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Single Malt Scotch

Our spirits department is a lead by Susan Purnell, a bonafide single malt fanatic. When she's not tracking down another great bottle to add to our shelves, she's likely to be found on a flight to Scotland on her way to meet with the distilleries. If you're looking for a great bottle of scotch, check out our selection below...

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $100) Top Pick!
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $100)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Best Buy** Soy sauce, olive brine, peat, honey, oloroso Sherry, brewer’s yeast, bread dough, barley malt and cigar smoke in the bouquet. The flavor that magically includes the innate intense peatiness of Islay malts and the masterly employment of oak barrels phase defines “classy Islay.” Concludes sweetly, without sacrificing the tangy, astringent peatiness that is inherent. Gorgeous." (4/2004) 94 points Whisky Advocate: "An old classic, but how do the newest bottlings fare? Rich, chewy, slightly oily texture. Deep peat, thick smoke, iodine, brine, charcoal, seaweed, tea (Earl Gr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90 - 95 WA 94

Macallan "Double Cask" 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Macallan's latest release is a 12-year-old "double cask" malt, meaning the whisky spent time in both sherry-seasoned new American and European oak. The result is a rich and cocoa-laden malt that encompasses the sweeter and more decadent flavors of the sherry while still maintaining the malt's inherent flavors at the core with the spice of two different woods. The result is quite splendid. Macallan fans will revel in the Double Cask's richness, its intensity and weight, and the creamy goodness of its palate. The flavors are dark and supple with plenty of ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The newest incarnation of Suntory's hugely popular Hibiki series, this time without an age statement attached. The same soft, mellow, vanilla-laden flavor is still here, however. It's a true Harmony of pure Hibiki flavor. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Islay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* A seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last." (6/2006) Whisky Advocate: "Funny to think how recently Caol Ila was an Islay giant that was kept pretty much under wraps by its owner. These days it has cemented its reputation as the island’s Mr. Consistent. This ver ...Read More » 


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WE 92
Limit of 3 per customer

1995 Imperial 20 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

This is the fourth (and final) cask of 1995 Imperial single malt whisky we've purchased from the Signatory warehouse, and we've definitely saved the best for last. The now-demolished facility will never make spirit again, so consider this cask one of the last goodbyes for a whisky we've come to love dearly over the years. Closed in the late 1990s and wiped completely off the face of the earth in 2013, each drop of Imperial consumed means there's that much less left in the world. The first sip is a like butterscotch and biscuits with an earthy resin note ... Read More » 


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Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* The initial aroma is large, biscuity and grainy sweet; the aroma then becomes more sugar biscuit-like and a touch salty. Palate entry finds generous and malty-sweet flavors; by midpalate distinctive notes of black pepper, seaweed, oaky vanilla, honey and dark caramel are added. Finishes elegantly, sweetly and malty, with just a barely discernible influence of the sea." (7/2005) Whisky Advocate: "Ahh, Clynelish. The enigma of the northeast coast. A single malt whose waxy character — and it does smell of snuffed candles — is highly prized by blenders. This is a pal ...Read More » 


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WE 92
Limit of 3 per customer

Ardbeg "Uigeadail" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Previously $73) Top Pick!
Ardbeg "Uigeadail" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Previously $73)

95 points Whisky Advocate: "With the Ardbeg 17 year old off the market, it's nice to see a new Ardbeg in the line-up. Uigeadail costs about the same as the Ardbeg 17 did but, with Uigeadail, you're getting a much more interesting whisky. Uigeadail consists of a marriage of younger whisky (from 1990 and 1993) with much older whisky matured in sherry casks. The marriage works exceptionally well, with the younger whiskies providing the classic Ardbeg intensity many of us have come to expect, while the older whiskies contribute depth, maturity, and complexity. And bottling the whisky a ...Read More » 


