Atom Brands have launched two new whisky brands, and we have a bottle of each to give away to BarLifeUK readers.
The first new brand is called The Character of Islay Whisky Company, which comes to market with an initial expression named Aerolite Lyndsay – a 10YO Islay peated single malt. Made by an undisclosed distillery on Islay, Aerolite Lyndsay is matured in 70% ex-bourbon barrels and 25% Spanish oak sherry quarter casks, with the final 5% coming from specially selected ‘character’ casks from the same distillery. Further releases will follow, growing the brand’s collection with the introduction of whiskys of different age and style.
The second launch sees Darkness, formerly a limited edition release, make the move to permanent fixture in the portfolio. The 8 Year Old Single Malt has first been matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 8 years before spending no less than 3 months in specially-coopered Oloroso sherry octaves – the smaller casks allowing for more interaction with the liquid than much larger sherry butts, which leads to a more heavily cask-influenced, sherried and deeply coloured whisky.
Sam Simmons, head of whisky at Atom Brands, says of the new launches: “Off the back of the success we’ve had with brands like That Boutique-y Whisky Company, we’ve had the confidence to lay down larger parcels of stock and now with Darkness 8yo and Aerolite Lyndsay 10yo we have been able to scale up our batches from micro to small batch and will be able to offer in-your-face sherry bomb whisky and elegant moreish peated style malt on an ongoing basis for the first time.”
Both releases are available now in the UK from Maverick Drinks, and in various global markets via Atom Brands.
Win a bottle of Aerolite Lyndsay and Darkness Single Malt
To enter the prize draw, simply complete and submit the form below. Two winners will be selected at random and notified via email after the competition closes at midnight on October 1st, 2019.