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Russian Diamond Premium Vodka (750 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 'Chacha' Rkatsiteli, Kakheti (750 ml) Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 'Chacha' Saperavi, Kakheti (750 ml)
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.
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.
Wild Moon Liqueur Birch (375 ml) Wild Moon Liqueur Chai Spice (375 ml) Wild Moon Liqueur Cranberry (375 ml)
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.
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.
Wild Moon Liqueur Cucumber (375 ml) Wild Moon Liqueur Rose (375 ml) Russian Diamond Gold Vodka (750 ml)
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.
Russian Diamond vodkas were first launched in 2004 aimed at the premium vodka market. It uses a special filtration method employing each quartz sand, charcoal, coconut charcoal, silver, and finally diamonds, which lends its name to the final product.
Wild Moon Liqueur Lavender (375 ml) Koval Organic Ginger Liqueur, Illinois (375 ml) Koval Organic Chrysanthemum Honey Liqueur, Illinois (375 ml)
We’ve all heard of the soothing effects of the lavender aroma. Its calming scent has been known to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Did you know it also helps improve balance in the elderly?
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.
Koval Organic Rose Hip Liqueur, Illinois (375 ml) Russian Diamond Premium Vodka (Liter) Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 86 Proof, Kentucky (750 ml)
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.
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 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)
Vermont Ice Liqueur Maple Creme (750 ml) Eden Orleans Bitter Cider (750 ml) Russian Diamond Gold Vodka (Liter)
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 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.
Russian Diamond vodkas were first launched in 2004 aimed at the premium vodka market. It uses a special filtration method employing each quartz sand, charcoal, coconut charcoal, silver, and finally diamonds, which lends its name to the final product.
Sapling Perc Liqueur Fresh Brewed Coffee (750 ml) Sapling Maple Liqueur (750 ml) Koval Dry Gin, Illinois (750 ml)
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
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
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) Sapling Snowdrop Gin (750 ml) Asylum Distillery Fifth State Aged Corn Whiskey (750 ml)
Hendrick's Gin (750 ml)
Our Price: $34.99
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 93 | Wine Enthusiast Best of Year 2017

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 subtly sweet scent suggests citrus and coriander, which is echoed on the soft, flavorful palate. Cardamom and anise accent the brisk, clean finish. Overall, this is a London Dry-style gin with a few unusual botanicals (cocoa, sarsaparilla root) adding nuance.

- Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)
Aged corn whiskey. You get to enjoy the transformation that happens to our whiskey after spending time in an oak barrel.

Many people are not familiar with "corn whiskey", let's start by saying this: Corn Whiskey is basically moonshine. Asylum Corn Whiskey is 80 proof (40% abv) so that it remains drinkable on its own and also is mixable in drinks. The first thing you'll notice is a strong aroma, this is from the 100% corn base mash, which is carried through the distillation process. After you smell it, give it a couple of sips to get familiar with its flavor. Though it is 40% alcohol, it has a very smooth taste and mouthfeel.