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WA 95

1997 Linkwood 19 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Because of its role in Johnnie Walker Blue and its renowned reputation abroad, Linkwood always demands a high price wherever its sold. Fine and finessed in a way that few other Highland malts demonstrate, the Diageo-owned distillery can often taste like a finalized blend straight from the cask! That's definitely the case with this graceful and easy-drinking 19 year old hogshead from the Signatory warehouse, even at the relatively high 56% ABV. The 25 year old Linkwood sells at K&L for $250 a bottle, so when we saw the chance to offer a similar whisky for... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Balvenie "Doublewood" 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Balvenie "Doublewood" 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Silky and downright succulent, this Scotch is made with two types of oak casks—as the DoubleWood name suggests—but it’s really all about the influence of the ex-Sherry cask. Aromas suggest golden raisins and dried apricots. The silky palate starts out moderately smoky, but glides into a richer, honeyed, nutty profile that finishes with cocoa and clove accents." (12/2015) K&L Notes: "The Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a 12-year-old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. During its period of maturation, the ... Read More » 


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WE 94

Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Grain Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Grain Whisky (750ml)

92 points Whisky Advocate: "Sweet, with subtle, crisp, nutty oak, then comes fudge, ripe banana, and peach. The overall effect is like eating vanilla ice cream with toffee fudge and hazelnut sprinkles. The structure is thick and physical, the palate sweet and quite fat, with light hints of raspberry, fruit salad. A jag of acidity freshens the delivery on the finish. With water there’s more toffee, and it becomes slightly more yielding, with less oak. For me the gold standard of grain. (Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Dave Broom." K&L Notes: Grain whisky is one of the least understood components of the ... Read More » 


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WA 92

Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "A much-beloved malt in the U.S. Some say it’s because it is easy to pronounce (though having said that, remember it’s ‘OH-bin’ and not ‘O’Bahn’). I’d prefer to think its popularity is because there is something about the fresh cleanliness of the nose, its orange oils, chocolate, and zesty-zingy and yes, occasionally salty spiciness that is instantly appealing. (Vol. 21, #2)" Wine Enthusiast: "The early aroma is a combination of malt, wood and sea breeze; the later bouquet is a deliciously harmonious, even creamy marriage of maritime atmosphere and malted barley. Palate entr ...Read More » 


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1997 Dufftown 18 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Dufftown is more famous for being the home of Glenfiddich, rather than for the distillery that carries the town's name, but there is indeed an eponymous facility making whisky there. Dufftown distillery is a Diageo-owned plant that produces "The Singleton" single malt whisky for European release. "The Singleton" we see here in the states is made at Glendullan, but the styles are similar. Dufftown makes a classic Highland style malt, albeit with a bit more grit. A comparison in styles would definitely include its neighbor Glenfiddich, but Dufftown's mash ... Read More » 


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Macallan 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $55)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "The initial aroma is sweetish, winey and oaky; aeration allows the aroma to expand to include marzipan, treacle, molasses, honey, vanilla bean, cinnamon and cocoa butter. The palate entry is sweet, creamy and assertive; at midpalate the flavor becomes intensely nutty, buttery and bacon fat-like, with the beginnings of rancio. Remains one of Speyside's standard-bearer 12 year olds." (4/2008) K&L Notes: In his book, Kindred Spirits, international Whisky authority Paul Pacult describes The Macallan 12 as "simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around," and we wholehear... Read More » 


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WE 90 - 95

Glenlivet 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $37) Top Pick!
Glenlivet 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $37)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Vibrant gold with orange highlights, fruity scent of apples and pears plus a whiff of vanilla. Soft, velvety feel. This is a pleasant and drinkable Scotch, but the flavors are relatively muted. It mixes well with other flavors, making it a good contender for cocktails. Good value." (12/2011) Whisky Advocate: "As with the ‘Fiddich (reviewed in this issue), here’s a malt where an improved wood policy has brought a dram to life and added complexity. The Glenlivet has always been about lightness, but the trick is to have sufficient solid base to allow its flower to blossom, so ...Read More » 


