Aberlour 21 Year Old 1995 Single Cask at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Aberlour 21 Year Old 1995 Single Cask

New Old Malt Cask including Aberlour 21 Year Old

Matured in a single cask hogshead and bottled for the Old Malt Cask series. This 1995 vintage of the Speyside distillery offers great value alongside two new releases: Laphroaig 14 Year Old and Highland Park 15 Year Old. Aberlour 21 Year Old 1995 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill hogshead #13742 bottled April 2017 by Hunter Laing Co. for the Old Malt Cask series. 309 bottles. Nose: Sweet toffee, tea leaves and oak. Palate: Powerful with toffee, raisins and honey. Finish: Long, slightly drying with a hint of oak.

Aberlour Distillery was founded in 1826 in the town of Aberlour in Scotland’s Speyside whiskey region. It sits on the northern edge of Ben Rinnes Mountain which accumulates snow and rainwater across its peaty moors and supplies cold, soft spring water to the distillery. Around a half of the spirit produced from Aberlour’s four copper stills is destined for single malts, including the popular Aberlour A’bunadh batched single malt whiskey matured solely in ex-sherry casks. Aberlour offers distillery tours and the distillery is an established participant in the popular Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival.

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Irresistible Caol Ila — Special Single Malt Finds from “Old Particular” at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

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A Tantalizing Single Malt at a Price You Won’t Believe
2010 Caol Ila 8 Year Old “Old Particular” KL Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($69.99)

This is simply the prettiest style of Caol Ila malt available. We’ve managed to secure a record number of Caol Ila casks this year and the pricing has been extraordinary across the board. Our favorite of the lineup (with perhaps the exception of the exquisite 34 Year Old bottling) is the 8 year from Old Particular. This cask is bold, yet nuanced. It’s fruity, malt forward, and has the perfect thick thread of peat smoke stitching the whole thing together. This single cask is the perfect showcase of Caol Ila’s gentler side. It’s not a bruiser, but an elegant, thoughtful expression of everything Islay has to offer. At the jaw-dropping price of $69.99, we don’t expect this to last much longer than it takes to pour a single drop into your glass.

Also available is the coveted 34 Year Old bottling—you don’t get many opportunities to own a malt like this one for under 1000 bucks, let alone for under 400! This is the once in a lifetime cask you hope it is. There are no regrets in socking a bottle of this away for a rainy day, only in knowing you didn’t get one while you still could.

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2010 Caol Ila 8 Year Old “Old Particular” KL Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($69.99)

We didn’t say no to a single Caol Ila cask this year. They’re too good and too reasonably priced. With the demand for Islay peat as high as it has ever been, the quality of these casks combined with sharp pricing was an absolute no brainer. This Old Particular bottling is charged from a refill hogshead and, as always, bottled with no coloring or chill filtration. The meaty quality that we see in this year’s Sovereign cask of Caol Ila is tamed here and while there is decidedly some richness of peat and decadent phenol components, this is really on the gentler side of Caol Ila. The fruit is more prominent than most of our other casks currently available. Tart cherries and blackberries mesh with salt and pepper and a bit of herbal spice. It’s wonderful at proof, but with a little water it just sings and sings. This is precisely the kind of bottle you don’t put down until it’s empty.

Will Blakely | KL Staff Member | Review Date: February 21, 2019

One of my favorite aspects of Caol Ila is how the smell evokes a sea breeze on a cloudy but eerily beautiful coastline. Moss, salty air and fragrant barley make for a friendly introduction to the dram. What follows is perfectly integrated smoke and raging spice. There’s a hint of bell pepper there, accompanied by smoked meat and sweet orchard fruit. With water, the softness of the grain really shines through, bringing ripe pear and golden apple. The finish is long and savory compounded by subtle cocoa and a tinge of pine. This barrel really shows what Caol Ila is all about.

Jeffrey Jones | KL Staff Member | Review Date: February 07, 2019

When I think of Caol Ila distillery it is as a single malt that is a little more subtle and delicate than some of its neighbors on Islay. This Old Particular that was distilled in 2010 is a good example. Without water, the nose is a mixture of fruity malt aromas with a hint of smoke and the mouth is in the same direction. With a touch of water, this single malt it becomes better with the flavors and aromas opening up, becoming more complex and enjoyable. Although there are smoky influences they do not dominate this whiskey but play a secondary role.

