Friday, January 14, 2022

Inbox / The Week's Whisky News (January 14, 2022)

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 first Inbox of 2022 and we would like to say Happy New Year to all of our readers. We look forward to bringing you more whisky news, reviews and videos over the coming year. Here is the round-up of the news from over the festive period ...

The Epicurean
The Lowland blended malt brand of The Epicurean has revealed the latest addition to its limited edition Wood Series range - The Epicurean White Port Finish. It marks the sixth release into the series by owners Douglas Laing & Co. As with all expressions of The Epicurean, this has been created using only single malts from the Lowlands of Scotland. Initial maturation was in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, before being transferred to a single ex-white Port cask for a finishing period of 12 months. This special cask was sourced from the Douro Valley in Portugal. 
The Epicurean White Port Finish is bottled at 48% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. It will be available through selected specialist retailers in selected markets and cost £60/€72 per bottle. The exact number of bottles was not revealed in the press release.
"Our limited edition Wood Series, which seeks to compare and contrast a cross-section of fascinating finishes, lends itself to the versatile and vibrant profile of Lowland malts and the innovative and adventurous brand values of The Epicurean.”
Jenny Rogerson / Head of Marketing at Douglas Laing & Co.


The American bourbon brand of Yellowstone has revealed six special bottle designs for its Select expression to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Yellowstone bourbon first appeared in 1872. The six designs each depict a famous scene or landmark from the Yellowstone National Park - the first designated national park in America. These include Grand Prismatic Spring, Lamar Valley, Lower Yellowstone Falls, Minerva Terrace, Old Faithful and Roosevelt Arch.

Yellowstone Select bourbon is produced at the Limestone Branch distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky. The Landmark Edition bottlings will be available in limited numbers across the USA and will retail for $40 each. The distillery is pledging $1.50 from each bottle sold to the NPCA, the National Parks Conservation Association, with a minimum gauranteed limit of $30,000.

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