Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky has released two premium travel retail exclusives for 2018.
The Speyburn 10 Years Old Non-Chill Filtered and the Hopkins Reserve, launching in airports from Spring 2018, boast two very different flavour profiles – from Speyburn’s signature zesty sweetness, to a new smoky and peaty style.
Crafted in the stunning natural environment of Speyside, both exclusives have been made using fresh spring water from the Granty Burn – Speyburn’s dedicated water source.
10 Years Old Non-Chill Filtered
Speyburn’s 10 Years Old has been matured for ten years in hand selected American oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. This Single Malt was born of Speyside’s stunning natural elements, breathing in the rich environment of the outstanding region.
Pale gold with amber highlights, Speyburn 10 Years Old has a subtle aroma of lemon. The taste has touches of fresh fruit, with hints of toffee and butterscotch, creating a complex yet well-balanced dram with a long, smooth and sweet finish.
Speyburn 10 Years Old has been bottled exclusively for those looking to pick up something special while travelling.
The Speyburn 10 Years Old Travel Retail Exclusive has a higher strength of 46% ABV compared with the domestic 10 Years Old which is bottled at 40%. The taste profile contains more pronounced hints of oily citrus, with a fresh green apple character as well as accentuated floral and vanilla notes. This is a more complex dram, boasting waxy fruitiness and leather complexity compared to the domestic expression. The higher strength malt is non-chill filtered with a RRP €€45.00.
RRP for 70cl bottle: €45.00/$55.00
The exclusive Hopkins Reserve was created as a tribute to John Hopkins, the founder of Speyburn Distillery. It pays respect to his innovation, resourcefulness and ability to work with the stunning natural environment of Speyside with a flavour like no other Speyburn expression.
This smoky, silky, golden amber dram is a toast to his legacy, exuding delicate hints of green apples, toffee, lemons and floral notes with a smoky, citrus taste and a long, honey finish.
The unique Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks which previously held a peaty whisky to give it its light, subtle smokiness – a first for Speyburn. Bottled at 46% ABV, this non-chill filtered whisky has an RRP of €35.00.
RRP for 70cl bottle: €35.00/$45.00
Both expressions are presented in the recently launched refreshed packaging. The products are presented in premium gift cartons, each featuring the iconic Speyburn Distillery, reflecting the heritage and stunning natural landscape of the distillery’s home in the heart of Speyside.
Gillian Gibson, Brand Manager, International Beverage, said:
“We’re exceptionally proud to unveil our Hopkins Reserve which is dedicated to Speyburn’s founder, John Hopkins. John strived for quality and did everything he could to harness it – including using the pure, soft water of the Granty Burn, and we still honour his wishes with every whisky we make today. What’s more, we’re releasing the Hopkins Reserve alongside our 10 Years Old exclusive; a classic, loved by many whisky connoisseurs but with special extras for global travellers.”
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