New: The Ester Hunter, The Seasons, Glens & Valleys…

The Ester Hunter (rum)

The Ester Hunter

The Whisky Jury introduces a new series called The Ester Hunter. This all-new rum series will exist next to the existing series The Many Faces of Rum. While the new range focuses specifically on “ester bombs”, the existing range will occasionally still include estery rum as part of a wider flavour portfolio.

The first release is a 2014 HD <>H at 56.8% ABV. It will get a worldwide release in the next couple of weeks.



The Seasons: Summer (The Whisky Exchange)

The Seasons: Summer (The Whisky Exchange)

From The Whisky Exchange comes a new series The Seasons, created to reflect the feel and flavours of a particular season. There will be 12 single cask whiskies in total and the first three have been released now, evoking Summer.

Expect fruity warmth from these three single malts:

Also available as an entire collectible set. Other seasons will be released in 2024 and 2025.



Berry Bros Sense of Place

Berry Bros. Glens & Valleys

Berry Bros. & Rudd announces a new spirits collection exploring ‘A Sense of Place’. It draws inspiration from iconic landscape across the world and their impact on flavour.

Meant to be an annual release, the 2024 collection is divided into two parts: Glens & Valleys and Coasts & Shores. The collection will be available from 20th June 2024 and includes 25 bottlings from 10 distilleries, all between 12 and 17 years of age. Some of them can only be bought from UK retailers, some only directly from BBR.

The Coasts & Shores release will follow in Autumn (whisky but also rum).



Aberfeldy 39 Years 1983 Exceptional Cask

Aberfeldy 39 Years – Exceptional Cask

After a 19 Years, 25 Years and 17 Years, Aberfeldy distillery will soon release a 39 year old expression in its Exceptional Cask series. This single malt was distilled in 1983 and bottled from a single refill puncheon cask, at cask strength 50.8% ABV.

Only 222 bottles will be sold, but a release date is yet unknown.



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