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Old Pulteney 2004 – Sherry Cask 128 – TWE Exclusive (62.1%)

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Old Pulteney 2004 – Sherry Cask 128 – TWE Exclusive (62.1%)

TWE single casks are always a treat to try, as Sukhinder Singh, and his team have a knack of landing fabulous casks for the Exchange, and I expect this cask to be right up there with other TWE exclusives I’ve had. Add to this the fact that you don’t see single sherry casks officially bottled…

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Port Ellen 1979, Goren’s Whisky 37 Year Old refill sherry hogshead (44.8%)

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Port Ellen 1979, Goren’s Whisky 37 Year Old refill sherry hogshead (44.8%)

The jewel in the crown of the 2018 Whisky Live bottlings is Tomer Goren’s 37 year old Port Ellen. Tomer is the proprietor of the Whisky Live franchise in Israel, and to celebrate the show’s fourth return to Israel, Tomer bottled a refill sherry cask of a 1979 Port Ellen under his own private label….

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“Orkney/Kirkwall” 17 Year Old – The WFFA Cask (58.1%)

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“Orkney/Kirkwall” 17 Year Old – The WFFA Cask (58.1%)

There are few things more exciting than bottling a cask with your friends, having your name alongside theirs on the label, and cherishing the comradery and esprit de corps of the brotherhood of malt. This cask was bottled by that reclusive group of whisky fanatics, WFFA, of which it is best not say too much….

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Cadenhead’s 175 Rosebank 25 1991 (50.5%)

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Cadenhead’s 175 Rosebank 25 1991 (50.5%)

2017 brought with it news of Rosebank being renewed by Ian Macleod Distillers, news that came right on the heels of Diageo’s announcement that Port Ellen and Brora will be brought back, making it the year of distillery resurrections. But this is an old Rosebank with a lot of depth and complexity…..   Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary,…

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Cadenheads 175th Anniversary – 1977 Caperdonich 39 YO (50.4%)

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Cadenheads 175th Anniversary – 1977 Caperdonich 39 YO (50.4%)

Being in business for 175 years is no small feat, and doing so as an independent bottler in the whisky industry is downright impressive. Yet it seems that the company chose to play down the fact that it’s also the 45 year anniversary of the purchasing of the company by J. & A. Mitchell and Co.,…

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