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WE 90

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

92 points Whisky Advocate: "Amber with gold streaks. Its aroma and flavor is fresh, powerful, and medicinal, with notes of peat smoke, band-aids, tar, rich toffee, seaweed, and brine. Thick in body, with an almost molasses-like viscosity." Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of new shoe leather, iodine, smoked trout, flowers, intense grain, soft cheese, peat-reek and dried seaweed. The palate entry is pleasantly smoky and grainy sweet; the midpalate flavors range from olive brine, seaweed, iodine, and wood smoke to baked pear, toffee and marshmallow. Concludes warm and toasty." (12/2007) K&L Notes: This 10 year old malt epit... Read More » 


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WA 92

2001 Bowmore 14 Year Old "Hepburn's Choice" Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
2001 Bowmore 14 Year Old "Hepburn's Choice" Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

While Bowmore seems to play second (or even fourth) fiddle to the Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig selections on our shelf, we've always been enamored with Islay's most historic distillery. We've never let popular whisky culture or changes in the portfolio diminish the fact that Bowmore tastes pretty damn good in a number of iterations. While tasting through single-cask selections this year, we found a 14-year-old sherry butt that was so dark and so soft we couldn't pass it up. The best part about this particular expression was the texture; it mirrored th... Read More » 


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Talisker 10 Year Old Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Talisker 10 Year Old Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

90 points Whisky Advocate: "Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that gives the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker’s smoke, which ain't as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit. (Summer 2012)" Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* The piquant nose offers immediate and stunning notes of sea salt, peat reek and black pepper; aeration time encourages ...Read More » 


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WA 90

Glenmorangie "The Original" 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

93 points Whisky Advocate: "Fresh, vibrant, and beautifully complex. A clean, malty foundation accentuated by bright complex fruit, delicate spice, dried flowers, and gentle honeyed vanilla notes that linger on the palate. This is a wonderful whisky which is very versatile, but I can only imagine what it would taste like at 46% and unchill-filtered like the wood finish expressions. (Vol. 17, #2) Reviewed by: John Hansell" 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Smooth and mellow, like nuts drizzled with honey or Bit O’Honey candy, with a light vanilla finish. Matured in Bourbon casks for 10 years." (12/2011) Wine Spectator: "Even without a ...Read More » 


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WA 93 WE 90

1995 Glenburgie 21 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
1995 Glenburgie 21 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

This is the second cask of Glenburgie we've grabbed from the Signatory warehouse and it's another winner. The whisky is nothing flashy or wildly exotic, just smooth, rich, and delicious from front to back. Any time we can sell delicious 20+ year old cask strength single malt for under a hundred bucks, we're probably going to take that deal. Glenburgie is known more for its role in Ballantine's blended than it is as a stand-alone single malt, but these single casks should help change that perception. Once again we've got creamy malt flavor on the palate, ... Read More » 


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Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old Japanese Peated Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fans of smoky Islay Scotches will enjoy this smoky single malt that’s made at Suntory’s Hakashu Distillery, which is “surrounded by forest at the foot of the Southern Japan Alps.” Despite the delicate aromas of tropical fruit and light peat, the smoke note is considerably amplified on the palate, especially on the resonant finish, where it pushes those dainty fruit tones completely off the map." (2/2013) K&L Notes: The newest Japanese whisky to hit the U.S. market is Suntory's Hakushu - known as the "Forest Distillery". Built in 1973 as a sister distillery to Suntor... Read More » 


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WE 90

Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Malt Whisky (750ml)

Finally here! You've tasted the amazing Nikka Coffey GRAIN whisky, now see what happens when you run malted barley through a Coffey column still. The result is ethereal. It's like a butter biscuit in a glass with soft vanilla and cookie flavors. Truly special stuff while it lasts! 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Limit of 2 per customer

