Latest Whisky Releases – July 2018

Released July 2018

Below you will find a list of the latest whisky releases to hit the online shelves in July 2018.  These whiskies include a Bladnoch Talia | 27 Year Old, Karuizawa 1999 and a Karuizawa 2000.

25th July 2018

Glentauchers 11 Year Old | North Star Spirits

Glentauchers 11 Year Old  |  North Star Spirits 70cl / 58.9% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Matured in a refill Bourbon hogshead and finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask, this 11-year-old from Glaswegian indie North Star is a particularly sweet, fudgy dram with a touch of that traditional Glentauchers spice on the edge to liven things up. Creamy and full-bodied with a great Bourbon/sherry balance – lovely stuff.

£53.95

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25th July 2018

Orkney 12 Year Old | North Star Spirits

Orkney 12 Year Old  |  North Star Spirits 70cl / 57.8% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

An indie bottling of whisky from a distillery well-known for masterful manipulation of honey and smoke flavours: expect citrus, heather and peat, all exceptionally balanced. What’s more, Glaswegian young bucks North Star are rapidly gaining notoriety for putting together some seriously interesting cask strength bottlings – time to find out why.

£53.95

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25th July 2018

Tullibardine 1993 | 24 Year Old | North Star Spirits

Tullibardine 1993  |  24 Year Old  |  North Star Spirits 70cl / 51.6% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distilled at Tullibardine in 1993, this was aged for 24 years in a bourbon hogshead before being bottled by North Star Spirits. Sweet, nutty and fruity with notes of pistachio, green apple and sweet citrus.

£125.00

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25th July 2018

Amrut | Peated Port Pipe | 60ans | LMDW

Amrut  |  Peated Port Pipe  |  60ans  |  LMDW 70cl / 59% | Indian Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Peated whisky aged in port casks is a rare thing, even more so when it comes from India. This has excellent balance between smoky and red-fruit flavours, as well as offering notes of Turkish Delight, orange blossom and nutmeg.

£160.00

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25th July 2018

23rd July 2018

Irish Whiskey 1993 | 24 Year Old | Whisky Agency

Irish Whiskey 1993  |  24 Year Old  |  Whisky Agency 70cl / 48.2% | Irish Single Malt Whiskey

A fruit bomb of a whiskey from an anonymous Irish distillery. This is part of a run of excellent whiskies bottled by The Whisky Agency from this distiller, and we're very pleased to say that it's exclusively available from The Whisky Exchange. It's a classic fruit-forward Irish single malt, with layers of citrus and orchard fruit drizzled with mangos. A stunner.

£280.00

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23rd July 2018

Bowmore 1998 | 19 Year Old | Whisky Agency

Bowmore 1998  |  19 Year Old  |  Whisky Agency 70cl / 48.8% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A fruity 19-year-old Bowmore bottled by German independent The Whisky Agency exclusively for us here at The Whisky Exchange. Run through with smoky maritime character, it's got piles of fresh fruit as well, harking back to old-school Bowmore. A great dram that shows off our favourite style of Bowmore.

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23rd July 2018

22nd July 2018

Karuizawa 2000 | Geisha in Ocean Blue Cask | #7721

Karuizawa 2000  |  Geisha in Ocean Blue Cask  |  #7721 70cl / 59% | Japanese Single Malt Whisky

£2,250.00

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22nd July 2018

Karuizawa | The Water of Life | 35 Year Old

Karuizawa  |  The Water of Life  |  35 Year Old 70cl / 55% | Japanese Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

£7,000.00

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22nd July 2018

Karuizawa 1999-2000 | The Fuji from Kanaya on The Tokaido

Karuizawa 1999-2000  |  The Fuji from Kanaya on The Tokaido 70cl / 59.6% | Japanese Single Malt Whisky

£2,000.00

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22nd July 2018

Talisker 25 Year Old | Bot. 2017

Talisker 25 Year Old  |  Bot. 2017 70cl / 45.8% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The 2017 release of Talisker's excellent 25-year-old whisky continues the reputation for greatness. Carefully balancing the distillery's seaside, salt and pepper character against elegant oak and delicate fruity notes, it's a masterclass in ageing with a delightfully old-fashioned air.