William Beare | KL Staff Member | Review Date: January 29, 2019

This Caol Ila bottling from Douglas Laing is a fun and refreshing change of pace from what I’ve come to expect from Caol Ila—namely, the monstrously peaty reputation that precedes it. The nose is full of savory vegetal characteristics that follow on to the palate—bell pepper, both green and yellow, spring to mind, along with some spicy sweet notes that remind me of a pepper jelly. Very light traces of pear and smoke mingle on the finish.

Neal Fischer | KL Staff Member | Review Date: January 29, 2019

There is not much peat or smoke on this bottling of Caol Ila – which is surprising, but it’s not a problem for me because it’s still a tasty dram. I’m getting a wisp of smoke, a little meat with candied jalapeno, berries, and a rich buttery character. The palate offers leather, iodine medicinality, and earth. These flavors transition into herbal tea with accents of rock candy, black licorice, and after-dinner mints. This is Caol Ila’s lighter side and it’s rather delightful.

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1984 Caol Ila 34 Year Old “Old Particular” KL Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($375.00)

No distillery is more representative of the state of the Scotch industry than this bewitching peater on the northern coast of Islay. The excellent shoreside stills have dutifully cranked out unbelievably delicious peated whisky since 1846, but it wasn’t until the malt floors were closed and the distillery began buying barley from the Port Ellen maltings that the current house style truly solidified. Caol Ila is known for their 12 Year Old in the US, but a huge majority of the spirit gets blended into the Johnnie Walker line. While the line has become slightly more available in the last few years, it still remains pretty elusive, especially in a significantly aged form. The last distillery on Islay where ultra-mature stocks are not in the $1,000 range, but they probably deserve to be. The spirit is impeccable and easily one of the most undervalued malts in Scotland. Oftentimes when we lament the loss of the old great peater Port Ellen, we’re reminded how lucky we are to have the beautiful beast that sits just north of Port Askaig. A 34 Year Old PE would easily cost you $1,500. Of course, whiskies of that age are always extremely rare, but this Caol Ila represents some of the most valuable stocks. The standard 30 Year Old, which is not available in the US, easily fetches over $500 in Europe. This single cask, nearly a half decade older than that, offers one of the best values for old Islay anywhere in the world. Absolutely no old peater offers as much luxury for your dollar.

Jeffrey Jones | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 14, 2018

This cask aged very well. The positive aspects of long aging are apparent. It is lively and delicious. The nose has aromas of salt and smoke that work well together. In the mouth it is soft and concentrated with a creamy mouthfeel. The smoke and salt and a sense of place come through. It is enjoyable without water but a splash of water opens this selection up.

David Othenin-Girard | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 13, 2018

I literally said the words, “holy sh*t” under my breath when I first tasted this special cask. Now we’re no strangers to old Caol Ila —in fact we seek it out like blood hounds. Why? Because it’s one of the only old Islay heavy hitters that has been available at semi-reasonable prices. Well, at least up until now. All but this one very special source have dried up or are becoming so prohibitively expensive that they effectively don’t exist in our world. It’s true that last year we bottled a sister cask to this one and for $25, but this whisky is in a whole other league. That’s not to imply that last year’s special whisky was a slouch by any means and the appreciation this year is relatively minimal compared to other casks. Stocks similar to the ’83 Signatory 30 year we bottled 5 years ago (retail $300) would now retail for at least $1000. Old bottles from that same period are still selling around the world for around $700. If you’re lucky you might find the bottler’s current release in Europe for $500+ and if the distillery releases a 35 Year, it will command upwards of $1000 as well. But this whisky is more than just a good deal. It’s an absolute star. The first moment the whisky hits your glass you’re blasted with massive billowing smoke. As it aerates it begins to offer some more nuance—lemon skins scorched in a pile of burning spices, the embers of a fire on an Islay beach—the smells of the bay, dried seaweed, and fresh peat burning in homes over the hill. On the palate this thing just about cuts you in half. Sooty bold peat, oyster shell, brine, tangy lemon rind, ashen embers of expensive incense. The finish is long and lingering. Too long to calculate as it forces another sip. Normally I’d recommend avoiding water on something this old, but the beast can handle it. With just the tiniest drop of water, the whole package coalesces. Salted fruits, cured meats, smoked salty fish, high end nori, sweet Meyer lemon. On the palate the water actually brings the oily texture out, revealing an almost thick mouth feel that coats every taste bud and drowns it in sooty sea spray and sweet citrus. An absolute star that probably deserves to be much more expensive, but I hesitate to anoint it with the term “value.” Just too good to be ignored.

