New: Ardbeg Traigh Bhan / GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 / Whisky Advent Calendars

GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989

GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989

GlenDronach distillery announced a the Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, the second collaboration with the movie franchise by Matthew Vaughn.

For this edition six Oloroso sherry casks were selected, which were given a Pedro Ximénez finish and bottled at 29 years of age. A total of 3052 bottles have been made for a RRP of £ 775 / around € 880.


Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years - Batch 2

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Years – Batch #2

From September 7 Ardbeg will start selling the Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old, Batch #2. Just like the first batch, this is matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks and  bottled with the same 46.2% of alcohol.

It will be available through, as well as through selected retailers. The recommended price is € 220.


Whisky Advent Calendar

Whisky Advent Calendars (Drinks by the Dram)

As a yearly tradition Drinks by the Dram (the sample service of Master of Malt) is launching a series of Whisky Advent Calendars, as well as variations with other spirits. They all include 24x 3 cl drams in a nice (gift) packaging.

For instance there’s the standard Whisky Advent Calendar, a Premium Whisky Advent Calendar, a Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar, up to a £ 1000 Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar.


Epicurean 12 Years / Big Peat 12 Years

The Epicurean 12 Years / Big Peat 12 Years

From Douglas Laing comes a set of two new permanent additions to their Remarkable Regional Malts range:

  • The Epicurean 12 Year Old, composed of Lowlands malts (46% ABV, £ 50)
  • Big Peat 12 Year Old, composed of Islay malts (46% ABV, £ 55)



Diageo Special Releases 2020

This week Diageo announced more details of the Special Releases 2020, including the recommended prices.


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