Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has teamed up with English golfer Sir Nick Faldo to release four Black Bull whiskies. The new releases include 18-, 30-, 50- and 55-year-old whiskies, all of which join the brand’s Tale of Two Legends series.
Bottled at 50% ABV, the 18-year-old and 30-year-old bottlings were matured in Sherry casks, and were created to mark milestone events in Faldo’s career. The former celebrates the age he became a professional golfer. The 30-year-old (47% ABV) pays tribute to the number of wins Faldo collected on the European Tour. The 18-year-old whisky costs £120 ($147 USD) per bottle, while the 30-year-old retails at £600 ($737 USD).
Bottled at 47% ABV, the 50-year-old contains malts from Speyside distillery Caperdonich, which closed in 2002, as well as The Macallan and Glen Grant. Matured in ex-bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, the whisky offers notes of damsons, Highland toffee, and caramelized orange peel, with a finish of fruit, spice and toasted oak. Just 600 bottles will be available and are priced at £6,000 ($7,372 USD) each.
Also bottled at 47% ABV, the 55-year-old, meanwhile, is made using Sherry hogsheads, grain and malt whiskies from Lochside Distillery, which stopped production in 1992. Tasting notes include dark fruits and gentle spice, with nutty notes from first-fill Sherry hogsheads. Only 600 bottles of the Scotch will be made available and each carry a price tag of £9,600 ($11,800 USD).
“This year we are going big and bold with our releases and the ‘Tale of Two Legends’ series comes hot on the heels of one of the oldest Macallan whiskies we’ve ever launched,” said Euan Shand, chairman of Aberdeenshire-based Duncan Taylor. “Together with Sir Nick, we’ve handpicked some of our best whiskies within our archives and blended them meticulously to create four stunning blends that are worthy of celebrating some of the iconic times in his life.”
Faldo selected the Black bull whiskies last year alongside Shand and his son, Andrew Shand, who is senior operations and spirits manager.
“I’ve always loved whisky and it was fascinating to delve deep into the process of blended whiskies to create this range,” said Faldo, a three-time winner of both the Open Championship and the Masters golf tournament.
“Timing it with our rebrand of the entire portfolio is perfect and we look forward to launching these new releases as the official sponsor of the Pro-Am golf event in Bangalore this week, followed by global distribution,” added Shand.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.