William Beare | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 11, 2018

Attention lovers of peat: line up and hold out your glasses! Drinking this beautifully aged Caol Ila is like stepping in to a meat smoker for a light nap. The age here is not so much adding the overt sweetness found in other well-matured peaters, but instead contributes a savory, meaty richness to the healthy dose of smoke you get right at the front of the palate. The salinity comes in similar barbeque fashion—like a salt-cured rack of pork ribs, lightly coated in a sweet and spicy honey glaze. In the typical lineup of Islay scotches, this Caol Ila stands out in a beacon of light. Fascinating, exotic, and deeply pleasing to drink.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 11, 2018

“Buried how long?” Almost 35 years. “You had abandoned all hope of being dug out?” “Long ago.” My personal tastes for whisky have changed dramatically over the years. I’ve at times found myself going gaga over loaded sherry bombs, exalting the finesse of delicate drams, and seeking out the peatiest of peatys. One thing that has been a constant over the last decade of my Scotch drinking life is my affection for well-aged smoke. As heavily peated spirits age the intensity of the smoke falls away into richness and body. It’s a particular and special characteristic that cannot be counterfeit or short cut. This specimen is a perfect example of why it is so compelling. I’m not saying this isn’t a smoky whisky, it certainly is. It’s just also so much more than that. The smoke has become a rich and oily slip’n’slide of flavor. There is a slight brine characteristic to it, not iodine, but a lighter kind of salinity. Sweet malt marries perfectly with a bit of tangy BBQ sauce. The freshness of fruit, once readily apparent in this whisky’s younger days has developed into a rich tapestry of salted and cured fruits. A refilled hogshead was undoubtedly the perfect vessel for this whisky, tame enough to stand up to many long seasons in the warehouse, and rich enough to make sure that this whiskey, after many long years in darkness would be “recalled to life.”

Jackson Lee | KL Staff Member | Review Date: December 06, 2018

As a casual drinker of Caol Ila, I was very much looking forward to trying this dram and it didn’t disappoint. Classic Caol Ila honeyed smoke on the nose, much like a slow smoked honey ham, followed by a little peat, green apple, and sweet soy sauce at the end. The palate mirrored the smoked honey note I got on the nose but also included pencil shavings, charred strawberry, and a hint of brine. That brine became more noticeable throughout the finish, pairing with a sweet note that reminded me of salted caramel just not quite as…caramel-y; add wood and a nice fruity note and it’s a wrap!

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The Whisky Shop “Macallan Master’s Of Photography: Magnum Edition Available Now” – Scotch Whisky News

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Macallan Master’s Of Photography: Magnum
Available Now

This seventh release in the Masters of Photography series from The Macallan features six limited edition prints from the renowned Magnum photography collective. This latest release in the collection celebrates the opening of the new distillery and visitor experience with signed prints from each of the Magnum photographers: Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth. Presented in a stunning archive style gift box, each bottle and set of prints is accompanied by an exclusive photography book.

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TWS3Bottled at 44% abv, the nose is lightly peaty with warm spiced ginger and mellow oak, before a touch of tangerine citrus and caramelised apple. The palate brings candied dried fruits and butterscotch with a light spice and honeyed nuttiness. The finish is long and sweet with some earthy peat.

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£2,700.00 – Buy Now

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SMOKEHEAD REVEAL MOTORCYCLE COLLABORATION – Scotch Whisky News

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SMOKEHEAD REVEAL

MOTORCYCLE COLLABORATION 

‘The Smoker’ will be a bespoke motorcycle expertly crafted by the Ducati Whisperer, Tyler Lunceford 

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky has teamed up with renowned global biking sensation Tyler Lunceford (known as the Ducati Whisperer of the New York tri-state), challenging him to create his boldest motorcycle ever. The project will follow the creation of a customised Ducati bike, captured through a series of episodes*.

US born, Tyler has a workshop in Brooklyn where he has customised bikes for many obsessive bikers and rock stars. He recently moved to Scotland and opened a workshop in Leith, Edinburgh and will produce a custom Ducati, inspired by vintage racing motorcycles, for Smokehead to showcase at key events. The project will run until September 2019, when the finished model, ‘The Smoker’, will be unleashed.

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*FULL EPISODE NO. 1: https://www.smokehead.com/the-refinery

Commenting on the partnership, Tyler Lunceford, of North Motorcycle, said: “I’m excited to be involved with Smokehead. I love the idea of this brand supporting craftsmen and women, and it’s even better as I’m a huge Smokehead whisky fan.

Motorcyclists have an identity; they feel independent and different from other people. When you find something you like, such as a bold, smoky, outrageous whisky that is not for everyone, it gives you a sense of belonging when it is for you.

I’m literally building my dream bike; it will be something that’s never been seen before, something so bold, that even motorbike buffs will be blown away. It won’t be easy, but it’s a great opportunity to make something really special.”

Adding his thoughts, Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director, said: “We’re proud to be working with Tyler. His all-round attitude personifies Smokehead – bold, daring and independent. We can’t wait to see the bike unveiled. Just like Smokehead, motorbikes are not for everyone, but that’s okay, and that’s why this partnership works so well.”

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The campaign will share stories of partnerships with the boldest of craftsmen and women that Smokehead is proud to rub shoulders with. Chapter 1 of the project was unleashed in 2018, a successful partnership with Dram Smoke creating a series of ‘Smokehead Feasts’ for media and trade across the UK. Chapter 2 celebrates the collaboration with Tyler.

In late 2018, Smokehead released Sherry Bomb, a heavily peated Islay single malt that has been boldly blasted by sherry casks; following hot on the heels of Smokehead High Voltage, along with their louder and bolder look, which was unveiled in April.

*Smokehead encourages everyone to drink responsibly, and not to drink and ride*

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About Smokehead:

  • Smokehead is an Islay Single Malt Whisky and has been given a bold new look by Ian Macleod Distillers.
  • Originally launched in 2006, Smokehead has been labelled the wild one of Single Malt Whisky and is not for everyone.
  • Award-winning premium Scotch whisky that has an attitude-led positioning and heavily peated taste. 

About Ian Macleod Distillers:

  • Established in 1933, Ian Macleod Distillers is one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, blenders and bottlers.
  • Ian Macleod Distillers is the world’s 10th largest Scotch Whisky company, producing and selling over 15 million bottles of spirits every year.
  • Ian Macleod Distillers has built up an enviable portfolio of premium quality spirits and is proud brand proprietor of Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Rosebank and Smokehead Scotch whiskies and Edinburgh Gin to name but a few.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/smokehead-reveal-motorcycle-collaboration-scotch-whisky-news/

BenRiach 22 Years Albariza

BenRiach 22 Years Albariza is a peated whisky matured in American oak and finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.

Albariza is derived from alba (Spanish for white). It refers to the white chalky soil that is so typical for the sherry region (similar to the soils of Champagne or Chablis). It should be noted though that very little Pedro Ximénez grapes are planted in the sherry triangle, most of them are imported from the nearby Montilla-Moriles region.

 

 

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Nose: the peat is much more subtle here than in the 18 Years Albariza. It allows the bright fruity notes to shine. Apricots, blood oranges, hints of strawberry and Turkish delight as well. Just fine, fruity sherry. Leathery notes and light ashes. Honey and delicate mint. Mouth: still fresh and fruity, now more spicy notes too. Strawberries again, oranges and red plums. Mid-palate you get a slightly mentholated, elegant peaty side, as well as dark chocolate and vanilla. Cinnamon and honey. Finish: quite long, with ashes and slightly sour peat, blending with red berries.

A nice surprise: great drinking whisky, with candied fruity notes and subtle, elegant peat. Definitely deserves some attention. Still available from Master of Malt or The Whisky Exchange.

