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Inbox / The Week's Whisky News (September 23, 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.  Here is the round-up of the news from this last week.  ________  
Douglas Laing
It has been a busy week at the family-owned independent bottlers and whisky maker Douglas Laing & Co, as they have announced no less than three new bottlings. The first sees a return of the Big Peat Christmas Edition (pictured, left), the annual festive release for the company's Islay blended malt. Although limited the exact number of bottles was not revealed in the press release. The Big Peat Christmas Edition 2022 has been bottled at the cask strength of 54.2% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. A bottle will cost £57.50/ €68.50.

The Scallywag Winter Edition (pictured, right) is the third annual release in the Speyside single malt's Seasonal Series. The whiskies involved come only from Speyside distilleries and have been exclusively matured in either ex-Oloroso or ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The Scallywag Winter Edition 2022 is limited to just 5,400 bottles and is bottled at the cask strength of 54% ABV. It is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. A bottle will cost £57.50/ €68.50. Both releases will be available from the end of September in specialist whisky retailers in selected markets included Asia, Europe, the UK and the USA.

The third release is the second edition of the Gauldrons Cask Strength (pictured, left). The brand is named after the Gauldrons area of Campbeltown that was a former hotbed of distilling in the late Victoria era. The whisky contains only single malts from Campbeltown. There are just 3,120 bottles in the batch and it is released at the strength of 53.4% ABV. As with the other two bottlings it is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. The Gauldrons Cask Strength will be available from early October in Asia, Europe and the USA. A bottle will cost £60/ €70.

 
Glenmorangie
The north Highland distillery of Glenmorangie has revealed details of the third release in its annual Tales series - A Tale of the Forest. It follows A Tale of Cake and A Tale of Winter. This year's edition takes inspiration from Dr. Bill Lumden's walks through woodland close to his home. Glenmorangie's Director of Whisky Creation has evoke the sights, sounds and smell of the forest by using barley kilned with woodland botanicals. This traditional practice sees the barley dried with small quantities of peat, juniper, pine, heather and birch bark. The packaging has been designed by illustrator Pomme Chan. 
A Tale of the Forest is bottled at 46% ABV and will cost £75 per bottle. It is available from early October with a two-week exclusive period with London department store Selfridge's. Wider distribution throughout the UK, Europe and world markets will then follow. The launch is supported by A Tale of the Forest takeover of The Green Bar in London's Cafe Royal from October 12 until December. Special cocktails have been created for the takeover by forager and mixologist Emil Åreng.
 
Penderyn
 The Welsh distillery of Penderyn has announced the latest release in their Icons of Wales series - The Headliner. It is the ninth bottling in the collection which is inspired by influential Welsh figures. The Headliner celebrates David Lloyd George, the only Welshman to ever hold the position of UK Prime Minister. He was a renowned social reformer and created the 'three years and a day' minimum age restriction for whisky - one of the main reasons it is now seen as a luxury product. The Penderyn Icons of Wales #9 is bottled at 46% ABV and features whisky matured in ex-Jamaican rum and ex-Ruby Port casks. A bottle will cost £55 and is available from the Penderyn website.


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Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr Four Grain Bottled in Bond

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr Four Grain Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey 50% ABV $70 Website What the Distillery Says As the United States was recovering from the American Civil War in 1865, Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was ready to embark on a new business venture, having profited from the trading of grains …

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Inbox / The Week's Whisky News (September 16, 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.  Here is the round-up of the news from this last week.  ________  Berry Brothers & Rudd
 
The legendary London-based wine and spirits retailer of Berry Brothers & Rudd have announced the second round of bottlings in their Nordic Cask range. The five bottlings feature whiskies from Denmark, Finland and Sweden, plus a multi-country blend. The individual single casks were selected by Jonny McMillan, the Reserve Whisky Manager at the company. The series is designed to showcase the quality and innovation coming from the region's distilleries. Details of the five bottlings are below.  

  • 2012 Single Cask / Swedish Single Malt from Smӧgen / 59.6% ABV.
  • 2013 Single Cask / Finnish Single Malt from Teerenpeli / 59.9% ABV.
  • 2017 Single Cask / Danish Rye Whisky from Stauning /58.9% ABV.
  • 2019 Single Cask / Danish Single Malt from Thy / 57.6% ABV.
  • Vindӧga Blended Nordic Malt Whisky / 59.7% ABV.

