Friday, December 10, 2021

Inbox / The Week's Whisky News (December 10, 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 east Highland distillery of Fettercairn has announced the latest edition of its annual 16 years old bottling. The Fettercairn 16 years old 2021 Edition has been created using a mix of single malt matured in first-fill and re-fill Oloroso sherry cask, plus ex-Palo Cortado sherry butts. These are then married together to create the final whisky. It follows the inaugural release last year and has been created by Gregg Glass, the Master Whisky Maker for Fettercairn. It is bottled at 46.4% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. The Fettercairn 16 years old 2021 Edition will be available in key European markets including Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, plus Asia and travel retail. A bottle will cost £69/ €82.


The independent bottler and whisky maker Wemyss Malts has announced the release of six rare single cask whiskies. There are five single malts and one single grain. Each has been given a flavour-led name and is also colour coded into one of six categories - Sweet, Spicy, Smoky, Rich, Light and Oily - to help consumers get an idea of the style. The details of each bottling are listed below.

  • Bananas And Cream / Strathclyde / 16 years old / Distilled 2005 / Bottled 2021 / £88
  • Clove Studded Oranges / Glenrothes / 25 years old / Distilled 1996 / Bottled 2021 / £200
  • Jam On Toast / Blair Athol / 30 years old / Distilled 1991 / Bottled 2021 / £300
  • Kiwi And Chilli / Glenrothes / 25 years old / Distilled 1996 / Bottled 2021 / £225
  • Sweet Disposition / Glen Keith / 25 years old / Distilled 1996 / Bottled 2021 / £200
  • Ultimate Apple Pie / Glen Moray / 25 years old / Distilled 1996 / Bottled 2021 / £150

Four of the whiskies will be available through selected specialist retailers in selected global markets including Asia, Europe and the UK. Clove Studded Oranges will be exclusive to and Jam On Toast will be exclusive to the company's Cask Club members. Each whisky is taken from a single cask and therefore limited in number.

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