Friday, November 8, 2019

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 8, 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 west London distillery of Bimber has announced its latest limited edition whisky - the Bimber Re-Charred Oak Casks single malt. It is only the second ever release from the distillery and is a vatting of heavily charred American oak casks that were made by Bimber's team of coopers and laid down to mature during the first year of production in 2016. The casks were selected by Founder and Master Distiller Darius Plazewski, and further batches are planned in time.

There are just 5,000 bottles available and these will be sold via selected specialist retailers in selected world markets - France, Hong Kong, Italy, Poland, Taiwan and the UK - and The Re-Charred Oak Casks is bottled at 51.9% ABV and will cost £65 each.

Canadian Club
The popular whisky brand of Canadian Club has announced the second release in to its super premium and limited edition CC Chronicles collection - the Canadian Club CC Chronicles No.2 : The Dock Man. The whisky is a 42 years old blend and follows on from 2018's inaugural release, the 41 years old CC Chronicles No.1 : Waters of Windsor. The second release is bottled at 45% ABV (90 Proof) and will be available across the USA in selected retailers. A bottle will cost $300 US.

Diageo and HBO have announced the ninth and final bottling in their popular Game of Thrones single malts collection - the Mortlach Six Kingdoms 15 years old. The new whisky pays tribute to the finale of the famous TV series that saw the seven kingdoms become six. The packaging features an intricate line drawing of the Three Eyed Raven that features in the show and a metallic gold tube.

The Mortlach Six Kingdoms 15 years old has been matured in first-fill ex-sherry casks, before a finishing period in American oak ex-bourbon casks. It will be available from specialist whisky retailers worldwide from the end of November and is 'limited in number'. It is also available for pre-order on Amazon. A bottle will cost £120/ $155 US.

The Three Drinkers
The members of the Amazon Prime TV series The Three Drinkers have teamed up with retailer Master of Malt to release their first whisky - The Three Drinkers Scotch Whisky Cask Selection No.1. The whisky is a 17 years old blended malt inspired by different distillery locations within the series and is non chill-filtered and of natural colour. There are just 300 bottles, which have been individually numbered and signed by The Three Drinkers. The Cask Selection No.1 will be sold via Master of Malt and is available for pre-order now, with delivery expected later in November. A bottle will cost £40.

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