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Whisky Review: Bowmore 1991 (Antique Lions of Spirits)

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. During this month, we’ll share 10 of the most entertaining, informative, unique or spot-on whisk(e)y reviews with the rest of the world. Every three days, a whisky review of one of the 50,000+ Whisky Suggest App users is selected as Featured Whisky Review. Today we’re sharing aleZoSo‘s tasting notes of Bowmore 1991 (Antique Lions of Spirits). The best thing I’ve ever experienced. It’s so difficult to explain how I felt drinking this spectacular dram. Nose Iodine, chocolate, coffee, hint of cinnamon, fruity, dried apricots and peat (just a bit). Very complex. Read More

Hunter Laing introduces first Feis Ile release

The Scotch whisky distiller, blender and bottler Hunter Laing & Co. releases Scarabus Specially Selected at Feis Ile 2019, the Islay Festival of Music and Whisky. The first drams of Scarabus will be poured at a number of tours and tastings throughout the festival at Hunter Laing & Co.’s newly opened distillery on the island, Ardnahoe. It will also be available exclusively for purchase there until next month. Scarabus, meaning ‘rocky place’ in Nordic, is named after a mystical area of Islay and is described as a whisky for those with a curious mind and an eye for… Read More

Whisky Rumours: May Edition

In the United States, all alcoholic beverage manufacturers must submit the labels of their products to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval. These labels are published on the TTB website under the Freedom of Information Act, which means that they’re available to see before the whiskies are released. Although it’s definitely not a guarantee that the submitted labels will actually end up on whisky bottles, or that these bottles will be released in any country other than the US, it is very interesting to look at. We all love rumours, right? These are some… Read More

Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Double Black

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. During this month, we’ll share 10 of the most entertaining, informative, unique or spot-on whisk(e)y reviews with the rest of the world. Every three days, a whisky review of one of the 50,000+ Whisky Suggest App users is selected as Featured Whisky Review. Today we’re sharing ChrisM‘s tasting notes of Johnnie Walker Double Black. This whisky is an ode to Man, by Man. This is a construction. It’s not the nectar that the gods of whisky gave to men by some happy combination of clear water, magnificent barley or some other… Read More

Balvenie introduces new ‘Stories’ range

Speyside distillery The Balvenie has announced the launch of a new collection of whiskies: The Balvenie Stories range. The Balvenie Stories range includes the 12 year old The Sweet Toast of American Oak, the 14 year old The Week of Peat and the 26 year old A Day of Dark Barley. The three new expressions of The Balvenie all tell a human story; those of Apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie using Kentucky Virgin oak to make a fruitier Balvenie, former distillery manager Ian Millar introducing smoke from Speyside peat, and malt master David Stewart using an unusually brittle barley. Read More

Event Horizon is Octomore’s Feis Ile 2019 bottling

Bruichladdich has revealed details of this year’s release for Feis Ile 2019, Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt: Octomore Event Horizon. This super-heavily peated Octomore spirit, reaching 162.6PPM, was distilled in 2007. It has matured exclusively in Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez butts from Fernando de Castilla in Spain. Four casks were hand selected and combined to create a whisky that, having celebrated its 12th birthday in February this year, is the oldest Octomore released to date. Adam Hannett, Head Distiller of Bruichladdich Distillery: “The flavour profile is unbelievable, huge smoke, huge dried fruit notes and an earthy, rounded… Read More

Whisky Review: Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Cognac Cask Finish

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. During this month, we’ll share 10 of the most entertaining, informative, unique or spot-on whisk(e)y reviews with the rest of the world. Every three days, a whisky review of one of the 50,000+ Whisky Suggest App users is selected as Featured Whisky Review. Today we’re sharing flicflak‘s tasting notes of Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Cognac Cask Finish. A quality blend, tasty whiskey with a different finish than other whiskies, and its limited edition so get it while you can! . Nose Definitely a cognac nose, rich grapes, oily and dark fruits, like… Read More

Jack Daniel’s introduces Legacy Edition 2

Jack Daniel’s have revealed the second release in their Legacy Edition series, which launched in 2018 and showcases limited edition variations of labels used throughout the brand’s history. The label of Legacy Edition 2 was inspired by one of the distillery’s earliest black labels, dating back to the early 1900s. “Everyone recognizes Jack’s trademark black label, but very few realize that the Jack Daniel’s label has undergone many variations over the years, most of which looked very different from the one we know today,” said Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett. “This second release in our Legacy Edition series… Read More

Whisky Review: Benromach 10 Year Old 100° Proof

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. During this month, we’ll share 10 of the most entertaining, informative, unique or spot-on whisk(e)y reviews with the rest of the world. Every three days, a whisky review of one of the 50,000+ Whisky Suggest App users is selected as Featured Whisky Review. Today we’re sharing praisethepasta‘s tasting notes of Benromach 10 Year Old 100° Proof. Impressive whisky, quite a different animal than the classic 10 year old at 43% ABV. An absolute belter of a whisky, but not for the fainthearted as this takes you on quite a ride. Nose Red… Read More

Laphroaig Càirdeas 2019 revealed

Laphroaig distillery has revealed the 2019 edition of the annual Càirdeas release, a bottling reserved exclusively for the Friends of Laphroaig and for the Fèis Ìle festival on Islay. Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood Cask Strength has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels, followed by maturation in quarter casks and ex-oloroso sherry casks. It’s bottled at cask strength (51.4% abv) without chill filtration and will be sold online for £77 (€89 / $99) per 70cl bottle. Some bottles will be available at the Laphroaig distillery shop during Fèis Ìle later this month, too. Càirdeas Triple Wood is the successor of last… Read More