1. WhistlePig The Boss Hog VIII: Lapulapus Pacific Straight Rye Whiskey

    Proof104.8 (52.4% ABV) May vary
    Size750mL
    Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is now the most awarded rye whiskey maker in the world. Their remote 500-acre hard-working farm in bucolic Shoreham, Vermont, is the perfect place to perfect their experiments with blending and finishing, ultimately leading to a portfolio of deeply complex rye whiskeys. In 2017 WhistlePig was awarded the coveted "Best In Show Whiskey" title from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Until his passing in 2018 the WhistlePig farm had been home to the founding father of craft whiskey, Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.

    Their vision is to respect tradition and embrace progress, protecting what makes rye whiskey great, and at the same time innovating to make it better. After years of devotion to patient aging and innovative blending, WhistlePig has turned their attention to experimenting with grain, namely the practice of malting rye. Before industrial catalysts were introduced to increase efficiency, farmer distillers would malt a small portion of their rye harvest in order to access the grain's starch content and set off the fermentation process.

    The Boss Hog VIII Lapulapu's Pacific is a straight rye whiskey and the latest product of WhistlePig's quest for the finest rye whiskey. Lapulapu was an indigenous ruler in the Philippines responsible for defeating Ferdinand Magellan, thus ending his voyage of circumnavigation in 1521. Legend has it that Lapulapu was turned to stone instead of dying and you can find a pewter effigy of the Filipino hero atop each bottle of The Boss Hog VIII. The whiskey is aged in American oak, then finished in single-island Philippine rum casks for a unique, complex, and powerful expression that is bottled at barrel strength.

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    The unique and powerful straight rye features a complex profile with aromas of vanilla, tropical notes, lemon, and molasses on the nose. The palate has cinnamon, citrus peel, butterscotch, and hints of toffee. The long and complex finish has leather, caramel, nutmeg, allspice, and lingering black pepper.
    $861.99
  2. High West A Midwinter Nights Dram

    Proof98.6 (49.3% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Rating:
    80%
    (1)
    Situated at the bottom of the Quitting Time Ski Run in Park City, High West Distillery & Saloon is the first distillery in Utah since Prohibition and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world. "We wanted to call High West a "saloon", says David Perkins, High West's founder, "because we wanted to pay homage to the history of saloons in the old West and the important role they played in each and every town that had one. The saloon was the main meeting place where town hall was held, important announcements were made, and people went to eat and drink. We want people to share that sense of community and friendship over High West."

    High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is a limited edition rye whiskey just released by High West Distillery. The whiskey is made from a marriage of six year-old rye whiskey (made from 95% rye and 5% malted barley) and sixteen year old-rye whiskey (made from a mash of 80% rye, 10% corn, 10% barley malt). After the rye whiskies were married together, they were finished in French oak barrels and barrels that were previously used to mature port. "The rye forms a beautiful vanilla, caramel and cinnamon base, the port barrels add plums and dried fruits, and the French Oak adds a spice accent," says Perkins. "It tastes like a proper Christmas plum pudding with lovely mulling spices, dried fruits and crème Anglaise. We knew this was just perfect in the middle of a long cold winter."

    High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is a limited edition whiskey, and we have only a handful of bottles available.

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    Bold aroma of cherries, with undertones of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon. Notes of Christmas plum pudding, dried fruits and mulling spices on the palate. Long and fruity finish, with notes of cherries and cr
    $344.99
  3. The Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

    Proof86 (43% ABV)
    Size750mL
    In February 1899, Shinjiro Torii — the father of Japanese Whisky — opened a general store in Osaka, Japan that traded in imported wines. Within a decade, Torii began producing his own sweet grape wine called Akadama Port Wine, which became wildly popular throughout the country. Following the end of World War I, Torri — fascinated by whisky his entire life — decided to expand his business and began construction of the Yamazaki Distillery, Japan's first-ever whisky distillery.

    Fifty years after the construction of the Yamazaki Distillery, Keizo Saji inherited his father's vision and began construction of Suntory's second distillery. Although inspired by traditional Scottish distilleries, both Torii and Saji envisioned a uniquely Japanese approach to distilling whisky. As a result, the Hakushu Distillery is situated amidst the deep forests of Mount Kaikomagatake in Japan's southern Alps, and enjoys a unique microclimate as a result of being surrounded by nearly 6,000 varieties of plants and thousand-year-old granite rocks.

    The Hakushu 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky is made exclusively from malted barley, which is milled and mashed with water sourced from the Ojira River and Jingu Rivers (the water has a unique softness and purity, made possible by its filtration through the granite rocks of the Japanese Alps). Once the grains have been mashed, they are fermented by a unique strain of yeast (Hakushu Distillery has thousands of unique strains in its arsenal) in wooden washbacks. Despite the additional cost and labor required, wooden washbacks as compared to stainless steel washbacks take advantage of the distillery's unique location by incorporating naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria and other microorganisms into the wash.

