Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Arrivals: Balvenie 25 year, Glenfiddich 26 year, Macallan Rare Cask, Glenfiddich "The Original" 1963

Hey All,

Winter is in full affect and there's no better time of year for limited whiskies, holiday treats are landing almost daily. The newest arrivals include a nice selection of rare single malt Scotch:

-Glenfiddich 26 Year Single Malt: Aged 100% in American bourbon barrels this rich and balanced single malt playfully called "Excellence" has all the depth and complexity of a 26 year whiskey combined with engagingly soft tannins and some hints of vanilla and custard. The whisky starts off subtle but builds to a symphony of flavors.

-Glenfiddich "The Original" Single Malt: The Original takes its inspiration from the very first Glenfiddich single malt bottled (in 1963), it was the first marketed single malt whisky in the world and a bottling that started the whole Scottish single malt movement. The flavor profile is sweet, fruity and floral with just a touch of biscuity notes.

-Balvenie 25 Year Single Barrel Single Malt: One of the best Balvenie single barrels ever to hit the market. This bottling, aged in an ex-bourbon barrel, produced just a shade under 300 bottles. The flavors on the palate are bursting with butterscotch, honey cake, citrus and candied ginger, with a long lingering spice on the finish. Don't be fooled by the lighter color, this one's epic.

-Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt: Made from first fill sherry barrels in all their glory. A non-age statement whisky but definitely using some of the oldest and best casks in Macallan's warehouses. Incredibly rich notes of toffee, chocolate, dates, apple pie and bread pudding with just a hint of baking spices. You want this.

Get these while you can, all are in limited supply and would make great stocking stuffers or holiday gifts. Cheers everyone.


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