Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, the creators of Old Perth Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, released their latest bottling this February. Hand-chosen from Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers’ enviable collection of mature single malt Scotch Whiskies, the PX edition takes its name from the Oloroso and PX Sherry hogsheads and butts in which it reached maturation. And just 7800 bottles of Old Perth PX have been released…
Pedigree and Perthshire
Old Perth whisky has been held in high esteem since the middle of last century, thanks to its high malt content and inclusion of one of the most prestigious sherried single malt whiskies in the world. More recently, the Morrisons (one of Scotland’s oldest whisky families), purchased the brand, using a small selection of distilleries in the Speyside region to source their mature single malt. Using a vatting and marrying process at the facility in Aberargie, Perthshire, the whisky is completed in the highest quality of wood — the family’s heritage gaining them access to especially unique and exceptional casks from pedigree distilleries across Scotland.
Niel Hendriksz, Sales Director at Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, commented on the launch:
“Our commitment to the Old Perth range has always been to make the highest-quality blended malt scotch whisky, through the exclusive use of fully sherry-matured liquid. Through our limited edition range, we look to further highlight the influence that different types of sherry can have on whisky and we are delighted with the results of PX maturation, producing a velvety texture with raisins, dates and candied fruit leading into dark chocolate and cocoa.”
15 months of mellowing
During the 15 months prior to its February release, the liquid gained balance, complexity and a deep garnet hue, in fifteen carefully selected casks first-fill Pedro Ximenez casks from Bodega José y Miguel Martin, Spain. The resulting rich fruit notes of sultana, prune and cacao provide a velvety texture and an ABV of 56.2%.
Old Perth PX is available to purchase from major drinks retailers across the UK, with an RRP of £58.00. And you can find out more about the distillery and its products, at www.oldperthwhisky.com.