Catching up on Friday (20 October 2017)

A Tasty Dram Catching up on Friday (20 October 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.

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23YO

Ardbeg 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.

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23YO
Picture: Ardbeg

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.

Glen Keith Distillery Edition

SMWS sets sail to India

The 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..

SMWS 134.1 (Paul John)


Whispers through the barley.

anCnoc Peatheart

Knockhu 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.

anCnoc Peatheart

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