Six days to go, and Drinks by the Dram is making the most of the limited Advent time remaining by giving us another Scottish single malt whisky on Day #19 of the Whisky Advent Calendar!
Yesterday, a gorgeous Highland whisky was our reward for Advent patience. Today, we’re going even further into the same territory, to Scotland’s northernmost mainland whisky distillery. This is an adventure of a dram that will have you howling at the Christmas moon with joy!*
Yes, behind window #19 of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar is… Wolfburn Northland Single Malt!
Categories : Scotch Whisky
The 2016 Special Releases are available for Pre-Order now and we tasted them all last night, including the oldest ever Port Ellen!
When it comes to whisky releases, Diageo’s aptly named annual Special Releases always attract plenty of excitement each year. This year’s selection including whiskies from Port Ellen, Brora, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Cragganmore, Linkwood, Auchroisk, Mannochmore and Cambus distilleries, all of which (at the time of writing) are available to Pre-Order!
One thing you may notice, is that we’re not going to be doing our lotteries or charity auctions for any of these, as we have for some other exciting releases this year, and there’s a simple reason for that. Unlike the situation we had with the Yamazaki Sherry Cask, for example (or will have shortly with a certain collection of American whiskeys), Diageo have endeavoured to price the rarer releases at their ‘market value’. That’s why the prices went up so quickly a couple of years back as they bridged the gap before more or less levelling out (this year’s Port Ellen, from ever-depleting supplies, is £100 more than last year, an increase of around 4%, whereas there had been increases of 100% in recent years).