Distell, is a South African multinational operating since 1925 in the beverage world, that, for some years, has acquired ownership of three Scottish distilleries: Bunnahabhain, on the island of Islay; Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull; Deanston, Highlands distillery.
As happened in 2018 (read here), Distell has announced some limited editions that will be put on sale between July and August. There are 8 releases with a few hundred bottles each, thus creating extremely sought after products, rare in terms of aging. In detail:
- Bunnahabhain 1988 Vintage Marsala Finish: 47.4%, £450. Around 420 bottles released.
- Bunnahabhain 2007 Port Finish: 55.3%, £90. Around 275 bottles.
- Bunnahabhain 2007 French Brandy Finish: 52.5%, £90. Around 570 bottles.
- Deanston 1997 Palo Cortado Finish: 51.8%, around £150. Around 280 bottles.
- Deanston 2002 Organic Oloroso: 50.6%, £100. The barrels used are from the Robles company, that is the only organicaly run Spanish Sherry company. Around 528 bottles.
- Deanston 2006 Fino Finish: 55%, £65. Around 268 bottles.
- Tobermory 1999 Marsala Finish: 55.7%, £130. Around 211 bottles.
- Ledaig 1997 Manzanilla Finish: 52.9%, £160. Around 258 bottles.
In a few weeks, Tobermory / Ledaig will start distilling again, after a two-year period in which numerous technical and structural improvements have been made to the buildings.