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Berry Bros & Rudd release a Michael Jackson whisky

Published:  19 March, 2009

Berry Bros and Rudd have released a new limited edition whisky which has been created in honour of one of the industry's most respected professionals - Michael Jackson.

The writer and journalist, Jackson who died in 2007, wrote several influential books about beer and whisky.

His book the Malt Whisky Companion reviewed a large number whiskys and gave them a scoring from one to 100.

According to Jackson - only those with a score above 75 were ever worth publishing.

Berry Bros & Rudd spirits manager Doug McIvor and Whisky Magazine decided to honour his memory by creating a one-off, limited edition whisky in his name, with a label designed by Jackson's brother-in-law.

A unique blend was made using the opened bottles from Jackson's extensive collection of tasting samples, creating what McIvor terms as a whisky, "of great distinction."

Berry Bros & Rudd say the brand is a, "rare, exquisite blend with aromas of apples, custard cream and orange peel with lurking spice and delicate whiffs of smoke.

With a smooth and round nose-feel, the palate is succulent and balanced with some toffee, sherry notes an juicy oak.

A kick of spice bursts through to stimulate the end palate revealing a long, complex and mellow finale."

A proportion of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson Society.

Available from Berry Bros & Rudd priced £69.95