Latest Whisky Releases – April 2018

Released April 2018

Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves.  Click on the buttons to read more.

22nd April 2018

Caol Ila 1983 | 34 Year Old | Carn Mor

Caol Ila 1983  |  34 Year Old  |  Carn Mor 70cl / 51.2% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

We love 1980s Caol Ila and this one ticks all the boxes. Distiller 8 March 1983 and bottled on 8 January 2018 at 34 years old, it is an excellent example of Caol Ila from this time – elegantly smoky with more than a hint of sea air. An excellent Celebration of the Cask bottling by Carn Mor.

£380.00

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22nd April 2018

Glenglassaugh 1967 | 49 Year Old | Rare Cask Release | Batch 3

Glenglassaugh 1967  |  49 Year Old  |  Rare Cask Release  |  Batch 3 70cl / 42.7% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A long-aged whisky from Glenglassaugh, the second oldest in the third release of single casks from the distillery. It's one of the darkest whiskies we've ever seen from the distillery, thanks to 49 years of maturation, with at least some (if not all) of that time in a refill sherry hogshead. The result is a deep and rich dram packed with berry fruit flavour.

£4,050.00

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22nd April 2018

Glenglassaugh 1972 | 44 Year Old | Rare Cask Release | Batch 3

Glenglassaugh 1972  |  44 Year Old  |  Rare Cask Release  |  Batch 3 70cl / 42.4% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
| Distillery Bottling

Thanks to years of closure over the past century, Glenglassaugh is a distillery with two types of whisky: very young or very old. This is one of the latter drams, bottled as part of the third batch of single casks released by the distillery. Matured in a cask that previously contained Massandra – a Crimean fortified wine, similar to sherry – and bottled in November 2016, it's a rich and dark dram, packed with dried fruit notes.

£2,400.00

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22nd April 2018

Glenglassaugh 1973 | 42 Year Old | Rare Cask Release | Batch 3

Glenglassaugh 1973  |  42 Year Old  |  Rare Cask Release  |  Batch 3 70cl / 40.6% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A long-aged dram from Glenglassaugh, part of the distillery's third release of single cask whiskies. Unlike many of these older whiskies, this was matured in a bourbon barrel, showing off a different side to the distillery's 1970s production – elegant vanilla and ginger with loads of orchard fruit.

£1,950.00

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22nd April 2018

Glenglassaugh 1975 | 41 Year Old | Rare Cask Release | Batch 3

Glenglassaugh 1975  |  41 Year Old  |  Rare Cask Release  |  Batch 3 70cl / 50.5% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A dark and rich whisky from Glenglassaugh, released in late 2017 as part of the third release of single casks from the distillery, and the first selected by master blender Rachel Barrie. Distilled in 1975 and matured for 41 years in a Sauternes hogshead, it's softly spicy with dried orchard fruit notes. And apricots. All the apricots.

£1,750.00

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22nd April 2018

Clynelish 1996 | 21 Year Old | Signatory

Clynelish 1996  |  21 Year Old  |  Signatory 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Signatory give good Clynelish, and this bottling of the distillery's 21 Year Old looks to be no exception. This single malt was taken from a single refill butt that was filled on 28 June 1996.

£63.75

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22nd April 2018

Glengoyne 1996 | 21 Year Old | Old Particular

Glengoyne 1996  |  21 Year Old  |  Old Particular 70cl / 49.5% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A Particularly good Glengoyne 21 Year Old, bottled by Douglas Laing. Filled into a single cask in December 1996, this is thick and creamy with notes of apricot jam, vanilla custard, ripe bananas and cinnamon spice.

£95.95

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22nd April 2018

Amrut Raj Igala

Amrut Raj Igala 70cl / 40% | Indian Single Malt Whisky

Raj Igala (meaning ‘the king of eagles’) is made from Punjabi malted barley and was aged in ex-bourbon casks. Expect aromas of malt, liquorice and peat, with notes of pepper, cereal and oil. Another top-notch whisky from Amrut.

