‘World’s best’ rye whisky comes to UK

Lot no.40 dark oak whisky

Speciality Brands is expanding its Canadian whisky offering with the addition of Lot No. 40 Dark Oak, a rich and bold expression from distiller Corby Spirit and Wine.

Lot No. 40 Dark Oak retains the essence of Lot No. 40 but displays a more intense profile and is ideal for the seasoned whisky drinker.

It is made from 100% rye grain which is unusual in modern day whisky production as the grain is very difficult to process on its own. The liquid is first distilled in a column still and then a copper pot still and aged in new, lightly charred barrels before being finished in heavily charred American oak barrels.  This finish imparts additional complexities and intensity to the whisky.

Chris Seale, Managing Director, Speciality Brands, commented: “Lot No. 40 has already convinced whisky fans in the UK, and Lot No. 40 Dark Oak – which was voted The World’s Best Rye Whisky at the World Whiskies Award in 2021 – is a great expression of what Canada has to offer in the premium segment. It is exciting to be able to further expand the category’s footprint in the UK and this new whisky is definitely a must-stock.”

Lot No. 40 Dark Oak (48% ABV) has a £65 RSP.