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WE 92, BTI 91

Very distinctive product, a masterpiece as is a precious diamond of the outstanding clarity.The unique recipe was created by the Russian specialists with the goal of achieving ultra smooth fresh taste. The complex process of creating “Russian Diamond” takes 7 days, during which the vodka is distilled and filtered under constant supervision and then is given time to “rest”.

Made from a wheat and rye blend, this silky vodka is neutral overall, with a faint citrusy scent and mild sweetness on the palate. The spirit is filtered through a myriad of materials, including Siberian pine needles, fabric, and as befits the name, various precious metals and stones.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2015)

WE 92, BTI 91

Very distinctive product, a masterpiece as is a precious diamond of the outstanding clarity. The unique recipe was created by the Russian specialists with the goal of achieving ultra smooth fresh taste. The complex process of creating “Russian Diamond” takes 7 days, during which the vodka is distilled and filtered under constant supervision and then is given time to “rest”.

Made from a wheat and rye blend, this silky vodka is neutral overall, with a faint citrusy scent and mild sweetness on the palate. The spirit is filtered through a myriad of materials, including Siberian pine needles, fabric, and as befits the name, various precious metals and stones.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2015)
Chacha Rkatsiteli- which is made from Rkatsiteli grape variety grown in the famous wine region of Georgia - Kakheti. After fermentation and pressing grape pomace is subjected to steam distillation. Before pouring the resulting chacha kept in stainless steel vats.

Clear color. Complex, ripe yellow plumb and fresh almonds aromas. Clean mid-palate, fruity and spicy finish. A tasty, elegant grappa.
The nose is greeted first by the heady aroma of a root beer float: full, creamy, and sweet, followed by images of springtime New England woods full of damp earth and fresh hints of spring. Classic birch smoothness hits the tongue with a sweetness that is mellowed by a touch of spice. Fiery amber soothes the throat in a manner reminiscent of a scotch stripped of its burn yet still retaining a touch of peat and a hint of vanilla. The full bodied, rich taste ends with a sassafrass finish.
Pop the cork to the welcoming smell of holiday spice and tropical breezes. Warm gold envelops first the nose and then the taste buds. Cinnamon and spiced honey at the onset rounded by notes of ginger and exotic spices. Full bodied heat dissipates, leaving the delicate flavor of cardamom to demand another sip.
Uncork and smell the gust of bright green ripeness and sun warmed cucumbers wafting from the bottle. Fresh and sweet aromas of honeydew and Japanese melon candy confront both tongue and nostril simultaneously at the first sip. The mouth-feel is one of diluted honey offering roundness to the clean flavor of cucumber that remains on the palate.
Uncork and smell the gust of bright green ripeness and sun warmed cucumbers wafting from the bottle. Fresh and sweet aromas of honeydew and Japanese melon candy confront both tongue and nostril simultaneously at the first sip. The mouth-feel is one of diluted honey offering roundness to the clean flavor of cucumber that remains on the palate.
The rose is the quintessential symbol of love, so why not love yourself and add a little rose to your cocktail? In addition to its intense aroma and striking appearance, rose hips are known to have several health benefits when ingested.
Chacha Saperavi- gorgeous chacha, which is made from Saperavi grape variety grown in the famous wine region of Georgia - Kakheti. After fermentation and pressing grape pomace is subjected to steam distillation. Before pouring the resulting chacha kept in stainless steel vats.

Clear color. Complex, spicy aromas of fruit cake, praline, and roasted nuts with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a breezy cream of wheat, malted vanilla honey milkshake, and papaya finish. A tasty, elegant grappa.
Slightly hazy amber orange color. Interesting aromas of baked apple, raisin, and gingerbread crust have a delicate white nut note and follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with vibrant mincemeat flavors and a tangy rosehip and eucalyptus honey accented fade. An intriguing pie-like confectionary treat for artisan cocktails.
This liqueur perfectly captures the floral bouquet and enchanting flavor of jasmine flowers. Its unusual, delicate character blends beautifully in floral cocktails. Made using aromatic, organic jasmine flowers. Unlike other liqueurs on the market.
Ginger used to be one of the most popular spices in the world, prized for its medicinal and culinary value. Each batch of our ginger liqueur requires 60 pounds of organic ginger, creating a satiny and spicy flavor. - versatile with gin, vodka, and tequila. Mix it with rum or lemonade, cook with it, or enjoy it as an apertif.
Honey and chrysanthemum flowers come together in this rich yet delicate liqueur. The nose of the flower and texture of organic honey are a perfect mix with rum, whiskey, or gin. Made using two different varieties of chrysanthemum flowers and organic wildflower honey from Wisconsin. Unlike other liqueurs on the market, KOVAL liqueurs use a white whiskey base, adding more depth to the spirit.
WE 93

This tawny Bourbon has a rich, spiced scent reminiscent of fruitcake. On the palate, look for caramel studded with dried cherry, orange peel and clove, finishing quite dry. A great profile for classic cocktails, and not too precious to mix.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2014)
Bright aromas of hibiscus, unripened berries, and sour cherries greet the nose upon de-corking. The flavor is at once tangy and sweet bearing resemblance to a cranberry juice cocktail while remaining true to the essence of the berry itself. Conflicting images of winter holidays and summertime picnics collide as the liquid smoothly coats the mouth and warms the back of the throat, leaving floral notes and an energetic zing in its wake.
WE 90

Creamy and lush, but not too thick, this liqueur offers bold maple sugar aromatics, but pulls back on the palate. Easy sipping.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast
This is our flagship product, now in its fifth vintage. We've changed the name from 'Calville' to Heirloom to reflect more clearly the heritage and complexity of the the blend. In addition to MacIntosh and Empire, Russets provide full-bodied sweetness, Calville Blanc and Esopus Spitzenburg provide acidity and citrus notes for balance, and Ashmead's Kernel provides natural tannins for structure. Serve it with artisanal cheeses, game or dessert.
Maple syrup has been a Vermont staple since pre-colonial times. Traditions from hundreds of years ago continue today. The hands-on, small batches are matured in American oak, delivering an exceptional liqueur. Sapling Maple Liqueur is bold like the landscape itself, but always smooth and never too sweet. Try Sapling neat, in coffee or create your own signature drink.

