Bladnoch Distillery adds peated expression to their ‘Classic Collection’ of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies
204-year-old Lowland distillery, Bladnoch, are delighted to announce the latest addition to their ‘Classic Collection’ of Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies: Alinta. Alinta will be the first peated whisky to be added to their range since the distillery was taken over by David Prior in 2015.
‘Alinta’, an indigenous Australian word from several Southeast Australian language groups means ‘fire’ and ‘flames’, and evokes the notes of Campfire Embers found in each sip. As Bladnoch look to develop their portfolio and provide an even wider variety of options and experiences, this expression that utilises PX Sherry and ex-bourbon casks combined together with a sweet smoky peated spirit, sets Alinta apart from anything previously released by Bladnoch.
Bladnoch’s Master Distiller Dr. Nick Savage who carefully hand selects each of the casks says, “Alinta is the first peated expression from Bladnoch within our core range and will become an established part of our ongoing whisky releases. Focusing on a very small annual peat production campaign, only a small volume will ever become releases. The exquisite combination of the PX sherry and Bourbon casks give Alinta an amazing balance of rich raisin-like sweetness and smoky campfire”.
This carefully selected marriage of casks is what helps bring this superbly flavourful expression to life. The 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels highlights the refreshing, citrus sweetness and floral notes of the whisky whilst the 1st fill PX Sherry casks add a subtle rich body and mouthfeel to the experience. This rousing cask duo holds its own with the peated spirit without the delicate notes being lost. On the nose, you can expect notes of smoky ice cream, delicately florals and sweet oak. Across the palate you’ll get campfire smoke, almonds, raisins, and white chocolate. The finish is luxuriously long with a sweet smoke.
Bottled at 47%, and without chill-filtration and with natural colour, Alinta will be available online on Bladoch’s website and in our Visitor Centre in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway from late February and will be sold around the world through Bladnoch’s network of distributors in the coming months.