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Loch Lomond Croftenga 2008 – TWE Exclusive (54.8%)

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Loch Lomond Croftenga 2008 – TWE Exclusive (54.8%)

Loch Lomond distillery is a behemoth of fascination, with four different styles of stills churning out a staggering 13 types of single malt out of traditional pot stills and straight necked stills with rectifiers. Croftenga is the name given Loch Lomond’s heavily peated malt, that was distilled in Inchmurrin’s straight necked stills, but made from…

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Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask (48.3%)

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Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask (48.3%)

Balvenie’s travel retail range holds the 12, 16 and 25. This range is matured in refill ex bourbon, first fill ex bourbon casks and first fill Oloroso sherry casks. I reviewed the Balvenie 25 year old, and was not blown away, if I put it mildly, and found it somewhat strange. 2017 saw the coming…

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The Glenlivet 13 Sherry Oak Matured (Taiwan Exclusive) (40%)

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The Glenlivet 13 Sherry Oak Matured (Taiwan Exclusive) (40%)

Yesterday’s big news was carried by sctochwhisky.com, that reported from The Spirit of Speyside festival that Glenlivet is launching The Captain’s Reserve, which is a NAS expression, aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, and finished in Cognac casks, and supposed to be tiered above the 15 year old in the range. At first, it…

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

Springbank is such an interesting distillery not only because of their staunchly traditional ways, but also due to the variety of whisky they produce. For the Springbank Society releases, the same fresh Sauternes casks were used for Springbank (lightly peated, partial triple distillation), Longrow (heavily peated, double distillation) and Hazelburn (unpeated, triple distillation), and it…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

Springbank has the most interesting membership society. It costs £50 to join, and you get a lifetime membership entitling you to buy the Springbank Society bottles, among other discounts and freebies. The society bottles are very reasonably priced (this bottle was £45, think about that in today’s market), and you can have them shipped for…

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