    Following fermentation, the wash is distilled twice through Hakushu's copper-pot stills before the whisky is laid to rest in the distillery's warehouses. Once the whisky has aged for a minimum of twelve years, it is brought to proof with pure Japanese spring water. As a result of the whisky's slumber in Japan's deep forests, Hakushu 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky has an herbal aroma, with hints of apples, pears and almonds. The palate has notes of pears, butter cookies and dark plums that are complemented by a subtle, smoky undertone. The finish is soft and pleasant, with a dry, lingering touch.

    Hakushu 12 Year Old earned the Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, where it was named "Best in Class." In addition, it earned the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013, and a score of 92 points from the Beverage Testing Institute.

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    Has an herbal aroma, with hints of apples, pears and almonds. Palate has notes of pears, butter cookies and dark plums that are complemented by a subtle, smoky undertone. Finish is soft and pleasant, with a dry, lingering touch.
    $282.99
  4. Locke + Co Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey

    Proof90 (45% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Lock + Co. Distilling was founded by Rick Talley and Owen Locke. Locke, a 6th generation Colorado native, has been enamored with fermentation ever since he started homebrewing as a 15-year-old boy and has fallen in love with the complexity and uniqueness of rye. It's a passion he shares with Talley, a fellow Coloradan.

    It was in 2010 that the two friends first bought a 23-gallon still and started making their whiskey, aging it in small barrels. Locke's experience along with several generations of moonshining in his family complimented Talley's knowledge and skills ― skills that they honed together while working for Beam Suntory. It was there that they realized that they could have something bolder and wilder to offer than the spirits they were dealing with.

    Locke + Co. Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey is the first expression to come out of the distillery and one that embodies the warmth and friendship that the company is built on. Crafted from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley, the classic small-barrel American rye is enriched by Colorado aspen wood discs that are placed in the barrels. This results in a smooth and flavorful spirit that is bottled at 90 proof.

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    The nose opens with aspen notes that invoke the smells of the forest. There's an earthiness to it with some raisins and rye spice notes as well. It's sweet on the palate with more of those forest notes, spice, toffee, and wood. Finishes woody and sweet.
    $72.99
  5. Balcones Texas Single Malt Single Barrel (Caskers Exclusive)

    Proof112.6 (56.3% ABV)
    Size750mL
    What started as a passion project in an old Texas welding shop in 2009, has grown into one of the most unique craft distilleries. Since 2014 their whiskey is crafted in a new state-of-the-art distillery using handmade Scottish Forsyths copper-pot stills and only the finest ingredients. Starting with their Texas "1", they have now crafted over 40 variants of their Texas Single Malt, earning over 350 rewards and accolades on their way.

    Handcrafted in small batches, Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky is made from 100% malted Golden Promise barley. Golden Promise is an early-maturing spring barley that has a depth of flavor ideal for single malts. While it was popular in Scotland for many years, it gave way to cheaper barely that was higher in yield but lower in quality.

    After mashing the malted barley, they slowly ferment it at cool temperatures for seven days. Their fermentation process, which takes nearly twice as long as most other distilleries and is done at much lower temperatures, ultimately produces a richer, smoother whisky. After distillation in pot stills, they age the whisky using a unique barreling process. "The main difference between Balcones and other single malts," they explain, "is the barreling. The cooperage we use and the care we put into blending and reblending the casks defines a lot of what makes our malt what it is. All of the barrels used are bespoke casks made from fully yard-aged oak with custom toast and char profiles."

    This expression is a Carskers-exclusive barrel pick. It's a showcase of their attention to detail that starts with the selection of grains and continues with the meticulous selection of barrels. Normally, their Texas "1" Single Malt is aged in a combination of new & used American, French, and Hungarian oak casks. This one spent its 4 years in a new American oak barrel ― the same kind that is known for bringing sweet notes to bourbon.

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    The nose has ripe stone fruit, banana, and pear notes, followed by honey, citrus, and floral aromas. The palate is silky-smooth with toasted bread, butter, and marmalade, culminating in a long finish with toast, burnt sugar, rich malt, and wood, balanced by a touch of acidity.
    $79.99
  6. Little Book Chapter 4: Lessons Honored Blended Straight Whiskey

    Proof122.8 (61.4% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Eighth generation Beam family member Freddie Noe comes from a long line of legendary distillers. In 2017 he achieved his vision of making his own line of whiskey, launching Little Book Whiskey. With over 220 years of tradition on his shoulders, he had some pretty large shoes to fill.

