New Release – Bowmore Vault Edition Second Release Peat Smoke at Hard to Find Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

BOWMORE

Vault Edition
Second Release – Peat Smoke

50.1% ABV · 70cl

£69.99

The second release in the Bowmore Vault Edition series has arrived. These expressions are hand-selected to uncover the depth and range of flavour generated by maturation at Bowmore.

Four notable layers characterise all Bowmore whiskies as a result of the rare environment within the iconic No.1 Warehouse. Each release in this four-part series showcases a different layer; Atlantic sea salt, peat-smoked perfection, full-bodied fruitiness and silky sweetness.

This second edition showcases Bowmore’s perfectly balanced smoky character, wisps of Peat Smoke at once enveloping and exciting the senses. Notes of toffee, dried fruit, sea salt and smoke make for a beautifully balanced whisky.

Open the door to a story of deeper character.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/new-release-bowmore-vault-edition-second-release-peat-smoke-at-hard-to-find-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

British team crowned winners of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019 – the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ – Scotch Whisky News

British team crowned winners of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019 – the ‘World’s Toughest Row’

  • British team, Fortitude IV, have been crowned winners of this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
  • The four-man boat completed the 3000-mile Atlantic crossing in 32 days 12 hours and 35 minutes from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean
  • The four long-time friends attest ‘some of the scariest moments of [our] life’ but ‘memories that will last a lifetime’
  • The team witnessed incredible wildlife, as well as extreme challenges including capsizes (72 hours from shore), sores and 12 metre waves
  • The winning team stormed into English Harbour at a phenomenal speed of 7 knots – more than double the average speed for the race
  • This year, Talisker will enjoy a double-celebration, with one of the winning rowers, Ollie Palmer, also a Diageo employee
  • The next boat is due to arrive into Antigua within 48 hours, with the remaining fleet following between 1-65 days behind
  • Talisker are excited to announce their renewed sponsorship of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for the next two years

14th January, London: British four-boat, Fortitude IV have been crowned winners of this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the world’s toughest rowing race.

The four friends – Ollie Palmer, Tom Foley, Hugh Gillum and Max Breet – completed the 3000-mile rowing race in 32 days, 12 hours, 35 minutes, arriving into English Harbour, Antigua on 13 January 2020 – the first dry land the team have seen since departing from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, over one month ago, on 12th December last year.

It was not an easy crossing for the winning team – this year’s weather conditions were tough and there was a close rivalry with Australian four-boat, Rowed Less Travelled, who are due to arrive in Antigua within the next 48 hours.

The team endured some of the strongest winds ever experienced by the race – causing waves up to 12 metres in height, broken oars, capsizing as well as sores and bruises.

But alongside extreme weather conditions, the participants have also experienced incredible wildlife sightings during their voyage – witnessing both highs and lows of mother nature during this elemental adventure. Whales, orca and repeat sightings of flying fish jumping over their boat and even hitting rowers’ heads – Fortitude IV reported a pod of dolphins and sea turtles circling around their boat on Christmas Day – such sightings lifting spirits on this epic journey. The natural wonders combined with the challenge of both mental and physical endurance result in a life-changing achievement – and affirm the rowers’ motivations for entering.

Elsewhere in the fleet, 9 boats are expected to finish within the next week, with some of the solo boats predicted to spend up to 8 more weeks at sea.

Talisker Whisky have sponsored the Atlantic Challenge for six years and share the same love for adventure and the world’s oceans. Talisker has a rich history with the sea – in 1830 Talisker Whisky was founded by the MacAskill brothers who rowed from Eigg to Skye to find the perfect spot for their distillery in Scotland. Just like the Talisker distillery, this row represents what it means to be made by the sea.

Talisker are excited to announce their continued sponsorship of the Atlantic Challenge and have renewed their partnership with the race for two years.

