New: Glenmorangie 1989 // anCnoc Peatheart // Wemyss Malts

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989

Glenmorangie 1989 Grand Vintage

Matured in Bond House No.1 and bottled at 43%, the new Glenmorangie 1989 is the latest Grand Vintage release from this distillery.

It’s a 27-year-old single malt matured partly in Côte-Rôtie red wine casks. Just over 6000 bottles will be available for around € 650.



anCnoc Peatheart

anCnoc Peatheart

anCnoc Peatheart is a new peated release, their most peated expression so far (40 ppm ‘heavily peated’) in the growing smoky range from this distillery. It’s a NAS bottling at 46%, matured in bourbon barrels and apparently it will come in numbered batches.

Update: available from Master of Malt among others.



Wemyss Malts - Autum 2017

Wemyss Malts – Autumn 2017

There’s a new batch of single cask releases from Wemyss Malts, with prices between € 60 and € 390 more or less, all bottled at 46% unless otherwise stated:

  • “Herb and Lime Salsa” – Bunnahabhain 26 yo (hogshead)
  • “Bittersweet Baklava” – Bunnahabhain 28 yo (hogshead)
  • “The Viceroy’s Elixir” – Bunnahabhain 29 yo (sherry butt)
  • “Mocha on the Deck” – Bowmore 18 yo (59.3%)
  • “Carpaccio Salsa Verde” – Caol Ila 36 yo (hogshead)
  • “Stewed Fruit Relish” – Craigellichie 14 yo (hogshead)
  • “A Liquorice Potion” – Benrinnes 19 yo (barrel)
  • “Forest Fresh” – Glen Keith 21 yo (hogshead)
  • “Under the Lemon Tree” – Linkwood 22 yo (hogshead)
  • “Apple Blossom” – Blair Athol 25 yo
  • “Trawlerman’s Satchel” – Croftengea 11 yo (hogshead)
  • “Princes Torte” – North British 9 yo grain whisky (hogshead, 64.8%)


ps/ The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2018 is out. Buy direct or order a copy from Master of Malt for instance. I’m currently going my copy and preparing a review, but it’s great, as ever.