Distell digitally launches 2019 limited release malt collection


Distell 2019 Limited Release Collection

African drinks giant and whisky producer Distell has digitally unveiled is 2019 Limited Release Collection, featuring expressions from Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston.

A bespoke whisky tasting featuring the special releases has been captured on film to showcase eight malts to be launched as part of this year’s limited edition range.

The tastings, held at Deanston Distillery, were led by Distell’s senior blender Dr Kirstie McCallum, blender Julieann Fernandez and distilleries manager Stephen Woodcock, accompanied by additional commentary from recognised whisky experts Eddie Ludlow, co-founder of The Whisky Lounge, and Catriona Clark from The Good Spirits Co.

An informal, relaxed and in-depth discussion took place between the Distell team and whisky experts who experienced the malts for the first time live on camera.

The tasting video brings each new malt to life, showcasing “the spectrum of taste profiles and Distell’s high-quality whisky making”.

Featured in the film are the latest limited releases to join the portfolio: Bunnahabhain (2007) Port Finish, Bunnahabhain (2007) French Brandy Finish, Bunnahabhain (1988), Vintage Marsala Finish, Deanston (2002) Organic Oloroso, Deanston (2006) Fino Finish, Deanston (1997) Palo Cortado Finish, Tobermory (1999) Marsala Finish and Ledaig (1997) Manzanilla Finish.

Derek Scott, brand director for malt whisky at Distell, said: “We constantly look at our approach to see how we can stand out internationally and take a bold stance to showcase our malts.

“It therefore seemed an obvious choice to embrace the digital world and share our new limited release collection through film and social media.

“The team surprise us every year with the creation of new and exciting expressions with each distillery having a distinct flavour profile and the team continuing to achieve incredible results with their choice of finishing casks.

“One of my particular favourites this year has to be the Bunnahabhain Vintage Marsala Finish, it has sweet hints of chocolate and caramel that develop into a lingering smoky pepperiness, which is extremely memorable, especially if you can enjoy it on Islay at Bunnahabhain Bay overlooking Bunnahabhain Bay, the Sound of Islay.”

Watch the film here.

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