Hazelburn 12 Years Oloroso Cask
The upcoming Hazelburn 12 Years Oloroso Cask will be bottled in November 2022. It is a more or less yearly release, but in 2022 Springbank distillery already released another Oloroso Cask in May. Not that we’re complaining. The 12 Year Old comes at 49.9% ABV with a yield of 9000 bottles.
Tomatin Portuguese Collection
Tomatin distillery released the Portuguese Collection, a series of three 2006 vintage whiskies. They come from Moscatel, Port and Madeira casks. The spirit was distilled on 8 September 2006 and after 8 years of maturation, the three were separated into different types of casks and finished for a further 7 years. The whisky is now 15 years of age and comes at 46%.
They sell for around € 95. Already seen at The Whisky Exchange for instance.
Update: check out my Tomatin Portuguese Collection review
Also inspired by Portugal is the latest Kilchoman Casado (Portuguese for married). A set of 38 ex-bourbon barrels (peated to around 50 ppm) received a two year finish in two giant Portuguese red wine casks with a capacity of 6000 litres.
The bottling strength is a normal 46% ABV. A total of 12,900 bottles is arriving in stores as we speak. LMdW is selling it for € 105.
Glenrothes The 42
It’s not entirely clear what it will look like, but The Glenrothes is working on a 42 year old expression called The 42. Bottled at 43% ABV, the label mentions hints of orange peels, sugared almonds and coriander seeds. Probably composed around refill sherry casks, I’d say.
Last but not least, here are some things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…
- Imperial 1979 G&M Private Collection
- Convalmore 1975 G&M Private Collection
- Pittyvaich 29 Years 1993 (G&M The Recollection)
- Benromach Contrasts: Triple Distilled 2011
- Glen Keith 1993 Connoisseurs Choice
- Tamdhu 2014 (Bramble Whisky)
- Compass Box Ultramarine – The Extinct Quartet
- Mortlach 2007 Sherry (Signatory Vintage)
- Fettercairn 23 Year Old
- Glenmorangie A Tale of the Forest
- Caroni 22 Years 1997 (Master of Malt)