Spencerfield Spirits releases The Feathery Scotch

31st January, 2014 by Becky Paskin

Spencerfield Spirit Company, the group behind Edinburgh Gin and Sheep Dip whisky, are to release a no-age-statement Scotch whisky named The Feathery.


The Feathery blended malt Scotch will be released in February in John Lewis and other UK specialist retailers

Launching in British independent retailers in February, The Feathery is a blended malt aged entirely in Sherry wood and bottled at 40% abv.

It will be the first in a range of new products by Spencerfield that celebrate Scottish craftsmanship.

Described as having nutty, creamy vanilla and ginger notes, the blended malt has been inspired by the traditional 17th century golf balls that were made from hide and stuffed with chicken feathers.

The packaging for the release was developed by Stranger and Stranger, and features 17th century typography on both the bottle label and gift tin.

Alex Nicol, managing director of Spencerfield Spirit Company, said: “The Feathery is the first expression of an ancient artisanal range we are developing celebrating Scottish craftsmanship. The whisky is like the original golf ball – lovingly handcrafted.”

2 Responses to “Spencerfield Spirits releases The Feathery Scotch”

  1. Bill Flynn says:


    My authored book THE FEATHERY is published. Yes, it’s theme is about that wonderful old feathery golf ball, made and played by the likes of Alan Robertson at St. Andrews in the 1840’s.

    It would be my pleasure to send you a complimentary signed copy of the book. If it works to tie it into some add scheme for your scotch that could be arranged.

    Synopsis and other info on THE FEATHERY book is available on Amazon. Send mailing address for your copy.

    Cheers and all the best with your venture,

    Bill Flynn

  2. Bill Flynn says:

    Just a heads up,,,My research on the feathery golf ball made in St Andrews during the 1840’s resolved that those feathery balls were stuffed with Goose down instead of CHICKEN FEATHERS as said in your add copy. This research is available on request.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Bill Flynn
    Author of THE FEATHERY

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