Released October 2019
Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves. Click on the buttons to read more.
This 12-year-old Westport blended malt whisky has been matured in a single ex-sherry cask before being bottled by Valinch & Mallet in 2019.
This sweet, spicy Swiss single malt from Seven Seals has been finished in ex-sherry casks and bottled at cask strength. The palate offers notes of toffee, gingerbread, roasted almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
This 21-year-old Wardhead whisky has been matured in a single bourbon hogshead before being bottled by Valinch & Mallet in 2019.
This Islay single malt, made at a mystery distillery, is named after a mystical area of Islay, known as Scarabus – meaning 'a rocky place' in Old Norse. The palate offers notes of leather, stewed rhubarb, vanilla, sea salt and rich peat smoke.
This 21-year-old blended malt is a part of MacNair's Lum Reek series, matured in a combination of oloroso sherry casks, virgin oak casks and ex-red wine casks. Aromas of rich peat smoke, dark chocolate and fudge mingle on the nose, and the palate offers notes of tobacco, leather, cedar wood, cocoa, vanilla, honey and spices, wrapped in waves of pungent peat smoke.
A blended malt whisky from indie bottler Hunter Laing, Islay Journey is inspired by the trip from the Scottish mainland to Islay. Matured in bourbon hogsheads, this whisky finds a balance between smooth caramel and bold smoke.
This Highland single malt from Teaninich distillery was made in 2007 and matured in a single cask for 11 years, before being bottled in 2019 by Berry Bros & Rudd.
The second whiskey in Egan's Legacy series, this Irish single malt has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, before being finished in Banyuls wine casks from the Catalan Pyrenees. Aromas of rich chocolate mingle with dried fruit and warm spices on the nose, and the palate offers notes of baked peaches, apricots, clotted cream and hints of cassis.
Batch 63 of Aberlour's much-loved A'Bunadh is a big, rich sherry-matured single malt with aromas of sultanas, dates, dark chocolate and cinnamon throughout the nose. The palate offers notes of toffee, rich malt, vanilla, Christmas cake, figs, caramel and spicy white pepper.
A spicy, sweet Swiss single malt from Seven Seals, finished in ex-sherry casks to create dense aromas of toffee, sticky gingerbread, roasted almonds, salted caramel an Christmas pudding. These flavours are echoed on the palate, alongside toffee chocolates and lively orange notes.
This peated Swiss single malt has been finished in ex-port wine casks, creating a smoky, fruity whisky. The palate offers notes of rich peat smoke, raisins, sweet honey and oriental spices.
This Swiss single malt has been finished in ex-port casks, creating a complex combination of flavours, including honey, roasted nuts, gingerbread, honey and a hint of peat smoke.
This 2002 Loch Lomond single malt has been matured in American oak casks before being finishing in French oak Pinot Noir casks from Kerr Cellars. A fruity, spicy whisky, the palate offers notes of green apple, kiwi, lime, ginger and red berries.
A light, delicate single grain Irish whiskey from Kilbeggan, it offers aromas of creamy vanilla, candyfloss, pear drops, citrus peel and a hint of cinnamon. The palate holds sweet and fruity notes of bubblegum, vanilla, orange peel, poached pears and fresh ginger.
A three-year-old bourbon whiskey from Tarnished Truth, made with a mash bill of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley, this is a sweet-and-spicy whiskey. The palate offers notes of butterscotch, toasted oak, vanilla, maple syrup, clove, cinnamon and ripe figs.
A limited-edition bourbon from Reservoir distillery, made with Virginia-grown wheat, corn and rye, and finished in a rum barrel. Rich aromas of liquorice, sherry, caramel, vanilla and roasted coffee beans fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of cedar, mint, brown sugar, blackberries, saltwater taffy and shortbread.
This 2002-vintage Irish single malt was bottled by indie bottler Artful Dodger after 15 years in a single ex-bourbon cask.
