Camp­bel­town whisky jets into cap­i­tal’s air­port

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS - Mark Davey ed­i­tor@camp­bel­town­

A CAMP­BEL­TOWN dis­tillery’s prod­uct is set to take off in the duty free shop at Ed­in­burgh Air­port.

Just 204 bot­tles, priced at more than £200, of the 26-yearold Glen Sco­tia Sin­gle Cask No. 857, will be avail­able in the Dal­in­to­ber High Street firm’s first re­lease to be in­tro­duced at a UK air­port. Glen Sco­tia’s part­ner­ship with Ed­in­burgh air­port and World Duty Free which owns and op­er­ates spe­cial­ist World of Whiskies stores, fol­lows suc­cess­ful sales of par­ent com­pany Loch Lomond Group’s whisky range.

Claire Brana­gan, non-beauty trad­ing man­ager at the air­port, said: ‘It of­fers a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire a slice of Camp­bel­town’s whisky her­itage.’

An­dré de Almeida, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of global travel re­tail at Loch Lomond Group, added: ‘Dis­tilled in April 1991 and bot­tled in Au­gust 2017 at a cask strength of 56.5 per cent ABV, No. 857 of­fers lay­ers of honey and brown su­gar with juicy pineap­ple and tangy or­ange peel. A salty edge, con­sis­tent with the dis­tillery’s dis­tinc­tive mar­itime-in­flu­enced char­ac­ter, leads to a warm ginger spici­ness on the fin­ish. It is a true show­case of the dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter and crafts­man­ship of­fered by our Glen Sco­tia dis­tillery in Camp­bel­town.’

Richard Townsend, re­tail di­rec­tor for the air­port, said: ‘We are de­lighted to be able to of­fer our pas­sen­gers this ex­clu­sive bot­tle of what is our na­tional drink.’

Iain McAlis­ter, Glen Sco­tia dis­tillery man­ager, Claire Brana­gan, and An­dré de Almeida in Camp­bel­town.

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