Friday, June 10, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (June 10, 2016)

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 this week's news that caught our eyes ...



The Highland distillery of Dalmore has announced a new range of single malts that will be exclusively available in the travel retail sector.  The Dalmore Fortuna Meritas Collection will feature four whiskies and are inspired by the distillery's belief that 'fortune favours the brave'.  Three new whiskies - the Regalis, Luceo and Dominium - will join the existing Valour expression to form the collection.

The three new expressions have each been matured in a different type of sherry cask and have been selected by Dalmore's Master Distiller Richard Paterson in partnership with the famous Gonzalez Byass bodega in Jerez.  Regalis has been matured in ex-Amoroso casks, the Luceo in ex-Apostoles casks and the Dominium in ex-Matusalem 30 year old casks.

All are bottled at 40% ABV and will be available European travel retail outlets shortly. They will be priced at £60 for the Regalis, £67 for the Luceo and £75 for the Dominium.

Glenmorangie, the best-selling Highland single malt distillery, have announced an initiative to celebrate their Extra Matured range of whiskies.  The range includes the sherry cask finished LaSanta, the Port cask matured Quinta Ruban and the Sauternes cask matured Nectar D'Or.  The initiative, named Old Fashioned Week, also celebrates the brand's fifth year of the British Open golf tournament, which this year takes place at Troon in Scotland.

For Old Fashioned Week, which runs next week from June 13-19, Glenmorangie have teamed up with drinks writer Laura Foster.  She has visited some of the UK's best bars, who have created Old Fashioned styled cocktails inspired by and using the Extra Matured range.  Each bar will be serving this cocktail to customers during the week.  Foster will also appear on a series of videos throughout the event.  To see these and for a full list of participating bars, please visit

Whisky Co.
There is a new company in Scotland that is offering whisky fans the chance to create bespoke travel and distillery tours.  Whisky Co. is the brainchild of Kirsty MacGeoch and with the support of the RBS Entrepreneurial Spark start-up business accelerator will offer tailored whisky experiences.

Kirsty (pictured, left) has five years experience of organising such trips and experiences for some of Scotland's largest whisky brands in her previous job as a whisky PR manager.  Whisky Co. creates bespoke itineraries for novices and connoisseurs alike, which are individually suited to guests’ requirements and books all aspects of their trip, from transfers to tastings, with a focus on luxury.

Whisky Co. has all whisky lovers covered, from the novice to the connoisseur.  The focus is on luxury and all prices are dependent on individual customer requirements.  For further information and bookings, please visit

"I felt that there wasn’t a luxury, personalised service available to the public that offered something special to visitors. Whisky Co. is here to do that, by providing extra-special whisky experiences based on exactly what the customer wants, rather than providing just another pre-packaged whisky holiday."
Kirsty MacGeoch - Founder of Whisky Co.


WhiskyGuru said...

i just wanted to say thank you for that great blog post!

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