Friday, June 17, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (June 17, 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 small Speyside distillery of Benromach have announced a limited edition and old whisky to add to their Vintage series - the 1974 Vintage. The whisky comes from a single ex-sherry butt (Cask #1583) that has yielded just 452 bottles at a cask strength of 49.1% ABV.  The cask is one of the few remaining from before current owners Gordon & MacPhail took control in the 1990s.  The whisky is presented in a decanter and dark wooden casket, both decorated with copper detail.  A bottle will cost £1200 and will be available in selected international markets shortly.  Please visit for more details.

“The 1974 Vintage is incredibly rare, as very few casks of Benromach remain from that time. For all of us at the distillery, this is a moment to be treasured. This is a whisky for those who take their whisky seriously and want the chance to try something which is particularly special because of its rarity.”
Keith Cruickshank - Distillery Manager at Benromach.

English Whisky Co 
The Norfolk-based St. George's distillery, which is owned by The English Whisky Company, have announced a limited edition bottling to celebrate The Queen's recent milestone birthday.  The 90th Birthday Edition is the latest in a series of special single malts that commemorate Royal events.  David Fitt, the Master Distiller at the English Whisky Co, has vatted together a selection of casks and there are just 480 bottles.  These are presented in a decanter bottle at the strength of 46% ABV.  The price is £75 and is available in selected retailers and via

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