Friday, October 14, 2011

Inbox > October 14, 2011

whisky for everyone inbox logoWelcome to Inbox - our weekly round up of whisky news and PR type material that has recently found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece that we receive. 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 we go with this week's whisky news ...

Benriach & Glendronach > Announce two exclusives
Vote for Pedro
The independent Benriach Distillery Company, who own both the Benriach and Glendronach distilleries, have announced two UK exclusive bottlings.  Both are from a single Pedro Ximinez sherry cask, with one from each distillery, and both were distilled in 1995, before being bottled in August of this year.  The Benriach version was distilled in May 1995 and the cask has given 695 bottles (all hand numbered) at a natural cask strength of 58.3% ABV.  The Glendronach was distilled in November 1995 and there are 725 bottles at the natural cask strength of 56.2% ABV.  Both bottlings are available now from selected UK specialist whisky retailers and should both cost around the £60 mark.

Dalmore > Partnered with Lutwyche shoes
A nose of leather, autumnal leaves & gravel
The luxury tailor Lutwyche has teamed up with the Highland single malt of Dalmore to produce a gift pack with a difference.  They have produced their first pair of shoes under the Lutwyche name and are packaging it with a bottle of Dalmore whisky.  The shoes are hand made in the traditional way from deerskin and feature the Dalmore stag logo, plus will be personalised with each customers name.  They are presented with a bottle of Dalmore's King Alexander III, which is worth £150 on its own.  Each package will cost £550 each and will be available at Lutwyche's store in Clifford Street, London from the 27 October.  The offer will only be available for one month.  Further info can be found at

Glenmorangie > Visitor Centre re-opens
Inside the new visitor centre
The famous Glenmorangie distillery in the north Highlands is re-opening its revamped Visitor Centre this weekend (15 & 16 October). To celebrate they are holding special 'family friendly' activities over the two days.  The new centre includes a new exhibition space which plots the history of the distillery (pictured, left) and a 'dramming room' where visitors can sample whiskies from the Glenmorangie range. It is hoped that the revamp will help add to the current 25,000 people a year that visit. The Distillery Manager at Glenmorangie, Andy MacDonald, says "The completion of our new visitor centre is very exciting for us. It provides visitors with a unique insight into the Glenmorangie whisky making process and makes the distillery at Tain a must-see attraction."

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