Ardbeg 25 Year Old
A 25 year-old Ardbeg single malt, 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 seems to be bottled at 46%. The web-like packaging and the black bottle look great though.
The price? Around € 790 (not confirmed yet). It’s expected for December 2020 (or early 2021 in some countries) and is said to be an ongoing permanent release.
No need to introduce the Spot whiskey 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. Update: read my Blue Spot whiskey review
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.
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%.
Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…
- Bunnahabhain 1989 (The Whisky Agency for TWE)
- Port Ellen 40 Years 1979 ‘9 Rogue Casks’
- Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2020 release
- Glenrothes 2004 sherry butt #13727 (Douglas Laing)
- Glenlivet Spectra (3x 20cl)
- Caroni 1997 cask #181 (Berry Bros)
- Bunnahabhain 1987 cask #2463 (Berry Bros)
- Dark Bargain 10 Year Old
- Velvet Fig 25 Year Old (discounted)
- Loch Lomond 2006 Peated (TWE exclusive)
- Compass Box Rogues Banquet
- Single Casks by TWE miniature set
- The Whisky Show Magic miniature set