Whisky New Releases 2017 Week 4

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

A limited release week it appears, though a few major official bottlings are out such as Sprinbank’s latest 12cs and 25 year old.

Our top pick this week are:

  1. Ben Nevis 10 Year Old a rebranded packaging but hopefully the same greatly underrated whisky in the bottle that deserves to be on anyone’s shelf – the years of Japanese ownership have finally perfected this whisky.
  2. Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength Springbank, 12 years old, cask strength – all under £50 – this will be a bomb.
  3. Caol Ila 2009 TWE Exclusive Caol Ila is another greatly underrated dram, still packed with the coastal and peaty flavours of Islay and costs much less than your average Ardbeg, Lagavulin or Bowmore exclusive editions!

Actually a slightly peat-influenced selection this week – possibly to match the cold weather we are experiencing here in Scotland and the moment though that winter sun is just about breaking through, any of these will warm you by the fire 😉

Sláinte!

Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

 

Ben Nevis

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Ben Nevis 10 Year Old (70cl, 46%) £29.99

Bruichladdich

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Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008 6 Year Old (70cl, 50%) £62.95

Carn Mor

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Caol Ila 2009 TWE Exclusive (70cl, 46%) £49.95

Glenfiddich

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Glenfiddich 1978 38 Year Old Rare Collection (70cl, 56.3%) £2,550

Gordon & MacPhail

Balmenach 2008 Connoisseurs Choice

Balmenach 2008 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £34.45

Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice

Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £41.95

Longmorn 1964 Sherry Cask

Longmorn 1964 Sherry Cask (70cl, 43%) £1,200

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Longmorn 1967 (70cl, 43%) £599

longmorn-2002-gm

Longmorn 2002 (70cl, 43%) £42.75

Macallan

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Macallan M 1824 Series (70cl, 44.5%) £3,300

Oban

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Oban 2001 Distillers Edition (70cl, 43%) £75.55

Penderyn

Penderyn Bryn Terfel

Penderyn Bryn Terfel (70cl, 41%) £52.33

Signatory

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Ledaig 7 Year Old 2009 casks 700355 & 700356 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £32.15 

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Ledaig 11 Year Old 2005 cask 900160 Cask Strength (70cl, 58%) £68.27

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Linkwood 21 Year Old 1995 casks 5938 & 5939 (70cl, 43%) £46.31

Springbank

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Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength (70cl, 54.2%) £46.75

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Springbank 25 Year Old (70cl, 46%) £350.65

Tomatin

Tomatin 15 Year Old

Tomatin 15 Year Old (70cl, 46%) £54.95

Tomatin 40 Year Old Rare Casks

Tomatin 40 Year Old Rare Casks (70cl, 43%) £1,200

Whistlepig

WhistlePig The Boss Hog 14 Year Old 3rd Edition

WhistlePig The Boss Hog 14 Year Old 3rd Edition (75cl, 60.2%) £299