Distell has unveiled their 2020 Limited Release Malt Collection. The third annual series from the South African beverage giant features eight new limited edition single malt Scotch Whiskies, including releases from Bunnahabhain, Deanston, and Tobermory.
Tobermory Distillery, located on the island of Mull, has revealed three new expressions. First off is the Tobermory 2007 Port Pipe Finish (55.8% ABV), matured first in refill hogsheads before transferring to Port Pipes for its final four years, followed by two of the distilleries Ledaig peated expression; the Ledaig 1998 Marsala Finish (58.6% ABV), matured for 21 years with four of those spent in Marsala wine casks, and the third and final Collectors Edition 2007 Pedro Xeminez Finish (55.5% ABV ).
Deanston Distillery also introduced three distinct new expressions: A 2002 Organic Pedro Ximenez finish cask strength (49.3% ABV); a Deanston 1991 Muscat Finish (45% ABV), and the Deanston 2002 Pinot Noir (50% ABV).
Bunnahabhain Distillery, the most northerly of the Islay distilleries, unveiled two new Whiskies. First is the Bunnahabhain 2008 Manzanilla Matured (55.4% ABV ), boasting a unique marriage of coastal infused flavours after carefully maturing in former Manzanilla sherry casks for 11 years, alongside the Bunnahabhain Moine 1997 Pedro Ximenez Finish (50% ABV), – a peppery peated cask-strength single malt.
All eight of the Scotch Whiskies in the Distell 2020 Limited Release Malt Collection are natural in color and non-chill filtered.
Julieann Fernandez, Master Blender at Distell, stated: “Our annual collection of limited-editions always bring the distillery team’s talent and craft to the forefront, with unique takes on our beloved core classics. And this year’s expressions are truly special.
“Having been slumbering away in their casks at our distilleries around Scotland, these stunning malts are finally ready for our loyal fans to experience them. With a combined age of nearly 150 years across the eight expressions, we’ve been waiting a very long time to hear what you think.”
Come this fall, the distilleries will debut an online tasting of a selection of limited editions with TopWhiskies on Instagram, along with an IGTV tasting experience with Master Blender Julieann Fernandez, Distillery Manager Andrew Brown, and Visitor Centre Manager Dr Billy Sinclair. These limited-edition bottlings will be available for purchase worldwide.