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.
Ardbeg Twenty Something 23YOArdbeg releases a new whisky in its exclusive Twenty Something range. This release is exclusively available for the Ardbeg Committee. Ardbeg Twenty Something is bottled at 46/3% ABV and has been created from ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks. Price: £430.
Glen Keith Distillery Edition
The Glen Keith Distillery releases once again an official single malt after being reopened by Chivas Brothers in 2013. The new NAS Distillery Edition is bottled at 40% ABV and will cost £30 in the UK.
SMWS sets sail to IndiaThe Scotch Malt Whisky Society added a new code (and a new distillery) to its portfolio. This unnamed distillery from Goa - alright, it’s Paul John - will carry the code 134. The first two seven-year-old single casks were sold via a ballot system. Price: £145. Not exactly cheap for young whisky but if the market wants to pay the price..
RumoursWhispers through the barley.
anCnoc PeatheartKnockhu Distillery will complete its range of single malt whiskies with a heavily peated anCnoc. anCnoc Peatheart will be bottled in small batches at 46% ABV. No pricing or release date yet.
Must reads, sees and hears
- Tom Bruce-Gardyne - Does it matter where whisky is matured (scotchwhisky.com)
- Anne-Sophie Bigot - A practical guide to whisky finishing (thewhiskylady.net)
- Mark Gillespie - Whiskycast 663 Whisky Stills coming back to life (whiskycast.com)