New: Ardbeg Blaaack // Redbreast 27 Years Ruby Port // Mortlach 15 ‘Six Kingdoms’

Ardbeg Blaaack

Ardbeg Blaaack

Pinot Noir casks from New Zealand: the key element for the upcoming Ardbeg Blaaack. A black sheep on the label expresses the fact that this is truly a whisky apart. The Committee 20th Anniversary edition is bottled at 50.7% and available for Ardbeg Committee members on 3rd March. Traditionally there’s a common version at 46% for Ardbeg Day in May.



Mortlach 15 Years - Game of Thrones

Mortlach 15 Years ‘Six Kingdoms’ (Game of Thrones)

The ninth and final bottling in Diageo’s Game of Thrones series is a Mortlach 15 Year Old ‘Six Kingdoms’.

It has been matured in first-fill sherry seasoned casks and finished in American oak ex-bourbon casks. Pretty much the inverse order although nowadays we’re seeing bourbon cask finishing more often. Bottled at a standard 46% and available for around £ 120 / € 135.



Redbreast 27 Years - Ruby Port

Redbreast 27 Years Ruby Port

Redbreast is about to launch a Redbreast 27 Year Old ‘enriched by’ Ruby Port Casks. This should lead to hints of dark fruits, blood orange and walnuts. It is bottled at 53.5% ABV. Interestingly the label says ‘Batch No. B1/19’ so there’s a good chance it will become an ongoing release.



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