By the way, Corn Whiskey is a product that is actually recognized by the federal government whereas "moonshine" basically means nothing to them. That being said, people who have had "moonshine" love Asylum Corn Whiskey. Even if you've never tried moonshine or Corn Whiskey before, this may be the perfect spirit for you.
Don Ciccio & Figli Amaro delle Sirene Liqueur (750 ml) High West Distillery American Prairie Blended Straight Bourbon, Utah (750 ml) NV Metaxa Grande Fine Brandy, Samos, Greece (750 ml)
Don Ciccio & Figli's Amaro delle Sirene is based on a beloved but nearly extinct recipe from the town of Atrani on the Amalfi Coast of southern Italy which hadn't been produced since 1931. Distillery founder Francesco Amodeo found a few ounces at the bottom of an old bottle. He tasted and analyzed until he could bring this classic back to life. The earthy bitterness of his version is brightened with a bracing blast of eucalyptus among the 30 botanicals that go into the blend.
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.
Grande Fine is an extremely mature and well respected member of the METAXA family. Its distinctive ceramic bottle was inspired by ancient Greek designs originating from the island of Rhodes. Within the bottle is a spirit whose distillates are up to 15 years old, the youngest being more than 8 years old. The silky-smooth taste carries hints of vanilla within the amber color, balanced by the aroma of wood.
Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, Illinois (750 ml) Sapling Maple Bourbon Whiskey (750 ml) Sapling Maple Rye Whiskey (750 ml)
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
Angostura '1824' Aged 12 Years Limited Reserve Hand Casked Rum, Trinidad and Tobago (750 ml) The Feathery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotland (750 ml) The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside (750 ml)
Angostura 1824 is a blend of the finest mature rums, hand-picked by the Master Blender from selected casks. These rums are aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels for a minimum of twelve years and then skillfully hand blended and re-casked. Upon the rum’s optimum maturity it is hand-drawn, filtered and bottled. It is then offered in very limited supply for your enjoyment. Sip and enjoy this extraordinary and sensually crafted blend neat, on the rocks or with your favorite cigar.
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 90-95

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.
Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Isle of Skye (750 ml) Sarajishvili X.O. 18 Year Old Brandy (750 ml) Longmorn 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside (750 ml)
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.
91 Points Beverage Testing Institute

Very deep reddish brown color. Aromas of maple nut fudge, salted caramel, and mocha with a silky, fruity medium body and a long, smooth chocolate covered fruit, nut, lacquered wood, and delicate baking spice finish. Solid flavor with a sophisticated balance.
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
Diplomatico Single Vintage Rum, Venezuela 2002 (750 ml) Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay (750 ml) Berta Elisi Grappa, Piedmont NV (750 ml)
The origins of Diplomatico Rum date back to the late eighteenth century to a man named Don Juancho Nieto Melendez, an enthusiastic traveler and connoisseur of fine beverages. He traveled the world studying the sources and production methods used to create artisanal spirits, then used this knowledge to develop his own premium rum.

The year 2002 is one of Venezuela's best sugarcane harvests in recent years. High daily temperature and humidity combined with lower than average rainfall created ideal growing conditions in which the sugarcane flourished. Deep golden amber in color, Diplomatico Single Vintage 2002 Sherry Cask Finished Venezuelan Rum offers enticing aromas of vanilla, buttery fudge and candied fruit combined with notes of tobacco leaf, spice and sugarcane. The full-bodied palate is rich and silky with complex notes of caramel, dark chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey and dried apricot. Hints of tobacco, clove and cinnamon lingers through the long finish.
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.
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.
Lagavulin Distillers Edition Double Matured Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) Kavalan Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 2000 (750 ml)
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.
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 aging in oak casks from Gascony.
Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1997 (750 ml) Springbank 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Campbeltown (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1998 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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 ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1996 (750 ml) Ron Abuelo 'Centuria' Reserve de la Familia Rum (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1994 (750 ml)
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 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.
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.
Château de Laubade 1999 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) The BenRiach 'Septendecim' Peated 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) Don Julio 1942 Tequila (750 ml)
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.
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)

Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1993 (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1991 (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1990 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
Cadenhead's Small Batch Mortlach 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1989 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1987 (750 ml)
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 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.
Château de Laubade 1986 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Asombroso Extra Anejo Tequila (750 ml) Prunier X.O. Cognac, France (750 ml)
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 90-95

