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TWE releases Black Friday 2018 Edition


The Whisky Exchange has again marked Black Friday (23 November) with a ‘fantastic value for money’ limited edition bottling of an Orkney malt, which sold out online within an hour.

Black Friday Edition 2018 whisky from The Whisky Exchange
‘Fantastic value’: This year’s Black Friday Edition is an 18-year-old Orkney malt

The Black Friday 2018 Edition is an 18-year-old single malt sourced from an unnamed Orkney distillery.

Bottled at 54.6% abv, the whisky is said to embody a ‘gentle smoky character’ typical of its distillery, ‘with autumnal notes and a hint of festive flavour’ [read Dave Broom’s review here].

Just 1,400 bottles were made available to purchase exclusively through, although the site sold out within just one hour of going online at 6am this morning. 

A limited number of bottles will still be made available at the retailer’s two London shops for £69.95.

The limited edition has been created to mark Black Friday – the day following Thanksgiving which marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US.

Many high street and online retailers offer heavy discounts for one day only, a tradition that has since extended to other countries around the world.

The Whisky Exchange said the Black Friday bottling is ‘fast becoming a tradition’, with last year’s edition – a 16-year-old Speyside – selling out online in just 15 minutes.

This year the retailer confirmed it ‘made sure we’ve got more bottles than we had last year’.

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