Ardbeg "Corryvreckan" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $82) Top Pick!
Ardbeg "Corryvreckan" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $82)

96 points Whisky Advocate: "Powerful, muscular, well-textured, and invigorating. Even within the realm of Ardbeg, this one stands out. The more aggressive notes of coal tar, damp kiln, anise, and smoked seaweed are supported by an array of fruit (black raspberry, black cherry, plum), dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, bacon fat, kalamata olive, and warming cinnamon on the finish. Quite stunning! (Vol. 18, #3)" K&L Notes: 2009 Scotch Whisky of the Year from the Malt Advocate! Named for Europe's largest whirlpool, this whisky is now available on a full-time basis, having replaced the beloved Bei... Read More » 


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WA 96

Glendronach 12 Year Old Distillery Bottling Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Glendronach 12 Year Old Distillery Bottling Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "Nicely sherried. Rich, with maple syrup, honey-drenched citrus, sultana, and a good dried oak spice finish for balance. Well done for a 12 year old, and definite competition for Macallan of the same age. (Vol. 19, #2)" K&L Notes: Glendronach was one of our favorite distilleries on our recent trip to Scotland and this 12 year is the best whisky that no one is drinking. Soft, supple, rich, and complex, and finished in PX sherry butts for a kiss of sweetness. This is my new house whisky and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's not going to blow your mind, it's just ... Read More » 


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Lagavulin "Distiller's Edition" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $110) Top Pick!
Lagavulin "Distiller's Edition" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $110)

Fans of the 16 year will revel in the pure peated flavor and rejoice over the creamy, supple mouthfeel. Aged in sherry for an extra rich profile to balance out all the Islay peat. 


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Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "A new addition to the permanent Balvenie range. Lovely bright gold color. Layers of sweetness (the characteristic Balvenie honey, along with vanilla fudge, nougat, and rich toffee) peppered with dried spice and a hint of tropical fruit (papaya, guava, tangerine). Nice viscosity with good grip on the finish. I really like the balance and complexity of this whisky. A very solid effort and the price is right." K&L Notes: This exciting new expression follows the acclaim of 2008's limited edition Balvenie 17 Year Old Rum Cask, and the subsequent popularity of rum cask-fin... Read More » 


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Kilkerran 12 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

When the doors opened at the Mitchell's Glengyle Distillery in March of 2004, it became the first new distillery to open in Campbeltown in more than 125 years. Campbeltown, once the center of whisky production for Scotland, had been hit hard over the last century and had dwindled down to two distilleries - Springbank and Glen Scotia. When the SWA threatened to take away the Campbeltown appellation, Springbank was told a region needed at least three distilleries to consider itself a specific locale. The decision was then made to reopen the long-dormant Gl... Read More » 


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Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $50) Top Pick!
Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $50)

93 points Whisky Advocate: "Straw-gold color. On the nose, sweet toffee, citrus notes, seaweed, and spice complement a powerful peat smoke infusion. In body, it is thick and oily. On the palate, a somewhat sweet maltiness up front is run over by a powerful peat smoke locomotive. Again, the whisky is enriched with citrus and pear notes, spice, and seaweed. The finish is powerful, long, and warming. The smoke lingers for minutes, if not hours. Style: Islay single malt Scotch whisky... If you like your Ardbeg to go to a phenolic extreme, you will cherish this one. This big, powerful w ...Read More » 


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WA 93 WE 91

1992 Longmorn 24 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
1992 Longmorn 24 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

If pressed, I would probably put Longmorn in the top tier of Highland malt whisky producers right alongside more heralded names like Macallan, Glenmorangie, and Glenfarclas. There is something ineffably quintessential about Longmorn's richness, weight, and texture; there's a core of sweet vanilla and malted barley in just about every expression I've ever tasted from the distillery, and I always walk away from the drinking experience utterly satisfied. For that reason, I will always buy an older, reasonably-priced cask of Longmorn when I get the opportuni... Read More » 


