Posts Tagged “Single Malt”

Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

Today we’ll be tasting Deanston’s new 2008 Wine Cask Matured offering, presented at cask strength. Now wine cask maturation is a divisive issue in the whisky world. Sure, everybody like¬†fortified wine cask whisky maturation (sherry, Port, Marsala, Moscatel), but red wine is as divisive as Bowmore whisky. Some love it and some just can’t stand…

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

Signatory has several lines of products, and it seems like we have a new line appearing. Right now, the ‘Small Batch Edition’ appeared in a bottling for the German market. However, it says that it’s edition number one, suggesting a continuation. Unlike many independent bottlers, vatting a few casks together (OK, you can call them…

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149, (66.6%)

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149,  (66.6%)

There’s a bunch of these 2007 Glenlivet sherry casks hitting the market now, and they’re selling out faster than fresh buns. Indeed, there’s an undeniable thirst in the market for sherry and peat, and distilleries are scrambling to fulfill that need. This is obviously easier with peat, and a little more challenging with sherry. From…

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Golan Heights Distillery, Single Malt Cask 13 Ex-Golani Black Cask (56.7%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, Single Malt Cask 13 Ex-Golani Black Cask (56.7%)

And it’s time for the fourth single malt whisky cask release from the Golan Heights distillery. I visited the Golan Heights last month to see the distillery, and am happy to tell you that there are plans afoot for a serious expansion slated for next year. The new stills that will be built locally will…

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

There’s a slew of new distilleries making their first offerings, and for my this is the first time tasting a Strathearn, albeit not a regular release, rather a private cask bottled by Finnish whisky enthusiast Anders Malmsten. Strathearn is an interesting distillery because it’s the epitome of craft distilleries in Scotland. Firstly, it’s Scotland’s smallest…

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