Whisky New Releases 2017 Week 5

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

A slightly better selection of new releases this week and some of the first major official bottlings this year, with the latest batch of Benriach 25 Year Old, Glenmorangie Bacalta Private Edition, the entry level vintage Knockando 12 Year Old 2004 and Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood Tree 3

Our top picks go to:

  1. TBWC’s Secret Distillery #2 15 Year Old (Glenmorangie) how often do you get an Indie Glenmo – not often!
  2. Cambus 1991 25 Year Old Cask# DL11353 Old Particular great old grain from a closed distillery at affordable prices thanks to Douglas Laing
  3. MacPhail’s 15 Year Old plus look out for their 20, 25, 30, etc year old if they haven’t sold out already – if they put their own name to it you know there is quality to be found in the bottle!

Sláinte!

Barry@TheWhiskyphiles

BenRiach

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Benriach 25 Year Old (70cl, 46.8%) £195

Cadenheads

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Linkwood 26 Year Old 1989 Small Batch (70cl, 51.4%) £125.32

Douglas Laing

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Cambus 1991 25 Year Old Cask# DL11353 Old Particular (70cl, 55.4%) £73.45

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Cameronbridge 1991 25 Year Old Old Particular (70cl, 54.4%) £60.45

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Caol Ila 1980 36 Year Old XOP (70cl, 57.4%) £345

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Glenrothes 2004 12 Year Old Old Particular (70cl, 48.4%) £60.95

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Macallan 1991 25 Year Old Cask #11489 XOP (70cl, 51.1%) £475

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Port Dundas 2004 12 Year Old DL11340 Old Particular (70cl, 48.4%) £36.95

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Strathclyde 1990 25 Year Old Old Particular (70cl, 51.5%) £74.95

Glenmorangie

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Glenmorangie Bacalta Private Edition (70cl, 46%) £78.95

Gordon & MacPhail

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Glen Spey 2004 Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) £41.33

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MacPhail’s 15 Year Old (70cl, 40%) £42.45

Knockando

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Knockando 12 Year Old 2004 (70cl, 43%) £32.83

Master Of Malt

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Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 Single Cask (70cl, 52.6%) £174.95

Midleton

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Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood Tree 3 (Virgin Irish Oak Collection) (70cl, 57.9%) £177.26

Saxa Vord

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Shetland Reel Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Batch 2 (70cl, 47%) £44.42

Signatory

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Ayrshire 17 Year Old 1998 Single Grain (70cl, 43%) £31.00

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Edradour 10 Year Old 2006 cask 232 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £50.14

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Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 cask 15963 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £49.64

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Inchmurrin 20 Year Old 1996 cask 31 (70cl, 43%) £40.13

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Mortlach 14 Year Old 2002 casks 12598 & 12599 (70cl, 43%) £40.15

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Mortlach 20 Year Old 1996 casks 195 & 196 Un-Chillfiltered (70cl, 46%) £52.85

That Boutique-Y Whisky Company

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Glen Keith 24 Year Old (50cl, 49.7%) £104.95

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Secret Distillery #2 15 Year Old (Glenmorangie) (50cl, 51%) £107.95