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Beam Suntory creates Ardray using whisky from three regions

Beam Suntory has created a three-region blended Scotch named Ardray made with malt and grain whiskies from the Highlands, Lowlands and Islay.


The global drinks giant, known for owning the Ardmore, Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Laphroaig Scotch distilleries has, according to the Whisky Critic, begun working with Scottish spirits company Edrington, which owns Glenrothes, Highland Park and The Macallan, to produce Ardray.

Beam Suntory’s Ardray has been bottled at 48% ABV and reportedly offers aroma and tasting notes of citrus, floral and vanilla custard.

Ardray was initially only available in four cities: London, Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai, however due to demand the whisky will now also be made available globally and will retail at US$80 per bottle.

Beam Suntory’s financial results have recently shown a “strong” sales rise owing to success of its spirits and growing ready-to-drink (RTD) portfolio. The drinks giant revealed net sales rise 10.5% year-on-year, representing 24% growth versus the pre-pandemic year of 2019.


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