 The Vindӧga Blended Nordic Malt Whisky, which has been matured in ex-Sherry casks, is a blend of whiskies from the distilleries of Fary Lochan (Denmark), Teerenpeli (Finland), Smögen (Sweden), High Coast (Sweden), Mosgaard (Denmark), and Myken (Norway). Prices and quantities of each bottling were not revealed in the press release.
 Glenturret 
Scotland's oldest working distillery, Glenturret in Perthshire, has launched its oldest ever single malt - the Glenturret 50 years old. The whisky has been drawn from a single re-fill ex-Sherry cask, which was distilled and filled in 1972. The cask has yielded just 150 bottles. The Glenturret 50 years old is presented in a bespoke black crystal decanter designed by luxury French manufacturers Lalique. The whisky is released at 40% ABV and will only be available via the distillery shop and website. Each bottle will cost £40,000.  

"We are so excited to be releasing a 50 years old expression for the first time ever. But to do it in partnership with the extraordinary creative talents at Lalique is just incredible. The result is a rare and unique collector’s piece that really does justice to the remarkable liquid found inside."John Laurie / Managing Director at Glenturret.


 
Kings County
 The New-York based craft distillery of Kings County has announced the launch of a new blended bourbon that will sit within its core range. The Kings County Blended Bourbon is a combination of straight whiskeys whhich have been matured in American oak barrels for two years. By law a blended bourbon must be a minimum of 51% straight bourbon. Kings County have used different whiskeys across their maturing stock to create the new product. The Kings County Blended Bourbon is bottled at 43% ABV and will be available from late September in selected specialist stores in the USA. A bottle will cost $55 US. 

"Creating a blended bourbon is a way of asking whiskey drinkers to reconsider an overlooked category of spirit. Blended whiskey is most often associated with Scotch or Canadian whiskies. We used the all-but-forgotten category of blended bourbon to create the American version of these reliable and endlessly versatile spirits."Craig Spoelman / Co-Founder & Distiller at Kings County.



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Remus Repeal Reserve Series VI Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VI Straight Bourbon Whiskey 50% ABV $100 Website We would like to thank Luxco and BYRNE PR for sending us samples to review. What the Producer Says George Remus Bourbon is proud to introduce the highly-anticipated Remus Repeal Reserve Series VI Bourbon, the latest edition of the award-winning series. Crafted with …

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Review / Fettercairn Warehouse 2 (Batch 004)


This whisky is the latest limited edition release from the east Highland distillery of Fettercairn. It is the fourth bottling to appear in the Warehouse 2 series. The series is designed to showcase some of the hidden gems maturing within Fettercairn's 14 dunnage warehouses, and Warehouse #2 in particular. There are three cask types that feature in this new batch - 1st-fill ex-bourbon, 2nd-fill ex-bourbon and ex-German Pinot Noir wine barrels made from Hungarian oak. These have been used in the percentages of 74%, 20% and 6% respectively. All were distilled and filled in 2014. The casks were hand-selected and then married together by Gregg Glass, the Whisky Maker for Fettercairn. 

The Fettercairn distillery is located near the village of Laurencekirk in the east Highlands, between the towns of Montrose and Stonehaven. It was founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsay but he sold it to Sir John Gladstone in 1830. He was the father to four times UK Prime Minister William Gladstone and it remained in the Gladstone family for nearly a century. It is currently owned by Whyte & Mackay and is considered a prized malt within blending circles. The current annual capacity is 3.2 million litres. 

The Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch 004 is bottled at 48.8% ABV. The exact number of bottles has not been revealed but they will be available through specialist whisky retailers in selected world markets. A bottle should cost £60/€70. 

Our tasting notes

The colour is a pale gold and the nose is fruity and sweet. Aromas of pear, green apple and apricot rise from the glass and are quickly joined by white chocolate and vanilla essence. There is also a hot and peppery edge with a hint of icing sugar and confected red berries in the background.

On the palate this whisky has an immediate freshness, vibrancy and peppery quality to it. Crisp green apples and pears are at the forefront and these are joined by a big pinch of white pepper and a hint of cinnamon. Then comes the sweetness. Confected tropical fruit and berries come through (think of pineapple, mango and cranberry) and are complimented by notes of honey, toffee and icing sugar.