"It tastes like the beginning of winter, like shorter days with more time for contemplation, time for settling in.”

- Esquire Magazine
The specialty grade Arabica beans are carefully picked, milled, and processed to ensure the highest quality coffee. The beans are shipped farmer direct to be roasted locally here in Vermont. The artisanal roasting coaxes the optimal flavor and aroma for every batch. We immediately grind and cold-brew the beans after roasting to maintain and preserve their distinctive character.

The last stage involves infusing the coffee with our exceptionally pure liquor and lightly sweetening the blend.

“Overall, it’s simply a very well-made coffee spirit, easy to sip on straight or simply to be used to give your White Russian an instant upgrade.”

- Drink Hacker
Unbelievable quality for the price: this bargain shows what is great about distilling premium wine grapes. A VSOP, it outscored Delamain Pale & Dry and Martell Cordon Bleu in a series of expert tastings (1989). Ansley Coale: "I used to get buyers to taste it blind against Hennessy XO. The Craft Method always won". Lot–numbered.

This California Brandy coming from Mendocino County High in the hill country to the west of Ukiah on an isolated patch of ranch land a few buildings house an unlikely alambic Cognac still and stands of oak barrels quietly aging. Germain-Robin makes the greatest brandy in America, and in blind tastings with leading Cognacs, many experts prefer the richness of its California fruit to the leaner French brandies of the classic region.

A unique blend of 13 woodland spices. Juniper and wildflowers envelop the nose, while the taste is dry, yet vibrant - clean and nuanced by emerald grasses, golden citrus, and white pepper with a round, floral body. Crisp enough to enjoy straight and of course excellent in cocktails both classic and contemporary.
Hendrick's Gin (750 ml)
Our Price: $34.99
This elegant artisanal wine was developed in collaboration with maître liquoriste Deirdre Heekin. Using the Northern winter cold to concentrate fresh-pressed cider from Vermont apples, they fermented the concentrate to make a pure dry wine infused with a special blend of Vermont-grown herbs. Perfect for making classic cocktails such as the Negroni, Manhattan and Americano. May also be used as an aperitif over ice by itself or with sparkling water.
Named for the “first flower of spring,” the company describes the gin and its 18 botanicals as “an expression of this new life springing from the mountains and valleys of Vermont.”

The botanicals include juniper (a hallmark of gin), coriander, thyme, star anise, orris root, cardamom, nutmeg, sarsaparilla root, rosemary, allspice, fennel seed, grains of paradise, orange peel, damiana leaf, caraway seed, anise seed, and ginger.

Some gins can taste like alcohol that someone waved a juniper berry near. Snowdrop is smooth and its botanicals sit front and center.
WE 92

This gin has a fierce following, in part because of its quirky brand personality (see the Monty Python-esque website) and aggressive marketing among bartenders. But it lives up to the hype. Some might expect a more concentrated rosewater-cucumber profile, but it’s relatively subtle, with just a hint of cucumber mingling with juniper in the aroma, and white pepper, citrus and floral notes on the lingering finish.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2012)
WE 89

This spicy, flavorful Brooklyn gin starts out light, with an upfront, fleeting, fruity sweetness, but powerful flavors of juniper, black pepper, coriander and anise quickly rush forward. Combine this with tonic or another mixer to tame the alcohol heat.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2013)

Deep color, medium-to-heavy feel. Strong, sweet fragrance with wood and spice tones. Butterscotch candy flavors, so strong I almost hear cellophane unwrapping, are echoed by some oak, caramel and vanilla. Smooth, not too much alcohol fire. Mellow, long finish with a touch of herbal and anise notes.
Made with a blend of straight Bourbons, this whiskey has a mild vanilla and resin scent. On the palate, flavors run to vanilla, cedar and citrus. Adding water brings out distinct cinnamon and peach notes, before falling into vanilla.
The Koval Rye Whiskey is a softer-style single barrel rye made from the heart cut of the distillate, no heads or tails (the rougher-tasting product of distillation). Aged in new American oak from Minnesota and made from grain sourced from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest, there are lots of maple, candy corn, and spice notes on this easy-drinking rye.
This is a small batch, hand-crafted blend of American bourbon whiskey and select Vermont maple syrup. A second maturation in American oak, delivers a unique exquisitely balanced, exceptionally smooth, maple bourbon whiskey.

“My favorite is the darker, woodsier Vermont maple bourbon whiskey, with a richness that ramps up bourbon’s natural sweetness, making it lovely for after-dinner sipping.”

- New York Times
This is a small batch, hand-crafted blend of aged American rye whiskey and select Vermont maple syrup. A second maturation in American oak, delivers a unique exquisitely balanced, exceptionally smooth, maple rye whiskey.

“The distillery’s mellow Vermont maple rye whiskey hints of buckwheat, with earthy, smoky overtones.”

