Whisky New Releases 2016 Week 47

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

This week we see a large number of Indie bottlings released as we ramp up towards the festive Christmas an New Year periods. Whisky recommendations are on the up (as are gift guides) as we all seek out that something special for our loved ones (or ourselves). This week if anyone is reading who really wants to treat me this Christmas I would love Mackmyra Vinterdröm Plantation Rum matured! Ta! Or the G&M Ultra collection…

Official releases from SPEY smoky and trout flavoured – perhaps my latin is not as good as it used to be?

Highland park’s Fire, 15 years port matured HP should really sell itself and not have to resort to such gimmicky packaging – also priced competitively for the aftersales market so if you want to make a loss at auction buy 2. We haven’t tried it here at the Whiskyphiles and I’m not particularly sad about that either.

From the Indies we welcome new bottlers North Star Spirits – hopefully we’ll have a Indie bottlers page for them up soon and try out some of their bottlings. Our general recommendations this week (apart from Mackmyra) go to Morrison & Mackay’s The Big Strand – seriously delicious sweet and Coastal Islay (there’s a clue in there somewhere 😉 Signatory’s Imperial 21 Year Old 1995 casks 50246 & 50247 – Cask Strength Collection (as always!) not a single cask but still stock from a closed distillery – it won’t appreciate so either drink now or drink later but drink it – it was what it was intended for! and finally I don’t have the money but Adelphi’s sherried Inchgower 26 Year Old 1980 cask 14155 has a colour to die for, I can only imagine how deliciously good that sherry maturation is – it even gives TBWC ‘sMacallan 30 Year Old a run for its money.

Sláinte,

Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

 

A. D. Rattray

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Bunnahabhain 13 Year Old 2002 cask 3056 – Cask Collection

(70cl, 57.7%) £77.41

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Glen Grant 18 Year Old 1997 cask 148490 – Cask Collection 

(70cl, 50.1%) £68.26

Adelphi

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Breath of the Highlands 22 Year Old 1995 cask 1066

(70cl, 55.2%) £244.89

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Bunnahabhain 21 Year Old – Adelphi’s Liddesdale Batch 10

(70cl, 46%) £132.87

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Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2003 cask 301264

(70cl, 58.9%) £99.68

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Clynelish 19 Year Old 1996 cask 11455

(70cl, 53.4%) £137.39

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Cragganmore 30 Year Old 1986 cask 1491

(70cl, 58.5%) £275.00

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Glenlivet 29 Year Old 1978 cask 13503

(70cl, 52.1%) £270.41

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Inchgower 26 Year Old 1980 cask 14155

(70cl, 59.8%) £389.61

Blanton’s

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Blanton’s Original Single Barrel – Barrel 958

(70cl, 46.5%) £49.95

Box

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Box 2nd Step Collection 01

(50cl, 51.1%) £65.49

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Box 2nd Step Collection 02

(50cl, 51.2%) £65.52

Duncan Taylor

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Tomatin 7 Year Old 2009 cask 6811313 – The Octave 

(70cl, 51.8%) £58.02

Gordon & MacPhail

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Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 cask 6346 – Cask Strength 

(70cl, 57.9%) £89.80

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Glenlivet 1952 62 Year Old G&M Private Collection Ultra

(70cl, 43.4%) £6250

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Linkwood 1953 61 Year Old G&M Private Collection Ultra

(70cl, 42.5%) £6250

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Mortlach 1951 63 Year Old G&M Private Collection Ultra

(70cl, 42.5%) £6250

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Strathisla 1957 57 Year Old G&M Private Collection Ultra

(70cl, 51.6%) £6250

Highland Park

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Highland Park Fire Edition 15 Year Old

(70cl, 45.2%) £190.00

Hunter Laing

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Auchentoshan 16 Year Old 1998 – The First Editions

(70cl, 53.4%) £74.18

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Craigellachie 20 Year Old 1995 cask 12361 – Old Malt Cask

(70cl, 50%) £81.69

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Glen Moray 21 Year Old 1995 cask 12819 – Old Malt Cask

(70cl, 50%) £84.87

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Glen Spey 25 Year Old 1990 cask 12803 – Old Malt Cask

(70cl, 50%) £98.43

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Glengoyne 20 Year Old 1996 cask 12825 – The First Edition

(70cl, 60.4%) £98.74

Jameson

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Jameson Deconstructed Series – Bold

(100cl, 40%) £52.96

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Jameson Deconstructed Series – Lively

(100cl, 40%) £52.96

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Jameson Deconstructed Series – Round

(100cl, 40%) £52.96

Johnnie Walker

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Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch – Red Rye Finish

(70cl, 40%) £23.74

Kavalan

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Kavalan Solist Amontillado Cask

(70cl, 56.3%) £334.95

La Maison Du Whisky

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Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Straight Rye (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

(70cl, 60.5%) £81.53

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Widow Jane 10 Year Old cask 1086 (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

(70cl, 45.5%) £122.33

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Widow Jane 10 Year Old cask 1090 (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

(70cl, 57%) £119.38

Langside

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Fettercairn 14 Year Old 2002 – Distiller’s Art 

(70cl, 48%) £53.91

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Miltonduff 22 Year Old 1994 – Distiller’s Art

(70cl, 48%) £74.38

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Tamdhu 18 Year Old 1998 – Distiller’s Art

(70cl, 48%) £78.44

Mackmyra

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Mackmyra Moment – Jakt

(70cl, 48.1%) £125.42

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Mackmyra Vinterdröm

(70cl, 46.1%) £69.99

Morrison & MacKay

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The Big Strand

(70cl, 46%) £32.46

North Star Spirits

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Ardmore 8 Year Old 2008

(70cl, 57.1%) £63.95

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Arran 20 Year Old 1996

(70cl, 51.9%) £88.95

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Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1990

(70cl, 51.1%) £147.95

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Port Dundas 12 Year Old 2004

(70cl, 58.8%) £50.95

Signatory

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Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 cask 8691 – Ibisco Decanter 

(70cl, 43%) £94.06

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Dailuaine 19 Year Old 1997 casks 7209 & 7210 – Un-Chillfiltered Collection

(70cl, 46%) £42.75

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Glen Keith 24 Year Old 1992 casks 120579 & 120580 – Cask Strength Collection

(70cl, 50.1%) £83.47

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Glenallachie 19 Year Old 1996 cask 5248

(70cl, 43%) £35.97

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Glenlossie 19 Year Old 1997 cask 1129 – Un-Chillfiltered Collection

(70cl, 46%) £42.81

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Glenlossie 23 Year Old 1992 cask 3452 – Cask Strength Collection 

(70cl, 56.3%) £86.56

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Imperial 21 Year Old 1995 casks 50246 & 50247 – Cask Strength Collection

(70cl, 55.6%) £81.21

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Ledaig 7 Year Old 2009 casks 700310 & 700311 – Un-Chillfiltered Collection

(70cl, 46%) £32.15

Spey

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SPEY Fumare

(70cl, 46%) £41.80

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SPEY Trutina

(70cl, 46%) £38.12

Teeling

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Teeling 24 Year Old – Vintage Reserve Collection

(70cl, 46%) £264.94

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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Cragganmore 26 Year Old

(50cl, 50.2%) £156.95

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Glenburgie 18 Year Old

(50cl, 50.3%) £67.95

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Macallan 30 Year Old

(50cl, 46.5%) £593.95

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Millstone 6 Year Old

(50cl, 48.9%) £54.95

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Paul John 6 Year Old

(50cl, 52.9%) £97.95

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Strathmill 25 Year Old

(50cl, 50.3%) £91.95