A statement from the spirits giant noted that they are celebrating the 325th anniversary of one of Britain’s oldest spirits merchants, doing so with seasonal releases featuring liquid from across the English whisky scene.
The collection includes the English whisky Masthouse 2017, from Copper Rivet Distillery in Kent, and the whisky maker described it as one of the most fruit-forward liquids Berry Bros. & Rudd distillers have tried, despite its young age.
Jonny McMillan, reserve whisky manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd, said that in their special anniversary year, they wanted to feature some of the English distillers who are increasingly making waves in the industry.
“The second of four English whiskies to be released this year, Masthouse 2017 is a triumph representing the promise of Copper Rivet distillery and their production of one of the best distillates in the UK, perhaps the world,” he added.
Stephen Russell, founder at Copper Rivet Distillery, said that this single cask bottling series marks a coming of age for both English whisky and for Masthouse Whisky.
“Knowing the expertise, diligence and passion for quality with which Berry Bros. & Rudd selects the whisky it bottles, we are very proud to see Masthouse Single Malt Whisky in this collaborative bottling – and the cask the team has chosen is spectacular,” he said.
The remainder of the release includes the Exceptional Blended Malt 1979, which highlights Berry Bros. & Rudd’s expertise in blended whiskies, along with five single malt Scotch whiskies and a Brazilian rum.
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