This week’s new scotch whisky releases embody Port Charlotte’s oldest-ever age assertion, a small batch collection from The Glasgow Distillery, and a tongue-in-cheek 50 yr previous from Decadent Drinks. 

Port Charlotte 18 12 months Outdated 

The new release from Port Charlotte: an 18 Year Old. The new release from Port Charlotte: an 18 Year Old.

Bruichladdich has unveiled its oldest expression of Port Charlotte so far: an 18-year-old. Port Charlotte, a closely peated model of Bruichladdich whisky, was first distilled in 2001.

The discharge marks a big milestone for the model, demonstrating how far it has come since its inception. Adam Hannett, Head Distiller, shared his pleasure in regards to the milestone: “This can be a particular second in my profession and it’s a privilege to lastly share our Port Charlotte 18 12 months Outdated with the world”.

“That is the oldest expression of Port Charlotte we’ve launched so far and it’s an actual marker in time. It showcases how far the model has come since its inception in 2001”.

Distilled, matured, and bottled on Islay, Port Charlotte’s peaty profile makes it a basic Islay expression, showcasing the smoke that the island is legendary for.

The growing old course of came about in a mixture of refill sherry casks (74%) and refill French oak wine casks (26%), contributing to a singular taste profile.

Tasting notes function “fig, candy sultanas, and raisins” on the nostril, adopted by peat smoke and tobacco. On the palate, count on “darkish fruits and chocolate” adopted by “toasted spices […] orange citrus, cinder toffee, and honey”.

Priced at £175 (~$222), the limited-edition Port Charlotte 18 12 months Outdated is out there for purchase online and thru choose specialist retailers.

The Glasgow Distillery 1770 Small Batch Sequence

The new small batch releases from The Glasgow Distillery, finished in three different cask types. The new small batch releases from The Glasgow Distillery, finished in three different cask types.

The most recent releases from The Glasgow Distillery are three restricted version expressions of their esteemed Glasgow 1770 Small Batch Sequence. The brand new additions embody Tequila Cask End, Manzanilla Sherry Cask, and Calvados Cask End.

The Tequila Cask End, triple distilled from unpeated malted barley, was first matured in an ex-bourbon cask earlier than being completed in a tequila cask for over two years. It’s described as having notes of “honey, lemon, lime citrus, honeydew melon, and milk chocolate”.  It has a power of 55.3% ABV and an RRP of £59 (~$75).

The Manzanilla Sherry Cask, double distilled from unpeated malted barley, was absolutely matured in a refill Manzanilla Sherry butt that beforehand held peated single malt. Bottled at 59% ABV, this expression boasts notes of “saline smoke, plum, dried apricot, tropical papaya, leather-based, tobacco, darkish chocolate, and espresso”. It additionally retails at £59 (~$75).

Lastly, the Calvados Cask End was initially matured in a first-fill ex-bourbon cask earlier than being completed in a French Calvados cask for over two years. It gives flavors of “contemporary inexperienced apple, poached pear, baked apple pie, and nutmeg spice”. Retailing at £59 (~$75), the whisky was bottled in 2023 at 58.7%.

All the expressions are additionally restricted in quantity. The Tequila Cask End is made up of 272 bottles. The Manzanilla Sherry Cask has 813 bottles. And, lastly, the Calvados Cask End includes 270 bottles.

All three whiskies are non-chill filtered and of pure colour. They are often bought by way of The Glasgow Distillery website.

Decadent Drinks 50 12 months Outdated Vatted Grain 

The new release from Decadent Drinks: a 50 Year Old Vatted Grain NASThe new release from Decadent Drinks: a 50 Year Old Vatted Grain NAS

Decadent Drinks, the corporate based by Angus MacRaild of WhiskyFun, has unveiled a brand new 50 12 months Outdated Vatted Grain Whisky. 

The discharge is a part of the corporate’s Noteable Age Statements collection, which has beforehand featured a 50 Year Old Armagnac

Decadent Drinks is understood for its tongue-in-cheek method to advertising and marketing. For instance, the acronym by which this collection is understood, NAS, could be confused for ‘no age assertion’. In precise truth, this whisky is half a century previous. 

Distilled in 1972 and matured for 50 years in a refill cask, the whisky was bottled at cask power. You should buy the Decadent Drinks 50 12 months Outdated Vatted Grain now for £285 (~$362) on the Decadent Drinks website





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