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New: GlenDronach Traditionally Peated // Glengoyne Teapot Dram // XOP Black

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GlenDronach Traditionally Peated

GlenDronach Traditionally Peated

GlenDronach announced Traditionally Peated, a smoky expression which is going back to 19th century traditions of using peat even in the Highlands. It is a mix of Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso and Port casks, bottled at 48% ABV. It will be available for around € 60.



Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 007

Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 007

From Glengoyne distillery comes a new batch of their Teapot Dram. The available 3993 bottles will be sold in the distillery shop and through their website for around € 140. It is bottled at cask strength 59.9% ABV from first-fill Oloroso casks.



Macallan 1989 - Caol Ila 1979 - XOP Black

Macallan 1989 & Caol Ila 1979 – Douglas Laing XOP Black

The final two releases for this year in the XOP Black series are a 30 years old Macallan 1989 (46% natural strength, 230 btl.) and a 40 years old Caol Ila 1979 (51.2%, 160 btl.).

They are available for £ 4000 and £ 1500 respectively.



Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1996

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1996

Also coming up: the latest Grand Vintage release from Glenmorangie, matured in Bond House No.1 since 1996 and bottled at 43% after 23 years. It is said to be luxurious and creamy with floral aromas.



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New: GlenDronach Traditionally Peated // Glengoyne Teapot Dram // XOP Black Ruben Luyten 2019-11-30

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