NEW YORK and ROTHES, Scotland, Sept. 14, 2017 () — Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand Speyburn has added a new limited release expression to its multi award winning portfolio – the eagerly anticipated 15 Years Old.
Crafted in the stunning natural environment of Speyside – the 15 Years Old is created using fresh spring water from the Granty Burn, a stream flowing with soft and clear spring water and a major tributary of the River Spey. This unique expression has been matured in American oak and Spanish oak casks, adopting the fragrant Speyside air and surrounding rich woodland over time to become a full-bodied and vibrant dram.
The distinctive amber liquid with golden highlights has the aroma of subtle dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, raisins and spice. The rich taste is bursting, with notes of citrus fruits and has a creamy, warm and long-lasting finish.
To coincide with the release of the 15 Years Old, Speyburn has also introduced refreshed packaging. Along with a new label design, the products are now displayed in robust, premium cartons, each featuring the iconic Speyburn Distillery which reflect the heritage and stunning natural landscape of the distillery’s home in the heart of Speyside.
“We’re excited to release the 15 Years Old expression, with its distinctive rich taste and aroma, we’re sure this spirit will satisfy whisky enthusiasts looking to extend their collection,” explained Gillian Gibson, Speyburn Brand Manager.
“Since 1897, Speyburn has had a long history of working with the natural sources of Speyside, dating back to when our founder John Hopkins first established the distillery after discovering the Granty Burn,” continued Gibson. “An insistence on using the most traditional methods of production, combined with an innovative and intuitive approach to distilling has resulted in a whisky portfolio packed with taste. This rich heritage is now, more than ever, reflected in the premium packaging and new website, bringing to life a history we are very proud of.”
Being neither chill-filtered nor colored, the 15 Years Old unique dram boasts an authentic, quality taste that captures the vibrant essence and stunning natural environment of Speyside.
3,500 cases of the Speyburn 15 Years Old will be made available from the distillery annually. The selection is bottled at 46% abv (92 proof) and will be offered as a limited release in the U.S. from importer 375 Park Avenue Spirits as of November at a suggested retail price of $65.
Speyburn is home to a multitude of award-winning and distinctive Single Malt Scotch whiskies; the result of an outstanding natural environment and an insistence on using a combination of the most traditional methods of production with innovative approaches.
Established in 1897, by John Hopkins, Speyburn currently has four core expressions available in the United States– Bradan Orach, Arranta Casks, Speyburn 10 Years Old and the newly released Speyburn 15 Years Old.
Speyburn has been awarded for its quality products and ambition, winning Speyside Distillery of the Year 2017 at the New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC), as well as a host of gold medals from some of the world’s most prestigious Wines & Spirits competitions.
Speyburn’s capacity for innovation spans 120 years and has taken a significant step forward thanks to the completion of a £5 million expansion program in 2016. The ground-breaking initiative, which has seen Speyburn become the largest distillery in the Inver House portfolio, has not only increased its production capacity from 1.8 million liters to over four million liters every year but substantially reduced its energy consumption per liter of alcohol. The improvement in Speyburn’s carbon footprint has yielded energy savings of more than 20%, equating to approximately 6,000,000kWhs per year.
About International Beverage
International Beverage Holdings (www.interbevgroup.com) was established in 2005 as the international arm of ThaiBev, one of South East Asia’s leading alcohol beverage companies. With a network of regional offices in Asia, Europe and North America, the company is responsible for the production, sales, marketing and distribution of a portfolio of premium global brands in over 80 countries and territories.
Inver House Distillers (www.inverhouse.com) is globally integrated into International Beverage Holdings and drives the distillation and maturation of Scotch through its five distilleries. The holding was also named ‘Distiller of the Year’ 2017 in the Scotland round of Whisky Magazine’s annual Icons of Whisky Awards.
International Beverage brands include:
- Chang Beer: Thailand’s iconic beer brand
- Single Malt Scotch Whiskies: Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc, Speyburn
- Blended Whiskies: Hankey Bannister
- Mekhong: ‘The Spirit of Thailand‘ since 1941
- Caorunn – a small batch distilled Scottish Gin infused with 5 Celtic botanicals
The company’s success is built on the combination of a strong understanding of local cultures and markets with the creation of a truly global operational network. Brand building pays respect to heritage, provenance and craftsmanship whilst delivering innovative and highly effective strategies at global level. A skilled and dedicated team of more than 12 nationalities speaking over 14 languages delivers the highest standards of customer service and attention to detail across all aspects of the business.
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