New whisky releases Norway - November 2016

New whisky releases Norway - November 2016

New whisky releases Norway - November 2016It's that time of year again. The big pre-Christmas release of whisky in Norway. This always occurs on the first Friday of November, and the Oslo whisky festival is always held the same weekend. A perfect storm of whisky fun, if you like. This time we can enjoy 80+ releases. Most are new releases, but there are a few re-releases as well. You will find all of the Diageo Special release 2016 whiskies. Notable here is the massive price difference on the Diageo Special releases when you compare Norway and Sweden.

I've said it before, but it I will repeat it again - expensive whisky is reasonably priced in Norway compared to most anywhere else in the world. A couple of examples: Port Ellen 37 YO Limited Edition will cost NOK 21 999 compared to SEK 29 999, Brora 38 YO Limited Edition will cost NOK 11 999 compared to SEK 17 399. That's a bizarre difference!

I am very excited to see two new Norwegian whiskies launched! Two releases of Gjoleid from Arcus, this time 'almost 5 yo'. There is a ton of old Glenfarclas, many Cadenhead Small Batch releases, and of course the Big Peat Christmas Edition.

As always I have linked to reviews where I have already had a chance to try the whiskies:

Aberlour 16 YO (no 5929801), Scotland, NOK 675 Aberlour 18 YO (no 5929901), Scotland, NOK 800 Aberlour 25 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6830401), Scotland, NOK 1700 Adelphi's Fascadale 12 YO batch 3 (no 9872301), Scotland, NOK 756,20 Amrut Raj Igala (no 6367401), India, NOK 640 Amrut Single Malt Whisky Intermediate Sherry (no 9589001), India, NOK 1106,50 Ardmore Heavily Peated (Cooper's Choice) (no 5425701), Scotland, NOK 930 Armorik Dervenn (no 6080901), France, NOK 970 Armorik Maitre de Chai 7 YO Limited edition 2015 No 3348-3349 (no 6225201), France, NOK 998 Armorik Millésime 2002 2015 Edition 13 YO No 3260 (no 6207901), France, NOK 1275 Auchentoshan 17 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6829601), Scotland, NOK 1400 Auchentoshan 2001 9 YO cask #800119 (Cooper's Choice) (no 9771101), Scotland, NOK 706,20 Auchroisk 25 YO Limited Edition (no 6391301), Scotland, NOK 2399,90 Balvenie 12 YO Single Barrel First Fill (no 5496001), Scotland, NOK 849,90 Ben Nevis 1996 19 YO Port Finish (Cooper's Choice) (no 5425501), Scotland, NOK 1600 BenRiach 17 YO Pedro Ximenez Finish (no 6821401), Scotland, NOK 1150 BenRiach 1998 17 YO Triple Distilled PX Cask 6394 (no 3415201), Scotland, NOK 1850 BenRiach 21 YO Tawny Port Finish (no 6821301), Scotland, NOK 1650 Big Peat Christmas Islay Blended Malt 2016 Edition (no 6830601), Scotland, NOK 849,60 Blair Athol 19 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6830201), Scotland, NOK 1400 Brora 38 YO Limited Edition (no 6392001), Scotland, NOK 11999,90 Bunnahabhain 2001 14 YO (Cooper's Choice) (no 5425901), Scotland, NOK 1400 Cadenhead Blend Light Creamy Vanilla Batch 2 23 YO (no 6830301), Scotland, NOK 1300 Caledonian 28 YO Cadenhead Single Cask (no 6829501), Scotland, NOK 2990 Cambus 1991 24 YO No 79877 Cask Strength (Cooper's Choice) (no 6821001), Scotland, NOK 1600 Cambus 40 YO Limited Release (no 6391501), Scotland, NOK 6499,90 Cameronbridge 1995 21 YO cask #11198 (Cooper's Choice) (no 6821101), Scotland, NOK 1200 Chichibu Chibidaru Single Malt (no 999601), Japan, NOK 1354,90 Cragganmore 1986 26 YO Cask 1489 (Adelphi Selection) (no 480101), Scotland, NOK 1566,10 Cragganmore Distillers Edition 2016 (no 6800801), Scotland, NOK 639,90 Cragganmore Limited Release (no 6391701), Scotland, NOK 3499,90 Croftengea 2006 10 YO Heavily Peated (Cooper's Choice) (Loch Lomond Distillery) (no 5426101), Scotland, NOK 1025 Dailuaine 1994 (Samaroli) (no 600801), Scotland, NOK 1250 Deanston 2006 9 YO Sherry Finish (Cooper's