Friday, March 6, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (March 6, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, 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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review - Compass Box 'The Lost Blend'

This is a new blended malt from the leading artisan whisky company of Compass Box.  The Lost Blend is inspired by the O. Henry book of the same name from 1907, in which the author writes "Distilled elixir of battle, money and high life!"  It also pays homage to Compass Box's own 'lost blend' - the Eleuthera - and combines three single malts (from the Allt-a-Bhainne, Caol Ila and Clynelish distilleries).  The packaging also features other items lost to history, including a gramophone and the dodo.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review - Highland Park Odin

Highland Park Odin is the greatly anticipated (and already sold-out) fourth and final bottling in The Valhalla Collection. Each single malt whisky in this series is named after legendary figures from Nordic history and Odin follows the previous award-winning releases of Thor, Loki and Freya.

This limited edition whisky with only 17,000 bottles released globally is presented in a dramatic black ‘battle worn’ bottle and black Viking long ship inspired wooden frame that is a signature to the complete series. It is 16 years old, 55.8% ABV, and for those lucky enough to have managed to pick up a bottle, it was available at a recommended retail price of £180. The whisky itself is aged in 250 litre hogsheads previously holding sherry; starting with refill casks then transferred to fresh first fill casks for a final four years.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (February 27, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, 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.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Review - The Glenlivet 'Founder's Reserve'

The Founder's Reserve is a new expression in the core range of The Glenlivet single malts. The new whisky has been crafted by Alan Winchester, the Master Distiller at The Glenlivet, and is designed to pay homage to the style of whisky created by the distillery's founder George Smith.  It has been matured predominantly in first-fill American oak ex-bourbon casks.  The introduction of the no age statement Founder's Reserve has been prompted by the increasing success of The Glenlivet.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (February 20, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, 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, February 13, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (February 13, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, 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, February 10, 2015

Review - The Macallan 'Masters of Photography : Mario Testino Edition'

This whisky is the latest in the cult Masters of Photography series of single malts by The Macallan. This is the fifth such release in the programme, which was started back in 2010/11.  Each bottling in the series is accompanied by a series of images from a highly regarded photographer and an exhibition of the work.  This year's edition is been completed in conjunction with Mario Testino and follows on from the previous four photographers Rankin, Albert Watson, Annie Leibowitz and Elliott Erwitt. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (February 6, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, 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, February 4, 2015

Review - Cutty Sark 33 years old 'Art Deco Edition'


This whisky is the new limited edition expression from the famous Cutty Sark brand.  It has been created by Kirsteen Campbell, the Cutty Sark Master Blender, and is the follow up to 2011's award winning Tam o'Shanter 25 years old edition.  This blend has a minimum age of 33 year old whiskies used in the recipe and is named the Art Deco Edition.  The design of the packaging is inspired by the art deco period, when the brand was born, and features a bespoke bottle and label, a piano black wooden box, two commemorative glasses and a special book about Art Deco design.