This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog…
Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation. Yikes!
Tagged Bruichladdich, Octomore
I agree it is a lot of money for a 10YO.
But what’s the output?
“TKS” is an abbreviation of “TunnKlappningsSällskapet” (at least that’s what I’ve read off of a bottle of presumably this Ben Nevis). In the Queen’s language, that is “The Cask Patting Society”. Patting, not petting, mind.
Cheers / Pär
I’m lucky enough to have a cask in my garage, where i bottle for my self and a few close friends.
If my wife reads this blog she’ll now know what i get up to in there!
My own Cask Petting Society.
“Ya belter” as we say in Glasgow!
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But will this edition actually make it to the shelves? That is the question. Having been promised a bottle from 3, yes, 3 well regarded whisky merchants last time round, yet still not owning one, it will be intersting to see what happens. Not a big problem, the Supernova blows its socks off anyway.
Now gents, a little rant if I may. It was interesting to see your new products added today.
A 10yo for £89
3 15yo for £88 each
A non-cask-strength-no more than 14 yo Connemara aged in ultra rare sherry casks for £70?
Rare? I’d hope so.
Interesting? No comment.
Does seem an awful lot of money. I have a little rule of thumb to keep my whiskey spending in check. I take the age, treble it and that is my price limit. For instance, for 15 y.o.s, £45. I do allow a certain flexibility of course, and if something is particularly rare or desirable I will bend the rules. But £90 for a 10 y.o? £90 for a 10 y.o from a not particularly stand out distillery? Hell for £10 more I got a 36 year old Macallan last year.
We seem to have gone from the sublime (The CC Ardbeg for £30 last week) to the ridiculous this.