Matured in ex-sherry casks for 12 years, this rich, elegant Tamdhu holds aromas of cinnamon rolls, orange candy, fresh oak, raisins and faint traces of mint. The palate offers notes of banana, raspberry jam, malty biscuits and toasted oak, before developing into ground cinnamon, dried fruit and Scottish tablet flavours that linger in the finish.
A limited-edition small-batch whisky from The English Whisky Company, this single malt has been triple distilled to create a smooth, elegant character, with aromas of vanilla custard, citrus, dark chocolate, butterscotch and liquorice throughout the nose. The palate offers notes of bitter dark chocolate, vanilla custard, clove-studded oranges and salty liquorice.
This 2001 Balmenach single malt has been matured in a single first-fill sherry cask for 18 years, before bottled by indie bottler Samaroli, as part of its Masam series.
A 1978 Bunnahabhain single malt, matured in a single cask for four decades, before being bottled by Samaroli in 2019, as part of its Masam series.
This Sherry Edition of A.D. Rattray's Cask Islay single malt has been matured exclusively in ex-sherry casks and bottled at cask strength. Fruity, nutty aromas fill the nose, alongside waves of dry peat smoke. The palate offers notes of roasted hazelnuts and pine nuts, raisins, sherry and earthy peat.
Distilled in 1989, this Macallan single malt has been matured in a single refill hogshead for three decades, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in May 2019, as part of its Xtra Old Particular series. Aromas of orange, sugared dates and leather fill the nose, complimented by notes of dark chocolate covered raisins, plums, tropical fruit and a hint of pepper throughout the palate.
A sweet, tropical blended Irish whiskey, this Tullamore D.E.W. has been finished in Caribbean rum casks. Aromas of vanilla, oak, citrus, ripe bananas and delicate spices mingle on the nose, and the palate offers notes of caramel, banana bread, dates and raisins.
Matured in first-fill oloroso sherry casks, this small-batch single malt from Glenlivet takes its name from the Gaelic word Nadurra, meaning 'natural'. Big, fruity and spicy, this is a must for sherry whisky fans.
The seventh batch of Cameronbridge to be bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this 39-year-old single grain whisky offers aromas of butterscotch, mint chocolate and mixed spices. The palate holds notes of caramel, honey, dried apricot and warm cinnamon.
Matured in a single sherry butt for more than two decades, this 1996 Inchmurrin single malt has been bottled by A. D. Rattray in September 2019, as part of its Cask Collection.
Matured for more than a decade in a single hogshead, this Caol Ila single malt was bottled by Signatory Vintage in June 2019, as part of its Cast Strength Collection.
The reincarnation of popular brand James E. Pepper's 1776 bourbon, this is a creamy, spicy whiskey. Zesty aromas of orange and lemon mingle with vanilla pods, toffee and rye spice on the nose. The palate offers notes of honey, vanilla, dark chocolate and orange.
Made exclusively with organic barley grown on Mid Coul Farms in Inverness, Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 is a fruity, sweet Islay whisky with an elegant island character. Aromas of melon, peach and apricot mingle with honey, lemon meringue pie, gorse, heather and tart gooseberries on the nose, atop a backdrop of rich malted barley. The palate initially offers notes of pear drops, vanilla fudge, chocolate and marzipan, before developing toasted rye bread, buttery popcorn, smooth caramel and toasted oak flavours.
A rich and creamy 4-year-old bourbon from American Eagle, the palate offers notes of toasted oak, vanilla, fudge, bittersweet orange and spicy white pepper.
This 21-year-old single malt is the 3rd batch of whisky from Fettercairn distillery to be bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Fruity and spicy, this whisky offers light notes of Bramley apples, sweet custard and sharp oranges, balanced by hazelnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and toffee.
A sherry-finished single malt whisky from Darkness, initially matured in bourbon barrels, before being finished in oloroso sherry octaves. A bold, fruity whisky, it offers notes of Amoretti biscuits, raisins, prunes and rich oak spice.
A marriage of casks from a mystery distillery on Islay, Angels' Nectar Islay Edition is a smoky, coastal single malt, with notes of rich, medicinal peat smoke, salty seaweed, sweet biscuits and a hint of beeswax throughout the palate.