- New York Times
WE 90

This history-minded bottling was made in collaboration with Brooklyn barmen Damon Boelte and Maxwell Britten. It’s made from an 18th-century recipe, pot distilled using “exotic spices inspired by the British Spice Trade,” and finally, aged for 12 months in Bourbon and oloroso Sherry casks. All that adds up to a light gold hue, light sweetness (typical of the Old Tom style) and a pleasing, robust vanilla-mint profile with flecks of rosemary and lemon peel, finishing long and spicy. Sip or mix.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2015)

Greenway Distillers is a project of Master Distiller Crispin Cain and professional herb and flower gardener Tamar Kaye. Crispin learned his trade working with Master Distiller Hubert Germain-Robin, the celebrated producer of unparalleled California brandies.

The following quote is Crispin’s own description of his Absinthe.“I am motivated to make the best possible Absinthe with the best source of eau-de-vie I have found, honey and apples. We make wine from the honey and apples from an old family recipe, and then distill it on the antique Germain-Robin Cognac still. The spirits are gently blended with pure clean water, then, we add the herbs needed to make Absinthe. After one week we place the herbs and spirits in the still and distill it in a still especially made for Absinthe. The result is nothing less than wonderful: Absinthe rare and exquisite. The herbs are hand selected for their quality, appearance, and taste. Each carefully grown and handled herb contributes to the overall taste. After distillation is done, the distillate is kept pure and clean. Nothing is added for color, ever. No sugar or any kind of sweetener is added to my Absinthe. With such a clean distillate, why muddy it with impurities we have distilled away? I have found it to be absolutely superior.”
WE 91

Inspired by England’s sloe gin and made with beach plums from Long Island, New York, this gin has round, sweet and tart flavors, with an earthy cinnamon touch on the finish. With its distinctive dark-cherry-juice color and aroma, this lends itself to making fizzes and other cocktails. It’s distilled from cane sugar, but it’s not supersweet.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2013)

92 Points Whisky Advocate

The Feathery is a blended malt which has been entirely matured in first class sherry wood which makes it slightly sweeter, fuller and more rounded than standard malts. Aged 8-10 years and blended from 3 single malts: Tamdhu, Glengoyne and Glendronach. The Feathery is the first expression of a range we are developing celebrating original Scottish craftsmanship. The Feathery is the original golf ball painstakingly hand crafted with feathers, tar and bird skin to make a perfectly rounded ball which was more streamlined and effective. The only downside is that it was also very expensive given the number of hours that went into one ball, when playing a game with a feathery the golfers would position two "spotters" who would ensure that the ball was never lost on the course. Additional Information Warm, rich oak, and deliciously sweet sherry flavored sultanas, orange segments, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits with a long and satisfying finish with spiced orange and chocolate with a hint of butterscotch.
WE 90

Islay’s Laphroaig is famed for its intensely peaty profile, and this single-malt Scotch delivers on that reputation. The amber spirit opens with a smoky aroma that’s underpinned by vanilla and light floral notes. There’s plenty of peat on the palate too, backed by olive brine, espresso and chocolate characteristics. Beware: Cask strength means that an overproof alcohol level delivers strong flavor but also a hefty burn.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2015)
A real delight: clean, pure, wonderful and complex combination of delicacy and great flavor. Very limited (one barrel/year), hand-distilled, and superb apple brandy. Heirloom Sierra Beauty, Jonathon, Ben Davis, and Gravenstein apples from the Anderson Valley give this apple brandy depth, unusual length (Germain-Robin’s hallmark), and lots of life. A portion of the cider goes through malolactic fermentation, yielding creaminess and texture. Aged in Limousin and Missouri Oak.
Germain-Robin brandies have no alcoholic roughness. Due to their origin in premium table-wine grape varietals, Germain-Robin brandies are unusually aromatic and flavorful, with no hint of harsh alcohol. It is interesting to compare any of them to a glass of cognac. Germain-Robin has no "bite" naturally: from the high quality of the grapes we use. Good wines are complex. So are brandies made from good wine grapes. The characteristics of the individual grape varietal are concentrated by distillation: brandy distilled from sauvignon blanc is very different from brandy distilled from semillon. The rich variance of flavors and aromas among our varietal brandies allows us to assemble blends that are remarkably complex yet stay unusually balanced. Notice how many areas of your mouth get flavor when you taste.

World-class grapes give us rich flavor, yet the brandy remains subtle and delicate. The flavors are purer, cleaner and more genuine - no need for the oak flavoring, sugar, and caramel that European producers add to make up for their more neutral grapes, their harsher alcohols, and their use of huge aging tuns.

Full, slightly sweet; toffee, ginger and dried fruits accompanied by sherry and cloves. Rich in both dried fruit and sherry, with a subtle toffee sweetness and pleasant touch of spice flavor with a touch of sherry sweetness and wood.
WE 90-95

First nosing exposes dry scents of walnuts, grass and dark toffee. Entry is malty and vanilla-extract bittersweet; mid-palate is silky, creamy, Sherry sweet, pruny and black raisin-like. Ends on a dark chocolate note that's chewy, medium-sweet and satisfying.
BTI 94

The aromatics leap from the glass filling the room with the sweet scents of malt, ripe orchard fruits, creme caramel, wild flower honey, banana bread with hints of oak and smoke. Perfectly balanced with a creamy texture that gives way to a complex spice.

- Beverage Testing Institute (March, 2012)
Appearance: Brilliant gold.

Nose: Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters, and a citrus sweetness. Body: Full.

Palate: A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavors, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth.

Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetizing sweetness.
WE 95

This uncut, barrel-strength Bourbon is bold and flavorful. The caramel aroma is rich and luxe. On the palate, it's quite tannic and drying, but the flavor shines through, showing toffee, caramel and dried cherry, with a spicy finish of clove, dried fig and date. The alcohol feels remarkably balanced despite the high proof. It needs no adornment: just add a chunk of ice and enjoy.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2014)
WE 90-95

The low-key bouquet offers intense breakfast cereal smells with meek scents of spice and dried flowers. Palate entry is assertive, spirity, malty-sweet and slightly candied; the midpalate tastes include harmonious flavors of honey wheat toast, light fudge, caramel, marshmallow, candied almond, candied orange peel and oaky vanilla. Concludes elegant yet attractively potent.

