Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch whisky

20th August, 2014 by Becky Paskin



Liquid from Macduff was previously used for Glen Deveron single malt, which goes under different name as Diageo owns the Macduff International trademark. In travel retail, Bacardi’s Glen Deveron Royal Burgh range will continue to exist, but in domestic markets, the whisky will become known simply as Deveron.

Three releases are due to ship in January 2015 – a 12-, 18- and 25-year-old, and are likely to be packaged in deep blue glass.

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,



  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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