Whisky New Releases 2016 Week 49

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

#Bourbon news we see the release of Buffalo Trace’s 2016 Antique Collection annual release – Master Of Malt will be splitting their allocation between a 3cl dram lottery, a bottle lottery and a charity auction. More information to follow on their blog on Wednesday 14th December. I had the joy of sampling last years thanks to Buffalo Trace UK and they really were something special. A shame they are becoming so hard to get hold of!

Adelphi/Ardnamurchan release fusion Indian/Scotch whisky with their Kincardine and also Spirit from the Ardnamurchan distillery. More exorbitantly priced Balvenie DCS collection (unlikely to be tasted by us). Which leaves the Independents to pick up our top picks (after the above Buffalo Trace collection) this week;

  1. A closed distillery! Douglas Laing’s Port Dundas 27 Year Old 1988 cask 11333 Old Particular maybe single grain but is sure to be great whisky, a piece of history – and affordable too!
  2. Gleann Mór’s Aultmore 30 Year Old 1986 A Rare Find just on colour alone, plus it is 30 years old!
  3. Signatory’s Longmorn 26 Year Old 1990 cask 8618 Cask Strength Collection what can I say – this stuff is just dynamite!

Sláinte,

Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

 

Adelphi

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The Kincardine 7 Year Old

(70cl, 52.9%) £135.00

Ardnamurchan

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Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016 AD

(70cl, 53%) £59.52

Balvenie

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Balvenie 15 Year Old 2001 cask 9328 The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter Two

(70cl, 62.3%) £799.95

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Balvenie 19 Year Old 1997 cask 7951 The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter Two

(70cl, 61.8%) £925.95

Buffalo Trace

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Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (2016 Release)

(75cl, 45%)

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George T. Stagg Bourbon (2016 Release)

(75cl, 72.1%)

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Sazerac 18 Year Old (2016 Release)

(75cl, 45%)

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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey (2016 Release)

(75cl, 63.1%)

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William Larue Weller (2016 Release)

(75cl, 67.7%)

Douglas Laing

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Blair Athol 21 Year Old 1995 cask 11355 Old Particular

(70cl, 51.5%) £80.18

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Port Dundas 27 Year Old 1988 cask 11333 Old Particular

(70cl, 51.5%) £68.06

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Tobermory 21 Year Old 1994 cask 10950 Old Particular 

(70cl, 51.5%) £88.25

Gleann Mór

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Aultmore 30 Year Old 1986 A Rare Find 

(70cl, 56.9%) £181.82

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Bunnahabhain 29 Year Old 1987 A Rare Find 

(70cl, 47.1%) £181.82

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Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1986 A Rare Find 

(70cl, 51.5%) £149.95

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Mortlach 25 Year Old 1990 – A Rare Find

(70cl, 51.2%) £180.90

Johnnie Walker

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label – Year of the Rooster Limited Edition

(70cl, 40%) £225.55

Signatory

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Ben Nevis 24 Year Old 1991 cask 3835 Un-Chillfiltered Collection

(70cl, 46%) £73.03

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Ben Nevis 24 Year Old 1991 cask 3836 Cask Strength Collection

(70cl, 57.8%) £101.72

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Longmorn 26 Year Old 1990 cask 8618 Cask Strength Collection

(70cl, 54.2%) £102.66

The Vintage Malt Whisky Company

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Bladnoch 26 Year Old 1990 cask 30339 The Cooper’s Choice

(70cl, 46%) £138.70

Archive

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Bowmore 21 Year Old 1991 President’s Selection Keizo Saji’s Cask

(70cl, 55.5%) £1395

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Glenfarclas 1954 Family Casks Cask 1260 Summer 2014

(70cl, 47.2%) £4975