1. Glendalough 17 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

    Proof92 (46% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Glendalough is an idyllic little town in eastern Ireland. Gaelic for "valley of two lakes," it was said to have been founded by a man named Saint Cóemgen — also known as Saint Kevin. The Glendalough Distillery, Ireland’s first new craft distillery, was set up by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a deep passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland.

    The 18th & 19th centuries were the glory days of the Irish whiskey industry, with over 200 licensed distilleries in all of Ireland. There were also countless unlicensed distilleries at the time, producing diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin, and even absinthe. But through a series of unfortunate events, the Irish Whiskey Industry dried to a trickle in the 1970s.

    Glendalough Distillery is part of a revival of this Irish heritage. Their philosophy is "to make innovative spirits while staying true to the tradition and heritage of our ancestors." Glendalough started out making poitín ― the traditional Irish distillate made in small pot stills. From there they seamlessly transitioned to whiskey production, and most recently, seasonal, wild botanical gins. All of their production is handmade.

    The Glendalough 17 Year Old Single Malt was aged in first-fill bourbon casks for 15 years, gaining a layer of citrus notes atop the sweet honey and vanilla. It was then transferred into rare mizunara oak barrels from a Japanese island some 6,000 miles away. These impart the liquid within with a luxuriously creamy mouthfeel and immense complexity. Only 6,000 bottles of this luxurious expression were produced.

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    The nose brings the promise of a complex whiskey. Oriental incense, wood spice, coconut, and fruitiness give way to a creamy mouthfeel with honey sweetness, spice, vanilla, and plenty of complexity.
    $289.99
  2. Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 Year Old Rye

    Proof95.6 (47.8% ABV)
    Size750mL
    In 1893, Julian Pappy Van Winkle Sr. began working as a traveling salesman for the W.L. Weller & Sons Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Weller & Sons was a liquor wholesaler and sold bourbon behind various labels, including Old Fitzgerald and Rebel Yell. After the turn of the century, Van Winkle purchased Weller & Sons Co., together with the Stitzel Distillery (the distillery produced most of the bourbons sold by the wholesaler), and merged the two companies. While Prohibition forced most distilleries to close their doors soon thereafter, Van Winkle was granted a license to continue operating his distillery and producing whiskey for medicinal purposes. By the time of his death in 1966 (at the age of 91), Van Winkle was the oldest active distiller in the country.

    Van Winkle Bourbons pays homage to one of the whiskey industry's founding fathers. This bottling is a real treat for any rye whiskey lover and a truly monumental American whiskey experience. Distilled in the heart of Kentucky, this legendary rye is matured for a minimum of 13 years, which makes it one of the oldest ryes in the market.

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    Powerful caramel, spice, sweet-tobacco aromas on the nose. Enjoy a smooth, broad entry, leading to a medium-to full-bodied palate with sweet toffee, roasted nut and leather notes. A wave of white pepper, spice and long-lingering dried fruit flavors on the finish.
    $2,400.00
  3. Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

    Proof80 (40% ABV)
    Size750mL
    After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of Waterloo, Drew Mayville joined the Seagram's Distillery as an apprentice. During his 22-year career at Seagrams, however, Mayville wore a number of different hats, including Director of Quality, Director of Bottling and finally, Master Blender (Mayville was only the fourth Master Blender to serve under the Seagram Dynasty). After the Seagram's Distillery finally closed its doors, Mayville joined Buffalo Trace, where he retained the title of Master Blender.

    Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky is a Canadian Whisky that was distilled and matured in Alberta before being hand-selected by Mayville himself. The whisky has a slightly fruity aroma, with notes of orange, vanilla, caramel and honey. Notes of vanilla, toasted marshmallow, crème brulee, peaches and soft rye spices dominate the palate, and are complemented by a soft undertone of oak. The finish is well-balanced and delicious, with gentle spices lingering throughout.

    Caribou Crossing earned a score of 93 points from Whisky Advocate, and the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014.

