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 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.
A very-long-aged whisky from Douglas Laing, bottled as part of the eXtra Old Particular range. Distilled at Invergordon in October 1965 and bottled from a single refill barrel in June 2018 at an impressive 52 years old, this shows quite how elegant and refined grain whisky can get – sweet and delicate with fruit and toffee notes.
A very special limited edition bottling from Kavalan, celebrating the 70th anniversary of renowned Italian independent bottler Velier. Matured in a single sherry cask and bottled at a punchy 58.6% cask strength, this is Kavalan at its best – intensely flavoured, well matured and selected by a team with decades of experience in the drinks industry. A must for Kavalan fans.
A very special release of old grain whisky, bottled by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular range and celebrating the company's platinum anniversary – it's 70 years since patriarch Fred Douglas Laing started buying casks and blending. This whisky was distilled in 1978 at now-closed Port Dundas and was matured in a single refill hogshead before bottling in May 2018. Rich, old, elegant and full-flavoured – a masterpiece of grain whisky.
A softly smoky whisky from the experimental Danish whisky kings at Stauning. Rather than use peat to give the whisky its smoky punch, the team have used heather to dry their floor-malted barley, creating a very different style of smoky dram. Gentle but rich, it's both not what you'd expect and what you'd hope for from a heather-smoked whisky.
A single malt from Speyside's Glentauchers, distilled in 2004 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'.
A special single-cask release of whisky from Amrut selected by La Maison du Whisky in Paris: peated spirit matured in a port pipe. The pipe has an unenviable task, as Amrut's peated spirit is a bit of a bruiser, but it does its job perfectly, mellowing the smoke and adding layers of plump fruit and spice.
The second release in Jameson Caskmates range, finished this time in casks that once held zesty IPA. The combination adds further layers of hop fruitiness to the whiskies already fruity character as well as a touch of citrus, floral notes and some balancing bitterness. Perfect for a boilermaker – sip of IPA, sip of Jameson Caskmates, repeat.
A small bottle of Glenfarclas's rightly celebrated 105 – *the* cask strength, heavily-sherried Speyside whisky. Just the thing for sherry heads, whether you're experienced or just getting to grips with the wonderful world of sherried whisky.
A single-cask bottling of Linkwood from Claxton's, distilled on 13 July 2006 and bottled in 2018 at 11 years old. It's a zesty dram, with lime and sherbet bolstered by orchard fruit and soft spice notes.
The 2007 edition of a much-loved release from Talisker. The Distillers Edition series adds a fruity and sweet layer to Talisker's classic maritime, smoky character, resulting in a complex and decidedly moreish whisky. The extra layer comes from the whisky being finished in casks that previously contained amoroso, a sweetened and fortified Spanish wine similar to sweet oloroso sherry in style.