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Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 8

It’s around this time of year, when autumn starts to hover on the horizon, that Glendronach releases its annual cask strength offering. This year is no different, and this staple of the range is now on its 8th batch. Matured for ten years in a combination of PX and oloroso puncheons, butts and quarter casks, [...]...

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Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series

After launching their inaugural range, the Candlelight Series, last year, Whisky Illuminati have now launched their second range, the Solaris Series. This range comprises five single cask whiskies, but only part of the liquid has been bottled this year. A further portion of each cask will be bottled in 2021, and the remainder bottled in [...]...

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AnCnoc’s 125th Anniversary: 16yo Cask Strength Peat

This year marks 125 years since the Knockdhu distillery was established, nestled in the Black Hills in the Eastern Highlands. Since its inception in 1894, not too much has changed at the distillery – there’s very little automation and production is still very much “hands-on”, which means the strapline for the brand, ‘Modern Tradition’, is [...]...

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Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19yo

Some very exciting news came out of Ardbeg a couple of weeks ago when they announced that, for the first time in 20 years, a new age statement expression will be joining the distillery’s core range. Ardbeg Traigh Bhan (pronounced Tri-Van) has been inspired by the heavenly vista of Islay’s Traigh Bhan – known locally [...]...

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Glenfiddich Grand Cru – 23yo French Cuvée Finish

Glenfiddich has launched the first expression in what will become its ‘Grand’ Series, with the release of Grand Cru; a 23 year old whisky matured primarily in American Oak and finished in French Cuvée wine casks. I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the expression earlier today at the Register Club within the [...]...

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Chivas Bros’ Secret Speyside Collection

Chivas have released their most extensive collection to date – a 15 bottle extravaganza collectively known as the Secret Speyside Collection. The aim, according to the press release, is to showcase “four of Speyside’s most elusive distilleries” (doesn’t Longmorn already have a whole single malt range on the market…?). Regardless, the series features a trio [...]...

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Cù Bòcan Relaunches with Crazy Cask Finishes

The final article in my mini New-Releases-At-Whisky-Fringe series (following on from my Glen Moray 21yo Portwood Finish review and my AnCnoc 16yo Cask Strength and Peat review) takes me to Cù Bòcan, the name of the peated spirit produced during the winter months at Tomatin distillery. The brand has completely revamped their range, and they’ve not [...]...

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Glenkinchie Tattoo

Remarkably, we’re somehow now flying through september; students are returning to university, the weather is cooling, the nights are ‘drawing in’, and some people start turning their attention to Hallowe’en (idiots). For Edinburgh residents, the start of september marks another annual milestone – a return to normality after the chaos of the festival season. Don’t [...]...

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Method Madness: Acacia Cherry Wood Finishes

For those of you not familiar with Method & Madness, it is a brand which has resulted from the coming together of Irish Distillers’ (think Jameson and Redbreast) most experienced blenders, and their upstart apprentices. The word ‘upstart’ is probably a bit unfair, but you get my drift. Tried and tested methods from the old [...]...

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Glendronach Single Cask Batch 17

Yes, it’s that time of year again when Glendronach release a range of heavily sherried (or port-ed) single cask whiskies. Remarkably, we’re on to Batch 17 and this time, the brand have divvied up their single cask offering into two regions, much like their sister distillery Benriach have done with their recent Batch 16 Single [...]...

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Jameson Triple Triple

That’s not a typo. The double ‘triple’, or ‘Triple Triple’, if you will, refers firstly to Jameson’s triple distillation regime, and secondly to the three types of casks used to create their newest release, the… erm… Triple Triple. This Jameson expression, exclusively available in duty free, is matured in a combination of bourbon casks, sherry [...]...

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Wemyss Malts: Blooming Gorse Flaming Feast

Wemyss Malts have added two more blended malts to their Family Collection range, and in keeping with previous releases ‘Vanilla Burst’ and ‘Treacle Chest’, they’ve named each of the new expressions after their respective key flavour profiles; Blooming Gorse and Flaming Feast. Blooming Gorse is a combination of two Highland single malts matured in a [...]...

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Fettercairn 12yo PX Sherry Cask Edition

With Fettercairn re-launching its entire range last year, right from a 12 year old through to a 50 year old, it was only a matter of time before we saw them make a foray into the duty free market. Last month, the brand launched their 12yo PX Sherry Cask Edition, which comprises whisky matured initially [...]...

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Jura 21yo x 2: Tide Time

Much like fellow Whyte & Mackay owned distillery, Fettercairn, which I mentioned yesterday, Jura also completely re-launched their range last year, aiming to ‘premiumise’ their offering. Following up on this reboot, the brand have now launched two 21 year old whiskies, one for the domestic market and one available exclusively at duty free. Both expressions [...]...

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Glendronach Port Wood 10yo

After releasing a second expression in their Global Travel Retail series, Glendronach have now added a second expression to their Limited Release collection, following on from the Glendronach Master Vintage 1993 25yo. The Port Wood is, you’ve guessed it, finished in port casks form the Duoro Valley in Portugal after initially being matured in Oloroso [...]...

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Glendronach Boynsmill 16yo

Following on from the launch of the Forgue 10yo last year, Glendronach have now added a second expression to the Global Travel Retail line up, with the addition of Boynsmill 16 years old. This whisky, named after the Boynsmill Estate on which the distillery is located, is matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro [...]...

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The Whisky Works: A King of Trees A Glaswegian

A little while ago, Whyte and Mackay announced they were adding a new arm to their business; an independent bottling company called ‘Whisky Works’, with their whisky maker Gregg Glass at the helm. The launch of the new venture was marked with the release of two limited edition whiskies, a 29 year old single grain [...]...

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Benriach Single Cask Batch 16

It’s the height of summer, therefore it’s that time of year when Benriach release an annual batch of single cask whiskies. Last year was impressive, with a mix of peated unpeated whiskies in the seventeen-strong range, along with all sort of cask types. This year, the brand have launched twelve casks available exclusively in Europe and [...]...

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Glenfiddich Rare Collection Cask No 20050

Fifty years ago, in 1969, the single malt market was very different from the one of today. For starters, single Maltwhisky was barely marketed outside of the UK, blends ruled the market with even greater dominance than they do now (in 2018, approximately 92% of all exported Scotch was blended whisky), and the notion [...]...

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