Latest Whisky Releases – May 2018

Released May 2018

Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves.  Click on the buttons to read more.

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10th May 2018

Brora 30 Year Old | 1st Release | Bot. 2002

Brora 30 Year Old  |  1st Release  |  Bot. 2002 70cl / 52.4% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The first entry in Diageo's Special Releases series for Brora, a mainstay since 2002. This set the high standard that the releases are now known for and is almost unanimously rated at over 90 points by the Malt Maniacs.

£3,500.00

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10th May 2018

Auchentoshan 2003 | 15 Year Old | Old Malt Cask

Auchentoshan 2003  |  15 Year Old  |  Old Malt Cask 70cl / 45.7% | Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A massively fruity whisky from Auchentoshan: banana and apple pie with a net of spun sugar. Distilled in January 2003 and bottled in February 2018 after 15 years maturing in a hogshead.

£64.95

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10th May 2018

Balvenie 2003 | Peat Week | 14 Year Old

Balvenie 2003  |  Peat Week  |  14 Year Old 70cl / 48.3% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

While Balvenie is best known for producing traditional soft and honeyed Speyside whisky, for one week a year it makes bold and smoky whisky – Peat Week. This second release was distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2018 at 14 years old.

The distillery uses Speyside peat, giving the whisky a very different character to smoky drams from the island: delicate and gently smoky.

£59.95

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7th May 2018

Bowmore 1990 | 27 Year Old | A D Rattray

Bowmore 1990  |  27 Year Old  |  A D Rattray 70cl / 50.6% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A single cask release from AD Rattray: a 27-year-old Bowmore matured in an ex-bourbon cask. Distilled on 4 December 1990 and bottled on 6 March 2018, it's aged very well, showing zesty citrus notes with soft smoke blowing on a sea breeze.

£320.00

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10th May 2018

Glen Grant Collection | 1950, 51, 52, 53, 54 & 55 | Gordon & MacPhail

Glen Grant Collection  |  1950, 51, 52, 53, 54 & 55  |  Gordon & MacPhail 420cl / 40% | Gordon & MacPhail

A very special set of whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail, owners of one of the most impressive whisky warehouses in Scotland. They delved deep and pulled out six incredible Glen Grant whiskies, one distilled in each year from 1950 to 1955. All bottled in 2017, they vary from 57 to 61 years old and are a true slice of history, selected and bottled by the best name in the business.

£9,995.00

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7th May 2018

Classic of Islay | Jack Wiebers

Classic of Islay  |  Jack Wiebers 70cl / 57.5% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 2017 release of Jack Wieber's Classic of Islay, a whisky from a secret distillery on Islay. It's a punchy and smoky single cask dram, bottled at a cask strength of 57.5%.

£51.95

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10th May 2018

Glengoyne Cask Strength | Batch 6

Glengoyne Cask Strength  |  Batch 6 70cl / 59.8% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The latest batch (number six) of Glengoyne Cask Strength, bottled at a hefty 59.8% ABV. Expect notes of Digestive biscuits, ripe bananas and a hint of toffee.

£49.15

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8th May 2018

3rd May 2018

Caol Ila 1996 | 21 Year Old | Kingsbury

Caol Ila 1996  |  21 Year Old  |  Kingsbury 70cl / 56% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Independent bottler Kingsbury has released this vintage 1996 Caol Ila after 21 years’ maturation in cask. Bottled at a hefty 56%, a little water will allow those trademark Caol Ila notes of lemon, smoke and oil to flow freely.

£199.00

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3rd May 2018

Clynelish 2005 | 12 Year Old | Connoisseurs Choice

Clynelish 2005  |  12 Year Old  |  Connoisseurs Choice 70cl / 55.1% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This sherried Clynelish is like walking into a sweetshop, with aromas of candied cherries, sweet brown sugar and ripe citrus notes. The palate is richer, with notes of warming ginger, milk chocolate and baked plums, while the finish has a refreshing lime-zest note.

£87.95

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3rd May 2018

Glen Grant 1995 | 22 Year Old | Kingsbury

Glen Grant 1995  |  22 Year Old  |  Kingsbury 70cl / 60.8% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A well-aged Glen Grant from indy bottler Kingsbury, this was distilled in 1995 and matured for 22 years before being bottled at a whopping 60.8%.

