Friday, February 26, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (February 26, 2016)

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 this week's news that caught our eye ...


Akashi - Lucky Germans!
This is a new release from the Eigashima (White Oak in English) distillery in Japan.  The small craft distillery is one of Japan's oldest and the new whisky is released under their Akashi single malt brand.  This is bottled from a single ex-sherry butt (Cask #5184) and at 8 years of age with a strength of 50% ABV.  There are just 120 bottles and these will be available exclusively in Germany through Eigashima's distributors BSC (Bremer Spirituosen Contor).  It is launched tomorrow (February 27) at The Village whisky festival in Nuremberg, Germany.

Ledaig - Something to Mull over
Distell, the owners of the Tobermory distillery on the isle of Mull, have announced the release of a vintage expression of their Ledaig smoky/peaty single malt.  The limited edition whisky was distilled in 1996 and has been matured in ex-Oloroso sherry casks.  It has been bottled at 20 years of age and at a strength of 46% ABV.  It is also non chill filtered and of natural colour.  A bottle will cost £120 and it will be available in the UK and selected world markets, plus through global travel retail.

“This wonderfully peated single malt from Tobermory reflects the rich past of what is one of the oldest commercial distilleries still in operation. It is exciting to announce the release of this fine, Hebridean whisky, which reinforces our commitment to our customers around the world to continue to produce innovative, quality single malts.”
Alison Gibb - Global Marketing Manager, Malts at Distell.

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