Here you can see our new Whisky releases for September 2020.
The new Whisky releases for September 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.
Created for Dramfest 2020, this New Zealand single malt from Cardrona has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and an oloroso sherry butt for a total of three years, eight months and 28 days. The palate is filled with notes of toffee, cream, dates and nectarine that linger in the finish.
A cask strength Island single malt from Highland Park that is matured predominantly in sherry-seasoned American oak casks hand-selected by master whisky-maker Gordon Motion. The nose is sweet and smoky, with aromas of violets, vanilla pods and aromatic peat smoke. The palate offers notes of soft toffee, heather honey, freshly-grated nutmeg, floral peat and orange zest that linger in the finish.
Released in June 2020 to celebrate what would have been the 149th Open golf tournament, this Loch Lomond single malt was made using Chardonnay yeast and matured in American oak casks for 12 years before being bottled in June 2020.
One of three releases in Dalmore's Fortuna Merita collection, Dominium has been matured in Matusalem-sherry casks. This is rich and sweet with notes of toffee, pineapple and ginger.
A five-year-old Langatun Swiss whisky from indie bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company, made with birchwood smoked barley and matured in a Chateauneuf De Pape cask. Smoky aromas of cinnamon, redcurrant and caraway mingle with candied pears and rhubarb and custard sweets on the palate.
Made in 2011 at Chichibu distillery in Japan, it has been finished in an imperial stout cask, creating rich liquorice and black forest gateau flavours throughout the palate. This limited-edition Japanese single malt has been bottled by The Whisky Exchange for its 20th anniversary series.
Red wine casks from Israel's finest wineries were used to mature this fruity, floral Israeli single malt from Milk & Honey's Elements series. Aromas of dried fruits, ginger, oak and floral coconut fill the nose, complemented by notes of redcurrants, plums, vanilla, oak and soft summer blossoms throughout the palate.
The first batch of Amorik seven-year-old French single malt from indie bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company has been matured in a Breton oak cask.
A three-year-old Copperworks American single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, matured in virgin American oak casks. Aromas of apples, sweet oak and green spices fill the nose, complemented by notes of skittles, cask char and honey on the palate.
Macallan Edition No.6 is inspired by the picturesque landscape that surrounds Macallan distillery. Matured in a combination of European and American oak hogsheads and butts, this is a fruity, spicy single malt with notes of fresh fruits, nutmeg, ginger, chocolate, toffee, and vanilla on the palate, with hints of oak spice lingering in the finish.
The world's first whisky to be matured in Kosher sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. Robust aromas of red fruits, sweet malt, marshmallows and hints of tobacco fill the nose. The palate offers notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits, tobacco and gentle oak spice that linger in the finish.
An Israeli whisky from Milk & Honey Distillery's Elements series that has been matured in ex-peated whisky casks from Islay, as well as ex-bourbon casks. Fresh aromas of lemon, vanilla, oak and smoke fill the nose, the palate offers notes of ginger, lemon, vanilla and savoury peat that linger in the finish.
A six-year-old Indian whisky from Paul John, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company that has been matured in an ex-bourbon cask. Aromas of smoky peat, sweet caramel and sea salt fill the nose, complemented by notes of milk chocolate, vanilla cream and peat smoke on the palate.
A blend of whiskies from around the world, created by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this blend includes whisky from Scotland, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Taiwan, India, Italy, Germany, France, Japan and Finland.
A small batch Irish whiskey from Teeling that has been finished in casks that previously held Finnish rye gin from Kyrö. Floral and sweet, it offers aromas of orange blossom, freshly cut grass, brown sugar and red berries fill the nose. The palate holds notes of walnuts, citrus zest, oak spice, vanilla and cinnamon, baked apples and cherry blossom.
A limited-edition 1998 Ledaig single malt from Tobermory distillery on Mull that has been finished in Marsala wine casks. Smoky and fruity it offers notes of dried fruit, sweet grapes, toffee and heathery peat smoke.
A peated single grain whisky from Loch Lomond that offers notes of soft fruits, creamy vanilla, heathery peat and wisps of smoke.