Speaking in Antigua after the race Ollie Palmer and Hugh Gillum of Fortitude IV said:

OP: “It feels amazing – words won’t be able to sum up how we feel, what we’ve just gone through and then seeing friends and family just now. The memories we have out there will last a lifetime. With all that time on the ocean, you definitely realise what is important to you. 

“The most amazing thing I saw was this incredible array of stars – all moving along in a line like a train – there must have been 200 or 300 stars. That for me was the most incredible thing I saw – along with lots of wildlife; dolphins, whales and turtles.”

HG: “Being on the ocean in quite an extreme context, strips back all the noise and makes you realise what is really important to you. You have a lot of time to think out there – with no distractions – and that inspires you in different ways. 

“It was an amazing thing to have done – we set off thinking it was a once in a lifetime thing and we can certainly maintain that position. The sum of all the parts is incredible – from seeing the shooting stars, to the arrival here tonight, and the support from all of our family and friends. There are tough times that we perhaps would wish away slightly but standing here now [in Antigua] we just think that the sum of all those parts is incredible.”

Natalia Montigny, Head of Global Marketing for Talisker commented: 

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Fortitude IV into English Harbour in Antigua as the winners of this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. I am personally proud of my dear friend and colleague, Ollie Palmer, for him and his teammates to have accomplished this unbelievable achievement, unthinkable to most. Talisker joins their family and friends in celebrating these Wild Spirits and know that their journey will inspire others to embrace their inner-adventurer and reconnect with nature and the things that matter most.”

CEO of Atlantic Campaigns, Carsten Heron Olsen said: 

“Our winning team – Fortitude lV with Tom, Ollie, Hugh and Max – have, from the beginning, done incredibly well. I salute them, and we are, as every year, blown away by our teams’ determination and capability to make what seems impossible, possible – rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. 

“The first team arriving into English Harbour, Antigua, is the greatest time of year. To see our rowers’ faces, their expressions, the way they have changed… as one of our rowers said in La Gomera ‘the journey is the start of a new beginning’ and it is.”

Notes  

TALISKER

The TALISKER distillery is battered by the elements on the windswept coast of the Isle of Skye and is one of the most remote distilleries in Scotland. It was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, and the distillery has been in near-constant operation ever since. Talisker 10 year old, Talisker Skye and Talisker Storm are widely distributed while Talisker 18 year old, Talisker Distiller’s Edition and Talisker Port Ruighe can be found in specialist stores. See www.malts.com and www.facebook.com/Talisker for more information. The TALISKER, TALISKER STORM, TALISKER PORT RUIGHE, TALISKER SKYE words and associated logos are trademarks. © DIAGEO 2018.  Talisker 10 year old and Talisker Storm were recently awarded Double Gold at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Awards. Talisker 10 year old was also awarded Best in Category. Talisker has a heritage rooted in adventure, in 1830 its founders the MacAskill brothers crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the Isle of Eigg to establish the TALISKER distillery on the shores of Loch Harport on the Isle of Skye. It has remained there ever since, producing consistently fine whiskies for almost 200 years.

As a whisky Made By The Sea, we want to do our part to protect our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet. We believe the power for change lies in the hands of the consumer and brands and as such, Talisker is currently undertaking initiatives to improve its environmental performance.  To date, the Talisker distillery has reduced energy by 12%, improved water efficiency by 22%, achieved zero waste to landfill and is constantly exploring new innovative uses of natural resources, including using sea water for cooling water which can help reduce demand for freshwater during warmer months on Skye. Talisker is equally committed to improving the sustainability of its packaging, including opportunities to reduce weight of materials, increase the recycled content and ultimately, to remove plastic almost entirely from its primary packaging by 2020.  The initiatives currently underway to improve Talisker’s environmental performance are aligned with Diageo’s industry leading environmental targets for 2020 which include halving its carbon emissions and improving its water efficiency by 50% by 2020.

