Springbank 17 Years Madeira Cask
An upcoming release from Springbank distillery: Springbank 17 Years Madeira Cask Matured. It was distilled November 2002 and matured for 14 years in a combination of rum and bourbon barrels, followed by three years in fresh Madeira hogsheads. It will be bottled this month, with an expected outturn of 9200 bottles.
Waterford Organic Gaia 1.1
The latest Waterford release is their first wider expression named Waterford Organic Gaia 1.1. Wide in the sense that it is distilled from different sources of organic barley, mixing different terroirs prior to distilling.
After a maturation of roughly 3 years and 10 months in first-fill bourbon casks, new oak, French oak and fortified wine casks, they’ve now produced 24.000 bottles, available soon for around € 85.
GlenAllachie 2006 cask #671 (Tyndrumwhisky)
Tyndrumwhisky.com announced the second part of its GlenAllachie single cask trilogy. The second installment is another Oloroso puncheon #671, distilled on the very same day as the first, aged 14 years and bottled in September 2020.
It can be pre-ordered from Tyndrumwhisky.com for £ 102.
Scallywag Winter Edition – Cask Strength
Douglas Laing revealed Scallyway Winter Edition, a cask strength seasonal release limited to 3000 bottles worldwide. It is matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry butts. The bottle will get a red-and-white striped scard around the neck and will retail for £ 50.
Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…
- Aberlour 1998 Distillery Reserve (second fill butt)
- Strathisla 2006 Distillery Reserve (first-fill sherry)
- Highland Park 1997 Xtra Old Particular
- Ardbeg Wee Beastie
- Glenturret The Hosh (sherry cask 106/2007)
- Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021
- GlenAllachie virgin oak tasting kit
- Caol Ila 2010 Signatory cask #316637
- Benromach Cask Strength 2009 Batch #4
- Kilchoman UK Small Batch #2
- Tomatin 36 Year Old Batch #6