New Spirit Releases - May 31, 2024 - Laphroiag Càirdeas Cask Favourites, Teeling Wonders of Wood Virgin Swedish Oak, and More!

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: Suntory Global Spirits
May 31, 2024
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    Crafted by Master Blender Calum Fraser, Cask Favourites is a nod to two past well-loved Càirdeas bottlings — 2019's Triple Wood & 2021's PX Cask. Here, the single malt was first matured in over-charred first- and second-fill ex-bourbon & quarter casks. It was then finished in PX casks. Aged for a minimum of 10 years, it was bottled at 52.4% ABV (700ml). Available for pre-sale via beginning late May 2024 with product arriving in the US in late June 2024. (SRP $109.99)
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    Teeling Wonders of Wood is a series showcasing unique styles of wood in the maturation of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. This third edition in the series features Virgin Swedish Oak. The whiskey, made with 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley, is triple distilled at their Dublin-based distillery. It's matured entirely in this rare white oak sourced from the Nordic region in Europe. For the third consecutive year, Teeling has continued its partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland with the planting of an acre of native Irish trees across various areas in Ireland. Availability in the US begins in late May 2024. (SRP $99.99)
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    This release from Westland is the fourth edition in the brand's Colere series which explores barley varieties. Previous editions featured Alba, a six-row winter barley; Talisman, a two-row winter barley; and Pilot, a two-row spring barley — all grown in the Pacific Northwest. This release features Fritz, a variety of barley derived from Washington State University The Bread Lab research center. It was matured for 71 months, mostly in refill Westland casks with a mix of light char, heavy toast and heavy toast with a light char. Just 3,084 bottles were produced. Availability begins May 2024 at select US retailers. (SRP $149.99)
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    The 2024 release for Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye is set for May 2024. Made in the "Kentucky-style," this rye is made with more corn and malted barley in a majority rye mash bill compared to many produced in Indiana and Canada. The barrels for the 2024 release were selected by Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. Like all Michter's whiskeys, this bottling is allocated. Available at select US retailers beginning May 2024 with limited quantities allocated to the export markets. (SRP $200)
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    The Rare Hare from Playboy Spirits is a collection of rare & unique spirits from around the world. For Tempest, the brand has collaborated with single malt producer Hellyers Road Distillery located in Tasmania, Australia. The single malt was matured for 17 years in standard-sized ex-bourbon barrels followed by three additional years in port casks. 2,500 bottles are available for purchase at and at select retailers nationwide beginning May 2024. (SRP $999)
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    This limited edition release from Whistlepig was made in collaboration with Solo Stove, the home & outdoor lifestyle brand. The bottling was made with a blend of mostly wheat whiskey (85%) and Whistlepig's own grain-to-glass rye. The final whiskey blend was finished in Solo Stove toasted barrels crafted by Independent Stave Company. Available beginning May 22, 2024 at select retailers nationwide and online via the brand's website. (SRP $74.99)
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    Debuting a newly redesigned label highlighting the brand's transparency, this release from Barrell Craft Spirits is the 36th bourbon batch from the brand. It features a blend of straight bourbon whiskeys from Kentucky (9 year-old), Indiana (7.5, 8, and 10 years-old), and Tennessee (8 and 15 years-old) with a derived mash bill of 79% corn, 16% rye, and 5% malted barley. It's bottled at cask strength of 114.44 proof (57.22% ABV). Available in May 2024 via the BCS website and at select retailers in the US. ($89.99)
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    For this limited edition release, FEW Spirits has collaborated with American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. It features FEW's signature straight bourbon which is aged for four years. It was cut to bottling proof (46.5% ABV) using Midnight Rose Black Tea from Madame Zuzu's Emporium, a boutique tea shop in Highland Park, Illinois run by front man Billy Corgan and his wife, Chloé Mendel Corgan. Launching at the end of May 2024, availability will be targeted for key markets where the band plays its 2024 North American tour as well as via FEW Spirits' online shop. (SRP $50)