£265.00

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22nd July 2018

Port Charlotte 2011 | Islay Barley

Port Charlotte 2011  |  Islay Barley 70cl / 50% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A peaty whisky from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, this 2011-vintage Port Charlotte was distilled entirely from grain grown on the island. The barley was harvested from three farms in 2010 and sent for malting on the mainland. When it returned, it was milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, matured and bottled all that distillery. The whisky combines the classic Port Charlotte peat smoke and citrus notes with creamy vanilla and coconut from the cask. An excellent look at the distillery's character and their dedication to the examination of terroir.

£63.95

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22nd July 2018

GlenDronach Cask Strength | Batch 7

GlenDronach Cask Strength  |  Batch 7 70cl / 57.9% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The seventh release of Glendronach Cask strength, going for the distillery's classic combination of PX and oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 57.9%, it's an intensely flavoured whisky with stacks of dried fruit and spice – exactly what Glendronach fans clamour for.

£56.95

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22nd July 2018

Edradour 2004 | 13 Year Old | Natural Cask Strength

Edradour 2004  |  13 Year Old  |  Natural Cask Strength 70cl / 55.2% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A 2004-vintage, single-cask release from Edradour, bottled at Natural Cask Strength as part of the series of the same name. This was distilled on 15 December 2012 and bottled on 12 March 2018 at 13 years old. They haven't said what type of cask it was matured in, but the deep colour and outturn of 604 bottles suggests that it was a sherry cask, and that comes through in dried fruit and spice on the palate. A big dram that'll be loved by sherry-heads.

£87.95

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22nd July 2018

Benromach 2010 | Sassicaia Finish

Benromach 2010  |  Sassicaia Finish 70cl / 45% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A 2010 vintage whisky from Benromach, part of the distillery's ongoing experiments with wine casks. This was finished in Sassicaia casks from Tuscay, adding in layers of dark fruit as well as zingier berries and a touch of chocolate. A well-balanced dram that isn't overpowered by the cask.

£43.95

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22nd July 2018

Ballechin 2005 | 11 Year Old | Bordeaux

Ballechin 2005  |  11 Year Old  |  Bordeaux 50cl / 51.9% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A smoky dram from Edradour, bottled straight from the cask. Aged for 11 years in a Bordeaux wine cask – distilled 6 December 2005, bottled 12 September September 2017 – it combines the peat smoke and fruit of the distillery's Ballechin spirit with rich dried fruit and tannic touches from the cask. A carefully balanced dram, with dark and winey depths.

£67.75

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22nd July 2018

Bladnoch Talia | 27 Year Old | Bourbon Finish

Bladnoch Talia  |  27 Year Old  |  Bourbon Finish 70cl / 43% | Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A 27-year-old from the reborn Bladnoch, bottled under the Talia label. It was aged in ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and refill casks before being vatted and then finally finished in ex-bourbon while it married. It's a classic Bladnoch, bringing together Lowland grassiness with a touch of citrus, lashings of honey and a touch of elegant oak.

£305.00

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22nd July 2018

Karuizawa 1999 | Geisha in Cherry Blossom | Cask #895

Karuizawa 1999  |  Geisha in Cherry Blossom  |  Cask #895 70cl / 58.6% | Japanese Single Malt Whisky

£2,250.00

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22nd July 2018

19th July 2018

Bowmore 27 Year Old | Port Cask | Vintners Tilogy

Bowmore 27 Year Old  |  Port Cask  |  Vintners Tilogy 70cl / 48.3% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The third and final entry in the Bowmore Vintner's trilogy, bringing in Portugal's best-known wine export – Port. Matured for 13 years in ex-bourbon casks before being transferred to port pipes for a further 14 years, this whisky is complex and rich, marrying dried-fruit notes from the pipes with fresher toffee and caramel, and, of course, Bowmore's smoky and fruity character. It's bottled at cask-strength, creating an intensely flavoured examination of whisky and wine casks.

