New: Ardbeg 25 Year Old / Teeling Blackpitts / Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Ardbeg 25 Year Old

A 25 year-old Ardbeg, a very promising idea, which makes us think of the superb Ardbeg Lord of the Isles for instance, the last official expression which reached this age. It is bottled at 46% and expected later this year. The web-like packaging and the black bottle look great.

However with similar recent independent expressions priced € 700-800 we’re afraid it might reach for the stars.

 

 

Blue Spot whiskey 7 Year Old

Blue Spot

No need to introduce the Spot series from Mitchell & Sons, Ireland’s oldest family owned wine and spirits merchant. Blue Spot is a new 7 year-old pot still Irish whiskey from Midleton distillery, a composition of bourbon barrels, sherry butts and Portuguese Madeira casks. It is non chill filtered and bottled at cask strength.

I already hinted at a Blue version when I reviewed the Red Spot whiskey release in 2018.

 

 

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Glenmorangie is working on a new Tokaji Dessert wine finish, reminiscent of a pineapple upside down cake. Glenmorangie ‘A Tale of Cake’ is bottled at 46,3% and is said to be a sweet, multi-layered dram that tastes particularly well with actual cake.

 

 

Teeling Blackpitts

Blackpitts is a historic area of Dublin, formerly home to an abundance of malting houses, just behind the new Teeling distillery. It is the inspiration for a peated Teeling Blackpitts single malt, which is matured in bourbon and Sauternes casks. Bottled at 46%.

 

 

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