Hellyers Road Distillery has relaunched its 12-year-old single malt, after the first batch of the whisky sold out in just 18 months.

The whisky was originally launched in 2014, but Master Distiller Mark Littler said that its quality and keen pricing saw it gain strong market favour and all available stocks were soon gone. Littler admitted that the distillery was surprised at how quickly the release sold out, but a new batch is now available.

“We have in excess of 3000 700mL bottles available in the current batch and will have more 12 year stock coming on line for bottling in 2021 which is really exciting.

“Our oldest whiskies are now approaching 20 years of age and are reserved for ultra-premium single cask releases however we are thrilled, to again be able to offer this lovely core range 12 year single malt which was so popular previously,” Littler said.

In describing the whisky, the distillery said: “Hellyers Road Original 12 Year carries the typical citrus and vanilla tones of the distillery’s Original flavour profile whiskies but age has added a new dimension to the character and body.

“Its rich brassy colour gives rise to a mouthfeel that exudes an oily sweetness, tinged with shavings of citrus peel poking through. The finish is calming and long, with vanilla evident.”

The whisky is available now through the distillery’s cellar door and website and will be coming to chain and independent retailers soon.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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