Whisky fan Nick un­veils new malt

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - STANDARD VIEW -

Nick Bullard with the first bot­tlle of his Mof­fat blended malt whisky Mof­fat rev­ellers were able to bring in the new year with their very own brand of whisky.

The Mof­fat blended malt was launched at The Dram Cir­cle tast­ing ses­sion just be­fore Christ­mas.

It was the brain­child of Nick Bullard, who has been a whisky en­thu­si­ast since he was a teenager.

Amer­i­can Nick moved to Mof­fat three years ago af­ter years of child­hood vis­its to the town. He has vis­ited nu­mer­ous dis­til­leries in the UK and USA in a bid to find the best com­bi­na­tion to pro­duce the low­land malt he wanted.

Nick se­lected five bar­rels of malt and it took two and a half years of devel­op­ment to bring The Mof­fat to the pub­lic. Now, with its own unique la­bel, the blended malt has 2,536 num­bered bot­tles on sale to en­thu­si­asts for the first time.

Nick’s dream is to open his own dis­tillery in the town for his Dark Sky Sprits Ltd com­pany and the whisky launch was the first step to­wards his goal.

He has high hopes of set­ting up his own fac­tory in Mof­fat and cre­at­ing jobs.

He said: “As soon as we can find suit­able premises in town, we’ll be­gin set­ting up our blend­ing, bot­tling and la­belling fa­cil­ity.

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