Thursday, September 22, 2011
Bourbon may be our first love here at the shop, but that doesn't stop us from having some serious affairs with single malt scotches. Tobermory, currently the only distillery on the Isle of Mull, produces this beautiful 15 year non-chill filtered master piece which comes in a nifty oak box. This is seriously in my top two or three favorite single malts, period. Also got in two Bunnahabhain single malts, the 12 year and 18 year. Bunnahabhain has the unique distinction of being one of the only non-peated Islay single malts, Bruichladdich being the other one. While the barley isn't smoked with peat you still get traces of peat from their water source, which is surrounded by peat bogs, couple that with the exquisite notes of sea air from the coastal barrel aging and you have a ridiculously complex dram that is more approachable than most Islays. Shhhh, don't tell any one but this is the last shipment of 18 year to hit shelves, they have stopped production on this expression of Bunnahabhain so it will no longer be available.
For September Bourbon Club we are featuring Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. A premium barrel selection program for an already fantastic bourbon. If your not a Bourbon Club member feel free to sign up any time this month and receive this month's selection at a discount with full tasting notes and serving suggestions. Look for more information on the club on the left side of this page. Cheers!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Finally got the first official release of Ardbeg Alligator in today, and let me just say this is an epic Scotch! Ardbeg's latest achievement uses 100% new charred American oak barrels. They toasted the oak to a level 4 or "alligator" level char which results in a beautiful color and flavors of BBQ, smoke, ginger snaps, menthol, grilled steak, tar, earth, coffee and a massive amount of peat. This is an exceptional dram and something you won't want to miss. Get it while you can...........