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Whiskey | Scotland | Highlands | 750ml
Whiskey | Scotland | 750ml
This rich, spicy 18 year old from Aberlour was only released for general consumption in 2008; prior to this it had only been produced for the French market. Nose: Creamy, like melted vanilla ice-cream. Fruity and honeyed. Palate: Fresh juicy apples and oranges before sherry kicks in with supple sultanas and vanilla. Finish: Intricate with chocolate raisins and oily caramel notes.
Whiskey | Scotland | Speyside | 750ml
Whiskey | Scotland | Islay | 750ml
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance.
Whiskey | 750ml
Whisky Advocate 96 PointsPowerful, muscular, well-textured, and invigorating. Even within the realm of Ardbeg, this one stands out. The more aggressive notes of coal tar, damp kiln, anise, and smoked seaweed are supported by an array of fruit (black raspberry, black cherry, plum), dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, bacon fat, kalamata olive, and warming cinnamon on the finish. Quite stunning!
Whiskey | Scotland | Glasgow | 750ml
This unique Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Whisky has been matured in three different cask types. Moving from American Bourbon to Spanish Oloroso Sherry - and finally Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks - Three Wood is a rich, complex whisky with incredible toffee and sherry oak flavours.
The third release of Balblair 1989 is subtly amber in appearance with rose gold highlights. A full bodied malt with aromas of raisin, green apples and hints of banana and lemon. The American oak, ex bourbon casks used in the maturation lend a warm toffee vanilla fragrance. On the palate there are raisins and fruits with rich spiciness leading to a long, complex and ultimately smooth finish.
#142 of 150 Produced WorldwideThe fourth batch in the Balvenie 40 year old series. This release is a marriage of 6 European Oak Sherry Butts, hand selected by Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart. Limited to only 150 bottles worldwide, this is collectors piece which is sure to be highly sought after.
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavor.
Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes on the nose, layered with honey and vanilla.
Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavors ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.
Long and warming finish.
| Scotland | 750ml
From the same cask pedigree as Blacker Still but one year older, this opulent 21 year old Bruichladdich scales new heights and regrettably is unlikely to be repeated for quite some time due to the scarcity of good quality Oloroso sherry butts. This is a rare and exceptional signature Bruichladdich spirit. Oloroso sherry butts used to be widely available but are becoming increasingly difficult to find now as sherry sales and production continues to decline. Ironically as the availability of sherry casks declines Bruichladdich is starting to use French wine casks in which to mature its whiskies; in fact it was the prolonged wars with France in the 19th century when British traders couldn’t source French casks that British merchants developed trading routes with Spain and other countries in Europe, which itself developed demand for sherry in the UK as an alternative to wine, and it was these butts which the scotch whisky industry used in the absence of French wine casks. The combination of the rich Oloroso sherry influence and full term maturation in Islay’s marine climate creates Bruichladdich’s richest full bodied whisky to date.
A dark, sensuous whisky, very fine, incredibly elegant, decadently hued, perplexingly complex, mischieviously prepared and subtly provoctaive. Beguiling, other-worldly... Inspired!
Classic proportions with a texture that is gorgeous. So warm, sweet and mellow after 22 years maturation in the highest quality oak casks, from several nations, leaving nothing more to be desired. Absolutely bewitching!
The power of the oak encompasses the structure of the spirit, ensuring that all the characters can be experienced; their journey was long, and now you are there to hear their story and share in the harmony that's to be found in the glass. It's the Black Art of man-made spirit, nature's natural resources, and the distiller's never-ending quest to find the ultimate taste experience. At Bruichladdich we are constantly making spiritual journeys, seeking new and exciting experiences for those who have been with us since we first set sail a decade ago. Stay on board for our next voyage!
| Scotland | Islay | 750ml
Recently voted "Best Islay Whisky of 2011" by the Whisky Advocate, the Bruichladdich 10 has finally reached the American west coast where at last we can revel in its glory. Finally, ten long years after re-opening the distillery, Bruichladdich has reached the finish line - a ten year old malt composed entirely of whisky made after the resurrection. The wait has been worth it. Many of us at K&L feel that Bruichladdich's post-2001 whiskies are some of the best distillates in the world - they've always just been a bit too immature. The quality of the spirit coming off their pot stills is simply jaw-dropping (their Botanist gin is also delicious), and we've been excited to see what it can do after a decade in the barrel. That time is finally here. The malt is ultra smooth, creamy with citrus notes, stone fruits, and the trademark saltiness that makes it an Islay whisky through and through. The price is also right. For a small independently-owned distillery, the boys at Bruichladdich have struggled at times, but they've always landed on their feet. The 10 year is one of the most anticipated whiskies of all time and for about $50, it's one of the best single malt deals we'll see this year. For those lamenting the rising cost of good whisky, make sure you take home the Laddie 10 and savor each drop. This is true handcrafted whisky. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)
This classic 16-year-old whisky has been matured in vanilla-rich casks coopered from American White Oak; stowed away in Bruichladdich’ s loch-side warehouses, slumbering, maturing, coming of age… All the time breathing the invigorating marine air of this hebridean island.