- Wine Enthusiast
The Elisi is a blend of three distilled Grappa products, 8-year aged Nebbiolo Grappa, 5-year aged Barbera Grappa, and 3-year aged Cabernet Grappa. The three Grappa products are blended together, then aged for another 12-months in oak.
Soy sauce, olive brine, peat, honey, oloroso Sherry, brewer's yeast, bread dough, barley malt and cigar smoke in the bouquet. The flavor that magically includes the innate intense peatiness of Islay malts and the masterly employment of oak barrels phase defines "classy Islay." Concludes sweetly, without sacrificing the tangy, astringent peatiness that is inherent. Gorgeous.
An initial bouquet of unsweetened coconut, honey, and light toffee beautifully complement the dried fruit aroma. The palate entry is chewy and honeyed; at mid-palate the dried fruit, clover, and honey flavors meld delightfully with the oily, creamy texture. Concludes sensuously and regally.
The second release in a new annual limited released from the esteemed distillery, The Macallan Edition No. 2 is a collaboration between the Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, and twice-named best restaurant in the world, El Celler de Can Roca. Macallan's Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, and the Roca Brothers, Joseph, Joan and Jordi Roca, each selected a cask that was used to create this blend. Bob Dalgarno picked the Tevasa cask, which imparts dried fruit and sherry notes. Joseph Roca, the sommelier, selected Jose Miguel martin casks with spicy ginger notes. Joan Roca, head chef, picked the rich green wood and toffee flavors of the Diego Martin casks. And pastry chef Jordi Roca went with the light vanilla and citrus notes of the Vasyma American Oak casks. By bringing together the art of whisky making with the creative culinary genius of the Roca brothers, this single malt surpasses convention and invigorates the senses.

The result is a warm and spicy character that brings to the fore notes of apple, oranges, toffee, dried fruits and vanilla. A complex, yet approachable collectible whisky for the discerning whisky drinker.

Wow! Phenomenal nose with deep richness with smoke from burning heather yet still space for some strong floral notes. Equally full in the mouth with all the nose had plus raisins, dried apricot and rich, spicy oak. Very energetic for its age yet still beautifully balanced. Warming. Mellow and satisfying. Long, full finish.
WE 96

Luxe and easy-sipping. Look for enticing notes of butterscotch, baked pear, cinnamon and clove on the nose and palate, swathed in just the right amount of smokiness.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2013)
WE 97

Made from a blend of very rare 13 to 16-year-old whiskies, this bottling pays tribute to Master Distiller Jimmy Russell's 60 years at the Wild Turkey Distillery. This light, silky Bourbon shows lots of vanilla-maple and brown sugar flavors accented by a hint of peach, and tapers off delicately, with clove, cinnamon, ginger and burnt orange peel notes on the finish.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Sept, 2014)
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
WE 96-100

The complex, understated bouquet finds aromas of barley malt, seaweed, heather, oaky vanilla, honey, sherry cask, scrambled egg and minerals. The palate entry is oily, buttery and oaky sweet; by midpalate the flavors include assertive tastes of marzipan, marshmallow, baked pear/peach pastry and bacon fat. Finishes with a luscious fruit/grape thrust. A masterpiece.

- Wine Enthusiast
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
WE 97

Made to celebrate 100 years of rum making, this is a spirit to savor. It’s made from a blend of rums aged from eight up to 30 years in American whiskey barrels. The unusually deep caramel hue advertises the powerful flavors: crème brûlée, lingering and kaleidoscopic notes of coffee bean, caramel, cola, muted gingerbread spices and just a mere hint of sweetness.
Kavalan Sherry Oak dilutes Solist Sherry with Kavalan spring water to 46% strength. It is clean and complex with multi-layers of dried fruit, nuttiness and spices with some marzipan and vanilla touches to it.

By utilizing Taiwans unique natural resources and remarkable technological skills, aiming for the first whisky distillery in Taiwan, Kavalan distillery of King Car Group was founded. Kavalan, the earliest tribe that inhabited Yilan, represents sincerity, honesty, and the spirit of step-by-step cultivation. Kavalan distillery continues the tradition of passionate commitment to creating the premium whisky.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
90 Points Whisky Advocate

Rich summer gold with a freshly harvested barley impression. NOSE: A robust mix of fresh peaty aromas, constructed around a central core of apples and toasted nuts which have been dowsed in wild mountain honey. PALATE: Sweet concentrated peat flavors dominate from the start. Bold and intense. The peaty heart is united with honey-infused raisins, roasted nuts and a luxurious leather impression. Full-bodied with fantastic length. A real heavyweight, which will impart a lasting impression on the palate.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Nose: Nougat, salty, ripe plums, demerara sugar, Christmas pudding. Very rich.

Palate: Huge sherry notes, sweet Oloroso, creamy coffee cappuccino, figs and caramelized sugar.