TALISKER 10 YEARS OLD

Talisker 10 Years Old is much-loved with a smooth and smoky finish. Double distilled to create a rich, deep character embodying maritime characteristics of a coastal whisky, it is one of the most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the world. This single malt has a sea-salty nose and famously rich and powerful peat-smoke flavour, leaving a warm peppery taste at the back of the mouth.

TALISKER SKYE

Talisker Skye pays homage to the Isle of Skye’s majestic landscape and coastline. The liquid has been made from a combination of hand selected toasted and refill American oak casks, that accentuate the sweet, citrus notes of Talisker. The result is a Talisker expression that opens with welcoming, smoky sweet notes, developing into deep maritime flavours and culminating in a powerful, spicy conclusion.

TALISKER STORM

Talisker Storm is crafted to enhance the distillery’s signature smoky and briny flavours, Talisker Storm displays characteristics of the tempestuous seas of its home on the Isle of Skye. It is spicy on the nose, with a hint of struck matches, brine and an oily explosion of pepper. On the palate a deep, nutty smokiness is followed by a hit of wood and brine, finishing with a smooth aftertaste of peaty burnt embers.

DIAGEO

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

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ATLANTIC CAMPAIGNS

Atlantic Campaigns is the official race organiser and the company behind the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  Without Atlantic Campaigns the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge would not be possible. Working alongside some of the planet’s best ocean rowing advisors, Atlantic Campaigns make dreams a reality and challenges conquerable.  The main goal for Atlantic Campaigns is to make The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge the best organised rowing event in the world. For more information please visit – taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com

The full list of teams competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/british-team-crowned-winners-of-the-talisker-whisky-atlantic-challenge-2019-the-worlds-toughest-row-scotch-whisky-news/

Exclusive: Balblair single sherry cask on sale now 🏁 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Balblair 10 Year Old +
Bunnahabhain 6 Year Old

Balblair 10 Year Old 2009 TWB Orginals

Matured in a first fill Oloroso sherry hogshead (American oak) for TWB Originals at cask strength 59.4% yielding 284 bottles. This unmissable malt boasts flavours of Dundee marmalade, cinnamon, honey and sweet sherry.

Buy – Balblair 10 Year Old – £60.00

Bunnahabhain Staoisha 6 Year Old

Age before beauty? Not for this heavily peated malt – an Islay lover’s dream. Matured in a first fill bourbon barrel for TWB Originals at cask strength 59.7% yielding 235 bottles.The result is endless peat smoke aromas, sea salt and toasted vanilla oak.

Buy – Bunnahabhain Staoisha 6 Year Old – £45.00

Watch – TWB Orginals in YouTube

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/exclusive-balblair-single-sherry-cask-on-sale-now-%F0%9F%8F%81-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Exclusive: Balblair single sherry cask on sale now 🏁 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Balblair 10 Year Old +
Bunnahabhain 6 Year Old

Balblair 10 Year Old 2009 TWB Orginals

Matured in a first fill Oloroso sherry hogshead (American oak) for TWB Originals at cask strength 59.4% yielding 284 bottles. This unmissable malt boasts flavours of Dundee marmalade, cinnamon, honey and sweet sherry.

Buy – Balblair 10 Year Old – £60.00

Bunnahabhain Staoisha 6 Year Old

Age before beauty? Not for this heavily peated malt – an Islay lover’s dream. Matured in a first fill bourbon barrel for TWB Originals at cask strength 59.7% yielding 235 bottles.The result is endless peat smoke aromas, sea salt and toasted vanilla oak.

