Scotch whisky maker, InchDairnie Distillery, has entered the European drinks industry in fine style. The company that was awarded Newcomer of the Year at the 2023 Scottish Whisky Awards, has partnered with Gebr. Heinemann. The partnership will launch its pilot spirit, RyeLaw Fife Single Grain Scotch Whisky, in Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Vienna airports.
According to a press release, RyeLaw Fife, InchDairnie Distillery’s first release, was launched in April 2023 and is a distilled, malted rye Scotch whisky at 46.3% ABV. In the limited edition series, ‘Year One Vintage’, only 200 casks have been bottled and made available globally.
InchDairnie Distillery Release Limited Edition Whiskt to European Market
Founded by entrepreneur Ian Palmer, InchDairnie Distillery uses innovative materials, methods, and maturation processes to produce a balanced rye whisky. In the near future, the distillery expects to double its production capacity.
Among its notable features is the use of 53% malted rye and 47% malted barley, which are ground ultra-fine to maximize flavor extraction. The distillery’s cereals are mashed with a Meura mash filter, one of only two in Scotland. Palmer is optimistic about the future of the brand and said.
“RyeLaw’s launch into European travel retail has been a major milestone for the InchDairnie team. We are looking forward to building on this partnership with Gebr. Heinemann for many years to come, particularly with the release of our InchDairnie 12-Year-Old Single Malt in 2029.”
Gebr. Heinemann Head of Buying Spirits Bastian-Philipp Müller commented: “Our goal is to consistently surprise travelers with high-quality, hard-to-find products, that add to our spectacular assortment. The RyeLaw Fife Single Grain Scotch Whisky is undoubtedly distinctive in its quality and market position.
“We’re excited to join forces with Ian and his team of whisky enthusiasts, who share the same level of passion as we do to make this product a standout success in the travel retail space.”