Catching up on Friday (8 September 2017)

Catching up on Friday (8 September 2017)

After a busy week, I'll try to get you up to speed in less than two minutes on the latest whisky news, rumours and interesting blog posts from the past week.


Press releases and industry news from the past week(s).

Benromach Triple Distilled

Speyside distillery Benromach unveiled a triple distilled single malt. The new whisky, distilled in 2009, matured in first fill bourbon barrels and is bottled at 50% ABV.  Benromach Triple Distilled has light, sweet vanilla, chocolate and lemon notes and a lingering smokiness. 

Benromach Triple Distilled

Read the full press release on the Tumblr microblog.

Douglas Laing Big Peat Christmas 2017

Douglas Laing presented its annual Christmas edition of their Islay blended malt Big Peat. The whisky is a "cask strength, smoky blast that delivers the ultimate taste of Islay". The 2017 packaging shows their feisty Ileach pal bracing the harsh winters of his island home. (Or Jack Nicholson in the final scene from Kubrick's The Shining ;-)) Bottled at 54.1% ABV.

Douglas Laing Big Peat Christmas 2017

Read the full press release on the Tumblr microblog.

Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars

Drinks by The Dram unleashed their Spiritual Advent Calendars for 2017. From whisky to gin to cognac to tequila, every calendar holds 24 samples. This year they also teamed up with Douglas Laing for a special Douglas Laing advent calendar.

Source: Master of Malt

Gordon & Macphail Glen Grant Collection

Independent Bottler Gordon & Macphail collected 350 years of liquid history in one box. They Glen Grant Collection offers six expressions from 1950 to 1955 between 57 and 61 years old. The single malt whiskies are a testament to Glen Grant's rich history.

Read the full press release on Gordon & Macphail's website.


What's peeping through the barley?

Bruichladdich Rare Cask Series

Islay Distillery Bruichladdich filed three new labels in the Colas Registry for cask strength expressions from the eighties. The Rare Cask series is reminiscent of the Bruichladdich expressions from the early 2000's with their timeless typography. The bottles are nicknamed All in, Hidden Glory and The Magnificent Seven.

Bruichladdich 1984/32 Rare Cask Series Bourbon All In
Bruichladdich 1985 Rare Cask Series Bourbon Hidden Glory
Bruichladdich 1986/30 Rare Cask Series Sherry The Magnificent Seven

Glenfiddich Experimental Series #3

Glenfiddich Distillery is working on the third iteration of their Experimental series. Number one was a Glenfiddich single malt finished in IPA ale casks and number two was a vatting of twenty casks picked by the Glenfiddich Brand Ambadassadors. Number three is rumoured to be a whisky matured or finished in icewine (eiswein) casks...

Source: Glenfiddich

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