£42.95

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22nd April 2018

Old Pulteney 1990 | 26 Year Old

Old Pulteney 1990  |  26 Year Old 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

This well-aged Old Pulteney has spent time in three types of cask: American oak, Spanish oak, and also casks that used to contain heavily peated whisky. The result is a smoky but citrus-led dram with notes of woodsmoke, praline, sultanas and vanilla, with a long, smoky finish.

£345.00

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22nd April 2018

Glenrothes 1996 | 20 Year Old | Kingsbury

Glenrothes 1996  |  20 Year Old  |  Kingsbury 70cl / 52.3% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This independently bottled Glenrothes was distilled in 1996 and aged for two decades. The classic honeyed tones of Glenrothes are present and correct, along with winter spices, malt and a touch of tropical fruit. This release was limited to just 329 bottles.

£128.00

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22nd April 2018

Limeburners Single Malt | Sherry Cask | Cask Strength

Limeburners Single Malt  |  Sherry Cask  |  Cask Strength 70cl / 61% | Australian Single Malt Whisky

Limeburners is based in Albany, Western Australia, and this cask-strength dram spends time in both bourbon and Australian ‘sherry’ oak. Exceptionally fruity, you’ll find aromas of peaches and apricots on the nose, followed by spicy dried fruit on the palate along with malt and milk chocolate. A great example of Aussie whisky.

£150.00

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22nd April 2018

Islay 2005 | 12 Year Old | North Star Spirits

Islay 2005  |  12 Year Old  |  North Star Spirits 70cl / 52.3% | Single Malt Scotch Whisky

We don’t know the identity of this independently bottled Islay single malt, but we do know that it was aged for 12 years in bourbon oak and is limited to just 132 bottles. However, the tasting notes from bottler North Star do hint at its identity, describing its ‘medicinal, spicy’ aroma, palate of ‘peated black pepper’ and the finish as merely ‘chimneys from south Islay’. We’ll leave it to you to guess…

£97.95

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22nd April 2018

Edradour 2007 | 10 Year Old | Rum Cask

Edradour 2007  |  10 Year Old  |  Rum Cask 50cl / 59.6% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Another corker from Edradour's Straight from the Cask series: a 10-year-old single malt that's been resting in a single rum cask for the past 10 years. Layers of tropical fruit among the distillery's characteristic honey notes.

£53.75

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22nd April 2018

Glenburgie 1998 | 16 Year Old | Chieftain’s

Glenburgie 1998  |  16 Year Old  |  Chieftain’s 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

An independent bottling of Glenburgie from Ian Macleod as part of its Chieftains range. Aged for 16 years, you’ll find aromas of soft fruits and vanilla, with a touch of black pepper, tropical fruit and toffee.

£68.95

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22nd April 2018

Johnnie Walker Bender’s Batch | Red Rye Finish

Johnnie Walker Bender’s Batch  |  Red Rye Finish 70cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

A limited edition from Johnnie Walker, part of the popular Blender's Batch series. To create this edition, a blend of just a few single malts was aged in first-fill bourbon and then finished for up to six months in casks that had previously held rye whiskey. The result is a dram with an intense, honeyed sweetness and lashings of warming vanilla spice.

£29.95

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22nd April 2018

Speyside Finest 1986 | 30 Year Old | Xtra Old Particular

Speyside Finest 1986  |  30 Year Old  |  Xtra Old Particular 70cl / 46.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This no-name single malt was aged for three decades before being bottled by Douglas Laing for its Xtra Old Particular range. Expect aromas of strawberry tarts, chocolate and hazelnuts, with a peppery palate of dried fruits, mocha and toffee apples and a spicy finish. The distillery must remain a secret, but we can reveal it’s a family-owned one in Speyside.

