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Mars 'Iwai 45' Blended Japanese Whisky - [WS 91 Points & #19 Top 20 of 2020]
Mars 'Iwai 45' Blended Japanese Whisky - [WA 91 & #19 Top 20 of 2020]
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91 Points & #19 Top 20 of 2020- Whisky Advocate:
"This new, higher proof Iwai (pronounced EE-why) was designed for cocktails; however, it’s supple and more than capable as a neat sipper too, with pleasing aromas of honey, ripening pear, barley, exotic woods, and citrus. The palate of honey sweetness, sugar cubes, vanilla, pear, apricot, and spice bows out with honey, breakfast cereal, nougat, and white chocolate. It’s a delicious and unusual whisky from Japan, less aligned with the country’s scotch-like tradition of malts and blends and more similar to bourbon, being made mostly from corn." - Jonny McCormick (December 2020)

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Milk & Honey M&H Classic Single Malt Whisky - [WA 90, #20 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Milk & Honey M&H Classic Single Malt Whisky - [WA 90, #20 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Retail Price: $70.00
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90 Points & #20 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"Tomer Goren, head distiller at Milk & Honey Distillery in Tel Aviv, excels at warm climate single malt production under the intensity of the Mediterranean sun. His ethos is beautifully captured within this kosher-certified flagship bottling, matured in bourbon and shaved, toasted, and re-charred casks. It exudes a nose of golden syrup, vanilla, marshmallow, jasmine, dried apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper. Flavorful and juicy, the palate has satisfying depth, with caramel, vanilla, shortbread, honey, and orange, daubed with vivaciously spicy black pepper." — Jonny McCormick

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Compass Box "The Peat Monster" Whisky (750 ml)
Compass Box "The Peat Monster" Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 93, #9 TOP 20 0F 2020] [JM 94] [ WE 92]
Retail Price: $100.00
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93 Points & #9 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"The much-beloved Peat Monster was recently given a new recipe designed to create greater depth and elegance. The peat influence, while still omnipresent, is now more subtle. On the nose it’s gentle and fragrant, wafting over candied citrus, lemon-frosted cake, and raspberry, along with classic peated undertones of charcoal and iodine. The palate is creamy in texture, with pleasant notes of brine, seashells, ashiness, and a floral peat influence that swirls gently around rich vanilla, tropical hints of lime, smoked meats, and generous spice. The finish offers bitter chocolate, lemon hard candy, and a bang of spice and smoke." — David Fleming
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Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey - [WA 92, #15 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Retail Price: $90.00
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92 Points & #15 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"Triple-distilled in Dublin, Teeling’s debut single pot still expression is distinctive in its unusual 50:50 mashbill of malted to unmalted barley, adding an element of virgin American oak to deliver a charismatic quality and texture. The nose is reminiscent of cinnamon breakfast cereal, with delicate touches of melon and white grape, but it’s the vibrancy of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper at this perfect proof that most impresses, taking a decisive lead over the soft stone and orchard fruit and glossy caramel flavors." — Jonny McCormick
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Glenmorangie "The Cadboll Estate" 15 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - [WA 93, #13 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Glenmorangie "The Cadboll Estate" 15 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - [WA 93, #13 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Retail Price: $140.00
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93 Points & #13 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"Glenmorangie has been growing its own barley for years, but this U.S. exclusive marks the first release produced entirely from its estate-grown grain. Honeysuckle and jasmine waft over lemon curd and shortbread on the nose, while bright aromas of blueberry and lime stand out. The palate is malty and full: shortbread with tumbling fresh blueberries, toasted almonds, and gingery spice. It’s silky, rounded, and seamless into the finish, and beautifully transformed by a drop of water." — Susannah Skiver Barton
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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey [#5 on Whisky's Advocate Top 20 of 2020] [WA 94]
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey [WA 94, #5 TOP 20 of 2020]
Retail Price: $120.00
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94 Points & #5 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"Rare Breed bourbon enjoys notoriety as a great value, and this new rye stands shoulder to shoulder with it. A gift for Wild Turkey fans from master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, it’s not chill-filtered, making it even more full-bodied and rich. Zesty aromas of mint, eucalyptus, pine, and cedar chest mingle with sliced orange, candied strawberry, and sweet pecans on the nose, and that profile carries over into the nutty, spiced, herbaceous, and citrus-sweet flavors of the palate. With water the full spectrum of flavors—and the harmonious interplay of grain and barrel—reveal themselves, leaving an unforgettable impression of perfectly controlled power." —Susannah Skiver Barton (December 2020)
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Balblair 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Highlands, Scotland) - [WA 93, #11 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Balblair 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Highlands, Scotland) - [WA 93, #11 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Retail Price: $160.00
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93 Points & #11 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"There’s something for everyone in this whisky, whose citrus brightness acts as a deft foil for darker earthy notes, showcasing the Highland distillery’s range. Lemon, orange marmalade, dried fig, golden raisin, milk chocolate, and a touch of leather on the nose; then more marmalade, chocolate, toasted nuts, cinnamon, and lemon pepper on the creamy, viscous palate. Still fresh with citrus, the finish slowly gives way to savory tobacco, leather, cocoa powder, and coffee bean. Subtle, nuanced, and perfectly balanced: a sleeper hit." — Susannah Skiver Barton

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Aberfeldy 18 Year Old Limited French Red Wine Cask-Finished Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky - [WA 93, #10 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Aberfeldy 18 Year Old Limited French Red Wine Cask-Finished Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) - [WA 93, #10 TOP 20 0F 2020]
Retail Price: $240.00
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93 Points & #10 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"Aging scotch in a secondary cask is tricky, and tinkering with a whisky that has already achieved 18 years of age is even riskier. This well-matured Aberfeldy spent its final months in red wine casks from Bordeaux under the bold vision and deft hand of malt master Stephanie Macleod. As a result, it soars above its station. Never intrusive, the red wine finish suggests Fig Newtons and dried cherries, building upon Aberfeldy’s classic honey-vanilla profile to evoke strawberry shortcake and flavors of jam and clotted cream on a fresh-baked scone. A complex, mature, and moreish whisky at an excellent price." — Jeffery Lindenmuth

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