A limited-edition 2002 Deanston single malt that has been finished in Pinot Noir casks, creating a fruity, honeyed character. Aromas of apples, pears, creamy vanilla, oaky spice and green grapes fill the nose. The palate offers notes of sweet malt, shortbread, cinnamon, sultanas, plum, honey and dried fruit that linger in the finish.
A 1978 Cameronbridge single grain whisky from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill cask for four decades before being bottled in December 2018.
A 1995 Glenallachie single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for a quarter of a century before being bottled in April 2020.
The 2018 release of the 2006 vintage bottling of Caol Ila's sensational Distiller's Edition. Double maturation – the latter part of which takes place in Moscatel casks – lends Caol Ila's massive and distinctive smoky, ashy character a ripe, fruity sweetness making for an incredibly complex and rewarding dram.
A limited-edition 2002 Deanston single malt, matured in a Pedro Ximenez cask for 17 years before being bottled in 2020. Aromas of dried fruit, raisins and dates fill the nose, complemented by notes of caramel, maple syrup, candied peel and sherry-soaked raisins on the palate.
A 2008 Dailuaine single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single sherry butt for 12 years before being bottled in April 2020 as part of its Old Particular series. Aromas of burnt wood, peanuts, almonds, spring flowers and shortbread fill the nose, complemented by notes of crystalised ginger, raisins, black cherries and blackcurrants on the palate.
A 2005 Benriach single malt, matured in a single rum barrel for 14 years, before being bottled in 2019. A smoky, fruity whisky, it has aromas of sweet peat, smoked meats, apple and vanilla on the nose. The palate offers notes of barbecued pineapple, cedar smoke, pink peppercorns and spicy oak that linger in the finish.
A 2005 Benriach single malt, matured in a single Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon for 13 years before being bottled in 2019. Aromas of sticky toffee pudding, stewed plums, apples and sweet malt fill the nose, complemented by notes of yellow plums, orange jam and apple crumble on the palate.
The fourth limited-edition release in WhistlePig's FarmStock series, HomeStock, was created during the world's first virtual crowd blending experience and is made with a combination of rye, wheat and barley whiskies. The palate offers notes of soft vanilla, rye spice, toffee apples and rich coffee.
FEW Cold Cut is a combination of bourbon and cold brew coffee, offering aromas of vanilla, toffee, orange zest, apple and coffee beans on the nose. The palate offers notes of cinnamon, cloves, caramel, espresso and honey-nut cornflakes.
A 2009 Blair Athol single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single sherry butt for a decade before being bottled in February 2020 as part of its Provenance series. Aromas of burnt sugar, toasted almonds, walnuts, red apples and malted barley fill the nose, complemented by notes of stewed fruits, pepper-covered strawberries, blackcurrants and pistachios on the palate.
A 15-year-old single malt from Tullibardine, matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks. Aromas of barley sugar, apple crumble, vanilla custard and delicate flowers fill the nose, followed by notes of honey nut cereal, creamy porridge, blackberry jam and vanilla sponge cake on the palate.
Sazerac is a terrific spicy rye from Buffalo Trace in a great old-time bottle. We understand this to be six years old. Great in a Manhattan, especially with Carpano's Antica Formula vermouth.
A 1976 Carsebridge single grain whisky from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for more than four decades, before being bottled in November 2019 as part of its Xtra Old Particular series.
A 2012 Benriach single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill barrel for seven years before being bottled in July 2020 as part of its Provenance series.
An eight-year-old bourbon from Heaven Hill distillery, the 13th edition of Parker's Heritage has been matured in heavily charred casks. Rich aromas of chocolate and smoke mingle on the nose, complemented by notes of honey, white pepper, cinnamon, green rye and spicy oak.
A 2005 Aberlour single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for 14 years before being bottled in March 2020 as part of its Old Particular series. Aromas of oranges, key lime pie, freshly-baked bread, pear and barley fill the nose, complemented on the palate by notes of runny honey, almonds, gingerbread, tangerine and dark chocolate.
The first release of Kornmod from Thy Danish Whisky has been made with a combination of Langelandsbyg barley that has been revived from dormancy from the Nordic Gene Bank and the modern Evergreen barley. Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks, it offers fresh acidity, notes of liquorice, raisins, apricots, vanilla, honey and oak spice.
