Cadenhead’s Whisky February 2019 – Scotch Whisky News

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IT’S WHISKY FEBRUARY 2019 

2019 – The year of change and challenge

Its a busy old year so far what with Brexit and the stories of panic almost daily anyone would think we are all going crazy!

But fear not, whisky will still be made and bottled, we will still be offering the same level of service and more over planning ahead for what is shaping up to be one of the most incredible years in the whisky world.

We have been advising as many as possible to look beyond the label, is age more important than taste?

Some of our top drams have not been the rare old 40 year old Vintage I can’t cope.com! Indeed like the list of new drams below some of our top tasting top selling drams have been below 15 years in the cask.

A few examples are Miltonduff 12 54.8%VOL, Ord 13 56.5% and Kilkerran 8 cask strength for a power packed taste or the 12 for the most delightfully flavoursome whiskies on the planet.

No collection is ever complete with-out the Springbank 10 46% always has been always will be the most complete drams of all time.

So have a look at the range below but might I draw your attention to the 9-10 year olds along with the older vintages, wood management has drastically improved over the years we are lucky to be in at the start of a new period with some stunning flavour packed whiskies made in some of the worlds most iconic distilleries and of course the new distilleries that will soon start to take a well earned place in the pantheon of whiskies in our store.

The fist release of 2019 is Cadenhead’s Small Batch now then a small release from Campbeltown.

THE RANGE

CAMERONBRIDGE 1984 34 YEARS OLD 52.8%VOL -70CL – Small Barrel Single Cask

NOSE: Caramel waffles, flaked almonds, white chocolate cheesecake. Satsumas, dried banana chips and coconut milk.

PALATE: Caramel tuille, faint golden rum notes, muscovado sugar, milk chocolate, soft spice and rye notes.

FINISH: Gingerbread, golden syrup, dry vermouth and almost a little hoppy.

 

TULLIBARDINE 1993 25 YEARS OLD 43.2%VOL – 70CL – SINGLE CASK

NOSE: Lychee, spearmint and eucalyptus. orange blossom water, peach skins and candied ginger.

PALATE: Traditional cloudy lemonade, banana loaf, orange sherbet and coffee beans.

FINISH: Very juicy, with creme brûlée, blanched almonds, green apple skins and pears in syrup.

 

PORT DUNDAS 1988 29 YEARS OLD 51.3%VOL – 70CL – SINGLE CASK

NOSE: Thick, rich and oily. Rapeseed oil, grapes, avocados and hints of pork scratchings and ginger-beer.

PALATE: Golden syrup, melted butter on wholemeal toast. Rye bread, sweetcorn and apple sauce.

FINISH: Brandy snaps, poppy seeds, watermelon and grated ginger.

 

BENRINNES 2000 18 YEARS OLD 57.5%VOL – 70CL – SMALL BATCH 4 X BARRELS – Very Limited stocks

Rich and fruity, figs, white chocolate, raspberries, mango and a touch of pineapple cake.

Old School fruitiness, tropical fruits with a slight earth edge. Peaches, passion fruit, lychee and apricots with creamy yoghurt and vanilla custard

Long, slightly drying and then growing syrupy fruity notes.

 

BENRIACH – GLENLIVET 2008 10 YEARS OLD 57.6%VOL – 70CL – SMALL BATCH 2 X HOGSHEADS

Aniseed, dried apricots, whole olives, rosemary and touches of linseed oil.

Burnt sugar, quite earthy with an almost phenolic note. Very oily with praline, granite, salted butter and peanut butter.

Long and drying, earthy and flinty before orange and lime notes build.

 

ORD 2008 10 YEARS OLD 57.7%VOL – 70CL – SMALL BATCH 2 X HOGSHEADS

Almost medicinal, creamy, with a slight flinty note, raw honeycomb, goats cheese and banana peel.

Lime, pickles, geraniums, edible flowers with pistachio nuts and praline.

Light and floral before finishing with hints of rock salt, mezcal and lemongrass.

 

TOMATIN 2008 10 YEARS OLD 55.5%VOL – 70CL – SMALL BATCH 3 X HOGSHEADS

Malty, barley lofts and icing sugar. Pear skins, almond milk and honey.

More honey, with lemongrass, elderflower and caramel shortbread. Grape skins, olive oil and green bananas with touches of coconut and all spice.

Initial spice then growing floral notes along with marshmallows and salted popcorn.

 

BUNNAHABHAIN 2009 9 YEARS OLD 58.9%VOL – 70CL – SMALL BATCH 2 X HOGSHEADS (ISLAY)

Soft and oily to start with distant peat. Olive oil, pecan pie and faint antiseptic cream.

Nutty and creamy with lemon, peach syrup and raspberry coulis, hints of engine oil, beeswax and chives,

Long and oily, a distant harbour with diesel and green bananas.

 

CRAIGELLACHIE – GLENLIVET 2009 9 YEARS OLD 55.1% VOL – SMALL BATCH 2 X HOGSHEADS

Juicy fruits, pineapple sweets, mangoes and butterscotch. Sticky toffee pudding and vanilla ice cream.

Soft ashy notes, quite earthy with vanilla, whipped cream and maple syrup.

Dry spices, cinnamon, cassia bark mixed in with lemon icing and coconut flakes.

 

GLENROTHES-GLENLIVET 2009 9 YEARS OLD 65.3%VOL – 70CL – SMALL BATCH 3 X HOGSHEADS

Vanilla, golden syrup and hints of nougat and chocolate sprinkles. Faint green tea notes with butterscotch.

Lemon drizzle cake, touches of white pepper, freshly mown grass, autumnal forests with blackberries and raisin butter.

Tingling spices give way to warm toffee sauce and cranberries.

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