Released August 2018
Below are latest whisky releases to hit the online shelves for August 2018. Visit the Whisky Boys online shop for a Macallan 18 Year Old, Tomintoul 1967 or an Isle of Skye 50 Year Old .
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A long-aged Ardmore, distilled in 1998 and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their Distillery Labels series. This series celebrates the long-lasting relationships that the independent bottler has with the distilleries for which is created unique 'house labels'.
One of the first releases in the Berry Bros Classic Range, this Speyside blended malt whisky is all about the classic Speyside character: honey, soft spice and fruit.
A rich, elegant single malt that's part of Old Pulteney's new range for 2018. This 15-year-old single malt has been matured in both ex-bourbon and Spanish oak casks.
An easy-drinking blended Scotch that's sweet and rounded, with notes of vanilla, woodsmoke and gentle spice. The whisky is matured using a combination of freshly-built oak casks from Ohio, and ex-bourbon barrels that have been double-scorched to enhance the vanilla and smoke flavours.
The Woodsman comes in a tree-inspired bottle that is designed to evoke the spirit of the great outdoors. It's a whisky that can be sipped or mixed into long drinks, and it pairs very well with buttered scones.
The Berry Bros Classic Range is focused on showing the core flavours of regions and styles, and this Islay blended malt takes no prisoners – it's Islay through and through. From its punchily smoke nose to it's peaty palate, it's just what you want from a peated Islay dram.
New for 2018, Old Pulteney's 18 Year Old is aged in both ex-bourbon and Spanish oak casks. This is an intense and warming incarnation of the beloved maritime malt.
The second Farmstock release from WhistlePig, the second step on the journey to producing a whiskey entirely grown, distilled and matured on site at the eponymous farm. This release is a vatting of 32% WhistlePig farm rye whiskey aged for 2-2.5 years, 45% MGPI rye aged for 5-6 years and 23% Alberta Distillers Canadian rye aged for 10 years. The WhistlePig rye gives a fresh and spicy kick to the older whiskey, which plays a supporting role, providing an elegant backdrop for the zesty spirit to dance on.
A softly peated dram from Berry Bros and Rudd, harking back to the days when every whisky was peated. The peat here is a deliberate choice and carefully controlled to give a balanced dram, focusing on sweet fruit and gentle smoke.
An intriguing Old Pulteney that's part of the revamped range for 2018. This non-age-statement single malt has been finished in barrels that previously held peated whisky, giving it mellow smoke notes alongside the classic Pulteney character.
A 26-year-old Bunnahabhain from Wemyss, and like the name suggests, it's all about the tropical fruit. Distilled in 1991, it's picked up lots of fruity flavour during its two-and-a-half decades in cask: lashings of mango and coconut, with a touch of pineapple.
A rich and dark sherry-cask matured blended malt, put together by Doug McIvor and Ronnie Cox at Berry Bros to showcase the best of sherry-cask whisky.
The 2014 release of Stauning's Young Rye whisky, made with a mixed mashbill of both malted barley and malted rye. The recipe gives the best of both worlds, with the rye spice balanced out by fruity malt, and the years in cask adding on dried fruit, spice and a touch of liquorice.
A nod to the history of Speyside, Benriach Temporis is peated, as they did back in the 1970s. It's been matured in a mix of bourbon barrels, virgin-oak casks, and Pedro Ximenez and oloroso sherry casks, adding in layers of fruit and spice on top of Benriach's honeyed peat smoke character.
A long-aged dram from lesser-known Glenburgie, a big distillery with spirit that normally disappears into the Chivas Brothers blends. It's an important component and this release shows why: floral, fruity and complex, it's a pity we don't see more of it bottled as a single malt, especially after two decades of layering on complexity and flavour. Fortunately, Gordon & MacPhail have our backs.
A very special and sought-after release from Signatory, bottled for the 70th anniversary of Italian independent bottler Velier. Distilled in 1990 and matured for 26 years in a sherry butt, it's a rich and fruity dram that's picked up an average of 90pts on WhiskyBase.
A well-aged grain whisky from Girvan, a stalwart producer since the 1960s. This dram was distilled in 1979 and matured for 38 years in a single refill hogshead. The resulting whisky is a classic Girvan, with custardy vanilla, soft spice and cream.
An incredible bottling of 1968-vintage Girvan, bottled as part of the celebrations of indie bottler Velier's 70th birthday. A tricky release, it was bottled in 2016, when Velier was only 68, to match up with the vintage. A single cask selected by William Grant's, owners of Girvan, from their extensive rare cask reserves, it was bottled at 47 years old.