The tenth release of Kilchoman 100% Islay, bottled in 2020, has been made using barley grown on a single farm on Islay, and uses whisky that was distilled in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Sweet aromas of citrus on the nose are followed by cooked apples and pears, cinnamon and mildly spiced peat smoke on the palate.
A limited-edition 1988 Macallan, bottled in October 2018 after 30 years in a single sherry butt. The palate offers notes of clove-studded oranges, cinnamon, plums and dried fruit.
A limited-edition 25-year-old Macallan single malt, distilled in 1993 and matured in a single sherry hogshead until being bottled in October 2018. The palate offers notes of clove-studded oranges, cinnamon, plums and dried fruit.
The fourth small batch blended Irish whiskey in the Killowen Bonded Experimental Series, matured for 10 years and finished in an ex-peated Islay whisky cask.
The second batch of JJ Corry The Hanson, bottled in 2020, is a blend of three casks of grain whiskey from different distilleries in Ireland. The result is a bright, fruity whiskey with notes of rich oak, smooth vanilla, toast, apples, pineapple, lively citrus and rhubarb.
The barley used to make Waterford Ballymorgan 1.1 Single Farm Origin Irish whiskey was grown in County Wexford, just an hour away from the distillery and matured in a combination of French and American oak casks.
Sheestown 1.1 is a single farm origin Irish whiskey from Waterford, made with barley grown just outside of the historic town of Kilkenny. Matured in a combination of French and American oak casks.
Ballykilcavan Edition 1.2 from Waterford is made with 100% Taberna barley grown by David Walsh-Kemmis west of the Barrow in County Laois. Distilled in 2016 and matured in a combination French and American oak casks for three months longer than Edition 1.1.
Part of the second wave of whiskies from Waterford, Bannow Island 1.2 is made using barley grown on the extreme southern coast of County Wexford by Ed Harpur. Aromas of pears, green apples, salted toffee, toasted barley and vanilla on the nose, as well as vanilla, white grapes and white pepper. The palate offers notes of apple crumble, cinnamon, toffee, lime zest and ginger, followed by butterscotch, white grapes and white pepper.
A big Benriach, taking the distillery's fruity spirit and adding layers of rich and dark flavour to it. Aged for 12 years in bourbon, sherry and port casks, it's a spicy dram with loads of dried fruit and soft spice.
A whisky that focuses on the richer side of Benriach's spirit, as well as it's darker smokier side. Aged for 12 years in a combination of bourbon, sherry and marsala casks, the peat smoke is complimented by dried fruit and vanilla from the bourbon and sherry casks, and rich, sweet fruit from the marsala.
A fruity whisky that shows-off the darker, lesser-known side of Benriach's whisky: peaty and smoky spirit. This ten-year old brings together bourbon and virgin-oak casks with Jamaican-rum casks, for a fruity, smoky and spicy dram.
A classic combination combined with Benriach's fruity spirit makes for a great tasting and easy-drinking whisky. Bourbon and sherry casks give this ten-year-old whisky layers of fruit and sweet vanilla, while virgin oak gives an extra kick of spice.
In celebration of 200 years of Johnnie Walker whisky, the iconic Black Label 12 Year Old has been given a limited-edition new look. A smooth combination of malt and grain whiskies, this blended whisky offers notes of sweet fruit, creamy toffee and soft smoke.
Previously exclusive to travel retail, this limited-edition bottling contains single malt that was matured in American white oak casks for a decade, before being transferred to butts which previously contained Matuselem oloroso sherry. Expect notes of raisins, milk chocolate, vanilla and cherry accompanied by a lift of zesty orange.
Part of Midleton's Virgin Irish Oak Collection, Tree 3 has been matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and specially-made Irish oak casks from Knockrath Estate in County Wicklow. Aromas of toasted oak, vanilla, roasted coffee beans and fresh fruit fill the nose, complemented by notes of chocolate covered strawberries, honeycomb and peppery spice on the palate.
Award-winning, sherry-matured single malt from Tamdhu, this is the fifth edition in the Speyside distillery's Batch Strength Series. Vanilla and berry fruit begin proceedings, followed swiftly by sherry-oak spice and dried fruit lightened with a sharp citrus twang – all backed up by a hefty 59.8% ABV.
