Friday, December 20, 2019

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (December 20, 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.

This is also the last Inbox of the year, so we would like to say thank you for tuning in each Friday throughout 2019 and see you back here in early 2020.


Big Peat
The Big Peat blended malt brand, which is owned by independent bottling company and whisky makers Douglas Laing & Co, has announced the third and final part of its Trilogy Vintage Series. The Big Peat 27 years old Black Edition follows on from 2017’s 25 years old Gold Edition and 2018’s 26 years old Platinum Edition. As with all Big Peat expressions, this latest edition uses only single malts from the famous whisky island of Islay.

The Big Peat 27 years old Black Edition is bottled at 48.3% ABV and is non chill-filtered and of natural colour. There are just 3,000 bottles globally and they will be available from January through selected specialist whisky retailers. No indication of price was given in the press release.

Glen Moray
The Elgin-based Speyside distillery of Glen Moray has revealed details of a new limited edition to join its Rare Vintage Collection - the Glen Moray 25 years old Port Cask Finish. The whisky used to create the new release were all distilled and filled to American oak ex-bourbon casks in 1994, before undergoing a lengthy finishing period in ex-Port pipes sourced from the Porto Cruz winery. It is bottled at 43% ABV. There will be just 2,700 bottles available and these can be purchased through selected specialist whisky retailers worldwide. A bottle will cost £175/ $230 US.

Royal Lochnagar
The east Highland distillery of Royal Lochnagar, which is located next to Balmoral Castle, has announced the forthcoming release of the Distillery Exclusive Bottling. This will be available only at the distillery visitor centre near Ballater from January. The whisky combines malts of different ages that have seen maturation in European and re-fill oak casks that were selected by Neil Murphy, the Senior Site Manager for Lochnagar, and his small team. It is bottled at 48% ABV and there will be just 5,004 bottles available. Bottles will cost £85 each.

The Perthshire distillery of Tullibardine has announced the fourth release in to its rare The Custodians Collection - the Tullibardine 1964. The whisky is constructed from three hand selected casks, all distilled and filled in 1964, and they have yielded just 242 bottles. It joins previous expressions in The Custodians Collection from 1952, 1962 and 1970. The Tullibardine 1964 has been bottled at its natural cask strength of 40.4% ABV and purchasers automatically become a life member of The Tullibardine Custodians Club. No details of price were given in the press release.

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