Catching up on Friday (7 September 2018)

Catching up on Friday (7 September 2018)

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.


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

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018

Douglas Laing announced Big Peat Christmas 2018, its annual cask strength limited edition release. The annual festive bottling this year shows Big Peat dressed in Santa Claus livery, delivering goodwill and gifts down a chimney on “his” island home of Islay.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018

Source: Douglas Laing

Benromach Cask n° 1.

Benromach Cask No 1 is an incredibly rare and limited-edition expression taken from the first cask that was laid down when the distillery reopened after many years of closure. The cask itself was signed by HRH The Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles, during the distillery’s official reopening ceremony on 15th October 1998.

Benromach Cask No 1

Source: Benromach

The GlenDronach Revival 15YO

The 15-year-old Glendronach was discontinued in 2015 due to supply constraints. Following a three year wait, The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 Years now returns, at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered and of natural cask colour. Exclusively available at The GlenDronach Distillery for four weeks, it will be released globally thereafter.

The GlenDronach Revival 15YO

Source: Glendronach

A first "unconventional" official release from Allt-a-Bhainne

Chivas Brothers launches a first official bottling from Allt-a-Bhainne. The Allt-A-Bhainne distillery is based in Speyside and began distilling whisky in 1975. Liquid from the distillery has been used to produce the Chivas Regal blend. The new whisky aims to “push conventional boundaries" by being smoky. It seems like Chivas overlooked Benriach, the peated Balvenie single malt and Benromach for a moment.


Source: The Spirits Business

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1993

Glenmorangie has announced the third whisky in its Bond House No 1 Collection: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1993, a 25-year-old whisky ‘finished’ in ex-Madeira casks for 15 years.

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1993

Source: Scotch Whisky

Interesting reads, sees and hears

That's it for this week, folks!