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Ardgowan Distillery Expands Its Clydebuilt Series Of Whiskies

Ardgowan Distillery has released a whisky dedicated to the work and craftsmanship of the riveters in the shipbuilding yards of Scotland’s The Clyde.

A statement from Ardgowan noted that while the whisky maker waits on the construction of its own distillery, they’ve created an independent bottling business and launched their Clydebuilt series of whiskies, inspired by the vast maritime history of the Clyde shipyards.

In the fourth bottling, Clydebuilt Riveter, Ardgowan signals their move away from previous blended expressions, as it becomes the first single-grain whisky in the Clydebuilt collection.

Ardgowan Clydebuilt Riveter
Ardgowan Distillery has released a whisky dedicated to the work and craftsmanship of the riveters in the shipbuilding yards of Scotland’s The Clyde. (image via Ardgowan)

The distiller notes that Clydebuilt Riveter is made up of a collection of 15 special casks sourced from a Lowland distillery, each one matured in bourbon barrels. The flavor profile was guided by the palate of Ardgowan’s master whisky maker, Max McFarlane.

“Clydebuilt Riveter has allowed me to further explore the depth of flavor found in Lowland distilleries,” McFarlane said. “Resulting in a liquid that treats the senses to new delights and is sure to be another winner for Clydebuilt.”

He described Riveter as “liquid gold, with a nose that opens on dark fruit compote before moving into furniture polish, lemon curd, figs, leather and old books. The palate is dry and moreish, with butterscotch, five spice, mint chocolate chip and brown sugar. A lingering, lovely, and very smooth finish follows, drying down slowly.”

Clydebuilt Riveter clocks in at 50% ABV and has a suggested retail price of £52.50. It’s available online at www.ardgowandistillery.com and at selected specialist retailers.

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