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A year in review:  The best of the new releases

This year has been an exciting one for new releases in the drinks industry... and an even more exciting one for connoisseurs.  Here’s the Jeffrey Street year in review: The best of the new releases.

The re-launch of the Longmorn range of whiskies

Longmorn’s discontinued 16-year-old flagship expression makes way for a new range of Scotch whiskies. The previous whisky is being replaced by a ‘reinterpreted’ version, also 16-year-old, but it will not be arriving alone. Said to be officially launched in 2017, the 16-year-old will be joined by a 23-year-old which has been aged in traditional oak casks.

First of the new releases: The Glenlivet Cipher

It has been called ‘the world’s most mysterious whisky’. This whisky comes in a black bottle, with no cask information and no tasting notes. Alan Winchester, master distiller at Glenlivet, explains that the mystery allows all of your senses to be tested and makes it much more interesting for those enjoying the drink. This product is currently in stock, check it out here.

The Lagavulin 8-Year-Old

The distillery responsible for this smoky and sweet whisky celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016. Lagavulin was founded by John Johnston in 1816. This delicious whisky comes from the Islay region of Scotland and is a limited-edition so get yours here whilst stocks last. Even though it is a young whisky, what it lacks in age, it makes up for in flavour.

Ginerosity

Distilled right here in Edinburgh, this gin has been described as ‘the world’s first social enterprise gin’. Profits from the sales of this great gin will be invested into projects to help and support disadvantaged children. It’s a great cause that the co-founders of Pickering’s Gin are proud to be a part of.

Inolvidable Stout and Exiled Cream Ale

Two fantastic beers appeared from one of the newest breweries in Scotland this year. Exiled Brewers have created a proper dark stout with flavours of coffee, vanilla and leather. But that’s not all, they’ve also brought us a deliciously creamy ale as well. Its lively carbonation ensures that your palette is left with a delicate and persistent finish. You can purchase the Inolvidable Stout and Exiled Cream Ale in store or online.

The re-launch of Luckie Ales

When founder Stuart McLuckie retired, it was thought that it was the end of an era for Luckie Ales. However earlier this year Martin Doherty took over the running and he is now carrying on the Luckie Ales legacy by producing small batches of traditional ales and recreating historic beers to us to enjoy. You can find a great range of Luckie Ales here.

The opening of Stone Berlin

If you haven’t tried this beer yet, you really must. Greg Koch and Steve Wagner founded Stone Brewing in 1996. Both Greg and Steve shared a great passion for beer and they had no idea their brew would be so popular. The Stone IPA cans have distinguished, hop-driven flavours that have sent craft beer fans wild. Currently in stock we have the Ruination Double IPA and RuinTen Triple IPA in bottles. 2016 has been quite a year and we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!

Jeffrey Street is a retailer of fine spirits, beers, tobaccos and cigars. Visit us at 12-14 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh or use our online store here.

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