With time the warmth fades and allows other elements to shine through. Stone fruits, such as peach and apricot, and vanilla are evident. These sit alongside a hint of white chocolate and an ever-increasing malted cereal characteristic. This gives an earthy and grainy feel, but also helps to soften the whisky. As a result it becomes creamier and gentler.

The finish is of decent length. The peppery heat and crisp green apple are the two elements to maintain throughout. The sweet honey, chocolate and toffee notes, plus the maltiness fade rapidly. The result is a little drying, hot and tannic.

What's the verdict?

This fourth edition of the Warehouse 2 series has is by far the lightest and crispest yet. Each batch has seen the Whisky Maker, Gregg Glass, push Fettercairn in different directions and using different marriages of casks. The results have been interesting and the series seems to be really gathering pace with drinkers. This is a fine effort from this hidden gem of a distillery, but not our favourite of the series if honest. That honour goes to Batch 001.


Review / Talisker Surge


This whisky is a new core range product from the Talisker distillery on the western isle of Skye. Talisker Surge will be a travel retail exclusive. The new whisky is designed to show the elemental stormy forces that shape Skye and the Talisker distillery. Surge features whiskies of differing ages that have been matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks. The travel retail exclusive will be available in UK airports from September, before being released in Asia during October and Australia in December. There will also be a Talisker sample bar located in Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport during October and November. Talisker Surge is bottled at 45.8% ABV and will cost £85/ €95/ $115 US per bottle.

Talisker was founded in 1830 by two local brothers, Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, and is located in the hamlet of Carbost on the western coast of Skye. Talisker is owned by Diageo and has an annual production capacity of 3.3 million litres. Worldwide sales have risen by over 140% in the last decade and it is now safely within the Top 10 for worldwide Scotch single malt sales. Despite its remote location it is also one of the most visited distilleries in Scotland with over 60,000 visitors per year. A new visitor centre has just reopened following a major renovation and redesign.

Our tasting notes

The colour is bright golden yellow and the nose is rich, smoky and sweet. Aromas of toffee and floral honey lead the way, but are quickly joined by a savoury and medicinal peat smoke. This has some earthiness to it with hints of damp moss and seaweed. There are further hints of milk chocolate, green apple and white pepper.

On the palate this whisky has an immediate impact. The peat smoke hits first this time with the medicinal and peppery notes to the fore. Underneath is an earthiness with hints of damp seaweed and moss alongside a distinct mineralic quality. There is a flinty and slightly chalky feel. The smoke wraps around a series of richer sweet notes. These include a delicious floral honey characteristic (think of heather honey especially), toffee and golden syrup. There is also green apple and a biscuit-like maltiness present. The trademark Talisker pepperiness is never far away. This is most reminiscent of cracked black pepper from a peppermill. Further depth is added by a late chocolate note, a pinch of cocoa powder and distant hint of raspberry jam.

The finish is long and warming with the peppery peat smoke dominating. This gives warmth and power to the whisky, especially when the sweet honey and toffee notes have faded. A slight ashy note develops alongside, which adds to the medicinal and mineralic feel.

What's the verdict?

This is a good addition to the Talisker range. It does not really offer anything new to fans of the brand, but it is tasty and enjoyable. The classic peppery peat smoke is there and works well with the sweet aand confected notes to create a delicious whisky. Look out for it in the coming months as it spreads around the airports of the world. We think that you will not be disappointed.


Barrell Vantage

Barrell Vantage Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys Finished in Mizunara, French, and Toasted American Oak 57.22% ABV $90 Website We would like to thank Barrell Craft Spirits and Ro-Bro Marketing & PR for sending us a sample to review. What the Blender Says Vantage is a blend of straight bourbons finished in three distinct expressions …

