New: Glenlivet Collection (G&M) / Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry / Bowmore Aston Martin

Seven Glenlivet expressions - Gordon & MacPhail

Seven Glenlivet expressions from Gordon & MacPhail

To celebrate the landmark release this September of the oldest single malt Scotch ever bottled – the Generations 80-Years-Old from Glenlivet distilleryGordon & MacPhail announced the release of seven Glenlivet expressions from different decades.

The oldest are four expressions in the Private Collection series: a Glenlivet 1975, two 1976s and a Glenlivet 1980. In the younger Connoisseurs Choice range we find a Glenlivet 1993, 2003 and 2004. Prices go from £ 104 up to £ 1750.

We’ll be able to try a couple of these Glenlivets, stay tuned!


Benromach Contrasts: Peat Smoke Sherry Cask

Benromach Contrasts: Peat Smoke – Sherry Cask Matured

Benromach announced a new sherry cask matured version of their Benromach Peat Smoke, produced with malted barley peated to 55 ppm phenols. It was matured in first-fill sherry hogsheads.

While this is not a new expression, the 2012 vintage is the first one to get the rebranded bottle design. Also new is the fact that it comes at 46% ABV while previous vintages were bottled at cask strength.


Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2011 / Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2013

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2011 / Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2013

Bruichladdich distillery is releasing two new expressions:

  • Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2011
    using the slightly unorthodox, low-yielding barley type (£ 75)
  • Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2013
    which is grown, distilled and matured on Islay. It is 8 years old and matured in ex-bourbon and ex-wine casks from the Pessac-Léognan region (£ 65)


Bowmore & Aston Martin - travel retail whisky

Bowmore & Aston Martin: travel retail whisky

The latest collaboration between Bowmore and Aston Martin is a series of travel retail expressions called the Designed by Aston Martin collection. It incorporates three whiskies:

  • Bowmore 10 Years ‘Dark & Intense’
  • Bowmore 15 Years ‘Golden & Elegant’
  • Bowmore 18 Years ‘Deep & Complex’

They will be released on a yearly basis and feature drawings of remarkable Aston Martin cars on the box. The series will be available in Duty Free worldwide with activations at key airport locations including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Hainan, Istanbul and Taiwan.


Also interesting

Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…