Friday, January 9, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (January 9, 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.

This week sees Inbox return from its annual December break for the first edition of 2015.  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.  Here is the news that has caught our attention from this week ...


The Glasgow Distillery Co - Release the Titans
The Scottish craft spirit produces The Glasgow Whisky Co have announced the first of a special series of limited edition whiskies.  The collection is named after figures in Greek mythology and the first is the Prometheus 26 years old.  Prometheus was the most renowned of the Titans and is believed to have presented man with the gift of fire.

The GWC has acquired a number of special casks for these releases and Prometheus is from an un-named Speyside distillery but the whisky has an unexpected smoky edge.  It has been bottled at 47% ABV and will be available in specialist whisky and online retailers.  A 70cl bottle will cost £380.

Isle of Skye - Two new expressions
The Isle of Skye blended Scotch brand has announced two new whiskies for its core range - the 18 and 21 year olds.  They join the 8, 12 and 50 year old versions.  The brand, which is owned by the family run company of  Ian Macleod Distillers, has priced the new products at £85 and £120 respectively.  They will be available in selected specialist retailers and via their website

Neil Boyd, the Commercial Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “The Isle of Skye range was created based on a 19th century family recipe that blends distinctive peaty Island and mellow Speyside malts. The addition of the 18 and 21yo whiskies will provide consumers with a superb high quality alternative to the standard 8 and 12yo within the range.” 

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