£350.00

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19th July 2018

18th July 2018

Bowmore 1996 | 21 Year Old | First Editions

Bowmore 1996  |  21 Year Old  |  First Editions 70cl / 52.8% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A smoky, floral and fruity Bowmore, bottled from a single cask by Hunter Laing under the First Editions label. Matured in a refill hogshead for 21 years, it's got layers of fruit and spice as well as the classic Bowmore maritime character.

£125.00

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18th July 2018

Benrinnes 1997 | 20 Year Old | First Editions

Benrinnes 1997  |  20 Year Old  |  First Editions 70cl / 45.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A fruit-forward dram from Benrinnes, best known for its rich, sherry-matured whiskies. This shows off the other side of the distillery, pairing up its weight spirit with a refill hogshead to create a "creamy, opulent" whisky, with a hint of smokiness.

£86.95

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18th July 2018

Linkwood 1997 | 19 Year Old | Jack Wieber Fighting Fish

Linkwood 1997  |  19 Year Old  |  Jack Wieber Fighting Fish 70cl / 51.2% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A single cask Linkwood bottled by German indie Jack Wieber for Swiss shop Monnier Trading, based in Studen, as part of the Fighting Fish collection. Matured in a bourbon cask, this is a very naked Linkwood, with the cask complimenting the distillery's grassy style.

£155.00

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18th July 2018

Lochindaal 2007 | 10 Year Old | Hidden Spirits

Lochindaal 2007  |  10 Year Old  |  Hidden Spirits 70cl / 53.1% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lochindaal is the name for one of Bruichladdich's smokier makes, and this bottling by Hidden Spirits shows off the cult Islay distilleries darker side. Matured for 10 years in an ex-bourbon cask, it's got fresh and zingy citrus backed up by layers of rich peat smoke. A must for 'Laddie fans.

£145.00

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18th July 2018

Speyburn 2003 | 15 Year Old | Old Particular

Speyburn 2003  |  15 Year Old  |  Old Particular 70cl / 48.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A glorious 15-year-old single-cask Speyside perfectly suited to sweet-toothed traditionalists. Non-chill filtered and without added colouring, this Speyburn’s opening gambit is a flurry of late-summer nostalgia – sweet baked goods and fresh fruit sweep through the nose before doubling down on the palate to meld with a gentle, warming spice. A delightful expression of Speyburn spirit.

£63.95

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18th July 2018

Strathisla 2002 | 15 Year Old | Hidden Spirits

Strathisla 2002  |  15 Year Old  |  Hidden Spirits 70cl / 51.2% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 15-year-old whisky from Strathisla, bottled by Italian independent Hidden Spirits in March 2018. This is straight-down-the line Strathisla, uninterfered with and bottled at cask strength – one for Speyside fans.

£115.00

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18th July 2018

Tamdhu 1999 | 18 Year Old | Old Malt Cask

Tamdhu 1999  |  18 Year Old  |  Old Malt Cask 70cl / 50% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottled at 50% ABV to balance flavour with drinkability, this Tamdhu opens with light, blustery vanilla, blossom and a nutty note on the nose. The palate is full of fresh citrus with an oaky edge leading to a long, light finish – a touch of gentle spice and more fruity sweetness. The Old Malt Cask range aims to highlight the individual cask character at just the right moment, and this one’s a real beauty.

£76.75

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18th July 2018

Wolfburn Batch 270

Wolfburn Batch 270 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The second small batch release from Wolfburn, following the acclaimed 128. This time, the spirit is unpeated but still matured in 100-litre first-fill American oak casks. The small casks give the whisky a big punch of sweet American oak character, balanced against the distillery's fruity spirit.

£78.95

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18th July 2018

Aultmore 2006 | 11 Year Old | Hidden Spirits

Aultmore 2006  |  11 Year Old  |  Hidden Spirits 70cl / 51.6% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

An 11-year old whisky selected and bottled by Italian independent Hidden Spirits. This was distilled in 2006 at Aultmore and bottled after 11 years of maturation, including a finish in Amarone wine casks. Bottled at cask strength, it's an intensely flavoured dram, carefully balancing Aultmore's herbal and grassy spirit against the power of the wine cask.

