New Indie Bottlings from Infrequent Flyers and Rest & Be Thankful
We're fortunate to have secured a very small allocation of whiskies from two indie bottlers: Infrequent Flyers is a relatively new project headed by industry veteran, Alistair Walker. The concept is simple - bottle high quality whiskies from lesser known distilleries that have never been widely or consistently available - hence the name ‘Infrequent Flyers’. Deanston, Aultmore, and Blair Athol feature but there is also an undisclosed Islay and undisclosed Speyside plus a beautiful looking PX Sherry finished Glenrothes rounding off this release.
Rest & Be Thankful is the brainchild of Eamonn Jones and Aidan Smith. The pair run a business called the "Fox Fitzgerald Whisky Trading Company", owner of brands such as ‘Peats Beast’ and ‘The Corriemhor’. Both Jones & Smith have spent their working lives selling premium spirits, beers and ciders and most recently worked together at Whyte and Mackay Ltd. The 'Rest and Be Thankful' label was adapted from a landmark on the A83: As one drives from the major Scottish towns to the whisky meccas of Islay and Campbelltown, there’s a picturesque spot marked by a stone with an inscription placed by the soldiers who built the original military road in 1753. It reads “Rest and be Thankful” - appropriate, given the road out of Glen Crow is so long and so steep! It was a tradition for travellers to rest at the top and be thankful for having reached the highest point.