Auchentoshan releases TR-exclusive duoBy Kristiane Sherry
Beam Suntory Scotch brand Auchentoshan is launching two new travel retail-exclusive whiskies: Blood Oak and Noble Oak.
Blood Oak is a premium expression matured in both bourbon and red wine casks. The non-chill filtered 46% abv liquid has “sweet and tanic flavours” with given tasting notes including blood orange, nutmeg, ginger and candied grape.
Auchentoshan Blood Orange has an RRP of £55 for a 700ml bottle.
Noble Oak is a 24 year old expression matured in 1990 vintage casks. Given tasting notes include oak spice, brandy, grapefruit and ginger.
The 50.3% abv product has an RRP of £200 for a 700ml bottle, and is packagedin a presentation box detailing the oak “inspiration”.
“Auchentoshan is a unique single malt and as one of the fastest growing brands within the category worldwide we are excited to offer the channel something new that showcases the craft that goes into making this multi-award winning brand,” said Beam Suntory GTR marketing director, Michael Cockram.
“Auchentoshan Blood Oak and Noble Oak are complex and distinctive liquids that offer our customers the opportunity to provide their shoppers with something that is not only different, but also approachable as these products can be enjoyed in a mixed drink, cocktail or over ice with a splash of water.”
The two new Scotch releases come as Beam Suntory ramps up its travel retail focus. In August, the company launched its Bourbon Legends initiative at Frankfurt Airport.