Boutique-y launches tiddlywinks-inspired grain
Whisky bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company has launched a 24-year-old Cameronbridge single grain, which features the image of Tiddlywinks World Singles Champion Dr Patrick Barrie.
The whisky has been launched at the same time as TBWC announces its sponsorship of Dr Barrie during the Tiddlywinks National Singles Competition at Downing College Cambridge this month – his bid to represent the United Kingdom in the next World Championship.
TBWC’s Cameronbridge 24 Year Old features an illustration of Dr Barrie, who lectures Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University and has been playing tiddlywinks competitively since 1984.
“While the exact origins of tiddlywinks are vague, the modern competitive version started in 1955,” said Dr Barrie.
“It may not be the most fashionable of sports, but it’s got a great mix of manual dexterity, strategy and tactics. I think that the image of tiddlywinks is set to change thanks to That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s sponsorship with their release from the Cameronbridge Grain Distillery, a distillery with nearly 200 years of history behind it.”
Just 211 bottles of That Boutique-y Whisky Company Cameronbridge 24 Year old are now available, each with an RRP of £64.95.
In April last year, the firm took an “unprecedented step” by pledging to add age statements to all its future whisky releases, which it said would offer greater transparency to consumers.