Whisky New Releases 2016 Week 38

Welcome to The Whiskyphiles New Releases, our weekly report on the best of both the official and independently bottled whisky recently released.

This weeks big news was not 1 but 2 huge releases from Laphroaig of both a 25 and 30 year old – to almost no fanfare whatsoever. In other News Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases continue to stretch both the age and price-tag of their final Port Ellen and Brora casks – but under that were plenty of other interesting offerings. Jura, Kavalan, Kilchoman and Wolfburn also had a bottle out.

The Independents have pulled out all the stops too with huge batches from Hunter Laing/Langside, and more reasonable sized releases from Signatory, TBWC & Wemyss Malts. There are too many to choose from but Signatory’s Cask Strength collection Glen Keith and Clynelish are sure to be huge hits and are both reasonable priced!

What we have been mostly drinking this week: Kilchoman 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured

Slainte Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

Diageo

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Auchroisk 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 51.2%) £280

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Brora 38 Year Old 1977 (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 48.6%) £1450

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Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 52.7%) £750

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Caol Ila 15 Year Old 2000 Unpeated (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 61.5%) £90

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Cragganmore Limited Release (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 55.7%) £400

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Glenkinchie 24 Year Old 1991 (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 57.2%) £300

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Lagavulin 12 Year Old 200th Anniversary (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 57.7%) £80

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Lagavulin 25 Year Old – 200th Anniversary Edition
(70cl, 0.0%) £coming soon

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Linkwood 37 Year Old 1978 (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 50.3%) £600

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Mannochmore 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 53.4%) £250

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Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1978 – 16th Release (Special Release 2016)
(70cl, 55.2%) £2500

Douglas Laing

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Highland Park 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11364) – Xtra Old Particular
(70cl, 54.0%) £145.09

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11363) – Provenance 
(70cl, 46.0%) £59.99

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Ledaig 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11327) – Provenance
(70cl, 46.0%) £42.50

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Port Dundas 11 Year Old 2004 (cask 11222) – The Clan Denny
(70cl, 55.0%) £36.10

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Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old
(70cl, 54.7%) £199.95

Drinks by the Dram

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Drinks by the Dram Premium Whisky Crackers (2016 Edition)
(18cl, 50.0%)  £66.95

Drinks by the Dram Whisky Crackers (2016 Edition)
(18cl, 45.5%) £44.95

Duncan Taylor

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Aultmore 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 959958) – The Octave
(70cl, 53.3%) £51.34

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Glen Spey 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 800794) – Dimensions
(70cl, 53.6%) £113.92

Glengoyne

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Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill
(70cl, 46.0%) £269.95

Gordon & MacPhail

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Highland Park 1989 (bottled 2016) – The MacPhail’s Collection
(70cl, 43.0%) £121.82

Hunter Laing

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Auchentoshan 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12428) – The First Editions
(70cl, 54.6%) £83.53

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Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 12126) – The First Editions
(70cl, 57.6%) £94.05

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Banff 40 Year Old 1975 – Old & Rare Platinum
(70cl, 40.6%) £813.04

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Benrinnes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12124) -The First Edition
(70cl, 52.8%) £84.66

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Ben Nevis 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11790) – The First Editions
(70cl, 46.5%) £82.55

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Braeval 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12292) – The First Editions
(70cl, 54.8%) £81.87

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Bruichladdich 25 Year Old 1990 – Old & Rare Platinum 
(70cl, 48.7%) £325.12

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Craigellachie 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 11792) – The First Editions
(70cl, 54.6%) £86.42

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Glenallachie 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 12308) – The First Editions
(70cl, 50.0%) £93.82

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Glenburgie 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 12311) – The First Editions
(70cl, 54.7%) £77.80

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Glencadam 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12775) – Old Malt Cask
(70cl, 50.0%) £78.81

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Glengoyne 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12172) – The First Editions
(70cl, 48.2%) £84.84

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Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 12811) – Old Malt Cask
(70cl, 50.0%) £99.99

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Glen Moray 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 12306) – The First Editions
(70cl, 48.2%) £82.83

