Scotland’s Ardnamurchan Distillery Launching Its Single Malt In US

Ardnamurchan Distillery has joined forces with importer ImpEx Beverages for the launch of its award-winning Scotch single malt whisky in the USA, it was recently announced.

Debuting in the summer of 2021, the single malt comprises a 50/50 split of peated and unpeated whiskies, matured in a 65%/35% mixture of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. The official flavor profile includes waxy peel, oyster shells, brine, strawberries with black pepper and bonfire embers.

“I have been following the excellent work that Sam and his team have been doing with a number of our friends in the industry over the years, and it is really exciting to be launching Ardnamurchan with them this year,” Ardnamurchan Managing Director Alex Bruce said in a prepared statement. “The timing has also been very opportune for us both, with the introduction of 700ml bottles to match our other markets globally, and the lifting of tariffs on Single Malt Scotch Whisky. As the year progresses, we are equally proud to be bringing the Adelphi Independent Bottlings back to the US with ImpEx as well.” 

Ardnamurchan Single Malt

Ardnamurchan Single Malt (image via Ardnamurchan)

Adelphi is the parent company of the Ardnamurchan Distillery. Ahead of launching the Ardnamurchan Single Malt in the USA, Adelphi had already established key distribution to over 25 single markets worldwide. Now it has turned to ImpEx Beverages, an  importer of whisky, gin, and rum from Scotland, Belgium, Wales, Japan, and Israel with future anticipated additions of Mezcal and other spirits from unexpected destinations. 

“After laying the foundation for ImpEx Beverages in 2008 and growing the portfolio to what it is today we could not be more pleased to embark on this journey with Ardnamurchan and Adelphi,” President and Managing Director of ImpEx Beverages Sam Filmus said. “It is clear to us that not only are we aligned in our philosophies and passion but that this is the perfect addition to please and inspire faithful ImpEx supporters.  We can’t wait to see the following in the US for these amazing brands, the story behind them, and the lovely juice contained within.”

Ardnamurchan first launched its single malt in September, 2020, and has since further released a single cask and another batch of single malt. For their US launch, expected to arrive to the states in June, the distillery will be releasing a US exclusive 5,000 bottle AD/04.21:03 single malt Scotch whisky alongside a single cask AD/CK187 yielding only 269 bottles.

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