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Chivas Regal Ultis Blended Scotch Whisky (750 mL) - [#19 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Chivas Regal Ultis Blended Scotch Whisky (750 mL) - [#19 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
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90 Points & #19 Top 20 Whiskies of 2017:
"The first blended malt to carry the Chivas Regal name was created as a tribute to the legacy of the five master blenders, from Charles Howard in 1895 to Colin Scott. Malts from five of Pernod Ricard’s Speyside distilleries (Strathisla, Longmorn, Tormore, Allt-a-Bhainne, and Braeval) were used to create intricate and elaborate flavors. Even more enchanting than the story are the aromas of fresh red apple, cherry, peach, and mango, mingled with cinnamon and dry heather. This luxurious whisky delivers dark vanilla, soft fruits, chocolate-dipped Brazil nuts, and is cloaked in sumptuous layers of caramel, wood spices, and gingersnaps. Outstanding." - Jonny McCormick

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Wild Turkey Decades "Master's Keep" Bourbon (750 mL) - [#3 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Wild Turkey Decades "Master's Keep" Bourbon (750 mL) - [#3 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
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94 Points & #3 Top 20 Whiskies of 2017 - Whisky Advocate:
"Wild Turkey often exhibits a delightful earthiness, and when earth meets sweet in whiskey, it’s a beautiful thing. Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades achieves a rich texture where deep-tilled soil, fresh-cut grass, and mushrooms meet leather and dark chocolate, followed by dill, oregano, and oak. Caramel and vanilla explode over a heavy dose of cinnamon. Master distiller Eddie Russell mingled barrels ranging from 10 to 20 years old in order to strike this balance and complexity. His method displays the potential of combining extremely old stocks into batches with younger barrels to build a great whiskey." - Fred Minnick
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Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey (Kentucky) - [#15 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey (Kentucky) - [#15 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Retail Price: $200.00
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91 Points & #15 Top 20 Whiskies of 2017 - Whisky Advocate:
"Delivering a buttery mouthfeel with toasted rye and baking spice notes, Peerless is the only craft producer on our list. It’s hard to pinpoint why this young rye succeeds where others fail, but one point of difference is the use of sweet mash fermentation, rather than the much more common sour mash technique, where spent mash is added to the new fermentation. Furthermore, the Peerless warehouse achieves temperatures upward of 110 degrees. Whatever the technical reasons, Peerless is paving the way and we expect more craft distillers to join them." - Fred Minnick

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Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (Indiana) - [#10 Top 20 Whiskies of 2018]
Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon Whiskey (Indiana) - [#10 Top 20 Whiskies of 2018]
Retail Price: $150.00
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92 Points & #10 Top Whiskies of 2018 - Whisky Advocate
"Swirls with the smells of a county fair-candy apples, peanuts, caramel, spiced cookies, and old barn boards, redolent with maturity and complexity. More childhood favorites appear on the palate: cinnamon Red Hots, grape soda, blackberry candy, chocolate-covered caramels, candy apple, and roasted corn, with lush oak rounding out into a peppery finish of cherry cola and roasted pecans. Given the barrel proof, this takes water well. Nelson's Green Brier Distillery bottles the Belle Meade line of bourbons, sourced from MGP Distillery. Each batch of Cask Strength Reserve averages around 1,000 bottles; ABV varies between 55% and 60%." -Susannah Skiver Barton, Whisky Advocate

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Lagavulin 12 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (200th Anniversary) - [#4 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (200th Anniversary) - [#4 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Retail Price: $175.00
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94 Points & #4 Top 20 Whiskies of 2017 - Whisky Advocate:
"Conventional wisdom suggests that Lagavulin is at its peak at 16 years of age. However, this superlative 12 year old confirms why many consumers like their Lagavulin younger. This is Lagavulin at its very best: bold, yet complex and satisfying; full of character, with smoky, savory, maritime, sweet vanilla, and fruit notes all merging into a balanced and eminently drinkable whole. It takes a few drops of water well, releasing burnt grass aromas and more palate sweetness. The Diageo Special Releases are not known to be bargains, but this Lagavulin is sensibly priced, and the greatest all-around value from the 2017 lineup." - Gavin Smith

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Nikka From The Barrel Japanese Whisky [750ml] (Japan)
Nikka From The Barrel Japanese Whisky [750ml] (Japan) - [#1, Top 20 Whiskies of 2018]
Retail Price: $400.00
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#1 Whisky of the World - Whisky Advocate Top 20 2018
This is a blend of multiple types of malt and grain that Nikka reserves. Nikka From the Barrel was created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky "from barrels" which only blenders can sniff and taste. As the whisky contains so many characteristic components at a higher alcohol of 51.4%, it is essential to let the liquid "marriage" in used casks for 3-6 months for it to stabilize and harmonize. The concept of the unique short squared bottle is "a small lump of whisky", which perfectly visualizes the rich and strong taste of the whisky inside.

[Gold Medal - NY World Whisky Competition 2018
Gold Medal Intl Spirits Challenge 2015 ]

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Rampur Vintage Select Casks Indian Single Malt Whisky (750 mL) - [#5 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
Rampur Vintage Select Casks Indian Single Malt Whisky (750 mL) - [#5 Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2017]
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93 Points & #5 Top 20 Whiskies of 2017 - Whisky Advocate:
"Indian single malt distillers like Amrut and Paul John turn out first-rate whiskies that measure up to the most venerable names in scotch. Rampur, a single malt from Radico Khaitan Distillery in the foothills of the Himalayas, is the newest ambassador for this blossoming whisky nation. Indian-grown six-row barley provides biscuity malt aromas that undergird a cornucopia of tropical melon, papaya, and soft yellow jackfruit. The oily palate coats the mouth with cocoa, grilled pineapples, hibiscus blossoms, and tingling spices. With its exceptional, long finish, Rampur may set America on a path to truly appreciating Indian whisky’s style and terroir." - Susannah Skiver Barton
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Artisan Wine Depot Single Bourbon Barrel Select Rye Whiskey
Artisan Wine Depot (High West) "Barrel Select" Rye Whiskey ex-Bourbon Barrel Finish
Retail Price: $100.00
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High West Double Rye, 2 year rye for spices like cinnamon, clove, anise & 7 year rye/corn - for carmel / vanilla

3 Year additional barrel finish in: 9 year MGP bourbon single use barrel (butter, vanilla, bourbon notes)

Each Barrel Select is adorned with a brass tag, paying homage to Park City's mining heritage. In coal and silver mines around Park City, miners would each be assigned a brass number tag, which they would take into the mines each morning and hang up on a tag board each night. This way, the miners could keep track of who was still down below.
92 Proof
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