DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: A. Hardy USA, Ltd. has announced it is introducing Scotland-based Loch Lomond Distilleries’ “Island Collection” of three distinct single malt whiskies to the United States. The Island Collection includes Inchmurrin 12 year old, Inchmurrin 18 year old and Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish.
Inchmurrin 12 year old is aged in three hand-selected types of casks and features a distinctively light and fruity nose with a peppery finish. It was awarded a Gold medal at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards. Tasting notes described Inchmurrin as “Double cream, light olive oil and dry wood on the nose, opening to orange zest with water. The taste is sweet, spicy and interesting.”
Inchmurrin 18 year old is aged in the highest-quality casks and its long maturation process brings out the sweeter notes of this single malt whisky. Inchmurrin 18 Year Old was crowned Best Independent Merchant Single Malt and received a Double Gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Inchmurrin 18 year old is a “silky smooth single malt with biscuit and tropical fruit flavors, infused with layers of nut, spice, ginger and citrus fruit characters.”
Madeira is aged in American oak casks that have been previously used to age Madeira wines. The casks enhance the sweetness of the whisky and add nutmeg and marzipan flavors. The Madeira finish was a Gold Medal winner at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The Inchmurrin Island Collection whiskies are packaged in 750 ml bottles at 46% ABV and are non-chill filtered.
According to A. Hardy USA president Mark Levinson, “National distribution is currently being arranged through our distributor network. Daily inquiries regarding Inchmurrin’s availability are already coming in, demonstrating the popularity and potential of this product in the U.S. market.”
For more information, contact A. Hardy USA, 1400 Touhy Avenue, Suite 120, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Call (847) 298-2358 or view the company’s web site at: www.ahardyusa.com