After a busy week, I'll try to get you up to speed in less than two minutes on the latest whisky news, rumours and interesting blog posts from the past week.
NewsPress releases and industry news from the past week.
Glenmorangie Original BicycleOregon based bicycle manufacturer Renovo presented a high-end bicycle made from whisky staves. Renovo’s Ken Wheeler designed the world’s first wooden bicycle over ten years ago. This time he teamed up with Glenmorangie to craft the Glenmorangie Original Bicycle. Every frame is created from about 15 staves. The bike itself weighs around 8.1 kg. The price tag: £5.400 Not your everyday ride… But still a gorgeous hipster bike.
Read all about it on the Glenmorangie website.
Consortium of Cards Port Dundas The CrackerjackDouglas Laing presented their third whisky in the Consortium of Cards series. Number three is a 28-year-old single grain from the closed Port Dundas distillery in Glasgow. A dram for all those whisky lovers with a sweet tooth. This Consortium of Card's whisky was preceded by an 18YO Laphroaig (Queen of the Hebrides) and a 21YO Ben Nevis (King of the Hills)
Read the full press release on the A Tasty Dram Tumblr microblog.
Springbank 14YO Bourbon WoodCampbeltown distillery Springbank has finally revealed their 14YO Bourbon Wood expression. It is a cask strength whisky, bottled at 55.8% ABV and matured for 14 years in ex-bourbon casks.
The new Springbank 14yo Bourbon Wood has left Campbeltown this week and will be available throughout the UK by the end of the week.
It’s fairly reasonably priced at £55 but 9.000 bottles will sell like hot buns. Be quick!
Read the full announcement on the A Tasty Dram Tumblr microblog.
The Cotswolds Distillery Inaugural ReleaseThe Cotswolds Distillery has announced the launch of their first single malt whisky.
The Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky – Inaugural Release (46% ABV) has been matured in a combination of first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and specially shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine casks.
The Whisky Business
RumoursWhat's peeping through the barley?
Ledaig 13YO Amontillado FinishI stumbled upon a label for a 13YO Amontillado finished Ledaig - the peated counterpart from Tobermory distillery in the Colas Database. No further information is available yet.
Source: Colas Online
Some more interesting reads
- Billy Abbot - Diageo Special Releases 2017 - The Tasting Notes (thewhiskyexchange.com)
- Whiskysponge - New Glenmorangie Bike Tastes Better Than Glenmorangie Whisky Confirm People With Mouths (whiskysponge.com)
- Susannah Skiver Barton - When Star Wars Meets Scotch (whiskyadvocate.com)
That's it. See you next week folks! Enjoy the weekend with a dram or two.