£330.00

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22nd April 2018

Smogen 6-6 Svensk | Single Malt Whisky

Smogen 6-6 Svensk  |  Single Malt Whisky 50cl / 59.2% | Swedish Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

This Swedish single malt was bottled on the country’s national day, 6 June (hence the name) and is limited to just 840 bottles. Aged in Swedish new oak, this has generous aromas of peatsmoke, with fresh notes of pine and spice, along with stone fruit and pepper.

£160.00

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22nd April 2018

15th April 2018

Bunnahabhain 2002 | 15 Year Old | Chieftains

Bunnahabhain 2002  |  15 Year Old  |  Chieftains 70cl / 46% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A punchy Bunnahabhain from Ian Macleod's Chieftans range. Distiller in February 2002 and bottled in May 2017 after 15 years, this spent the end of its maturation in a Port pipe, with the finish adding an extra layer of fruit and spice to the weight spirit.

£92.95

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15th April 2018

Bunnahabhain 1980 | 37 Year Old | Veller Signatory

Bunnahabhain 1980  |  37 Year Old  |  Veller Signatory 70cl / 42.9% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A fantastic celebratory bottling of Bunnahabhain, selected and bottled by Signatory to commemorate the 70th birthday of famed Italian bottler and distributor Velier. Distilled in 1980 and matured in a bourbon hogshead for 37 years, it's the perfect birthday dram. Named 'Alice's adventures in Velier Land', it's worth a trip down the rabbit hole.

£675.00

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15th April 2018

LP8 – Elements of Islay

LP8 – Elements of Islay 50cl / 53.5% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A spoonful of Madeira makes the medicine go down... This much-loved, traditionally medicinal Islay whisky has been given a softer edge by ex-Madeira wine casks, in which it's been housed since 1998. Expect exquisite layers of smoke and sweetness.

£150.00

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15th April 2018

12th April 2018

Tullibardine 1992 | 25 Year Old | Old Malt Cask

Tullibardine 1992  |  25 Year Old  |  Old Malt Cask 70cl / 46.1% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rich aromas of cherries, chocolate and caramel in this Tullibardine, aged for a quarter of a century before being bottled by Hunter Laing for its Old Malt Cask series. The palate has notes of salted caramel, marzipan and herbs, followed by a long, warming finish.

£98.95

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12th April 2018

Tormore 1988 | 28 Year Old | Old Malt Cask

Tormore 1988  |  28 Year Old  |  Old Malt Cask 70cl / 50% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A richly sherried Tormore, bottled as part of Hunter Laing’s Old Malt Cask series. Aged for nearly three decades, this has an aromatic nose of vanilla and orange with richer notes of tropical fruit and spice on the palate.

£117.00

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12th April 2018

11th April 2018

Tobermory 1996 | 21 Year Old | Old Malt Cask

Tobermory 1996  |  21 Year Old  |  Old Malt Cask 70cl / 50% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Just 128 bottles exist of this 21-year-old Tobermory, bottled as part of Hunter Laing’s Old Malt Cask range. Aged in a refill hogshead, expect notes of cereal, nutty biscuit and fresh fruit, with just a touch of crème brûlée and spice on the finish.

£88.25

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11th April 2018

Glenfarclas 1956 | Family Casks S15 #1767

Glenfarclas 1956  |  Family Casks S15 #1767 70cl / 43.8% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

£5,000.00

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11th April 2018

Tomatin 1996 | 19 Year Old | Chieftains

Tomatin 1996  |  19 Year Old  |  Chieftains 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rich spice and dried fruit aplenty is on offer from this 1996 Tomatin, bottled by Ian Macleod as part of the Chieftains range. It was aged in bourbon oak for toffee and spice, then finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask for an extra layer of flavour, adding cinnamon, bitter orange marmalade and apricot hints.

