Thursday, April 04, 2024


The Glasgow-based independent whisky bottler and blender Brave New Spirits, has announced the launch of a new Whiskyheroes range.

The first batch of bottlings in the new series is comprised of eight whiskies, all of which are single cask or small batch releases. Each whisky has been matured or finished in either Sherry casks or Bourbon barrels. 

Brave New Spirits launches new Whiskyheroes range

The distilleries selected for the first release come from the Highland, Speyside, Lowland and Islay regions, and feature whiskies distilled at classic distilleries such as Linkwood and Blair Athol, along with a whisky distilled at the newer Annandale distillery.  

The range also includes one whisky from an undisclosed Speyside distillery, and one single grain release from Cameronbridge. 

The first batch of Whiskyheroes bottlings is comprised of:

Call to Submission – 14yr Single Grain Scotch Whisky (Cameronbridge)
First-fill PX Sherry hogshead - 50.3% ABV – 296 bottles

Adventures in the Meadow – 16yr Speyside Single Malt (Undisclosed)
Second-fill Bourbon barrel – 45.7% ABV – 308 bottles

Agent Ivy Trapped – 12yr Highland Single Malt (Blair Athol)
Finished in second-fill Oloroso Sherry barrique – 55.1% ABV – 257 bottles

An Eerie Silence – 13yr Speyside Single Malt (Miltonduff)
Finished in second-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead – 53% ABV – 302 bottles

The Awakening – 13yr Speyside Single Malt (Linkwood)
Oloroso Sherry butt – 53.3% ABV – 522 bottles

Deep Creatures of the Lake – 10yr Highland Single Malt (Loch Lomond)
First-fill Bourbon barrel – 58.1% ABV – 425 bottles

Defender of the Crown – 8yr Peated Lowland Single Malt (Annandale)
First-fill Oloroso Sherry butt – 52.9% ABV – 676 bottles

The Haunting Songs – 12yr Islay Single Malt (Caol Ila)
Finished in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead – 51.6% ABV – 694 bottles

The Whiskyheroes range will join the existing Brave New Spirits portfolio, which includes their Cask Noir and Whisky of Voodoo ranges, along with their Highland Shepherd single malt and Lighthouse blends.

The in-house designed labels for each release were inspired by vintage action comics, featuring titles and characters that reference elements of the originating distilleries.  

The Whiskyheroes range, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, with RRP’s starting from £50.00.

In August 2023, Brave New Spirits were granted planning permission for their first distillery; Witchburn in Campbeltown, which will have a production capacity of more than 2 million litres per year. The distillery is scheduled to begin spirit production in late 2024.

Posted by Steve Rush