Inbox is back after its festive break and is ready to bring you more news! 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 ...
Ardbeg iPhone app is coming!
The cult Islay distillery have announced plans to release and Ardbeg app for the iPhone. This will appear in the iTunes store soon and will include interactive features such as distillery history and facts, tasting notes for the core range of whiskies, news updates and access to the online shop.
Chivas Brothers extends ‘Extinct Malts’ range
The Scotch whisky wing of drinks giant Pernod Ricard have announced the release of two new whiskies from two of their closed distilleries – Inverleven and Glenugie. Both are limited to just 500 bottles and will appear under the Deoch an Doras label (Deoch an Doras translates from Gaelic as ‘drink at the door’ or ‘farewell drink’). Inverleven was built within the larger Dumbarton grain whisky distillery in 1938 and taken out of service in 1991. The new release (pictured, left) is bottled at 48.8% ABV and will retail at £275 each. Glenugie used to be the most easterly distillery in Scotland and was located in the town of Peterhead. It was founded in 1831 and closed in 1983. The new release is bottled at 55.5% ABV and will cost £250 each. Both can be purchased at three Chivas visitor centre shops – Aberlour, Glenlivet and Strathisla – or via www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com.
Old Pulteney tasting on Twitter
Inver House, the owner of five Scottish whisky distilleries, have announced a live tasting of some of the Old Pulteney range. This will take place on Twitter at 19:30 UK time on Thursday 20 January. There will be a number of selected whisky bloggers (including us!) and whisky journalists taking part, along with Malcolm Waring – the Distillery Manager at Pulteney. Malcolm has just joined Twitter and if you would like to follow him, then search for @Malcolm_Waring. The whiskies being tasted are the 12 and 17 year olds from the core range and a brand new sherry cask bottling for the travel retail/Duty Free market called WK209, which won't be available until March/April (we are looking forward to trying that one in particular!). If you want to follow the tasting on Twitter, then look out for the tag #wk209.