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 the news from this last week.
The famous Johnnie Walker Blue Label has announced a new limited set of bottles showing what some of the world's greatest cities may look like in the year 2220. There are ten such bottles and famous world cities such as Bangkok, Berlin, London, Mexico City, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei are all included with their own bespoke designs.
The ten designs have been created by renowned digital artist Luke Halls, who has reimagined how each city may be in 200 years time. The most radical and futuristic of the designs features a human city established on Mars (pictured, above). Each city will also be brought to life by scanning the packaging with your phone. The new designs will be available worldwide via specialist whisky and luxury retailers.
Independent bottlers and whisky producers Mossburn Distillers have added two permanent additions to their Mossburn whisky range. The pair appear in the new Signature Cask Series, which is designed to showcase the archetypal styles of Scotland's regions. The first two bottlings are blended malts - one from the Speyside region and one from the Islands. Both have been blended and created by Neil Macleod Mathieson - the whisky maker for Mossburn.
The Mossburn Signature Cask Series - Islands (pictured, above left) has seen the whiskies involved initially matured in re-fill ex-bourbon barrels before being blended and then finished in a hybrid cask. This has been built using first-fill ex-bourbon staves and heads made from virgin European oak. A bottle will cost £45/ $55 US.
The Mossburn Signature Cask Series - Speyside (pictured, above right) has seen whiskies matured in re-fill ex-bourbon barrels, then blended together and finished in a hybrid cask. This time the cask is made of ex-Oloroso sherry butt staves and heavily charred virgin American oak heads. A bottle will cost £42/ $51 US. Both expressions are bottled at 46% ABV and are non chill-filtered and of natural colour.
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