Posts Tagged “Bourbon Barrel”

Ardbeg ‘Very Old’ 1977 (46%)

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Ardbeg ‘Very Old’ 1977 (46%)

The stock of whisky distilled before the 1997 Glenmorangie purchase of Ardbeg was an indicator of what the distillery was going through. Besides some vintage releases, like this 1977 and a 1975, and the “core” 17 year old that took the distillery back from 1997 to 1980, the last full year of distillation, the distillery…

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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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Glenglassaugh Peated Port Finish (46%)

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Glenglassaugh Peated Port Finish (46%)

One thing that’s very clear from the latest releases by BenRiach is that Whisky Maker Rachel Barrie is taking the idea of creating core expressions for her distilleries very seriously, and with Glenglassaugh it seems that the search is on. In an interview for Scotchwhisky.com, she said that: what’s amazed me about Glenglassaugh is that…

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Milk and Honey Experimental Cask 2, Lightly Peated (46%)

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Milk and Honey Experimental Cask 2, Lightly Peated (46%)

This is the second release in Milk and Honey’s portfolio of the 2014 experimental casks. They were distilled in 2014 to check the character of the spirit, and were distilled by the distillery’s master distiller Tomer Goren and the late Dr. Jim Swan. This is a lightly peated version, that was peated locally by Tomer…

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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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