Friday, 4 May 2018

Catching Up on Friday (4 May 2018)

Catching Up on Friday (4 May 2018)

I'll try to get you up to speed in less then two minutes on the latest whisky news, rumours and interesting blog posts from the past week. And by the way: Happy Star Wars Day for those fellow geeky whisky nerds out there!

News

A brief summary of press releases and industry news from the world of whisky.

Douglas Laing Big Peat Feis Ile 2018

Douglas Laing's headquarters seems to be a busy beehive these days. Big Peat returns to Feis Ile with his annual limited edition. His fans will find a sheet of stickers in the tube. Their mission: to decorate the tube and bottle and post the creative feat on social media using the hashtag #MyBigPeat.

Douglas Laing Big Peat Feis Ile 2018


Source: Douglas Laing press release

Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram

Speyside distillery Tamdhu - who will be hosting a Whisky Wire Tweet Tasting tomorrow - unveiled their Spirit of Speyside festival whisky: Dalbeallie Dram. It is a cask strength single malt exlusively matured in oloroso sherry casks. Only available at the distillery. (I have a feeling the lucky #TamdhuWhisky bastards will have a sip of it too).

Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram


Source: Tamdhu Distillery Latest News

Glenfarclas displays a 1920's bottle

Speyside distillery Glenfarclas obtained an unopened Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Pure Malt whisky from the 1920's. The bottle will be on display at the distillery during the Spirit of Speyside festival.

Glenfarclas displays a 1920's bottle

Source: Instagram Glenfarclas

The Singleton Malt Master's Selection

The Singleton of Dufftown distillery introduced a new No Age Statement single malt this week. It is a slightly sweeter take on the Singleton of Dufftown 12YO and introduces a new packaging. The new layout is an evolution of the current design. Priced at £30 it is an affordable entry-level malt.

The Singleton Malt Master's Selection


Source: Scotchwhisky.com

Rumours

Some exciting whispers we heard through the barley. True or not...

Aberfeldy 16YO Madeira finish

Aberfeldy (Bacardi) is working on a limited edition of a Madeira cask finished single malt. The new Aberfeldy will be 16 years old and bottled at 40% ABV, standard Aberfeldy bottling strength. And since it is a label for a 1 litre bottle, I'm guessing it's a travel retail only expression.

Aberfeldy 16YO Madeira finish



Source: Colas Online Public Registry


Entries from the TTB Public Registry (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) are a fairly reliable source for upcoming new whiskies. Although not all entries make it to the market. There’s always the possibility a brand decides not to launch a whisky, even if the label has been approved. Until the distillery sends out a press release, this whisky should be considered a rumour…

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