Alasdair Day, the re-creator of The Tweeddale limited edition small batch blended Scotch Whisky, has announced he is working with The Great Whisky Company as its sole distributor in the UK.
Since its launch in the UK in May 2010 with Batch 1, the tenacious master blender has taken up the trailblazing challenge of taking his family almost 200 year old legacy of Scotch Whisky blending into the twenty first century. The Tweeddale Batches have already received an array of accolades and awards from the UK and global media.
After such a positive initial response from the UK whisky trade and consumers, The Tweeddale is increasing its distribution and will be working exclusively with The Great Whisky Company – the boutique whisky distribution company founded by Eddie and Amanda Ludlow.
Alasdair Day of The Tweeddale said: “Since talking to The Great Whisky Company I realised they are the perfect fit for us, with their passion for quality specialist whisky and their strong network within the UK off trade it will enabled us to reach our target consumers in a very short period of time.”
Amanda Ludlow of The Great Whisky Company said: “We love the history and heritage behind The Tweeddale we think this blend is a totally unique Whisky. We are hugely excited to be working with Alasdair and The Tweeddale.”
Original produced by J & A Davidson established in 1820 in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders by the River Tweed. The Tweeddale is a limited edition, small batch Scotch Whisky that blends 9 single cask whiskies, 1 grain and 8 malts (in proportions of 50% grain, 50% malt) from the Lowlands, Highlands Speyside and Islay. It is not chill filtered, has natural colour and it is bottled at 46% abv.
“Each batch is unique, a variation on a theme. It has been my passion to recreate the whisky as my Great Grandfather would have produced it all those years ago” emphasises Alasdair “batch three contains an 18 year old grain whisky and a 21 year old Speyside, not bad for a 12 year old blend.”
Alasdair’s connection with The Tweeddale started in 1895 when his Great Grandfather left school and joined the business as an office boy. In 1923 his Great Grandfather, Richard Day took over the business which continued trading until World War 2. After the War Richard Day retired and there was a 70 year gap before Alasdair recreated the blend using his Great Grandfather’s cellar book contains all of the Scotch Whiskies the business produced from 1899 to 1916 and so The Tweeddale Legacy continues.