Friday, February 23, 2024

Inbox | The Week's Whisky News | February 23, 2024

Welcome to Inbox - our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to the WFE email. We started Inbox several years ago 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 this week's whisky news ... 



The Speyside distillery of Benriach has announced the launch of a new rare bottling that will be exclusive to the travel retail market - the Benriach Triple Distilled 25 years old. The whisky uses some of the innovative distillery's initial triple distilled spirit, which was first produced for short periods each year in the late 1990s. This spirit has been matured in three cask types - ex-bourbon, ex-Oloroso sherry and virgin oak. 
The new whisky has been created by Dr. Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender for Benriach. The Benriach Triple Distilled 25 years old is bottled at 47% ABV and will be available in selected travel retail outlets worldwide. There are just 5,400 bottles available. Each will cost £300/ $US380.

The Highland distillery of Glenturret has revealed a new premium limited edition single malt to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Jaguar C-Type, one of the most influential motor cars of the 1950s. The collaboration sees whisky with a minimum age of 32 years drawn from just five casks. These were hand-selected by Bob Dalgarno, the Master Whisky Maker for Glenturret. Four were European oak ex-Oloroso sherry hogsheads and one was an American oak ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead cask. There are just 220 bottles available, a number which reflects the horsepower of the Jaguar C-Type. 
The Glenturret x Jaguar C-Type 70th Anniversary Edition is released at the natural strength of 42.3% ABV and is both non-chill filtered and of natural colour. It is available exclusively from the Glenturret website. A bottle will cost £2,200.

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