Finish: A long finish with the Oloroso sherry notes continuing on and on.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
WE 98

A stunning limited-edition añejo. The golden color and caramel scent hint at what's to come: sweet agave flavor, a lingering whisper of smoke and mellow notes of tropical fruit, Sauternes and butterscotch.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (May, 2011)

Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Prunier XO Cognac is a very old Grande Champagne Cognac crafted from a blend of old cognacs of different styles and characters, some up to 50 years old. After distillation, it is matured for a minimum of 20 years and offers a bold and robust flavor profile, with notes of citrus and vanilla, candied oranges, honeyed oak, spice, vanilla and caramel on the palate with a long and slightly sweet finish.
WE 96-100

The initial bouquet offers wonderful aromas of pipe tobacco, nougat, almond paste and old, well-worn leather; aeration sees the nuttiness take precedence and a brown-butter element emerge. Palate entry is keenly nutty, moderately sweet, cocoa butter-like, and a touch oaky or resiny; midpalate adds a touch of toasted marshmallow. Full-throttle finish in terms of taste. Scrumptious.
Complex, rounded, with great personality. Wonderful concert of different sensations in wich come out the "sclarea sage", grapefruit and vanilla. Rich, wrapping taste. All over the palate, very silky, affordable even by beginner. In Italy is called the Lady's Grappa for his fragrance and roundness, very much seductive when drunk in special occasions.
Golden Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
91/100 – Golden Medal - World Spirits Awards
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
WE 98

The nosing passes find smells of chocolate -covered red cherries, old saddle leather, sweet-tart hints of grapefruit, kiwi and dried apricot. The palate entry is lush, fruity and intensely honeyed; the midpalate is creamy and concentrated on caramel, toffee and maple tastes. Ends silky, semisweet and nutty. A stunning B-A worth twice the price.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
100% Barbera D'Asti, aged 10 years, stored in wooden box.

Amber color. Complex, delicate, with sensation of marasca cherry, wood fruits, cacao and vanilla on the nose. Rich, harmonious and persistent taste. Powerful and in the same time very delicate. Real masculine grappa. Very classic though. Highly appreciated by connoisseurs around the world for his intense fruity smell.
Amber color. Rounded, with a great personality. Wonderful concert of different sensations in which come out the ripe fruit, black ribes, apricot, marasca cherry, cacao and vanilla on the nose. Full impact right from the first sip, it reflects the sincerity of the greatest grape of Piemonte. Here the sensations to be in the Nebbiolo vineyard come straight on your nose. It smells Piemonte from every single corner.
This is benchmark Tullibardine, full-bodied, smoothand fruity in the mouth. There are a myriad of flavours coming from toffee, spice and dried apricots, through to the more obvious barley and vanilla notes on the finish. This is a Tullibardine to savour and take ones time over.

The history of Tullibardine as a location for brewing and distilling is one of the oldest in Scotland. Located in Blackford, the gateway to the Highlands, it was here in 1488 that the young King James 4th of Scotland stopped by on his way to his coronation, to purchase beer from the local brewery. This is recorded as the first public purchase of beer. In 1503 the brewery received the first Royal Charter issued by James IV, in recognition of the fine beer produced at Tullibardine. Although the easy access from the north and the south makes this the perfect location for distilling and brewing, the most important aspect is the plentiful supply of fresh, spring water from the surrounding Ochil Hills. These hills were formed more than 400 million years ago with layers of basalt and red sandstone, and are well known for the gold that was mined from them. The water that reaches the distillery has taken 15 years to reach the Danny Burn, which is the spring where we take our water from. This is the same water bottled by the renowned mineral water company, Highland Spring. In 1947 William Delme Evans began converting the original brewery buildings that remained into a distillery, and in 1949 the first spirit was distilled at the newly named Tullibardine Distillery. The name in Gaelic means ‘lookout hill’, and was taken from the small medieval chapel built in 1446, which is close to the distillery. In 1953 the distillery was sold to Brodie Hepburn, who were themselves later sold to Invergordon Distillers. For the next few decades production continued using the original two stills and maturing the spirit in sherry casks. In 1973 the capacity was increased with the addition of two more stills. Recently Tullibardine began a new chapter in its history as in November 2011 the distillery was purchased by an independent family company already involved in the Whisky Industry. There is no doubt that the future of Tullibardine is in safe hands. With a wide portfolio of stock ranging back as far as 1952, Tullibardine is a lovely sweet, elegant and complex malt whisky.
Single-vintage Grape Brandy, aromatic single variety, refined at least 6 months in stainless steel vessels. Aroma: Flowers (rose, magnolia), herbs (sage). Taste: Sweet with a light touch of citrus fruit.
Elegant and pure; unique in its balance and elegance, its fragrance reminds the honeycomb full of honey, a clear scent of acacia flowers and ripe quince apples, of fresh muscatel and just collected figs. In the mouth it clearly confirms the fragrances with the addition of the taste of bread crust. Persistent.
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Rich and concentrated, this is a blend of rums aged up to 12 years, then aged an additional two years in former PX Sherry casks. The end result is luxurious, thick in caramel, toffee and gingerbread flavors that finish long and elegant, with clove, allspice, dry cocoa, leather and orange peel accents. It sips beautifully.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2015)
WE 93

Featured as a blend of Johnnie Walker’s rarest whiskies, this Scotch billows with sweet cigar smoke from the very first sip. Underneath that, look for vanilla, oak and dry cocoa, finishing dry and spicy with cigar wrapper, allspice and clove, plus a mouthwatering saline note.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2014)
WE 90-95

The first nosings detect dark fudge, vanilla extract and dried herbs; following aeration layered aromas of oak/pine, old saddle leather and crème caramel candy are added-a gorgeous bouquet. Palate entry is long, deep and bittersweet; at midpalate the flavor turns toasty/smoky, sap-like and chewy. Finishes on a maple-like note that's semisweet and lip-smackingly delicious.

- Wine Enthusiast
BTI 94

Bright amber color. Bright, attractive aromas of sautéed almonds, dried fruits, spicy custard, and leather with a supple, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long raisin compote, chocolate nuts, brown spices, and cedar and minerals finish. A flavorful and stylish, after dinner dram with a lot of attractive Sherry barrel character.

