Friday, July 12, 2019

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 12, 2019)

Welcome to Inbox, our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our WFE email. 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 best selling Irish whiskey brand of Jameson has announced a new expression that will be exclsuive to the travel retail sector - the Jameson Triple Triple. The name of the new whiskey refers to the fact that Jameson spirit is triple distilled and that this release features three different cask types for maturation - ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and ex-Malaga fortified wine casks. Triple Triple is bottled at 40% ABV and will be available in airports globally. A one litre bottle will cost €32.

"At Jameson we know that good things come in threes. Triple Triple is no exception to this rule. Our triple ditilled pot still and grain whiskeys have been further enhanced through triple cask maturation to create an exciting new taste experience."
Billy Leighton - Master Blender of Jameson.

Johnnie Walker

The leading Scotch whisky brand of Johnnie Walker has released four new expressions of its popular Black Label to highlight the four whisky production regions of Scotland - the Highlands, Islay, Lowlands and Speyside. Each is produced using only whiskies from that specified region and show a 12 years old age statement. They will be exclusive to the global travel retail sector and have been created to tie in with Diageo's 'Four Corners of Scotland' campaign.

The Black Label Highlands Origin has the single malts of Clynelish and Teaninich at its core, while the Islay Origin features the peaty Lagavulin and Caol Ila. The Lowlands Origin contains whiskies from Cameronbridge and Glenkinchie, and the Speyside Origin heavily features malts from Cardhu and Glendullan. All are blended malts, with the exception of the Lowlands Origin which is a traditional blend. Each will retail for £37/ $46 US.

Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official spirit of The Open golf tournament, have announced the release of their first ever triple cask matured single malt - the Loch Lomond 25 years old Three Wood Matured. The whisky pays homage to Loch Lomond's golf ambassador Colin Montgomerie, who helped secure the 1997 Ryder Cup with a legendary shot using a three wood club. The limited edition malt has been matured predominantly in re-fill American oak ex-bourbon casks before six month finishing periods in either first-fill Limousin oak or ex-Oloroso sherry casks.

The Loch Lomond 25 years old Triple Wood Matured is bottled at 46.3% ABV and is presented in a black and red gift case that celebrates Montgomerie's golfing achievements. It will be available globally and will cost £250/ $315 US. No indication of the number of bottles was given in the press release.

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