Posts Tagged “Bacardi”

Aultmore 25 – Nice Whisky but £300??? Get a Grip, Bacardi!!

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Aultmore 25 – Nice Whisky but £300??? Get a Grip, Bacardi!!

This post completes the current Aultmore trilogy, as the future holds a release of a 30 and a 35 year old expressions. To this point, we have explored the Aultmore 12 (and loved it), and the travel retail exclusive 21 year old (and was less than blown away), which brings us to the 25 year…

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Aultmore 21 – Not as good as the 12 Year Old in a Milestone Post

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Aultmore 21 – Not as good as the 12 Year Old in a Milestone Post

This is a milestone post for Malt and Oak, as today’s post is our 200th. I did a year in numbers post on December 31st, so I’ll spare you the numbers recap, but will take this opportunity to thank you for your readership, feedback and engagement!! On to the whisky now….I’m tasting the new Bacardi…

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Newest Addition to the Entry Level Bunch and a Top Spot Contender – Aultmore 12

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Newest Addition to the Entry Level Bunch and a Top Spot Contender – Aultmore 12

As I mentioned in my reviews of the Craigellachie releases of the “Last Great Malts” series (you can see the reviews of the 13, 17, 19 and 23 here), Bacardi decided to take the Dewar’s malt distilleries to market. Craigellachie was first, with ex bourbon cask releases, and if you’re thinking of the Craigellachie 13…

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Craigellachie 23 – Good Whisky, but What’s Up with the Pricing?

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Craigellachie 23 – Good Whisky, but What’s Up with the Pricing?

Before I get to the whisky itself, which is really good, although I liked the 17 better, I have to say something about pricing. Back in August, when the range was announced, I thought these new expressions, in the “Last Great Malts” series bringing the Dewar’s distilleries single malts to market were the biggest news…

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Craigellachie 19 – Travel Retail and a Step Back

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Craigellachie 19 – Travel Retail and a Step Back

Age does not denote quality in whisky. Don’t take this as a statement of support of NAS, as I’m pretty vocal about my opposition to the practice. Not because it’s necessarily bad whisky, but because the consumer has a right to know all there is to know about the whisky he buys. Young whisky can…

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Craigellachie 17 – the Hidden Gem of this Range

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Craigellachie 17 – the Hidden Gem of this Range

Once again, I’ll evoke the principle of de gustibus non est disputandum and take a different direction than others who have written on this series (namely my friend and colleague Yoav of Whisky Gospel) . There are quite a few distilleries that I find a lower range expression to be better than a higher expression, and Craigellachie…

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Bacardi Breaks into Single Malt Market With the Craigellachie 13

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Bacardi Breaks into Single Malt Market With the Craigellachie 13

Craigellachie is spearheading Dewar’s (i.e. Bacardi’s) emergence into the single malt market with five core expressions: 13, 17, 19 (travel retail), 23 and 31. When this move was announced in August, there was much excitement about the expressions (of all Dewar’s distilleries) being with full age statements, 46% ABV, non chill filtered and natural color. Here’s a…

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Old Particular Craigellachie 18 – A Distinctive Sherry Bomb

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Old Particular Craigellachie 18 – A Distinctive Sherry Bomb

Dewar’s single malt distilleries (except for Aberfeldy which has been available on the market as a single malt) are making their first strides into the single malt market , spearheaded by Craigellachie. But Dewar’s malts were readily available before this move, if you knew where to look. Douglas Laing’s fruitful relationship with much of the…

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Aultmore is Heading to a Whisky Store Near You – I Taste a 24 Year Old to Celebrate

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Aultmore is Heading to a Whisky Store Near You – I Taste a 24 Year Old to Celebrate

I previously wrote that the Bacardi’s Dewar’s corporation seemed to have little interest in the single malt market, thus leaving all of the group’s single malt distilleries (Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff, Aberfeldy and Royal Brackla) with no regularly sold core expressions except for Aberfeldy. While Aultmore was still owned by Guiness (before the formation of Diageo, which…

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