WHITE HEATHER LAUNCHES NEW 15-YEAR-OLD SCOTCH WHISKY
The historic Scotch whisky brand recreated by industry icon grows core range offering with new younger expression
The new product innovation is expertly created by industry stalwart Billy Walker, renowned for his exceptional wood management and blending skills, and who this year celebrates reaching his 50th year in Scotch whisky.
White Heather 15-year-old (UK RRSP £59.99) is a premium Blended Scotch containing both peated and unpeated malts from Speyside, Islay and the Northern Highlands along with carefully selected grain whiskies.
The White Heather brand sees Walker return to his roots in the Scotch Whisky industry when he earned his stripes as a blender, developing world-leading products for the global market.
To create the new 15-year-old, the whisky underwent a complex dual maturation system, beginning its life in Sherry butts and American oak barrels, before being skilfully blended by Walker and re-racked into Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry puncheons as well as American virgin oak casks to spend an additional three years.
With a high malt content of 47 per cent, the amber toned liquid scooped Gold with 95 points at the IWSC 2022, being described as “outstanding” by the expert judging panel.
The new expression joins White Heather 21-year-old, first unveiled in March 2021, to form a core range for the premium Blended Scotch brand.
White Heather 15-year-old is proudly presented at their natural colour, non chill filtered and at a high strength of 46% ABV for maximum flavour.
Commenting on the new release, Walker reveals: “White Heather has been a real passion project for me. It takes me back to my first forays in the industry and allows me to select and blend whiskies from across Scotland in order to achieve the intended flavour profile. I hold a strong belief that interest in the Premium Blend category is growing, and we very much want to be at the forefront of it with White Heather.”
White Heather 15-year-old is available on an ongoing basis through global specialist retailers, with a UK RRSP of £59.99.
- Colour: Golden Bronze.
- Nose: Waves of heather honey and butterscotch, followed by orange peel, pineapple, mint and a hint of peat.
- Taste: Layers of treacle, heather honey and butterscotch, followed by orange peel, grapefruit and almonds, with mocha, ginger and a light whisp of peaty smoke on the finish.
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