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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml)

So you've heard that Japanese whisky is quite popular these days. You're right; it is. But while the mainstream choice is always going to be Suntory, it's Nikka that is quietly bringing the goods to your local boutique retailer. Founded by Masataka Taketsuru in 1936, the Nikka whisky company is one of Japan's best kept secrets (at least with other Americans). Taketsuru studied whisky production in Scotland during the 1910s and brought that knowledge back to Nippon to make Scottish style whisky at home. Nikka's Pure Malt Taketsuru is a marriage of single... Read More » 


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Aberlour "A'Bunadh" Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

96-100 points Wine Enthusiast: "Intriguing and challenging bouquet of aromas of roasted nuts, old leather, black pepper, old oak and dried fruit. Palate entry is aggressive in spirit, but sweet and pruny; midpalate is drier and features tastes of leather and grain. Aftertaste teems with oak resin, hard cheese (meaning, rancio), candied nuts, candied fruit and dark honey. Add mineral water." (12/2009) 90 points Whisky Advocate: "Amber, with shades of ruby. Notes of complex honey-drenched fruit (sultana, marmalade, peaches, apples), toffee, treacle, and hint of mint. Full, rich texture and lush body. Long, warming, m ...Read More » 


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Oban Little Bay Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

92 points Whisky Advocate: "Finally, an unimpeachable counterpoint to the rally cry against no age statement whisky. Oban Little Bay is everything that Oban 14 is, and more. A rich, fruity, malty nose showcases dried apricot, dark chocolate, and salt. On the palate, Little Bay explodes with flavor, combining malt with orange, chocolate, and blackberry. Clove and oak spice join the party in the mid-palate, which shows superb balance and integration. A long, slightly dry, citrusy spice finish caps off a stunning whisky. (Fall 2015)" K&L Notes: It's not often we see the classic malts of Diageo exp... Read More » 


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WA 92

Nikka "Yoichi" Japanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

Nikka's latest release from Yoichi distillery no longer carries an age statement, but it does bring a classically Japanese whisky profile back to the market. All the delicacy, grace, and subtle complexity is alive and well in this release, buried deeply into a whisper of malt for those who take the time to let it be heard. The first sip is almost ghostly, but it's the second and third return that yield the slightest hint of peat smoke, the creamiest of malts, and the lovely roundness of sweet stonefruit. This is textbook Japanese whisky: a flavor reserve... Read More » 


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Oban "Limited Edition" 18 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $150)

91 points Whisky Advocate: "Drier, less toffee and fruit, more dried spice and oak when compared to the standard Oban 14 year old. A beautiful combination of rich, nutty toffee balanced by polished oak, salt, pepper, seaweed, distant smoke, and dried fruit. Somewhat oily in texture. Wonderful depth, too! An improvement on what is already the biggest-selling Diageo single malt scotch in the U.S. Very exciting and dynamic. (Vol. 17, #4, by John Hansell)" K&L Notes: Always tough to find - this is a limited edition bottling for the U.S. only. As the canister states, "only so much can be made,... Read More » 


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WA 91

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "Along with Cragganmore, this is one of the underrated members of the original Classic Six. Quite why has always slightly baffled me. OK, it isn't smoky, but the nose has a deep, soft, honeyed sweetness: think caramelized fruits, hints of thick cream, and a light touch of fennel and sharp citrus. Thick in the center and very gentle, it's that chunkiness in the middle that is the secret to its beauty. (DB)" Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Opening aroma is assertive, dry, with peppery scents of barley husk, grainy oil and cracked wheat wafer; seven more minutes bring out a mildly ...Read More » 


