Here you can see our latest Whisky releases for November 2020.
The latest Whisky releases for November 2020 will be updated on a daily basis so be sure to keep checking in for the latest whisky products released this month. To see last months whisky releases, click here.
A 2007 Linkwood single malt from indie bottler High Spirits, matured for 12 years before being bottled in November 2019 as part of its Master of Magic series.
Distilled in 1993, this Tullibardine whisky has been matured in a single cask for 24 years before being bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd in 2017. This Highland single malt has rich notes of vanilla and honey alongside apricot and peach.
Robert Baratheon claimed his seat upon the Iron Throne after a bitter rebellion against the Targaryen dynasty, and ruled over the Seven Kingdoms wearing a golden antlered crown to show his power and honouring his House emblem – the Stag. Royal Lochnagar also enjoys royal connection, having held a Royal Warrant, first awarded by Queen Victoria, since 1848. Unlike House Baratheon, whose rule is over and whose family lies in ruins, Royal Lochnagar has only grown in strength. Its reputation for incredible whiskies has grown and spread, and it has maintained praise from British monarchs. Well balanced, fruity and spicy, it truly is a taste of royalty.
A long-aged release from Glenturret, created as part of the invigorated distillery's new range by legendary blender Bob Dalgarno.
A sophisticated single malt from Glenturret, released as part of the 2020 Maiden Releases after 30 years in ex-sherry casks. The palate is delicate and fruity, offering notes of oak, nutmeg, dried fruit and plums that linger in the finish.
A 1989 Imperial single malt from indie bottler Berry Bros & Rudd, matured in a single cask for three decades before being bottled. Aromas of honey, lemon, vanilla custard, orange and apple juice fill the nose, complemented by notes of green apples, gooseberries and soft wood smoke on the palate.
A 2006 Macduff single malt from indie bottler Berry Bros & Rudd, matured for 13 years in a single Pedro Ximenez sherry cask before being bottled.
A 2008 Macduff single malt from indie bottler High Spirits, matured for 11 years before being bottled in November 2019 as part of its Master of Magic series.
A limited-edition 2001 single malt from a family-owned distillery in Speyside and matured in a single sherry butt for 15 years, before being bottled in June 2016 for Scarfes Bar.
The first organic Irish single malt whiskey from Waterford, Gaia 1.1 is made using 100% organic barley grown on seven different farms in Ireland. It has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, virgin American oak, French oak and Vin Doux Naturel wine casks creating a fruity, spicy character.
The 2020 release of Nikka Taketsuru blended malt whisky is a smoky, full-bodied whisky with notes of rich oak spice, aromatic peat and sweet flowers throughout the palate.
A 20cl bottle of Balvenie's popular 12 Year Old DoubleWood. The double maturation by finishing in first-fill European oak sherry casks adds complexity. The first maturation softens and adds character, with the finishing in sherry casks adding depth and fullness of flavour.
The 2019 edition of Mars Komagatake limited edition Japanese single malt. Matured in American white oak bourbon barrels it is a soft and elegant whisky with a subtle peat influence that creates aromas of oak, tobacco, clove-studded orange and floral honey on the nose. The palate offers notes of white chocolate, cashew nuts, orange juice, salted caramel and apple, with an undercurrent of soft smoke throughout.
A sherry-aged whisky specially selected by The Whisky Exchange team to celebrate Christmas 2020. It's packed with festive spice, Christmas cake, poached orchard fruit and zingy apples – an excellent all-rounder that's perfect for sipping by the fire.
This year's Christmas Malt is once again a limited edition and 1918 bottles are available.
Part of the Macallan Master Decanter series, the 2020 edition of Macallan M is presented in its traditional Lalique-crafted crystal decanted. The unusual, geometric design is as individual and complex as the whisky inside.
Distilled at Mars Shinsu distillery, this limited edition Komagatake Yakushima Aging single malt has been matured on Yakushima island before being bottled in 2020.
Mars Tsunuki The First is the much-anticipated inaugural release of single malt from Japan's Tsunuki distillery, which opened in 2016. Bottled in 2020, this whisky offers aromas of orange, lemon, vanilla and freshly-baked bread on the nose, complemented by notes of peaches, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate.
A special edition of Mars Shinsu Komagatake Tsunuki Aging that was bottled in 2019. Distilled at Mars Shinsu distillery this Japanese single malt has been matured at the nearby Tsunuki distillery, which opened in 2016. Aromas of warm vanilla custard, almond, orange oil and earthy ashes fill the nose, complemented on the palate by notes of red berries, crunchy green apples, runny caramel and warm oak spice that lingers in the finish.
A favourite expression in the Dalmore stable, this 15-year-old is elegant and smooth, with lipsmacking texture and the flawless balance one would expect from blending maestro Richard Paterson.
The brothers of the Night’s Watch take an oath and pledge their lives to protect the Seven Kingdoms and guard them from the terrors that lie beyond the ancient barrier of ice, The Wall, from their base at Castle Black. There lies a frozen wasteland which, legend has it, is inhabited by giants, wildlings and the Night King and his army of White Walkers who bring with them the long night. Just like Castle Black, Oban Distillery sits at the foot of a steep cliff that overlooks the bay, the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands of Scotland. The richness of the whisky is balanced with a woody, spicy dryness that would keep even the Night’s Watch warm in winter.
Laphroaig Lore is a 2016 addition to the distillery's range. Made up of whiskies aged in a combination of quarter casks, sherry casks and reused peated casks. This is rich and classically peaty with a spicy chili bite and a long, sweet aftertaste.
The return of the name Reserva to Glenfiddich's 21yo after a few years under different titles is also accompanied by an upgrade to its packaging. It is still finished in rum casks for four months, but now has a more elegant presentation, as befits its position towards the top of the distillery's regular range.
Formerly known as Platinum Label, this is a rich and refined blend of whiskies matured for at least 18 years that slips perfectly into the range just behind the iconic Blue Label.
A great, but sadly neglected, Highlander, Blair Athol is one of the gems of the Flora & Fauna range. This expression has always tended towards the chunky, sherried style, with spices and oak adding complexity to rich maltiness.
This single-barrel rye whiskey from Michter's works a treat both neat and in cocktails. Peppery and spicy, this also displays refreshing orange notes, plus sweet toffee/butterscotch. Very moreish.
Cardhu's entry in the Diageo Special Releases range looks at a type of wood the producer's rarely use – new oak. This was matured in new oak as well as refill and ex-bourbon American-oak casks for 11 years, layering spicy notes on top of the classic honey and fresh fruit Cardhu character.
A new presentation of Loch Lomond 18 Year Old single malt, released in summer 2020. Matured in American-oak casks, this 18-year-old whisky from Loch Lomond is full-bodied and rounded with notes of toast, cigar box, apple, gooseberry and light smoke.
A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrels and sherry butts which gives a sweet and smoky finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of Airigh nam Beist, this probably represents the best value in the core range.