Inbox is our 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 was born! It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday. Within Inbox we will write a few lines detailing 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. Here's the news that caught our attention this week ...
Glen Garioch > Release a third vintage
The east Highland distillery of Glen Garioch (pronounced glen-geery) has announced the release of the third whisky in its Vintages range. Following on from the popular 1990 and 1991 bottlings, this new 1994 release has an alcoholic strength of 53.9% ABV and will retail in specialist whisky specialists for around £60. There is to be only 900 bottles released in the UK, with approximately 11,000 bottles distributed to other world markets. The whisky has been matured in ex-bourbon American oak casks and was produced in the peated style, which the distillery made prior to its closure in 1995. When it was re-opened in 1997, the change was made to an unpeated style.
Isle of Jura > New visitor centre opened
The distillery on the western island of Jura has celebrated the opening of the £100,000 development of a new visitor centre. It opened last week on the first day of the Islay Festival (Feis Isle, as it is sometimes known), in which the Isle of Jura distillery now takes part. The centre is housed on the site of the former distillery shop and runs distillery tours, houses a new shop and contains an exhibition of local myths and legends, plus photos of Duirachs (inhabitants of Jura) past and present. Jura’s popularity has grown massively since 2007 in the UK market especially and the new centre has been built to deal with the increased visitor numbers.
Jack Daniel’s > New bottle design
Here we reveal the new design for the iconic Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 whiskey, which is made in Lynchburg in the American state of Tennessee. The bottle will be available worldwide shortly and shows an adaption of the famous square shape (the corners are more angular), plus the lettering and logos on the label have been tidied up. The whiskey inside remains the same as before!