New whisky releases Norway - May 2018

New whisky releases Norway - May 2018

New whisky releases Norway - May 2018On Friday May 4 we will have 71 new whisky products available in Norway. Admittedly a few of these are re-releases of older products, but still - there is a lot to delight in here. I have noticed a few odd bits of info in the official registrations at our monopoly. Maybe someone out there can help answer these:

  • Duncan Taylor releases a 6 year old Girvan in their Rare Auld selection. Does not sound very old or very rare to me..
  • Highland Queen 1561 30 YO (!) and priced just a few Norwegian kroner above the NAS version? Wow!
  • The Irish are not bound by the rules of SWA but still, this product name will turn a few whisky heads I presume: Hyde No. 6 - 18 YO Single Malt & 8 YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey Sherry Finish

I will review more of the new whiskies over the coming couple of weeks. Stay tuned and good luck!

** UPDATE: Have crossed out three whiskies as they were technical re-registrations **

Ardbeg Grooves (46 %) (8347001), SCO, NOK 1249,90 Ardmore Peated 2008 9 YO #1911664 (Duncan Taylor Octave) (53,1 %) (10046401), SCO, NOK 1095 Armorik Millésime 2002, 2016 Edition, 13 YO (56,3 %) (10046001), FRA, NOK 1395,80 Armorik Maitre de Chai 2009 7 YO #3348 et 3349 (2016) (46 %) (10045901), FRA, NOK 949,90 Armorik Sherry Cask (46 %) (10045801), FRA, NOK 774,90 Armorik Triagoz (46 %) (10046201), FRA, NOK 848,30 Balblair 2011 6 YO (AD Rattray Cask Collection) (59,7 %) (8355501), SCO, NOK 1049 Balmenach 2010 7 YO (AD Rattray Cask Collection) (57,5 %) (8355801), SCO, NOK 1049 Bowmore 1982 - Loch Indaal Catch (Wemyss) (46 %) (1819201), SCO, NOK 7950 Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008 (50 %) (10092001), SCO, NOK 1099 Bruichladdich Black Art 5 1992 (48,4 %) (10049001), SCO, NOK 3499 Bruichladdich Octomore Masterclass_08.1 (59,3 %) (10091801), SCO, NOK 1799 Bruichladdich The Organic 2009 (50 %) (10092101), SCO, NOK 1099 Bunnahabhain 1968 45 YO (Duncan Taylor Tantalus) (41,2 %) (10079701), SCO, NOK 12488 Bunnahabhain 2002 14 YO - Lemon Butter Sole (Wemyss) (46 %) (10046801), SCO, NOK 1198,90 Cask Islay (46 %) (8355301), SCO, NOK 699 Clynelish 1997 20 YO - Continental Platter (Wemyss) (46 %) (10046701), SCO, NOK 1448,20 Creative The Exclusive Blend 1991 21 YO (46 %) (2161801), SCO, NOK 1179,50 Distillations Whisky by Bache-Gabrielsen (41,2 %) (10067101), SCO, NOK 499 Girvan 2009 8 yo #2115383 (Duncan Taylor Octave) (52,4 %) (10080401), SCO, NOK 896,30 Girvan 2011 6 YO #2114253 (Duncan Taylor Rare Auld) (53,1 %) (10080301), SCO, NOK 857 Glen Garioch 1991 25 YO (Duncan Taylor Dimensions) (47 %) (10079901), SCO, NOK 2192 Glen Moray 1988 26 YO (Duncan Taylor Single Cask) (45,7 %) (10079801), SCO, NOK 2498 Glen Spey 1991 25 YO (AD Rattray Cask Collection) (47,4 %) (8355901), SCO, NOK 1996 Glenrothes 1996 21 YO - Fruit and Nut Bake (Wemyss) (46 %) (10046901), SCO, NOK 1547,50 Highland Park Full Volume (47,2 %) (10096201), SCO, NOK 949,90 Highland Park The Dark 17 YO (52,9 %) (10096301), SCO, NOK 2129,90 