    Named in honor of the nickname Freddie’s grandfather Booker gave him: Little Book. This annual whiskey series features new, unique blends every year — his first batch of liquid gold was released in 2017 Little Book Chapter 1: The Easy Blended Straight Whiskey. Uncut, unfiltered, and always one-of-a-kind, each small batch is a limited release, allowing Freddie to innovate and explore the limitless potential of flavor.

    The fourth release in the annual limited-edition series is Chapter 4: Lessons Honored. This blend was crafted in honor of the wealth of experience Freddie's father passed down to him while they were working together. "This year's release is an ode to my dad and the lessons he has passed down to me about bourbon and life, all of which I hope to pass down to my own children."

    The whiskey itself is a blend of 4-year-old Kentucky straight brown rice bourbon, an 8-year-old Kentucky straight "high rye" rye whiskey, and a 7-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon. The brown rice bourbon contributes complex oak and fruit notes, the rye a sweetness and bold spice notes, the 7-year-old bourbon rounds it all out with a richness of flavor. Bottled at 122.8 proof, it's a big and complex whiskey with prominent spice notes.

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    The nose has oak, spice, and herbal undertones. On the palate, you'll find cinnamon, brown sugar, charred wood, and dried cherries. The decadent finish has lingering caramel, black pepper, and an explosion of cinnamon.
    $343.99
  7. Kings County Aged Whiskey Gift Set

    Proof90-94 (45-47% ABV)
    Size600mL
    Situated along the banks of the East River, Kings County Distillery is New York City's oldest operating whiskey distillery and the first distillery in New York City since Prohibition. Wedged between Williamsburg and Vinegar Hill, Colin Spoelman and David Haskell, the master distillers at Kings County, make hand-crafted bourbon, moonshine, and now single malt whiskey out of the 117-year old Paymaster Building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

    A typewriter the two distillers found on the sidewalk in Williamsburg is used to make the labels that adorn their clear, flask-like bottles, while a hairdryer (made by Revlon) is used to affix each bottle seal. Handwritten scrawls on a chalkboard keep track of different batches, and mesh laundry bags are used as strainers.

    This gift set is comprised of Kings County Bourbon, Kings County Peated Bourbon, and Kings County Single Malt Whiskey. These three handmade bourbons are distilled from 100% New York Grain.

    Kings County Single Malt Whiskey is just like a single malt Scotch — except it’s made in Brooklyn! The barley is sourced from England and Scotland before being malted with a touch of peat, and open-fermented. Following fermentation Kings County uses traditional Scottish pot stills to double distill the whiskey, which is then aged in their own used bourbon barrels, maturing anywhere from one and a half to four years.

    Kings County Peated Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash organic, cracked corn that Spoelman and Haskell source from the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York, and malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke.

    Kings County Distillery’s Straight Bourbon is made from New York State organic corn and malted barley from the U.K., is twice distilled in copper pot stills and then aged in new charred oak barrels.

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    Kings County Bourbon
    Rich aroma of fresh corn, balanced with the sweet caramelized oak sap from small barrels.  It has a very strong sweet base with flavors of vanilla and caramel, a deep molasses taste to the middle notes, and leaves a smooth finish with hints of cinnamon and autumn spices.

    Kings County Single Malt Whiskey
    Aroma of hay and peat, all the while carried by a palate of honey that leads to a finish of burnt orange peel.

    Kings County Peated Bourbon
    Aroma of bonfire and juicy corn, which leads to notes of buttered toast, raisins and caramel on the palate. The finish is slightly smoky with hints of biscuits and more sweet corn.

    $90.99
  8. Hillrock Double Cask Rye Whiskey (Sauternes Cask Finished)

    Proof90 (45% ABV)
    Size750mL
    In the early 1800s, the State of New York was responsible for the production of more than half of the barley and rye harvested in the United States. The Hudson Valley, which extends from New York City northward through Albany, was the country's original breadbasket and was home to thousands of farms, hundreds of which distilled the excess grains they harvested into whiskey. In the 1930s, the onset of Prohibition forced these farmers to abandon their stills.

    Today, in a 19th-century Georgian mansion situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, this distillery pays homage to the New York farmers who produced their whiskey from grains to glass. Hillrock was co-founded by Jeffrey Baker and the late David Pickerell of Maker's Mark fame.

    Hillrock Estate Double Cask Rye Whiskey was created by Pickerell from small batches of organically grown rye that are harvested from the Hillrock Estate. Once the rye has been harvested, it is mashed and fermented, before being distilled through Pickerell's custom-made, 250-gallon copper-pot still. The still, which was built in Kentucky to Pickerell's exact specifications, gives the distiller extraordinary control over the character and quality of the whiskey produced.

