Friday, March 16, 2018

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (March 16, 2018)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, 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.  This is the news that has grabbed our attention this week.

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Douglas Laing
The independent bottler of Douglas Laing & Co. has announced a limited edition single cask whisky range named 'The Coastal Collection'. The new series is an extension of their popular Provenance range and is set to honour Scotland's whisky islands and the seas around them. The inaugural bottling is from the Islay distillery of Bunnahabhain and is 10 years of age. There are just 383 bottles and these are released at 48% ABV and are of natural colour and non chill-filtered. It will be available from selected specialist whisky retailers worldwide.

“The Provenance Coastal Collection will highlight some of the most maritime single malts from our stocks in this special edition series. This first release, distilled at Islay’s Bunnahabhain, displays a salty, smoky and spicy character – the epitome of what we believe a maritime malt should be.”
Cara Laing - Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing & Co.

Glen Scotia

The Campbeltown distillery of Glen Scotia have launched a pop-up event in central London that aims to bring a piece of the Victorian whisky capital to the actual capital. The Glen Scotia Grand Tour is located in Borough Market was launched to media and press on Wednesday evening. It was then opened to the public yesterday and remains open today and tomorrow (Saturday).

Guests can expect a welcome cocktail at a dedicated bar before moving through to The Dunnage Room, a recreation of one of Glen Scotia's warehouses. Here Iain McAlister, the Distillery Manager, will host a sampling of the core single malt range before one special dram drawn straight from a cask to finish. Finally, guests acn relax and sample another cocktail or buy Glen Scotia products in a mock-up of the Distillery Manager's office.

At the time of writing, tickets are still available for Saturday sessions. These cost just £10 plus booking fee and run up to 10pm - for more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.


Lux Row Distillers
The fourth installment of the annual Blood Oath ultra-premium bourbon series, created by Lux Row Distillers, has been announced. Blood Oath Pact No.4 combines three rare bourbons and has been created by John Rempe, Master Blender at Lux Row - these are aged for nine, ten and twelve years respectively and matured in casks of different toasting levels. There are just 36,000 bottles produced and they are released at 98.4 Proof (49.2% ABV). They are presented in a wooden casket with a certificate signed by Rempe. Blood Oath Pact No.4 will be available throughout the USA only and will retail for $99.99 each.


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