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Spey whiskies given limited edition designs

Speyside Distillery has commissioned artwork for a trio of limited edition bottle designs for its core Spey whiskies.

A trio of Spey whiskies, including Fumare, have been given limited edition bottle designs

The Scotch whisky distillery, operated by Speyside Distillers, created the Speyside’s Artist Trio series in partnership with artist-in-residence Joanna McDonough.

McDonough commented: “While preparing to start work, I realised that artists, musicians and distillers are all working towards a very similar – if not identical – goal in their art and craft.

“My goal in my work is to express myself, my feelings and my emotions – and create art which, in turn, then causes an emotional reaction.

“Similarly, distillers are masters at crafting whisky that creates an emotional reaction in the taster – taking the drinker on a journey of sight, smell and taste. We are all artists in our own way.”

Each expression – Trutina Melody, Tenne Rhapsody, and Fumare Overture – is limited to 1,500 numbered 700ml bottles, with some 200ml bottles also available. All three whiskies sit at 46% ABV.

Trutina Melody is said to have aromas of white grapes and apple blossom, leading to a sweet palate with crisp acidity, and a white chocolate finish.

Tenne Rhapsody boasts faint raspberry jam and potpourri on the nose, with tastes of fruit and almonds on the palate.

Lastly, Fumare Overture delivers slow-building smoke on the nose, leading to vanilla notes and sweetness on the palate when water is added.

John Harvey McDonough, Speyside Distillers chief executive, said: “My wife Joanna has previously created stunning labels for our Spey single malts and Byron’s Gin, but these new artworks truly encapsulate the joy of whisky.

“Our distillers have lovingly crafted these whiskies, and we are delighted to have collaborated with Joanna on artwork that has had equal love poured into it.”

In January 2021, Speyside Distillers revealed plans to build a second single malt distillery in the region.

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