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    Slightly fruity aroma, with notes of orange, vanilla, caramel and honey. Notes of vanilla, toasted marshmallow, crème brulee, peaches and soft rye spices dominate the palate, and are complemented by a soft undertone of oak. Finish is very well well-balanc
    $141.99
  4. Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

    Proof86 (43% ABV)
    Size750mL
    In February of 1899, Shinjiro Torii opened a store in Osaka, Japan that sold imported wines. Within a decade, Torii's store began producing its own sweet grape wine called Akadama Port Wine. The wine became incredibly popular in Japan and in 1923, Torii — fascinated by whisky — decided to expand his business and began construction of the Yamazaki Distillery, Japan's first-ever whisky distillery.

    Although inspired by traditional Scottish distilleries, Torii envisioned a Japanese approach to distillation and chose a location for the distillery that offered a climate and terrain that were completely different to those of Scotland. As a result, Yamazaki Distillery is situated at the confluence of three rivers — the Katsura, Uji and Kizu — just outside the city of Kyoto, which offers a warm, damp environment, ideal for the production and maturation of whisky.

    The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is made from 100% malted barley, which is milled and mashed before being fermented in Suntory's proprietary wooden vats. After fermentation, the whisky is distilled through Suntory's copper-pot stills — the first of their kind outside of Scotland — before being aged in casks made of three different types of woods: American, Spanish and Japanese oak (the Japanese oak adds an Asian twist to the whisky).

    "This is all done by hand — the traditional way," says Osamu Abe, the manager of Yamazaki Distillery, referring to the cooperage taking place at the distillery. "This is called yagura — craftsmanship. You must watch and listen to how they're made. In Japan, we say "˜use all 5 senses.' Of course we learn from others, but our own senses are key."

    After aging for 18 years in Japan's unique environment — the constant changes in temperature and humidity affect the casks' breathing and the interaction between the wood and the whisky — the whisky is brought to proof before being bottled.

    The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky has a copper, bronze color with an aroma of raisins, apricots and coffee. The initial notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits and cinnamon give way to a long, profound finish that has a touch of sweetness.

    The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky has earned an astounding five Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and was named "Best Other Whisky" in 2009, 2011 and 2012. It also earned a score of 96 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute and 95 points from Wine Enthusiast.

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    Aroma of raisins, apricots and coffee. Initial notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits and cinnamon give way to a long, profound finish with a touch of sweetness.
    $1,220.00
  5. Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

    Proof90 (45% ABV)
    Size750mL
    In 1895, Masataka Taketsuru — the father of Japanese Whisky — was born in the small town of Takehara, Japan. At the time, Masataka's family owned a sake brewery, and in preparing to carry on the family trade, Masataka studied chemistry and biology at Osaka Technical High School. After graduating high school, Masataka showed more interest in whisky than in sake and in 1918, he enrolled at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, becoming the first Japanese ever to study the art of whisky-making. While in Scotland, Masataka took chemistry courses during the day while apprenticing at distilleries at night, learning to distill and blend whisky first-hand at some of Scotland's most prestigious distilleries. In 1920, Masataka returned to Japan, and within the decade, had produced the country's first single malt whisky.

    In 1934, Masataka moved to the town of Yoichi and opened the doors to Nikka Whisky Co. In 1960, as the Yoichi Distillery was reaching capacity, Masataka began searching for another suitable location in Japan to open a second distillery. Following a three-year search, Masataka found a wide forest valley at the junction of the Hirosegawa and Nikkawagawa rivers. The localized humidity from the rivers and surrounding hills, together with the quality of water from Nikkawagawa River, created the perfect location for a second distillery, which he named Miyagikyo.

    Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky is a whisky meticulously crafted at the Miyagikyo Distillery. Once the grains arrive at the distillery, they are milled and mashed before being distilled through copper-pot stills that were imported from Scotland in 1963. As a result of their age and shape, the stills produce a whisky that is more flavorful and complex than modern column stills. Following distillation, the whisky is matured in traditional oak casks.

    Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky has an aroma of tropical fruits, bananas and papaya. The aroma gives way to notes of soft vanilla, caramel, wafers and dried fruit on the palate, and leads to a finish accented by notes of citrus.

    The whisky earned a score of 93 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2014, which named it Japanese Whisky of the Year.

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    Aroma of tropical fruits, bananas and papaya. Notes of soft vanilla, caramel, wafers and dried fruit on the palate. Finish accented by notes of citrus.
    $86.99
  6. New Riff Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

    Proof112.4 (56.2% ABV)
    Size750mL
    New Riff Kentucky Bourbon was founded in 2014 by whiskey visionary Ken Lewis a liquor retailer and entrepreneur. Leading a band of corporate refugees Lewis and his team have crafted a range of whiskeys from bourbon, rye, malted rye, and a host of specialty recipes to their Kentucky Wild Gin. On a mission to become one of the world’s great small distilleries, New Riff is an independently owned by a single family; this freedom allows more room for creativity, innovation, and overall quality production of spirit.

    Bottled without chill-filtration, they stand behind this combination of classic "American entrepreneurship and ingenuity; passion and knowledge born from one of the world’s great spirit regions, and a talented team individually committed to doing things the right way." New Riff Distilling’s core Bourbon expression is a genuinely high-rye, full-bodied whiskey delivering a savory, spicy character.

    Building upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act, New Riff Bourbon is Bottled In Bond Without chill filtration, featuring a mash bill of non-GMO grains. Featuring a unique mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, this whiskey is aged at least four years in full-size 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels.

    Each New Riff whiskey is crafted with the full sour mash Kentucky method and bottled at barrel proof without chill filtration. Every New Riff single barrel has been taste-tested and approved by a production panel for the utmost quality. This Single Barrel was meticulously vetted, tested, and approved to deliver an intense rye spice, balanced perfectly with sweetness, as well as fruity and floral undertones.

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    It's a robust and full-flavored rye with intense spice. The nose has nougat and plenty of rye spice, including black pepper, clove, and pink peppercorns. The palate balances its sweetness and spice masterfully with some fruity and floral notes as well. Finishes long with lingering rye spice.
    $61.99
  7. Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey

    Proof109 (54.5% ABV)
    Size750mL
    The origins of rye whiskey in the United States date back to colonial America, when early European settlers brought with them the tradition of distilling excess grains from their farms into whiskey. For over a century, the production of rye whiskey centered around Pennsylvania and Maryland, where large numbers of Scottish and Irish immigrants had settled. The popularity of rye whiskey grew steadily among the colonists, and when the British blockade of American ports during the American Revolutionary War prevented the importation of rum, rye whiskey became America's drink of choice.

    Inspired by America’s rich rye heritage, this 18-year-old follows the late great Robert Cooper’s (a third-generation distiller), Lock Stock and Barrel 16-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey. This unique rye was crafted using some stock he held back from Lock Stock’s 2012 release of their 12-year-old rye. One of the few who single-handedly transformed the cocktail world when he released St. Germain in 2007, Cooper passed away unexpectedly in 2016 at the age of just 39, leaving the release of incredible expression bittersweet.

    This enticing new Lock Stock and Barrel release is aged an astounding 18 years. Double distilled from a rare mash bill of 100 percent rye grain, the “robust cut” is meticulously hand selected by distillers before being aged in new charred American Oak barrels in a cold climate. Its lengthy time in the barrel true harmonizes this spirit. “Lock Stock & Barrel 18-year is explosively flavorful and intense, yet perfectly balanced with notes that suggest hot, buttered gingerbread, dried peach, toasted pecan, ripe honeydew and tobacco leaf” (producer). This 100% Canadian rye whiskey is bottled at a solid 109 proof.

