Friday, March 27, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (March 27, 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. Here is what has caught our attention this week ...

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Compass Box - Anniversary time
The multi award-winning blending company of Compass Box have announced that they are kicking off their 15th anniversary celebrations with a special limited edition whisky that revives an old favourite.  The Hedonism Quindecimus recreates the original Hedonism that was Compass Box's first whisky to market back in 2000. 

The Quindecimus blends single grain whiskies of varying ages from five different distilleries and has been created by Compass Box founder John Glaser.  All have been matured in American oak casks.  It is bottled at 46% ABV, is non chill-filtered and of natural colour.  There are just 5,689 bottles and they will be available in selected markets from mid-April.  The recommended price will be £125/ €160.



English Whisky Co - End of an era
The Norfolk-based English Whisky Company have announced a very special set of whiskies that commemorate the life of the distillery's founder James Nelstrop, who died last year.  The set includes two whiskies from the Nelstrop family's private stock and were two of James' favourite casks.

The first is a cask strength single cask malt that has been matured in an ex-rum cask and the other is a cask strength peated malt that has been matured in an ex-sherry cask.  The two bottles are housed in a bespoke leather suitcase along with four engraved glasses, a red China water jug, an autobiography of Nelstrop and certificates of authenticity.  Both bottles are the last to carry the signature of James Nelstrop.  There are just 238 sets available and each will retail for £795 via www.englishwhisky.co.uk.

Andrew Nelstrop, owner of the English Whisky Co. commented; “This is a particularly poignant and special release for us. Not only is it extremely personal, as this will be the last whisky chosen for bottling by the distillery's founder, my father James; we also believe it is the oldest English whisky ever to be released to the public. The whisky is incredibly rare and special and a tribute to our distillers”


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