Burn Stewart Distillers is to release the second batch of three award-winning expressions from its single malt portfolio: Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach, Deanston 18YO and Ledaig 18YO. The new batch of Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach will be introduced at the end of October 2015, while the 18YOs will be released at the end of November 2015.
Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach has an unusually rich, complex character, marrying ex bourbon cask sweetness with intense Islay malt peatiness and subtle hints of the sea. Deanston 18YO displays the whisky’s signature profile of sweet, honeyed fruit, and is distinguished by its aromatic and balanced notes of American oak and hints of tobacco and nutmeg. While Ledaig 18YO is a wonderfully smoky island single malt which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke.
All three expressions are un-chill filtered, meaning that nothing is added or taken away, leaving the spirit exactly as nature intended.
Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach (pronounced ‘kyaw-bin-och’), meaning ‘smoky mist’ in Scots Gaelic, has been perfected and nurtured for 10 years. It reflects the origins of Bunnahabhain, both the place and the single malt’s charming, complex character.
Deans ton 18YO is matured in hogshead casks before being finished in carefully selected first fill Kentucky bourbon casks, Deanston 18 Year Old has been crafted and aged without the aid of modern technology.
Ledaig 18YO was distilled on the Isle of Mull at the Tobermory Distillery, the only distillery on the island and established in 1798, amongst the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. Taking inspiration from the traditional style of single malts Scotch whisky that would have originally been crafted on the Isle of Mull, Ledaig 18 Year Old was created.
Burn Stewart Distillers owns and operates three malt distilleries: Bunnahabhain (Islay), Tobermory (Mull) and Deanston (Doune, near Stirling). It has a blending and maturation facility in Airdrie and a bottling hall and dry and finished goods storage site in East Kilbride.
With a dedicated staff of approximately 240 located in various sites throughout the world, BSD employees have an average service of nine years, with 37% of staff having worked with the company for more than 10 years and 11% for over 20 years.