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Faultline Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Faultline Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml

For three long years, David Othenin-Girard and I have been trying to create an inexpensive, delicious, value-driven, yet simultaneously interesting expression of blended Scotch whisky that we could feature under our Faultline label. There were many times when we thought we were close, but either the quality of the whisky or the cost of the barrels proved prohibitive. We didn't want to make a $25 bottle of whisky just for the sake of it. If we were going to do it, then we were going to it right. Finally, after working on and off with the Laings for a year... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Lagavulin 16-year-old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Elsewhere $100) Top Pick!
Lagavulin 16-year-old Islay Single Malt 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

Ardbeg Uigeadail Traditional Strength Islay Single Malt Whisky (Previously $73) Top Pick!
Ardbeg Uigeadail Traditional Strength Islay Single Malt 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

Glenfiddich 12 year old Signature Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $30) Top Pick!
Glenfiddich 12 year old Signature Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $30)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Best Buy** Lush and rich, this honeyed whisky is loaded with dense notes of creamy custard and tropical fruit, finishing with a flourish of baking spice." (12/2013) K&L Notes: Gold Medal winner in the 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition. The Glenfiddich 12 Year is distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear on the nose. The palate for this single malt is characteristically sweet, with undertones of butterscotch, cream, malt and a hint of oak. It finishes long, smooth and mellow. See for yourself why this is one of the world's most popular single ma... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 93
Limit of 12 per customer

Glenlivet 15 year old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Whisky 750ml

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Don’t dilute this light, gentle Scotch too much. Enjoy the honeyed, fresh tropical fruit aromas and mouthwatering vanilla and almond flavors with a hint of smoke and spice on the finish. Light body. Good value." (12/2011) Whisky Advocate: "I enjoy Glenlivet whisky for its subtle elegance, floral notes, along with a delicious "peaches & cream" flavor. For this particular whisky, finishing some of the whisky in new French oak barrels adds depth, dried spice (vanilla, clove) and pleasing dryness to the Glenlivet profile. This whisky is more polished and refined than the 12 yea ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 91
Limit of 3 per customer

Ardbeg "Perpetuum" Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky 750ml

The 2015 limited edition Ardbeg release is here, and from what we've heard, Dr. Bill Lumsden dug deep into Ardbeg's remaining stocks of past projects and blended some of them with younger stocks of future projects to create a whisky showcasing both old and new single malt whiskies. Here are the notes from Ardbeg: "The past, present, and future in a glass. Classic notes of Ardbeg's yesteryear on the nose as mellow, rich, and enticing Ardbeggian flavors mingle with dark chocolate, treacle, and nutty oak. Then, like standing on Ardbeg's pier this morning, w... Read More » 


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Glenmorangie 10 year old The Original Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Glenmorangie 10 year old The Original Single Malt 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

Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt 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
Limit of 3 per customer

Glenfiddich 15 year Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Glenfiddich 15 year Single Malt Whisky 750ml

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Look for rich, rounded flavors with lots of honey, vanilla and baking spice notes. The palate is creamy, with a mouth-filling texture and smoky finish." (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "A deceptive delight that starts sweet with honey, leather and orange peel on the nose, then turns to spice on the palate. After a spot of honey on the tongue tip, the spices come on in earnest, with cinnamon and ginger. Leaves a long, spicy finish. Three types of cask: Sherry, Bourbon and new oak." (2/2011) K&L Notes: Awarded Double Gold Medal at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 


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WE 95
Limit of 12 per customer

Balvenie 12 year old Doublewood Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Balvenie 12 year old Doublewood Single Malt Whisky 750ml

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Superb/Highly Recommended* First nosing exposes dry scents of walnuts, grass and dark toffee. Entry is malty and vanilla—extract bittersweet; midpalate is silky, creamy, Sherry sweet, pruny and black raisin-like. Ends on a dark chocolate note that's chewy, medium-sweet and satisfying." (11/2008) 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 Balvenie Doublewood is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a fi... Read More » 


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WE 90 - 95

1990 Glenfarclas 24 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
1990 Glenfarclas 24 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Malt Whisky 750ml

