New: Lagavulin 22 Years Jazz Festival / Kilkerran 16 Years / Benromach 21 Years

Lagavulin 22 Year Old - Islay Jazz Festival 2020

Lagavulin 22 Year Old – Islay Jazz Festival 2020

Lagavulin distillery announced a 22 Year Old expression to celebrate 22 years of the annual Islay Jazz Festival. It is matured in refill American and European oak top-dressed by active casks, some of them wine seasoned. Not sure what to make of this, but I suspect there are re-charred / re-seasoned casks in the mix.

Lagavulin Jazz Festival 2020 will be exclusively available at the distillery from 3rd October for around € 440. A limited number of 2004 bottles will be released.

This year the festival will be an online event on the Lagavulin Facebook page.


Kilkerran 16 Year Old - single malt

Kilkerran 16 Year Old

Glengyle distillery grows older and presents Kilkerran 16 Year Old. It seems to be a core range release with a big yield. There’s no information about the cask types used, but external sources confirmed it’s a combination of 98% ex-bourbon casks and a little portion of Madeira casks.


Benromach 21 Year Old - single malt whisky

Benromach 21 Year Old

Benromach launched a new top end for its rebranded core range: Benromach 21 Year Old, distilled in 1998, the year they reopened.

It was matured in first-fill bourbon and first-fill sherry casks and expected to be available in stores by the end of October for around £ 130. This autumn Benromach Organic and Benromach Peat Smoke will also appear in a new design.


Glenturret Triple Wood / 12 Years / 25 Years

Glenturret: new core range + redesign

Scotland’s oldest distillery Glenturret launches a new core whisky range with a new look. It has recently been taken over by Lalique so it may not come as a surprise that they’ve chosen a rather uncommon glass design.

The new core range consits of four expressions:

  • Glenturret Triple Wood (43%), aged in American, sherry and bourbon casks, RRP £ 47
  • Glenturret 10 Years Peat Smoked (50%), RRP £ 52
  • Glenturret 12 Years (46%), RRP £ 60
  • Glenturret 15 Years (55%), RRP £ 110

Apart from these there will be a limited Glenturret 25 Year Old (44.5%, RRP £ 980, 204 btl.) and a Glenturret 30 Year Old (45.7%, RRP £ 1600, 750 btl.)



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