Welcome to our inaugural weekly news roundup. Every week or so, I’ll share any whisky news that hits my inbox in a short post. It’s something I’ve been thinking about adding to the blog for a while. With dental surgery curbing my whisky tasting for a few days, I figured now is as good a time as any to start.
- New expressions of Glen Grant are hitting the U.S. market. Glen Grant released a 12-year-old expression this past June, and an 18-year-old single malt is expected to hit shelves this October. SRP for the latter is $119.99. This announcement comes as their Master Distiller, Dennis Malcolm, was appointed “Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth.
- Glenmorangie brings their Legends Collection to the U.S (sort of). Starting August 10th and lasting for three months, Glenmo fans can taste and buy Duthac, Tayne and the most recent release Tarlogan at the International Shoppes Duty Free store at JFK Airport in NYC.
- Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel program get a personal touch. Dubbed the “Personal Collection,” Jack Daniel’s expansion of their Single Barrel program now allows customers to pick out their own barrel of the Tennessee Whiskey. The new program is similar to the single barrel selections of other distilleries wherein the customer can come in and pick from a selection of barrels chosen by Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. Can’t make the trip to Lynchburg, TN? Jack Daniel’s distillery will ships samples to the customer to choose from.
- The Cooper’s Croze: a new expression of Jameson soon arrives in the U.S. The Cooper’s Croze is the first in a series of three whiskies that pay homage to different aspects of whiskey-making. Created by Midleton Distillery Head Cooper Ger Buckley, the new Irish whiskey is named after the tool used to make the groove where the head of the barrel is positioned in order to seal the barrel. The new expression hits shelves this August for an SRP of $69.99.