Wee Toon whisky jets into capital’s airport

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A Campbeltown distillery’s product is set to take off in the duty free shop at Edinburgh Airport.

Just 204 bottles, priced at more than £200, of the 26-year-old Glen Scotia Single Cask No. 857, will be available in the Dalintober High Street firm’s first release to be introduced at a UK airport.

Glen Scotia’s partnership with Edinburgh airport and World Duty Free which owns and operates specialist World of Whiskies stores, follows successful sales of parent company Loch Lomond Group’s whisky range.

Claire Branagan, non-beauty trading manager, at the airport, said: ‘It offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a slice of Campbeltown’s whisky heritage.’

André de Almeida, managing director of global travel retail at Loch Lomond Group, added: ‘Distilled in April 1991 and bottled in August 2017 at a cask strength of 56.5 per cent ABV,  No. 857 offers layers of honey and brown sugar with juicy pineapple and tangy orange peel.

‘A salty edge, consistent with the distillery’s distinctive maritime-influenced character, leads to a warm ginger spiciness on the finish.

‘It is a true showcase of the distinctive character and craftsmanship offered by our Glen Scotia distillery in Campbeltown.’

Richard Townsend, retail director for the airport, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to offer our passengers this exclusive bottle of what is our national drink.

‘With so many people passing through Scotland’s busiest airport, we are excited that visitors and locals alike have the opportunity to buy a unique expression of this fantastic single malt Scotch whisky.’