Posts Tagged “Peat”

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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Kilchoman 10 Year Old Club Release – 5th Edition (57%)

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Kilchoman 10 Year Old Club Release – 5th Edition (57%)

This is Kilchoman’s first 10 year old that was available to buy worldwide, released toward the end of 2016. This is a vatting of a sherry butt and a bourbon barrel, and yielded 920 bottles. Kilchoman has just completed their new malt house, holding a malting floor and a kiln, en route to doubling the…

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

Laphroaig shines beautifully once you get it beyond the entry levels (Select, Four Oak, QA Cask and even the much loved regular 10 year old). So yes, it’s really easy to say that at at a higher ABV whisky is good, and frankly, that’s not really saying much and it isn’t really a whisky critique….

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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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Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask Matured (47.1%)

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Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask Matured (47.1%)

Hazelburn is usually a challenge for me. It’s triple distilled and there’s this musty note triple distillation imparts the doesn’t sit well with me. However, many times sherry or peat are enough to cover it up, and besides it’s a Springbank. This 13 year old is matured in Oloroso sherry casks, and the combination of the…

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