Bladnoch unveils Tokaji 'King's Cask' expression for King Charles III's coronation

Bladnoch unveils Tokaji 'King's Cask' expression for King Charles III's coronation

The single cask release from the Lowlands distillery will be available from the day of the coronation

28 April 2023

Scotland's Bladnoch Distillery is celebrating the coronation of King Charles III will the release of a single cask expression.

Bladnoch has a special connection to His Majesty and the Queen Consort, Camilla, who came to the distillery in in the Scottish Lowlands in September 2019 to open its visitor centre and signed their names to a cask during their visit.

King Charles III on a tour of Bladnoch Distillery in 2019

For the commemorative coronation release, Bladnoch's master distillery Dr Nick Savage selected a Tokaji 'King's Wine' cask . Tasting notes from the distillery say the whisky has a floral nose and a "rich and fruity" palate. The expression has been bottled at 47.7% ABV, and each of the 289 bottles available has been individually numbered.

"We are thrilled to release this special bottling in honour of King Charles III's coronation," said Dr Savage. "This whisky has credentials that are truly fit for a King, and we are proud to release this bottle in celebration of this historic occasion. With only 289 bottles available from this single Tokaji wine cask, this release is one or the rarest releases to date for Bladnoch Distillery."

King Charles and Queen Camilla signed a cask on a visit to Bladnoch Distillery in 2019

David Prior, the distillery's owner, added: "I am delighted that Bladnoch Distillery is commemorating this historic event with such a unique and special release. It is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of our team, and the centuries-old tradition that goes into creating every drop of Bladnoch whisky."

The limited-edition Tokaji 'King's Cask' bottling will be available for purchase at the Bladnoch Distillery and selected retailers from 6 May 2023 (recommended price £180).

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