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    Explosively flavorful and intense, yet perfectly balanced with notes that suggest hot, buttered gingerbread, dried peach, toasted pecan, ripe honeydew and tobacco leaf.
    $265.99
  8. Koval Whiskey Gift Pack

    ProofVarious
    Size600mL
    Rating:
    67%
    (3)
    Koval started its life as a craft distillery, founded in Chicago in 2008, as the first distillery in Chicago’s city limits since Prohibition. Founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker left their professional lives in academia to found Koval. They have been crafting certified organic whiskeys, brandies, liqueurs and specialty spirits from scratch, ever since. Being the first distillery within city limits since the mid-1800s, Koval brings Austrian distilling traditions to America.

    Koval is named after founder Sonat's great-grandfather, who earned Koval the nickname Koval, when, at the very early age of 17 he emigrated from Vienna to Chicago at the start of the 1900s, to start a business. Robert was bequeathed a treasure trove of distilling knowledge and expertise from his grandfather, Robert Schimd.

    "Being a craft distiller allows us to be flexible and bring a new approach to the market," says Sonat Birnecker, the founder of Koval Distillery. "Craft can be different. Different in business model. Different in product. Craft is a way to be creative." Together with her husband, Robert, Birnecker founded Koval Distillery — Chicago's first distillery since Prohibition — in 2008.

    Koval Distillery, which is situated just a few feet away from Hollywood Beach in Chicago's North End, boasts a custom-made, 2,000 gallon, Kothe Destillationstechnik copper-pot still imported from Germany. A bespoke still equipped with an elongated whiskey helmet and a unique bubble cap design. ”I come from a family that's been distilling for over a hundred years in Austria," explains Robert, who has been distilling spirits himself since he was a child. "My grandfather had a distillery in Austria and I would help him to make different eau de vies and brandies when I was growing up. He taught me the importance of having the right equipment and using fresh, organic ingredients.”

    Koval distillery is a grain-to-bottle operation, sourcing their grains from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest. The grain is milled and mashed on-site, and only the heart cut makes it into the bottle. All enzymes and yeast used in production are non-GMO, and the water is sourced from Lake Michigan, purified using a natural charcoal method. The heart distillate of their whiskey is aged in bespoke charred American oak casks sourced from a cooperage in Minnesota, for 2-4 years. Each bottle is filled from a single barrel, before being labeled by hand, onsite.

    Koval Rye Whiskey is made from 100% organic rye grains. With its aromas and flavors of rye, cinnamon and baking spices, the Wall Street Journal said, ”This is no ordinary rye.” Koval Four Grain Whiskey has a nose of banana and dried, tropical fruits, which is followed by notes of oak, buttery bread, and a spicy finish. Koval Four Grain won a Gold Medal at the International Whisky Competition in the "American Whisky" category. Koval Bourbon is made from only organic corn and millet. One of the major grains of Asia and Africa, it has aromas and flavors of mango, vanilla, apricot, pepper, clove, and caramel.

    Koval Four Grain won a Gold Medal at the International Whisky Competition in the "American Whisky" category. Koval Bourbon is made from only organic corn and millet. One of the major grains of Asia and Africa, it has aromas and flavors of mango, vanilla, apricot, pepper, clove, and caramel.

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    Koval Rye Tasting Notes:

    Spicy nose with initial flavors of cinnamon, rye and baking spices. Full-bodied and rich, with spicy notes that lead to a sweet finish with touches of vanilla, honey, and caramel.

    Koval Four Grain Tasting Notes:

    Koval Four Grain Whiskey has a nose of banana and dried, tropical fruits, which is followed by notes of oak, buttery bread, and a spicy finish.

    Koval Single Barrel Bourbon Tasting notes:

    Aroma of sweet vanilla, delicate spices, and cloves. Notes of soft citrus, apricots, mangos vanilla, caramel and whipped cream. Smooth, semi-sweet finish.
    $61.99
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