Posts Tagged “Islay”

Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

Mid teen Laphroaig expressions are very promising. Both the old 15 year old and the bincentennary Laphroaig 16 year old were excellent. Re-reading that Laphroaig 16 review, it seems a bit naive given current prices in the market, but that’s an aside. We’re now offered a new Laphroaig 16, fully matured in first fill ex…

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Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 – Mòine French Oak 2008 (57.4%)

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Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 – Mòine French Oak 2008 (57.4%)

This is one of three bottles Bunnahabhain offered for the Islay Festival this year, and the only Mòine: 2008 Bunnahabhain Mòine French Oak Finish (57.4%) – 1872 bottles. 2001 Bunnahabhain Sauternes Finish (54.2%) – 1188 bottles from Sauternes hogsheads where the whisky was finished for five years, coming from ex-bourbon casks. 1988 Bunnahabhain Champagne Cask…

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Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

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Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

Before circling back to the Highland Park travel retail series, I wanted to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. I chose a special dram indeed, the Distell Limited Edition Malts Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado. This is also an opportunity to toast the new upgrade that has started at the distillery. The upgrade will include the building…

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

I’m continuing my review of the Distell Limited Edition Malts, today with the Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Cask. This one is interesting, because we have a Deanston matured in the same casks that was released last year. It’s no secret that I’m partial to whisky in wine casks, and I really liked the Deanston 2008…

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