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Kilchoman STR Cask Matured 2019

If you read my account of the launch of Kingsbarns’ inaugural bottling, Dream to Dram, earlier in the year, you maj have come across the term ‘STR cask’. If not, let me explain. A brainchild of the late Dr. Jim Swan, ‘STR’ stands for Shaved, Toasted and Re-charred, which is exactly the process that a [...]...

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Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008

Its been a busy few weeks at EWB, hosting tastings and events, attending dinners and product launches, and generally having a good ol’ time of it. However, it has meant that I’ve been lacking somewhat in keeping up with new releases. Not that I’m complaining whatsoever, but it’s about time I got back up to [...]...

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Tobermory 12yo

Following a two year period of closure for essential maintenance and renovations, Tobermory has now reopened with a bang. After the release of a 2005 Fino Cask Finish, and a couple of limited edition Ledaigs last year, the distillery’s flagship expression has been launched; a 12 year old whisky matured entirely in ex-bourbon casks and [...]...

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Glenmorangie 1991 Grand Vintage

I have something rather special on the blog today – a 26 year old Glenmorangie which has been released as the latest expression in the distillery’s Bond House No. 1 Collection. This latest expression brings together two parcels of stock laid down in 1991, with some whisky being finished in oloroso sherry casks and some [...]...

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Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition

One of my absolute stand out whiskies of last year was Redbreast Dream Cask 32 year old. This magnificent single Pot Still Irish Whiskey completely blew me away, and having spoken to several others who have had the privilege of tasting it, I know I’m not alone in my praise. It was launched on World [...]...

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The New Balblair Range: 12yo, 15yo, 17yo 18yo

First Glenrothes, and now Balblair. Until recently, both distilleries released their whisky with the vintage and bottling year emblazoned on the label, which was pretty cool if you were after your birth year or such like, but I imagine it was a real pain in the ass for the brand in terms of managing stock, [...]...

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Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured

Benromach, in my opinion one of Speyside’s most well hidden gems, has recently released its first peated whisky matured exclusively in first fill sherry hogsheads. It was only launched just over a fortnight ago and already a lot of retailers have sold out of it. Pretty good going when you consider there’s 6,500 bottles to [...]...

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2019

Spring has now most definitely sprung, and in terms of the whisky calendar that usually means one thing; the annual release of Kilchoman’s Loch Gorm expression. With the Loch Gorm recipe evolving over the years, the 2019 release contains 12 and 13 year old whisky for the first time. Twenty oloroso sherry butts from 2006, [...]...

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James Eadie Winter Releases

Following on from a very solid batch of releases last year, James Eadie have released another set of small batch and single cask whiskies, and several more expressions which fall into their new ‘Cask Finishes’ range. Seven drams in total, ranging from lesser know distilleries to household names, and covering everything from bourbon matured Speysiders [...]...

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Bruichladdich Octomore 10yo Dialogos

As promised last year when I reviewed the first three expressions in Bruichladdich’s Octomore Dialogos series, here’s the fourth and final instalment of the range; a 10 year old whisky with a fairly complex make up: 88% has been matured for the full 10 years either 1st fill port pipes (37%), 1st fill cognac casks [...]...

Läs mer http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2019/02/26/bruichladdich-octomore-10yo-dialogos/

Glendronach Master Vintage 1993 Aged 25 Years

The whisky-expression-releasing-machine that is Glendronach has just launched a limited edition 25 year old whisky, comprising of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks filled exclusively in 1993.The press release for the Master Vintage 1993 proclaims this year to have “long been acknowledged as an excellent vintage from The Glendronach”. Not sure about that one, as [...]...

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Glenmorangie Allta – Private Edition 10

Do you remember when Glenmorangie Sonnalta was released? Somehow that was 10 years ago and the number of Private Edition expressions has now moved into double digits. Over the years we’ve seen the use of ancient recipes, Super Tuscan wine barrels, Clos de Tarte casks, floor malted Maris Otter barley, Portuguese Red Wine casks, Malmsey Madeira [...]...

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Mortlach Revamped: 12yo, 14yo, 16yo 20yo

If you’ve followed my musings on Edinburgh Whisky Blog for the last few years, you’ll probably remember one of the last articles I wrote on Mortlach, where I aired my thoughts on the distillery’s last range, which consisted of a ‘Rare Old’ NAS expression, an 18 year old and a 25 year old. Safe to [...]...

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Tullibardine The Murray marsala Cask Finish

Tullibardine have continued apace with adding another expression to their Marquess Collection with the release of the marsala Cask Finish. Just a few months ago they released a Châteauneuf-du-Pape cask finish, which wasn’t quite to my taste (wine finishes aren’t quite my thing) but having sampled a number of marsala-influenced whiskies in the last 12-18 [...]...

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