Blind Summit Whisky
Blind Summit Whisky represents a collaborative effort between the narrator and their longtime friend, James Zorab. The partnership originated approximately 18 years ago during their tenure at Oddbins, and the idea for this venture has been a constant topic of discussion throughout their diverse experiences in the industry. In 2022, they established Prestige Panther Ltd. with the primary goal of bottling single cask Scotch Whiskies amassed or accessed over the years.
The core focus of Blind Summit Whisky lies in releasing limited outturns of cask ends and part cask releases, emphasizing quality over quantity. While the outturn numbers remain modest, the quality of the liquid is exceptional, with more releases on the horizon. Future plans include additional exciting developments, although specifics are not disclosed at this time, hinting at foresight and ongoing projects. Notably, a second outturn is currently in progress, and its original label is being designed by a local artist.
All Blind Summit Whiskies undergo a meticulous process of selection, design, and bottling in Leith. The label design draws inspiration from a photograph taken by the narrator of Arthurs Seat in the snow post-lockdown, conveying a sense of hope. Renowned Leith-based artist Emma de la Pena brings this vision to life with her vibrant and colorful artistic style.