Whisky Newsflash Friday 27th
Two recent whisky releases have arrived into our mailbox, and I thought they were pretty interesting.
Old Pulteney releases the final installment of the boat series – WK217 ‘Spectrum’
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky, known as The Maritime Malt, has released the
third and final expression of an acclaimed series of single malts related to extraordinary
boats from Wick.The inspiration for the last installment came from WK217 ‘Spectrum’. She
was built in 1920 and went down in local history as one of the first Wick drifters to use a
pioneering method of fishing called Anchor Seine Netting . She was also used during World
War II for harbour service duties.
Old Pulteney WK217 ‘Spectrum’ was distilled and matured at Pulteney, the most northerly
distillery on Scottish mainland. American and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts of exceptional
quality were used in the ageing process. The whisky has not been chill-filtered or artificially
coloured. Old Pulteney WK217 has a premium strength of 46% ABV and is available in 1
Old Pulteney WK217 ‘Spectrum’ follows the very successful WK499 ‘Isabella Fortuna’ and
WK209 ‘Good Hope’. It is already on sale exclusively at World of Whiskies and World Duty
Free at major airports around the UK. It will eventually become available across travel retail
outlets throughout Europe and Middle East. Recommended retail price in the UK is £39.99.
Wemyss Malts is announced the release of their latest single cask malt
whiskies. Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of
the different Scotch whisky regions and this release covers five of the regions for
the first time. Wemyss whiskies are each identified by their natural taste and
aroma and this latest range comprises:
“Driftwood” – a 15 year old from Bunnahabhain distillery, Islay
“Wild Berry Spice” – a 25 year old from Miltonduff distillery, Speyside
“Fresh Fruit Sorbet” – a 15 year old from Clynelish distillery, Highland
“Strawberry Ganache” – a 21 year old from Glen Scotia distillery, Campbeltown
“Lemon Sorbet” – a 14 year old from Auchentoshan distillery, Lowlands
Each cask has been selected by the Wemyss tasting panel, under the watchful
eye of industry aficionado Charlie Maclean. The recommended retail prices
range from £55 to £110 and these casks will be available in selected retailers in
the UK, EU and key Asian markets.
This launch also introduces a new label design and premium gift boxes for the
Wemyss single malt single cask range, designed to accentuate the hand-crafted
nature of these rare bottlings.
Look out for tasting notes of those Wemyss and OP expression on the blog very very soon!