£79.95

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18th July 2018

17th July 2018

Speyburn 2005 | 12 Year Old | Old Malt Cask

Speyburn 2005  |  12 Year Old  |  Old Malt Cask 70cl / 50% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A fruity, sherry-matured dram from Speyburn, bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. This has classic Speyside-style fresh fruit overlaid with darker notes thanks to the sherry cask. A balanced and well-rounded whisky.

£59.95

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17th July 2018

Bladnoch 10 Year Old | Bourbon Cask

Bladnoch 10 Year Old  |  Bourbon Cask 70cl / 46.7% | Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

One of Bladnoch’s first releases since coming under new ownership in 2015. On the palate, ripples of citrus and coconut merge with sweet oak spice, juicy gooseberry and light vanilla aromas. Non-chill-filtered and without added colour, the 10 Year Old has been crafted to present the distillery’s definitive Lowland style and boy, are we glad it’s back.

£58.95

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17th July 2018

Tamdhu 1999 | 18 Year Old | First Editions

Tamdhu 1999  |  18 Year Old  |  First Editions 70cl / 51.5% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The First Editions series by Hunter Laing aims to evoke two things – character and collectability – and in this instance, we think it’s been wildly successful. Bottled at a cask-strength of 51.5%, this 18-year-old Tamdhu’s rich, spicy nose belies a subtle fruity palate of tart citrus and aromatic sandalwood, leading to a long and spicy finish. Meanwhile, lack of colouring and chill filtration means this dram is as much its own character as it can possibly be.

£78.95

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17th July 2018

Speyburn 2005 | 12 Year Old | First Editions

Speyburn 2005  |  12 Year Old  |  First Editions 70cl / 56.2% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A fruity dram from Speyburn, hidden by the river Spey just outside of Rothes. Well-balanced, with dark chocolate and sherry-cask spice backed up by crunchy rhubarb, this is classic Speyburn – an often overlooked gem.

£66.75

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17th July 2018

16th July 2018

Method and Madness | Virgin Hungarian Oak Finish

Method and Madness  |  Virgin Hungarian Oak Finish 70cl / 46% | Irish Single Malt Whiskey

Method and Madness whiskies are all about experimentation, and this certainly fits the bill – single pot still whiskey matured first in first and refill American oak casks before being reracked into Hungarian oak. The oak's tight grain means that it doesn't give up its character easily, but over the 11 months it spent in the casks, the whiskey has pulled out subtleties untasted from other types of oak.

£73.95

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16th July 2018

Method and Madness | 28 Year Old | Ruby Port Cask

Method and Madness  |  28 Year Old  |  Ruby Port Cask 70cl / 56.1% | Irish Single Malt Whiskey

An incredibly rare whiskey release as part of the Method and Madness range. This combines rich and spicy pot-still spirit with a dark and fruity port pipe to create an almost unique bottling. Matured initially for six years in American-oak barrels, the whiskey was reracked into a single port-seasoned cask for 22 more. It's taken a long time, but the result is worth the wait.

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16th July 2018

15th July 2018

Whistlepig Boss Hog 2014 | 13 Year Old | Spirit of Mortimer

Whistlepig Boss Hog 2014  |  13 Year Old  |  Spirit of Mortimer 70cl / 57.8% | Straight Rye Whiskey

Self-proclaimed ‘world’s finest rye’, the 117-124 proof Spirit of Mortimer comes at you like a train and takes no prisoners. Taste it neat for the sheer fierceness of it, then add water for an altogether more extravagant experience: massive rye spice dominates initially, but clears to allow the slow, rich rise of caramel poured over toasted waffles, with vanilla and thick butter languishing into a deep dark sugar reverie.

£275.00

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15th July 2018

Willett’s 3 Year Old | Family Reserve Rye (55.2%)

Willett’s 3 Year Old  |  Family Reserve Rye (55.2%) 70cl / 55.2% | Straight Rye Whisky

A balanced and herbaceous three-year-old rye whiskey. This is first distilled in a 60ft column still and then a copper pot still, both at the family-run Willett distillery, which re-opened in 2012 after having closed in the 1980s.

