Friday, December 15, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (December 15, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. 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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (December 8, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. 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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Life After Whisky - What Happens To A Cask?


Ever wondered what happens to all of those old whisky casks?

A recent event in London that I attended saw a whisky company collaborate with a bicycle manufacturer to produce something extraordinary from used whisky barrels. It got me thinking about some of the innovation that is going on in the whisky industry.

But what normally happens to a wooden cask once its days of maturing whisky are finished? What do people do with them? The answer is different in different places.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (December 1, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. 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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Review - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3



The DCS Compendium is a super premium series of single cask whiskies from The Balvenie.  The series is formed of 25 single cask bottlings, which are split in to five chapters and released annually over five years, and is named after The Balvenie's long serving David C. Stewart.  He has worked for owners William Grant & Sons for 53 years and has hand selected each cask involved in the DCS Compendium, which designed to chart his knowledge and skills of David Stewart over five decades. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review - Ardbeg Twenty Something

Ardbeg Twenty Something is a recent limited edition release that was one of the Islay distillery's oldest and rarest ever bottlings. It was exclusive to Ardbeg Committee members and is a 23 years old single malt, which was distilled during a time when the distillery was just ticking over and producing just a few casks of whisky each year. This period in the 1990s saw a downturn in whisky production across Scotland and almost closed Ardbeg for good. Ardbeg Twenty Something has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks and these were selected by Dr. Bill Lumsden, the Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks for Ardbeg.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 24, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. 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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Minimum Alcohol Pricing - Why?

* This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post on 16/11/17.



Scotland is poised to become the first country in the world to charge a minimum price per unit of alcohol. The unanimous ruling by the UK Supreme Court to back the Scottish Government proposal quashes a legal challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), allowing authorities to proceed with legislation that was initially approved five years ago.

So what does this mean for those buying alcohol in Scotland? And will it spread to the rest of the UK?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 17, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. 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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 10, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. 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.