Inbox is a weekly round up of whisky news and PR type material that has found its way in to our email inbox. Sadly, we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece that we receive, so Inbox has been born! It will feature items from around the world of whisky and will be published by us each Friday. Within Inbox we will write a couple of lines about each press release/piece of news/PR event that we have received and provide links, where possible, for you to find out further information if you want to. So grab a dram and we hope that you enjoy ...
Deanston – new whisky launched
The Highland distillery, currently owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, has announced a new whisky to sit alongside the existing Deanston 12 years old. This is called Deanston Virgin Oak and is finished in new American oak casks from Kentucky USA and is bottled at 46.3% ABV. The packaging will be closer to the other recently re-launched Burn Stewart single malts – the Bunnahabhain 12 years old, Ledaig and Tobermory 10 years old – than the current Deanston.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society - chance of a lifetime!
The famous whisky society has announced a once in a lifetime chance to win the contents of one of their single casks. It is open to UK members only. The whisky in question is a cask of 48.21 (number 48 in their numerical system is rumoured to be Balmenach distillery), that has developed a leak. In a bid to save some of the precious whisky they have bottled the remaining liquid, giving just 37 bottles in total. For the chance to win all 37 bottles, members only have to buy a 70cl bottle from their collection before 13 December - they will then be entered autromatically in to the prize draw! For further information, check out this article from the great Whisky Intelligence site or by going direct to The Society's website at www.smws.com.
Whisky For Movember
It’s November, so that means it is again time for Whisky For Movember - the official UK charity that raises money during the course of November by growing moustaches (or a 'mo' - get it?) for the whole month. The group is made up of people from across the whisky industry - writers, bloggers and drinkers. For more details or to donate can be found at www.whisky4movember.com or on Twitter @whisky4movember. Whisky For Movember is part of the larger Movember charity group, which was started in Australia. Movember aims to raise awareness and money for a series of male health issues, primarily The Prostate Cancer Charity. For further details or to donate to Movember, then check out www.movember.com.