The Bridge Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

The Bridge was the first blended Scotch whisky created by St Andrews Whisky Company, to ‘bridge the gap’ between malts and blends.

Created by Adelphi Distillery for the whisky merchant – the sister retailer to Peter Wood’s St Andrews Wine Company – The Bridge was designed as a replacement for Glenmorangie’s ‘wonderful’ Bailie Nicol Jarvie blend, which stopped production in 2014.

The constituent malts and grain whiskies within The Bridge are unknown, although the original batch was described as having notes of Christmas pudding and cinnamon, hinting at some Sherry cask influence.

A new expression of The Bridge is due to launch in 2017. 

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

The Bridge History

The Bridge was launched by St Andrews Whisky Company in August 2015 as the first blended Scotch in a range of golf-inspired, limited edition single malts, which has since grown to a total of 11 releases including The First through to The Tenth.

The St Andrews Whisky Company Ltd was dissolved in late 2015, soon after The Bridge was released, and all further expressions have been produced by the St Andrews Wine Company since.

Timeline

  • 2012 Peter Wood establishes The St Andrews Wine Company in St Andrews
  • 2014 St Andrews Whisky Company is registered
  • July 2015 The First, the first in a series of golf-themed single malts, is launched
  • August 2015 The Bridge is launched in homage to Glenmorangie Company’s discontinued Bailie Nicol Jarvie blend
  • November 2015 The St Andrews Whisky Company Ltd is dissolved and St Andrews Wine Company Ltd assumes control of whisky bottling

Owner

St Andrews Whisky Company logo

Current owner

  • St Andrews Whisky Company 2015 - present

See also

  • Bailie Nicol Jarvie Bailie Nicol Jarvie Bailie Nicol Jarvie Brand

    Bailie Nicol Jarvie

    A 20th century blend nurtured by Macdonald & Muir that was eventually withdrawn in 2014.

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