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Inbox / Whisky News Round Up Part 2 (September 9, 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.  We have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and several items of whisky news have appeared during our absence. Here is the second part in our round-up of the news from our time away. Part one can be found here.  ________  Caol Ila 
The Islay distillery of Caol Ila has celebrated the opening of its new visitor centre, the fourth and final part of Diageo's Johnnie Walker Four Corners programme, with a new exclusive whisky. The Caol Ila 14 years old has been matured in a combination of American oak re-fill casks and freshly charred American oak barrels. The bottling showcases the distillery's bold smoky style which is an important ingredient throughout the Johnnie Walker range.
The Caol Ila 14 years old Distillery Edition is bottled at 53% ABV and is only available at the new Caol Ila visitor centre on Islay and via www.malts.com. There are just 3,000 bottles in the batch. Each bottle will cost £150. 
 GlasgowThe Glasgow Distillery has announced two new limited editions that will form the beginning of a new series - the Small Batch Series. The series is designed to showcase unorthodox cask types being used to mature their single malt. The first two bottlings are the unpeated Tequila Cask Finish (pictured, left) and peated Cognac Cask Finish (pictured, right). The series has been created by the distillery's whisky team and co-founder Mike Hayward, and will be ongoing. The Tequila Cask Finish has just 295 bottles and is released at 55% ABV. The Cognac Cask Finish has 882 bottles at 56% ABV. Both will cost £59 and are available via selected specialist retailers in the UK and Germany, plus the distillery shop.

 Glen ScotiaThe Campbeltown distillery of Glen Scotia has revealed a new limited edition single malt to celebrate winning the Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year 2021 at the Scottish Whisky Awards. The Glen Scotia Distillery of the Year 2021 was bottled at 22 years of age and there were just 500 bottles available. These were distributed via a ballot, which closed at the beginning of September, with a handful available from the distillery shop in Campbeltown and selected spirits retailers globally. The whisky has been bottled at its natural cask strength of 54.8% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. A bottle cost £475.
 
Highland Park
The Highland Park distillery on the Orkney islands has revealed details of the third edition in its Cask Strength series. The Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3 launches directly into the core range of single malts. The previous two batches were limited in number. It has been matured in both first-fill American oak and European oak ex-sherry casks, plus a small quantity of re-fill barrels. Batch 3 is bottled at the natural strength of 64.1% ABV and will be available globally via specialist retailers, initially in the UK. A bottle will retail for £65/ $76 US.


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Inbox / Whisky News Round Up Part 1 (September 9, 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.  We have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and several items of whisky news have appeared during our absence. Here is the first part in our round-up of the news from our time away. Part two will follow shortly.
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Circumstance
The English distillery of Circumstance, which is in the city of Bristol, have launched their first whisky. The inaugural release is a single grain whisky made from 85% malted and 15% unmalted barley and then distilled through Circumstance's hybrid still, which is a combination of a copper pot and column still. The spirit has been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks for three years. There are just 518 bottles of the Circumstance Single Grain Whisky and they are only available from the distillery. No details of the ABV strength were given in the press release. A bottle will sell for £60.

Johnnie Walker 
The world's best selling Scotch whisky brand of Johnnie Walker has announced the fifth edition in its Blue Label Ghost & Rare series. As with the other bottlings in the series, the new whisky focuses on a particular distillery. In this case it is the closed 'ghost' single grain distillery of Port Dundas in Glasgow. It is the first Ghost & Rare release created by Dr. Emma Walker, the new Master Blender for Johnnie Walker. 
The Port Dundas distillery was locaed on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal and was founded in 1811. It closed almost 200 years later in 2010. Other whiskies included in the blend are from the 'ghost' distilleries of Cambus and Brora. Rare whiskies from Auchroisk, Cameronbridge, Clynelish, Dailuaine and Glenkinchie also feature.
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare : Port Dundas is bottled at 43.8% ABV and will be available globally from October. Each bottle is individually numbered. Details of the recommended retail price were not given in the press release.


Kilchoman
The family-owned farm distillery of Kilchoman have announced the 12th edition of their award-winning annual 100% Islay bottling. The new limited edition has been created from 35 casks - 29 ex-bourbon barrels and 6 ex-Oloroso sherry butts. The whiskies were all distilled in 2011, 2012 or 2013 and matured for a minimum of 8 years. It is bottled at 50% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. There are 12,500 bottles in this year's batch and these will be available in selected specialist retailers in selected global markets. Details of price were not given in the press release.


Littlemill
The closed distillery of Littlemill has released a special limited edition to celebrate 250 years since the distillery was founded. Littlemill began production in 1772 in Bowling, West Dunbartonshire and was destroyed by fire in 2004. It was never rebuilt. The new whisky was selected from a single cask by Michael Henry, the Master Blender for Littlemill's parent company Loch Lomond Distillers. The spirit was distilled in October 1976 and filled to an American oak ex-bourbon hogshead. Henry transferred this to first-fill ex-Oloroso sherry hogshead for its final six months. It has been bottled at 45 years old.  Littlemill 45 years old is bottled at 41.8% ABV and there are just 250 bottles. Enquiries should be made to the Littlemill website. The price was not revealed in the press release.