- Beverage Testing Institute (May, 2015)
Kavalan Fino is matured in top fino sherry butts. Fino, Spanish for 'Fine', is the driest and palest of all varieties of traditional sherry wine.

Dark amber color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of toasty granola, sautéed apricots and figs, spiced nuts, and Coleman’s fuel with a slightly chewy, tangy, fruity full body and a hot, layered, very long honeyed raisin toast, pepper, and hint of fuel finish. A rich, fruity and fiery single malt.
Herradura Seleccion Suprema is made by hand using only the finest of our estate-grown agaves, the oldest oven, the experience of our distilling master and more than four years of rest. With every sip the tequila tells the story of its maturity though hints of dried wood, cinnamon, rose petals and vanilla. It is a remarkably refined experience worth every minute, day and month until its arrival in your glass.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
96-100 Wine Enthusiast

Nosing finds luxuriously mature aromas of old library leather, dried yellow fruit, nougat, cocoa paste, oak, honey, candied orange and even some black pepper. Palate entry is full-weighted, sweet, concentrated, nutty and buttery; midpalate adds rancio, honey, earth and apricot nectar. Concludes sweet, tobacco-like, mildly smoky and marshmallow-like. Flat-out delicious.
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Palate entry offersleathery, mature tastes of nut paste, marzipan, treacle and dark chocolate; midpalate is chunky, sweet, raisiny, pruny and fat. Finishes huge and assertive.
WE 96-100

This luscious bouquet offers notes of roasted pork loin, bacon fat, sawdust, with a touch of smokiness. The palate entry is cocoa sweet, intensely oaky, vanilla-like and honeyed; at mid-palate the smoke from the nose reappears in tandem with a delicious chocolate covered apricot taste. Fabulously plump.
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Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement. Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
WE 97

The magnum opus of rum maestro Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez, this velvet-soft, limited-edition rum is redolent of rich, warm caramel accented with espresso and cocoa. It fades gracefully into long notes of toffee and clove.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (June, 2015)
Complex and rounded, with great personality. Wonderful concert of different sensations in which come out of the ripe fruit, cherry, tobacco, cacao and vanilla. Rich, wrapping, confirm the charming sensation smelled. Extremely rich, the grappa at its highest level.
Five Stars / Highest Recommended. - Spirit Journal / Wine Enthusiast.
GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006


Give this vintage Armagnac time to aerate; the boozy nose dissipates, and the aromas and flavors deepen noticeably, turning from vanilla to toasty caramel and honey, with finessed tropical fruit and orange-peel notes.
The marriage of the spirit from truly magical caskshas created a sensational texture, both sleek and suggestive. Lose yourself in the sweet, fruity, mellow oakiness of this bewitching spirit.

NOSE: The aromas rise and mingle beautifully creating an olfactory symphony in your hand. Little notes of rich, plump, crystallised grapes flirt over heavier notes of honey. Go deeper and you will find the tang of lemon and lime - This is the DNA of our Bruichladdich spirit; the terroir of ancient peat lands and Islay’s exposed coastline, living, breathing proof that magic really does exist.

PALATE: Without water the first thought that enters my head is wow! This is strong and my cheeks flush, my eyes water but my heart is in heaven. Its so, so mellow and mature and yes, you can find all of the aromatics on the taste buds and more!!! I get chocolate and coconut, tangerine and papaya and a wonderful infusion of barley sugar with a pinch of cinnamon and aniseed. Completely mesmerising.

FINISH: Grilled peach and apricot sprinkled with demerera sugar, quite outstanding.
WE 93

Featured as a blend of Johnnie Walker’s rarest whiskies, this Scotch billows with sweet cigar smoke from the very first sip. Underneath that, look for vanilla, oak and dry cocoa, finishing dry and spicy with cigar wrapper, allspice and clove, plus a mouthwatering saline note.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2014)
WE 96-100

The early bouquet is round, biscuity, and a touch spicy; further aeration reveals a deep aroma of butterscotch, cream, vanilla, marzipan, and candied almond. The palate entry is vividly spirity as the alcohol slightly pricks the tongue; the midpalate stage displays solid flavors of dried orange rind, white raisins, marmalade, and figs. Finishes elegantly and sweet.
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The aroma features fig, prune, pastry dough, honey and maple scents. On palate, Louis XIII offers long and intensely woody flavors; additional layers of flavor, including figs, dates, prunes, dried apricot and vanilla, are featured at mid-palate. Finishes elegantly, warm, smooth and more oaky than fruity succulent.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
91 Points Whiskey Advocate

This rich and sophisticated blend begins with subtle, sweet Highland smokiness, followed by island whiskies bringing fresh, sea-salty, maritime smoke, and then finishing with sensationally bold and dry peaty Islay malt flavors. It is best sipped neat or with a drop of Water to fully experience the deep and complex layers of smoke.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Laphroaig Distillery was established in 1815 on the rocky south coast of the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. This malt whiskey distillery continues to malt barley using its traditional malting floors and malt kiln. In 1994 the distillery was awarded the Royal Warrant. The core range is quite extensive and supplemented by limited releases including a 21 year old was issued in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Friends of Laphroaig. Independent bottlings are also available from Signatory, Cooper's Choice and Hunter Laing.

30 years of aging has taken the aggressive, pungent edge off this fine Islay scotch. While still maintaining pleasant peat smoke and toast flavors, sherry and vanilla enter the mix with a lasting, peppery finish. One to collect, savor and enjoy.

