A special dram from Crabbie

EDINBURGH-based whisky brand John Crabbie & Co has released a new 22-year-old expression.

Just 253 bottles of the limited edition 22 Years Old Orkney Single Malt Whisky have been released, under the signature of master blender Dr. Kirstie McCallum.

Bottled at 47.5%, the new Crabbie expression was launched through the Whisky Exchange and Whisky-Online, priced at and RRP of £175.

The liquid in the limited edition release was matured for 21 years in ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred to a rare Palo Cortado sherry cask and left to rest for six months at Crabbie’s warehouse in Leith.

Dr McCallum described the dram as a rare treat for whisky fans that honours the legacy of the Crabbie’s brand.

“This beautiful, single cask Orkney single malt is a very special whisky, an unusual coming together of the wonderfully smoky flavours of the original bourbon-matured dram with so much depth and richness from one of the world’s rarest and most coveted sherries.

“And with only a few hundred bottles going for sale, I’m sure it will delight drinkers looking for something special to enjoy,” she said.