At first, I am puzzled, if thrilled, by the semisweet, delicate, honey-like opening sniffs; the honey component expands to include vanilla, buttercream and light toffee. Palate entry doesn’t mirror the bouquet as the initial taste goes surprisingly dry to off-dry and oily; by midpalate, sweeter tastes of malt, light toffee, oaky vanillin, palm oil and milk chocolate are featured. Finishes smoothly, with a honeyed sweetness.
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.
Château de Laubade 1982 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Longrow Springbank Distillery 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Campbeltown (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1980 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
Gently peaty, this whisky comes from the Springbank distillery in the Cambpeltown region of Scotland. The malt is dried over peat fires to impart that smokiness usually associated with Islay Scotch. But the final spirit is double distilled, removing much, but not all, of that flavor. The nose is typical of Springbank with notes of brine and the seaside. The palate is gently peated and spicy but there are sweet undertones there also with hints of autumn fruits and citrus.
Golden Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
91/100 – Golden Medal - World Spirits Awards
Pierde Almas Pechuga Mezcal Joven (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1979 (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1978 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
Over the course of more than four centuries, in rustic stills dotting the countryside of Southern Mexico, the lore of handcrafting fine Mezcal has been handed down from father to son, to grandson. Behind each bottle of Pierde Almas is a time- honored recipe kept alive for generations with humility and painstaking care. From the old masters – the Maestros Mezcaleros – Pierde Almas brings you rare, 100% artisan-made Mezcals, crafted using methods that have remained unchanged since the end of 16th Century. We still bake our Agave hearts for up to ten days in earthen ovens. We still mill them under a great stone wheel drawn by horses. Fermentation – even in these impatient times – is slow, careful and chemical-free. Distillation takes place in a wood-fired, serpentine copper alembic whose design hasn’t changed appreciably since when the Moors occupied the Spanish Peninsula.
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.
Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1977 (750 ml) The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Japan (750 ml) Berta Grappa Roccanivo di Barbera 1998 (750 ml)
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.
WA 93, UBC 93

The first thing you notice is the elegant fragrance of lychee, spring blossoms, lily, rosewater, and raspberry meringue. Deeper in, grassy notes with star fruit, kumquat, and kaffir lime leaves. The flavors offer perfection in their simplicity: silky honey, soft spices, crystalized pineapple, barley sugar, lemon, and orange. On the finish, the spices chatter on and on as the sweet citrus and honey fade in and out. One to cherish.

- Jonny McCormick, Whiskey Advocate (April, 2018)
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.
Berta Bric del Gaian Grappa di Moscato 2005 (750 ml) Berta Grappa Tre Soli Tre di Nebbiolo 2005 (750 ml) Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky (750 ml)
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.
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.
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)
Château de Laubade 1976 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Jacopo Poli Grappa Poli Vespaiolo (1.75 Liter) Tullibardine 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Highlands (750 ml)
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.
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.
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.
Diplomatico Ambassador Selection Rum (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1974 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Pierde Almas Conejo Mezcal Joven (750 ml)
WE 96

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 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
Pierde Almas Conejo is a very limited edition release that is produced similarly to their Pechuga mezcal. The double distilled Espadin mezcal is blended with the same blend of wild fruits, herbs and nuts, but instead of suspending a turkey breast in the still, this recipe calls for a wild rabbit. Conejo still offers the rich, layered flavors of agave, fruit and herbs, but a subtle, gamey note is present in the background which adds even more complexity.
Francis Darroze Chateau de Gaube Bas Armagnac 1966 (750 ml) Balblair Vintage Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Highlands 1983 (750 ml) Speyburn 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Highlands (750 ml)
In love with his South West and its centuries old traditions, this highly respected chef of the local Landaise cuisine introduced his son Francis to the culinary arts, to great wines and to the fine Gascon eaux-de-vie. It is by cultivating this taste for tradition and authenticity that Francis Darroze mastered the talent for discovering individual estate Armagnacs, traveling all over the famous Bas-Armagnac terroir with his knowledgeable and exacting wine loving father and tasting hidden treasures in little, out of reach, unknown estates. These first discoveries date back to the 50s and 60s, then intensified from 1970 with the construction of a cellar specifically dedicated to aging. His son Marc, a trained oenologist, joined his father to follow in his footsteps in 1996. Both complementing each other and both ‘treasure hunters’, as Martine Nouet nicknamed them in her book 1/2 Eaux-de-vie: le guide », they have roamed the lands of Armagnac for all these years searching for this golden liquid that they offer to you today. Treasure hunters firstly by taste, but also to satisfy a loyal clientele looking for quality eaux-de-vie, together they are the discoverers of Armagnac. Today, Marc Darroze runs the company alone as Francis has taken his well-deserved retirement. He continues his work however, like a guardian with a watchful eye, sometimes like an antiquarian initiated by his father to help us make these treasures accessible.
93 Points Ultimate Beverage Challenge