Highland Park The Light 17 YO (52,9 %) (10096001), SCO, NOK 2129,90 Highland Queen 1561 30 YO (40 %) (8357101), SCO, NOK 430 Highland Queen 1561 Blended Scotch Whisky (40 %) (8357201), SCO, NOK 390 Hyde 8 YO Single Grain Cask Strength Irish Whiskey (59 %) (8355401), IRE, NOK 1039,30 Hyde No. 6 - 18 YO Single Malt & 8 YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey Sherry Finish (46 %) (8355601), IRE, NOK 799 Iconic Speyside 2008 8 YO #2914784 (Duncan Taylor Octave) (53,4 %) (10046601), SCO, NOK 975 Invergordon 1988 29 YO #8134 (Duncan Taylor Rare Auld) (52 %) (10080001), SCO, NOK 1999 Label 5 Classic Black (50 cl) (40 %) (8328102), SCO, NOK 237,90 Laphroaig 27 YO (41,7 %) (8329601), SCO, NOK 4999,90 Lauder's 15 Y.O. (40 %) (10056601), SCO, NOK 899,90 Ledaig 1997 (Svenska Eldvatten) (50,3 %) (2161501), SCO, NOK 1600 Ledaig 2005 LMDW (56,6 %) (8131701), SCO, NOK 1799 Linkwood 1995 - Honeysuckle Bower (Wemyss) (46 %) (2162101), SCO, NOK 1490 Longrow Red 11 YO (56 %) (10021201), SCO, NOK 1190 Macallan Edition No. 3 (48,3 %) (10096101), SCO, NOK 959,70 Mackmyra Skördetid (46,1 %) (10082801), SWE, NOK 899,90 Mackmyra Ten Years (46,1 %) (10082601), SWE, NOK 899,90 Michter's US1 Toasted Barrel Finish Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (54,1 %) (10015801), USA, NOK 1199,90 Mortlach 1998 - Gingerbread House (Wemyss) (46 %) (10009701), SCO, NOK 1795,10 North British 1991 25 YO (AD Rattray Cask Collection) (58,5 %) (8361501), SCO, NOK 1586 North British 1991 25 YO ex-sherry #5913009 (Duncan Taylor Rare Auld) (52,6 %) (10080101), SCO, NOK 1892 Prometheus Speyside 26 YO (47 %) (10049901), SCO, NOK 5499 Prometheus Speyside 27 YO (47 %) (10049101), SCO, NOK 5799 Samaroli Evolution (47 %) (1116401), SCO, NOK 3500 Samaroli Evolution Cask Strength Limited Edition (47 %) (1818701), SCO, NOK 3600 Springbank 12 YO Cask Strength (57 %) (10026601), SCO, NOK 990 Springbank 25 YO (46 %) (10026001), SCO, NOK 4490 Springbank Local Barley 10 YO (57 %) (10021101), SCO, NOK 1290 Strathclyde 1990 27 YO ex-sherry #6411539 (Duncan Taylor Rare Auld) (53,5 %) (10080201), SCO, NOK 1991,10 Strathmill 1992 24 YO #9913699 (Duncan Taylor) (51 %) (10046301), SCO, NOK 2276 Stronachie 10 YO (43 %) (8355701), SCO, NOK 699 The Glenlivet 12 YO / 15 YO / 18 YO (3x20cl) (41 %) (8367108), SCO, NOK 544,70 The Glover by Adelphi 22 YO (53,1 %) (3817301), SCO/JPN, NOK 13500 The Huntly 1997 19 YO #2213925 (Duncan Taylor Octave) (53,6 %) (10046501), SCO, NOK 1499 Tomatin 36 YO (46 %) (8316601), SCO, NOK 4999 Wemyss Nectar Grove (46 %) (10009501), SCO, NOK 785,40 Wemyss Peat Chimney Batch Strength Batch No.1 (57 %) (10009201), SCO, NOK 813 Wemyss Spice King 8 YO (40 %) (1595101), SCO, NOK 640 Wemyss Treacle Chest Batch 1 (46 %) (10009401), SCO, NOK 799,90 Wemyss Vanilla Burst batch 1 (46 %) (10009301), SCO, NOK 766 West Cork Irish Whiskey Bourbon Cask (40 %) (8330001), IRE, NOK 387

Sláinte! - Thomas

Glen Spey 1991 25 YO (A.D. Rattray Cask Collection)

Glen Spey 1991 25 YO (A.D. Rattray Cask Collection)

Nordic whisky #191 - Grythyttan Vätte

Nordic whisky #191 - Grythyttan Vätte