New Expert Spirit Reviews - August 23, 2023

Check out the latest spirits reviewed by our Tasting Table experts! Photo Credit: Glenmorangie
Aug 23, 2023
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    This bottling is the third limited edition release in Glenmorangie's field-to-glass single malt series. Like others in the series, all the barley used in its production was grown and harvested on Glenmorangie's 440-acre Cadboll Estate. It was crafted under the specifications of Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Creation. For this release, Dr. Bill selected whiskies from two different harvests. It was aged a minimum of 15 years in American oak with a small portion further aged in Amontillado sherry wine casks. Availability begins July 15, 2023. (SRP $99.99)
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    Master's Keep is a limited edition annual release from Wild Turkey. This Voyage bottling is a rum finished bourbon expression that was made in collaboration with Joy Spence, Master Blender for Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum. In detail, the rum barrels chosen for the finishing previously held 14 year-old pot-distilled Jamaican rum. Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell selected the 10 year-old bourbon barrels for this bottling. Bottled at 106 proof, this is available beginning July 2023 at select retailers. (SRP $275)
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    Launched on the first day of summer 2023, Whistlepig Summerstock Whiskey is a limited edition bottling made from a blend of rye and wheat whiskeys. Notably, the whiskey is finished in an experimental "solara" —a reimagination of the traditional solera method using varying levels of toasted barrels including ones which are literally toasted by the sun. Bottled at 86 proof, Summerstock Whiskey will be available across the US in summer 2023. (SRP $72.99)
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    Barrell Rye 004 is made from a blend of straight rye whiskeys distilled in Indiana (5. 6, & 10 year-olds), Tennessee (5 year-old), Kentucky (6 year-old),and Canada (14 year-old). The resulting blend had a mash bill recipe of 89% rye, 7% corn and 4% malted barley. Batch 004 is bottled at cask strength of 115.7 proof and is available as of August 2023. (SRP $90)
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    Still Austin Cask Strength Rye Whiskey is a barrel-proof version of the brand's flagship rye The Artist. Like that bottling, this is made with 100% Texas rye. Bottled at 116 proof, this is just the second cask strength offering from the brand. Master Blender Nancy Fraley blends all Still Austin's spirits. The label was designed by artist and Texas-native Marc Burckhardt. Available online in most US states and at select retail stores in Texas as of August 2023. (SRP $65)