New whisky releases Norway - November 2015

New whisky releases Norway - November 2015

New whisky releases Norway - November 2015A total of 47 whiskies are released in the monopoly stores of Norway on Friday November 6, at 8 am. A few of the listed whiskies are just new sizes of previously released products; notably the Remarkable Regional Malts from Douglas Laing. These new 5 cl bottles will make it easy for anyone curious to try these whiskies, but reluctant to spend the money on a full size bottle. I do hope we will see more miniature bottles at Vinmonopolet with time. It is a bit difficult to list recommendations this time around, as there is a wealth of choice, and many very good and/or very tempting whiskies. BenRiach is always exciting, Box Whisky are represented with releases two and three from their Early Days Collection, and a few of the Diageo Special Releases 2015 are here - with insane prices, as expected.

The new Norwegian whisky from Det Norske Brenneri - Eiktyrne - finally gets a release! Exciting new releases from Springbank and Arran. Scapa is extending their core range with Skiren - yet another sign that this is a distillery waking form a very long slumber (more on Scapa here).

I have to give a special mention to the GlenDronach Single Cask 2003 Norsk Whiskyforbund. I participated in selecting this cask myself. It was matured for eight years in 1st fill bourbon before receiving a four year finish in a Barolo cask.

As always you find links to the reviews already published in the list below.

Auchentoshan 2000 14 YO Old Particular (no 3511501), Skottland, NOK 995 Balblair Single Malt Vintage 1990 (no 3405301), Skottland, NOK 1199 BenRiach 1976 38 YO Peated Cask 541 (no 3415001), Skottland, NOK 5000 BenRiach 1985 29 YO Peated Cask 10318 (no 3414901), Skottland, NOK 2800 BenRiach 1987 27 YO Tawny Port Fin 3825 (no 3415101), Skottland, NOK 2800 BenRiach 1995 20 YO Classic Speys 74743 (no 3415301), Skottland, NOK 2000 BenRiach 1998 17 YO Triple Dist PX 6394 (no 3415201), Skottland, NOK 1850 BenRiach 1999 15 YO Olor Sherry Fin 8687 (no 3415401), Skottland, NOK 1500 BenRiach Dunder 18 YO Peated Rum Finish (no 3414401), Skottland, NOK 1300 BenRiach Latada 18 YO Peated Madeira Fin (no 3477201), Skottland, NOK 1300 Big Peat (5 cl) (no 3511003), Skottland, NOK 75 Big Peat Islay Christmas Edition 2015 (no 3511301), Skottland, NOK 790 Box The Challenger (50 cl) (no 3501202), Sverige, NOK 1100 Box The Explorer (50 cl) (no 3501102), Sverige, NOK 1100 Brora 37 YO Limited Edition (no 3406101), Skottland, NOK 11999 Bunnahabhain 1990 24 YO Old Particular (no 3511401), Skottland, NOK 1900 Bushmills 21 Years Old (no 1416701), Irland, NOK 999 Caol Ila 17 YO Unpeated (no 3406201), Skottland, NOK 999 Caol Ila Young and Feisty (no 3511201), Skottland, NOK 775 Clynelish 1997 18 YO Old Particular (no 3511701), Skottland, NOK 1400 Clynelish Second Edition 2015 Release (no 3405801), Skottland, NOK 5899 Dailuaine 34 Year Old Limited Release (no 3400601), Skottland, NOK 3999 Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition (no 3400701), Skottland, NOK 649 Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster (5 cl) (no 2226703), Skottland, NOK 75 Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie (5 cl) (no 2226603), Skottland, NOK 75 Eiktyrne (50 cl) (no 3521902), Norge, NOK 549 Eilan Gillan Islay Single Malt (no 3500901), Skottland, NOK 550 Eilan Gillan Speyside Single Malt (no 3501001), Skottland, NOK 499 Glen Spey 1999 15 YO Old Particular (no 3511101), Skottland, NOK 895 GlenDronach Single Cask 2003 Norsk Whiskyforbund (no 3400401), Skottland, NOK 995 Glenfiddich The Original (no 3545001), Skottland, NOK 899 Lagavulin 12 YO Limited Edition (no 3406701), Skottland, NOK 879 Laphroaig 1997 Cask Strength (Cask By Cask) (no 3550001), Skottland, NOK 2499 Longrow Red Fresh Pinot Noir Casks (no 3501301), Skottland, NOK 950 Machrie Moor Cask Strength 2nd Ed. 2015 (no 3531001), Skottland, NOK 850 Machrie Moor The Peated Arran 6th Releas (no 5328301), Skottland, NOK 725 Mortlach 1989 26 YO XOP (no 3511601), Skottland, NOK 3500 Pittyvaich 25 YO Limited Release (no 3405901), Skottland, NOK 2699 Port Ellen 32 YO Limited Edition (no 3406001), Skottland, NOK 19999 Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt (5 cl) (no 1258703), Skottland, NOK 75 Scapa Skiren (no 3506001), Skottland, NOK 599 Spey 12 YO (no 3414101), Skottland, NOK 850 Spey Chairman`s Choice (no 3414301), Skottland, NOK 1220 Spey Tenné (no 3414201), Skottland, NOK 775 Springbank 12 YO Cask Strength Batch 11 53,8% (no 3501501), Skottland, NOK 850 The Cally 40 YO Limited Release (no 3405701), Skottland, NOK 7999 The Fat Trout Blended (no 4388602), Skottland, NOK 240

Sláinte! - Thomas

Fujikai 10 YO

Fujikai 10 YO

Highland Park The Sword - Viking Collection

Highland Park The Sword - Viking Collection