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Flying Scotsman commemorative whisky launched

Speyside Distillery has produced a special edition whisky to mark the return of the iconic Flying Scotsman steam locomotive to the National Railway Museum following a major restoration. 

The commemorative bottle of the distillery’s Beinn Dubh ruby black whisky has been produced under licence for the museum, which has welcomed back its most famous – and best loved - exhibit after a decade-long absence.

Speyside Distillery, which is based at the foot of the Cairngorm mountain range in the Scottish Highlands, was selected to produce the Flying Scotsman Beinn Dubh single malt Scotch whisky because of its track record working with other historic brands.

Flying Scotsman – arguably the best known train in the world - shot to fame after becoming the first steam locomotive to break the 100mph barrier in 1934 during a run from London to Leeds. The locomotive returns to the National Railway Museum in York today following a £4.2m restoration – and as a working exhibit sets a new record for the oldest mainline working locomotive on Britain’s railway tracks.

Beinn Dubh Flying Scotsman is 40% ABV and has an RRP of £50. It will be available to buy from the National Railway Museum retail outlets. Speyside Distillery will also be putting the commemorative bottle on general release, with distributors receiving a limited allocation of the stock.

10 March 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor