bottlings from its multi-award-winning Cask Noir range.

This third outturn of releases is comprised of nine single malt Scotch whiskies and two single grain Scotch whiskies, including a 30 Year Old bottling from the North British distillery – which is their oldest release to date.

Brave New Spirits releases third batch of Cask Noir bottlings

The bottlings in the Cask Noir series are limited-edition releases, often featuring maturation or finishing in high quality, interesting and rare wine and spirit casks. Each release features a custom-designed label which takes inspiration from vintage cinema posters, with “movie titles” that reference the original distilleries.

The third batch of Cask Noir bottlings are comprised of:

Ivy In Tennessee: 11yr - Blair Athol (56.7% ABV)

Ivy By The Embers: 11yr (peated) - Blair Athol (57.6% ABV)

Hector’s Sound of Islay: 12yr - Caol Ila (56% ABV)

Ruthrie The Wanderer In Medoc: 13yr - Benrinnes (57.6% ABV)

Picnic On The Corner Of The Field: 12yr - Auchentoshan (58.6% ABV)

Telford’s Travels To The Rhone Valley: 8yr - Craigellachie (55.1% ABV)

When The Eagles Soar: 9yr - Ardmore (56.7% ABV)

The Eagle Has Landed: 9yr - Ardmore (56.8% ABV)

Flamenco For The Badger Clan: 12yr - Dailuaine (56.4% ABV)

Ghost On The Hill: 17yr - Port Dundas (54.6% ABV)

Adventures of Burke & Hare: 30yr - North British Distillery (43.2% ABV)

This latest Cask Noir outturn will join Brave New Spirits growing portfolio, including the Whisky of Voodoo small-batch range, and their volume brands such as Lighthouse Blend and Highland Shepherd Single Malt.

Last month, Brave New Spirits received planning permission for their new Witchburn Distillery at the former RAF Machrihanish airbase in Campbeltown. Production is scheduled to commence in late 2024.

The new Cask Noir releases will be available later this month from specialist retailers, with RRP’s ranging from between £67.00 and £100.00.


Posted by Steve Rush