Bonnington commits to small batch releases under its historic name

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has unveiled the latest release from its Bonnington Distillery in Edinburgh – a sherry cask matured whisky with just 250 cases entering the market.

This limited release Lowland Single Malt, which is fully matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks, is described as rich, fruity and warming with a long finish.

Jamie Lockhart, distillery manager at Bonnington Distillery, said: “I am delighted to follow up our inaugural launch with this delicious sherry cask release. The liquid itself is something that we’re really proud of – aged in Pedro Ximénez Casks and cut at 47%, it’s bold, rich and full of flavour.”

Tasting notes for the new Bonnington promise sweet sugar, pick and mix, fresh oak and green wood on the nose; fresh, subtle red fruit, lightly dusted sugar on berries on the palate, and a finish with lots of wood and tannins, and some salty notes.

Master Blender Jill Boyd added: “We carefully selected five Pedro Ximénez casks from our inventory for this bottling and I am delighted with the result. Our plan with Bonnington releases is to keep them small batch. We have exciting ideas for 2024 with further limited bottlings planned.”

When building the foundations of the distillery in 2018, the team unearthed the ruins of the old Bonnington House, an exciting historic find that has been a major inspiration behind the creation of the Bonnington brand.

All future releases from the Bonnington distillery will now launch under the Bonnington name.

Bonnington Sherry Cask Release Single Malt, ABV 47%, is rolling out across specialist whisky retailers, including Master of Malt, Hard to Find Whisky and Whisky Exchange.