New Expert Spirit Reviews - September 13, 2023

Check out the latest spirits reviewed by our Tasting Table experts! Photo Credit: Maison Ferrand
Sep 13, 2023
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    Like the Ferrand Dry Curaçao released in 2012, Maison Ferrand owner Alexandre Gabriel made this Yuzu Late Harvest Dry Curaçao in consultation with drinks historian David Wondrich. The yuzu fruit which was sourced from L'Agrumiste, a biodiverse orchard in the Mediterranean, was allowed to be harvested past its peak maturity in February rather than the fall. The whole yuzu fruit is macerated in grape spirit for a week and then distilled. Then the yuzu distillate is married with a touch of yuzu infusion, bourbon vanilla, brandy, and Ferrand Cognac. Availability for the US begins July 2023 nationwide. (SRP $35.99)
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    Ardbeg's Anthology Collection showcases unusual maturation methods. The first release is The Harpy's Tale, a 13 year old single malt whisky aged in a combination of bourbon and Sauternes casks. The resulting clash between sweet and smoky notes is said to be represented by the mythological, half-human, half-bird harpy, and is bottled at 92 proof. (SRP $164.99)
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    Scholar's Craft Coffee Cask is a 100% malted barley American single malt whisky which initially aged in ex-bourbon barrels. It is then finished in barrels which formerly contained ethically-sourced small batch coffee. All proceeds from this bottling will go towards the Angela H. Moore - Women in Distilling Scholarship. This scholarship offers $100,000 of aid for female students at Appalachian State University who enter the field of distillation & whisky production. Available nationwide via ReserveBar beginning March 2023. (SRP $59.99)
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    This is the third annual release in Idaho-based Grand Teton Distillery's Private Stock collection and just the second American single malt release in the brand's history. Made with 100% Idaho malted barley, this bottling is a grain to glass release with all production from milling to bottling done on-site. It was aged for 7 years in used bourbon barrels (53-gallon) and was proofed with mountain water. It launched in July 2023 with 22 barrels available for sale online via the brand's website with availability expanding in the following weeks to the distillery's tasting room and retailers in the West. (SRP $79.95)
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    Made in partnership with NBA champion Stephen Curry and John Schwartz, owner of Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, Gentleman's Cut is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey distilled at Boone County Distilling Co. It was distilled in a 500-gallon copper pot still with a mash bill recipe of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley. The bourbon was aged between 5-7 years in charred, new white oak barrels. Available as of May 2023. (SRP $79.99)