Diageo has released its blended malt Scotch whisky, Copper Dog, into the Australian market with it available now in selected on-premise venues before becoming available to off-premise retailers in July.
Copper Dog is a blend of eight Speyside single malt whiskies and is described as producing “a deliciously fruity liquid with a touch of spice – a whisky designed to be mixed”.
Master Blender Stuart Morrison has created Copper Dog using a range of whiskies which have been aged in refill American and European oak casks, first fill Bourbon casks and rejuvenated casks, before being brought together in Hogsheads casks. The flavour profile has been designed to reflect the typical characteristics of the Speyside region, boasting “notes of crisp apple, zesty citrus, dried fruit, vanilla and an aromatic spice, among others”. The whisky is bottled at 40 per cent ABV.
Copper Dog is the brainchild of London nightclub, bar and restaurant entrepreneur Piers Adam, who bought the Craigellachie Hotel in 2013. Inspired by the pub’s rich history, he sought to produce a house blend that celebrated the Speyside region.
Speaking of Copper Dog’s launch to the Australian market, Adam said: “I wanted to bring customers fresh and exciting ways to enjoy whisky. Copper Dog started at the Craigellachie Hotel, but we always aspired to share our Scottish whisky and blend globally”.
“Copper Dog is simple and approachable but complex enough to mix well. It’s a whisky that has this resilience and versatility. We can give consumers a glass that they are in control of, however they wish to enjoy it, whilst hearing the story behind the blend. In the spirit, the diversity of flavours created in Speyside is evident, for me Copper Dog is a true representation of the region.”
Andrew Oughton, Marketing Director, Diageo Australia added: “We’re proud to bring Copper Dog to the Australian market, the whisky’s unique malt blend offers innovative cocktail possibilities, presenting a new offering for creative bartenders and consumers alike.”
Copper Dog joins Diageo Australia’s portfolio and those interested in finding out more, or placing an order should contact their Diageo representative or wholesale supplier.