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Strathmill 21 Year Old 1992 – The First Editions
(70cl, 50.4%) £91.36

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Tormore 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 12240) – The First Editions
(70cl, 57.8%) £112.60

Johnnie Walker

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Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection – The Royal Route
(100cl, 40.0%) £120.09

Jura

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Isle of Jura 22 Year Old – One for the Road
(70cl, 47.0%) £119.95

Kavalan

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Kavalan Podium

(70cl, 46%) £65.95

Kilchoman

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Kilchoman 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured (bottled 2016)
(70cl, 50.0%) £74.93

Langside

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Craigellachie 8 Year Old 2008 – Hepburn’s Choice
(70cl, 46.0%) £41.39

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Fettercairn 7 Year Old 2008 – Hepburn’s Choice 
(70cl, 46.0%) £39.96

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Glenburgie 8 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2016) – Hepburn’s Choice
(70cl, 46.0%) £38.51

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Inchgower 7 Year Old 2008 – Hepburn’s Choice
(70cl, 46.0%) £38.51

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Mortlach 8 Year Old 2007 – Hepburn’s Choice
(70cl, 46.0%) £47.50

Laphroaig

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Laphroaig 25 Year Old
(70cl, 48.6%) £300

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Laphroaig 30 Year Old
(70cl, 53.5%) £699

Master of Malt

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Master of Malt 30 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
(70cl, 47.5%) £199.95

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Master of Malt 40 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
(70cl, 47.5%) £299.95

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Master of Malt 50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
(70cl, 47.5%) £499.95

Signatory

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Auchentoshan 1998 17 Year Old Signatory
(70cl, 46%) £59.25

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Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1992 (casks 3093 & 3095) – Un-Chillfiltered Collection
(70cl, 46.0%) £81.03

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Clynelish 1995 20 Year Old Signatory
(70cl, 53.6%) £94.25

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Fettercairn 1997 18 Year Old Signatory
(70cl, 46%) £43.45

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Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19011 & 19021) – Cask Strength Collection
(70cl, 51.8%) £89.33

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Glen Elgin 1995 20 Year Old Signatory
(70cl, 46%) £49.25

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Glen Keith 1992 23 Year Old Signatory
(70cl, 52.2%) £87.95

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Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 50402) – Cask Strength Collection
(70cl, 60.3%) £85.37

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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Ben Nevis 21 Year Old 
(50cl, 47.0%) £113.95

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Glenlossie 25 Year Old
(50cl, 51.1%) £129.95

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Glenturret 35 Year Old 
(50cl, 47.7%) £199.95

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Linkwood 26 Year Old 
(50cl, 52.3%) £119.95

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Longmorn 25 Year Old 
(50cl, 49.8%) £139.95

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Secret Distillery #2 21 Year Old
(50cl, 49.7%) £148.95

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Tullibardine 26 Year Old
(50cl, 49.2%) £119.95

The Whisky Exchange

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Balblair 1999 Sherry Cask TWE Exclusive 
(70cl, 51.9%) £125

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Glenfarclas 2007 Marriage of Casks TWE Exclusive 
(70cl, 51.1%) £74.95

Wemyss Malts

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Barbecue Mango Salsa 1989 (bottled 2016) – Bowmore
(70cl, 46.0%) £245.07

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Cream of the Crop 1989 (bottled 2016) – Glen Garioch
(70cl, 46.0%) £106.36

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Ginger Glazed Gammon 1998 (bottled 2016) – Mortlach
(70cl, 46.0%) £82.99

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Haven Trail 1990 (bottled 2016) – Bunnahabhain
(70cl, 46.0%) £130.83

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Oak for All Seasons 1994 (bottled 2016) – Braeval
(70cl, 46.0%) £84.55

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Persian Anise 1992 (bottled 2016) – Longmorn
(70cl, 46.0%) £111.04

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Pomme Piquant 1995 (bottled 2016) – Clynelish
(70cl, 46.0%) £95.46

Wolfburn

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Wolfburn Aurora
(70cl, 46.0%) £48.08