Buy – Bunnahabhain Staoisha 6 Year Old – £45.00

Watch – TWB Orginals in YouTube

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/exclusive-balblair-single-sherry-cask-on-sale-now-%F0%9F%8F%81-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Big Peat 33 Year Old, Cognac & Sherry at Tyndrum Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Big Peat 33 Year Old, Cognac  Sherry

A remarkable marriage of 100% aged single malt whiskies, exclusively from Islay, this 33 years old limited edition bottling shows the more mature side of Big Peat.Finished in a unique combination of French Cognac and Spanish Sherry Casks.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/big-peat-33-year-old-cognac-sherry-at-tyndrum-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Big Peat 33 Year Old, Cognac & Sherry at Tyndrum Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Big Peat 33 Year Old, Cognac  Sherry

A remarkable marriage of 100% aged single malt whiskies, exclusively from Islay, this 33 years old limited edition bottling shows the more mature side of Big Peat.Finished in a unique combination of French Cognac and Spanish Sherry Casks.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/big-peat-33-year-old-cognac-sherry-at-tyndrum-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Loch Lomond 21 Year Old 1996 Cadenhead

Distilleerderij: Loch Lomond
Regio: Schotland (Highlands)
Fles: Loch Lomond 21 Year Old 1996/2018 Cadenhead Small Batch, 2 bourbon hogsheads, 450 bts
Kleur: goud
ABV: 51.5%

Vermomde Inchmurrin

Nu ben ik wel eens benieuwd. De vorige Loch Lomond was gestookt in 1974 en na 23 jaar gebotteld in 1997. Deze is gestookt in 1996 en na 21 jaar gebotteld in 2018. Dat sluit mooi op elkaar aan, maar gaat wellicht toch erg verschillend zijn, want de infrastructuur van deze veelzijdige distilleerderij is in die periode aardig gewijzigd. Daarom dat ik ze met plezier head-to-head geproefd hebt. Het was een leuk experiment.

Ik verwachtte me weer aan een quasi tropische neus, maar ik ben er aan voor de moeite. Deze doet me in eerste instantie denken aan wit brood, nat karton en oude eiken meubelen, alvorens ook maar iets van fruit doorschemert. Denk gele appels, harde peren en een overrijpe pompelmoes. Een zacht pepertje. En een hint van Highland Peat, waardoor deze Loch Lomond me doet vermoeden dat het eigenlijk om een onafhankelijke Inchmurrin gaat.

Hij is wel lekker vettig op de tong en offreert nu eerst de appels, dan pas het brood. De pompelmoes keert ook weer om een licht bittertje toe te voegen. Ja, dit is een Inchmurrin, hoor. Hij komt ook een beetje stoffig over, alsof ik op mijn zolder zit te proeven. Zwarte thee, groene tuinkruiden en een flink zuurtje als van citroensnoep. De smaak is alleszins stukken beter dan de eerder saaie neus deed vermoeden.

De afdronk is lang, zoet, rokerig en gepeperd. Hij blijkt mild en licht drogend en best aangenaam.

Een vermomde Inchmurrin, zoveel is zeker. Leuk, lekker en interessant, maar de neus viel toch een beetje tegen.

85/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 15-12-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5527

K&L California Top Whisky Picks January 2020 – Whisky News

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof “Batch C919” Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) ($59.99)

4.5/5 points, John Dover in thewhiskywash.com: “Stimulating the palate and the mind, Elijah Craig has crafted a spicy sipper that will awaken the drinker to the punchier side of the bourbon spectrum with its Barrel Proof distilling. Go in prepared and you will be rewarded with a refined drinking experience lodged firmly in the traditions that make bourbon the drink of choice for so many.” (12/2019)

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: January 09, 2020

C919 compared to B519 is an absolute monster. Tipping the scales at 136.8 proof it’s the highest proof Elijah Craig we’ve seen in over 3 years. The nose is full of spice box, petrichor, savory spices, thyme, fresh sliced green apples, and the sweeter notes of butter, cream and heavy caramel. It shares some aromatics with B519 that remind me of a cooperage – full of toasting oak – rather than a lumber yard of fresh sawn wood. The palate is an absolute beast. Packed with dark cocoa powder and sweeter milk chocolates. When you add in water drop by drop each splash looks like it’s creating an oil slick as the fat texture of the whisky comes crashing out of solution. The wood profile changes into more of a barrel house and a summer farmers market. The finish is essentially endless. If you want to tame this one, add lots of water. If you love your bourbon to be confrontational and maybe bite you back, leave it alone and enjoy the ride.

