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Caskade collaborates with Deacon Blue

Independent bottler Caskade has released Born in a Storm, its debut single malt whisky created in collaboration with Scottish pop band Deacon Blue.

The bottle features an original watercolour design inspired by Orkney

Caskade is a Glasgow-based collective that specialises in limited edition drinks releases.

The brand works in collaboration with celebrated artists and world-renowned drinks makers to produce bespoke small batch bottlings alongside delivering live cultural events.

Born in a Storm was distilled at a secret location on Orkney before spending 13 years ageing in a single cask.

The single malt was then finished in an ex-oloroso Sherry cask chosen by the members of Deacon Blue to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their 1987 debut album Raintown.

Deacon Blue released their debut album in 1987

A statement from the band reads: “We are delighted to celebrate 35 years of Raintown with this special limited edition whisky, bottled by Glasgow’s own Caskade. Born in a Storm is a bold and enduring spirit which serves as an apt reflection of the people and places it was inspired by and a perfect accompaniment to the record.”

The whisky is described as boasting a symphony of classic Orkney character and bold oloroso Sherry notes.

It has been bottled at 48.2% ABV.

The label is adorned with a bespoke, original watercolour design inspired by the ‘wild natural spirit of the Orkney islands’. The deep blues have been designed to resemble a storm crashing onto the coastline in a bid to ‘conjure an instantly familiar vision of Scotland’.

Launching today (30 November), the limited edition run of 853 individually numbered bottles is now available to purchase via for RRP £94.95 (US$113.91).

Recently, Smirnoff vodka teamed up with English band Gorillaz to create a limited edition bottle and four cocktail recipes.

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