A new bottle for your Scotch shelves: The Deveron is launching, with a 12yo and 18yo for starters.
The spirit distilled at the Macduff distillery – a relatively young one, at only 55 years old – situated in Aberdeenshire, on the banks of River Deveron. Five small copper pots are used to distil the spirit, two wash stills and three spirit stills, along with a horizontal condenser – something that's believed to add extra flavour to spirit. The liquid's then aged in Spanish sherry and American oak bourbon casks.
The dram's described by the brand as approachable with a marine element to it. You can decide that for yourself when it's launched at The Whisky Show this weekend, with tastings held by master distiller Stephanie Macleod on the trade day on Monday.
And if the name rings a bell, that'd be because it's a new start for what used to be Glen Deveron. It's part of Bacardi's The Last Great Malts initiative, whereby it's releasing single malts from five of its Scottish distilleries that were previously used in blends. Others include Craigellachie, Aberfeldy, Aultmore and Royal Bracka.
12yo: £34.99; 18yo: £69.99, Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, 01962 762100.