Fusion whisky goes international

Fusion whisky goes international

Whisky blender Fusion Whisky is setting its sights on further international blend partnerships after the success of its rare Scotch and Japanese whisky.

The whisky blender developed three versions of its Glover series, launched in October 2015, which saw the firm combine a rare whisky from Hanyu distillery with Longmorn and Glen Garioch Scotch.

Cases of the exclusive whisky have already been exported to more than 15 countries, including most of Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.

The whisky was created to honour "Scottish Samurai" Thomas Blake Glover, a merchant from Aberdeen who was instrumental in the industrialization of Japan in the late 19th century.

Fusion Whisky Ltd said that all three versions of its Glover series have sold out, and it is close to launching a fusion blend using single malt whisky from Scottish distilleries and a whisky from Amrut Distillery in India.

As well as Amrut in India, Fusion Whisky said it would produce future variants with whiskies from other countries, with the team researching Scottish historical figures and options for casks from international single malt distilleries.

Jim Millar, one of the directors of Fusion Whisky, said: "With our new fusion whiskies we’ll continue to celebrate Scotland's international friendships as well as its global influence, culturally, economically and socially 

"Fusion Whisky is a hugely positive business and I’m very proud of the fact we’re expanding following the success of the Glover."

Fellow director Graham Langley confirmed that as an export business Fusion Whisky was able to draw on support from the likes of Scottish Development International, Scotland Food and Drink and Scottish Enterprise.

He added: "We want to build on the phenomenal success we’ve enjoyed in the past year.

"By bringing in a dedicated project manager we can focus on building the Fusion Whisky brand and continue to pioneer our innovative concept of blending history and storytelling with beautiful whisky from Scotland and our partners worldwide. That’s something worth raising a glass to!"