New Spirit Releases - April 28, 2023

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: Nikka Whisky
Apr 28, 2023
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    Announced in April 2023, this Yoichi 10 Year marks Nikka's first age statement release in several years. Yoichi Distillery is Nikka Whisky's first distillery built in 1934 on the coast of Hokkaido on the northernmost island of Japan. This bottling is a new expression created by Nikka's current blenders and it commemorates 10 buildings at Yoichi which were designated as Japan's "important cultural properties" in February 2022 by Japan's Agency of Cultural Affairs. This 10 year-old single malt is expected to be an ongoing release with limited quantities released annually. (SRP $175)
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    The 2023 release for Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye is set for April 2023. This Kentucky straight rye is made with rye, corn, and malted barley. The barrels for the 2023 release were selected by Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. Like all Michter's whiskeys, this bottling is allocated. However, Michter's has been expanding its capacity by transitioning its core Shively Distillery to a 24/7 operation among other investments to help meet demand. (SRP $200)
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    Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Peated Bourbon is the 26th release in this limited edition collection that first debuted in 2006. This Kentucky straight bourbon was made by substituting smoked peated malt in place of malted barley in the mash bill recipe. The bourbon was aged for almost 10 years in new, charred American oak barrels and then was bottled at 90 proof. Packaged in 375ml bottles, this will become available nationwide on a limited basis beginning May 2023. (SRP $46.99)
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    This limited edition bottling of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey was made in partnership with McLaren Racing. The packaging honors the founders behind these two brands — Jack Daniel's and Bruce McLaren. Available in select Formula 1 race markets worldwide beginning May 2023. (SRP $ $32.99 for 1L)
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    This release is one of two single malt whiskies from Loch Lomond to commemorate The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool. This bottling is an organic expression that was distilled in 2000. It was distilled in a combination of straight neck and swan's neck stills and then aged for 22 years. Only 4,500 bottles are available globally beginning April 2023. (SRP $319.99)
  • 5
    Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2023 is one of two single malt bottlings to commemorate The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool. This limited edition single malt was aged in American oak barrels and then finished in Rioja Alta Reserva casks. It's bottled at 92 proof without chill-filtration. Available globally beginning April 2023. (SRP $44.99)
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    Smokehead is an Islay single malt whisky brand under the Ian Macleod Distillers portfolio, an independent, family-owned distiller, blender, and bottler. This bottling is sourced from an undisclosed Islay single malt distillery and is initially aged in ex-bourbon casks. Then it's finished in tequila casks before bottling at 43% ABV. It's packaged in 700ml sized bottles and was launched in the US in April 2023. (SRP $79.99)
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    Elvis Midnight Snack is a flavored whiskey inspired by the King of Rock 'n' Roll's favorite sandwich — peanut butter, banana, and bacon. This is the third release for the Elvis Whiskey brand following the previously released Tennessee straight whiskey and Tennessee straight rye whiskey. It's bottled at 70 proof and is available nationwide beginning April 2023. (SRP $34.99)
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    Don Q Naranja is an orange-flavored rum made with rum that is aged for 18 months in American white oak barrels. This low-ABV spirit is bottled at 21% ABV (42 proof). This is the fifth flavored rum in Don Q's portfolio following Coco, Piña, Limón, and Pasión. Don Q Naranja is available beginning April 2023. (SRP $14.99)
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    Patrón El Cielo is a prestige tequila for the brand's global portfolio. Master Distiller David Rodriguez and his team crafted this silver tequila from 100% Weber blue agave. One unique feature here is that the tequila is distilled four times using the smallest copper pot still at Hacienda Patrón. There are is no added sugar or artificial flavors used in its production. The suggested serve is over ice with a slice of orange. Patrón El Cielo is available in global markets including the US as of April 2023. (SRP $129.99)