More Rare Scottish Whiskies Surface For New Limited Edition Series

| October 14, 2014

brit-50Scottish distilleries of old, bring out your hidden and ancient whisky casks! The trend of seeing more and more obscure and/or closed producers of this fine spirit find their liquor appearing in limited release, pricey bottlings continues. After word of the Last Great Malts of Scotland from from John Dewar & Sons yesterday, another purveyor of whisky known as Berry Bros. & Rudd has launched what it calls the Exceptional Casks Collection.

Four new offerings have been put together by Berry Bros. & Rudd for the first run from its exclusive series debuting this month, and they are described below per notes from the independent bottler. As for the rationale behind yet another rarer whiskies collection Doug McIvor, Spirits Buyer for Berry Bros. & Rudd, said in a statement that “our philosophy when choosing casks for the collection is to provide unparalleled quality; we take immense pride in this. This extraordinary and very limited range will showcase some of the most remarkable expressions we have released to-date.”

Starting with a rare 50 Year Old North British single grain whisky (58.9%) taken from two remaining sister casks on their 50th birthday, December 18th 2012. There are only 472 bottles available which will retail for £500 ($795 USD).

Two Single Casks of 1972 Glenlivet single malt, a hallowed vintage for those in the know, have been specially selected. The casks display remarkable characters after maturing for 41 years. There are only 170 bottles of Cask #1072 (53.2% ABV) and only 40 bottles of Cask #1081 (46.1% ABV) available. Both will retail for £650 ($1,033 USD).

Finally, a single cask 1977 ‘Overproof’ (60.5% ABV) Jamaican Rum has been deemed extraordinary enough to be included. This rare old Jamaican rum was a shoo-in and the eager wait for the day of release has finally arrived. Limited to just 110 bottles, it will retail for £500 ($795 USD).


Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...