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Highland Park 12 Year Old Isle of Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 50 Spirits, 2011* Elegant, light and pretty. This amber spirit has a light, briny vanilla scent and a silky feel. A veil of smoke rises through the Scotch (but fades out fast), leaving behind a sweet nutty, vanilla finish." (12/2011) 90 points Whisky Advocate: "Highland Park 12 Year Old boasts individuality and complexity, thanks in part to the use of Orcadian peat in the distillery floor maltings and the employment of ex-sherry casks for maturation. The nose is fragrant and floral, with hints of heather and some spice. Smooth and honeyed on the palate, with citrus fruits, malt, ...Read More » 


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Glenmorangie 18 year old Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $140)

Whisky Advocate: "43% abv. When compared to the 10 year old, this one's richer, with darker fruit and more caramelized sweet notes, paired with accentuated dried wood spice, while the 10 year old is more vibrant and floral. Like the 10 year old, there's good balance here. (Vol. 17, #2)" K&L Notes: If I had to pick my favorite whisky from the LVMH line up, including all the Ardbeg expressions, I'd easily choose the 18 year old from Glenmorangie. It's the best whisky they make for the price and everybody likes it: beginners, casual sippers, experts, whisky geeks. It's so gentle, suppl... Read More » 


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Macallan "Edition No. 2" Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Edition No. is a collaboration between The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgamo, and three cofounders of El Celler de Can Roca (Spain), twice voted best restaurant in the world. Drawn from European and American oak casks, this limited-edition expression combines flavors chosen by these four masters to reflect their distinctive personalities in the resulting whisky. Each of the four co-creators selected four different cask suppliers in Spain to materialize these flavors. By bringing together the art of whisky making with the creative culinary genius ... Read More » 


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1997 Benrinnes 17 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
1997 Benrinnes 17 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

This is our fourth cask of Benrinnes in the last two years and, believe us, it won't be the last. We've become rather infatuated with the Diageo-owned Highland distillery since our visit a few years back. Not only were the ladies running the operation incredibly friendly and gracious, they also helped us to better understand and appreciate the delicate, malty flavors of this classic Scotch whisky operation. Benrinnes isn't a smoky whisky, it's not a rich and textural whisky, nor is it oily or overtly powerful. It's simply an old school, no frills, vanill... Read More » 


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Glenmorangie "Nectar D’Òr" 12 Year Old Extra Matured Range Sauternes Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 50 Spirits of 2011* This golden spirit is often flagged by bartenders and sommeliers as a favorite; it’s easy to see why. A decade in Bourbon casks, plus an extra two years in Sauternes barriques yields a fresh honeysuckle and vanilla perfume and a super-smooth spirit with creamy honey and nut flavors, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too." (12/2011) Whisky Advocate: "Finished (extra-matured, as they are now saying) in Sauternes casks. This expression replaces the Madeira wood finish. Beautifu ...Read More » 


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Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky (750ml)

This blended whisky from Japanese powerhouse distiller Suntory is specifically formulated for a classic highball, made by mixing one part Toki with three parts sparkling water and serving over ice. From the distillery: "A vivid blend of whiskies from Suntory’s Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries, Suntory Whisky Toki™ features the quintessential characteristics of a Suntory Whisky blend: exquisite balance, harmony, and oneness. At the same time, its unique pairing of Hakushu American white oak cask malt whisky with Chita heavy-type grain whisky over... Read More » 


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Laphroaig "Quarter Cask" Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Laphroaig "Quarter Cask" Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

91 points Whisky Advocate: "The whisky begins sweet and creamy, with notes of vanilla, honey, and ripe malt (reminiscent of a malting floor). Then the Laphroaig signature peat smoke, seaweed, tar, and medicinal notes emerge. Bottling at 48% and without chill-filtering keeps the whisky from being dulled down. A whisky that is very dynamic. Nicely done. (Vol. 15, #2)" Wine Enthusiast: "Bold and overwhelmingly smoky, this golden single malt was matured twice, first in large casks and then transferred to smaller “quarter casks,” for more contact with the barrel wood. Look for plenty of peat smoke on the n ...Read More » 


