.cambus – 40yo

From the in 1993 closed Cambus grain distillery in the Lowlands of Scotland, owner Diageo has bottles its third ever and oldest official release as part of the 2016 Special Releases series the company released. This specific bottling only contained 1812 bottles, was distilled in 1975 and bottled in 2016... 52.7% abv, €750 single grain Nose: a herbal mix of … Continue reading .cambus – 40yo


.mannochmore – 25yo

In 1990, I was trying to grow my first moustache (there are pictures, but it might be better for the world to keep them off of the internet) and had yet to sip my first drop of whisky, beer, or any alcoholic beverage for that matter. This Mannochmore however was distilled that year and put … Continue reading .mannochmore – 25yo

.cragganmore – special releases 2016

Next in my lineup from the #SpecialReleases 2016 box we have received from Diageo Netherlands, is a no age statement Cragganmore, the only NAS in last year's series. Matured in refill and rejuvenated ex-Bourbon casks, as well as ex-Bodega (Sherry) casks. 55.7% abv, €450 single malt Nose: immediately, fresh green apples and the scent of fresh … Continue reading .cragganmore – special releases 2016

.caol ila – 15yo – unpeated style

An unpeated style Caol Ila is not that unheard of anymore. Since the introduction of the Special Releases in 2001, Diageo has had a regular addition of a differently aged unpeated Caol Ila added to their portfolio. This in 2000 distilled version has matured for 15 years in a combination of refill American Oak Hogsheads and refill … Continue reading .caol ila – 15yo – unpeated style