Friday, June 30, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (June 30, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, 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.  With half of 2017 gone, this is the news that has grabbed our attention this week.


The east Highland distillery of Glendronach have announced the latest batch of their cult single cask collection. This sees stock of a variety of ages hand selected and bottled at their natural strength. Batch 15 is one of the smallest releases to date and features just six bottlings, ranging in age from 21 to 27 years of age and drawn from either ex-Oloroso or ex-Pedro Ximenez casks.

The details of each bottling are below and they will be available via selected specialist whisky retailers while stocks last. No indication of prices were given in the press release. For further information, please visit

  • 1990 cask # 7005 / 27 years old / Pedro Ximenez Puncheon / 53.4% ABV
  • 1992 cask # 52 / 25 years old / Oloroso Butt / 58.5% ABV
  • 1992 cask # 89 / 25 years old / Oloroso Butt / 57% ABV
  • 1993 cask # 43 / 24 years old / Oloroso Butt / 59.2% ABV
  • 1994 cask # 3379 / 22 years old / Pedro Ximenez Puncheon / 51.6% ABV
  • 1995 cask #4418 / 21 years old / Pedro Ximenez Puncheon / 52.6%ABV

The Kingsbarns distillery, which is located near to St. Andrews in Fifeand was officilly opened in late 2014, have announced a special bottling - the Two Years Old Spirit Drink. It is the first release from the distillery that has been matured in oak and follows 2015's new make Spirit Drink. The new release has been matured in two first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and then combined.

The liquid used is the same spirit that will eventually become their single malt once it hits three years of age. The Two Years Old Spirit Drink is non chill-filtered, natural colour and bottled at the natural strength of 62.8% ABV. There are just 1,800 20cl bottles and they are only available from the Kingsbarns distillery shop. No indication of price has been given in the press release. More information can be found at

Knob Creek 
The bourbon brand of Knob Creek is celebrating a special anniversary with a limited edition bottling. The Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Bourbon is released to commemorate the first ever expression of Knob Creek - this was created in 1992 by Booker Noe, the 6th generation Beam Master Distiller. This quarter century edition has been selected by Booker's son Fred Noe, the 7th generation Beam Master Distiller. It has been bottled at 50% ABV (100 Proof). Details of the price, availability and number of bottles were not revealed in the press release.

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