New Spirit Releases - September 29, 2023

Check out the latest releases hitting shelves soon. Photo Credit: Glenmorangie
Sep 29, 2023
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    Inspired by his visits to Tokyo, Glenmorangie Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden crafted A Tale of Tokyo. This single malt whisky was made in part with spirit aged in rare Japanese Mizunara oak casks. He then balanced it with whisky aged in sherry & bourbon casks. It's bottled at 46% ABV. The label and packaging of A Tale of Tokyo was designed by Japanese artist Yamaguchi Akira. This limited edition whisky was launched on September 28, 2023. (SRP $109.99)
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    Castle's Curse is a single malt bottling in Diageo's Orphan Barrel Whiskey Co. portfolio which features rare and nearly forgotten barrels of whisky. The single malt here was made at Teaninch Distillery located in the northern Highlands. Aged for 14 years, it was matured in European oak casks. The label features a kelpie, a shape-shifting supernatural "water-horse" spirit of Scottish legend said to haunt rivers and streams. Bottled at 47.4% ABV, this limited edition is available at select retailers nationwide beginning September 2023. (SRP $175)
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    This bottling from Jack Daniel's is the first permanent American single malt expression from the brand. It was crafted with a 100% malted barley mash bill recipe. After distillation, the spirit goes through charcoal mellowing (the same method that is used for its Tennessee whiskey) before aging for 5+ years in new, charred American oak. It is then finished in oloroso sherry casks from Spain for ~ 3 years. Bottled at 90 proof, this release is a global travel retail exclusive. Availability begins September 2023. (SRP $99.99 - 1 Liter)
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    For Discovery Series #11, Bardstown Bourbon Co. blended three different Kentucky straight bourbon whiskies together, each with a different mash bill. The bulk (73%) of the blend was aged 13 years followed by a 10 year (21%) and a 6 year bourbon (6%) which was distilled at BBCo. Unconventionally, that 6 year bourbon was matured exclusively in French oak barrels. This release marks the first Discovery Series bottling to include a bourbon that was estate-distilled at BBCo. Around 3,000 9L cases will be available through the Bardstown Bourbon Co. gift shop, at retailers in 24 states and online beginning October 6, 2023. (SRP $139.99)
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    Toasted Oak Four Grain is a limited edition release in Woodford Reserve's Distillery Series. It was made using a blend of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, and Malt whiskeys, each of which was aged in standard new oak barrels. Then it was finished in heavily-toasted new oak barrels. This release is the first to have Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall's name featured on the label since she took over the role from Chris Morris — now the brand's Master Distiller Emeritus — back in January 2023. Available for purchase in limited quantities at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and limited Kentucky retailers beginning September 28, 2023. (SRP $59.99 - 375ml)
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    This bottling marks the sixth release in Chattanooga Whiskey's Bottled in Bond Vintage Series. It was distilled in one season (July 2019-December 2019) at their Riverfront Distillery in Chattanooga, Tennessee from a variety of high-malt bourbon mash bills, each one with at least 25% specialty malted grains. Additionally, a portion of each recipe was aged in custom-toasted and charred barrels designed to compliment it. The Fall 2019 Vintage will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and across TN, GA, FL, TX, IL, IN, and SC beginning September 2023. (SRP $52.99)
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    Red Stave is a limited edition bottling featuring a Kentucky straight bourbon (70% corn, 21% rye, 9% malted barley) which is then finished in California wine barrels. Specifically, J. Wilkes Petite Syrah from the Paso Robles Highlands District were used here. Bottled at 102.4 proof, this release is packaged in a Prohibition era tin for holiday gift giving. Available nationwide at retailers and online merchants as of September 2023. (SRP $199.99)
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    The third release in Wyoming Whiskey's National Parks series celebrates Grand Teton National Park. This straight bourbon was aged for 5 years and is bottled at 105 proof. Proceeds from the sale will be part of the brand's $150,000 donation to Grand Teton National Park Foundation. Available in select US markets in September 2023.($79.99)
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    FEW Spirits has re-released All Secrets Known Bourbon, a collaboration made with American rock band Alice in Chains. This limited edition release features fully-matured FEW Bourbon which is then finished in tequila barrels for an additional six months. The name of the release is the first track on the band's fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, and the label was designed by artist Justin Helton. Just 3,300 bottles will be available to purchase online via FEW Spirits and at select venues and retailers in Illinois and Washington beginning September 28, 2023. (SRP $60)
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    Following an initial release for its Barrel Select program, Catoctin Creek has released Hot Honey Rye as a permanent addition to its portfolio. It's made with their fully-mature pot-distilled 100% rye that is then infused with three types of local Virginia honey: wildflower, clover, and buckwheat. It's also infused with chile peppers. For every bottle sold, Catoctin Creek will donate $1 to local & national organizations that help to preserve the bees. Available nationally beginning October 1, 2023. (SRP $52)
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    Alma Finca is an orange liqueur from the Casa Lumbre portfolio known for other Mexican spirit brands such as Montelobos, Contraluz, Ancho Reyes, and more. It's made with a combination of fruit and spices from the Yucatán Peninsula such as sweet & bitter orange peels, fresh Persian lime leaves, citrus blossoms, and local spices. A cooperative of local farmers harvests these ingredients seasonally from October-December. Each ingredient is then macerated individually for 5 days. Available in select markets beginning September 2023 with a national roll-out to follow. (SRP $34.99)
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    This Buffalo Trace Prohibition Collection is the first of an expected annual limited edition, multi-bottle collection honoring whiskeys that were legally produced and sold at the distillery (then known as George T. Stagg Distillery) during Prohibition. This inaugural release features five Prohibition-era brands that had disappeared until now: Old Stagg, an uncut and unfiltered barrel proof whiskey; Golden Wedding, a 107 proof rye whiskey; Three Feathers, a bottled-in-bond 100 proof whiskey; Walnut Hill, a 90 proof high-rye bourbon; and George T. Stagg Spiritus Frumenti, an 110 proof wheated bourbon. Sold exclusively as a set of five 375ml bottles packaged in a custom wooden display case. (SRP $999.99)