UK-based spirits producer Forest Distillery has rolled out a new whisky after increasing its production to meet demand. The new spirit is entitled Blend 26 and is the latest addition to its permanent range of single malt whisky. The expression joins dozens of new whiskies released for this year’s festive season.
This year’s blend whisky features barley grown in Cheshire, wild yeast, and the distillery’s spring water. The expression was matured in English casks – in what the distillery calls a ‘harmony marriage of tradition and innovation’. Blend 26 represents the 26th edition of the company’s blended whisky series.
Forest Distillery Rolls Out New Blend 26 Whisky
Forest Distillery’s co-founder Karl Bond said: “Each blend release so far has been experimental, but to now have a consistent product for customers is brilliant for the business as we grow.
“We’re launching it nationwide in the UK this week, and then into Japan and worldwide from January. The English oak adds a depth of flavor that we’ve not achieved through more traditional cask types.”
With a 47% alcohol content, the whisky is packaged in a handmade English ceramic bottle adorned with a design by Georgia Lowe. It can be purchased for £59 (US$75) at the distillery and retailers across the country.
Although the distillery is relatively young, it is already famous and eagerly expanding to the international arena. Just last October, it debuted its Earl Grey gin in Canada after landing a distribution deal with BC Liquor Stores. The distillery was founded by husband-and-wife partnership Karl and Lindsay Bond in 2015
Forest Distillery, which is located within the Peak District National Park at the Cat & Fiddle, is committed to taking advantage of its natural surroundings. It uses spring water filtered through peat, wild yeast, and local barley.