Spirits innovator Emporia Brands and award-winning The Islay Boys of Scotland, are proud to announce that they are joining forces to launch the brand into the UK, starting with the upcoming Spirits Show in London on 1st and 2nd December.
Donald MacKenzie and Mackay Smith, hailing from the Rhinos peninsula of Scotland's most famous whisky isle, are the gentlemen behind the Islay Boys brand and their three distinctive expressions; Flatnöse Blended Scotch Whisky, Flatnöse Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and Bårelegs Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Donal and Mackay, like Ketill Flatnose, Magnus Barelegs and their Viking and Celtic forefathers, are born adventurers and have travelled the four corners of the globe - from New York and Paris to the spice fields of Zanzibar. With this, they have taken their experiences and blended them with the tradition of home, creating whiskies that they enjoy drinking together with friends and family.
Launching the new partnership at the Spirit Show in London, both trade and consumers can experience the 2017 IWSC awarded expressions of whisky over both available days. Donald and Mackay said: "We are delighted to be working the the dedicated and professional team at Emporia to help grow our brands in our home market - we love the fact the Chairman of Emporia Brands, James Rackham, was married on Islay, making us all Islay Boys together!"
James Rackham goes on to state "It's a rare privilege to be invited to be given the opportunity to sell one of your personal favourite spirits, and Emporia Brands are very happy to be sharing our love for this Islay range with our friends in the UK bars and merchants."