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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

I’m continuing my review of the Distell Limited Edition Malts, today with the Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Cask. This one is interesting, because we have a Deanston matured in the same casks that was released last year. It’s no secret that I’m partial to whisky in wine casks, and I really liked the Deanston 2008…

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Allt-á-Bhainne Single Malt (40%)

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Allt-á-Bhainne Single Malt (40%)

Allt-á-Bhainne was built in 1975 by Seagram, then owners of Chivas, to provide the blending operations with a sweet and estery single malt. 1975 puts us at the tail end of two and a half incredible decades of non stop growth in the industry, a time when no less than 22 distilleries opened. Specifically, Seagram’s…

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Tobermory 2005 Fino Cask Finish, 12 Year Old (55.1%)

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Tobermory 2005 Fino Cask Finish, 12 Year Old (55.1%)

Burn Stewart Distillers is one of the only multi distillery owning companies that I can truly say that I have a real affinity for each of the four brands in the portfolio, Bunnahabhain, Tobermory, Ledaig and Deanston. In fact, I have multiple bottles from each of their distilleries in my cabinet, and coming to think…

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Oban 21, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (57.9%)

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Oban 21, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (57.9%)

At the Whisky Show, I got to taste most of the 2018 Special Releases. The Show merits its own report, and I’ll be reviewing a few of the Special Releases. Oban, however, has a special place in my heart. Oban is an almost hidden gem in the Diageo portfolio. Indeed, the 14 is fairly well…

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GlenDronach 18 1995 cask 1732 for premiumcask.de (54.6%)

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GlenDronach 18 1995 cask 1732 for premiumcask.de (54.6%)

GlenDronach single casks are always fun to try, especially those that are bottled for specific shops. Those tend to be well selected, and with the 1995 GlenDronach casks, that’s a good thing, since as the distillery was nearing being mothballed, the casks were spottier. This one, however, is definitely not! It is, however, a bit…

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