Eine neue limited Edition gibt es von der Knockdhu Destillery: blas. Vor allem optisch fällt diese Abfüllung aus der Reihe, denn das Äußere wurde zusammen mit dem Modedesigner Patrick Grant entwickelt.
anCnoc blas, 54%, ca. 50.- GBP (ca. 65.- EUR) – mehr Info habe ich leider nicht
Das gälische Wort blas steht für Geschmack (so würde ich taste zumindest übersetzen). Ohne Kühlfiltration und in natürlicher Farbe.
Und wenn Ihr Euch die Pressemitteilung durchgelesen habt, könnt Ihr auch noch 1 von 10 Einstecktüchern und Schals im neuen Design auf der Webseite von Knockdhu gewinnen (bis 31.03.2016).
Weitere Infos zur Abfüllung: „This limited edition has been matured in American oak barrels and Spanish oak butts. Chosen at its optimum level of maturation by our Blender, Mark Williamson, it has been bottled at 54% and in its most natural state, neither chill filtered nor coloured.“
Offizielle Tasting Notes
- Appearance: Blas is golden and honeyed.
- Nose: On the nose it is densely sweet and fruity with notes of lemon and candied orange peel. Tones of bitter chocolate and vanilla add complexity and weight.
- Taste: Blas is full bodied and oily, leaving a lasting impression. The initial burst of warm lemon tart is followed by notes of rum raisins and dark chocolate. A hint of freshly cut grass adds freshness and balance. The finish is long and satisfying with a bitter-sweet cocoa aftertaste.
We’ve taken yet another unconventional turn by partnering with award-winning fashion designer Patrick Grant to create a new and exceptionally Limited Edition single malt Scotch whisky.
Blas, translated as ‘taste’ in Gaelic, is presented in a specially designed bottle by Edinburgh-born Patrick Grant. Patrick spent over a year designing the bespoke print, which is inspired by the brand, flavour notes of the limited edition liquid, and the time-honoured production methods used at the Knockdhu distillery.
Patrick is the creative director of Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons and luxury menswear label E.Tautz, and a judge on hit BBC2 show The Great British Sewing Bee. The Blas design includes inspiration from members of the public who contributed to Patrick’s work by submitting ideas via social media last year.
Patrick Grant commented: “I spent a lot of time at Knockdhu not only taking in the landscape and surrounding areas, but getting to know the people that work there and the methods that they use. Everything in the print is from the hill, the village of Knock or within the distillery itself and tells the story of the making of Blas. I’ve tried to interpret anCnoc’s history and tradition in a modern way, and hope this is translated through the aesthetic of the bottle.”
Competition: win one of ten silk pocket squares and scarves
To celebrate the launch of blas, the limited edition print has been created into highly exclusive pocket squares and silk neck scarves. Patrick decided to reproduce the print into these retro fashion accessories due to their increasing popularity in recent years, with style consultants such as Andrew Weitz highlighting the “elegance and style” they bring to an outfit.
The silk pocket squares and neck scarves are not available to purchase and as such… we’re offering you a chance of winning 1 of 10 available pocket squares and scarves. To be in with a chance of winning this ultra-exclusive prize, simply visit our website, correctly answer the question and submit your entry before midnight on 31st of March 2016.