Posts Tagged “Sherry”

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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The Glenlivet 13 Sherry Oak Matured (Taiwan Exclusive) (40%)

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The Glenlivet 13 Sherry Oak Matured (Taiwan Exclusive) (40%)

Yesterday’s big news was carried by sctochwhisky.com, that reported from The Spirit of Speyside festival that Glenlivet is launching The Captain’s Reserve, which is a NAS expression, aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, and finished in Cognac casks, and supposed to be tiered above the 15 year old in the range. At first, it…

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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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Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition Cask Strength Release (58.4%)

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Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition Cask Strength Release (58.4%)

I’m not sure you know that for my day job, I’m an Organizational Consultant. One of the things I find most fascinating is seeing how companies recover (or attempt to recover) from bad business decisions. There is little doubt that the move away from age statement to “color levels” in the sorry 1824 series did…

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Laphroaig Four Oak (40%)

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Laphroaig Four Oak (40%)

The Four Oak is yet another of Laphroaig’s experiments that began its life on the duty free circuit, probably replacing the horrible QA Cask which has disappeared from the listing on the Laphroaig website. Thus, this seems to be an attempt to bring Laphroaig to the masses by “dumbing down” the fabulous Triple Wood, using…

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