Born out of the warm and mischievous atmosphere of the pub in the Craigellachie Hotel, Speyside, the liquid is a creation of a group of collaborators, connected by the original instigator Piers Adams, an entrepreneur and founder of some of the world’s most influential bars and clubs, including London’s Mahiki and Whisky Mist. Together, they got on to create a whisky that is rouge, inclusive, real and rascally.
Commenting on the launch, Abhishek Shahabadi, VP and portfolio head, premium and luxury brands,? Diageo India, said, “We are happy to introduce Copper Dog in India, as a valuable new addition to our portfolio which is one of the finest blended malts scotch whisky, created in Scotland. It is a young liquid that exudes its own rugged style and perfectly personifies the kind of innovation we want to create for the new-age times. We are positive that the liquid will justify an experience for consumers that prefer to bend the rules with whisky.’’
Weathered by the tales of the rascals, this imperfect charm of a liquidis a unique blend of no fewer than eight single malt whiskies (including Knockando, Rose Isle and Inchgower), slowly marred together in old oak casks. The liquid possesses caramelised sugars, soft fruits and a gentle wood presence with a creamy finish that enhances the subtle, distant spices of the liquid. An integration of ripe orchard fruits (apples and pears), berries and a hint of citrus, layered above a background of sweet wood and creamy vanilla fudge, it contains a palate that has a rich creamy mouthfeel that can be mixed in any way you please, however it should be preferred straight up or in a cocktail over the bar table.
The liquid has attained a global ranking as it was awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020. This prestigious ranking is awarded to those who receive a gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel