Spooky Whiskeys For Halloween

These whiskeys are highly rated and will fit right in at your Halloween party!
Oct 26, 2016
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    5 Blood Oath Bourbon Pact No. 1
    85
    Sweet & Rich
    Blood Oath Pact No. 1 is the first in a series of limited edition bourbons that will be released each year with different variants in the blend. This "pact" for this inaugural release consists of a blend of 3 selected Kentucky bourbons aged between 6 to 12 years with different mash bills - one with a high rye content for spice, one that is wheated and one for its fuller body and oaky flavors. Each bottle is marked with the signature of Blood Oath creator John Rempe, and labeled with the creation date and the story behind the pact.
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    4 Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Whiskey
    87
    Fruity & Rich
    A whopping 30,000 pounds of Rhode-Island-grown pumpkins are roasted and juiced in the creation of this annual flavored release from Sons of Liberty. The pumpkin is combined with a range of spices and flavorings, along with the whiskey itself, and is ultimately bottled at 80 proof. (Review from 2015 release, batch #4.)
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    3 Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label)
    89
    Rich & Peaty
    Compass Box Peat Monster is a blended malt whisky using various single malt whiskies from different areas of Scotland. A typical blend will include single malts aged in refill hogsheads as follows: 40% "malt whisky from Laphroaig", 20% "malt whisky from Ledaig", 13% "malt whisky from Caol Ila", and 26% "malt whisky from Ardmore." The final 1% is a blend of Highland malts from Clynelish, Dailuaine, and Teaninich which finished for two years in Compass Box's new French oak toasted hybrid barrels. Note: Beginning in 2019, all batches of Compass Box Peat Monster will feature a new Painting Label as well as a new recipe. Older batches will be referred to as Compass Box Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label).
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    2 Slaughter House American Whiskey
    91
    Full Bodied
    David Phinney is the winemaker of California's Orin Swift Cellars and the procurer of whiskey released by his spirits company, The Splinter Group. This American whiskey is made from a mash bill of 85% corn, 8% wheat, 6% rye, and 1% malted barley. After aging 9 years in American oak, this whiskey finishes for an undisclosed time in barrels that previously held the winery's proprietary Bordeaux blend, Papillon. Slaughter House American Whiskey was released in 2015 and is a follow-up to the company's first product, Straight Edge Bourbon.
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    1 Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III The Fiendish Finale
    95
    Spicy & Rich
    This is the third and final edition of Arran’s lauded cask-strength special release. A vatting of eight sherry butts, five ex-bourbon casks and eight French barriques, this big-flavored whisky does well with a little water. This is a very exciting expression of one of Scotland’s youngest distilleries (est. 1995)