Friday, January 20, 2012

Inbox - January 20, 2012

whisky for everyone inbox logoInbox 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 that we receive. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Within Inbox we 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 week again includes our new feature - Tweet of the week. This is our favourite piece of news or information that we have seen on Twitter recently. Here we go with this week's news ...
Benriach - Sweet seventeen
The innovative Speyside distillery of Benriach have announced the launch of a new single malt in to their core range.  The Septendecim is a peated, smoky whisky which joins the Curiositas and Authenticus in the award-winning smoky section of the range.  The new release sits in between the two in terms of age at 17 years old. Septendecim is the Latin word for seventeen. The Septendecim is bottled at 46% ABV and will be available worldwide shortly.

The Sales Director of Benriach, Alistair Walker says, “Septendecim is a real robust heavyweight, full-bodied and beautifully balanced with enormous impact. It’s another fine example of our distillery going back to its nineteenth-century roots - a time when, unlike today, the majority of Speyside distilleries were producing peated whiskies.”

Dalmore - The Cigar Malt returns
The Highland distillery of Dalmore has announced the re-birth of a classic whisky from their collection. The previous incarnation of the Cigar Malt was retired in 2007.  This new version is named the Cigar Malt Reserve and has been matured in a combination of ex-Oloroso sherry, ex-American oak bourbon and ex-Cabernet Sauvignon red wine casks. The CMR is aimed at whisky connoisseurs and cigar aficionados and is bottled at a strength of 44% ABV.  It will be available from February in specialist whisky retailers and in the travel retail sector, costing £70 a bottle.

Dalmore's Master Blender Richard Paterson says, “Many fans were disappointed when the old Cigar Malt left the range, so we set about creating an even better whisky that would allow those fans to experience a great single malt that has been specifically crafted with cigar pairings in mind. It’s a great match to a number of cigars but I would highly recommend enjoying it with a Partagas No.2 cigar as the flavours work in perfect harmony together."

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