Attractive burnished orange color. Smells like new leather, butcher’s wax, candles, beans, malt. Flavor-wise, there’s a lean, off-dry, leathery, oiliness that’s appealing and honest. Toasty aftertaste closes the circle.
Speyburn 25 Year Old is a whisky of rare quality. The finest Scottish spirit is matured for a quarter of a century in American white oak ex-bourbon and Fino sherry casks carefully selected by the distillery manager Robert Anderson. This slow process produces a multi-award winning single malt whisky of exceptional depth, complexity and balance.

Appearance: Clear Light Amber, Golden Honey, Red Gold, Bright Amber. Aroma: Citrus, Toffee, Fruity - vanilla, honey, apples & pears, woody, oaky, spicy. Flavour: Smooth, vanilla, fruity, grapefruit, sweet, spicy. Finish: Spicy, sweet, long lasting with a dry finish.
The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) Herradura Seleccion Suprema Tequila (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1971 (750 ml)
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)
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.
Chateau de Laubade Extra Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1967 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1970 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
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.
WE 90-95

Palate entry offers leathery, mature tastes of nut paste, marzipan, treacle and dark chocolate; midpalate is chunky, sweet, raisiny, pruny and fat. Finishes huge and assertive.
Vecchia Romagna Venticinque 35 Anni Brandy, Emilia-Romagna (750 ml) Talisker Limited Edition 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1966 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
As part of a rebranding of the entire Talisker range, Diageo has brought its Special Releases 25 and 30 year old cask strength expressions into the full-time fold, reduced in strength to 45.8%. A more mature, reserved Talisker which is also confident, consistent and clearly in its prime. An interesting and complex whisky, with aromas that change constantly and a lively taste; remains a Talisker through and through and is an excellent example.
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.
Berta ' Paolo Berta' Riserva del Fondatore Grappa 1992 (750 ml) Clase Azul Tequila Anejo (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1969 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
Clase Azul Añejo "Edición Indígena Mazahua" (or Mazahua-Edition) is the fruit of two worlds that meet. It symbolizes the union of authentic Mexican indigenous roots (represented by the unfired clay) with European glazing techniques that when combined, result in a combination of history, art, and the highest quality tequila all making Clase Azul Añejo a truly exemplary expression.
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.
Bruichladdich Black Art 4th Edition 23 Year Old Unpeated Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay 1990 (750 ml) Pierre Ferrand Abel Grande Champagne Cognac (750 ml) Delamain Tres Venerable Grande Champagne Cognac (750 ml)
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 mesmerizing.

FINISH: Grilled peach and apricot sprinkled with demerera sugar, quite outstanding.
This is a brandy with a dark side, featuring intense, sticky-sweet notes of cola, allspice, clove and toffee, with some alcohol warmth on the finish. The concentrated nature of this Cognac would make it a match for equally intense chocolaty desserts.
WE 90-95

The complex bouquet features scents of holiday spice, vanilla bean, marzipan, candied almond, honey, old sweet oak, and dark toffee. The palate entry is fruity and spirity warm; the midpalate includes tastes of honey, orange peel, baked pear, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, and rancio. Finishes as elegantly and assertively as it began.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky (1.75 Liter) Laphroaig Cask Strength 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay (750 ml) The Cally Scotch Single Grain 40 Year, Lowlands (750 ml)
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)
Delicious nuttiness mixed with stone fruit nectar and a very pretty floral character all mingle in the nose. Both soft and strong in the mouth, flavors span a wide range of flowers, nutty caramel and toasted grain.
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 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay (750 ml) Old Pulteney 35 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1960 (750 ml)
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.

