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Powers "Three Swallow" Irish Whisky - [WA 92, #18 Top 20 of 2019]
Powers "Three Swallow" Irish Whisky - [WA 92, #18 Top 20 of 2019]
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92 Points & #18 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"The Powers Distillery in Dublin historically used the swallow to signify the age, quality, and purity of its traditional pot still whiskeys. This powerful expression, predominantly matured in bourbon with some sherry casks, has an intriguing nose of candied peel, dried apricot, mango strips, white pepper, herbal notes, almond paste, and sweet grapefruit flesh. Thick and velvety, there’s warm marmalade, sugared almonds, golden barley, citrus, green apple, and acrobatic spices. A superb introduction to this quintessential Irish whiskey style." — Jonny McCormick

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Dewar’s "Double Double" 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky - [WA 94, #2 Top 20 of 2019]
Dewar’s "Double Double" 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky (375ml) - [WA 94, #2 Top 20 of 2019]
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94 Points & #2 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
Master blender Stephanie Macleod’s innovative blend was inspired by Dewar’s famous double aging process. She separately blended parcels of aged malt and grain whisky, left each to marry, then blended them together to marry again, before finishing in oloroso sherry casks. A tantalizing nose of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, crystalized orange slice, fresh plum, black cherry, and moist coffee grounds. Smooth flavors of chocolate-dipped raspberries, gingersnaps, and bold sherry fruit yield to a finish of smoke and spice. By releasing in novel half-bottles, Dewar’s spreads the love, enabling us to experience a 21 year old scotch for just 50 bucks. —Jonny McCormick
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Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (Kentucky) - [WA 93, #16 Top 20 of 2019]
Baker's Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (Kentucky) - [WA 93, #16 Top 20 of 2019]
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93 Points & #16 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Poor Baker Beam, great-nephew of Jim Beam. His eponymous Baker’s bourbon ended up a sleeper bottle alongside rightfully lauded Booker’s bourbon and stellar limited editions of Knob Creek. But this year, Baker’s has reason to boast, as it gets the single-barrel treatment. It will remain 107 proof and a minimum of 7 years old. However, the addition of details like barreling date, age, warehouse, and barrel number will make for fun treasure hunting. Our bottle offered a lush palate of blackberries, delicious dried fruits, licorice, and cinnamon." — Jeffery Lindenmuth
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Talisker Game Of Thrones "House Greyjoy" Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky - [WA 92, #16 Top 13 of 2019]
Talisker Game Of Thrones "House Greyjoy" Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky - [WA 92, #13 Top 20 of 2019]
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93 Points & #5 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Part of the Game of Thrones collection, this pop culture mash-up whisky represents House Greyjoy and features its kraken sigil on the label. The whisky sings of the sea, as blasts of ocean spray, sea salt, wet sand, and seashells swirl above undernotes of peach, cranberry, citrus fruits, and blackberry tart. The mouth fills with bonfire smoke, light peat, toffee, black cherry, and peppercorn. The addition of water coaxes out chocolate, light black pepper notes, and citrus. A flourish of allspice, bitter chocolate, more toffee, espresso, and almond on the finish." — David Fleming

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Bardstown Fusion Series #1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bardstown Fusion Series #1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 92, #11 Top 20 of 2019]
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92 Points & #11 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Contract distiller Bardstown Bourbon has begun building its own portfolio of whiskeys, and this inaugural release—comprising 60% Bardstown’s own 2 year old bourbon and 40% sourced 11 year old bourbon—is an auspicious debut. Rye and an herbal rush of peppermint and dill greet the nose, swathed in cotton candy, vanilla cream, and nutty caramel. The palate is loaded with chocolate fudge, honeyed almonds, dark fruits, light pepper, and allspice. Bitter chocolate, espresso, orange peel, leather, and spice complete a sumptuous finish." — David Fleming

