The Whisky Barrel Originals
Specialist whisky shop The Whisky Barrel launched TWB Originals, a series of single casks from different regions and distilleries, three of which are matured in sherry casks from Jerez.
The inaugural batch contains four whiskies:
- Bunnahabhain 10 yo 2009 (57.1%, first-fill Oloroso, 292 btl.)
- Cameronbridge 37 yo 1982 (51%, refill bourbon, 164 btl.)
- Ledaig 11 yo 2008 (54.4%, first-fill Oloroso, 288 btl.)
- Miltonduff 10 yo 2009 (63.4%, first-fill Oloroso, 254 btl.)
GlenDronach 1993 cask #6849 for Scotchwhisky.com
Sad story: the always reliable website Scotchwhisky.com closed down a while ago but they had an exclusive bottling in the pipeline, a GlenDronach 1993 single cask no less. They selected a Pedro Ximénez cask #6849 which sounds really tasty if we’re to believe Billy’s tasting notes. It arrived after the closure so it can be seen as a tribute to the writers…
Glenmorangie Cadboll Estate 15 Years
Glenmorangie already had a Cadboll expression for the travel retail market and now there is a Glenmorangie Cadboll Estate 15 Years coming up.
Named after a silver goblet dating back to the 16th century and matured in American oak bourbon casks, it is said to be an extra creamy whisky.
Big Peat 33 Years (cognac + sherry)
Douglas Laing presented a limited edition Big Peat 33 Year Old, distilled in 1985 and finished in a rather unique combination of cognac and sherry casks.
It comes at cask strength 47.3% and just 1500 bottles exist, which are expected to retail for around € 290.
Whisky that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…
- Tomatin Decades II
- Caroni 20 Year Old (TBRC)
- Kilchoman UK Small Batch No.1
- Glenrothes 40 Year Old
- Orkney 20yo 1999 (Infrequent Flyers)
- Orkney 14yo 2004 (Artful Dodger)
- Tomatin 2008 cask #79 (MoM exclusive)
- Samaroli Ferry to Islay 50th Anniversary
- Mortlach 15 Years ‘Game of Thrones’
- Foursquare Sagacity
- Tormore 1988 The Ultimate