Distillery celebrates Flying Scotsman with whisky

26th February, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Speyside Distillery has launched a commemorative bottle of its Beinn Dubh “black whisky” to mark the return of the Flying Scotsman steam train to the National Railway Museum.

Beinn-Duhb-Flying-Scotsman

Beinn Duhb Flying Scotsman pays homage to a historic steam train

The Beinn Dubh Flying Scotsman has been produced under licence for the museum, which saw the return of the historic exhibition yesterday (Thursday 26 February) after a decade long absence.

“I don’t think there could be a better whisky to sum up everything that Flying Scotsman stands for,” said Speyside Distillery CEO John Harvey McDonough.

“Just as the locomotive was a pioneer of its day and continues to set new records, Speyside Distillery is marrying traditional distilling techniques with innovative ideas.

“We are extremely grateful to have been selected by the Flying Scotsman to develop its own brand single malt Scotch whisky, and it will be a huge honour for us to see Beinn Dubh Flying Scotsman hit the shelves in a couple of weeks.”

Described as a “black single malt”, Beinn Dubh is created using locally sourced barley and is finished in toasted port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal – resulting in a dark colour.

The whisky was first launched in September last year during Europe’s biggest Harley Davidson motorcycle rally.

Its latest brand extension features an image of the Flying Scotsman – the first steam locomotive to break the 100mph barrier in 1934 during a run from London to Leeds – to celebrate its £4.2m restoration.

The Beinn Dubh Flying Scotsman (40%abv) will be available to buy from the National Railway Museum retail outlets. Speyside Distillery will also put the commemorative bottle on limited edition general release.

Leave a Reply

If that's interesting, how about these?

The week in pictures

This week Javier Bardem took a tour of Speyside's Strathisla Distillery, more...

Partridges to launch Chelsea Flower Gin

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, London-based grocery store Partridges more...

Ardgowan Distillery initiates £17m funding drive

After receiving planning permission earlier this month, The Ardgowan Distillery more...

Ketel One honours golfer Arnold Palmer with bottle

Diageo-owned Ketel One Vodka has launched a special edition bottle to remember more...

Glasgow's Clydeside Distillery nears completion

Work on Glasgow’s new £10.5 million (US$13.1m) Clydeside Distillery has more...

Martell unveils VS Single Distillery

Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac house Martell has released a new expression more...

Berry Bros relaunches Glenrothes Vintage 1995

Berry Bros & Rudd has relaunched The Glenrothes Vintage 1995, which was the more...

Penny Blue releases first VSOP rum

Penny Blue has launched its first VSOP aged rum through the Indian Ocean Rum more...

Walsh Whiskey launches Irishman cocktail comp

Walsh Whiskey has partnered with UK importer Emporia Brands to launch its first more...

Elephant Gin releases navy strength edition

Elephant Gin, which is made using African botanicals and supports the more...

Lindores Abbey Distillery launches members' club

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife has opened sales for its Preservation more...

St Patrick's Day with Jameson in pictures

Irish whiskey brand Jameson invited journalists, writers, bloggers and more...

Unmissable exhibitors at IAADFS 2017

For the final IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas in its current form, taking more...

'Oldest and rarest' Glenmorangie whisky released

Highland single malt Scotch whisky distillery Glenmorangie has released its more...

The week in pictures

This week, The Spirits Business sipped cocktails in the dark, The Benevolent more...

Last Drop releases 1972 Lochside single grain

Rare whisky bottler The Last Drop Distillers has launched a 1972 single grain more...

Tamdhu releases 50yo anniversary whisky

Ian Macleod Distillers is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its Speyside more...

Spirit of Speyside to host 'whisky cache'

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will this year host a geocaching event more...

Baijiu category beats whisky on value

The global baijiu category has overtaken whisky to become the most valuable more...

Work starts on Dublin Liberties Distillery

Quintessential Brands has commenced work converting a historic Dublin building more...