Bladnoch, Scotland — 204-year-old Lowland distillery, Bladnoch, announces the release of three new Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the United States: Vinaya, 11 Year Old, and 14 Year Old. This new core range was created by Master Distiller Nick Savage for incorporation into Bladnoch’s permanent portfolio. Each expression in the Classic Collection perfectly showcases the signature Lowland style and range of flavors the historic distillery is known for—floral, spice and fruits, with a hint of chocolate.
‘Vinaya’, a Sanskrit word meaning respect and gratitude, pays homage to the original founders and the distillery’s heritage, and is a No Age Statement (NAS) whisky. It is the second NAS single malt whisky in the portfolio, following the 2018 release of Samsara. The 11 and 14 Year Olds are aged single malts that will be annual releases in the ongoing portfolio.
The Vinaya is matured in a unique combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, never before released by the distillery. First-fill ex-Bourbon barrels highlight the floral notes from the distillery character along with refreshing, citrus sweetness. First-fill ex-Sherry casks then add a subtle rich body to the whisky and mouthfeel to the experience. Presented at 46.7% ABV, it has notes of fresh apple, sweet floral grass, and hints of chocolate. The finish is light and refreshing, making it a stunning representation of Lowland style Single Malt. MSRP: $54.99
The 11 Year Old is an impeccable 100% ex-Bourbon cask matured expression that perfectly reflects traditional Lowland style Single Malt. It is smooth and refreshing with a lemon gold color. Notes of delicate floral, sweet honey, and fresh cut apples make this a truly memorable malt. MSRP: $64.99
The 14 Year Old is an elegant Lowland Single Malt matured in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks bursting with flavor. The color of a bronze sunset, it has hints of sweet spices, dried fruits and chocolate with a rich, long finish. MSRP: $109.99
“Releasing three new products simultaneously in the US market is extremely exciting. The release of Bladnoch Vinaya, 11 Year Old, and 14 Year Old offers a breadth of experiences, and it is the start of a range that not only demonstrates the quality of Bladnoch whiskies, but also the accessibility for everyone to find their perfect dram,” says Dr. Nick Savage, Bladnoch’s Master Distiller.
All releases are non-chill filtered and natural in color with water sourced from the River Bladnoch that flows alongside the distillery to ensure the richest flavor is bottled. They are available for purchase at select retailers in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, California, and Washington state; and the Vinaya is also available online at https://us.bladnoch.com/collections/whisky-shop. For more information, please visit www.bladnoch.com or follow Bladnoch Distillery on Instagram.
About Bladnoch Distillery
Bladnoch Distillery was established in 1817, making it the oldest working Scotch Whisky Distillery in the Lowlands. As the southernmost distillery in Scotland, it is commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of the Lowlands.’ Hand crafted using only the finest local ingredients such as the pristine water from the River Bladnoch that flows alongside the distillery to create a rich, flavourful whisky that is best savoured. Bladnoch Single Malts are non-chill filtered to ensure the truest flavours shine through.
This legacy brand has been revived by Master Distiller Dr. Nick Savage, formerly at The Macallan, and owner David Prior, a whisky connoisseur who is the first Australian businessman to own a Scotch Whisky distillery. Bladnoch is truly passionate about the preservation of the environment and the local community’s generational involvement in the iconic distillery.