Pernod Ricard has launched seven rare Secret Speyside single cask whiskies exclusively in travel retail. Sourced from four Speyside distilleries–Caperdonich, Longmorn, Glen Keith, and the Braes of Glenlivet–the new collection is made up of expressions aged between 21 and 27 years.
“The ultra-rare range of single cask editions fuse the rich heritage and unique characteristics derived from the four celebrated and elusive distilleries at the heart of the revered region of Speyside, presenting travel retail shoppers with a unique opportunity to explore and collect new and rarer treasures,” said Liya Zhang, vice-president of marketing, Pernod Ricard GTR.
Adding, “As a rich and rapidly growing category, we are thrilled to present this remarkable range of rare single cask editions exclusively to travel retail. The ultra-limited malts present an opportunity for PR GTR to cut-through the prestige-plus category in duty free, offering unique expressions collectors cannot find anywhere else.”
The Caperdonich Peated 1996, exclusive to Frankfurt, will retail for$1,050; the Caperdonich Unpeated 1996, exclusive to Heathrow, for $1,050; the Braes of Glenlivet 1992, exclusive to Dubai, for $990; the Glen Keith 1998, exclusive to CDFG, Shanghai, for $450; the 1994 iteration of the Glen Keith, exclusive to Lagardère, Hong Kong, is available for $760; the Longmorn 1998, exclusive to Lotte, Singapore, can be purchased for $480; while the 1995 of Longmorn, exclusive to Everrich, Taiwan, retails for $800.
“It is always a satisfying moment for a blending team when we realise a cask we’ve been monitoring for a number of years stands out as being worthy of bottling all by itself,” said Sandy Hyslop, Chivas Brothers director of blending and inventory. “The introduction of these seven new captivating single cask releases is a tribute to the exceptional skill and uncompromising dedication that is behind Secret Speyside.”
Adding, “Over decades of maturation, an incredibly distinctive range of flavors have developed inside each cask and these stunning new releases, bottled at cask strength, represent an impressive depth to Speyside that is just waiting to be discovered.”
For more information about the Pernod Ricard Secret Speyside series, head over to the company’s official website.