New: Highland Park The Light 17 // Port Askaig 33 // Nectar Grove

Highland Park The Light 17 Years

Highland Park The Light 17 Years

After a successful Highland Park The Dark 17 Years, which symbolized autumn and winter, a new Highland Park The Light 17 Years is ready to be announced. It is matured in refill American oak casks, with aromas of pear, vanilla and nutmeg. It is bottled at 52.9% ABV and limited (cough) to 28.000 bottles. Expected early May 2018 for around € 200-220 (RSP £ 190).

You may notice the slightly nuclear green hue, it is a Freya-style green glass bottle, not a colour calibration problem. The whisky itself is said to be light golden (natural colour).

Update: my Highland Park The Light review



Port Askaig 33 Years

Port Askaig 33 Year Old

After the Port Askaig 30 Years there are now rumours of a Port Askaig 33 Year Old, a single cask release bottled at 50.8% ABV, exclusive to the US importer ImpEx Beverages. Only 115 bottles will be available.

As always the distillery is undisclosed but based on the age (+/- 1984 vintage) there’s a good chance this is Bunnahabhain or (my guess) Caol Ila.



Nectar Grove - Wemyss Malts

Nectar Grove (Wemyss Malts)

Wemyss Malts launched Nectar Grove, a new blended malt whisky finished in Madeira casks (I believe finishing a blended malt is quite novel). It is bottled at 46% ABV and the packaging is inspired by Portuguese tiles. Available soon (9000 bottles) for around € 50.

My review is coming up shortly, let’s just say it’s probably the nicest blended malt I’ve had from Wemyss…

Update: my Wemyss Nectar Grove review



Also interesting…

Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…