A chat with Drew Mayville, Buffalo Trace’s Master Blender

2015-10-23

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2015-11-16

My November Whisky Wishlist

2015-11-16

Yeap, I know this monthly selection comes a bit late this month – for the only reason that I was taking some fresh polluted air in South-eastern Asia for the past three weeks. I’m now back on track (and actually blessing jetlag for awaking me way too early so that I can come up with this long-overdue article) to bring you the most desirable whiskies of those past few weeks! Here we go…

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Koval Millet Whiskey

Koval Millet Whiskey

A 100% millet whisky from Koval, Chicago’s first distillery since Prohibition. Producing using locally sourced grain, this is aged in new Minnesotan oak and bottled from a single barrel.

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Littlemill 25 Years Old / 2015 Private Cellar Edition & Mini

Littlemill 25 Year Old / 2015 Private Cellar Edition & Mini

Despite the distillery closing in 1994, owners Loch Lomond have been releasing some of the now-mature stocks every year. The 2015 edition was distilled between December 17 1989 and April 4 1990 and has been bottled at 25 years old. Aged in a combination of ten American and European oak cask, it was married together in first-fill oloroso sherry casks. Limited to 1,500 bottles, this comes in a wooden box with a miniature, so you can try the whisky before you open the bottle.

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Yula – 20 Years Old

Yula 20 Year Old / Chapter One / Douglas Laing

Yula is a 20-year-old blended malt from Douglas Laing. Comprised of peated malt from Islay and the Islands, this has a maritime and smoky character.

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Caledonian “The Cally” 1974 – 40 Years Old (Diageo Special Releases)

Caledonian 'The Cally' 1974 / 40 Year Old / Special Releases

Part of Diageo’s Special Releases 2015. Aromas of toffee popcorn, grilled pineapple and honeycomb. Toasty and oaky, but not heavy.

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Bowmore -The Devil’s Cask III

Bowmore The Devil's Casks III / Double The Devil

The third and final appearance of The Devil’s Casks from Bowmore, this combines the features of the previous two. Both Pedro XimΓ©nez and oloroso sherry casks have been used, resulting in an intense and rich whisky with notes of coffee, salted treacle, chocolate fudge and dates

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