Friday, January 30, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (January 30, 2015)

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.

Within Inbox we aim to 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.  January is traditionally a quiet time of the year as the whisky industry wakes up slowly from its festive break but here are a couple of bits of news that has caught our attention from this week ...


AnCnoc - Goes Vintage
The AnCnoc single malt brand, which has its home at the Knockdhu distillery in the east Highlands, has announced its oldest ever whisky.  The 1975 Vintage is constructed from just three casks.  These are a combination of American oak and Spanish oak, and they have yielded just 1,590 bottles.  It was bottled in late 2014 at the natural cask strength of 44.2% ABV and is non chill-filtered and of natural colour.

The 1975 Vintage will be released on February 1st and available in selected world markets including Canada, Russia, the UK and the USA.  The recommended retail price is £300 and it will be sold through specialist whisky retailers.

Stephanie Bridge, the Assistant Brand Manager for AnCnoc says: “The last 12 months have been a very ambitious and successful time for AnCnoc. We unveiled the Peaty Collection to a global audience and launched two travel retail expressions and our 18 year old. The 1975 Vintage has been anticipated for a number of years, it’s distinctively anCnoc, a fantastic whisky and a superb addition to any whisky collection.”

Irish Whiskey Museum - Opens its doors
Ireland's first ever whiskey museum has been officially opened to the public.  The museum, which was developed by travel company Extreme Ireland, is located in the centre of Dublin (Grafton Street) and is expected to attracted over 80,000 visitors a year.  It features a series of interactive and innovative exhibitions that chart the history of Irish whiskey in a temporary setting.  For more details - visit

Keith McDonnell, founder of the Irish Whiskey Museum, said: “Irish Whiskey acts as an ambassador for Ireland all over the world. The Irish Whiskey Museum gives those who appreciate our whiskey the chance to discover a litany of legends and tales that will entrance and inform.”

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