News: Compass Box Enlightenment, Springbank 12yo Burgundy, Longmorn 23yo

Compass Box Enlightenment - Springbank 12 Burgundy - Tomatin Cu Bocan 1988


Here’s some news about upcoming releases. We start with the blended malt Compass Box Enlightenment.

“By law, we’re not allowed to tell customers the age of the component whiskies used to create Enlightenment. We can tell you that Enlightenment is a blend of malt whiskies from the Clynelish, Glentauchers, Balblair and Mortlach distilleries. We can tell you that you will find a bright apple and pear quality on the nose, soft spice and light citrus fruit notes on the palate with a mouth-watering finish full of an alluring apple peel waxiness. We can tell you the casks the whisky was matured in – but crucially we can’t tell you how long for.”

Bottled at 46% ABV, a total of 5922 bottles of Enlightenment will be widely available in Europe from 18th May 2016 and in the US from 1st June 2016 at £60 / $85 / €79 SRP.


What else do we have?

Springbank 12 Year Old Burgundy wood, bottled at 53,5%. Should be full of berries and maple syrup.

Longrown 18 Year Old – 2016 Edition, composed with 60% rum casks and 40% refill sherry casks, bottled at 46%.

Tomatin Cù Bòcan 1988 Cask Strength, a follow-up for the 1989. Aged for 28 years in sherry casks, bottled at 51,5%. 2200 bottles for £ 200.

Longmorn 23 Year Old, bottled at 48%.

Douglas Laing The Epicurian, a Lowlands blended malt whisky.

Speymalt Macallan 1974, bottled at 43% by Gordon & MacPhail.



Wemyss Malts Feb Single Cask

Independent bottlers Wemyss Malts released their Spring batch of single casks:

  • Shellfish Platter 1997 – Bowmore 18yo
  • The Admiral’s Beacon 1980 – Caol Ila 35 yo
  • Waffles and Ice Cream 1997 – Clynelish 18 yo
  • Chocolate Orange Segment – Glenrothes 18 yo
  • Flambé Fruit 1995 – Mortlach 20 yo
  • Rosy Apple Brûlée 1988 – Invergordon 27 yo – single grain