Shop by Winery/Brewery:







Online Payments

You are here: Home > Whisky Advocate Top 20 Whiskies of 2019
Sort By:
Page of 1
Powers "Three Swallow" Irish Whisky - [WA 92, #18 Top 20 of 2019]
Powers "Three Swallow" Irish Whisky - [WA 92, #18 Top 20 of 2019]
Retail Price: $75.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $47.97
You save $27.03!


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

more info
Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon Whiskey
Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon Whiskey - [WA 93, #3 Top 20 of 2019]
Retail Price: $130.00
SALE PRICE: $52.99
You save $77.01!

93 Points & #3 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
The limited-edition releases from Four Roses are always top-notch, but this bourbon—a permanently available addition to the lineup—proves itself every bit the equal of its rarer brethren. Made with the distillery’s F yeast strain, among others, it has a perfumed nose, with orange blossom, cedar chest, berries, spearmint, tobacco leaves, sassafras, licorice, and layers of earthy spice. The palate is consistent and deep, with flavors of cherry Coke, cough syrup, orange oil, leathery dark fruit, black pepper, chili flakes, and chocolate, shifting into a minty finish replete with pepper, cinnamon, dark chocolate, cooked berries, and roasted walnuts. Full, rich, and utterly satisfying. —Susannah Skiver Barton
more info
Bardstown Fusion Series #2 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bardstown Fusion Series #2 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Retail Price: $70.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $59.97
You save $10.03!

About the Whiskey:
Fusion Series #2 is a blend of 60% of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s three-year-old wheated and high-rye Kentucky bourbons along with 40% of 12 year bourbon from Kentucky to create a smooth, complex pour.

TASTING NOTES:
The fusion between youthful and aged bourbon becomes immediately apparent on the nose. Green apple with honey join roasted nuts and caramel. These disparate profiles are unified on the first sip, coating the palate and finishing with extraordinary balance. - 98.9 proof
more info
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 95, #9 Top 20 of 2019]
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 95, #9 Top 20 of 2019]
Retail Price: $86.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $59.99
You save $26.01!


92 Points & #9 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whiskey Advocate:
"This Quinta Ruban succeeds the 12 year old version, adding two additional years of finishing in port casks, while maintaining the same bargain price. The result is a symphony of understated opulence. Marzipan, fresh apple and pear, milk chocolate, red berries, candied ginger, and praline on the nose build slowly, leading into a fruity, spiced palate. Flavors of soft gingerbread, molasses cake, cherry pie, spiced plums, almond nougat, and dark chocolate intermingle with faint strains of pipe tobacco. It sings on the finish, with a parting crescendo of hazelnut, spice, cigar wrapper, and lengthy oak." — Susannah Skiver Barton
more info
Kaiyo Mizunara Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Kaiyo Mizunara Japanese Whisky (750ml) - [WA 92, #14 Top 20 of 2019]
Retail Price: $80.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $69.97
You save $10.03!


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
more info
Heaven Hill 7 year old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon - [WA 93, #5 Top 20 of 2019]
Heaven Hill 7 year old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon - [WA 92, #4 Top 20 of 2019]
Retail Price: $85.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $69.97
You save $15.03!


92 Points & #4 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whisky Advocate:
In 2018, Heaven Hill discontinued its 6 year old bottled in bond bourbon that was sold only in Kentucky, but now has roared back with this widely available 7 year old. While the bottled in bond designation isn’t necessarily a quality guarantee, this whiskey more than proves its merit. It’s explosive, bold, and buttery, with warm flavors of honey-roasted peanuts, caramel, chocolate, corn muffins, licorice, and cinnamon, all accented by notes of savory herbs, cloves, white pepper, tobacco, and an earthy undertone. Well-integrated big oak, sweetness, and spice combine to create grace, power, and length. This is pure bourbon bliss, at a very approachable price. —David Fleming

more info
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]
Retail Price: $100.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $79.97
You save $20.03!

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
more info
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]
Retail Price: $100.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $89.97
You save $10.03!

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
more info
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]
Retail Price: $115.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $99.97
You save $15.03!

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

more info