Port Charlotte 2007 (60.4%, ADoS, 2018)

Port Charlotte 2007 (60.4%, ADoS, 2018)

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What happens if you put together a wine cask maturation (here we go again) and a monstrously peated malt? Seeing that that’s a recent trend among some bottlers, I decided to explore it by immersing myself in a small tour de force of some whiskies displaying this peat and wine combo. In this article I’ll put on my explorer’s hat and will tell you about a Port Charlotte (2007-2018) matured in a matured in a cask that contained a red wine from the Vosne-Romanée region for over 10 years. It was bottled by Marco Bonn, the commander in chief of the German whisky shop Brühler Whiskyhaus.

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Highland Park 1999: 4.222 – Ginger and honey sweet tea (56.2%, SMWS, 2016)

Highland Park 1999: 4.222 – Ginger and honey sweet tea (56.2%, SMWS, 2016)

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I recently found this little cave/restaurant/bar a few hundred meters from my apartment here in Paris. I also discovered that you can taste some true little gems in there , like this Highland Park 1999, bottled in 2016 by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Aged for more than 16 years in a first fill ex-bourbon barrel, in the glass it’s like it speaks to all my senses saying… drink me! My only regret is that I’m moving out of Paris in a few months and that I didn’t find this place sooner!

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