Central City Releases Special #Canada150 Limited Anniversary Edition Lohin McKinnon Lightly Peated & Malted Rye Whisky
A unique combination of lightly peated & malted whisky, aged in Orloroso Sherry & Bourbon barrels
Surrey, BC – Following the highly successful launch of their first Lohin McKinnon single malt whisky, Central City Brewers + Distillers has released a special Lohin McKinnon 150th Anniversary Edition; a #Canada150, limited edition, lightly peated & malted rye whisky, to celebrate the country’s momentous milestone.
The Lohin McKinnon 150th Anniversary Edition is hand-crafted in BC and is a blend of malted Canadian rye whisky aged in bourbon barrels, and lightly peated barley whisky aged in Orloroso sherry barrels.
Barley malt is dried over a peated-fire; a staple in Scotland, which gives the barley malt its smoky flavour. The liquid has a beautiful reddish-gold appearance and a deep and welcoming caramel aroma, with light smoky character that balances the sophisticated melding of malt and rye. A coating and pleasant mouth-feel leads into slightly sweet and peppery character, while complex fruit and wood notes add depth on the palate. This unique blend of styles pays tribute to the joined heritage and long history of Scottish influence, woven into the fabric of this amazing country.
“This limited release hits close to home given my Scottish background and my love for Canada,” says Stuart McKinnon; award-winning Head Distiller at Central City. “Peated whisky is deeply rooted in Scotland, and is a defining characteristic in many iconic single malts. Our blend gives this whisky a light, smoky flavour, which isn’t overpowering, meaning whisky fans and connoisseurs alike can enjoy. It’s a great way to pay homage to this country’s diverse heritage.”
Here is what Canadian master distiller and whisky expert Mike Nicolson has to say about the Lohin McKinnon 150th Anniversary Edition.
“The Lohin McKinnon 150th Anniversary Limited Edition is a sophisticated blend of two excellent spirits, gracefully emphasizing the merits of both.” ~ Mike Nicolson, Canadian master distiller
Recognized as one of BC’s best craft breweries, and two-time winner of the Canadian Brewery of the Year Award, Central City Brewers + Distillers entered the world of craft distilling in 2013 when they opened their new 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive in Surrey. They launched their high-end spirits portfolio with Seraph Vodka and Gin, the award-winning Queensborough Gin, and now the Lohin McKinnon single malt whisky.
The Lohin McKinnon 150th Anniversary Edition (750 ml bottles, 43% alc./vol.) will be available in BC liquor stores in June. Visit www.LohinMcKinnon.com for more information and follow Central City on social media: Instagram @CentralCityBrew, Twitter @CentralCityBrew, Facebook @CentralCityBrewing.
About Central City Brewers + Distillers:
Central City is a craft brewery and distillery in the business of innovating international award-winning, premium craft beer and high quality distilled spirits. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Their Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013, with the grand opening of a brand new, 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive. It opened a second restaurant in downtown Vancouver, Central City on Beatty, in 2015. www.centralcitybrewing.com
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