Entries in single malt (4)

Friday
May312013

The Peat Project

This multi-vintage Port Charlotte cuvee has been created by master distiller Jim McEwan to showcase the supreme elegance of this heavily-peated Port Charlotte spirit. While peated to a very serious 40PPM, Port Charlotte shares the wonderful poise and sophistication of its sister Bruichladdich spirit, while delivering its peat with none of the medicinal flavors that so often dominate coastal peated spirit.

The Power of Peat with elegance, complexity and the floral topnotes for which our Bruichladdich stills are famous.

The whisky is manually distilled from 100% Scottish barley, using the original19th century copper equipment and pre-industrial techniques. Matured beside the Atlantic, the marine-influenced whisky is naturally bottled in Islay's only bottling hall -— uniquely from Islay spring water from Gneiss (the oldest rocks in the whisky world) without the industrial processes of chill-filtration or artificial coloring.

 

Tasting Notes

A peat smokiness with vanilla sweetness, followed by spicy black pepper & lemon spice on the nose.
Brilliant creaminess, the layer upon layer of texture imparts an evenness of flavor across the palate. The finish is an extraordinary mix of sweet vanilla and peat smoke, with green fruit syrup. It lingers long and mellow, giving total satisfaction.

There is only a tiny allocation of Port Charlotte Scotches imported into the state of Florida.  This is sure to run out quickly at $59.99!

Saturday
Feb232013

Prichard's Selections Now Available!

Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey, 40% alcohol by volume, is barreled, aged, and hand bottled exclusively by Prichard's Distillery, Inc. in Kelso, Tennessee. Phil Prichard makes his Single Malt Whiskey in the Irish Whiskey style, uses more barley than rye to make the malt, and uses water from Teahollow Springs, a pristine water supply that also supplies the drinking water to the local area. Phil ages the whiskey in new oak barrels using a 3-millimeter alligator char, which is an aggressive char, and ages the whiskey until he feels that it is right.Tasting Notes: Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey awakens the senses, first attracting the eye with its rich coppery color, followed by its aromatic sweet nose eliciting notes of honey, caramel, with soft toffee and butterscotch notes. A drop of water to release its potential, and the bouquets unfolds with spice notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose and palate, with honeyed sweetness, rounded toffee, vanilla, and a long, lingering finish.

 

Special select American Rye is used for this whiskey. This product is then distilled in copper pot stills and aged in small American oak barrels for the perfect balance of smoothness and flavors so desired. It has been bottled at 86 proof to achieve just the perfect taste in a Rye Whiskey. Straight out of the bottle, a pleasant aroma of field apples and light cinnamon spice approaches the nose without overpowering it.  The flavors of rich rye grains and an apple character reminiscent of calvados emerge initially, but the long finish develops into a sustained oaky vanilla experience.

 

This amazing Single Malt is $49.99, while the Rye is $47.99. Both are highly recommended!

Wednesday
Jan302013

The Newest Glenmorangie Private Edition Is Here!

Glenmorangie is proud to announce the launch of Glenmorangie Ealanta, the latest addition to its award winning Private Edition range. Scots Gaelic for "skilled and ingenious," Ealanta is a 19 Years Old Glenmorangie, matured exclusively in virgin American white oak casks from the Mark Twain National Forest in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

Glenmorangie Ealanta has a soft toffee and butterscotch aroma, followed by vanilla and a curious strong hint of stewed fruits with a hallmark Glenmorangie top note of menthol. On the palate, candied orange peel, sugar coated almonds and sweet vanilla are to the fore, wrapped in an unusual nuttiness reminiscent of Brazil nuts in toffee. The finish is long with virgin oak derived spices such as clove, ginger and a hint of aniseed. 

"The superior quality of our whisky comes from the great yet unseen lengths that we go to in crafting our precious spirit. Traversing continents in search of the finest wood for our casks is a true illustration of our commitment to quality," said Brian Cox , Vice President of Glenmorangie, U.S. "Dr. Lumsden and his team's uncompromising attention to detail has produced an exceptional body of tastes that will surely please even the most ardent whisky connoisseur."

Glenmorangie Ealanta is bottled at a strength of 46% and is non chill-filtered for extra texture and mouth feel. It will be available in limited quantities as only 1,500 cases have been made available for the US market.

Of course you knew that we would be getting our fair share of that, and each perfect bottle is only $129.99. 

Monday
Oct152012

Port Charlotte "An Turas Mor" finally available in Florida!

An Turas Mor is the latest release from Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte line of Scotch malt whisky, one of two alternative brands produced by the distillery. Unlike previous releases of Port Charlotte, An Turas Mor is a “multi-vintage” release. And, also unlike previous Port Charlotte releases, An Turas Mor is bottled at 46% rather than at cask strength.

The nose is spectacularly coastal, much like diving into fresh (rather than stale) salt water. There are big, beautiful notes of sea air, gentle peat, vanilla, applewood smoked cheddar, and tar.

On the palate, it is again briskly coastal, as if one has taken a gulp of light, crisp, fresh salt water. There is also marshmallow, vanilla, iodine, tar, and olive brine. The finish imparts a considerable bourbon cask influence along with smoked cheddar. All in all, it is a uniquely refreshing experience. Come pick up your bottle for $56.99.