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Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Distillery Bottling Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

From the distillery: "Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights. Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins. Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness. Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old. Comment: A great after-dinner whisky so r... Read More » 


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Nikka "Miyagikyo" Japanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

Nikka's Miyagikyo distillery is back on the market with a fantastic new offering that doesn't disclose the age, but has no problem disclosing serious flavor. The sherry integration of the whisky is utterly marvelous. It's clearly marked by classic notes of fudge, fruitcake, and toffee, but all three profiles are so harmonious and fluid that it's difficult to hold on to them for more than a second. Nikka's whiskies are always delicate and feminine in style, and this malt is no different. The beauty is what stuns you, rather than the power or the concentra... Read More » 


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Springbank 10 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

The Springbank 10 year old is the perfect whisky to introduce you to this distiller's range. Matured in Sherry and Bourbon casks, this is a richly balanced expression. Pear scents are accented by notes of cereal, vanilla and smoky peat. The palate is malty, with baking spice and vanilla flavors, ending with a hint of salinity. 


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Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Distillery Bottling Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Speyside Scotch is rich with vanilla notes, along with bright tropical fruit and a touch of smoke on the finish. (KN)" (12/2013) K&L Notes: This is a great introduction to the Glenfarclas style. This Highland distillery's 12 year is aged in sherry casks and has a nose and palate with spice and sherried fruit, with hints of peat and a lingering spiciness. 


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Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a perfect match for the season’s gingerbreads and spice cakes. Look for a warm, toasted-brioche aroma and pronounced flavors of vanilla, oak, dried figs, clove and allspice." (12/2013) 90 points Whisky Advocate: "Weighty and deep. Instantly seductive: vanilla pod, rich fruits, the smell of fur coats. A femme fatale of a malt. A base of crisp malt mixes with oak to give balance and structure. Water brings out apple leaf, even a little grassiness. The palate is broad and balanced, with real sweetness and a tongue-coating quality which softens to dried fruit, earthy density, wit ...Read More » 


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Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Scottish Barley Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

Light, clean, fresh Bruichladdich whisky at 100 proof, made from entirely Scottish barley. The new Laddie Classic drinks more like the old Rocks expression with its fruity demeanor and profile that was definitely meant for a glass of ice. There's just a hint of phenolic action on the finish with a lovely coating of sweet grains and soft vanilla. Well done. 


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Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

It's no secret that we're big fans of Kilchoman distillery here at K&L. Our recent visit to the distillery on Islay really opened our eyes to the incredible job they're doing. Kilchoman is a tiny operation, producing on one still and malting whatever they can inside their humble barn. Because of their small scale, their cost of production is higher and prices for their whisky have not been inexpensive. But having tasted the new-make spirit right off the still, I can firmly say that, in my opinion, there is no higher quality peated whisky being produced a... Read More » 


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Uberach "Assemblage" Alsace Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

The special single malt of Alsace is a recreation of an age of tradition of distilling beer in the region. Jean Metzger is the force behind this very special malt, which is without a doubt the finest whisky being produced in France today. Alsace whisky has recently been afforded an official AOC, but Metzger has been producing whisky in Uberach for more than a decade. The distillery has always been considered one of France's finest, renowned for their exacting distillation of perfectly ripened local fruits, but, with the help of local Brasserie, Jean Metz... Read More » 


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Glengoyne "Batch #4" Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $90)

This spectacular cask-strength Glengoyne is one of the best values in the store. Pulled exclusively from first- and second-fill sherry casks, the complexity for the price is astounding. Glengoyne is one of Scotland's most undervalued distilleries, and they have made a commitment to revamping their image into one of the highest-quality malts available. Boasting Scotland's SLOWEST distillation, the Southern Highlander exhibits incredible richness and texture. A heavy emphasis on bottling only the highest-quality casks for the distillery bottlings means you... Read More » 


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