This beautiful golden spirit’s nose releases honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak aromas can be sensed upon further inspection. The palate is influenced by mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood.
The voyage ends with dry notes that are interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.
Rich and smooth, this is an expression of a unique tradition that has continued unbroken since the Chivas Brothers first introduced the world to the rich, smooth Scotch whisky of Chivas Regal over 500 years ago.
Whiskey | 1.75L
Whiskey | Scotland | 1.5L
| Scotland | 1.5L
The Fourth Edition of Flaming Heart is a big, smoky malt whisky with rich, concentrated vanilla and spice character that combines Highland single malt whiskies aged on the highest quality, new French oak, with a heavy-peated Islay single malt. And for the first time a small portion of whiskies aged in sherry casks, providing added layers of richness and complexity.
Crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263, this expression unites six specially selected casks housing spirit of perfect maturity. Whiskies matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques are brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs.
Aged Oloroso and Madeira butts lend a backbone of crushed almond and lively citrus fruit, while Port and Marsala casks add hints of wild berry and ripe plum. Warm vanilla and toffee notes from the bourbon barrels are accented by a touch of ripe red fruit from the Cabernet Sauvignon barriques. Hints of cinnamon, dark chocolate, coffee and lavender add depth and complexity to the bold oak finish.This is a rich, luxurious single malt.
The White Label stands as the oldest active blend in scotch today. A lemon, white peach and oaky nose is followed by a bit of creaminess in the body, with plums and cinnamon sweetness, concluding on a peppery bite.
The 18 Years Old is a single malt Scotch whisky of serious distinction. Once it has spent fifteen years maturing in American white oak casks approximately 30% is transferred into Spanish Oloroso casks to spend a further three years maturing. Then, when both elements have reached 18 years, we blend them back together to create a whisky with a rich bouquet and full, rounded flavour.
Glenrothes 1995 is composed of 30% sherry treated casks (both American and Spanish oak) and 70% refill casks. Nose: high on butterscotch, milk chocolate and toffee notes, which is very typical for Glenrothes but the recent releases (1991, 1994, 1998) didn’t seem to focus too much on these characteristics. Great to see they’re back in the 1995. There’s also quite some honey and vanilla. Malty notes. Cake. Raisins. Apples and cinnamon. Mouth: very sweet and rather thick. Vanilla custard and fruit syrup. Sweet malt and caramel. Soft oak spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper). Toffee and honey again. Peanuts. Subtle lemon. Finish: medium length with citrus and caramelized spices.
Layers of big flavor, deep richness and smoke, layers of honey and fruit and an incredibly smooth finish. a mellow, rounded nose, with a dry smokiness mixed with raisin sweetness.
Distilled in 1996, Bottled in 2012 The Limited Distillers Edition is Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. ABV 43%Smoke and butterscotch, dried fruit and leather: This delicious spirit is what happens when you take an amply peated whisky from the Islay region of Scotland and age it in sherry casks, which imparts a deep amber hue and a winey suppleness. Appearance: Golden treacle.Nose: Intense peat and vanilla. A raisiny sweetness checks the smoke. Iodineedged peat and crisp, roasty malt. Satisfying and enticing.Body: Full, rich.Palate: Sweet and luscious; clear, grassy malt, then the peat attacks, smoke filling the mouth A very salty tang at one point; the middle offers coffee and vanilla with a glimmer of fruit.Finish: Incredibly long, even for Islay. Fruit, peat, and long-lasting oak. Very chewable and more-ish.
Triple maturation in 3 types of cask. The first maturation is in American oak, ex-bourbon barrels. Then transfer into small 19th century style Quarter Casks for a second maturation. The final maturation is in specially selected, large European oak, Oloroso sherry casks. The initial flavour is quite sweet with a gentle mixture of sweet raisins and creamy apricots with just a trace of the dry peat smoke at the back, the smoother nutty flavours combine all these flavours into one smooth, syrupy whole. With a touch of water the peat smoke comes to the fore and masks the gentler fruitier notes. Even with the maturation being carried out in 1st fill bourbons, quarter casks and sherry butts, the intense bonfire ash smell of the earthy peat cannot be masked. Powerful yet with a creamy consistency. Mouth filling and extremely long but balanced by the sweet smooth caramel taste.
