Douglas Laing Premier Barrel
Douglas Laing has redesigned its Premier Barrel range, which was originally launched in 2008. The original ceramic decanter has a new hand-drawn label on parchment paper and a regional colour scheme. There are four new bottlings, each bottled at 46% ABV and between € 70 and € 80:
- Craigellachie 10 Years
- Glen Garioch 8 Years
- Dailuaine 10 Years (sherry matured)
- Bunnahabhain 10 Years
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1993
Finished for 15 years in Bual Madeira casks after a decade in ex-bourbon barrels, the third release in the Bond House No.1 series is the Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1993.
It is available exclusively in Travel Retail and at the Distillery’s visitor centre and apparently has a rare mineral and flinty side.
Tamdhu Ámbar / Tamdhu Gran Reserva
Tamdhu has released its first travel retail exclusives. Tamdhu Ámbar is a 14 year-old matured in refill Oloroso casks (43% ABV, around € 80).
Tamdhu Gran Reserva doesn’t have an age statement, but it is matured in first-fill Oloroso casks and bottled at 46% ABV (around € 170).
Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…
- Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength
- Port Charlotte MRC:01 2010
- Highland Park 18 Year Old – Viking Pride travel edition
- Johnnie Walker Blue Label – Ghost & Rare Port Ellen
- Caol Ila 1980 cask #12785 (Xtra Old Particular)
- Mortlach 16 Year Old
- Mortlach 20 Year Old
- A Fine Christmas Malt 17 Year Old
- Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1973
- Bunnahabhain 1987 (Wemyss Malts)