Single malt whisky - tasting notes

04 Apr 2011

The Spirit of Unity supports Japan

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Seven Scotch whisky distilleries are donating a cask of its single malt that will be expertly blended to create a limited edition whisky, appropriately called The Spirit of Unity.

The Spirit of UnityThe seven are Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, GlenDronach, GlenGyle, Kilchoman and Springbank. They represent the Islands, Speyside, Highlands, Islay, Campbeltown and Lowlands.

The idea came from Euan Mitchell, managing director of Arran, and the seven casks will be blended by BenRiach’s Master Distiller Billy Walker.

The combined contribution will produce approximately 2000 bottles with 1200 available in the UK. The remainder will be shipped to Japan with some being donated for sale in New Zealand to assist with relief in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.

With the support of suppliers and partners, including retailers, a conservative estimate is that at least £50,000 will be donated to the relief effort.

The Spirit of Unity will be available by the end of April. Pre-orders at £59 per bottle are now being taken at www.royalmilewhiskies.com and www.LFW.co.uk

The Spirit of Unity supports Japan Ruben Luyten 2011-04-04
  • http://www.whivie.be Mark Dermul

    I think this is a wonderful gesture, thus I have ordered a bottle. With your permission, Ruben, I’d gladly repeat this message on my blog.

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    It’s just a press release, go ahead Mark!

  • http://www.whivie.be Mark Dermul

    Done! I wonder what will happen with the cask left-overs after Billy Walker has ‘composed’ his blend…

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

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