SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2016 — As a person who appreciates any well-crafted beverage, it’s always a “tough job” to be asked to write about Scotch – especially of the single malt variety. Pure Scot is a new Scotch from Australian entrepreneur, David Prior – who came to fame in that country by selling his Five:am Yogurt Company for $80 million dollars in 2014.
Prior states that Scotch has always been a part of his DNA. “It’s been a passion of mine for a long time; I grew up in family that has always drunk Scotch. My father and I would get together at the end of the week for a bit of debrief over a Scotch. It’s always had a sense of occasion attached to it. It’s been part of my DNA for a long time,” he says.
To fuel this passion for great scotch, he bought-up the defunct, 198 year old Bladnoch Distillery in the Lowland region and hired Master Distiller, Ian McMillan, to oversee the production.
Its new Scotch, Pure Scot, sells for around $60 USD for a 750lm bottle.
Ian’s a purist when it comes to Scotch production and unlike many distilleries, which operate without people involved, he insists on doing things by hand in a time-honored tradition of production. Another way, Bladnoch is separating itself from the competition is by refusing to chill-filter its liquid.
Pure Scot is a blended Scotch, using a combination of Bladnoch Single Malt, robust island malts, aged Speyside and Highland malts into a final whisky that exhibits notes of smoke, caramel, ginger, wild honey-laced stone fruit and white peppercorns.
While the Scotch purists out there may cough up a bit of an attitude about this new beverage, it’s clear from the packaging of the wide-shouldered bottle to the more approachable flavor profile that this is a Scotch aimed at millennials.
If you’ve been curious to get into Scotch, Pure Scot would be a great starting point as it’s priced very competitively and does a nice job of placing various flavors on your palate that dance around and finish well.
New to the U.S. market, Pure Scot will eventually end-up having national distribution, as it stands now, you can order it from LoveScotch.com.