Latest added in the Whisky news category

TASTING SIX ARRAN

Arran 10 yo (46%, OB, +/- 2009) – Arran 12 yo (46%, OB, 2009) – Arran 12 yo 1996 ‘The Peacock Ltd Edition’ (46%, OB, 6000 bottles, 2009) – Arran NAS ‘Pomerol Bordeaux Wine Cask’ (50%, OB, 9420 bottles, bottled 2009) – Arran 12 yo 1996/2008 (54.7%, Master of Malt, Refill Sherry Hog, 301 bottles) – Arran 12 yo 1996/2009 (55.7%, Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, cask #96/723, 656 bottles)


New whisky: Johnnie Walker “Double Black”

Johnnie Walker Black Label has more smoke than many blends do to start with. They’re kicking it up a notch with this new “Double Black” version.

Here’s what harpers.co.uk has to say about it (sorry about the small picture):

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Review: Lagavulin 12 year old (2009 release)

Still continuing with these very nice Diageo Special Release whiskies for 2009…

Lagavulin, 12 year old, 57.9%, $75
The aroma is tightly bound, but a little water releases it nicely. A powerful dram, with tarry, leafy, coal ash, caramel apple, …


TASTING TWO BALVENIE

Balvenie 15 yo 1989/2008 ‘Single Barrel’ (47.8%, OB, cask #13493) – Balvenie 1974/1987 (56%, Duthie for Samaroli, 408 bottles)

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TASTING TWO 1990 GLEN GARIOCH AND A BONUS

Glen Garioch 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.8%, Adelphi, cask, #2697, 234 bottles) – Glen Garioch 1990/2007 (57.1%, Mackillop’s Choice, cask #10291) – Glen Garioch 1976/1985 (50.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.1) – Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB, Auxil, France, 75cl, …


TASTING TWO BALVENIE

Balvenie 15 yo 1989/2008 ‘Single Barrel’ (47.8%, OB, cask #13493) – Balvenie 1974/1987 (56%, Duthie for Samaroli, 408 bottles)


TASTING TWO 1990 GLEN GARIOCH AND A BONUS

Glen Garioch 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.8%, Adelphi, cask, #2697, 234 bottles) – Glen Garioch 1990/2007 (57.1%, Mackillop’s Choice, cask #10291) – Glen Garioch 1976/1985 (50.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.1) – Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB, Auxil, France, 75cl, +/-1991)


New: Knappogue Castle 1994 Vintage Irish Whiskey

There’s a new Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey hitting the shelves. This one is a 1994 vintage and it’s limited to 1,000 individually numbered, hand-signed bottles (by President Mark Andrews). Price: $100.

Interestingly, the back label says the whiskey is triple-distilled. …


TASTING THREE GLENROTHES

Glenrothes ‘Alba Reserve’ (40%, OB, +/-2009) – Glenrothes 1994/2006 (43%, OB) – Glenrothes 18 yo 1990/2009 (46%, The Single Malts of Scotland, refill sherry, cask #3331, 385 bottles)

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TASTING THREE GLENROTHES

Glenrothes ‘Alba Reserve’ (40%, OB, +/-2009) – Glenrothes 1994/2006 (43%, OB) – Glenrothes 18 yo 1990/2009 (46%, The Single Malts of Scotland, refill sherry, cask #3331, 385 bottles)