Choice) (no 5425801), Scotland, NOK 985 Famous Grouse 12 YO (no 6846301), Scotland, NOK 459,90 Garnheath 1986 28 YO (Cooper's Choice) (no 5425401), Scotland, NOK 2100 Gjoleid Blindpassasjeren (no 6390602), Norway, NOK 699,90 Gjoleid Praksis 1.2 (no 6390702), Norway, NOK 659,90 Glen Esk 1984 31 YO (Cooper's Choice) (no 5425601), Scotland, NOK 3300 Glen Grant 23 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6829901), Scotland, NOK 1750 Glendullan-Glenlivet 19 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6829801), Scotland, NOK 1450 Glenfarclas 30 YO (no 6830501), Scotland, NOK 3999 Glenfarclas Family Collector Series I 1966 Fino Cask (no 6828701), Scotland, NOK 9999 Glenfarclas Family Collector Series III 50 YO (no 6829101), Scotland, NOK 17500 Glenfarclas Family Collector Series IV 1981 Port Pipe (no 6829201), Scotland, NOK 7700 Glenfarclas Family Collector Series V 1986 Refill Sherry Butts (no 6829001), Scotland, NOK 5999 Glenfarclas Family Collector Series VI 1976 40 YO (no 6828901), Scotland, NOK 13500 Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1977 W15 4th Fill Hogshead (no 6829401), Scotland, NOK 4500 Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1988 W15 Refill Sherry Butt (no 6829301), Scotland, NOK 2800 Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1998 A14 Sherry Butt (no 6828801), Scotland, NOK 2200 Glenfiddich IPA - Experimental Series 01 (no 6868101), Scotland, NOK 699,90 Glenfiddich Project XX - Experimental Series 02 (no 6868201), Scotland, NOK 749,90 Glengoyne Single Malt Gift Collection (5x20cl) (no 6883608), Scotland, NOK 877,20 Glenkinchie 24 YO Limited Release (no 6391601), Scotland, NOK 2599,90 Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 2016 (no 5060701), Scotland, NOK 544,30 Glenlivet Cipher Single Malt (no 5929701), Scotland, NOK 990 Hyde No. 1 10 YO Single Malt Irish Whiskey Sherry cask finish (no 6242501), Ireland, NOK 825 Hyde No. 3 6 YO The Aras Cask Single Grain Irish Whiskey (no 6233801), Ireland, NOK 695 Hyde No. 4 Single Malt Irish Whiskey Rum cask finish (no 6230701), Ireland, NOK 740 Hyde No. 5 6 YO The Aras Cask Single Grain Irish Whiskey Burgundy Finish (no 6227001), Ireland, NOK 740 Kilchoman Sanaig (no 6394101), Scotland, NOK 639,90 Kilkerran 12 YO Campbeltown Single Malt (no 6831001), Scotland, NOK 675 Lagavulin 200th Anniversary 25 YO (no 6810001), Scotland, NOK 9999,90 Ledaig 2002 14 YO cask #0158 (Cooper's Choice) (no 6820901), Scotland, NOK 1225 Linkwood 1983 Cask No 5709 Over the Border (Samaroli) (no 1120301), Scotland, NOK 3907,70 Linkwood 37 YO Limited Release (no 6391401), Scotland, NOK 4999,90 Lochside 1967 49 YO (Cooper's Choice) (no 5426001), Scotland, NOK 4750 Mannochmore 25 YO Limited Release (no 6391801), Scotland, NOK 2199,90 Miltonduff 2009 6 YO Port Finish cask #9304 Cask Strength (Cooper's Choice) (no 6821201), Scotland, NOK 975 Nikka Super Whisky (no 6817001), Japan, NOK 649,90 North British 31 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6830001), Scotland, NOK 1700 Oban Distillers Edition 2016 (no 4940201), Scotland, NOK 615 Port Ellen 37 YO Limited Edition (no 6391901), Scotland, NOK 21999,90 Redbreast 12 YO (no 7179801), Ireland, NOK 485 Samaroli Coilltean Fusion 1990 (no 622001), Scotland, NOK 1406 Samaroli Evolution (no 1116401), Scotland, NOK 3400 Speyside-Glenlivet 24 YO Cadenhead Small Batch Cask Strength (no 6829701), Scotland, NOK 1600 Springbank 12 YO Cask Strength 56,3% (no 6831101), Scotland, NOK 950 Springbank 21 YO Single Cask Sherry Butt (no 6830901), Scotland, NOK 3950 Tomatin 39 YO Cadenhead Single Cask (no 6830101), Scotland, NOK 3999 Tullamore Dew Single Malt 14 YO (no 6868001), Ireland, NOK 649,90

Sláinte! - Thomas

 

Kings County Distillery Bourbon

Kings County Distillery Bourbon

Balvenie 12 YO Single Barrel First Fill

Balvenie 12 YO Single Barrel First Fill