Friday, March 16, 2012

Inbox - March 16, 2012

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 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.


Yesterday, we announced a new competition in conjunction with The Glenlivet Guardians.  The prize is a pair of Saturday tickets to Whisky Live, London which is taking place at the Honorary Artillery Company next week end.  The closing date for entries is 20:00 GMT on Monday 19 March.  For details of the competition and how to enter, plus the terms & conditions - click here. Don't miss out!


Bushmills - First 'Live' bands announced
Last week, we reported on the launch of the Bushmill's Live music festival which is to be held at the Northern Irish distillery this coming June (click here to read full details). Well now the first selection of bands and acts have now been announced. 

These include the multi million album selling Snow Patrol, Oscar nominated musician Foy Vance and award winning singer and songwriter Iain Archer.  Just to remind you, there will be no tickets on sale for this event - instead fans are invited to enter a competition draw on the Bushmills Facebook page. The competition draw begins on St. Patrick's Day (tomorrow - Sat 17 June).

Drammie Awards 2012 launched
The on-line whisky community website For Whisky Lovers have announced that the nomination process is now open for this year's Drammie Awards.  The awards are designed so that all whisky consumers can vote for their favourite whiskies, products and organisations, rather than just industry experts.

The 2012 Drammie Awards have 15 categories that you can nominate your favourites for.  The closing date for your nominations is Friday 30 March, and following this date For Whisky Lovers will publish the top five nominations in each category and ask for votes.  The winners of each category will be announced on Monday 16 April. For further information and to enter your personal nominations - click here.

Knob Creek - New rye version
The premium American whiskey brand of Knob Creek have announced the release of a small batch rye whiskey.  The Knob Creek Rye is made with a blend of high quality rye cereals and has been released due to popular demand.  Rye whiskies were widely consumed in the early 1900s, but the Prohibition period killed it off.  Only now are they again getting some significant attention from consumers. 

The Knob Creek Rye is bottled at 100° proof (50% ABV) and is being released now in selected states in the USA.  Further states and other markets will follow in the Summer.  The recommended price for a 750ml bottle is $35.99.

No comments: