Friday, 26 August 2016

Bowmore launching a 10yo Red Wine & Sherry Matured single malt

Islay's oldest single malt distillery Bowmore will release a 10 year old single malt matured in ex-oloroso sherrycasks and red wine barriques. The single malt will be available from September to December 2016 in European and Asian Travel Retail stores. It could be a successor to bowmore10yothe hyped Devil's Cask whiskies they released earlier.

The dry oloroso Sherry is said to contribute dark, fruity aromas with tasting notes of figs and raisins, while the red wine “injects a fiery twist” with “dark chocolate fudge” and “spicy dark fruit” flavours.
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Chapter 7 Benrinnes 1996

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes


Tonight's whisky review had been gathering dust in my drafts folder: Chapter 7 Benrinnes 1996. The Benrinnes distillery has a rather turbulent history. The original distillery near Whitehouse Farm was destroyed by a flood in 1826. Alfred Barnard described the location as [...] no more weird or desolate place could be chosen. More then a few owners learned their trade the hard way and went bankrupt. The current Benrinnes buildings all date from the 1950’s and with the major upgrade from 2012, the distillery can be run by a single operator.
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Monday, 8 August 2016

Lagavulin 25 Cask Strength

It was already a public secret for some time that Lagavulin would release a new 25 year old single malt. The label of Lagavulin 25 years old has now been spotted in the TTB Public Registry. The label stands out with its flashy orange and features the names of all the distillery managers up to today.

8000 bottles will hit the market, matured in ex-sherry casks and the whisky is bottled at cask strength: 50.9% ABV
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Clynelish 14

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes

Clynelish 14 is one of the legendary Diageo malts amongst connoisseurs.  For those who don’t know Diageo: it is a multi-billion business concern with over 30 distilleries and other spirit producing brands in its portfolio. You can easily call them the AB InBev of the spirits industry.


Clynelish distillery lies near Brora in the Highlands. The original Clynelish distillery was built in 1819 and produced a lighter style of spirit. The whisky proved to be very popular with blenders so capacity had to be upgraded.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tullibardine The Murray

Tullibardine is one of those brands that always remained under my radar. Yesterday I noticed an entry from them in the Colas Registry on a Cask Strength release distilled in 2004 called Tullibardine The Murray. The name probably refers to William Murray, one of the Jacobite leaders and Marquess of Tullibardine.
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Monday, 1 August 2016