Friday, August 7, 2020

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (August 7, 2020)



Welcome to Inbox, our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our WFE email. 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 the news from this week ...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Review - The One Orange Wine Cask Finished

The One Orange Wine Cask Finished is a new release from The Lakes distillery and join its range of The One, their blended whisky offering. It joins the Signature Blend, Port Cask Finished and Sherry Cask Finished. As with each of The One expressions, this whisky has The Lakes' single malt at its heart and is then blended with Scotch single grain and single malts from the Highlands, Islay and Speyside. The Orange Wine Cask Finish has been matured in first-fill American oak casks and finished in casks seasoned with Vino de Naranja produced in Heulvo, Spain. Vino de Naranja is produced in the Andalucia region of Spain and involves macerating white wine with orange peel.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Review - Diageo Prima & Ultima Collection



The Prima & Ultima Collection are a new set of super-premium old and rare whiskies collated from around its extensive estate of Diageo, Scotland's largest produced of whisky. There are eight whiskies in total and each bottling is either the first or the last of its kind from a distillery - this marks a particular point or story in history of each place. They have been selected by whisky industry legend Dr. Jim Beveridge OBE, a 40-year veteran at Diageo and senior member of the blending team.

Allotment Drams - Roe & Co. & Scarabus


We have two more episodes for you from our increasingly popular Allotment Dram series. This is where we talk about a whisky and review it in the surroundings of our north London allotment.

First, watch as Matt samples the Roe & Co. from Diageo and gives his thoughts and tasting notes on this relative newcomer to the Irish whiskey market. Then on his next visit he takes on the Scarabus, an impressive young Islay single malt from the guys at Hunter Laing & Co. We hope that you enjoy both videos.







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Friday, July 31, 2020

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 31, 2020)



Welcome to Inbox, our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our WFE email. 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 the news from this week ...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Review - The Legend of Fiona Macleod 33 years old



The Legend of Fiona Macleod is a single malt that sits at the top of the Character of Islay whisky range that has been created by Atom Brands. It is joined in the range by the Green Isle blend and two further single malts - the Aerolite Lyndsay 10 years old and Grace Île 25 years old. All the whiskies are designed to explore the brand's play on the romanticism of the island of Islay. Each 'character' in the range is designed to show historical references to Islay's whisky history and the quirks associated with the Hebridean island.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Review - The Glen Moray Distillery Editions 2020



These three new whiskies have been released to help fans and collectors who cannot visit the Glen Moray distillery in Elgin this year due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The trio of Distillery Edition single cask single malts, which would usually have been visitor centre exclusives, have all been matured in ex-wine casks - Burgundy, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc - and selected by Dr. Kirstie McCallum, the Head of Whisky Creation at Glen Moray. They are all released at their natural cask strengths and are non chill-filtered and of natural colour. All were distilled in either 2003 or 2004.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Allotment Drams - Jura 18 years old & Mortlach 20 years old


Watch the two latest episodes in our Allotment Dram whisky review series, both of which are older single malts. Firstly Matt talks about the red wine cask influenced Jura 18 years old. Then he tackles 'The Beast of Dufftown' in the form of the Mortlach 20 years old. Watch to find out some distillery info, his thoughts and tasting notes on both whiskies. We hope you enjoy.







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Friday, July 24, 2020

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 24, 2020)



Welcome to Inbox, our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our WFE email. 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 the news from this week ...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Our Top 10 Whisky Books



There are literally hundreds, possibly even thousands, of books on the subject of whisky out there. These cover all facets of the industry from how the spirit is made and the history of distilleries to 'must try' bottles and how to use whisky in cocktails. Some are written by well-known whisky or spirits writers, others by bartenders or those interested in the subject. There really is a whisky book for everyone.

Any Top 10 selection is subjective of course and everyone will pick a different line-up as their choice. It is the same for any Top 10 for any subject. Therefore you may not agree with our choices or have some in your own personal line-up and some not. We would love to hear what your favourite books are, so please feel free to comment against this post or on the YouTube video.