Score: 89/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/benriach/benriach-22-years-albariza/

Signatory Glenrothes 43 Year old at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenrothes 43 Year old

1973 vintage single cask bottled by Signatory Vintage. 149 bottles. Glenrothes 43 Year Old 1973 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask hogshead #11099 bottled February 2017 by by Signatory Vintage for the Cask Strength Rare Reserve Collection. 149 numbered bottles.

Glenrothes Distillery was established in the narrow valley of the Rothes Burn on the west side of Rothes in the Speyside whisky region by James Stuart Co. in 1878. This is a large malt whisky distillery owned by Berry Bros Rudd of London, with eighteen washbacks, ten copper stills singing in their own mighty cathedral and has retained its traditional pagoda roof. Popular distillery releases include Glenrothes 1995, 1998 and Glenrothes Peated.

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Macallan 1937 32 Year Old Fine & Rare at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

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Macallan 1937 32 Year Old Fine Rare

Part of the revered Fine Rare series from The Macallan, this 32-year-old expression was distilled in 1937 and was originally bottled in 1969 before being re-bottled in 2002. Presented at a strength of 43% abv, this release had a total outturn of just 174 bottles.

The nose has fresh apples and lemon citrus with light ginger and floral aspects, alongside mature wood, dried fruits and peat smoke. The palate brings apple and lemon with hints of drying wood and warming peat. The finish is a balance of fruits and wood notes with drying peat smoke.

£47,500.00 – Buy Now

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BUNNAHABHAIN DISTILLERY TRANSFORMATION BEGINS – Scotch Whisky News

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BUNNAHABHAIN DISTILLERY TRANSFORMATION BEGINS

– £10.5 million investment programme over three years – 

A three year refurbishment programme has begun at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay, as its owners, spirits and wine producer, Distell International invests £10.5m in an extensive upgrade and refresh of the iconic distillery.

Located in the most northerly point of the island, Bunnahabhain has experienced many changes over the years. As part of the upgrade, a number of the original buildings will be carefully restored to their former glory giving them a new lease of life, whilst others will be removed and relocated to create more space, allowing for better operational flow across the site and to enhance the experience for visitors to the distillery.

A key focal point for the development programme is the creation of a new ‘brand home’ and visitor centre. This will also feature a café and retail space and will be positioned along the shoreline with stunning views overlooking Bunnahabhain Bay and the Sound of Islay. This is one of the first new buildings to be progressed and the plan is for the brand home to be ready to welcome visitors for the start of the 2020 season.

Some of the existing warehouses are in the process of being removed from their current shoreline positioning to enable the visitor centre to be located there. Work has already commenced with the demolition of four warehouse buildings, as well as the start of upgrades to the existing pumphouse. So far, over 99% of the materials processed during the demolition have been recycled with the majority retained for re-use at the distillery. This recycling rate is in line with the ambition to reduce the potential impact of the works.

Other areas being improved include the build of a new filling store, refurbishment of the production building and also the series of six cottages alongside the distillery, which will eventually be used for holiday accommodation.

The development schedule and phasing of activity have been carefully designed to ensure minimal disruption to whisky production and to the visitor experience during this timeframe.

Bunnahabhain embodies the character of the island, its non-peated flavour exposes the coastal location of the warehouses and the affect the salty spray of the sea has on the whisky. All of the single malt whisky in the Bunnahabhain brand will continue to be matured at the distillery, only metres from the shoreline.

Derek Scott, Brand Director for Malts at Distell International, said: 

“Our investment programme, here at Bunnahabhain, is about improving the operational side of our distillery for the long term future. We are restoring our buildings to their former glory and providing a visitor experience where we don’t just welcome visitors, after the long winding journey to get here, we help them enjoy a piece of Bunnahabhain life.

“The plans aim to make the navigation of the site much easier for the visitor and to, in simple terms, declutter it. This will ensure the buildings are more efficient from a storage point of view and located in better suited, more accessible locations to the production buildings. Furthermore, we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of the works. The whisky industry is starting to be more environmentally aware and our achievement of recycling over 99% of materials shows, with a little bit of extra effort, it is remarkable what we can achieve.

