Our final release of the year and success at the Scottish Whisky Awards! – Scotch Whisky News

DECEMBER CÀRN MÒR RELEASE

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re still looking for inspiration for a present for the whisky lover in your life (or something to add to your own Christmas list!) then we have the perfect festive release, appearing in shops and online now.

We have a very special UK exclusive – a Caol Ila 2013, finished for 3 years in a single Ruby Port Barrique. The result is a well-rounded, sweet and smoky dram with juicy blackberries and coastal peat.

For something a little different, we’re releasing a Fettercairn 2012 with a Tokaji barrique finish. This is our first experiment using barriques that had previously been used for the sweet and sophisticated wines of the Hungarian region of Tokaj and we are delighted with the outcome, achieving a good balance of distillery character with Tokaji sweetness and acidity. This excites the senses with freshly toasted granola served with ripe apricots and drizzled with syrup.

BenRiach is a whisky rarely seen outside of the official distillery bottlings so we are excited to share this 8-year-old which has been fully matured in Oloroso Sherry Butts and delights with milk chocolate, chewy cinder toffee and a lingering spice on the finish.

These expressions and more are on their way to a retailer near you.

DECEMBER 2022

A selection of whiskies from our latest release. As always, our range is non-chill filtered and with no added colour, with all of our Strictly Limited releases bottled at 47.5%.

SPEYSIDE
BenRiach
Distilled: 2013
Sherry Butt
Notes: Milk chocolate, chewy cinder toffee and a lingering spice on the finish.
Available in the UK, EU & South Korea

ISLAY
Caol Ila
Distilled: 2013
Ruby Port Finish
Notes: Well-rounded, sweet and smoky with juicy blackberries and coastal peat
UK ExclusiveHIGHLAND
Fettercairn
Distilled: 2012
Tokaji Finish
Notes: Freshly toasted granola, served with ripe apricots and drizzled with syrup
Available in the UK & selected EU Markets

SPEYSIDE
Glenburgie
Distilled: 2010
PX Sherry Hogshead
Notes: Well-balanced and mouth coating with dried fruits and a delicate spicy note.
Available in the UK & EU

SPEYSIDE
Miltonduff
Distilled: 2015
PX Sherry Hogshead
Notes: Warm apple crumble with raisins and an oaty, caramelised topping.
Available in all markets

TEAM MEMBER’S CHOICE –  ANNELIESE VERNER, COMPLIANCE AND PROJECTS OFFICER

For this festive release, we’ve asked Anneliese, our Compliance and Projects Officer to try a sample of each expression and pick her favourite dram.

Anneliese’s varied role involves working across all areas of the business focusing on compliance, environmental credentials and the smooth running of our operation.
‘My favourite of the new releases has got to be Glenburgie 2010. It is elegant, sweet and with a hint of spice – it reminds me of a mince pie. So for me, the perfect tipple for a winters evening.’

SUCCESS FOR MAC-TALLA AT THE SCOTTISH WHISKY AWARDS

Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers enjoyed a successful night at the 2022 Scottish Whisky Awards, held in Edinburgh on 30th November.

In the Taste Awards, Mac-Talla Red Wine Barriques was awarded the Gold Award in the Single Malt Non Age Statement (Peated) category. The final bottles from this Limited Edition release are selling out quickly, but there are still a few retailers with some bottles available.

In the Business Awards, Mac-Talla was also awarded Excellence in Branding. For this award, the judging panel were looking for a creative and innovative brand identity and philosophy, which was implemented throughout the business including in the product creation, packaging, staff training and marketing and communications strategies.

The team were delighted to receive these accolades and we are extremely grateful for the support and loyalty of our customers who continue to support us and enjoy our whisky.

THE FINAL WHISKY EVENTS OF 2022

A very busy year of whisky festivals and tastings has drawn to a close. We’ve loved meeting—and sharing drams—with whisky fans from all over the world. Over the past few weeks we’ve been to Glasgow Whisky Festival, International Whisky Festival, The Hague, Netherlands and Whisky Festival Milano – we can’t wait to get back on the road again for 2023!

WHERE TO BUY

The new release is now on its way to our stockists and global distributors. Each bottling is small-batch with a limited number of bottles available so they do tend to sell out quickly. Click here to view our UK stockists and click here to find your nearest international distributor.

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