Whiskey | Highland | 750ml
Very Limited Release 2012Only 285 Bottles ProducedBottle #3 of the 3 Bottle Set in the Annie Leibowitz collection in Macallan's Masters of Photography series. This 1991 vintage, sherry puncheon matured whisky accompanies a photograph entitled The Bar. Nose: Intense, dried fruits, ginger, nutmeg and clove. Ripe apples give way to rich sweet notes. Vibrant oak makes a statement, but is refined enough not to dominate. Palate: Ginger and cinnamon spice with rich dried fruits. Mature oak is in balance, with citrus fruits - a story to tell on its own. Finish:Medium to long finish, smooth.
Very Limited Release 2012Only 285 Bottles ProducedA 1989 vintage Macallan selected as part of the Masters of Photography series, celebrating the work of Annie Leibowitz. This was matured in a sherry butt and features a photograph of actor & director Kevin McKidd entitled 'The Gallery'.?Nose: Perfumed, chocolate orange and date. Burnished oak giving out a rich intensity.?Palate: Sweet, fruity, raisin, wood and spices. Then the oak, which shows its hand in a subtle roasted manner.?Finish: Rich finish could stay slightly dry, but teases.
Very Limited Release 2012Only 285 Bottles ProducedPart of the Annie Leibowitz collection in Macallan's Masters of Photography series, this 1996 vintage whisky was matured in an American Oak butt and is paired with a photograph of New York's iconic skyline, appropriately called 'The Skyline'. Nose: Lemon, citrus fruits, vanilla, cream soda. Freshly cut wood in background. Sweet dessert notes balance out. Palate: Viscous; initially oak flits in then departs to allow cinnamon, citrus, toffee apples to show their hand, only to reappear later. Finish: Medium finish but full bodied.
You get elegance, intruigue, and succulence in an amazing bottle of whisky. The mellow and mild mannered sherry wood aged Macallan sees an amazing enhancement of red fruit highlights with a juicier mouthfeel without ever negating its finest attribute which has always been balance. The most tradtional and conservative of Scotland's whiskies, this transformation was obviously done with kid gloves so as not to adulterate the flavor, but rather to make it better. The sweetness is just a bit brighter and the supple textures are just a bit smoother. Jim McEwan continues to show us that no one understands the relationship of barrels to whisky better than he does.
Whiskey | Scotland | Highland | 750ml
Whiskey | 1L
Distilled in 2000Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second (or ‘double’) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine. Carefully matched for a second maturation in Muscat casks, this is a beautifully soft and rounded whisky that’s a pleasure to drink.STRENGTH:40% ABVAPPEARANCE Rich amber, with polished copper tones.NOSE Immediate strawberry jam, bags of jelly babies, then a richly malty heart with malt loaf and Dundee cake. With water, sweeter (rich fresh fruit aromas, as in a village fruit shop) and a hint of almond oil.BODY Medium.PALATE Oily. Fruity, with a silky cereal smoothness.FINISH Soft and biscuity, as with old-fashioned fig rolls. Lovely late warmth
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2010: Blend of the Year Whisky Advocate 95 PointsA cask-strength blend of truly amazing age, the elements of The Last Drop were blended in the early 1970s at a minimum of 12 years old, then left to marry for thirty-six years before bottling in 2008. Consisting of 70 different malt whiskies and 12 grain whiskies. The blend was then placed in three sherry casks.Nose: Big but balanced. Rich sherried notes, toffee and toastness, then plums, prunes and dried fruit emerge, followed by dark chocolate and crème caramel. Palate: Rich, velvety texture. Distinct dryness and light oakiness leads, then recede as sherried, plum, prune, crème caramel nuances emerge as an integrated package of flavours, followed by dark chocolate and digestive biscuits. Finish: Rich, dried fruit, toastiness, sherried notes, cherry jam, extending with distinct oakiness and toastiness.
Whiskey | Scotland | 1.75L
Whiskey | Japan | 750ml
Whiskey | 1.5L
Cordials & Liqueurs | Germany | 750ml
Whiskey | United States | 750ml
Whiskey | United States | Kentucky | 750ml
Whiskey | United States | 1.75L
Whiskey | United States | 1.5L
Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of Elmer T. Lee himself. Perfectly balanced and rich, as declared by the man who knows how great bourbon should taste. The nose brings notes of clover, vanilla, and old leather. The flavor balances fruit, honey and vanilla with a light spiciness. A long and warm finish.
Whiskey | United States | Kentucky | 375ml
Whiskey | United States | Kentucky | 1.5L
Whiskey | United States | New York | 750ml
Similar to the Reserve, Jefferson's is a marriage of a number of bourbons of different recipes and ages. Profiling younger than the Reserve, at 8-12 years of aging, Jefferson's still brings in large bourbon flavors to this relatively inexpensive offering . The flavors of vanilla, caramel and assorted fruits assure an incredibly smooth taste and finish.
