Set numbers one to six of this new range have been specially packaged for Mercedes – Benz Club sixtieth celebrations and available to club members only.
Sirius is a super-premium, boutique collection of the very finest and rarest whiskies the world has to offer, rigorously selected at the peak of their perfection. Each bottling is extremely limited in number and comprises long aged whiskies that have thrived and blossomed through many decades slowly maturing in casks. These whiskies are the brightest stars in Scotland’s dark distillery warehouses, now finally brought out into the light. They are the epitome of exclusivity; truly the best of the best.
Sirius is the personal creation of whisky connoisseur and collector Mahesh Patel. Given Mahesh’s passion resulting in his personal journey around 97 of Scotland’s finest distilleries, he is in a unique position to be able to select what he feels are the best of the best without fear or favour, without prejudice and hand cuffs and is free to choose what he likes, at its optimal age drawn direct from his favourite barrels.
Patel has one of the most impressive palates in the world and is unique in being able to acquire and taste the world’s finest and rarest whiskies. This expertise allows him to select the very best of the best and has led him to craft and create a new range of whiskies.
Targeting and appealing to true connoisseurs, people who enjoy a passion for great whisky and celebrate exclusivity and authenticity, Mahesh Patel has tested and now launched Sirius. Each whisky is personally hand-picked by him after sampling hundreds of casks from many individual distilleries, and rejecting all but those with the most compelling combination of rarity and quality.
Sirius bottlings comprise individualistic whiskies of great integrity and merit, representing a variety of styles, genres and countries of origin. Setting convention aside, two of the four expressions chosen for the World Premiere Release are single grain Scotch whiskies, while the others are single malts.
Bottled at natural cask strength and natural colour without any chill filtration ensures these sublime single cask selections are as pure and natural as is possible and offer consumers the experience of “straight from the wood”.
The four whiskies selected for the World Premiere release are The Dalmore 1967 (89 bottles RSP £3,500), Fettercairn 1966 (39 bottles RSP £1,750), North British 1962 (158 bottles RSP £1,250) and Carsebridge 1965 (63 bottles RSP £1,000). The entire collection of four is specially priced at £6,500 RSP, with only 13 sets available to the World.
An exclusive partnership between ‘Sirius ‘and ‘ The Whisky Shop’ chain, UK’s largest whisky specialist retailer promises to showcase these rare offerings to a discerning audience. Sirius officially went on sale at all twenty whisky Shop locations nationwide on July 17th, 2012 and has already enjoyed strong sales success.