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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

Whisky Review: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

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 jminceycu12‘s tasting notes of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Sickeningly sweet with copious amounts of cinnamon. Are we sure this isn’t schnapps? Reminds me of good times in college but that’s about the only good I can pull from it. Nose Cinnamon syrup, Goldschläger. Palate Very sweet,… Read More

Jura unveils 21 Year Old single malt duo

Whyte & Mackay has announced a pair of 21 year old Jura single malt whiskies at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition in Singapore. The new releases fit within Jura’s new range, which was updated around a year ago. Jura 21 Year Old Time is matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in ex-peated whisky casks, before being bottled at 47.2% abv. This expression will be sold in travel retail exclusively from May, at a recommended retail price of £150 (€175 / $195). Jura 21 Year Old Tide is bottled at 46.7% abv, after being matured… Read More

Royal Salute 21 Year Old The Lost Blend debuts in duty-free

Royal Salute is adding an all new addition to its signature 21 Year Old range with The Lost Blend; Royal Salute’s very first peated whisky. Launched exclusively in Singapore from 1st May 2019, before becoming available in Duty Free stores around the world from July, The Lost Blend has been created by Royal Salute Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, who carefully selected aged whiskies from Scotland’s ‘lost’ distilleries to create the new blend. The Lost Blend is presented in Royal Salute’s all new packaging, created by award-winning illustrator Kristjana S. Williams, who is known internationally for her striking artwork, including on… Read More

Compass Box updates label and recipe of The Peat Monster

The Peat Monster, Compass Box’ heavily peated blended malt, has a distinctive new design. The old brown label will be replaced by a more colorful one, which The Painting Label. The packaging is not the only change: the whisky inside has been tweaked too. The Peat Monster has evolved into a 99% Islay blended malt. The latest version of the original Compass Box The Peat Monster, which was first created in 2003, contained malt whiskies from Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Ledaig, Ardmore and an undisclosed Highland malt. The new edition of Compass Box The Peat Monster contains 64% Caol… Read More

Whisky Review: Millstone 2013 Peated PX

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. 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 Angels_share‘s tasting notes of Millstone 2013 Peated PX. It was matured in first- and second-fill PX sherry casks. Very intense maturation. The PX cask worked well. It’s a slightly soiled and aggressive but powerful and very complex whisky. It’s… Read More