TaliskerThe Talisker distillery on the western isle of Skye has revealed a new core product that will be a travel retail exclusive - Talisker Surge. The new whisky is designed to show the elemental stormy forces that shape Skye and the Talisker distillery. surge features whiskies of differing ages that have been matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks. The travel retail exclusive will be available in UK from September, before being released in Asia during October and Australia in December. There will also be a Talisker sample bar located in Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport during October and November. Talisker Surge is bottled at 45.8% ABV and will cost £85/ €95/ $115 US per bottle.


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Daviess County Lightly Toasted Bourbon Limited Edition

Daviess County Lightly Toasted Bourbon Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Lightly Toasted American Oak Barrels 48% ABV $50 Website We would like to thank Lux Row Distillers and BYRNE PR for sending us a sample to review. What the Producer Says This limited edition Daviess County variant is finished in lightly toasted …

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Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength (Batch 4, Oct 2019)

Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky Batch 4 – October 2019 57.1% ABV $100 Website What the Distillery Says The name Kilkerran is derived from the Gaelic, “Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain” which is the name of the original settlement where Saint Kieran had his religious cell and Campbeltown now stands. …

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Buzzard’s Roost Char #1 Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Buzzard’s Roost Char #1 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 52.5% ABV $55 Website We would like to thank Buzzard’s Roost for sending us a sample to review. What the Producer Says OUR PROCESS We start by sourcing the best aged whiskey we can find, but the real magic is in our barrels. We use only brand new, …

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Buzzard’s Roost Toasted American Oak Bourbon

Buzzard’s Roost Toasted American Oak Bourbon 52.5% ABV $75 Website We would like to thank Buzzard’s Roost for sending us a sample to review. What the Producer Says OUR PROCESS We start by sourcing the best aged whiskey we can find, but the real magic is in our barrels. We use only brand new, 53-gallon …

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Limavady Single Malt Whiskey

Limavady Single Malt Whiskey Single Barrel Irish Whiskey 46% ABV $50 Website We would like to thank Limavady and R\West for sending us a sample to review. What the Producer Says SINGLE BARREL, meet Irish Whiskey. WITH A NOD TO THE PAST and a great vision for the future. Darryl is fulfilling his lifelong dream …

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Yellowstone 2022 Limited Edition

Yellowstone 2022 Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Marsala Superiore Casks 50.5% ABV $100 Website We would like to thank Limestone Branch and BYRNE PR for sending us samples to review. What the Producer Says Limestone Branch Distillery Master Distiller Stephen Beam announced the upcoming release of 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight …

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Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Label Dovetail 1st Release

Barrell Craft Spirits Gray Label Dovetail 1st Release, 2022 65.77% ABV $250 Website We would like to thank Barrell Craft Spirits and Ro-Bro Marketing & PR for sending us a sample to review. What the Blender Says Over the past several years, Barrell Dovetail has become a highly regarded expression within our portfolio of products …

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Barrell Dovetail Whiskey

Barrell Dovetail Whiskey Finished in Rum, Port & Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Barrels 62.35% ABV $80 Website We would like to thank Barrell Craft Spirits and Ro-Bro Marketing & PR for sending us a sample to review. What the Blender Says Dovetail took almost a year to get right, from blending to labeling, all coming together …

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Bartender’s Handshake Old Fashioned

Bartender’s Handshake Old Fashioned 40% ABV $35 Website* What the Bottle Says Crafted by a Team of Heaven Hill Distillery Experts Old Fashioned Cocktail Made with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Orange Curacao Barrels Ready to Drink We did the work, so you don’t have to. This classic cocktail was crafted using 7 and …

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Inbox / The Week's Whisky News (August 12, 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.  Here is the round-up of the news from this last week. ________  Johnnie Walker 
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.
 Mossburn 
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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Booker’s 2022-02 “The Lumberyard Batch”

Booker’s “The Lumberyard Batch” 2022-02 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Years, 1 Month, 7 Days 62.40% ABV $90 Website We would like to thank Beam Suntory and Multiply for sending us a sample to review. What the Distillery Says: This batch is named in honor of the lumberyard that Booker Noe worked at during his …

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