John Crabbie & Co launches 28YO whiskyBy Nicola Carruthers
Halewood Artisanal Spirits has released 260 bottles of Crabbie 1992 Speyside Single Malt whisky in the UK.
The new single cask expression is one of the Scotch brand’s oldest bottlings to date. The whisky has matured for 28 years in a single cask from an unspecified distillery in the Glenlivet valley of Speyside. It has been bottled at 45.5% ABV at the Crabbie’s distillery in Edinburgh.
The 28-year-old has notes of fresh fruit on the nose, and hints of spicy oak, toffee apples and chocolate caramels on the palate, followed by a ‘smooth, sweet creamy finish’.
John Kennedy, commercial controller for Scotland, John Crabbie & Co, said: “John Crabbie was well renowned for sourcing whiskies from the very best distilleries in Scotland, and as we seek to continue his legacy – this 1992 Speyside Single Malt is certainly no exception.
“Given the quality of the liquid and the real rarity of an age release from this Speyside distillery, this is an incredibly exciting launch for the John Crabbie brand, and we’re confident that it’ll be well received amongst whisky fans. Plus, with the price point, and the limited production, we don’t think it’ll be available for long.”
The packaging features embossed detailing of the Crabbie elephant logo and the words ‘Leith, Edinburgh’. The whisky comes in a wooden presentation case.
Crabbie’s 1992 Speyside Single Malt is priced at RRP £350 (US$479).
In December 2020, Halewood Artisanal Spirits revealed a new bottle design and campaign for Crabbie’s Yardhead Scotch whisky.