Search
Close this search box.

New independent whisky bottler Halcyon Spirits unveils its inaugural release

20/06/2023
Halcyon Spirits

A NEW family-owned independent whisky bottler, Halcyon Spirits, has launched today and debuted its first-ever release – a single cask Macallan 30 Year Old which was distilled in 1993.  

The independent bottling brand, which is based in Aberdeenshire, was developed by brothers Daniel and Craig Milne, who also co-founded global auction platform Whisky Hammer and whisky e-retailer Still Spirit. 

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

Why? Free to subscribe, no paywall, daily business news digest.

The Macallan 30 Year Old has been matured in a first fill sherry cask and bottled by Halcyon Spirits at 49.8% ABV cask strength. Priced at £2,950 per bottle, only 238 bottles are available for purchase online via the Halcyon Spirits website.

The whisky has been described by David Robertson, an independent whisky expert and former Macallan Master Distiller, as “a superb example of a well matured Spanish oak sherry vintage whisky, displaying many of the classic characteristics of a 25–35-year-old Macallan.”

To support global action on climate change, Halcyon Spirits will fund the planting of ten trees for every bottle sold, meaning this inaugural release alone will result in 2,380 trees being planted. 

Daniel and Craig Milne launched Halcyon Spirits following the recent completion of a state-of-the-art cask warehouse housing over 2,000 casks – a decision that allows the brothers to securely store, mature, and bottle whisky from Scotland’s most sought-after distilleries.

The casks selected by the Halcyon team are bottled on site in Aberdeenshire. As single cask releases, only a few hundred bottles will be available from each cask, with this inaugural release marking the first of just a few must-have releases from Halcyon Spirits planned for this year.

Daniel Milne, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Spirits, said: “Launching Halcyon Spirits has been a true passion project for my brother Craig and I. As whisky fanatics ourselves, our goal is to be able to find and share incredible whiskies with others.

“The name ‘Halcyon’ encapsulates our dedication to bottle exceptional whiskies which, when enjoyed, can allow our customers to relive memories of joy and nostalgia. The name also has deep significance to our family as it pays homage to our grandfather’s fishing boat, Halcyon BF187.

“We are in a fortunate position to have direct access to a fantastic selection of quality maturing whisky casks, which makes the journey of selection and bottling incredibly exciting.”

To find out more about Halcyon Spirits, visit www.halcyonspirits.com

The latest stories

Quality Meat Scotland on front foot to make Scotland the choice for premium red meat

The Scottish red meat sector has demonstrated considerable progress, generated opportunities and grown its ambition, a year on from the

Ultimate whisky gift: Iconic Master Blenders curate exclusive spirits collection

Wolfcraig Distillers has released the ultimate gift for whisky lovers this Christmas . The Wolfcraig Luxury Collection is a limited

Bluewater to revolutionize UK drinking water dispenser market with launch of Bluewater Flow

Bluewater, a world leader in innovative water purification and beverage solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative

National Smoothie Day: Three Robin launches low sugar, oat-based little Fruit Smoothies With Hidden Veg

THREE ROBINS LAUNCHES KIDS OAT-BASED SMOOTHIES WITH HIDDEN VEG + NO ADDED SUGAR In time for National Smoothie Day sees

Related stories

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

Why? Free to subscribe, no paywall, daily business news digest.