A new feature on the blog, I am going to start a fairly regular (I am not going to say weekly as there is no guarantee of whiskies available that regularly) round up of some of the recent new Whisky releases on the market.
Glenmorangie's vintage collection reveals a whisky of implausible harmony
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 takes its rich plum character from two parcels of whisky which, ordinarily, would never be brought together. One was finished in oloroso sherry casks for sweetness and spice. It seems utterly incongruous with the other, finished in Burgundy casks for earthy and truffle notes. Yet, united with skill, their contrasts create this surprisingly mellow 26-year-old limited edition – the latest in a collection exploring some of the Distillery’s most prized parcels of aged whisky.
Glenmorangie is renowned as one of the pioneers of wood-finishing. In 1991, when this whisky’s spirit was distilled, that art was still in its infancy. But even then, the Distillery’s whisky creators were alive to the possibilities that a wood finish could bring. And so, they began a period of intense experimentation, intent on creating new techniques and flavours.
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2019 Release
Loch Gorm is Kilchomans annually released sherry matured limited edition. The loch, murky and peaty in colour, reflects the dark coppery tone of the sherry matured Loch Gorm release.
As the only release in our range to be fully matured in sherry casks (from filling to bottling), Loch Gorm has always attracted special attention from whisky fans, especially given that just 15,000 bottles will be released.
Loch Gorm has been evolving over the years, each new edition containing a different combination of casks. This year Anthony has selected twenty oloroso sherry butts from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, meaning that for the first time Loch Gorm will contain 12 and 13 year old casks.
Available to purchase from Monday 8th April from Kilchoman Direct
Glendronach 1992 26 Year Old The Whisky Shop Exclusive
This single cask from GlenDronach has been selected and bottled exclusively for customers of The Whisky Shop. Distilled in 1992 and matured for 26 years in a single sherry cask, it has been bottled at a strength of 50% abv and is limited to just 469 bottles.
The Whisky Shop Exclusive and £239.00 - Buy Now from The Whisky Shop
Cameronbridge 27 year old Elements Series Air
Introducing the next in the Old Particular Elements series: "Air" - a Cameronbridge 27 Years Old. Float away on a palate of puff candy, green fruits, shortbread & allspice with this Single Grain, bottled at Cask Strength.