Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch whisky

20th August, 2014 by Becky Paskin

Craigellachie

Craigellachie-distillery

The meatiest, most sulphurous of the range, Craigellachie will be released as a 13-, 17- and 23-year-old with a 19-year-old going into travel retail. There will also be an 11-year-old bottling exclusively for the nearby, recently refurbished Craigellachie Hotel, which Bacardi hopes will become something of a visitors’ centre for the distillery.

The range, whose age statements are presented in category-busting odd numbers, will be shipped within the next few weeks.

3 Responses to “Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch whisky”

  1. Vic Cameron says:

    Hi Folks,

    I think you need a slight correction here; Aultmore has been released before as a single malt. I remember having a bottle from the “flora and fauna” series; indeed it came presented in a lovely wooden box.

    This would have been in the early 1990s, not sure of the exact date.

    It was a very nice dram if my memory serves me correct,

    Cheers,

    Vic

  2. Patrick says:

    Hi Vic

    You’re right – United Distillers issued Aultmore as a Single Malt in the the f&f series. When Bacardi acquired Dewars (following the formation of Diageo and competition concerns in North America forced the sale of the brand) Aultmore has become very hard to find as a single malt – presume the marketing blurb references the ‘new’ release as a Bacardi brand.

    Aberfeldy has certainly been available under Bacardi

  3. Dram says:

    “age statement and be caramel-free”

    That’s good news. Now if we could get them to “no colour added” on the label and then get them to bottle at 46%, or higher, we can declare total victory!

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