Friday, June 6, 2014

Inbox - June 6, 2014

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 the news that has caught our attention from this week ...


English Whisky Co - Seventh heaven
The Norfolk based English Whisky Company have announced that their popular Chapter 7 release, which is matured in ex-rum casks, is back in limited quantities.  There will be 520 bottles of the regular 46% release, which will cost £44.95 each.  There will also be a cask strength version of which there will be just 96 bottles available, costing £69.99 each.  They are available to order now from the company's website

Glen Garioch - Vin tonneau arrive
The east Highland distillery of Glen Garioch has announced its first ever bottling to have been fully matured in ex-red wine casks.  The casks in question were sourced from Saint-Julien in the famous French wine region of Bordeaux and the whisky has been maturing in them for 15 years.  The Wine Cask Matured has been bottled at 48% ABV and is of natural colour.  There will be just 5,400 bottles available from specialist retailers, with a recommended retail price of £100 each.

Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender at Morrison Bowmore (the owners of Glen Garioch), said, “Distilled entirely on 23rd June 1998, this Glen Garioch was fully matured for over 15 years in the finest Bordeaux barriques. Over this time, the Glen Garioch 1998 Wine Cask Matured has married the sweetness of Bordeaux with the wholesome maltiness of the Garioch spirit – the Auld Alliance at its very best.”

Laphroaig - Opinions welcomed
The famous Islay distillery of Laphroaig have launched a new interactive initiative to find our what people think of the brand and its whiskies.  The #OpinionsWelcome campaign is designed to engage whisky drinkers to share their own personal tasting notes for Laphroaig, which is the biggest selling Islay single malt.  You can leave your own opinions and thoughts on the dedicated microsite or by using the hashtag #OpinionsWelcome on Facebook or Twitter.  The trailer video below shows people and their genuine reactions to tasting Laphroaig for the first time ...

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