Posts Tagged “Islands”

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle (44.5%)

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Highland Park Wings of the Eagle (44.5%)

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle is the third expression in the new travel retail series offering. You’ll recall that I was somewhat underwhelmed with the two first expressions in this series. I found both The Spirit of the Bear and The Loyalty of the Wolf quite mundane. This expression, despite being very much a…

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Highland Park 14 Loyalty of the Wolf (42.3%)

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Highland Park 14 Loyalty of the Wolf (42.3%)

The second expression in the new travel retail series it the Highland Park Loyalty of the Wolf 14 year old. The whisky is matured in American oak casks, part of the recipe comes from seasoned in sherry and some from ex bourbon casks. The bottle is a one liter bottle, as is the standard for…

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Highland Park Spirit of the Bear (40%)

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Highland Park Spirit of the Bear (40%)

Highland Park is adding a series of travel retail editions which are intended to bring age statements back into the travel retail. The Highland Park Spirit of the Bear is the basic entry level of this new range, which also includes a 14 and 16 year old expressions. This is a statement made by Edrington’s…

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Talisker 1978, 40 Years Old, Delgado Zuleta Amontillado Sherry Finish (50%)

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Talisker 1978, 40 Years Old, Delgado Zuleta Amontillado Sherry Finish (50%)

Talisker has a bit of a cult following, with very little in the from of very old whisky out there. Yes, there’s a yearly edition of the 25 year old, a standard 30 year old, and a 35 year old from the 2012 Special Releases, but try to find older independent bottlings or a plethora…

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

One of the most anticipated expressions of this year’s special releases is the Talisker 8. Talisker, most known for the 10 year old, has harked back to an old standard bottling from the 1970s actually presented with the then leftward facing Johnnie Walker logo. The Talisker 8 was hotly anticipated because the special releases are…

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