Bacardi-owned John Dewar & Sons is continuing its single malt Scotch whisky focus with the launch of a new range of bottlings from the Royal Brackla distillery.
The new range consists of the Royal Brackla 12 Year Old, Royal Brackla 16 Year Old and Royal Brackla 21 Year Old and will be available in 10 international markets from September 2015.
Launched as part of Bacardi’s “Last of the Great Malt” series, the new permanent edition whiskies follow launches from the Craigellachie, Aultmore and Aberfeldy distilleries.
In April last year, Bacardi released just 100 bottles of at 35-year-old variant of Royal Brackla, which at US$15,000 was the group’s most expensive whisky to-date.
Established in 1812, Royal Brackla, based in the Cawdor Estate, became the first Scotch to receive a royal warrant.
“This is the one that was described as ‘The Drink Divine’ by the Royal household in the 1830s, that’s no small claim, so we had to take our time and the entire team have done an amazing job that really does justice to Royal Brackla’s incredible heritage,” said Stephen Marshall, Bacardi’s global marketing manager.
“There’s only one whisky in the world that can be the first royal whisky, I feel privileged to have worked on this.”
All whiskies in the series are bottled with an abv of 46%.