Morrison Scotch Whisky launches Old Perth PX

Old Perth PX was finished for 15 months in Pedro Ximénez butts, following full maturation in oloroso and PX casks
Old Perth PX limited-edition blended malt, from Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Old Perth PX limited-edition blended malt, from Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers has announced a limited run of sherry cask-matured whisky from its Old Perth blended malt brand.

Old Perth PX, blended from specially selected casks in Morrisons' single malts collection, comprises spirit that has spent its maturation in oloroso and Pedro Ximénez hogsheads and butts. The liquid has spent the past 15 months finishing in first-fill PX casks from Bodega José y Miguel Martin.

To create its Old Perth blended malts, Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers uses sherry cask-matured single malt whisky sourced from a small number of distilleries in Speyside. Final vatting and marrying takes place at its facility in Aberargie, Perthshire. The Old Perth range includes The Original, Cask Strength, and Vintage expressions, alongside limited-edition releases.

Niel Hendriksz, sales director at Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, said: "Our commitment to the Old Perth range has always been to make the highest-quality blended malt scotch whisky, through the exclusive use of fully sherry-matured liquid.

"Through our limited edition range, we look to further highlight the influence that different types of sherry can have on whisky and we are delighted with the results of PX maturation, producing a velvety texture with raisins, dates and candied fruit leading into dark chocolate and cocoa."

Graeme Mackeddie, head of production at Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, said: "Inspired by the Spanish sherry bodegas, we use a solera system — a complex system of fractional blending — for vatting rather than producing batch releases, which ensures consistency of our liquid. This includes the use of 50-year-old, traditional 700-litre Spanish casks, creating the perfect balance in our final blend."

Old Perth PX (56.2% ABV) is limited to 7,800 bottles and is available to purchase from major drinks retailers across the UK from 3 February 2023 (RRP £58).