“Bunnahabhain has a special place in Islay’s whisky heritage and we are committed to retaining this by turning Bunnahabhain Bay into a world-class whisky destination of choice. As the most remote and northerly distillery on the island, our transformation will give those who have made the journey time to pause, forget about the rest of the world and enjoy the serene surroundings.”

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About Distell

  • Distell is Africa’s leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders, scotch whisky and ready-to-drinks (RTDs) with a portfolio of close on 100 brands.
  • Within the portfolio, Distell owns four single malts and a number of scotch brands produced across three distillery sites.
  • The three distilleries include: Bunnahabhain on the Isle of Islay; Deanston in Doune, Perthshire and Tobermory based on the Isle of Mull.
  • With a global network of offices and distribution partners, the company employs nearly 5000 people worldwide and has an annual turnover of R14.2 billion. (£1.09 billion)
  • In Scotland, the company’s operations are based in East Kilbride where it has a bottling hall, with blending and warehousing facilities at Airdrie, both near Glasgow.
  • Distell is the 2015 “Distiller of the Year” award winner at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

For more visit: www.distell.co.za

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/bunnahabhain-distillery-transformation-begins-scotch-whisky-news/

Benromach 39 Year Old at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Benromach 39 Year Old

1977 vintage single sherry cask of the Speyside single malt. Limited release of 225 bottles. Benromach 39 Year Old 1977 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask Refill American hogshead #1268 released 2017. 225 bottles. Presented in a bespoke wooden box, made in oak, and designed to reflect the colour of the wooden washbacks at Benromach Distillery. AROMAS WITHOUT WATER… enjoy the vibrant notes of sweet honey, apricot conserve, orange zest and butterscotch, mingling with developing hints of toasted oak and a delicate menthol edge. Now take a sip. Savour the sweetness leading to a touch of pepper on the tongue followed by notes of ripe banana and luscious passion fruit. Citrus undertones and dried tobacco mingle with toasted oak leading to a fresh menthol finish. Add A FEW DROPS OF WATER and take time to enjoy the nose as it develops… sweet, subtle coconut and exotic fruits combine with ginger and lime aromas. Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip… a smooth sweetness emerges with warm bursts of white pepper and overtones of pear, kiwi and lime. Finally, dried tobacco and a trace of toasted oak on the finish. Exquisite.

Benromach Distillery was designed by Charles C. Diog and constructed at Forres in the Speyside whiskey region for D. McCallum and F.W. Burickman in 1898. Following numerous periods of closure, it was purchased in 1993 by bGordon MacPhail who charged up its single pair of stills in 1998 and have nurtured Benromach ever since. Striking new labeling combined with an increasing range of single malts is forging a very popular brand of single malt whiskies which includes Benromach Organic, Benromach Peatsmoke and Benromach 10 Year Old.

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Benromach 1977 Cask #1269 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Benromach 1977 Cask #1269

Single refill American Oak Hogshead, yielding just 122 bottles. A sublime, vibrant, fruity single malt from the Speyside distillery presented in a stunning oak wooden box evoking the impressive washbacks at the distillery.

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Tasting Notes

Take a short inhalation, appreciating the wonderful aromas without water… enjoy the tantalising notes of warm apple pie, poached pear and hints of ginger, mingling with subtle floral notes complemented by rich apricot jam. Now take a sip. Savour the notes of velvety crème brûlée beautifully balanced by undertones of warm pepper. Hints of banana develop, leading to a touch of toffee apple and delicate citrus edge. Add a few drops of water and take time to enjoy the nose as it develops… Vibrant citrus and floral aromas emerge, followed by fragrant vanilla. Now lift it to your lips and enjoy a slow sip… Sweet heather honey and soft peaches mingle with smooth milk chocolate. Candied citrus peel leads to a touch of oak and tobacco on the finish. Sublime!

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Benromach Distillery was designed by Charles C. Diog and constructed at Forres in the Speyside whisky region for D. McCallum and F.W. Burickman in 1898. Following numerus periods of closure, it was purchased in 1993 by bGordon MacPhail who charged up its single pair of stills in 1998 and have nurtured Benromach ever since. Striking new labelling combined with an increasing range of single malts is forging a very popular brand of single malt whiskies which includes Benromach Organic, Benromach Peatsmoke and Benromach 10 Year Old.

Shop – Benromach 1977 – £1,250

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