Edinburgh whisky firm looks to India for new fusion whisky
Edinburgh whisky firm Fusion Whisky is to release a new blend combining single malts from distilleries in Scotland and India.
The still-to-be-named blend has been produced in collaboration with Amrut Distillery in Bangalore, India. It is scheduled to launch early November and will be available from international retailers before Christmas.
The latest international collaboration from Fusion – formerly TGB & Co – builds on the success of its Glover series, a rare blend of Japanese and Scotch whisky.
The third edition of the Glover whisky, made of Longmorn and Glen Garioch Scotch and an extremely rare whisky from Hanyu distillery in Japan, was released last October and reportedly sold out within days. A 22-year-old version sold for £1050.
Adelphi Distillery Managing Director Alex Bruce created the expressions with renowned whisky consultant Charles MacLean.
Following on from the collaboration with Amrut in India, Fusion Whisky plans to produce future blends with other international distilleries.
Fusion Whisky Co-Director, David Moore, said, “We were overwhelmed by the level of interest for the Glover whisky, both for its concept as well as its look, aroma and taste. No one else is creating this type of whisky, and we want to make more.”
Co-Director, Jim Millar, added, “Scotland and Japan have a strong and unique relationship and I was delighted we could honour that by creating the Glover whisky. With our new fusion whiskies we’ll continue to celebrate Scotland’s international friendships as well as its global influence, culturally, economically and socially.
“Fusion Whisky is a hugely positive business and I’m very proud of the fact we’re expanding following the success of the Glover.”