Balvenie 15 Madeira / Balvenie 18 Pedro Ximénez
William Grant & Sons revealed three new whiskies in the Balvenie Cask Finishes range:
- Balvenie 15 Years Madeira Cask (43% ABV)
- Balvenie 18 Years Pedro Ximénez Cask (48.7%)
- Balvenie 16 Years French Oak Cask (47.6%) (see MoM)
The Madeira & PX versions will be in stores on 1 April and will be exclusive to travel retail. The French Oak version was transferred to Pineau de Charentes casks (a first for Balvenie) – this will only be available in the UK.
GlenAllachie Virgin Oak series
The second batch of The Virgin Oak series from GlenAllachie includes three new whiskies:
- GlenAllachie 10 Years Chinquapin Virgin Oak
- GlenAllachie 10 Years French Virgin Oak
- GlenAllachie 15 Years Scottish Virgin Oak
Chinquapin Oak from Missouri, French Oak (Quercus Robur) from the Haute-Garonne region and Scottish Sessile Oak react differently and offer an insight into the different oak types. All of these come at 48% ABV and they are already in stock at TyndrumWhisky.
Bowmore 1969 50 Year Old
Already pre-announced a few months ago and now confirmed: Bowmore launches a Bowmore 1969 50 Year Old as the last part of the series called Ultimate Rare Collection. It follows the footsteps of a 1966, 1965 and 1964 edition. It is a combination of bourbon casks and Oloroso sherry casks. Only 113 bottles available for around € 40.000 each.
At the same time there is a new Bowmore 30 Year Old (1989 vintage, around € 2300) and Bowmore 40 Year Old (159 bottles, around € 8000).
Hazelburn 15 Years Oloroso Cask Matured
The upcoming Hazelburn 15 Years Oloroso Cask will be bottled in April 2022. It is a more or less yearly release, one that is often really good – we already reviewed the 2020 and 2018 edition. It comes at 54.2% ABV with a yield of 9000 bottles.
Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…
- Mortlach 1988 G&M Connoisseurs Choice
- Linkwood 23 Years 1998 (TyndrumWhisky exclusive)
- Bowmore 18 Years Moscatel finish (Darkness)
- Jura 29 Years 1999 cask #2491 (Signatory Vintage)
- GlenAllachie 2008 cask #900371 (Signatory Vintage)
- Waterford Gaia Organic 2.1
- Hampden Estate Overproof Batch #2 HCLF
- Trinidad Rum 1993 (Single Barrel Selection)
- Bunnahabhain 2010 sherry (Nectar of the Daily Drams)
- Benriach 2000 (Nectar of the Daily Dram)
- Bushmills 21 Year Old
- Lochlea Sowing Edition
- Nomad Outland Whisky 10 Years