Stefanie Juelsgaard | KL Staff Member | Review Date: January 09, 2020

This is the ultimate style of rich, silky smooth Bourbon with a pretty hefty kick of heat amplified by the barrel proof nature. Strong dark chocolate, clove, and coffee grounds prevail in this bottling, whereas the B519 has more of a sweet cream taste. A powerhouse whiskey like this at 12 years is a steal at $60. I guess the 200+ years of experience making Bourbon has given Elijah Craig the edge.

1998 Orkney (Highland Park) 20 Year Old “Thompson Bros.” KL Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($149.99)

The wonderful Dornoch Distillery sits hidden on the main drag in the tiny town of Dornoch. Behind the majestic Dornoch Castle Hotel and its famous whisky bar sits one of Scotland’s tiniest and most exciting distilleries. Founded by brothers Simon and Phil, the distillery is completely contained in one tiny stone shed. While the brothers might not have the resources and capital of many of Scotland’s new distilleries, they do have an incredible vision and the unwavering support of the single malt-loving community. In that little shed a truly unique experiment is underway. The Thompsons are trying to make whisky the old way. The distillery was funded without any outside investment and pre-sales of the first casks were crowd sourced online. The contrast between extreme forward thinking and commitment to tradition makes the Dornoch Distillery one of Scotland’s most exciting new distillers bar none. We’ve got years before their malt is ready to go and in the meantime the brothers are distilling and selling an incredible malted gin and trafficking in some seriously delicious single casks. This HP is part of the great wave of unnamed Orkney that’s hit the market recently. They nabbed some of the very best and somehow offer it up at a reasonable price. Other bottlers offer versions of the same whisky for twice this price and none we’ve had taste as good as this. It’s got everything, balanced excellently. Delicate Orkney peat, bold malt, gorgeous maritime quality—a real island dream.

David Othenin-Girard | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 10, 2019

We’ve had some up and downs with Highland Park recently. We’ve secured some incredible old stock with the distillery name on it, but also had offers for no named stuff at ridiculously high prices. Needless to say we’re always game from some HP. It’s really one of the very best distilleries out there and these incredible ‘no name’ bottlings have been some of the very best values on the market today. Yet some of our suppliers feel comfortable charging well above what another no name might cost from another distillery. Of course, they’re looking at this like a business opportunity. They have high quality juice, that can be implied to be from one of Scotland’s great distilleries, and most people are probably willing to pay it, but we’ve mostly avoided these offerings since we’ve been securing ‘named’ versions in the $250-300 range consistently for the last two seasons. It wouldn’t make any sense for us to sell a similar product no name for the same price. These products must offer value. So we’ve generally passed on several casks due to the very high prices. But now it seems our supply of distillery bottlings is becoming more and more scarce. We had to say no to a 21 year old Hogshead this year from Old Particular due to the incredibly high price. And at the same time, our friends in Dornoch came knocking with this stunner. The fun labels poke fun at the new aggressive viking style of the distillery bottlings, but do nothing to prepare you for the awesomeness that’s inside the bottle. The nose is the ultimate coastal curiosity: Salty sea spray, coastal shrubs, crushed rocks, smoldering heather, floral peat, golden honey, ripe pears. Craggy rocks being battered by the ocean. Lots and lots going on, extremely layered and complex, but not brutish or explosive. One the palate the brown butter, wild honey, stewed grains, more peat. This is how I imagine gold tastes when it’s melted. More minerals more smoke, but not hard smoke. Soft sweet smoke. We’re not seeing anything on the market anywhere close to this caliber in this style. Nearly perfect.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 23, 2019

