Friday, May 21, 2021

Inbox / The Week's Whisky News (May 21, 2021)

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. 

Here is the round-up of this week's news ...



The independently owned Speyside distillery of Glenallachie has announced their oldest single malt release to date - the Glenallachie 30 years old Batch One. The batch of just 2,000 bottles features just nine casks that were distilled and filled in either 1989 or 1990. These were hand selected by Billy Walker, the Master Distiller at Glenallachie, from the maturing stock that he inherited at the distillery and are a combination of ex-Oloroso and ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead and puncheon casks. 
The Glenallachie 30 years old Batch One is bottled at the natural cask strength of 48.9% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. It will be available via selected specialist retailers worldwide and will cost £475/ $675 US.
"When I first purchased Glenallachie and explored the warehouses here back in 2017, I was blown away by the quality I discovered. I immediately set out earmarking casks and planning a series of incredibly special releases, and had an ambition to create a memorable 30-year-old expression."
Billy Walker.

The Hebridean island distillery of Jura has unveiled this year's limited edition whisky for Jura Day (June 6) at the annual Feis Ile festival. The Jura Distillery Cask Feis Ile 2021 Edition is a single cask that has been maturing for 18 years in a single re-fill ex-sherry butt. This has been hand selected by Graham Logan, the Distillery Manager at Jura. The whisky was distilled in October 2002 and is bottled at the natural cask strength of 57.1% ABV. It is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. The cask has yielded just 340 bottles and each will cost £145. The Jura Distillery Cask Feis Ile 2021 Edition will be available exclusively from on June 6.


Timorous Beastie
The independent bottler and whisky maker of Douglas Laing & Co. have revealed a new limited edition of their Timotous Beastie blended malt - the Timorous Beastie 'Meet The Beast'. As with all Timorous Beastie whiskies this new expression is created using only single malts from Highland distilleries. In this case all have been matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and is described in the press release as 'a massive amplification of the original Timorous Beastie'.
Meet The Beast is bottled at the natural cask strength of 54.9% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour.  It is presented in a black glass bottle with red livery, which incorporates the famous mouse from the famous Robert Burns poem. There are just 3,600 bottles and they will be available through selected specialist retailers worldwide. A bottle will cost £50/ $72 US.


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