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 Lowland distillery of Bladnoch have announced the latest addition to their Annual Release range - the Bladnoch 19 years old. The whisky has been matured in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and is the first ever expression of Bladnoch to be released using such casks. These casks were hand selected by DR. Nick Savage, the Master Distiller at Bladnoch. It joins the 11 years old and 14 years old in the range. The Bladnoch 19 years old is bottled at 46.7% ABV and is will initially be available exclusively via the distillery website - www.bladnoch.com. There is a limit of one bottle per customer. Each bottle will cost £180.
The Spirit of Yorkshire have announced the latest single malt in their Finishes Series - the Filey Bay Peated Finish. The whisky features distillate laid down to mature in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels during 2017. This was then transferred to casks for a finishing period. These casks had previously held peated whisky. It joins the Filey Bay Moscatel Finish and STR Finish in the Finishes Series, and is designed to 'add a new dimension to the spirit'. The Filey Bay Peated Finish is bottled at 46% ABV and is available via the distillery website. A bottle will cost £60.
The Swedish distillery of Mackmyra have announced the latest addition to their exclusive Moments series - the Mackmyra Brukswhisky DLX. This latest whisky pays homage to the classic Brukswhisky expression, which is part of the brand's core range. The recipe and casks used are exactly the same as for Brukswhisky but with much greater maturation time in cask. All whiskies used are between nine and 14 years. The cask types are ex-bourbon (both 100 and 200 litre size), ex-Oloroso sherry and Swedish oak. All have been matured in Mackmyra's Bodås mine warehouse.
The Mackmyra Brukswhisky DLX is bottled at 46.6% ABV and there are just 1,999 bottles. These are available in selected specialist retailers and via www.mackmyra.com. Each bottle will cost £109/ €122,49.
"Brukswhisky has always had a place close to my heart. The DLX is a celebration to the original, but also stating that we are now an established distillery. With increased age and longer periods in casks the complexity is elevated and with a reinvigorated freshness and fruitiness."Angela D'Orazio - Master Blender at Mackmyra.