Here you can see our latest September releases for August 2023.
The latest Whisky releases for September 2023 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 month’s whisky releases, click here.
Fettercairn 18 Year Old is a fruity, smooth Highland single malt that is a marriage of American white oak casks, finished in 100% Scottish oak. Aromas of sugared almonds, passion fruit, baking spices, guava and soft oak spice fill the nose, complemented by notes of peaches in syrup, sugar, brioche, cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao, vanilla and red berries throughout the palate.
The fourth batch of Fettercairn 16 Year Old, released in 2023, has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and first-fill Port pipes.
This single cask bottling of Angels’ Nectar was distilled in the Cairngorms National Park and bottled in partnership with the Cairngorms Trust to support the areas environmental and community projects. It offers notes of gingerbread, tropical fruit and demerara sugar on the palate.
Mackmyra’s Stjarnrok is inspired by the Nordic skies. This smoked whisky was matured in a combination of casks that previously held bourbon, sherry and cloudberry wine, revealing aromas of smoked juniper, raisin and tobacco on the nose. The palate shows dried apricot, vanilla fudge and smoked herbs leading to a long finish.
Elijah Craig is the official bourbon of the Ryder Cup; this bottling was created to commemorate the 2023 tournament. This whiskey was finished in a combination of charred and toasted European oak casks and shows notes of fudge, creme brulee and cinnamon on the palate.
This is the second edition of Tomintoul’s 40-year-old single malt, which has been hand-selected by master distiller Robert Fleming from some of the oldest casks in its warehouse. It is presented in a hand-crafted crystal decanter and shows delicate but complex notes of summer fruits, buttery toffee, oak spice and sweet liquorice.
This single cask Jura was filled in 1997 and spent 25 years ageing before being bottled for Douglas Laing’s Xtra Old Particular range. Aromas of sultana, walnut and nutmeg fill the nose, complemented by notes of honey-soaked baking spices, stewed fruit and anise on the palate.
This is the first release in Copenhagen distillery’s Raw series, matured in untoasted virgin oak. It is a spicy dram with floral touches indicative of black pepper, hazelnut, dark chocolate and gingerbread on the palate.
This single cask rye whiskey from WhistlePig was named after the Filipino chief and warrior who helped defeat the Spanish forces in the Battle of Mactan 1521. This bottling was matured in American Oak and moved to ex-rum casks from the Philippines, imparting aromas of underripe banana, clove, candied citrus and butterscotch on the nose.
This limited-edition bottling is part of Aberfeldy’s Wine Cask Collection and is finished in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon casks from California's Napa Valley. The palate is bursting with raspberry syrup and honeycomb, followed by cinnamon, stewed apple, sweet malt and rich coffee beans that linger in the finish.
An 18-year-old single malt from Glencadam, matured in ex-bourbon casks, imparting aromas of stone fruit, pear drops and panna cotta on the nose. The palate displays notes of grilled peach, nutmeg and lemon meringue pie.
This bottling from Redbreast highlights the use of Tawny Port casks on this classic Irish whiskey. It was initially matured in ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso casks, before a finishing period in ex-port casks. This resulted in a creamy whisky with notes of almond croissant, marasca cherry and chocolate covered strawberries on the palate.
This is the inaugural rye whisky release from Bristol’s Circumstance distillery, which is made with 51% malted rye and 49% malted barley, and fermented with mead yeast. It was matured in a combination of virgin oak, ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso casks for over three years, imparting spicy and floral notes of cinnamon, orchard fruit and honey blossom on the palate.
This rye whiskey from Kentucky’s Willett distillery was aged for four years in charred oak casks and bottled at cask strength. It has a sweet, stickiness on the palate which is punctuated by spicy rye notes reminiscent of caramel, dark chocolate, gingerbread and cracked black pepper.
This impressive 36-year-old single malt from Tomatin is part of its Rare Casks range and was matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and ex-oloroso butts. It is surprisingly sprightly for its age and proffers floral, fruity aromas of rosehip, mango and fruitcake on the nose, with notes of heather, honey and toasted chestnuts on the palate.
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A single malt from Angels’ Nectar that was matured for six years in ex-oloroso casks and bottled at cask strength. Sweet and fruity, the palate offers notes of dried fruit, sticky dates, treacle, polished oak and fruitcake that linger in the finish.
This single malt is part of Tomatin’s Italian Collection, it has been matured for 10 years in refill casks before a finishing period in ex-Amarone casks. This imparted notes of stewed fruit flavours of pear, rhubarb and strawberry notes on the palate with a long, cinnamon-spiced laden finish.