Whiskey | United States | Kentucky | 1.75L
| United States | California | 750ml
Whiskey | United States | spirits | 375ml
Cognac and Armagnac
Cognac & Armagnac | France | Bas-Armagnac | 750ml
The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for atleast 3 years. A beautiful amber shade of antique gold. The bouquet initially suggests freshly baked bread and light toffee. Aeration reveals a gentle warmth that intensifies, leading to notes of candied angelica. The palate is bold and youthful, with a touch of vanilla.
The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for at least 7 years. A beautiful shade of amber. A strong prune bouquet with a wealth of concentrated aromas, the suggestion of freshly baked bread and a touch of toast and gingerbread. Aeration reveals superb aromas of baking bread, rancio and candied fruit. So smooth and well-rounded on the palate that there is only the flavour of fine oaky vanilla.
Cognac & Armagnac | France | 750ml
A lovely golden colour with chestnut tints. A nose of exceptional finesse with superb aromas of dried apricot, mandarin, vanilla, lime blossom and mint. The tannins are silky smooth on the palette and the balance between alcohol, tannins and aroma is remarkable. A thoroughbred Armagnac!
| United States | Cognac | 750ml
A boisterous 12 year old Bas Armagnac blended and bottled by the incomparable Darroze as part of their Grands Assemblages range. Hints of liquorice and cinnamon here, this really blossoms after a minute or two breathing in the glass.
Francis Darroze has been described as the Pope of Bas Armagnacs and is widely recognised as the top producer in the region. Darroze owns no vineyard, instead works with small growers ageing the spirits in his own cellars. The end product is totally authentic, each bottle is hand drawn and bottled from its original aging cask. Francis refuses to blend casks from the same Domaine or same vintage feeling that this would diminish each cask's individual charm and integrity. Darroze also refuses to add water to his brandies (a common and legitimate practice in both Armagnac and Cognac). Each cask is carefully monitored and tasted regularly to adequately judge its maturation and evolution. The results speak for themselves. This is why the Bas-Armagnacs of Darroze are served in the world's best restaurants and sold in the finest stores.
The most complex and evolved Gaube we have tasted, showing finesse as opposed to raw power. Rich, round and complex with a beautiful Oloroso Sherry character. Soft and lovely finish showing hints of roasted nuts and toffee. (Bacco grapes dominant)
The aroma is intensely waxy, tea-like, fibery with scents of nutshell, toasted almond and hemp/rope aromas. The palate entry is nutty and mildly tobacco-like; the midpalate is keenly resiny and bittersweet with touches of early-budding rancio, oaky vanilla, cocoa bean and walnut paste. Finishes well and semisweet.Wine Enthusiast
Calvados & Other Brandy | France | Grande Champagne | 750ml
Cognac & Armagnac | France | Cognac | 750ml
A delicate blend of the two finest Cognac areas : Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne. This XO COGNAC has reached perfect maturity after 15 years spent in oak casks. Deep ambercolor with a hint of vanilla, flowers, honey and hazel-nuts. The complex, well-balanced bouquet gradually reveals.
Premier Cru from the best Grande Champagne vineyards. Aged 25 years. It is very rare and precious Cognac of unrivaled subtlety and elegance. Rich, full bodied Cognac. Deep, warm with layers of old wood roasted nuts. Exceptionally smooth, rich and harmonious with flavors of wood and nuts and a long finish with expansive, complex aromatics.
Cognac & Armagnac | United States | Cognac | 750ml
For the first time in the history of Louis XIII, cellar master Pierrette Trichet has decided to present one cask as a special edition to be enjoyed by true connoisseurs of the French-made Remy Martin cognac.The first edition comprises of limited numbered black crystal decanters each designated ‘43.8′ for the alcoholic strength that is the distinguishing mark of the cask. Through a combination of factors such as climate and humidity during its aging, the cask has developed an extra strength of 43.8 instead of 40 degrees alcohol.The craftsmen of French-house Baccarat have created a fresh version of the iconic Louis XIII decanter, whose shape was inspired by an ancient metal flask that was found in the mid 19th Century on the site of a 16th Century battleground. Handcrafted in black crystal, more than 50 operations are necessary to make a Louis XIII decanter, all of which must be executed by a team of some 20 master craftsmen working together before the glass cools. The neck of the decanter is dressed in palladium.The decanter is presented in a "coffret" forged in metal. Mirrors and internal lighting aim to display the lustre of the black crystal, and the neck of the decanter is secured by a metal clasp that is designed to present the black crystal stopper like a precious jewel. The “coffret” is embellished with a quatrefoil design inspired by the royal fleur-de-lys of France, aiming to offer a contemporary rendition of a traditional motif that celebrates the historic roots of Louis XIII.Louis XIII Rare Cask is described as a "supremely rare" limited-edition Cognac, drawn from a single cask; only 786 black crystal decanters were produced.