World Duty Free launches Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

World Duty Free launches Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

World Duty Free has released Loch Lomond Group’s Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition across four of their stores in the UK
12/09/2018

World Duty Free has released Loch Lomond Group’s Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition (46.8% ABV) across four of their stores in the UK, including London Heathrow Terminal 5, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen International airports.

The latest expression, which uses precious liquid from what is rumoured to be one of the world’s oldest distilleries, will be available from October 2018 priced at £6,000. Only 250 bottles will be produced in total, making this a much sought-after collector’s item.

Rare amongst the Lowland malts in using a Highland water source, as well as peat from Stornoway and Perthshire, Littlemill whiskies are renowned for a subtly floral, vanilla-rich sweetness.

Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition celebrates the life’s work of Littlemill owner Duncan Thomas. The spirit represents the culmination of his knowledge and experience and captures the spirit of his pioneering distilling process.

The stunning presentation box captures an exact map of the night sky seen above Littlemill Distillery on the evening that the liquid was barrelled. Inside, the hand-faceted Glencairn Crystal decanter, each engraved with its unique bottle number, is finished with a solid brass stopper made in Glasgow. Each box also contains a 5cl vial of the 40 Year Old liquid, for those who would like to sample the whisky while keeping the bottle intact.   

Kathryn Kindness, Commercial Category Manager from World Duty Free, said: “We’re always looking for new and exciting limited editions to offer to our customers and we are delighted to have this exceptional whisky in our stores.  Customers will have the unique opportunity to acquire the Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Cask, which is sure to become an extremely sought after collector’s item across the world.”

André de Almeida, Managing Director of Global Travel Retail at Loch Lomond Group said: “The Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Cask has given us the opportunity to introduce Littlemill to the GTR channel whilst also celebrating Duncan Thomas and his important contribution to the whisky industry here in Scotland, and the wider world.

"Thanks to our partnership with World Duty Free, travellers have the chance to be part of this remarkable story and purchase this rare and highly collectible limited edition single malt.”

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