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Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Islay, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[9 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,603 views]
Auriverdes – the new Ardbeg on the block

Unless you’ve been living on a distant planet, you’ve probably heard quite a lot recently about the latest addition to the Ardbeg range (Limited edition, not core range – mind you). A fast recap for those with short term memory  : The name of Ardbeg Auriverdes derives from the colour of the golden whisky (auri) in Ardbeg’s iconic green bottle …

Glenmorangie, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[5 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 917 views]
Tasting Glenmorangie Companta

Finally I managed to sit down and write notes about this much spoken about and discussed dram. (This time not out laziness, but other reasons )  I won’t bore you with the details and PR blah blah, you can read that in one of my earlier posts (here) .
There was some debate about whether Companta really means “friendship” (like Cairdeas is …

Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 796 views]
Compass Box Peat monster 10th Anniversary release

Peat monster was first released 10 years ago and turned out to be Compass Box’s biggest seller, and I know many people who love that dram dearly and associate Compass Box with it. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, CB have released a special bottling (5,700 bottles) at 48.9%, consisting of Islay single malts distilled on the south shore of the …

Diageo, FOCM, Headline, Royal Lochnagar, Special Release, Talisker »

[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 918 views]
Royal Lochnagar and Talisker Triple Matured – Friends of the Classic Malts Exclusive Releases

A month or so ago Diageo has announced the release of the first two bottles of FOCM (Their fan club sort of) for the coming year (featured in our PR corner) , with a total of 5 such bottles from various classic malts ( malts.com ) distilleries. Why triple aged you ask? simple, they have been aged in 3 different …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[12 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 1,468 views]
Tasting The Arran Millennium Casks

Two weeks ago The Arran Whisky distillery has unveiled a new Charity whisky, which was produced on a very special date: 31st of December 1999. What is also special about this whisky is that it’s intended for charity: and a donation out of each bottle sold of those 7,800 bottles will go to the Arran Trust,a conservation charity which funds …

Diageo, Featured, Special Release »

[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,521 views]
Diageo Special Releases for 2013–official release

So after much speculation and rumours here comes the official 2013 special releases info from Diageo. as you can see, it’s not going to be cheap… (not that we thought it would). The highlights are of course, Brora 35, Port Ellen, and Lagavulin 37 yo which is the most expensive at almost 2,000 quid. feast your eyes, as most likely, …

Diageo, Headline, Special Release »

[28 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,673 views]
Diageo Announce 2012 Limited Edition Special Releases

It’s this time of year again, and Diageo the spirits giant is revealing its 2012 whisly special releases. not a lot to add other than : EXPENSIVE.
I suspect most of us whisky lovers (and not collectors) will not be able to afford any, and most will be gone in no time to the dusty shelves of whisky collectors / Investors.
Shame…

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Diageo, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, Rosebank, Special Release, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,465 views]
Tasting Rosebank 21yo  1990 Special Release

This baby was bottled for Diageo’s Special Releases edition in 2011. There are just 5,604 numbered bottles and the whisky was aged in refill American oak and refill European oak casks for 21 years. Littlemill has was mothballed in 1993 but Diageo still releases the odd bottle once in a while…
I think this is one of the first Rosebanks I’ve …