My July wishlists always tend to be my favourites… Because yay, it’s my Birthday month and I can expect some of my wishes to come true in July 😉 – Hence why this month’ wishlist will be a little bit extended… I’m a greedy person after all – and it’s not like there could be such a thing as “too much whisky” around here right ?!
Glen Scotia 25
A mid-2017 addition to the Glen Scotia range, this 25 year old single malt was drawn from some specially selected casks and married in first-fill bourbon barrels before being bottled at 48.8% ABV.
Bunnahabhain’s Stiùireadair single malt pays homage to the distillery’s shoreline on the north-east coast of Islay. They used whisky matured in first and second fill Sherry casks, with a leaning towards deliciously coastal malt.
Balcones True Blue
A cask strength edition of Balcones True Blue, produced in Waco, Texas, using blue corn. Certainly not something you see everyday – unless you work at the distillery, that is. We reckon this’ll be bloomin’ excellent – not to be missed!
Hazelwood 21 years old
21 year old blended Scotch whisky from William Grant’s handsome House of Hazelwood range. Presented in bottled inspired by the world of art deco, this rich expression lives up to all the gold hue of its presentation box with layers of honey and barley notes.
Jura Tastival 2017
This year’s Jura Tastival bottling, for this event that coincides with Fèis Ìle on Islay, was made using whiskies finished in American oak bourbon barrels and Douro Valley Port pipes from Graham’s. It’s presented at natural cask strength without chill-filtration.
Bladnoch Adela 15 years old
One of a trio of 2017 releases from Bladnoch celebrating the reopening of the distillery in the Lowland region. The Adela 15 Year Old expression is crafted using whiskies matured in both American and Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry butts.
Douglas Laing – Ben Nevis 20 years old 1997
The second release from Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Consortium of Cards series! This one is a 20 year old Ben Nevis, drawn from a refill butt which matured the single malt Scotch whisky from February 1997 to May 2017. 626 bottles were produced, featuring the King of Diamonds on the label – and it’s also been given the sub-name ‘King of the Hills’. Probably a reference to the Ben Nevis mountain, not the vastly underrated cartoon.