£87.95

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11th April 2018

Tomatin 1996 | 20 Year Old | Dun Bheagan

Tomatin 1996  |  20 Year Old  |  Dun Bheagan 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tomatin is known for its rich style of malt, and finishing in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask adds a further layer of dried fruit and spice to this 20-year-old example, bottled by Ian Macleod for its Dun Bheagan range.

£96.95

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11th April 2018

8th April 2018

AnCnoc Black Hill Reserve

AnCnoc Black Hill Reserve 100cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A travel retail exclusive from the Knockdhu Distillery. Knockdhu is Gaelic for Black Hill – the nickname for Knock Hill – the area that is the source of all the distillery's water. Black Hill Reserve has been matured solely in first fill ex-bourbon casks and has bright notes of fruit, coconut and fresh vanilla.

£51.95

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8th April 2018

Blair Athol 1988 | 29 Year Old | Signatory

Blair Athol 1988  |  29 Year Old  |  Signatory 70cl / 54% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Signatory

£145.00

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8th April 2018

Ballechin 2005 | 12 Year Old | Bordeaux Cask

Ballechin 2005  |  12 Year Old  |  Bordeaux Cask 50cl / 55.7% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A 12-year-old Ballechin, the peated whisky from Edradour. Distilled on 13 December 2005, this was matured entirely in an ex-Bordeaux cask. Bottled on 15 January 2018, this combines smoky and fruity flavours.

£68.95

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8th April 2018

Bowmore 1973 | 43 Year Old

Bowmore 1973  |  43 Year Old 70cl / 43.2% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A limited release of long aged Bowmore, launched in 2016. It was distilled back in 1973 and bottled in June 2016 after 32 long years of maturation in bourbon hogsheads. The result is a near legendary dram, with stacks of 90+ ratings across the internet and a reputation for epitomising the fruity character of the era.

£7,500.00

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8th April 2018

Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old

Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old 70cl / 43% | Japanese Single Malt Whisky

A wonderful example of what Japanese whisky is capable of. We absolutely love this. Extremely smooth, with great complexity and a lovely balance of fruit, silky malt and a touch of smoke.

£450.00

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8th April 2018

Ardbeg 1999 | Galileo | 12 Year Old

Ardbeg 1999  |  Galileo |  12 Year Old 75cl / 49% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A boisterous lad bottled at 49%, this Galileo-themed release from this Islay favourite sharpens typical Ardbeg peat smoke to a point, before shooting it through with sharp tropical fruit notes – sweet pineapple and earthy coconut – gifts from maturation in ex-Marsala wine casks. Originally released in 2012 to commemorate the distillery sending whisky to mature in space.

£399.00

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8th April 2018

Aberlour 1970 | 25 Year Old | Lombard Jewels

Aberlour 1970  |  25 Year Old  |  Lombard Jewels 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A twist on Aberlour's usual character from indie bottler Lombard's Jewels of Scotland. Rather than going with the distillery's more typical sherry-cask maturation, this whisky slept for 25 years in a bourbon casks. The result is a more elegant dram, with the distillery's rich and malty character front and centre.

£299.00

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8th April 2018

4th April 2018

Zuidam Millstone 2006 | 10 Year Old | American Oak

Zuidam Millstone 2006  |  10 Year Old  |  American Oak 70cl / 43% | Dutch Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A 2006 vintage from the Netherland's Zuidam distillery under the Millstone brand. Distilled in May, it was aged in American oak for 11 years (despite being labelled as a 10 year old) before being bottled on 6 May 2017.

£71.75

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4th April 2018

Paul John | Kanya

Paul John  |  Kanya 70cl / 50% | Single Malt Indian Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A limited edition single malt from Paul John that was rated Best Asian Whisky by Jim Murray's 2018 Whisky Bible. Matured in American white oak casks for seven years, this is an enticing combination of honeyed fruits, with underlying layers of citrus spice and toasted oak.

Kanya is named after the Indian counterpart to the Zodiac sign Virgo. People born under Kanya are believed to be patient, precise and observant.

£195.00

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4th April 2018