Press release – 3 November 2016
London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has launched a limited release single malt whisky in partnership with specialist Scottish distillery, Wolfburn. The Thurso based distillery is co-owned by a customer of Rigby, and the idea for the collaboration was first mooted during a fitting for a London Best in .275.
The pure, peat filtered water at Wolfburn was first used to make whisky in 1821, and, following a revival under the current ownership, the distillery premises have recently been completely rebuilt with an overriding emphasis on craftsmanship and quality. “There were a lot of similarities between the way Wolfburn make their whisky and the way we make our guns: they seemed the natural partner for us to work with to create this fantastic product,” commented Rigby’s managing director, Marc Newton.
Tasting notes: “On the nose you’ll find fruit and malty aromas, with just a hint of peat. On the tongue, sweet and nutty flavours are present, which coat the palate to leave a very slight pleasant flavour of smoke. It is a joy to drink.” Shane Fraser, distillery manager.
Only 1,000 bottles of this exclusive single malt are available in the first limited release. Strengthwise, it is 46% volume. Each 70cl bottle comes in its own Rigby presentation box and is priced at £69.
Your friends at Rigby ask you to enjoy alcohol responsibly. It is illegal to supply alcohol to people under the age of 18. Rigby operates a challenge 25 policy and asks for ID from anyone who appears under this age.
Payment must be made by credit card for age verification in the UK. Delivery to UK addresses will be made using a courier who will check ID for anyone who appears to be under the age of 25.
For orders overseas, duty may be required to be paid by the purchaser.