Friday, September 5, 2014

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 5, 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.  It's been a bit of a quiet one this week, but here is the news that has caught our attention from this week ...


AnCnoc - A Cut above the rest
The east Highland distillery of Knockdhu has announced an addition to its recently released limited edition AnCnoc 'peated malts collection'.  The new bottling, named Cutter, is the peatiest of any of the series to date with a phenol content of 20.5 PPM (Parts Per Million).  There are just 12,000 bottles and they are bottled at 46% ABV, are non chill-filtered and of natural colour.  It will be available shortly through UK specialist retailers at a recommended cost of £52.

Stephanie Bridge, the AnCnoc Assistant Brand Manager, commented: "We are thrilled with the reception our new peaty whiskies have had since we launched the collection back in April this year. We are delighted to have Cutter join this exquisite collection, bringing a slightly smokier, stronger peated option that has all the quality, character and taste that every whisky made at Knockdhu distillery enjoys."

Lagavulin - Make mine a Triple
Diageo have announced the third release in their Triple Matured single malt range, which are exclusive to their Friends of the Classic Malts members.  This is from the Lagavulin distillery on Islay and follows the Royal Lochnagar and Talisker editions.  It has undergone a similar 'triple maturation' to the other two in that it has been matured in American and European oak refill casks, then in ex-bodega American oak hogsheads before being rested in refill European oak casks.

There are 'limited numbers' of this release with an advertised 500 bottles for the UK.  As with the other two, it is bottled at 48% ABV and priced at £80, with a maximum of two bottles per member, from  If you order before the end of September, then you will also receive a free Lagavulin tasting glass and free postage.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society - Anyone game for some whisky?

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society have released details of their latest innovative and interactive pop-up event to showcase their exclusive single cask single malt whiskies.  The Glorious 12 tips its hat towards the grouse shooting season, which starts on the 'Glorious 12th' (August 12) every year.  The event will take place on September 11, 12 and 13 in London at a specially created venue in Shoreditch. 

It has seen the SMWS team up with The Wild Game Co to create a selection of 12 'Scottish tapas' that are paired with different expressions from the SMWS range.  This takes the form of a hosted dining experience - tickets are limited and available from  More details are also available there.  If you do not want a ticket, you can simply turn up and sample a few of the creations and whiskies for free.

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