HP20 is going to be delicious no matter what. At 150 bucks, it’s all the sweeter. This number is particularly interesting as it is a hogshead filled from same day vattings before it was sold off onto the independent market – a number of these casks have come up as Edrington has divested stocks, rumor has it, to pay for the budget sucking massive new Macallan distillery. It’s classically salty and has that beautiful medium intensity heather driven peat that the distillery is known for, although it shows most on the finish and not up front. Apricots and other stone fruits in varying levels of dehydration play across the entire experience from nose to palate and intermix beautifully with the floral smoke on the finish. Coming in at an even 50% ABV at cask strength, it’s a very sippable whisky neat. With a touch of water the oils come crashing out of solution as do the grain notes. The aromas suddenly explode with honeyed barley and a whole new drinking experience begins. An extremely good first showing from our new partners in Sutherland, the Thompson Brothers.

Jackson Lee | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 13, 2019

I cant tell if the stick figure on the bottle is going into battle or partying but either way, its capturing what Im getting from this unique Orkney single malt. I dig the label and I dig the juice. The nose gives off a pretty perfume of baked Bartlett pear, cinnamon, vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and sassafras. The palate provides that same baked pear profile combined with chocolate covered toffee with a full-bodied texture. The finish leaves you with a nice, spicy tingling sensation on the tip of the tongue with spicy cinnamon notes and as I begin to regain feeling a subtle juicy pear jelly belly note clings as the breath escapes. This is the kind of scotch I could see myself drinking all day in a ski lodge surrounded by friends.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/kl-california-top-whisky-picks-january-2020-whisky-news/

New: Balvenie Burnhead Wood // Elements of Islay Peat & Sherry // Tomatin 1977

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The Balvenie seems to be preparing the second batch of its Balvenie Stories series. A new label popped up for Story No.6: The Edge of Burnhead Wood. It refers to the heather that is growing in Speyside, including in Balvenie’s own Dufftown Estate. Supposedly the barley was dried by burning heather?

This Balvenie is 19 years old and bottled at 47,8% ABV. It will probably be launched with two other new Stories.

 

 

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elements-of-islay-peat-sherry-whisky-exchange

We already had a (highly praised) Peat Sherry bottling in the Elements of Islay series exclusive to Belgium a few months ago, one for Sweden, Germany, for LMdW… and now there’s also a version exclusive to The Whisky Exchange (still celebrating their 20th Anniversary).

It’s a richly peated, punchy dram (a mix of two distilleries) with plenty of sherry goodness (married in a single sherry butt). They have 400 bottles available for around € 60. Only from The Whisky Exchange.

 

 

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tomatin-1977-warehouse-6

Tomatin has announced a new expression in the Warehouse 6 Collection: The Tomatin 1977, bottled from a Sauternes cask #38863 and supposedly full of apricots and honeysuckle. Just 390 bottles are available (49% ABV) at £ 3000 each.

 

 

Also interesting

Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2020/whisky-news/elements-of-islay-peat-sherry-tomatin-1977-balvenie-burnhead-wood/

The Whisky Shop “Octomore 10.4 Dialogos Virgin Oak – Pre-order today!” – Scotch Whisky News

Octomore 10.4 Dialogos Virgin Oak
Pre-order Today

This fourth release in the tenth series of Octomore – Bruichladdich’s super-heavily peated expression – is described as ‘The Outlier’ in the Dialogos series exploring the range beyond its PPM (the measure of peat in phenols per million). Distilled in 2016 from Scottish Concerto barley, peated to 114ppm and aged in virgin Limousin oak casks for three years, this expression is one of the youngest releases from the Octomore range.

Bottled at a strength of 63.5% abv free from chill filtration and artificial colouring, this expression is limited to 12,000 bottles worldwide. This Islay single malt is designed to be compared with the Octomore 10.1 release which is described at ‘The Control’ and is also produced with Scottish-grown barley, but matured for five years in bourbon barrels

£125.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/the-whisky-shop-octomore-10-4-dialogos-virgin-oak-pre-order-today-scotch-whisky-news/