The important next step for the distillery is to install a whisky still and start distilling on the island, but as a precursor we have been producing 'Bottled in Shetland' Whisky.

Our blended malt has won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirit competition and Silver in the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

Shetland Reel Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Batch 2

Our exclusive Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled only at Saxa Vord distillery on the island of Unst, Shetland. With notes of sweet dried fruits, spices, wood and wind swept with peat, you can almost taste all the elements of the special environment of this remote island.

Batch two blends the same Speyside, Highland and Islay, cask strength single malts and is diluted with Unst water to 47% ABV. There are subtle differences in notes and batch two has a noticable darker finish making for an enticing whisky. 

 

Tasting Notes: The nose opens with peat but not iodine, something softer with notes of butter, vanilla and at the back toffee cooking on the stove. On the palate the first sensation is sweet dried fruits, dark fudge, dates and raisins, with peat and then black peppers. The finish is long with the dried fruits, peat and peppers all lingering and warming.

You can buy a bottle of Batch 2 Reel Blended Malt Whisky from our online shop.

 


 

Shetland Reel Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Batch 1

November 2015 saw the launch of our Shetland Reel Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Bottled in our distillery from four speyside and one Islay cask strength single malts, they were diluted to 47% ABV with pure Unst water.

The blend 'Batch 1' was a limited edition of 1800 bottles, and was a unique expression, evocative of the Shetland Islands. With notes of sweet dried fruits, spices, wood and windswept with peat, you can almost taste all the elements of this special island.

In 2016, this whisky won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

 

Shetland Reel Single Malt Scotch Whisky

We produced the first Bottled in Shetland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, literally putting Shetland on the map for Whisky production for the first time.

Two of the whiskies are from refill Scotch casks and two from virgin German oak casks.  All of the casks were octaves, and all 172 bottles sold within 5 days of the launch in August 2015.

But don't worry - we have more whisky plans on the way...

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