    Following distillation, the rye whiskey is matured in traditional charred oak casks before being double-barreled, or finished, in secondary casks. This expression — the Hillrock Double Cask Rye Whiskey Sauternes Finish — employs French Sauternes wine casks. This way the spicy rye gets additional notes of dried fruit and citrus, resulting in a delicately balanced and unique whiskey.

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    There's plenty of rye spice with distinct clove and cinnamon on the nose, along with fruit, honey, and vanilla. The palate has honey, a nuttiness, citrus, as well as buttered toast notes. Finishes with a delicate balance of honey and spice.
    $113.99
  9. Redbreast Lustau Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

    Proof92 (46% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Rating:
    87%
    (1)
    In 1857, W&A Gilbey Co. was founded in a basement cellar at the corner of Oxford Street and Berwick in London. By the turn of the century, the company — a wine and spirits merchant — held one of the largest stocks of maturing whiskey in its inventory, and had expanded to Dublin, Belfast, and Edinburgh. At the suggestion of the company’s chairman, an avid ornithologist, in 1912 Gilbeys began selling whiskey named after the European robin redbreast.

    The latest release in the Redbreast line, Lustau Edition continues to pay homage to the legacy of Gilbey and its Irish origins while highlighting the brand’s ties to Spain’s legendary sherry producer, Bodegas Lustau in Jerez. Though prior editions of Redbreast have also been aged in former sherry casks, this blend was crafted with the goal of putting flavors imparted from Oloroso sherry at the forefront of the palate.

    The Master Blender at Midleton Distillery (where Redbreast is distilled), Billy Leighton, stated "It's putting the spotlight on the Lustau, but it’s putting the floodlight on the sherry business in general. I think it's kind of us giving credit or appreciation to the people in the sherry business for doing what they do for us. I think the whisky business in general is not very good at showing appreciation at what other people are doing to support them. It’s kind of us tipping our hat to the sherry business in general; to show that we appreciate it. You have to give credit where it’s due."

    As are all Redbreast whiskeys, Lustau Edition is crafted from a marriage of malted and unmalted barley, which are milled and mashed before being triple-distilled through traditional copper-pot stills. The inclusions of unmalted barley in the whiskey's mashbill, along with the tradition of triple distillation, are uniquely Irish approaches to producing whiskey.

    Following distillation, the Irish whiskey is matured for nine to twelve years in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks. What makes this blend particularly special is the final year it spends finishing in Spanish oak Oloroso casks, hand-selected from Bodegas Lustau for the purpose of accenting sherry flavors that underlie previous releases from Redbreast.

    As a result, Redbreast Lustau Edition has an aroma of stone fruit, prunes and dates accented with anise and toasted oak. The creamy palate combines spices typical to the Redbreast line with a rich sherry finish thanks to the Spanish oak.

    This is a historic release from Redbreast, the first permanent addition to the collection since Redbreast 21 premiered in 2013.

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    Aroma of stone fruit, prunes and dates accented with anise and toasted oak. The creamy palate combines spices typical to the Redbreast line with a rich sherry finish thanks to the Spanish oak.
    $72.99
  10. Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

    Proof92 (46% ABV)
    Size750mL
    In 1966, Texas architect Lavoné Dickensheets Andrews and her husband, Mark, stumbled upon the remains of Knappogue Castle, an Irish landmark in County Clare which was originally built by Clan MacNamara in 1467. Struck by the passionate impulse to restore the castle, the couple purchased Knappogue Castle and embarked on their journey to restore its original grandeur.

    While Mrs. Andrews focused on the architectural details of the project, Mark Andrews began buying casks of the finest pot still Irish whiskey and bottling them under his own independent label, suitably named Knappogue Castle. Andrews was unusual in that he chose to bottle single malt Irish whiskeys, as opposed to blends, which most others were choosing at the time. The last of Andrews’ selections, Knappogue Castle 1951, was distilled at the now-defunct B. Daly distillery, and since become the oldest and rarest publicly-available Irish whiskey in existence.

    The Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a marriage of two single malts distilled in copper pot stills and then matured in ex-bourbon casks – one for 23 years (put into barrel in 1994) and another for 21 years (put into barrel in 1996) before blending them together. This expression is bottled at 92 proof and is non-chill filtered.

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    Orchard fruit in the foreground, with rich pastry notes accented with subtle clove and baked apple spices. Toasted oak adds additional character to the background aromas. Soft and mellow with further depth and complexity owing to the long maturation period in oak, with malty richness throughout. The finish is lingering, with delicate barley cereal notes fanning over the palate.
    $227.99
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