Matured exclusively in Pedro Ximenez casks, this Irish single malt whiskey has a rich, fruity character with a clear sherry influence. Aromas of honey, raisins, marzipan, sherry and cinnamon fill the nose, complimenting notes of dried fruit, sultanas, plums and nutmeg throughout the palate.
A single batch Irish whiskey from Clonakilty, finished in virgin oak casks and matured in a warehouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Soft aromas of sweet spices, freshly-cut grass, ripe orchard fruits and leather fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of fresh ginger, cubeb pepper, hazelnut, almond and grass.
A single grain Irish whiskey from Clonakilty, finished in ex-Bordeaux wine casks. Sweet aromas of raspberries, rhubarb and custard fill the nose, complimenting notes of strawberries, cream, honey and wood spice throughout the palate.
A triple distilled blended Irish whiskey from Clonakilty's Cask Finish Series, finished in port casks. Aromas of ripe peaches, lively citrus, creamy vanilla and delicate oak spice fill the nose, complimented by notes of cardamom, chilli, peach compote and orange zest on the palate.
The first batch of single malt from Glengoyne distillery to be bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this 17-year-old whisky has buttery aromas of toffee, pastries, dates, sultanas, red apples, sherry and star anise. Dark fruits fill the palate, alongside notes of blackberry compote, marmalade and a hint of creamy nuttiness.
The 13th batch of Caol Ila single malt to be bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this 18-year-old Islay whisky is fruity and smoky, with a subtle seaside edge. Aromas of olive oil, gorse and heather fill the nose, alongside straw, coal dust and sugar syrup.
Bottled by the Limestone Branch Distillery, this rye whiskey is named after the founders' ancestor: Minor Case Beam. Part of the famous bourbon-making Beam family, Minor Case worked as a distiller until 1920, when prohibition forced him to cease, and died less than a year after the ban on his life's passion was lifted.
This is a two-year-old rye whiskey which has been finished in sherry casks for six months. It has notes of fruit sweets, warm spices and oak.
The 2019 Limited Release Tobermory was distilled in 1999 and finished in Marsala wine casks, after a stint in refill ex-bourbon hogsheads. Sweet aromas of orange, tangerine, chocolate, fondant fancies and raspberry sauce fill the nose, followed by Battenberg cake, marzipan, gingernut biscuits and creamy coffee. The palate offers notes of cinnamon-spiced poached pears, stewed fruits, raisins, strawberry jam, raspberries, cocoa powder, cloves, honey-roast ham and earthy coffee grounds.
A 2007 Tamdhu single malt, matured in a single sherry butt for more than a decade, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in May 2019, as part of its Old Particular series.
Matured in a single refill hogshead for eight years, this 2008 Talisker single malt was bottled in January 2017 as part of Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask series.
Made using barley grown on Macallan's Speyside estate, distilled once a year in a single week, this single malt has been matured exclusively in sherry seasoned oak butts and hogsheads. Warm, comforting aromas of cinnamon, dried fruits, sweet lemons and caramel fill the nose, and the palate initially offers notes of warm spice, dry oak and fresh figs. Sweet orange and dried fruit flavours develop slowly, alongside delicate citrus and sweet toffee.
Macallan Estate is presented in a striking box inspired by the landscape of Speyside. Featuring an inlay of hand-cut slate, this unique box reflects the sense of plac
This 2007 Mortlach single malt has been matured in a pair of hogsheads for more than a decade, before being bottled by Signatory Vintage in August 2019 as part of its Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and European oak sherry casks, this Indian single malt from Rampur has a rich, complex character. Aromas of tropical fruits mingle with sweet malt, oak, honey and dried fruits on the nose, and the palate offers notes of dark berries, dried fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg and salted caramel.
Matured in a single sherry butt for nine years, this 2010 Glentauchers single malt was bottled by Carn Mor in 2019.
