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Dewar’s "Double Double" 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky - [WA 94, #2 Top 20 of 2019]
Dewar’s "Double Double" 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky (375ml) - [WA 94, #2 Top 20 of 2019]
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94 Points & #2 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
Master blender Stephanie Macleod’s innovative blend was inspired by Dewar’s famous double aging process. She separately blended parcels of aged malt and grain whisky, left each to marry, then blended them together to marry again, before finishing in oloroso sherry casks. A tantalizing nose of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, crystalized orange slice, fresh plum, black cherry, and moist coffee grounds. Smooth flavors of chocolate-dipped raspberries, gingersnaps, and bold sherry fruit yield to a finish of smoke and spice. By releasing in novel half-bottles, Dewar’s spreads the love, enabling us to experience a 21 year old scotch for just 50 bucks. —Jonny McCormick
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Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon Whiskey
Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 93, #3 Top 20 of 2019]
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Notes:
On the nose, Four Roses Small Batch Select offers raspberries, clove and nutmeg. As it hits the palate, it opens into flavors of apricot, ripe berries, vanilla and light oak. The finish lingers with notes of spearmint and a touch of cinnamon.
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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 95, #9 Top 20 of 2019]
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 95, #9 Top 20 of 2019]
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92 Points & #9 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whiskey Advocate:
"This Quinta Ruban succeeds the 12 year old version, adding two additional years of finishing in port casks, while maintaining the same bargain price. The result is a symphony of understated opulence. Marzipan, fresh apple and pear, milk chocolate, red berries, candied ginger, and praline on the nose build slowly, leading into a fruity, spiced palate. Flavors of soft gingerbread, molasses cake, cherry pie, spiced plums, almond nougat, and dark chocolate intermingle with faint strains of pipe tobacco. It sings on the finish, with a parting crescendo of hazelnut, spice, cigar wrapper, and lengthy oak." — Susannah Skiver Barton
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Kaiyo Mizunara Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Kaiyo Mizunara Japanese Whisky (750ml) - [WA 92, #14 Top 20 of 2019]
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92 Points & #14 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Mizunara oak is the modern signature of Japanese whisky, and Kaiyo- whisky enables inquisitive imbibers to savor the spice, incense, and sandalwood flavors of this rare wood for an attractive price. Distilled and matured in Japan, the casks then undergo a three-month ocean voyage from Osaka to Liverpool before bottling to encourage further flavorsome interactions. Ground spices, vanilla sponge cake, honey, brown sugar cubes, and scents of aromatic woods and incense. Pastry, egg custard, and allspice flavors, followed by a wave of vanilla creaminess and a lengthy finish with fading spices." —Jonny McCormick
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Ezra Brooks "Old Ezra" 7 year old Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 94, #7 Top 20 of 2019]
Ezra Brooks "Old Ezra" 7 year old Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 94, #7 Top 20 of 2019]
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94 Points & #7 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
Old Ezra’s owner, Luxco, historically has played the role of whiskey négoçiant, sourcing liquid from third-party distillers. In 2018, the company opened its own distillery in Bardstown, Ky., where it’s now laying down whiskey. While we wait for it to mature, we’ll happily savor the sourced version. This is Ezra Brooks’ first ever barrel-proof bourbon, and it’s a beauty. A spice storm of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and roasted pecan greets the palate, easing into sweet notes of melted caramel, chocolate, macaroons, marzipan, and crème brûlée. Earthy hints of sandalwood and tobacco complete the finish, making this everything a great bourbon should be. —David Fleming
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Matsui Single Malt Peated Whisky (Japan)
Matsui "The Peated" Single Malt Whisky (Japan) - [WA 90, #19 Top 20 of 2019]
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90 Points & #19 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Kurayoshi Distillery lies between Osaka and Hiroshima in the foothills of Mount Daisen, where it produces single malt whiskies brought to proof with soft, mountain spring water. The label, adorned by Hokusai’s The Great Wave, portends this whisky’s rush of flavor: satisfyingly smoky, with noticeable structure and complexity. Kippers on the nose, with burnt aromatic grasses, cocoa, and jellied fruits, and a smoky palate of red apple, ginger, pepper, orange, and mango. Smoke writhes like a serpent on the finish, sliding off the walls dripping with sweet tropical fruits." —Jonny McCormick
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Aberlour a'Bunadh Alba Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Speyside, Scotland) - [WA 93, #5 Top 20 of 2019]
Aberlour a'Bunadh Alba Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Speyside, Scotland) - [WA 93, #5 Top 20 of 2019]
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93 Points & #5 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"The yin to Aberlour A’bunadh’s yang, this cask-strength single malt is matured entirely in bourbon casks rather than sherry. The result is a bracingly pure whisky with deceptive simplicity; its flavors are clean and its structure precise, but it’s far from boring. The nose recalls black-and-white cookies, vanilla-frosted yellow cake, and shortbread with caramel topping, along with honeysuckle, jasmine, and coconut cream. Mouth-coating and full, it has flavors of poached pear, malt balls, nougat, lemon curd, toasted coconut, and hints of spice. Vanilla, chocolate, and nut flavors are almost endless on the finish. Add water, or don’t: this is delicious either way." — Susannah Skiver Barton

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The Glenlivet "Enigma" Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) [Speyside, Scotland] - [WA 93, #8 Top 20 of 2019]
The Glenlivet "Enigma" Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) [Speyside, Scotland] - [WA 93, #8 Top 20 of 2019]
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93 Points & #8 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
A riddle inside a bottle, this release follows Glenlivet’s previous mystery series bottlings Alpha, Cipher, and Code. Packaged in a jet-black bottle and box that look part Arthur C. Clarke monolith and part 3-D cryptic crossword puzzle, it’s devoid of cask information or tasting notes by design. The best solution is to open it and unlock the whisky’s secrets. Classic Glenlivet notes of lemon curd, melon, fresh peaches, bitter orange, and baked apples on the nose, followed by a smooth, creamy palate of marshmallow, toasted almond, marzipan, and lemon iced tea. The long, vibrant finish is replete with crème brûlée, sultana, cinnamon, and tropical fruit. —Jonny McCormick

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