Monday, July 08, 2024


Coachbuilt Whisky, has announced the launch of the first bottling in a new collaborative series with Williams Racing, which is said to pay homage to the racing teams rich heritage.

Coachbuilt 18 Year Old FW18 Williams Racing Edition (48% ABV) is a blended Scotch whisky, which has been matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks.

Coachbuilt 18 Year Old FW18 Williams Racing Edition

This collaboration is said to bring together two innovators in their respective domains – merging the expertise of Williams Racing in motorsport engineering with the passion for precision and craftsmanship embodied by Coachbuilt.

The whisky which was blended at Claxton’s by Coachbuilt Co-Founder George Koutsakis, is said to deliver notes including orchard fruit, winter spice, vanilla, dark chocolate and cinnamon.

Coachbuilt 18 Year Old FW18 Williams Racing Edition, comes housed in a commemorative bottle. Its design is based on the FW-18, one of Williams Racing most successful and iconic cars, which defined an entire era of racing.

In addition to the 18 Year-Old release, Coachbuilt will release further limited-editions, that will honour some of the most remarkable moments in Williams Racing’s history.

Commenting on the launch, Jenson Button, Coachbuilt Co-Founder and Formula One racing driver, said: “The launch of our inaugural release is the culmination of my dream to blend my two big passions: racing and Scotch Whisky. With that said, racing fans and Scotch collectors have a lot to be excited about, as we bring forward some truly unique whiskies – all beautifully blended to create a smooth and well-balanced sipping experience.”

Limited to 3,000 bottles, Coachbuilt 18 Year Old FW18 Williams Racing Edition, is now available for pre-order from Master of Malt, for £229.95.

Posted by Steve Rush