Friday, June 15, 2018

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (June 15, 2018)

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.  This is the news that has grabbed our attention this week.



The premium Scotch single malt brand of Macallan have launched a new limited edition to celebrate the opening of their revolutionary state-of-the-art distillery in Speyside. The Genesis Limited Edition is inspired by lead architect Graham Stirk's vision for the £140 million distillery and visitor centre, which opened to the public on June 2. The bottle is presented alongside a lithographic print of the architectural drawings of the new distillery, signed by Stirk.

The Macallan Genesis Limited Edition is bottled at 45.5% ABV and will be available shortly from the Macallan distillery shop and Macallan airport boutiques around the world. There will be just 2,500 bottles and the recommended retail price is £495/$665 US.

"The collaboration between The Macallan and Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was the beginning of something truly remarkable; a partnership based on a shared commitment to mastery, delivering both an iconic distillery and this unique, limited edition bottling."
Ken Grier - Creative Director for The Macallan.

Royal Salute

The super premium blend of Royal Salute have announced the first ever collaborative blend in the Scotch brand's history. The Kew Palace Edition is inspired by the kitchen gardens of Kew Palace, which sits on the banks of the River Thames in west London and is located within the famous Kew Botanic Gardens. It is the second in the brand's Flask Edition series, which kicked off last year with the Royal Salute 30 years old.

The whisky saw Sandy Hyslop, the Director of Blending for Royal Salute, team up with perfumer Barnabé Fillion to try and push the boundaries of modern Scotch blending. The Kew Palace Edition is bottled at 28 years of age and is presented in a green porcelain flagon with accompanying flask, pouring funnel and wooden display tray. It has an ABV of 40% and the recommended reatil price is £595/$790US.

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