Burn Stewart Distillers is to release the second batch of three award-winning expressions from its single malt portfolio: Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach, Deanston 18YO and Ledaig 18YO. The new batch of Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach will be introduced at the end of October 2015, while the 18YOs will be released to market at the end of November 2015.
Each of the three expressions embody the craftsmanship and innovation for which Burn Stewart is known, and are amongst the last created by Master Distiller Ian MacMillan before he departs the company next month.
Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach has an unusually rich, complex character, marrying ex bourbon cask sweetness with intense Islay malt peatiness and subtle hints of the sea. Deanston 18YO displays the whisky’s signature profile of sweet, honeyed fruit, and is distinguished by its aromatic and balanced notes of American oak and hints of tobacco and nutmeg. While Ledaig 18YO is a wonderfully smoky island single malt which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke.
Alison Gibb, Global Marketing Manager at Burn Stewart said: “All three of these expressions have grown in popularity since they were introduced to market, winning a string of prestigious industry awards. It is exciting to be able to announce the release of the second batch of these fine whiskies, giving Single Malt enthusiasts even more opportunity to try them.
“This second distillation demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers around the world with a diverse yet innovative selection from our quality portfolio. Craftsmanship and passion remain at the heart of every bottle we produce.”
The second batch of these single malt whiskies follows three successful launches – Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach in October 2014 and Deanston and Ledaig 18YO in May 2015.
All three expressions are un-chill filtered, meaning that nothing is added or taken away, leaving the spirit exactly as nature intended. The new bottles will be distributed across key international markets including: UK, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.