Released January 2018
Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves. Click on the buttons to read more.
9th January 2018
A single-cask 14-year-old single malt from Edradour. Sherry-aging has given this dram notes of honey, cloves, raisins, toffee and dark fruit. A long, warming sherry finish.
8th January 2018
Distilled well before the distillery was closed for more than 20 years (1986 - 2008), this is a rich and fruity single malt that provides a delicious piece of Glenglassaugh history. These bottles, part of batch three in the distillery's Rare Cask series, have been filled from a single Pedro Ximénez puncheon that was discovered in Glenglassaugh's coastal warehouses by its new owners.
With lashings of dried fruit and dark chocolate flavours, accompanied by hints of walnut loaf and oak, this will delight lovers of long-aged sherried whisky.
The opening entry in the super-premium Mortlach range, combining bourbon- and sherry-matured whisky to create a spicy, rich and flavoursome dram that shows off the distillery's excellent spirit.
Awarded Malt of the Month April 2015
Distilled more than two decades before Glenglassaugh was closed, this single malt is part of a series celebrating the distillery's history and the parcel of casks discovered after it was reopened. This Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old is part of Batch 3 of this Rare Cask series, and offers rich, sweet notes of autumn fruits, peach, mellow citrus, fresh barley and floral oak.
7th January 2018
4th January 2018
The blue edition of one of the jewels in the Chivas crown. Royal Salute is a very special long-aged blend in a classic Wade ceramic decanter. This gift set comes with a 5cl miniature of the green decanter.
Made by seventh-generation distillers Paul and Steve Beam, this is a blend of sweet, spicy and smoky bourbons. Yellowstone was launched in 2015 in homage to the Limestone Branch Distillery founders' great-grandfather, Minor Case Beam, who sold his distillery to Yellowstone over a century before.
A blend of 10-year-old Canadian whiskies made in three barrel types: new oak, ex-bourbon and Canadian rye whisky. Wiser's 10 Year Old Triple Barrel is smooth and full-bodied with notes of rye spice.
The second release in a series that allows Wild Turkey's Master Distiller Eddie Russell to step outside the brand's normal flavour profiles. Decades is a marriage of bourbons aged between 10 and 20 years; an earthy yet sweet whiskey that skilfully balances the depth and oakiness of aged bourbon with the vibrant spice of younger spirits.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades was #3 in Whisky Advocate's top 20 whiskies of 2017, and was awarded 94 points in their review.
Made with clear corn spirit infused with natural cinnamon for 'a friendly wallop of sweet and hot'. Combine with equal parts apple juice for their 'American Pie' cocktail.
Stillhouse have blended their 100% clear corn whiskey with peach tea liqueur for a sweet spirit in which dominant peach notes are grounded by hints of black tea. Mix with lemonade for a refreshing long drink.
The yearly release of Evan Williams's vintaged single barrel whisky, aged for around nine years. The folks at Evan Williams know how to pick them, and with every vintage gaining a few breathless reviews we expect good things from this one as well.
At 40 years of age, this is Balvenie's oldest regularly released bottling. Each new batch is created as the previous one runs low and is focused around a careful blend of old sherry and bourbon casks.
3rd January 2018
This superb 1969 Macallan 42 year old was bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their ‘Rarest’ collection. No expense was spared here, from the cut crystal decanter with silver collar to the oak case made from the very cask in which the whisky had been matured. This is whisky luxury pushed to the limit. It also comes with a pair of tasting glasses and a booklet. This should be rich and oily, with notes of orange, oak and milk chocolate.
The superlative Jameson 18yo has long been considered one of the brightest stars of the range. This blend of two pot-still whiskeys and a single grain is matured in oloroso sherry casks and finished in bourbon wood for six months for a brilliantly complex pot-still character.
2nd January 2018
Part of the superb Family Casks series from Glenfarclas, this whisky was distilled in 1963 and filled into 228 bottles from a single sherry hogshead in November 2014.
Distilled six decades ago, in 1962, this is a little piece of history from the acclaimed family-owned distillery.
Part of the acclaimed Glenfarclas Family Casks series, this bottle of 1961 single malt was bottled from a single sherry hogshead in January 2017.
A 1959 vintage bottling of Glenlivet released after over 50 years of maturation in 2013 by independent bottler Gordon & Macphail under the historic George & JG Smiths label. This comes at a fraction of the price of official bottlings at this age.
Bottled in March 2014 from cask number 3054, this is a wonderful bottle of 1961 Glenfarclas from their acclaimed Family Casks series.
Bottled from sherry butt number 3951 in January 2017, this richly-coloured 1993 Glenfarclas is a great addition to the distillery's Family Casks series.
Part of Duncan Taylor's 'Tantalus' series. This rare bottle of 41-year-old single malt from the closed Caperdonich distillery is presented in a hand-blown glass decanter and comes on a tantalus made from the cask in which this whisky was matured.
A dark amber Glenfarclas released as part of their ongoing Family Casks series. Distilled in 1992, this sherry-aged single malt was bottled in January 2017.
Part of the immensely popular Glenfarclas Family Casks series. This single malt was distilled in 1991 and aged in a sherry butt until January 2017.
Distilled in the same year that saw the birth of the Rugby World Cup and the milk chocolate hobnob, this is a fantastic sherry-aged whisky that would make a superb present for anyone born in 1987.
Distilled in 1986 and bottled in July 2016, this is a worthy addition to Glenfarclas' popular Family Casks series.
One of 74 bottles created from a single refill hogshead that was filled with spirit in 1974, and not cracked open until July 2016. A delicious piece of the distillery's history.
Distilled in 1972 and aged in a single sherry butt until August 2015, this is one of 625 bottles produced from cask number 3548. These bottles were released in the Winter 2015 batch of Family Casks.
Included in the batch of Family Casks bottlings released in Winter 2015, this sherry-aged single malt was distilled in 1971.
Created at much the same time as the fashion for flared trousers, this single malt was distilled in 1971 and not freed from its sherry butt until January 2017.
Part of a tranche of Family Casks bottlings that was released in the winter of 2015, this would make a superb gift for anyone born in 1970.
Distilled in '69 (hopefully in the summer of…), this is part of Glenfarclas' highly-regarded Family Casks series, a range of whiskies that spans many decades of the distillery's history.
Part of a batch of Family Casks series bottlings created in the summer of 2016, this sherry-aged single malt was distilled in 1968.