Color: Light amber.

Nose: The initial wave of honey sweetness, exotic spices and citrus is followed by fruit cake and bitter chocolate. Over time gentle undertones open up with hints of fresh vanilla and sticky toffee pudding. A truly indulgent whisky on the nose enriched and fabulously balanced by the long maturation.

Palate: Full bodied and bursting with attitude. This exceptional dram is sweet and spicy and quickly develops a range of signature Old Pulteney flavours from honey, rum soaked raisins and Californian oranges to the heavier notes of seasoned leather, pralines and a touch of the salty North Sea air. A slow long finish with gentle waves of dried fruit and silky tannins.
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.
Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1961 (750 ml) George T. Stagg Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2010 (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1959 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
This extremely hearty whiskey ages in new charred oak barrels for no less than 15 years. Straight out of the barrel, uncut and unfiltered, the taste is powerful, flavorful and intense. Open it up with a few drops of water, sit back and ponder the wonders of the universe.

Lush toffee sweetness and dark chocolate with hints of vanilla, fudge, nougat and molasses. Underlying notes of dates, tobacco, dark berries, spearmint and a hint of coffee round out 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 ageing in oak casks from Gascony.
Laphroaig 32 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay (750 ml) Convalmore Natural Cask Strength 32 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1952 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.

Vibrant and complex with an impeccable balance between distillery character and oak, the liquid is from refill American oak hogsheads and is bottled at a natural cask strength of 48.2%.
Five Stars / Highest Recommendation. - Spirit Journal / Wine Enthusiast.
Casa Cuervo 1800 Coleccion Tequila Anejo (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1942 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) A. Hardy Noces De Diamant Grande Champagne Cognac (750 ml)
1800 is the year the world’s first premium tequila, real tequila, was born. For more than two hundred years, 1800 has never wavered from its original formula and distillation process - producing a 100% agave, quality liquid each and every time. The bottles that end up on the shelves contain the same quality tequila as every bottle that has left the distillery for centuries.

In 1795, Jose Maria Guadalupe de Cuervo began selling the very first Vino Mezcal de Tequila de Jose Cuervo after receiving the first official charter from the King of Spain to produce tequila commercially. Cuervo has been producing tequila at La Rojena, the oldest active distillery in Latin America, ever since. For over 250 years, Jose Cuervo has been making tequila from the largest agave holdings in the world. The journey begins in the fields on the skirts of the Tequila Volcano. After seven years of maturation, the agave plants are harvested and their cores, or “pinas,” are sent to the La Rojena distillery. There, they are roasted, grinded, and smashed. The resulting extract is placed into fermentation tanks. Finally, it is distilled and aged to perfection in toasted barrels.
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.
Château de Laubade 1941 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Don Q Reserva de la Familia Serralles 20 Year Old Rum, Puerto Rico (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1955 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
In 1994, the Serralles family tasked themselves with aging a special rum in charred American white oak barrels. From this original lot of 36 barrels, the best samples were chosen for the creation of a truly sublime blend. This singular blend was combined and returned to the charred barrels for a few months so a balance between aroma and taste could be achieved. This special lot was named Reserva de la Familia Serralles, producing a rum robust in color and aroma, with a very silky and refined taste in the palate. The contact with the wood gives it a natural dark amber color which is both intense and brilliant. Its aroma has notes of vanilla oak, sweet air, touch of burnt wood and even a slight taste of molasses, which help build the character of this exceptional rum. It is deliciously smooth in the mouth while the sweet notes of rum are distributed evenly throughout the palate. Its aroma awakens the senses and at first sip sends a wave of warmth to the heart, literally in the center of the chest, where the spirit of a great rum is meant to be felt. Flavors linger for a while forever tied to the memory of a unique experience.

