Anchor Bay Profile

Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

A blend of Speyside malts bottled at 40% abv, Anchor Bay is a light, finessed whisky with a fresh, vanilla nose. It’s designed as an aperitif dram owing to its light body and good balance. 

It was introduced as part of owner Lombard Brands’ Illustration Malts series, and is currently available in Russia, Europe and the UK.

  • Region
    Speyside
  • Production type
    Blended malt

Anchor Bay History

Lombard Brands, the Isle of Man-based spirit and wine merchant owned by the Lombard-Chibnall family, introduced Anchor Bay in 2001 alongside Golden Harvest and Smoking Ember as part of the Illustration Malts series. 

The series concept was to introduce three differing styles of malt whisky that could be consumed before, during and after dinner. Anchor Bay with its light blend of Speyside malts, was aimed squarely at the aperitif end of the spectrum.

Unlike its two Illustration stablemates, which were discontinued in 2013, Anchor Bay was redeveloped and remains available as a solo artist.

Owner

Lombard Brands logo

Current owner

  • Lombard Brands

See also

  • Golden Harvest Golden Harvest Golden Harvest Brand

    Golden Harvest

    The second course in Lombard Brands’ now discontinued Illustration Malts.

  • Golden Piper Golden Piper Golden Piper Brand

    Golden Piper

    Economy blended Scotch whisky produced by Lombard Brands.

  • Lombard Gold Label Lombard Gold Label Lombard Gold Label Brand

    Lombard Gold Label

    The flagship blend from Isle of Man blender and bottler, Lombard Brands.

  • Old Masters Old Masters Old Masters Brand

    Old Masters

    Blended Scotch initially created as an exclusive dram for Freemasons, though now widely available.

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