UK-based Atom Brands has expanded its portfolio with the addition of two scotch whiskies, Darkness and Aerolite Lyndsay.

Originally released as the limited edition variant, Darkness is an eight-year-old single malt whisky, which is said to have been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels for eight years and then finished for three months in specially coopered oloroso Sherry octaves.

The company notes that the whisky variant has been given a brand refresh for the launch.

Darkness is available in 14 markets including the UK, Taiwan, China and Australia, for an RRP of £49.95.

It is also available at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show, taking place later this month in London, UK.

Atom Brands whisky head Sam Simmons said: “Atom Brands has built a global reputation as one of the world’s most adventurous independent bottlers and award-winning blenders.

“The challenge, however, has been that the single cask and micro-batch nature of each release caused demand to always far outstrip supply.

“Off the back of the success we’ve had with brands like That Boutique-y Whisky Company, we’ve had the confidence to lay down larger parcels of stock and now with Darkness eight-year-old and Aerolite Lyndsay 10-year-old, we have been able to scale up our batches from micro to small-batch and will be able to offer in-your-face Sherry bomb whisky and elegant moreish peated style malt on an ongoing basis for the first time.”

The second scotch whisky joining the Atom Brands portfolio is Aerolite Lyndsay, sourced from an unnamed distillery on the island.

Aerolite Lyndsay is a 10-year-old Islay peated single malt expression, aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and Spanish oak sherry quarter casks.

It will be available across 27 markets worldwide for an RRP of £44.95, with its official introduction next month at Whisky Live Paris.