£128.00

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3rd May 2018

Dailuaine 1998 | 19 Year Old | Connoisseurs Choice

Dailuaine 1998  |  19 Year Old  |  Connoisseurs Choice 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

If you’ve never tried Dailuaine before, you’re in a for a treat with this 19-year-old example from indy bottler Gordon & MacPhail. A full and sweet nose of glazed pineapple and vanilla cream develops into a spicy palate of chocolate truffles, tropical fruit and white pepper, with subtle ginger spice on the finish.

£98.95

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3rd May 2018

Macduff 1997 | 20 Year Old | Kingsbury

Macduff 1997  |  20 Year Old  |  Kingsbury 70cl / 54.9% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 1997 vintage bottling of Macduff from indy bottler Kinsgbury. Macduff, part of the Dewar’s stable, is the distillery where Glen Deveron is made. This bottling is 20 years old and has a strength of 54.9%.

£115.00

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3rd May 2018

1st May 2018

Very Old Fitzgerald 1951 | 8 Year Old | Bot. 1959

Very Old Fitzgerald 1951  |  8 Year Old  |  Bot. 1959 75cl / 50% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.

£4,000.00

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1st May 2018

Fettercairn 1997 | 17 Year Old | Life is a Circus

Fettercairn 1997  |  17 Year Old  |  Life is a Circus 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Part of an exuberantly-labelled range created by Italian independent bottlers High Spirits, this is a Fettercairn 17 Year Old distilled in June 1997 and bottled in January 2015. It has fresh floral aromas, followed by flavours of toffee, vanilla and hints of oak spice.

£74.95

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1st May 2018

Gibson’s 1940 Straight Rye | 5 Year Old

Gibson’s 1940 Straight Rye  |  5 Year Old 75cl / 50% | American Straight Rye Whiskey

Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.

£1,000.00

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1st May 2018

Glenburgie 1995 | 19 Year Old | Life is a Circus

Glenburgie 1995  |  19 Year Old  |  Life is a Circus 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Italian bottler High Spirits have brought us this 19-year-old Glenburgie, encased in jaunty Life Is A Circus packaging. This 19-year-old Speyside single malt has grassy, sweet and fruity characteristics.

£115.00

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1st May 2018

Old Grand-Dad | Bot. 1960’s | 3.785 Litre (US gallon)

Old Grand-Dad  |  Bot. 1960’s  |  3.785 Litre (US gallon) 378.5cl / 43% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A rare bottle of Old Grand-dad bourbon, complete with a wooden rocking chair to sit it in. Old Grand-dad has long enjoyed a cult appeal among bourbon fans, with its high rye content delivering a spicy kick. A great collector’s item.
Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.

£2,000.00

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1st May 2018

Caol Ila 1998 | 16 Year Old | Life is a Circus

Caol Ila 1998  |  16 Year Old  |  Life is a Circus 70cl / 46% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Part of Italian independent bottler High Spirits' surreal Life Is A Circus series, complete with jolly vintage labels. This peaty Islay single malt was distilled in November 1998 and bottled in January 2015.

According to High Spirits 'this is at a convenient point of maturation and offers peat and iodine, charcoal and sardines as a serious Caol Ila should do. The finish is quite long, wrapped in smoke.'

£99.95

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1st May 2018

Rebel Yell | 6 Year Old | Bot. 1960’s | Stitzel-Weller

Rebel Yell  |  6 Year Old  |  Bot. 1960’s  |  Stitzel-Weller 94.6cl / 45% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.

£1,200.00

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1st May 2018

Bruichladdich 2003 | 12 Year Old | Life is a Circus

Bruichladdich 2003  |  12 Year Old  |  Life is a Circus 70cl / 46% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 12-year-old Bruichladdich from Italy's High Spirits, an indie bottler with a love for the surreal, for the Life is a Circus series. This 2003-vintage whisky was bottled in December 2015 and is a maritime dram, with a touch of smokiness mixed with dried fruit flavours.

£79.95

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1st May 2018

Old Timbrook 1942 | Bot. 1946

Old Timbrook 1942  |  Bot. 1946 75cl / 50% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.

£1,000.00

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1st May 2018

Ledaig 2010 | 7 Year Old | Artist Collective | La Maison du Whisky

Ledaig 2010  |  7 Year Old  |  Artist Collective  |  La Maison du Whisky 70cl / 57.1% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A young Ledaig, bottled by French indy bottler La Maison du Whisky. Loaded with big-hearted coastal notes, expect aromas of liquorice, sea spray and peat, followed by a cleaner palate of orchard fruit, floral notes and medicinal peat.

£71.95

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Released On
1st May 2018