Friday, May 30, 2014
Happy to announce the arrival of the new Ardbeg Day release: Auriverdes! Just in time for the official international Ardbeg Day celebration this Saturday 5/31/2014. The latest release is aged in bourbon barrels that have had the barrel heads toasted. This extra toasting step brings out some really elegant vanilla and hazelnut notes, similar to a buttery chardonnay which would be aged in toasted barrels (instead of charred barrels like bourbon). I also get some intense earthy-smokey notes up front that lead into flavors of toasted coconut, honey, custard and crushed minerals, finishing with just a touch of phenolic heat. Epic stuff, with a little more oak and mouthfeel than the last few Ardbeg releases I can remember.
As a bonus offering the entire Ardbeg line will be on sale for 10% off, 15% for Club Members, Friday and Saturday only in honor of Ardbeg Day! Ardbeg Auriverdes and discounts available at both shops. Come and get it. Cheers
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hey hey hey,
Just got in a very very limited amount of the Michter's 10 year old rye. Previous releases have been rumored to come from sources that have gone into such ryes as Sazerac 18, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, and the Black Maple Hill ryes, although like with any Michter's product, there's no way to know for sure where the juice is coming from with this particular batch. As always, Michter's tends to exceed their age statements, so this whiskey could very well be over 10 years old. We haven't seen this release for a couple years now, and supplies are extremely limited, so act fast!