International Beverage has launched new travel retail-exclusive editions from Old Pulteney and Speyburn.
Speyburn Hopkins Reserve (46%abv) was created as a tribute to the innovation of Speyburn Distillery founder John Hopkins. It is matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks which previously held a peaty whisky, said to result in a silky and subtle smokiness. A 1L bottle is priced at £25.
Also new is a 1L pack of the core Speyburn 10yo expression, which has a higher abv (46%). The liquid, matured for ten years at the distillery in a secluded Speyside valley, rests in hand-selected American oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The recommended price point is £34.
Two new travel retail-exclusive products have been added to premium malt whisky Old Pulteney’s portfolio. Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage is matured in ex-bourbon American oak, ex-Spanish sherry and heavily peated casks. The 70cl bottle is priced at £280 and will launch exclusively in World Duty Free stores at Heathrow Airport between October and December 2017.
Old Pulteney 2006, also available as a 1L bottle, is matured in ex-bourbon American oak. The price point is £49.99.
In other news, International Beverage has revealed a new look and shape for Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin’s five-sided bottle. The brand is claimed to be one of the world’s top ten super premium gins in travel retail.
All of the above were presented at last week’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.
International Beverage Global Travel Retail Manager James Bateman said: “Our business has been investing for the long term in global travel retail and this collection of exceptional and exclusive launches from our premium whisky and gin brands is a further demonstration of our commitment to success in this sector.”