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Kaiyo Mizunara Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Kaiyo Mizunara Japanese Whisky (750ml) - [WA 92, #14 Top 20 of 2019]
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92 Points & #14 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Mizunara oak is the modern signature of Japanese whisky, and Kaiyo- whisky enables inquisitive imbibers to savor the spice, incense, and sandalwood flavors of this rare wood for an attractive price. Distilled and matured in Japan, the casks then undergo a three-month ocean voyage from Osaka to Liverpool before bottling to encourage further flavorsome interactions. Ground spices, vanilla sponge cake, honey, brown sugar cubes, and scents of aromatic woods and incense. Pastry, egg custard, and allspice flavors, followed by a wave of vanilla creaminess and a lengthy finish with fading spices." —Jonny McCormick
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Ezra Brooks "Old Ezra" 7 year old Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 94, #7 Top 20 of 2019]
Ezra Brooks "Old Ezra" 7 year old Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 94, #7 Top 20 of 2019]
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94 Points & #7 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
Old Ezra’s owner, Luxco, historically has played the role of whiskey négoçiant, sourcing liquid from third-party distillers. In 2018, the company opened its own distillery in Bardstown, Ky., where it’s now laying down whiskey. While we wait for it to mature, we’ll happily savor the sourced version. This is Ezra Brooks’ first ever barrel-proof bourbon, and it’s a beauty. A spice storm of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and roasted pecan greets the palate, easing into sweet notes of melted caramel, chocolate, macaroons, marzipan, and crème brûlée. Earthy hints of sandalwood and tobacco complete the finish, making this everything a great bourbon should be. —David Fleming
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Laphroaig "Cairdeas" Cask Strength Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2019
Laphroaig "Cairdeas" Cask Strength Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2019 - [WA 92, #12 Top 20 of 2019]
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92 Points & #12 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"The 2019 edition of Laphroaig’s annual Càirdeas series, this is a cask-strength version of Laphroaig Triple Wood. The complex nose is redolent of iodine, lime, peat smoke, wood-fired meats, drying seaweed, salt air, and other maritime notes. Charred smoky peat and coal fire envelop the palate, and embrace emerging notes of bitter chocolate, licorice, savory herbs, smoked jerky, cracked pepper, and cigar ash. A spicy finish is filled with leather, bitter nuttiness, dark chocolate, espresso, and lingering peat smoke." — David Fleming

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Matsui "The Peated" Single Malt Whisky (Japan) - [WA 90, #19 Top 20 of 2019]
Matsui "The Peated" Single Malt Whisky (Japan) - [WA 90, #19 Top 20 of 2019]
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90 Points & #19 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"Kurayoshi Distillery lies between Osaka and Hiroshima in the foothills of Mount Daisen, where it produces single malt whiskies brought to proof with soft, mountain spring water. The label, adorned by Hokusai’s The Great Wave, portends this whisky’s rush of flavor: satisfyingly smoky, with noticeable structure and complexity. Kippers on the nose, with burnt aromatic grasses, cocoa, and jellied fruits, and a smoky palate of red apple, ginger, pepper, orange, and mango. Smoke writhes like a serpent on the finish, sliding off the walls dripping with sweet tropical fruits." —Jonny McCormick
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Aberlour a'Bunadh Alba Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Speyside, Scotland) - [WA 93, #5 Top 20 of 2019]
Aberlour a'Bunadh Alba Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Speyside, Scotland) - [WA 93, #5 Top 20 of 2019]
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93 Points & #5 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
"The yin to Aberlour A’bunadh’s yang, this cask-strength single malt is matured entirely in bourbon casks rather than sherry. The result is a bracingly pure whisky with deceptive simplicity; its flavors are clean and its structure precise, but it’s far from boring. The nose recalls black-and-white cookies, vanilla-frosted yellow cake, and shortbread with caramel topping, along with honeysuckle, jasmine, and coconut cream. Mouth-coating and full, it has flavors of poached pear, malt balls, nougat, lemon curd, toasted coconut, and hints of spice. Vanilla, chocolate, and nut flavors are almost endless on the finish. Add water, or don’t: this is delicious either way." — Susannah Skiver Barton

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