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 final Inbox of 2021 and we would like to thank you all for reading each week over the last year. It remains one of our most popular posts and will return in January. Watch this space! Here is the round-up of this week's news ...
The Speyside distillery of Balvenie have announced the final bottling in their Tun 1509 series. The multi award-winning series now features eight bottlings, each created by David C. Stewart MBE - the Balvenie Malt Master, and now joins Tun 1401 as a completed set. The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 8 is made from 18 rare casks with each hand-selected by Stewart. These range in origin, wood type and age. they are then skillfully married in a tun - a huge oak vessel - that is housed within Warehouse 24 at the distillery for a period of time.
The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 8 is bottled at the natural cask strength of 52.2% ABV and is non chill-filtered. The exact number of bottles was not revealed in the press release but each will cost £330. It will be available in the UK from selected specialist and luxury retailers.
The Speyside distillery of Glen Moray have announced a special limited edition to celebrate their two years of sponsorship of the Edinburgh rugby team. The Glen Moray Homecoming Edition is a 15 years old single malt and is released to mark the completion of Edinburgh's new permanent home - the Dam Health Stadium. The new whisky has been fully matured in ex-sherry casks at the distillery in Elgin.
The Glen Moray Homecoming Edition 15 years old is released at 40% ABV and there are just 1,000 bottles. Each will cost £60 and will be available from a limited selection of retailers in Edinburgh.
"The Homecoming Edition is a glorious whisky that is a tribute to this exciting new era for the club and rugby in Edinburgh. We selected and bottled this especially for the fans: a perfect pre- or post-match warmer for the cold winter nights."James Collins / UK Marketing Manager at Glen Moray.
And Finally ...
We would like to wish all our readers a restful and relaxing time over the forthcoming festive period, wherever you are in the world and despite the growing Covid fears and restrictions. We hope that you get to spend the time how you want and to have some good whisky along the way.
Also, Matt has written an article about classic Christmas drinks that we wanted to share with you - to read click here. We hope you enjoy it and that it gets you in the festive mood. Or maybe even want to try some of them yourself? Enjoy!