Catching up on Friday January 29, 2021

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.

Woodford Reserve Baccarat

Woodford Reserve Baccarat

History and heritage meet innovation and sophistication. Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition is crafted by uniquely finishing the most complex and balanced Kentucky Bourbon in select XO Cognac barrels. Sourced by our Master Distiller Chris Morris, each barrel has seen three seasons of cognac before being filled with Woodford Reserve.

Sales point: Master of Malt

Douglas Laing Private Stock Highland Park 24

Douglas Laing Private Stock Highland Park 24

Charged from one Refill Hogshead and personally selected by Cara Laing, this Private Stock Highland Park 24 Years Old was bottled directly from the Douglas Laing family's personal Whisky collection.

Source: Douglas Laing

Compass Box Magic Cask

Compass Box Magic Cask
In 2016, Compass Box re-racked one-year-old malt spirit of robust character into first fill Oloroso-seasoned butts. By 2019, one particular cask – #2 – proved so compelling they began to experiment. After blending it with a parcel of older malt whisky from the now lost Imperial Distillery, they witnessed a so-called moment of magic.

Source: Compass Box

Bowmore 30YO annual release

Bowmore 30 annual release
Distilled in 1989, this rare single malt whisky has been carefully nurtured for three decades in our finest Sherry hogsheads and Bourbon barrels. Bottled at a cask strength of 45.3%, this 30-Year-Old is a celebration of Bowmore’s rich fruity and subtly smoky style.

Source: Bowmore

Well folks, this will be more than enough to spend a few salaries. See you next week!