Tag Archives: Wine cask

Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection, 17yo, 1999, 51.3%

When I was on Islay, of course I didn’t just buy a shared bottle of Bunnahabhain Marsala Cask, we also went to Bowmore. We obviously went to Bowmore since we could see the distillery from our cottage, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Octomore 08.2/167ppm, 2008-2017, 8yo, 58.4%

Slowly but surely slightly older Octomore are being released. In the case of Octomore it’s a bit weird since the age on the label will not entirely reflect a decent price point. Mostly because producing the whisky is ridiculously expensive. … Continue reading

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BTC #8: Deanston 8, Handfilled, 57.8%

Another day, another dram. This one sat darkly in its bottle, so I went in with a slight prejudice towards its flavors and cask type. It didn’t really cost me in the end, since I’m spreading my guesses without actually … Continue reading

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BTC 2016, sample 3: Kilchoman 5, Sauternes Cask, 50%

Diminishing returns, already. But at least I’ve got another couple of points. 13, just for the ABV this time. I expected this whisky to be a Longrow because of its minerality, but it turned out to be a wine cask … Continue reading

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Longrow 2001-2015, 13yo, Chardonnay Cask, 56.7% – Springbank Society

I’ve been a member for the Springbank Society for about seven or eight years now, and while I did miss out on some bottles, most of them have found their way to my shelf. Most of them have also been … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2002-2016, 14yo, Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish, 46%

The second Tomatin of the three Limited Editions of 2016 is a spirit that matured in refill bourbon and was transferred to Cabernet Sauvignon casks afterwards. You can see it by its color, since it’s got a lovely red hue … Continue reading

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Benromach Sassicaia 2007 (bottled 2016), 45%

Benromach releases a Sassicaia finished whisky from their warehouses every year or so. They don’t come with an age, but they use a vintage instead. They go with vintages for a lot of the wood finished whiskies, while the older … Continue reading

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