Whisky Foundation Special Select

Whisky Foundation Special Select is a new initiative designed to get the latest releases in your hands before everybody else. Each week we’ll unveil a selection of brand new bottles of amazing whisky that have yet to receive global distribution. You’ll get the opportunity to experience releases that aren’t yet available (or maybe never will be).

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Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak New Scotch Release

#1 Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 2018

$649.99 USD

This Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak is the latest edition of the distillery’s annual release. Matured entirely in Sherry Oak casks, this dram exhibits everything that you would expect from a Macallan whisky and it has the distillery’s supreme quality to go along with it. As the only distillery in Scotland with a “Master of Wood”, it’s clear that The Macallan take cask selection and maturation very seriously and it’s pbvious that this whisky has been crafted with the ultimate amount of care.

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#2 Smokehead Sherry Bomb


This brand new Smokehead Sherry Bomb from Iain MacLeod Distillers was released just earlier this week. It is an Islay single malt whisky that has been “blasted by rich, sweet and spicy Spanish sherry casks”. The results are an intensely powerful, rich and full dram that brings strong flavours of sherried fruits, dates, burnt orange peel and sticky toffee together with a good whack of Islay peat smoke. It’s an Islay and sherried whisky lover’s dream that delivers a taste sensation like no other. innovative and special.

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Smokehead Sherry Bomb Scotch Whisky New 2018 Release
Laphroaig 18 Year Old XOP Single Malt

#3 Laphroaig 18 Year Old XOP


This Laphroaig is a brand new release from the famous Islay distillery and top indie bottler, Douglas Laing. The liquid was created in 2000 and matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead cask until being bottled in August 2018. It makes up part of Douglas Laing’s exquisite Xtra Old Particular (XOP) range and is a must try for any lover of the distillery or Islay whisky.

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#4 Glenrothes 18 Year Old Soleo 2018


This Glenrothes 18 Year Old is the latest addition to the distillery’s popular ‘Soleo’ range. The range was named after the process of sun-drying grapes for sherry production in Jerez, Spain, and this dram features sherry matured whisky at its core.

It starts with sweet vanilla followed up by some light citrus fruits and poached pears. Then comes the sherry with cocoa powder, rich fruits, blackberries and a little kick of spice. The finish is long and lasting and as rich as the palate. On the whole, it’s fruity and full-bodied whisky with plenty to explored. Our favourite Glenrothes release of the year thus far.

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Glenrothes 18 Year Old Soleo New Release Single Malt Whisky
Lagavulin Whisky Distillers Edition Pedro Ximenez Cask

#5 Lagavulin Distillers Edition Pedro Ximenez Finish


This Lagavulin is a special Distillers Edition bottling released in 2017. Crafted in 2001, the whisky was finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, resulting in sticky, sweet and rich notes that combine excellently with the salty, peaty deliciousness that Lagavulin whisky is famous for. This whisky is around 16 Years Old and jam packed with incredible flavours, making it a perfect addition to the distillery’s already outstanding range and must have for fans of Lagavulin.

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