Lost whisky legends land in Scotlands capital
Boutique Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company, has announced its first retail partnership in Edinburgh with multi-award winning shop, The Whiski Rooms.
The company, which launched an eShop for UK customers earlier in the year, has previously focused on exports with a presence in over 40 markets worldwide. Its ever-expanding collection has three tiers of blended malt Scotch whiskies – Classic, Archivist and Vintage, which includes modern day interpretations of spirits from lost distilleries such as Auchnagie, Towiemore, Stratheden, Gerston, Lossit and Jericho.
The new partnership will see the full Classic range as well as a limited edition Jericho Christmas Pudding whisky available to buy from The Whiski Rooms online and in store from December. The company celebrated with a drop-in tasting session at the shop on the Mound on Friday.
Over 100 Scotch whisky distilleries have permanently closed in the last century. Despite being renowned for their excellent quality malts, the distilleries largely shut down due to the effects of war and politics. The Lost Distillery Company brings the stories of these famed sites and their people to life, to offer handcrafted blended malt Scotch whiskies.
Scott Watson, Co-Founder of The Lost Distillery Company said:
‘Edinburgh is steeped in whisky-making history and we are delighted to bring our revived expressions of lost whisky legends back to the capital city.
‘We’re obsessive about craft and uncompromising when it comes to whisky quality. Each resurrected brand is the subject of an in-depth research project to establish the original character of the long lost distilleries and pay homage to each malt’s heritage.’
The Lost Distillery Company is owned by Crucial Drinks, a boutique drinks business based at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland specialising in world-class whisky and rum. Its award-winning portfolio of luxury spirit brands also includes Grenada Six Saints Rum and West Indies Rum and Cane Merchants.
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