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Westland Garryana Edition 8
Garryana is part of Westland's Outpost Range Collection, a limited edition series highlighting the provenance of the Pacific Northwest. This eighth edition continues to put a spotlight on Quercus garryana, a type of oak indigenous to the area. But other casks were used in its production including Washington State red wine (12%), first-fill ex-bourbon (5%), and Pedro Ximenez sherry butt (45%). There were six different types of barley used for this American single malt including Washington Select pale malt, pale chocolate malt, and golden promise among others. Only 7,380 bottles were produced and availability begins November 2023.(SRP $149.99)
Old Elk Cigar Cut Island Blend
This second annual limited edition Cigar Cut bottling was crafted by Melinda Maddox, production manager for Old Elk and apprentice to Master Distiller Greg Metze. Maddox blended a variety of Old Elk's base straight whiskeys, each of which had been aged a minimum of 6 years. A secondary maturation was given to each base whiskey as follows: high malt bourbon finished in sherry casks - 2 years, rye finished in rum casks - 8 months, high malt bourbon finished in port cask - 6-10 months, and wheat whiskey finished in sauternes wine casks - 6 months. It was bottled at 111.7 proof. This limited edition is available beginning October 2023 at select retailers nationwide. (SRP $129.99)
Balcones Cataleja is a Texas Single Malt made with 100% Golden Promise malted barley that celebrates the brand's 15th anniversary. Initially, it was aged in refill casks before being placed into a variety of decommissioned sherry solera puncheons: Moscatel, Amontillado Dulce, Oloroso, and Palo Cortado. It is bottled at 59% ABV and has a suggested retail price of $125. Balcones Cataleja will be available to purchase for a limited time from retailers in Texas, California, Illinois, Colorado, New York and Florida starting in November of 2023.