July 12, 2014 – The latest running of the Clipper Round The World Race wound up in London Friday after 11 months of sailing, with the Old Pulteney-sponsored yacht finishing sixth out of 12 teams. The Inver House-owned distillery has released a limited-edition bottling to honor its crew’s accomplishments in the grueling race, along with the Wick-based distillery’s own maritime heritage.
The commemorative edition comes from a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks matured at the distillery, and is bottled at 46% ABV with no chill-filtering. 2,700 cases will be available worldwide with a recommended retail price of £50 ($85 USD).
Team Henri Lloyd won the 16-leg event, followed closet by the Great Britain yacht, which won the final leg of sailing from Den Helder in The Netherlands to London’s St. Katharine’s Docks. The next Clipper Round The World Race is scheduled to begin in London in August 2015.