Whisky New Releases 2017 Week 1

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

Once again for 2017 we will be bringing you all the new release whisky/whiskey/bourbon and anything else that takes our fancy on a weekly basis. Our popular top picks feature remains as we select 3 of (in our opinion) the most interesting, best value (bang/buck) or perhaps the rarest and most unusual whisky from this weeks releases.

Our top picks this week are:

  1. Inchgower 2005 Connoisseurs Choice the slightly younger option of the two available from G&M but with a palate more to my preference
  2. Cragganmore 2004 Port Wood Finish Distillers Edition an absolute classic whisky everyone must taste, and proof that once upon a time Diageo really knew what they were doing with all their distilleries and casks!
  3. Tomatin 8 Year Old 2007 Cask Strength another G&M entry, cask strength Tomatin – yes please!

Sláinte!

Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

 

A. D. Rattray

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Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 cask 3205 Cask Collection (70cl, 55.5%) £76.75

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Glen Moray 8 Year Old 2007 cask 5454 Cask Collection (70cl, 60.9%) £50.95

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Glenrothes 8 Year Old 2007 cask 70010242 Cask Collection (70cl, 64.3%) £52.83

Adelphi

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Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1998 cask 3739 (70cl, 57.5%) £134.70

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Miltonduff 9 Year Old 2007 cask 800736 (70cl, 58.5%) £81.49

Berry Bros. & Rudd

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Benrinnes 15 Year Old 2000 cask 306744 (70cl, 46%) £52.75

Cadenhead

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Mortlach 13 Year Old 2003 Small Batch (70cl, 46%) £46.41

Cragganmore

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Cragganmore 2004 Port Wood Finish Distillers Edition (70cl, 40%) £55.75

Duncan Taylor

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Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 cask 759568 The Octave (70cl, 50.2%) £44.37

Gleann Mór

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Fettercairn 12 Year Old 2004 A Rare Find (70cl, 54.2%) £49.99

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Girvan 15 Year Old 2001 A Rare Find (70cl, 50.2%) £44.96

Glenfarclas

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Glenfarclas 2007 casks 13 & 14 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (70cl, 46%) £97.70

Glenfiddich

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Glenfiddich 1964 50 Year Old Legends Collection (70cl, 51.1%) £11,500.00

Gordon & MacPhail

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2003 Sassicaia Wood Finish Private Collection (70cl, 45%) £49.44

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Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £41.43

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Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2005 Cask Strength (70cl, 57.3%) £47.21

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Dailuaine 2004 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £40.37

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Inchgower 2002 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £37.78

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Inchgower 2005 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £37.75

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Ledaig 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £53.83

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Tomatin 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £68.88

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Tomatin 8 Year Old 2007 Cask Strength (70cl, 60%) £49.92

Kavalan

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Kavalan Solist Bourbon Cask #013A (70cl, 57.1%) £110.00

La Maison du Whisky

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Armorik Fut de Chouchen (LMDW 60th Anniversary) (70cl, 58.7%) £78.10

Langside

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Dailuaine 7 Year Old 2009 Hepburn’s Choice (70cl, 46%) £39.96

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Miltonduff 7 Year Old 2009 Hepburn’s Choice (70cl, 46%) £39.96

Master of Malt

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Cambus 24 Year Old 1991 Single Cask (70cl, 56.1%) £94.95

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Mortlach 26 Year Old 1987 Single Cask (70cl, 57%) £383.95

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North British 27 Year Old 1988 cask 55816 Single Cask (70cl, 55.5%) £72.95

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North British 27 Year Old 1988 cask 55817 Single Cask (70cl, 57.3%) £73.95

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Paul John 6 Year Old 2009 cask 522 Single Cask (70cl, 57.4%) £147.95

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Paul John 6 Year Old 2009 cask 534 Single Cask (70cl, 57.2%) £147.95

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Paul John 6 Year Old 2009 cask 809 Single Cask (70cl, 57.2%) £147.95

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Port Charlotte 14 Year Old 2002 Single Cask (70cl, 60.9%) £121.95

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Tobermory 21 Year Old 1994 Single Cask (70cl, 57.6%) £99.95

Old Virginia

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Old Virginia 6 Year Old (70cl, 40%) £20.31

Tamdhu

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Tamdhu Batch Strength Batch No 2 (70cl, 58.5%) £57.53

Signatory

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Edradour 10 Year Old 2006 cask 370 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £50.14

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Glen Grant 21 Year Old 1995 casks 88201 & 88202 (70cl, 43%) £49.95

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Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 cask 15969 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £49.64

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Glentauchers 18 Year Old 1996 cask 1398 Cask Strength (70cl, 48.8%) £72.19

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Ledaig 7 Year Old 2009 casks 700351 & 700352 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £32.15

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Strathmill 26 Year Old 1990 cask 100192 Cask Strength (70cl, 52.7%) £94.06