The Italian Collection from Tomatin combines its robust spirit with the aromatic richness of Italian wine casks. This single malt was finished in ex-Marsala casks and has aromas reminiscent of panettone, candied citrus and hazelnut on the nose, with more notes of toasted nuts, white chocolate and cacao nibs on the palate.
Tomatin’s Italian Collection is the third release of its country-inspired ranges, which displays the distillery’s character alongside the richness of Italian wines casks. This release was initially aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks and finished in ex-Barolo casks to offer aromas of mulled wine, dark chocolate, cranberry and grapefruit peel on the nose.
This Kentucky straight bourbon is part of the Maker’s Mark Private Select series which gives hospitality venues a chance to bottle a single barrel, to their own specifications. This release is in collaboration with Shoreditch cocktail bar Calooh Callay and has aromas of sawdust, cinnamon and creme brulee on the nose, leading to cherry, caramel and vanilla on the palate.
The 2022-release of Macallan Classic Cut has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and American oak ex-sherry casks, creating a fruity, gingery character. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, apple and orange fill the nose, complemented by notes of fresh fruit, caramel, chocolate, lemon sponge, nuts, oak and light spice throughout the palate.
A 21-year-old single malt from the Balvenie Stories range, inspired by the legend of Margaret Douglas, widow of the Eighth Earl of Douglas, who lived at Balvenie Castle and paid rent to King James II every year in the form of a single red rose. Finished in Australian Shiraz casks, Second Red Rose offers aromas of ripe fruits, earthy tobacco, fresh mango and oak spice on the nose, complemented by notes of blackberry, peach, cracked black pepper and oak throughout the palate.
Edition 14.3 of Bruichladdich’s Octomore series was made with 100% Concerto Barley from Octomore farm on Islay and matured for five years in first-fill ex-American whiskey casks and second-fill wine casks. This super heavily-peated style from Octomore has given the whisky rich aromas of burnt biscuit, plump apricots and butterscotch on the nose which leads to an earthy smokiness on the palate with notes of peat stacks, honeysuckle and toasted barley.
Edition 14.1 of Bruichladdich’s Octomore series was made with barley grown on the Scottish mainland and malted to 128.ppm creating a heavily peated single malt. This whisky was matured for five years in first-fill ex-American whiskey casks, imparting aromas of smoked caramel, roasted almonds and barbecue pork on the nose, with bright citrus notes, smoked heather and ground coffee on the palate.
Equinox from The Lakes distillery is inspired by balance, change and reflection, all of which have a bearing on the whisky making process. It holds fruity and floral aromas of apple turnover, orange blossom and sandalwood on the nose, leading to ripe notes of plump apricots and orchard fruit on the palate with a well-balanced spice lingering in the finish.
This 1996 Bowmore was aged for 26 years in a single refill hogshead and bottled by German independent bottler The Whisky Agency. Aromas of charcuterie, peat smoke, and vanilla on the nose, with toffee, baking spice and seaweed on the palate.
A vibrant and characterful expression from Jura distillery bottled by The Whisky Agency, in Germany, and Heads and Tails, in Canada. Rich aromas of flambeed apple, rice pudding and milk chocolate are present on the nose, complemented by burnt cinnamon bark, Polo mints and vanilla on the palate.
This single cask bottling of an undisclosed Islay distillery is a collaboration between indie bottlers Three Rivers and The Whisky Agency. It was drawn from single sherry butt after 15 years and carries aromas of fruit cake, peat smoke and salted caramel on the nose, alongside notes of cracked black pepper and baking spices on the palate.
This 23-year-old Orcadian whisky was matured in a refill hogshead and bottled at cask strength by indie bottler The Whisky Agency. Aromas of sooty peat, salted caramel and green orchard fruit are prevalent on the nose, followed by light molasses, ground cinnamon and almond on the palate.
There is a weight to Glenrothes’s new make spirit that makes it ideal for longer maturation and this 36-year-old bottling from The Whisky Agency is no exception. Aromas of raspberry, fruit tea and banana fill the nose, with pineapple, pear drop and vanilla on the palate.
This single malt Macallan was aged for quarter of a century before being selected by Andrew Symington, the renowned owner of Signatory Vintage . Bottled at cask strength from a first-fill ex-oloroso butt this dram has aromas of dried apricot, lightly dusted cinnamon and bright orange blossom on the nose.