John Walker Private Collection 2015 Edition (46.8% ABV) is packaged in a deep red glass decanter, with an angled cut to reflect the slanted label on the distinctive Johnnie Walker square bottle. It comes in a cream box with the story of the ‘Rare Fruit Character’ of this blend. This 'Rare Fruit' character blend by Walker master blender Jim Beveridge is the second annual release in the series that flows the previous Directors’ Blends which were made for Diageo directors to hand out to key Johnnie Walker clients. These elite ranges are meant to showcase the expertise and craft of the blenders behind all Johnnie Walker’s blended scotch whiskies, the world’s leading scotch whisky brand.

The Private Collection launched with the 2014 Edition, which is described as “an exploration of the John & Walker & Sons signature smoky character from three Scottish regions. The 2015 Edition continues the exploration Walker house style with a small batch blend of 29 bespoke and experimental casks that reveals the fruit distillery character that unfolds in the top notes of its blended scotches”. Beveridge and his team are said to have had access to the greatest breadth and depth of fruit character in Diageo’s vast reserves. Within these stocks are special casks laid down to develop sophisticated, precise expressions of fruit styles from different regions. Beveridge said: “The 2015 Edition is a unique blend of mature expressions of fruit character from the heart of Scotland. The wonderful lightness of fresh and exotic Speyside fruits deepens into the warm, autumnal fruits of Highland malts, finishing with a lift from the spicy, West Highland fruit character.”
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement. Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
A Single Grain Scotch Whisky from Caledonian, an Edinburgh distillery long since decommissioned. Nicknamed “The Cally” by its workers, it’s the oldest Caledonian ever released by the original distillers, and a true individual – highly complex yet wonderfully open and accessible, with a compelling nose.
Laphroaig 32-Year-Old Islay Single Malt. Image courtesy Beam Suntory. This whisky is the fourth in a series of special bottlings marking Laphroaig’s 200th anniversary in 2015, and is a limited-edition release. It was matured in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, and the nose is smoky and sweet with notes of barbecue sauce, grilled meat, and hints of figs and brine that don’t overpower the nose, but give hints of a gentle strength.

The taste is luscious and sweet at first, followed by intense peatiness and cinnamon spice with hints of heather, brine, and honey in the background. The finish is very smooth, but still forceful with good spices and peat smoke along with hints of honey, vanilla, and cocoa. It’s the whisky equivalent of an iron fist in a velvet glove.

Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Topaz color. Opening bouquet is compelling as biscuity, spicy, botanical waves of black pepper, milk chocolate and oaky vanilla vie for dominance; bouquet turns fruity, ripe, mildly spirity and leathery later on. Palate entry is firmly structured, candied, grapy and appropriately woody-resiny; midpalate is rich, grapy, honeyed, marzipan-like and nougaty. Aftertaste is ripely sweet. Loved it from start to finish.
WE 96-100

Semisweet aroma leaps forward emitting toasty, almost smoky fragrances of campfire, charcoal, pipe tobacco, blue cheese and rancio. Taste is elegant, refined and supple, showing mature tastes of oak, marshmallow, honey, oloroso Sherry, black tea and coffee. A seamless six decade-old jewel.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
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The bouquet features strong scents of wax paper and lanolin. The palate entry is gentle, satiny, and fruity sweet; the mid-palate features chocolate-covered cherry, banana nut bread, candied almond and cocoa. Finishes deliciously sweet, medium-weighted, elegant and graceful.
Superlative Speysider from Macallan, this astonishing 25 year old is one of the most revered whiskies in the world. It received a perfect 100 out of 100 score from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, 1999. It also received a Gold at the International Spirits Challenge.

Nose: Very fruity, with notes of orange and pear on the nose. Also has a good dollop of sweet spices which develop into an almost smoky character. The sherry on the nose is refined and well balanced, with hints of honey and caramel.

Palate: Textbook malt delivery which gives way to a mouthful of dried apricots, prunes and figs. Hints of nutmeg and cinnamon weave in and out of an epic whack of honey that only a Speyside distillery of this kind of nobility can produce.

Finish: A long, full finish that carries fig, spices, chewy oak and a touch of light smoke.
WE 90-95

The bouquet offers scents of thyme, tarmac and pepper. The palate entry is luscious and bittersweet; the midpalate stage is chock full of nougat, honey and dark chocolate tastes. Concludes sweet, medium-bodied, Sherried and honeyed. A true pleasure.

Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
93 Points Whiskey Advocate

Another Special Releases staple, this is the fifteenth and oldest Brora in the series to date. The nose offers hemp, oiled brown paper, lemon juice, ashy peat, and sweetening malt. The oily palate boasts sweet fruit notes, peaty toffee, and ginger. Long in the softly smoky finish, with black pepper, plain chocolate, char, and licorice.

- Whiskey Advocate (Winter, 2016)

Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
A limited edition, natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Port Ellen, a silent distillery on the Isle of Islay. The oldest Port Ellen ever released. Sixteenth of a limited series of annual releases that are very rare, highly sought after and will only be available a little longer. Earlier and far larger releases in this series now change hands among collectors for up to ten times their original SRP.

From refill European Oak butts filled in 1978, the last year of production. Self-assured, well-integrated and hugely complex whisky in which subtlety is all, with an effortless balance of sweet fruit notes, citrus, honey, smoke, fire and oak.
Tasting Notes:

Color: Polished teak

Nose: Sophisticated and understated; dry overall, opening with distant, faint smoke before a wave of familiar sweet and smoky notes. Pleasing sweet aromas of honey-cured smoked meats drift above the fragrant smoke. Fresh, cleansing notes with sweet mint and sharp citrus.
Body: Medium

Taste: Wonderful at natural strength. Sweet, prickly and drying, with a great mix of wood ash, burnt jam tarts, toffee and caramelized orange. Then more all-pervading smoke with a spicy-herbal complex featuring cloves. Water makes things cooler but doesn’t alter the well-balanced flavour profile.

