Special Whisky Release Norway - November 2018Woohoo! Whisky Christmas comes early again this year! Last year we had a special whisky release with lots of special treats in December. This year the special release arrives on Thursday November 15. Below is a list of all the whiskies that will be made available to buy.

This is a special release for the eight special outlets (“spesialpol”) only. These special outlets are located at: Aker Brygge and CC-Vest (Oslo), Hamar, Sandnes sentrum, Sandefjord, Valentinlyst (Trondheim), Valkendorfsgaten (Bergen), and Langnes (Tromsø).

Here are the “technical details”:

  1. The whiskies have been (relatively) evenly distributed between the seven outlets.
    • A handful of these whiskies will not be available at all these outlets because there are too few bottles available.
    • Some will be available in as low numbers as 1 or 2 bottles per outlet
  2. Vinmonopolet will attempt to introduce a cap of max 1 bottle per customer for some of the whiskies
  3. About one third of the products will also be available to order online at release
    • They must be ordered with postal delivery or delivery to one of the special outlets
    • These products are tagged with +web in the list below
    • The web sale starts on Friday November 16 at 0800!
  4. The sale starts at 10:00 on Thursday November 15

If you really want these whiskies you have to be at one of the outlets on the Thursday.

I will be adding new reviews daily up until Nov 15. Check back for updates!

**UPDATE: Please note that the three Arran whiskies will be delayed until week 49 **
**UPDATE: Added Excel file (bottom of page) with number of bottles per outlet **
**UPDATE: Five 3 whiskies dropped from the list, including two from Glenfarclas**
**UPDATE: The 2 Glenfarclas are back on the list. Will arrive at the outlets asap.**

Ardmore Peated 9 YO (BB&R) (52.3 %) (10554201), SCO, 1099.90
Armorik 10 Ans (46 %) (10555601), France, 855
Arran 21 YO (46 %) (10564201), SCO, 1519.80 (delay)
Arran 21 YO Jons Utvalgte (53.4 %) (10564401), SCO, 1709.80 (delay)
Arran Explorers Series Brodick Bay 20 YO (49.8 %) (10564301), SCO, 1789.80 (delay)
Baker’s 7 YO Bourbon (53.5 %) (2570801), USA, 765.70 +web
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon (40 %) (2406101), USA, 659.70 +web
Belgian Owl Passion single cask (46 %) (10557302), Belgium, 745.90
Ben Nevis 18 YO (Deerstalker) (52 %) (10556201), SCO, 1566.60 +web
Benriach 22 YO Dark Rum Dunder (46 %) (10556501), SCO, 2499.90
Benriach 30 YO Authenticus (46 %) (10556601), SCO, 5699.90
Bowmore Single Malt 25 YO (43 %) (5266501), SCO, 2999.90
Caol Ila 2008 Octave (Duncan Taylor) (52.6 %) (10556101), SCO, 1872
Chichibu 2010 7 YO Dr Jekyll’s Expression (59.6 %) (10555101), Japan, 2999.90 +web
Glen Grant 24 YO Cask Strength (Cadenhead) (45.9 %) (10564101), SCO, 1709.80
Glenburgie 13 YO Cask Strength (Cadenhead) (54.7 %) (10564701), SCO, 1309.80
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1981 (54.6 %) (10565401), SCO, 5025 (delay)
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1987 (44.3 %) (10565201), SCO, 4025 (delay)
Glengoyne 21 YO Cask Strength (Cadenhead) (52.9 %) (10564901), SCO, 1609.80
Glenlossie 23 YO (BB&R) (46 %) (10554101), SCO, 1899.90
Highland Park 2008 10 YO Octave (Duncan Taylor) (53 %) (10556001), SCO, 1139 +web
Highland Park Kaupang (59.7 %) (8260001), SCO, 1518.10 +web
Highland Park Vintersolsnu (58.8 %) (8085801), SCO, 1419.80
Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries (46 %) (10554601), Japan, 1699.90
Ichiro’s Malt & Grain (46.5 %) (10554801), Japan, 1399.90 +web
Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve (46.5 %) (10554401), Japan, 1699.90 +web
Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve (46 %) (10554701), Japan, 1699.90
Invergordon 28 YO (BB&R) (57.9 %) (10554301), SCO, 1849.90
Jura One for You (52.5 %) (10553901), SCO, 1769.80 +web
Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask (57.1 %) (10556401), Taiwan, 1600.80 +web
Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Cask (56.3 %) (10557001), Taiwan, 2999.50 +web
Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Cask (57.8 %) (10557101), Taiwan, 2999.50 +web
Kilchoman Port Cask Matured (2018) (50 %) (10554501), SCO, 1249.90 +web
Knob Creek Rye (50 %) (2570901), USA, 679.70 +web
Linkwood 22 YO Cask Strength (Cadenhead) (48.8 %) (10564001), SCO, 1594.80
Mannochmore 20 YO Single Cask (Cadenhead) (52.7 %) (10564501), SCO, 1609.80
Mortlach 30 YO Single Cask (Cadenhead) (53.5 %) (10564601), SCO, 2525.80
Nikka 12 YO Blended Malt (43 %) (7677101), Japan, 1299.90
Nikka All Malt (40 %) (10555001), Japan, 649.90
Nikka Blended Whisky (40 %) (10554901), Japan, 639.90
Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt (45 %) (7677401), Japan, 1080.10 +web
Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Rum Finish (45 %) (10555201), Japan, 2499.90
Nikka Pure Malt Black (43 %) (3782002), Japan, 615.80 +web
Nikka Pure Malt Red (43 %) (7681602), Japan, 629.90 +web
Nikka Taketsuru 17 YO (43 %) (999801), Japan, 2099.90
Nikka Taketsuru 21 YO (43 %) (999501), Japan, 3924.90
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt (43 %) (10555401), Japan, 1149.90 +web
Nikka Yoichi Single Malt (45 %) (7687101), Japan, 1080.10
Nikka Yoichi Single Malt Rum Finish (45 %) (10555301), Japan, 2499.90
Pulteney 11 YO Cask Strength (Cadenhead) (55.8 %) (10564801), SCO, 1259.80
Royal Brackla 19 YO (BB&R) (46 %) (10554001), SCO, 2099.90
Smögen 2012-P62 Darachas utvalde no 4 (59.3 %) (10555902), Sweden, 1298.90 +web
Springbank 12 YO Cask Strength (56.3 %) (10565301), SCO, 1144.80 +web
Springbank Hazelburn Sherrywood 13 YO (2017) (47.3 %) (10565001), SCO, 1314.80
Springbank Longrow 18 YO (2017) (46 %) (10565101), SCO, 1614.80
Stauning Heather Single Malt Whisky 2018 (48.7 %) (10555702), Denmark, 1585
Stauning Peat Single Malt Whisky 7th Edition (48.4 %) (10555802), Denmark, 1585 +web
Stauning Young Rye February 2018 (43.3 %) (10555502), Denmark, 988.90
Timorous Beastie 40 YO (Douglas Laing) (54.7 %) (10556301), SCO, 2289.90
Woodford Reserve Master Collection (45.2 %) (10556701), USA, 1599.90

PS! Here is the entire list from the Vinmonopolet, including details on how many bottles will be distributed of each whisky to the individual outlet. Please note that last minute changes will happen, tat’s just life. So use this as a guide, not as the ultimate truth.

2018-11-15-VMP-lanseringsliste_whisky.xlsx

Sláinte!
– Thomas

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