The Borders Distillery (TBD) has unveiled the second release in its experimental Workshop Series line. Bottled at 40% ABV, The Long & Short of It is a limited-edition blend that has been made using liquid fermented for 55 hours and 150 hours. Each batch has been distilled twice and matured in first fill ex-bourbon barrels before being married with single grain.
The expression has been entirely distilled in the Scottish Borders, this limited-edition bottling will see only 8,400 bottles are released for sale worldwide, with each bottle individually numbered.
The producers have described the expression as yellow gold in colour, with notes of fig pudding, butterscotch and sultanas on the palate.
To accompany the launch, TBD has created its first promotional video, embracing the theme of embracing the long and short in everyday life.
Director John Fordyce commented: “Fermentation is an essential part of determining flavour in Scotch Whisky and, in The Long & Short of It, we have experimented with very short and very long fermentation times to create a blend of flavours that work really well together; the fresh complimenting the sweet.”
The first release in the Workshop Series came in autumn 2022, titled Borders Malt & Rye. Fordyce explains further the opportunity the series gives the distilling team to get creative: “While we wait patiently for the first single malt from the Scottish Borders in nearly 200 years to be deemed ready for bottling by our tasting panel,” he said, “the Workshop Series gives our distilling team the chance to channel their imagination, energy and talents into making whiskies that really express our personality. It’s an exciting evolutionary journey that everyone can be part of.”
WS:02 The Long & Short if It is available to buy online from 26 October at an RRP for £40.