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 ...
John Dewar & Sons, the owners of the Highland distillery of Aberfeldy, have announced a new expression that will sit in their core single malt range. The Aberfeldy 16 years old has been matured entirely in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and will sit between the 12 and 21 years old expressions in the range. There is also an 18 years old, which is exclusive to the travel retail sector. The 16 years old has been bottled at 40% ABV and will be available in eleven world markets - Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK. No indication of price was given in the press release.
The first ever Italian single malt whisky is about to hit the market. The Puni distillery, which is located in the southern Tyrol in the foothills of the Alps, began production in February 2012. They have announced the release of their first two limited edition whiskies - Alba (pictured, left) and Nova (pictured, below). Both will be available in two batches, the first at 54% ABV and a later one to follow at 43% ABV. Alba ('dawn' in Italian) has been matured in ex-Marsala wine casks for two years and then transferred for a further years to casks that have previously held smoky Islay whisky.
www.puni.com or at the distillery shop. The same applies for the second batches, but these will also be available through selected specialist and luxury retailers in France, Germany and Italy.
Prices are - Alba Batch 1 €154 per bottle and Batch 2 €74. Nova Batch 1 €126 per bottle and Batch 2 €59.