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Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 - The Neck Scores HUGE!
By Whisk(e)yLovers... ForWhisk(e)yLovers
Happy Whisk(e)y Wednesday, day late!

If you are a serious Scotch Whisky aficionado, then you probably know who Dr. Bill Lumsden is. If you don't know who he is, then read up here, now...the man is the pentultimate creative artist when it comes to whisky making, and a living legend. No one manipulates the impact wood has on aging whisky better or as elegantly as Dr. Lumsden, and to drink his spirts is truly to be drinking the nectar of the Gods.

And so this week we sent our man Nicki The Neck on a mission: Get us a spectacular Single Malt from Glenmorangie that isn't available anywhere else...and I mean ANYWHERE. As always The Neck scored...HUGE, with an extra-special limited release whisky from the distillery:

We have only six (6!) bottles available...and once they are gone, they are gone for good. So if you want one, make haste.

And for those of you who need a little inspiration* for what do to with those hands when you aren't drinking...
* If this somehow offends you, please don't email me, just hit the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.

Wait...isnt a "quartet"...oh, never mind!

And dont forget about our Independent Distillers Essentials mixed cases. with $25 flat rate shipping on all cases.
As always, and with the utmost sincerity, I hope everyone is safe, and healthy!

I wish you the best of spirits,
Doug Stone
Grand Vintage Malt 1996
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 is the sixth release in the highly acclaimed Bond House No. 1 Collection, under which Glenmorangie Head Distiller and Master of Wood Dr. Bill Lumsden has revealed some of his oldest and most precious creations, including this 2019 IWC Whiskey of the Year.

This 23 year old whisky pays tribute to the distilleries pioneering quest to create the perfect casks, and is long aged in a handful of their first custom-designed American white Oak ex-Bourbon casks.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Golden

Aroma: Fresh and perfumed, like a bouquet of flowers, with a piquant hint of coriander. Mandarin orange and pear follow on, enhanced by a fruity candied sweetness.

Taste: A zest, citrus mouthfeel brings as surge of oranges and lemon, tempered by ripples of vanilla and fudge. Subtle notes of ginger, sweet chili and oak.

Finish: Delicate and dancing, with the softness of cake mix, almonds and pear.
Nikka Coffey Malt
Japanese Whisky
The originality of this 100% malted barley expression lies in its unique distillation method. However it is not categorized as “malt whisky” but as “grain whisky” since it is not distilled in a pot still.

Malted barley is distilled in a “Coffey still”, a traditional continuous still which is normally used to produce grain whisky. This unique production method results in extraordinary flavors and texture.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark amber.

Aroma: Banana, oak, oatmeal.

Palate: Vanilla, chocolate, nutmeg.

Finish: Creamy, lingering, sweet, malty.
Jefferson's Ocean Aged
Wheated Bourbon, Voyage 19

Jefferson's Ocean Aged Wheated Bourbon aged at Sea, Voyage 19 is unique among all other voyages. The bourbon barreled for this voyage uses wheat as its small grain instead of typical rye.

Wheat is less flavorful than rye so during the maturation process its allows more of the corn's sweetness and the wood's vanilla to come through prior to being loaded onto our ships. The whiskey was then aged as it traveled to 30 ports, on five continents and crossing the equator 4 times.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Warm Bronze

Aroma: The aroma is bright with notes of toffee and Cracker-Jacks.

Palate: rich and lightly sweet with abundant flavors of cinnamon cornbread, salted caramels, and vanilla.

Finish: smooth with an almost red velvet cake note.
The Balvenie Rare & Ltd. Ed.
Single Malt Whiskies
The Balvenie 30YO Single Malt Whisky
A rare and especially fine single malt created by marrying 30 YO whisky aged in traditional oak casks with that aged in European oak sherry casks. A rich, mellow aged whisky with unusual depth and complexity, and bottled at 47.3% ABV.
The Balvenie
Tun 1509 Batch No.6
Single Barrel Traditional Oak 25YO
The Balvenie
Tun 1509 Batch No.6
Single Barrel Traditional Oak 25YO
The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch No.6 is non-chill filtered whisky, bottled at 50.4% ABV, and brings to life David Stewart MBE’s 57-years’ worth of experience and art of whisky stock management through an expression of exemplary quality and character.

Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Rich with soft brown sugar, toffee, blossom honey and ginger oak spices.

Taste: Beautiful depth on the palette with a touch of maple syrup, candied orange and runny honey.

Finish: Sweet and malty alongside swathes of oak vanilla and a spicy layer.
To create The Balvenie Single Barrel Traditional Oak, distillery Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE selects casks of whisky for bottling that have the character he expects of Balvenie matured for 25 years exclusively in American oak. from a Single Barrel. No more than 300 bottles will be filled from any one cask.

Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Deep, mature and rich with overtures of oak and spice

Taste: Honeyed notes overlaid with gentle spices and silky vanilla oakiness

Finish: Rich, honeyed and spicy
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Ardbeg Wee Beastie
5YO Single Malt Whisky

Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest permanent addition to Ardbeg’s core range. This 5 year old whisky was matured in bourbon and oloroso sherry casks.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright Gold

Aroma: Very bright, fresh and herbal with hints of vanilla, pear, freshly cracked blacked pepper, honey glazed ham, rich Turkish coffee and sapy pine resin

Taste: A rich, explosive mouthfeeel with lots of chocolate, tar, creosote and smoked bacon followed by a burst of eucalyptus and aniseed.

Finish: Long and salty mouth coating finish with hints of cocoa and fudge.
Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2020-01 "Granny’s Batch"
Granny's Batch is the first batch of Booker's Bourbon released in 2020. It is named after Margaret Beam, the youngest child of Jim Beam and the mother of Booker Noe.

The Kentucky straight bourbon is aged for 6 years, 4 months, and 21 days with the barrels selected by Fred Noe. The bourbon is uncut and unfiltered, and bottled at 126.4 proof. There is plenty of vanilla and spice notes and finishes with the taste of clean wood.

Despite its strength, we think it’s most compelling neat — yes, it’s a strong drink but why not taste bourbon in its purest form?

But, please, don’t turn it hand sanitizer, as some people are suggesting you do with alcohol in these crazy times. This is truly meant for sipping and savoring.

As is true with all Booker's limited edition releases, once it
Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15 YO Single Malt Whisky

Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate is a spirit crafted from Glenmorangie's own Cadboll Estate barley, grown only in the fields surrounding the distillery's Highland home, and distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills.

The whisky is aged in hand- selected, first-fill American White Oak ex-Bourbon casks to create a single-estate whisky of oaky depths and rounded smoothness.

This limited edition brings a unique creaminess and sweet, oaky depths to Glenmorangie’s signature, smooth style.
Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Oaky intensity, biscuit and orange oil, softened with honeycomb, jasmine and rose
Palate: Creamy butter candy, white chocolate, pears and mandarin are balanced by menthol
Finish: Rounded and deeply sweet

This is a limited edition release, with less than 3,000 bottles released worldwide.
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