Finish: Long, cooling and complex. Instantly appetizing with toffee apple, burnt toast, lemon zest, ripe red apples. Deeply herbal and heavy with wood smoke.
No. 6 brings together the art of The Macallan Whisky Maker with Lalique’s exquisite craftsmanship to create a stunning whisky encased in the finest, and most stylish, crystal decanter. This rich, complex single malt takes its unique natural colour and character from the first fill Spanish sherry seasoned oak casks handcrafted by the master craftsmen of Jerez de la Frontera’s, the home of sherry. The cooperage exclusively creates Spanish oak casks which, once seasoned with sherry, give the unique, rich flavour of this exquisite whisky. It is from this one single cooperage that these casks are taken in order to ensure the infinite quality and character at the heart of The Macallan. An enticing, rich dark walnut color delivers classic Macallan character, a celebration of richness, spice and dried fruit with a layer of heady orange groves.
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The nosing passes discover seductive aromas of hazelnut, butterscotch, spice cake, pipe tobacco and honey. The palate entry offers succulent flavors of toasted bread, blueberries and light toffee; the midpalate features delightful tastes of brown sugar, cocoa, butterscotch, lychee, oak, vanilla, rancio, nougat and black plum. Concludes with elegance and grace.

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Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Maturing for decades in American oak casks, this dark mahogany rum has rich coppery reflections with wonderfully complex aromas and flavors. The bouquet is full, combining notes of powerful oak infused with rich vanilla, and sumptuously layered with cinnamon, maple and orange peel. The finish is exceptionally smooth and complemented by the essence of silky, honeyed oak.

The conception of an Appleton Estate 50 Year-Old rum began as Jamaica approached full independence in 1962. Several hand-selected barrels of rum were set aside to age with the intention of creating a special blend that would one day be bottled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. For over a half century, these rums were at rest carefully aging and being looked after - first by Master Blender Owen Tulloch, then by his protege and Appleton Estate’s current Master Blender, Joy Spence. As the decades passed, the rum developed a beautifully dark mahogany color with smooth flavors and delightfully complex aromas. The natural amalgamation of the rum and oak barrels over time is responsible for this exceptional outcome. Since the beginning of her tenure as Master Blender, Joy Spence carefully examined each extraordinary barrel over time to ensure that it had attained the perfect level of complexity; offering, smooth and rich notes that would be fitting to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence. Now, over 50 years later, Joy Spence jubilantly confirmed that these irreplaceable barrels of rum had aged to perfection. Officially the world’s oldest barrel-aged rum, the Appleton Estate 50 Year-Old Jamaica Independence Reserve is an extremely rare one of a kind masterpiece, with only 70 very select bottles available in the United States. Aged rums are most often served neat, for extraordinary sipping, to better savor the subtle flavors resulting from years in oak casks. Pour about 1 inch of rum into a tulip-shaped glass at room temperature. Pause to enjoy the rum’s vibrant colors and captivating aromas before taking small sips, noting the sweetness, smooth texture and layers of flavor this historical 50 year old rum has to offer.

Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
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The aroma features fig, prune, pastry dough, honey and maple scents. On palate, Louis XIII offers long and intensely woody flavors; additional layers of flavor, including figs, dates, prunes, dried apricot and vanilla, are featured at midpalate. Finishes elegantly, warm, smooth and more oaky than fruity succulent.
Each vintage entirely comes from a single harvest and distillation year. Each vintage clearly expresses its age, which is a specificity of Armagnac and the signature of the house. More than 80 different vintages matured in Château de Laubade’s cellars. Currently, the oldest vintage is from 1888. Each Vintage tells a particular story. A story dealing with the ongoing climate changes, with the unique Cellar Masters’ know-how that has followed one another, along the generations. The casks’ quality and the cellars’ temperature participate to the vintage special identity as well. Finally, each vintage is a particular chapter of the estate and draws on its long history, rich know-how and dedication to quality from several generations of men and women’s high involvement.

Château de Laubade only releases its vintages after a minimum of 15 years of aging in oak casks from Gascony.
In 1966, former Master Distiller Robert Arthur laid down a run of particularly outstanding spirit. For five decades, our dedicated Master Distillers have monitored this exclusive whisky as it slowly aged at The Glenlivet distillery. This precious spirit became imbued with increasing depth and complexity, soaking up flavor and a sense of history in equal measure. Now, at the peak of its maturation, Master Distiller Alan Winchester has released just 100 bottles of this rare single malt. Crafted over generations, it’s a tribute to George Smith, who created the original single malt that set the standard in taste and quality. Vintage 1966 is the second edition in The Winchester Collection of 50-year-old single malts.

Released over a number of years, the collection is set to become one of the most sought-after and priceless. Matured in an exceptional ex-sherry cask, Vintage 1966 bursts with soft fruit and sweet treacle flavors, and is tantalizingly rich and dark in color. Upon opening the bottle, the nose exudes sweet, rich aromas of treacle, moist raisins, and homemade apricot jam. On the palate, Vintage 1966 bursts with an abundance of soft fruits, treacle, and juicy orange, with hints of cinnamon and liquorice. The finish is exceptionally luscious and long lasting.

The packaging for The Winchester Collection Vintage 1966 brings together the craftsmanship of Brodie Nairn, Richard Fox, and John Galvin. Every element has been designed and created to stay true to the product and pioneering spirit of The Glenlivet. All of the materials and finishes have been chosen to create a work of art that’s as timeless as the precious liquid inside. Housed in a hand-blown decanter that shines like moving water, encased in a handmade wooden box, and sealed with a precious stopper, each bottle of this remarkable Speyside single malt sets new standards for luxury and taste. Simply put, it’s a masterpiece of whisky-making tradition.