New: The Glenlivet Code // Darkness sherry bombs // Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino

Glenlivet Code

The Glenlivet Code

It looks like The Glenlivet will try to repeat the Glenlivet Alpha and Glenlivet Cipher story with a new whisky called The Glenlivet Code.

The whisky is released without cask information or tasting notes, encouraging people to experience whisky aromas and flavours without preconceptions. The new Glenlivet Code comes in the same matte black bottle as well. It is bottled at 48% ABV.

Update: here’s my Glenlivet Code review with tasting notes



Darkness first-fill sherry bombs

Darkness first-fill sherry bombs

Sherry bomb alert! Every bottling in the Darkness range has been finished for at least three months in tiny first-fill 50-litre sherry casks. There are now five new releases available from Master of Malt:

Stay tuned for some reviews over the next couple of days.



Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 – Fino Cask finish

Last week we mentioned the upcoming Laphroaig 28 Year Old but the next day another expression was revealed: Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018 – Fino Cask. Bottled at cask strength 51,8% ABV. Expected for Feis Ile perhaps, in May?



Essence of Suntory

Essence of Suntory

This series of three limited editions contains a 12yo peated malt from Yamazaki distillery, a 4yo rye from Hakushu and a 16yo single grain from Chita distillery (wine barrel). It is meant as a showcase for different styles and flavours.