Floral Whiskey For Spring

Spring is a time for light floral whiskeys that can be enjoyed in the sun. Add these to your wishlist and pick them up on your next trip to the store!
Apr 18, 2016
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    10 Treaty Oak Red Handed Rye 10 Year
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    Treaty Oak Red Handed Rye is a sourced rye whiskey from Schenley Distillery. The mash bill used is 53% rye, 39% corn, and 8% barley and it was aged for 10 years in new, charred American oak barrels. Bottled at 100 proof.
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    9 Sullivans Cove American Oak Bourbon Cask
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    Using water from the surrounding rainforest, Tasmania produces Scotch style malts that are quickly gaining the attention they deserve. These are single barrel expressions, so slight variations can and will occur.
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    8 Hibiki 12 Year
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    Malt whiskies from Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries are blended with grain whisky from their Chita distillery; all are aged at least 12 years and some much older. All 3 distilleries are owned by Suntory so they can create exactly what they want. Another unique attribute is the placing of plum wine (Umeshu) into old American barrels to season them for 2 years and then aging some of their whisky inside.
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    7 Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades
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    Following the success of Master's Keep 17 Year, is this yet another limited edition release from the father-and-son master distilling duo, Jimmy and Eddie Russell. With Eddie's promotion in 2015 to work alongside his father, the two have a combined 90 plus years of experience in the bourbon industry. In time for Eddie’s 35th anniversary at Wild Turkey, this second edition of Master's Keep bourbon was drawn from a batch of 10 to 20 year old barrels out of the middle and upper floors of the McBrayer Rickhouse, which is located at a lower elevation on the property. Master's Keep Decades is bottled at 52% ABV.
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    6 Tyrconnell 16 Year Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish
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    Tyrconnell 16 Year Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish is a single malt release which spends its first 16 years maturing in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Then the whiskey ages for a time in wine casks from the Andalusian region which initially were seasoned with oloroso sherry before a second seasoning of moscatel wine.
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    5 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2017)
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    This year's limited edition Small Batch Bourbon release is comprised of three "low-rye" mashbills. With a mashbill of 75% corn, 20% rye, and 5% malted barley, this is still considered to be a high-rye bourbon compared to most other bourbons on the market. Yeast strains highlighting "slight spice" and "delicate fruit" are incorporated. The three bourbons recipes used were a 15 year-old OESK, 13 year-old OESK, and a 12 year-old OESV. Bottled at cask strength of 53.65% ABV, there are 13,800 bottles available beginning September 2017.
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    4 Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey Release III
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    One of several entries into Charbay’s catalog of whiskey distilled from beer, this is the third release from Charbay’s 1999 series. It is comprised of 10 barrels of whiskey distilled from Pilsner beer 15 years ago. The whiskey then spent six years in new #3 “gator skin” char American oak barrels, then 8 additional years in neutral vessels before bottling.
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    3 Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey R5 Lot No. 3
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    One of several entries into Charbay’s catalog of whiskey distilled from beer, this is the third lot of the R5, a whiskey double-distilled Bear Republic Brewery's Racer 5 IPA. This lot was distilled in 2012 and bottled in 2014. It has been aged 28 months in French oak.
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    2 I.W. Harper 15 Year Bourbon
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    Originally launched in 1879, I.W. Harper, the venerable Kentucky Bourbon returns to distribution within the United States this year (2015) after a long absence. Created by the Bernheim brothers, Isaac and Bernard, the brand was named after Isaac's first two initials (I.W.), but the surname Harper was chosen for broader market appeal. With a high corn mashbill (86%) this 15 year old offering was distilled at the New Bernheim Distillery in Louisville (now part of Heaven Hill) and aged most recently at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
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    1 Edradour Straight From The Cask Port Wood Finish 12 Year
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    Scotland's smallest distillery is run by a mere three men who produce only 12 casks a week. This bottle is sold only in 500 ml and as such, is not available in the US. The smallest distillery also boasts the industry's smallest pot-still. This particular bottle is aged initially in ex-bourbon casks before finishing its maturation in port pipes. It is bottled at cask strength.