A masterpiece of the finest aged rums drawn from hand selected 20 year old single barrels from a special place in the oldest rum warehouses. Honey and exquisite nose that lingers with the woody essence of the rackhouse in which it has slept for so long. Sweet, bright honey notes with the elegance and complexity of an ancient cognac that gives way to warm tannins and a lingering mahogany and fig finish with notes of apricot.
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The nosing passes detect notes of orchard fruit and beeswax with subtle traces of red apple, pears and pipe tobacco. The palate entry is loaded with rich, nut-like/nougaty tastes; at midpalate a rush of sweetened tobacco quickly gives way to flavors of dark caramel, honey and oaky vanilla. Finishes with a flurry of caramel, marzipan and nougat notes.
Château de Laubade 1936 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) The Macallan Sherry Oak 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1940 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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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.
The Macallan Sherry Oak is exclusively matured in selected Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain. This satisfyingly complex Single Malt, matured at The Macallan distillery for a minimum of 25 years is characterized by its rich color, aroma and flavor with hints of dried fruits, spice and chocolate orange.
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.
Château de Laubade 1932 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1945 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Port Ellen 16th Release 37 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay (750 ml)
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 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.

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.
Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1918 (750 ml) Château de Laubade 1922 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1910 (750 ml)
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.
The Macallan 1824 Series No. 6 in Lalique Single Malt Whisky (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1914 (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1904 (750 ml)
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.
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.
Chateau de Laubade 1902 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade 1900 Bas Armagnac (750 ml) Chateau de Laubade 1898 Bas Armagnac (750 ml)
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.
Clase Azul Tequila Ultra (1.75 Liter) Louis XIII de Remy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac NV (1.75 Liter) 1974 Glenmorangie 'Pride' Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Highlands (750 ml)
Clase Azul Ultra Tequila, is the world's most luxurious tequila. Clase Azul ULTRA's black, ceramic carafe is adorned with Silver, Platinum and Gold by well known, Mexican artisans. The Agave medallion is pure Silver Ley .925 and is sculpted by the well known Mexican artist Leon Fernandez. The decorative paint on the bottle is pure platinum and is applied by the famous Mexican artist Tomas Saldivar. Finally, the label is applied to this work of art in 24K Gold. Because of the incredible attention to detail, each decanter takes approximately 40 days to produce. The final product is a work of art and is signed by the Artists and the Master Distiller.
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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.
Nose: Salted caramel toffee and chocolate truffles dance with Turkish delight, rum-and- raisin ice- cream and a hint of aged balsamic vinegar, for a nose wonderfully deep and rich. Add a splash of water to conjure warm brioche, yeast flour, ginger-snap biscuits and gentle blood orange, followed by baked bread and cedar wood.
Palate: A soft, gentle mouthfeel leads to the astonishing vibrancy of baked apples, oranges, honey and menthol. Then toffee comes forth, balanced by molasses, double cream, spicy clove and aniseed.
Finish: Pecan nuts and leather mingle with fudge and creamy caffè latte, for an aftertaste that is lingering and gently soothing.
Glenmorangie Description
The rarest, oldest and deepest single malt ever to emerge from our Distillery, Glenmorangie Pride 1974 is the very pinnacle of our Pride series, comprised of our most treasured creations. For 41 years, the whisky’s spirit was cherished as it lay quietly maturing in the finest ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks. Just as the two parcels reached their crescendo, they were married together in perfect harmony. Their inspired union brings forth a whisky with intensely rich depths, which speak of its long maturation. Balanced by a smoothness and finesse, this is a single malt beyond comparison.
Chateau de Laubade Armagnac 1888 (750 ml) The Glenlivet 'The Winchester Collection' 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml)
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.