Posts Tagged “Single Malt”

Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

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Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

So Balblair went ahead and did it. They have actually taken the one thing that made them totally special and chucked it out the window. No longer specific vintages with an ever changing core range, rather a regular and quite mundane aged range, with a Balblair 12, 15, 18 and 25, with a 17 year…

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

I’ll come out and say it: I’m a fan of the use of virgin oak in Scotch whisky and think that there isn’t enough of it used. I’m sure this will be controversial, but it’s my opinion, and I’ve stated it before. Of course, with a few exceptions, full maturation in virgin oak is something…

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Glen Garioch 2011, Cask 1409, Virgin Oak Distillery Exclusive (60.8%)

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Glen Garioch 2011, Cask 1409, Virgin Oak Distillery Exclusive (60.8%)

This 2011 Glen Garioch is a harbinger for the sequel to the very successful Virgin Oak. Indeed, a few months before the release of Batch 2 of the Virgin Oak, the distillery released a very limited single cask of the whisky that will make up that expression, at cask strength. I’ll have more to say…

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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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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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