James Eadie whisky resurrected after 160 years

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James Eadie whisky is being brought back to life after 160 years by the Perthshire-born founder’s great-great grandson.
Rupert Patrick, James Eadie CEO, has announced plans to bring back the brand with a selection of single cask and small batch bottlings. This includes malts from Speyside, the Highlands and Islay, with whiskies from Inchgower, Benrinnes, Blair Athol, Caol Ila, Dailuaine and Linkwood.
Patrick said, “I’ve known about my great-great grandfather’s whisky for many years, indeed I have a bottle in my collection, but until now I’ve never had the chance to realise my ambition to get the brand going again.”
The former commercial director at Diageo added that demand for quality single malts is growing by 6% per year worldwide. He plans to target consumers who are looking to discover more obscure whisky brands.
Patrick added, “Some of the distilleries we’ve chosen casks from are hidden gems.  I’m forever learning about the breadth and depth of quality in Scotch Whisky.
“We are lucky to have access to some exceptional stocks of malt and grain, giving us scope to bottle fantastic single malts, and the potential to add blended malts and blended whisky.”
From a first limited production of 10,000 bottles, James Eadie will be bottling single malts aged from eight to 15 years old from eight distilleries. Bottles will retail from £37 – £55.

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