Concord, NH (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
Only one barrel of 16-year ABERFELDY® Single Cask Highland Scotch whisky exists in the United States – and it is available exclusively to New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet customers. Thanks to record sales of DEWAR’S® products, including ABERFELDY, the flagship single malt from DEWAR’S, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission was afforded the unique opportunity to select a cask of one of the most coveted Scotch whiskies ever produced. NH Liquor & Wine Outlet customers can reserve a bottle of this rare spirit online at http://www.liquorandwineoutlets.com/aberfeldy.
The ABERFELDY Distillery was founded by John Dewar & Sons in 1896 and produces some of the finest Single Malt Scotch whiskies in the world. In July, DEWAR’S approached the New Hampshire Liquor Commission with an exclusive opportunity to sample and purchase one of three casks of ABERFELDY. NHLC selected the 1997 Sherry Butt Cask #5 that yields approximately 600 bottles. Consumers can pre-order the Limited Edition ABERFELDY Single Cask for a special pre-order price of $229.99 until November 1st. The pre-order price also includes personalized engraved medallion to commemorate the bottle purchase. After November 1st, remaining inventory will be available at select NH Liquor & Wine Outlet stores for $249.99.
“The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is committed to delivering exclusive opportunities to consumers. We are extremely proud to say that New Hampshire is the only state in the country to offer this Limited Edition 1997 ABERFELDY Single Cask,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “This once-in-a-lifetime chance for Scotch aficionados is a direct result of a successful collaboration and record sales of the Bacardi and DEWAR’S portfolio which grew substantially in 2012.”
The aroma of the ABERFELDY 1997 Single Cask opens with ripe raisins, sultanas and a hint of cinnamon spice, an aroma perhaps of Christmas. Floral and honey notes emerge, balanced with rich oily notes of linseed and leather. With water the notes of cinnamon intensify, with heady notes of liquorice appear with rich caramel and a most satisfying aroma of smoky embers.
“ABERFELDY Single Cask is the first-ever single cask Scotch whisky from the House of DEWAR’S launched in the United States,” said Arvind Krishnan, Vice President, Brand Managing Director, DEWAR’S. “As a unique, luxurious variation of our ABERFELDY Single Malts, which are at the heart of all DEWAR’S Blended Scotch whiskies, ABERFELDY Single Cask reaffirms the House of DEWAR’S as a player in the single malt category. By bringing ABERFELDY to the forefront of the conversation, ABERFELDY Single Cask shares the integral role of ABERFELDY Single Malt within the overall DEWAR’S portfolio with our consumers.”
ABERFELDY Single Cask, as well as ABERFELDY 12 Year Old Single Malt and ABERFELDY 21 Year Old Single Malt, are best enjoyed neat, or with a dash of water, which opens up the flavor of the whiskies.
“Aged in a sherry butt cask for sixteen years, ABERFELDY Single Cask is a one-of-a-kind Scotch whisky, offering rich, satisfying aromas and an intensely pleasing finish,” said Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender, DEWAR’S Blended Scotch whisky. “As Master Blender for DEWAR’S, I am excited to share the ABERFELDY Single Malt heritage of DEWAR’S with the introduction of ABERFELDY Single Cask. As a pioneer in the spirits industry and a leader in the Scotch whisky category, the introduction of ABERFELDY Single Cask continues the innovative energy evident throughout the DEWAR’S portfolio.”
NH Liquor & Wine Outlet customers can reserve a bottle of 1997 ABERFELDY Single Cask online at http://www.liquorandwineoutlets.com/aberfeldy.
About the New Hampshire Liquor Commission
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) operates 77 retail locations throughout the Granite State and serves more than 9 million customers each year. More than $2 billion in net profits has been raised since the first store opened in 1934. NHLC had its best sales year ever in fiscal year 2013, generating $603.5 million in total sales, an increase of $38.9 million – or 6.9% over the previous fiscal year. Total liquor revenues reached $145.6 million, which are used to fund programs including education, health and social services, transportation and natural resource protection through New Hampshire’s General Fund. NHLC is expecting to net an additional $1 billion for the state in the next seven years. Visit http://www.LiquorandWineOutlets.com to locate a store, search for product availability, learn about monthly sales, review wine tasting schedules, and sign up to receive significant savings with monthly Email Extras.
ABERFELDY® Single Malt Whisky is at the heart of all blends within the DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch Whisky portfolio. Aged in the finest selection of oak barrels for a distinctly heather-honeyed taste and a renowned full body composition, ABERFELDY Single Malt offers two expressions, ABERFELDY 12 YEAR OLD and ABERFELDY 21 YEAR OLD, both of which are released in extremely limited quantities and shipped in individually-numbered bottles. Since 1898, the House of DEWAR’S has been producing this renowned single malt whisky at its Aberfeldy Distillery, originally built by the Dewar’s family in the town of Aberfeldy, in the Perthsire Highlands of Scotland. Located just two miles from the birthplace of company founder John Dewar Sr., Aberfeldy Distillery represents the true home of DEWAR’S, is where the fresh spring water of the Pitilie Burn combines with the skills of generations of craftsmen to produce the award-winning ABERFELDY Single Malt.
In 2013, the House of DEWAR’S announced the launch of ABERFELDY Single Cask, the first-ever single cask Scotch whisky to launch in the U.S. from DEWAR’S, the most awarded Scotch whisky in the world.
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