The 2020 relaunch of the best-selling whiskey in the Republic of Ireland, Power's Gold Label has a spicy potstill character and is aged between 5 and 6 years in Bourbon casks.
This 2007 vintage Distillers Edition from Glenkinchie has been finished in amontillado-sherry casks for an extra burst of rounded flavour. This was aged for more than a decade before being bottled in 2019.
Pittyvaich is a rarely seen whisky, thanks to the short time it was open. However, owner Diageo has found some more great casks hidden in its warehouses to create this entry for the Diageo Special Releases 2020. Matured solely in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, it showcases the herbal and fruity side of Pittyvaich's spirit, all layered with spice and sweet cream.
A well-aged and elegant expression for Dalwhinnie, released as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2020. It was matured in refill hogsheads for 30 years, creating a crême-brulée-tinged whisky that's
A dark, sweet and lightly smoky from Cragganmore, its entry in the Diageo Special Releases 2020 line-up. There's no actual smoke used during the making of this whisky, but there's a definitely a charred note running through it, thanks to the use of freshly charred hogsheads in its maturation. However, it's appeared in the whisky, the char compliments the classic Cragganmore character.
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.
The 2020 edition of one of Diageo's favourite limited edition annual releases: the Lagavulin 12 Year Old as part of the yearly Special Releases. This year, they've decided to push the sweetness of the whisky, using refill-casks (hogsheads and butts) to let the distillery character shine through.
A rich and dark whisky that combines the classic sherry-matured style of Mortlach with a window into the fruity side of its spirit. It's the Mortlach entry in the Diageo Special Releases 2020, a 26-year-old whisky finished in sherry casks, giving it the rich, layers of dried fruit that you'd expect, without overpowering the distillery's character.
A very special Talisker, released as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2020. This has been finished in pot-distilled Jamaican rum casks, adding extra layers of flavour to the distillery's classic salt-and-pepper maritime notes. Rich, sweet and very tasty.
A honeyed but rich and dark dram from Dufftown distillery, released as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2020. It was matured in refill American-oak hogsheads for 17 years and has developed into a much more chocolatey and fruity whisky than you might expect from the Speyside stalwart.
A 2002-vintage Longmorn from Signatory, selected by and bottled exclusive for The Whisky Exchange. We love Longmorn, and this bourbon-barrel-matured single-cask bottling showcases the fruitiness that so often gets lost in drams from the distillery. It was distilled on 17 September 2002 and bottled on 5 May 2020.
A big, well-sherried whisky from Glenlivet, selected by The Whisky Exchange team and bottled by Signatory Vintage exclusively for us. It was distilled on 10 April 2007 and spent 13 years in a first-fill sherry butt before bottling on 1 May 2020. The result is a full-on kick of sherry cask, which doesn't lose Glenlivet's more delicate fruity character.
A non-typical Mortlach from Signatory Vintage, specially selected by and bottle for us here at The Whisky Exchange. It was distilled on 13 March 2008 and bottled on 5 May 2020 after 12 years maturing in a first-fill bourbon cask. Less meaty and weight than many whiskies from the distillery, this dram combines a buttery texture with fruit, vanilla and herbs. A moreish and tasty take on Mortlach.
The fifth entry in Highland Park's super-premium Orcadian Vintages range, and one of the highlights of The Whisky Show 2011. Vatted from 13 American oak casks, a mix of butts and hoghseads, and presented in a box illustrated to celebrate Orkney's Scandinavian heritage.
This blended Irish whiskey from JJ Corry has been finished in ex-mezcal and ex-Tequila casks for seven months. Named for the Batallion San Patricos – a group of Irishmen who fought for Mexico in 1846, this is a complex whiskey with notes of rich vanilla and herbal agave throughout the palate.
The first in a series of special-edition English single malts from The Lakes, Whiskymaker's Edition Colheita is a step away from the distillery's sherry-led house style. Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and Colehita Port casks, it offers aromas of cherries, plums and candied orange. The palate offers notes of prunes, stewed plums, warm cinnamon spice and soft cream.