Whisky New Releases 2016 Week 31

Welcome to this week’s Whisky New Releases, a regular feature in which we report on the best of both the official and independently bottled whiskies released during the previous week.

Following our 2 week vacation touring Calvados distilleries 😉 here is the second of our catch up new releases posts – better late than never and what a crop!

1st we have a Magnum of Littlemill 27 Year Old 1988 from Hunter Laing… !!!

After recovering from that this week sees some rare independent releases of distilleries such as Talisker from Douglas Laing and Springbank from Duncan Taylor though their rarity is slightly reflected in their price. However if you are tired(!) of the official bottlings these would make interesting comparators.

Prestige & investment releases we have batch 2 of the excellent Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old and Duncan Taylor’s well-aged blend Black Bull 40 Year Old – also did I mention a Magnum of Littlemill ?

Midleton Dair Ghaelach is likely to be sought out by collectors and drinkers alike and finally bargain booze Glen Moray’s sherry-finished Elgin Classic has received some good reviews though I have occasionally found these entry-level Glen Moray’s a little too exuberant and youthful for my palate.

Slainte Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

Douglas Laing

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Aberlour 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11188) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £41.60

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Auchentoshan 13 Year Old 2002 (cask 11176) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £44.58

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Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11247) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £35.33

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Ben Nevis 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 11195) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £39.36

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Benrinnes 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 11200) – Old Particular

(Douglas Laing) (70cl, 51.5%) £80.95

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Bunnahabhain 9 Year Old 2007 (cask 11185) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £38.99

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Dailuaine 9 Year Old 2007 (cask 11250) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £39.40

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Fettercairn 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11192) – Porvenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £34.20

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Loch Lomond 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 11184) – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 51.5%) £67.20

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Macduff 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 11194) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £32.75

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Talisker 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11178) – Provenance (Douglas Laing)

(70cl, 46.0%) £55.95

Duncan Taylor

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Black Bull 40 Year Old – 7th Release (Duncan Taylor)

(70cl, 47.6%) £681.82

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Glen Grant 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 142046) – Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

(70cl, 54.6%) £113.44

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Glen Moray 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 5205) – The Duncan Taylor Single

(70cl, 54.3%) £207.27

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Springbank 19 Year Old 1993 (cask 533) – Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

(70cl, 55.8%) £180.00

Glen Moray

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Glen Moray Elgin Classic

(70cl, 40.0%) £26.33

Glenglassaugh

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Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old

(70cl, 42.0%) £213.12

Glenrothes

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The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve

(70cl, 40.0%) £43.07

Hunter Laing

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Littlemill 27 Year Old 1988 – Old & Rare (Hunter Laing)

(150cl, 56.0%) £1421.84

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Port Dundas 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 12635) – The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

(70cl, 56.1%) £92.40

Master of Malt

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Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1985 – Single Cask (Master of Malt)

(70cl, 55.0%) £153.95

Midleton

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Midleton Dair Ghaelach – Grinsell’s Wood Tree 7 (Virgin Irish Oak Collection)

(70cl, 57.9%) £177.26

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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Arran 19 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

(50cl, 49.7%) £67.95

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Bruichladdich 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

(50cl, 47.4%) £109.95

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North British 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

(50cl, 56.3%) £52.95