Whisky New Releases 2017 Week 2

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

Our top (drinking) picks this week are:

  1.  Glenturret 14 Year Old 2001 Highland Laird
  2. Lagavulin 2000 Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish Distillers Edition
  3. Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 57

The Glenturret is relatively rare as they don’t produce much and even less gets bottled by Independent bottlers too, however this 14 year old was matured in a port pipe, making it the only Port-matured Glenturret we have ever come across! The Lagavulin DE and Aberlour A’Bunadh are expressions that should be on any self-respecting whiskyphiles shelf at any time (albeit briefly as both are massively drinkable too!)

We also have enough offerings to put together an Investment whisky list too:

  1. Highland Park 40 Year Old
  2. Macallan 1989-2016
  3. Garnheath 42 Year Old cask 11524 Xtra Old Particular

You can’t go wrong with old Highland Park or Macallan. The Garnheath doesn’t have a huge following except for those that like closed distilleries, however add to this the fact that this outturn only produced 75 bottles means that this will soon be flipping at auction for a deal more than its RRP.

Whatever your whisky this week, Sláinte!

Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

 

Aberlour

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Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 57 (70cl, 60.7%) £46.84

Adnams

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Adnams Single Malt (70cl, 43%) £48.76

anCnoc

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anCnoc Stack (70cl, 46%) £61.61

Bartels

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Bruichladdich 11 Year Old 2005 Highland Laird (70cl, 58.4%) £62.34

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Glen Grant 12 Year Old 2004 Highland Laird (70cl, 56.6%) £43.64

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Glenturret 14 Year Old 2001 Highland Laird (70cl, 54%) £55.00

Bruichladdich

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Bruichladdich 8 Year Old The Laddie Eight (70cl, 50%) £55.36

[Read The Whiskyphiles review of The Laddie Eight]

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Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01 (70cl, 57.8%) £89.38

[Read The Whiskyphiles review of Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01]

Buffalo Trace

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Blanton’s Original Single Barrel 52 (70cl, 46.5%) £49.95

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Blanton’s Original Single Barrel 54 (70cl, 46.5%) £49.95

Cadenhead

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Balmenach 11 Year Old 2005 Small Batch (70cl, 46%)

Dalmore

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Dalmore 10 Year Old 2006 (70cl, 46%) £64.68

Douglas Laing

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Garnheath 42 Year Old cask 11524 Xtra Old Particular (Master of Malt Exclusive) (70cl, 50.7%) £225.37

Dry Fly

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Dry Fly Triticale Whiskey 3 Year Old (70cl, 45%) £49.31

Glenkinchie

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Glenkinchie 2004 Amontillado Cask Finish Distillers Edition (70cl, 43%) £53.95

Highland Park

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Highland Park 40 Year Old (70cl, 47.5%) £2,395.20

Jack Daniel’s

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Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary of the Distillery Special Edition (100cl, 50%) £89.95

Kavalan

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Kavalan Solist Moscatel Cask (70cl, 57.1%) £334.95

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Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximenéz Cask (70cl, 57.1%)  £434.95

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Kavalan Solist Port Cask (70cl, 58.6%) £125.95

Knockando

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Knockando 18 Year Old 1996 Slow Matured (70cl, 43%) £61.26

La Maison du Whisky

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Aberfeldy 20 Year Old 1996 Exceptional Cask Series (LMDW 60th Anniversary) (70cl, 52.8%) £304.45

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Ben Nevis 31 Year Old 1984 (LMDW 60th Anniversary) (70cl, 56.4%) £561.15

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Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2008 cask 311913 Artist #6 (70cl, 61.5%) £103.90

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Dry Fly 4 Year Old Triticale French Oak Finish (LMDW 60th Anniversary) (70cl, 60%) £72.07

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Redbreast 25 Year Old 1991 (LMDW 60th Anniversary) (70cl, 53%) £415.15

Lagavulin

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Lagavulin 2000 Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish Distillers Edition (70cl, 43%) £73.96

Langside

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

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Glentauchers 7 Year Old 2009 Hepburn’s Choice (70cl, 46%) £37.06

Master Of Malt

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Arran 19 Year Old 1996 Single Cask (70cl, 55.3%) £104.95

Rest & Be Thankful

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Macallan 15 Year Old (70cl, 40%) £139.40

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Macallan 1989-2016 (70cl, 49.5%) £596.74

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Octomore 6 Year Old 2009 Tempranillo Cask 2009004314 (70cl, 65.7%) £202.60