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Tasting Notes: Nikka ‘From The Barrel’ is a blended whisky which was released in 1985. The development of this expression started with an aim to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky like "from the barrel", which only blenders can sniff and taste. The secret behind its gorgeous flavor is the unique combination of complex blending, higher ABV 51.4% and "marriage" process. The iconic square bottle reflects its concept "a small block of whisky" and embodies the intense and rich flavors of the whisky inside. Long after its launch, this bottle is still timeless and recognized for its ultimate simplicity. The blend combines both single malt and grain whisky from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries, which are then married in a huge variety of casks, including bourbon barrels, sherry butts and refill hogsheads. A huge depth of flavour in this stunning Japanese whisky*. I can't recommend this enough. If you have yet to try Japanese Whisky*, let this be your grand introduction! . A real star, winning top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards in 2007 and 2010. Japanese whisky producer Nikka was founded in 1934 and has become Japan's second largest distiller, producing a large range of single malts and blended whiskies between its two distilleries - Yoichi and Miyagikyo. NOSE Spicy and peppery, but there’s a richness behind it, with spicy oak and soft orange fruitiness, and soft vanilla notes from the bourbon cask. PALATE Grainy sweetness and candied orange peel, quite rich, accompanied by rich cinnamon and clove. FINISH Great balance, very dry finish with some winter spice, a little caramel vanilla and a cocoa smokiness. SUMMARY Tried it as a mizuwari (served with water and ice) and it was gentle, but with a surprisingly complex array of flavours from brioche to cherries to chocolatey smoke. *This product does not meet all the criteria of “Japanese whisky “ defined by the Japan Spirits & Liqueur Makers Association as of April 1, 2021

Price: $64.99


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DOS MADERAS (Two Woods)  Spain

Tasting Notes: Rich, ripe and Smooth! Dark amber in color, this intriguing rum offers fig and raisin notes at first, leading to rich, ripe fruit on the palate. This is seasoned by some tropical spice and wrapped in sherry notes, with wisps of smoky oak and a touch of tobacco leaf. The Dos Maderas journey begins with sugar cane, best grown in the tropical climates of Barbados and Guyana. Harvest is between February and June, when the plants are at their best. Each country ages the rum for 5 years, and then they are transported to Jerez, Spain. These unique rums are aged using the region’s criadera and solera system. Through the use of this traditional ageing process, not only do the rums gain the flavors and complexity of Palo Cortado and Pedro Ximénez sherries, but are infused with the rich history of Jerez, and the knowledge passed down over generations of the Medina family. This rum (in my humble opinion) is best appreciated neat, and is beautifully paired with cigars and chocolate.

Price: $66.99


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Tasting Notes: KILCHOMAN (kil –cHO–man) Founded in 2005, Kilchoman is not only the first distillery to be built on the Isle of Islay in 124 years, but it is also one of the few to handle the entire whisky production process in-house. Sanaig (saah-NIG) Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottling ABV: 46% CASK TYPE: Bourbon & Sherry ( 30/70%) PEATING LEVEL: 50 Parts per Million Non Age Statement (NAS) Non-Chilled Filtered and Natural Color 100% ISLAY 11TH EDITION RELEASE The 100% Islay 11th Edition was distilled from our 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 barley harvests before being matured in 26 bourbon barrels and 7 oloroso sherry butts for a minimum of 9 years. The intense floral sweetness gives way to layers of rich spices, plums, dates and leather then grilled fruit, malt and vanilla with waves of clean fresh peat smoke and citrus sweetness on the finish. The Barley comes from the mainland to Diageo’s Port Ellen Maltings where it is malted then peated. It is then sent to the Kilchoman Distillery. Named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic coast, Sanaig is a vatting of both sherry and bourbon casks. The high proportion of Oloroso sherry influence adding a balance of dried fruits and spices to classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness and peat smoke character. A fantastic balance of peat smoke, fruit and sweetness.

Price: $102.99



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