New: Balvenie Madeira & PX / Hazelburn Oloroso / GlenAllachie Virgin Oak

Balvenie 15 Years Madeira / Balvenie 18 Years Pedro Ximénez

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 finishes

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

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

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.



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