Catching up on Friday (15 September 2017)

Catching up on Friday (15 September 2017)

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.


Press releases and industry news from the past week.

Glenmorangie Original Bicycle

Oregon 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.

Renovo Glenmorangie Original Bicycle

Read all about it on the Glenmorangie website.

Consortium of Cards Port Dundas The Crackerjack

Douglas 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)

Consortium of Cards Port Dundas The Crackerjack

Read the full press release on the A Tasty Dram Tumblr microblog.

Springbank 14YO Bourbon Wood

Campbeltown 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!

Springbank 14YO Bourbon Wood

Read the full announcement on the A Tasty Dram Tumblr microblog.

The Cotswolds Distillery Inaugural Release

The 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 Cotswolds Distillery Single malt whisky.
Read all about it on The Whisky Business


What's peeping through the barley?

Ledaig 13YO Amontillado Finish

I 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.

Ledaig 13YO Amontillado Finish

Source: Colas Online

Some more interesting reads

That's it. See you next week folks! Enjoy the weekend with a dram or two.