£0.95

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15th July 2018

Brora 1981 | 27 Year Old | Duncan Taylor

Brora 1981  |  27 Year Old  |  Duncan Taylor 70cl / 53.8% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 27-year-old Brora from Duncan Taylor, part of the Rare Auld range. Distilled in 1981 and bottled in November 2008, this is a classic example of late-era Brora, combining characteristic earthy smoke with a citrus-fruit-focused palate.

£1,200.00

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15th July 2018

Dalmore 1978 | 33 Year Old | Scotia Royale

Dalmore 1978  |  33 Year Old  |  Scotia Royale 70cl / 40.5% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A well-aged Dalmore bottled by Scotia Royale. Distilled in 1978, this was matured for 33 years, and is limited to just 210 bottles. Expect the classic Dalmore notes of dried fruit, Christmas spices and fruit cake.

£550.00

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15th July 2018

Whistlepig 14 Year Old | Boss Hog 2016 | The Independent

Whistlepig 14 Year Old  |  Boss Hog 2016  |  The Independent 75cl / 60.1% | Straight Rye Whiskey

The third release in WhistlePig's Boss Hog series has been aged for 14 years and finished in refill hogsheads from Scotland. This combines notes of spicy rye and sweet caramel.

£299.00

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15th July 2018

9th July 2018

BenRiach 2007 | 10 Year Old | Cask #3071 | Batch 15

BenRiach 2007  |  10 Year Old  |  Cask #3071  |  Batch 15 70cl / 58.3% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

From Batch 15 of Benriach's Single Cask bottlings, this 10-year-old single malt has been aged in an oloroso-sherry butt, cask number 3071. All whiskies in Batch 15 are non-chill-filtered, individually hand-numbered and bottled at natural colour.

£79.95

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9th July 2018

5th July 2018

Glenallachie 12 Year Old

Glenallachie 12 Year Old 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The flagship in GlenAllachie's new core range, released in July 2018. Matured in a mixture of virgin oak, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, this has sweet flavours of honey, marzipan, bananas and butterscotch.

Prior to 2017, when the distillery was acquired by master distiller Billy Walker, GlenAllachie whisky was most commonly found in blends.

£40.95

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5th July 2018

Glenallachie 18 Year Old

Glenallachie 18 Year Old 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A rich, robust whisky with layers of vanilla, butterscotch, spice, raisins, heather, cherries and honey. This 18-year-old Speyside single malt is one of four whiskies released as part of GlenAllachie's new core range for 2018 – the first released since the distillery changed hands in 2017.

£93.95

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5th July 2018

Glenallachie 25 Year Old

Glenallachie 25 Year Old 70cl / 48% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The pinnacle of GlenAllachie's core range, introduced in July 2018, this 25-year-old Speyside single malt has notes of Christmas cake, pineapple, dark chocolate, sultana, marmalade and sweet spice. It was matured in a mixtue of Pedro Ximénez, oloroso and American oak casks. .

This whisky is part of the first core range from GlenAllachie since the distillery was acquired by master distiller Billy Walker, formerly of BenRiach, in 2017.

£230.00

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5th July 2018

Ballantine’s 17 Year Old | Signature Distillery | Miltonduff

Ballantine’s 17 Year Old  |  Signature Distillery  |  Miltonduff 70cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

Another release in Ballantine's Signature range, which is intended to highlight one of the distilleries important to the making of the blend. This time, Miltonduff has been selected and this edition is intended to highlight the nuances of Miltonduff's malt whilst staying true to the brands style of blend.

£63.25

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5th July 2018

Glenallachie 10 Year Old | Cask Strength | Batch 1

Glenallachie 10 Year Old  |  Cask Strength  |  Batch 1 70cl / 57.1% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The first batch of cask-strength 10-year-old single malt from GlenAllachie, a whisky that has up 'til now been largely trapped in blends. This is a rich, honeyed Speyside single malt with notes of toffee, rosehip, spice and marmalade. It was matured in a mix of American oak, Pedro Ximénez, oloroso and virgin oak casks.

This whisky is part of the first core range from GlenAllachie since the distillery was acquired by master distiller Billy Walker, formerly of BenRiach, in 2017.

£56.95

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5th July 2018