Matured in a single hogshead for a decade, this 2009 Glenlossie single malt was bottled by Carn Mor in 2019.
Matured for five years in sherry seasoned oak, this 2013 Bunnahabhain Staoisha was bottled in 2019 by Carn Mor.
A 14-year-old single malt from Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice series, distilled at Glenlivet and matured in a single ex-bourbon barrel, before being bottled in July 2019.
Matured in a single hogshead for more than two decade, this 1995 Glen Elgin single malt was bottled by Signatory Vintage as part of its Cask Strength Collection. The palate offers notes of cream, bread and honey, milk chocolate, garden herbs, toffee and sweet cereal.
A subtly smoky English single malt from Cotswolds Distillery, made in small batches with 100% floor-malted local barley and matured in ex-peated whisky quarter casks. Rich notes of summer berries, apricot jam and earthy peat smoke mingle together on the palate.
A young, smoky single malt from Elixir Distillers' Elements of Islay series, Oc6 offers aromas of sea salt, iodine, lemon, maraschino cherries, caramel and ginger. The palate gives notes of rich peat smoke, cracked black pepper, grapefruit, marmalade and rye bread.
Matured in a single first-fill sherry butt for 12 years, this 2007 Glenlivet single malt has been bottled by Signatory Vintage in August 2019, as part of its Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
This is the old wooden box presentation of Royal Lochnagar's prestigious Selected Reserve, which was phased out around 2008. A very drinkable dram.
An 11-year-old Glenrothes single malt, matured in sherry casks and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of its Discovery series. Aromas of forest fruits, cinnamon and dark chocolate roll off the nose is waves, and the palate offers notes of raspberries, blackberries, charred oak, cinnamon, and orange chocolates.
This 1997 Ledaig single malt from Tobermory distillery has been matured in a single refill hogshead for 21 years, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in February 2019, as part of its Old Particular series.
A rich 12-year-old single malt from Edradour's Natural Cask Strength series, bottled in August 2019. The palate offers notes of rich dried fruit, dark berries, orange zest, toffee and Christmas cake.
A 2000-vintage Edradour single malt, matured initially in ex-bourbon hogsheads, before being finished in a pair of Barolo wine hogsheads. Sweet aromas of oranges, red berries and liquorice fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of smoky oranges, soft fruits and caramel.
A 2007 Bunnahabhain single malt, matured in a single first-fill sherry butt for more than a decade, before being bottled by signatory Vintage in June 2019, as part of its Cask Strength Collection.
While you wouldn't necessarily expect one of Scotland's favourite smoky drams to come from the Highlands, Ardmore has been distilling peaty spirit for years and has been quietly sneaking up the leaderboard. This Aird Mhor bottling is not only a peaty dram itself, but was matured for 9 years in a cask that used to hold Laphroaig. The result is a whisky that marries together Ardmore's heathery smoke with a touch of the Islay stalwart's medicinal and fruity character. Flowers, fruit, smoke – it's got it all! A hit at Whisky Show 2019.
Matured in a single cask for a quarter of a century, this 1991 Cambus single grain whisky was bottled in 2017 by Berry Bros & Rudd.
This 10-year-old Speyside single malt was distilled in 2007 at Glen Moray distillery, before being bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd after a decade in a single cask.
Matured in a pair of hogsheads for 12 years, this Glenlossie single malt was distilled in 2006 and bottled by Signatory Vintage in July 2019.
Matured in a single ex-bourbon hogshead for quarter of a century, this Glenlossie single malt has been bottled by Valinch & Mallet in 2019, as part of its Lost Dram Collection.
Distilled in 2009, this Edradour single malt has been matured in a single sherry butt for a decade, before being bottled for the distillery's Straight From The Cask series. Aromas of dried fruit, warm spice and marmalade fill the nose, complimenting notes of raisins, baked apples and spiced orange cake throughout the palate.
Matured in a single Madeira butt, this 15-year-old Bruichladdich single malt was bottled by Valinch & Mallet in 2018, as part of its Hidden Cask Collection.