CHICAGO, IL – Auchentoshan®, the original city Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has announced the release of The Bartender’s Malt, a bespoke innovation comprised of a blend of whiskies selected by some the most innovative bartenders in the world. Developed by bartenders, for bartenders, this is the very first Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch of its kind.
Auchentoshan has a bold, fearless approach to whisky and continually breaks convention in the industry by marrying traditional craft with progressive thinking to produce a triple distilled scotch that reflects its Distilled Different ethos. This dedication to forward-thinking was the driving force behind the creation of the New Malt Order - a collective of highly skilled bartenders from around the world who collaborated to produce The Bartender’s Malt.
“Each member of the New Malt Order has made an indelible mark on our Single Malt to create not just a new liquid but a new interpretation of our brand,” said Judith Giegerich, Senior International Brand Manager Malts for Beam Suntory. “We’re proud to champion the talents of dynamic bartenders from around the world who refuse to be constrained by tradition and look forward to sharing The Bartender’s Malt with the global bartending community.”
The New Malt Order team was responsible for every element of The Bartender’s Malt, from the careful selection of casked whisky to the packaging design and branding. The result is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky with the sweet and smoky aroma of apricots, honey and tobacco leaf, and a zesty yet smooth and delicate Auchentoshan taste. The Bartenders’ Malt is derived from a collection of whiskies matured in a diversity of oak, including American and European, as well as a variety of Sherry casks.
The New Malt Order was launched in 2016 to hero the best bartending talent from around the world. Twelve inaugural members were chosen from five countries to produce The Bartender’s Malt:
- Valerie Alvardo (United States)
- Kristina Magro (United States)
- Jonathan Shock (United States)
- Tommy Klus (United States)
- Jack Wareing (United Kingdom)
- Georgia Billings (United Kingdom)
- Jan Jehli (Germany)
- Lucia Schurmann (Germany)
- Michele Heinrich (Germany)
- Oliver Stern (Canada)
- Linus Morgan (Sweden)
- Charlotte Halsius (Sweden)
Auchentoshan The Bartender’s Malt is available in limited quantities nationwide, predominately in the on-trade, as well as at high end spirits retailers for a suggested retail price of $46.99 (750ml).