Sam Heughan reveals release date for the next batch of The Sassenach whisky

The Outlander star's award-winning whisky will be back on sale soon.

Published 11th Aug 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

In a post to his millions of social media followers, Sam Heughan revealed the date of when The Sassenach will go back on sale.

The blended whisky, which has picked up a host of awards including two double gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Championship, has been a sell out success both here in the UK and America.

The Sassenach was first launched in America last summer and went on sale in the UK in December 2020.

The next release will be in America first, and it was due on 25 August. But thanks to a delay in shipping, it is available now (7 September).

Posting across his social media, the actor wrote: "The wait is over! The Sassenach Spirit of Home edition will be available to order in the US on August 25th. Tell a friend to tell a friend - we’ll see you soon."

While the UK may have to wait a little longer, it is expected another release will be forthcoming here soon.

The whisky is a nod to the nickname Sam’s character Jamie has given his on-screen love interest Claire on the show and realises a dream the Scots actor has had for a long time.

In late 2020 Sam Heughan joined us on our podcast Scran to chat about his whisky, as well as why he chose a blend over a single malt, how it was almost made in America and his re-discovered love of Scotland through filming Outlander.

The actor also hinted at what other drinks may be released, saying: "In the future, I think we're going to start looking at other innovative spirits, whether it's whisky or something else.

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"But I think a single grain (whisky) is definitely a route we want to look at as well, because they're so good - and probably the majority of what I'm drinking right now."

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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