Friday, August 1, 2014

Inbox - August 1, 2014

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Have just tried - Aberfeldy 12 years old


This whisky is the flagship single malt from the Highland distillery of Aberfeldy.  It has just recently been re-launched with new packaging.  This is pictured above and focuses on numerous aspects of the distillery's history and heritage, with the gold lettering paying homage to the discovery of gold particles in the local river.  This new identity, which is the first re-branding for Aberfeldy since 1999, forms part of a larger plan for its single malts - the current 21 years old expression has also been given new look, a new travel retail exclusive 18 years old has been added with more ages planned to join the 12 and 21 year olds in the core range.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Inbox - July 18, 2014

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Inbox - July 11, 2014

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New release - Stronachie 10 years old

Stronachie is a single malt released by the independent bottling company A.D. Rattray. This new 10 years old bottling coincides with the 110th anniversary of the original Stronachie single malt, which was first sold in the early 1900s. The whisky was produced at a distillery of the same name in a remote part of Perthshire in the Highlands between 1890 and 1928. A.D. Rattray (then known as Dewar Rattray) distributed that whisky and revived the name some years ago after buying an original 1904 bottle at auction.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Inbox - July 4, 2014

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

New release - Balvenie Single Barrel 15 years old 'Sherry Cask'

This whisky is the latest addition to the single malt range of the popular Speyside distillery.  The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 years old Sherry Cask replaces the old 15 years old Single Barrel, which has been in the core range for a number of years, and joins the 12 years old Single Barrel First-Fill Bourbon Cask which came out last year. The release will see European oak ex-Oloroso sherry butts bottled one at a time, with no more than 650 bottles ever being available from each cask.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Inbox - June 20, 2014

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Distillery visit - Linkwood




A few weeks ago we headed north and paid a visit to the annual Spirit of Speyside Festival.  One of the highlights of our trip was a special tour, which is only run once a year during the festival, called The Laich of Moray.  This tour takes in four of Diageo's single malt distilleries around the Elgin area of Speyside that are not normally open to the public - Glen Elgin, Glenlossie, Linkwood and Mannochmore.  Our guide for the trip was Eric Walker, the Senior Site Manager in charge of the four distilleries.  So, on a bright Spring Saturday morning we boarded a minibus full of European malt fanatics and headed for Linkwood, our first distillery of the day and one which we knew very little about.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New release - Lord Elcho

The Lord Elcho is a new 'no age statement' release by independent spirits company Wemyss Malts. It joins the award winning 15 years old expression, which was released a couple of years ago and represented the company’s first foray into the world of premium blended whisky.  Both are blended whiskies that have been created using some of the company's finest single malt and single grain whiskies, and are designed to compliment the Wemyss range of single cask malt whiskies.