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.
Old Particular Ace of Spades Mortlach 13Independent bottler Douglas Laing continues its Consortium of Cards series. The 13-year-old Mortlach nicknamed Ace of Spades was finished in a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask and is bottled at 50% ABV. 521 bottles available.
Source: Douglas Laing
Glendronach Peated Port WoodThe Glendronach Peated single malt finally has a successor. Their new "old Highland style" whisky was distilled from malted barley dried with Highland peat and matured partly in Port pipes from the Portuguese Douro Valley. Bottled at 46% ABV. Price: £65.
Teeling Revival volume IVThe Teeling Whiskey Company presented the fourth batch of its Revival whiskey. The Revival series celebrates the opening of the Teeling Distillery in Dublin. Volume IV is a 15-year-old single malt finished for 12 months in Muscat Port barrels. 10.000 bottles will be available. Bottled at 46% ABV. Price: €120.
Source: Teeling Whiskey
Kilchoman doubles distillation capacityThe Islay farm-distillery of Kilchoman wants to double its capacity by the end of next year. A new stillhouse with two more stills, mash house and tun room are planned for 2018. Kilchoman could produce up to 460.000 litres of alcohol per year with this new set-up.
Source: Scotch Whisky
RumoursWhispers heard through the barley.
Compass Box Hedonism The Muse
Compass Box is back with a new Hedonism. The Muse is a vatting of old grain whiskies from unknown provenance and a nod to the woman at the centre of the Hedonism labels.
Source: Colas Online Public Registry
Must reads and sees
- Dave Broom - The Transportive Power of whisky (scotchwhisky.com)
- Unfiltered magazine - The SMWS Christmas Whisky gift guide (smws.com)
- Mark Newton - Interview with Alex Bruce of Ardnamurchan Distillery & Adelphi (malt-review.com)
- An-Sophie Bigo - No, good whisky isn't too expensive (whiskylady.net)
- Bruichladdich - The Octomore Story