We've always loved Glenfarclas. As you may or may not know, this distillery is one of the last independently owned in all of Scotland. It's owned by the Grant family. It also happens to be on most knowledgeable people's list of top distilleries and has consistently provided us with excellent sherried Speyside offerings at incredible prices. We've had success finding single casks in their vast warehouse system, but found that current market conditions have made purchasing a single cask from the Grants rather cost-prohibitive. Negotiating the price down on... Read More » 


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Aberlour - A'Bunadh Cask Strength Single Malt 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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Macallan 12 year old Single Malt 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

Balvenie 21 year Port Wood Single Malt Whisky 750ml

This Balvenie, which has been matured in traditional oak casks, is transferred to a Port cask, or pipe, which has held fine Port wines. Here it is sampled every month by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the Port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, whilst preserving its original characteristics. Recent winner of the "Single Malt Trophy" at the International Wines and Spirits Competition in London, effectively voting it the best Single Malt available in the world today. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2001 Bowmore 12 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Refill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $100) Top Pick!
2001 Bowmore 12 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Refill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $100)

We absolutely killed it with the '02 Hogshead at 46% this year, but we're not done with Bowmore. This distillery is cranking out the most magnificent malt and Signatory gets these amazing high quality butts. This is more consistent with the house style than the last cask, bringing the nutty sherry slightly more to the foreground. It's a stark reminder that Bowmore should be considered one of Scotland's greatest distilleries. Treat this with the reverence it deserves and this whisky will make you feel like you're the special one instead of the other way a... Read More » 


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Laphroaig 10 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Laphroaig 10 year old Islay Single Malt 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

Bruichladdich Botanist Gin 750ml Top Pick!
Bruichladdich Botanist Gin 750ml

Wine Enthusiast: "Although the “Botanist” name might suggest a floral gin, instead the flavor profile veers toward herbs and spices. There’s a subtle, herbal scent, with anise flavors up front, backed by coriander seed and cassia bark on the spicy finish. Made by Bruichladdich Distillery, which is renowned for its Scotch, on a pot-still named Ugly Betty. Sold in an attractive, square-shouldered, gift-worthy bottle." (4/2012) K&L Notes: What happens when you take one of the great single malt distillers of all time, put him in a room with an old Scottish pot still and have him make gin ... Read More » 


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Oban 18 Year Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Elsewhere $150) Top Pick!
Oban 18 Year Limited Edition Single Malt 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 US only. As the canister states, "only so much can be made, i... Read More » 


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WA 91

Talisker 10 year old Isle of Skye Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Talisker 10 year old Isle of Skye Single Malt 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. (Vol. 21, #2)" 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

2008 Caol Ila 5 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

Don't let the young age fool you: this five year old, single barrel, cask strength version of the legendary Islay distillery is bringing more than its share of bang for the buck. Getting a single barrel, full strength version of any single malt whisky is tough for $50, but a full-throttle Caol Ila? Forget about it. The youthful vigor of a young mezcal meets the fat-fruited, supple texture of the malt master; that's the best way to describe this whisky. Lots of smoke and immature phenolic action quickly turns rich and round and finishes with a mouthful of... Read More » 


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Glenfarclas "The Faultline Casks" K&L Exclusive First Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Glenfarclas "The Faultline Casks" K&L Exclusive First Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks Single Malt Whisky 750ml

When George Grant offered us the opportunity to take multiple casks for a special exclusive bottling, we were over the moon. The creative juices began flowing. We talked about doing an ultra-aged expression, but we didn't feel we could match the outrageous cask from the 1970 vintage, which we'd acquired a couple of years back. Instead, we decided to focus on a NAS (no age statement) mixture of casks from earlier vintages. The goal was to create a high proof, heavily sherried 'Farclas that we could sell for around $100. After tasting multiple vintages fro... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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

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

1997 Bunnahabhain Heavily Peated 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Chieftain's Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $130) Top Pick!
1997 Bunnahabhain Heavily Peated 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Chieftain's Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $130)

When you hear about whisky "shortages," we're not necessarily referring to the idea that there's less actual whisky in the world, just less of it available for purchase. When fear and anxiety about future stocks take hold, companies will begin holding back inventory, dreading the idea of a whisky-less future should their available casks be gobbled up too quickly. This was our experience in 2013 while travelling through Scotland. In 2014, however, some of our partners began throwing us a few bones to test the waters; one of these bottlers was Chieftain's.... Read More » 


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Oban 14-year-old Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Oban 14-year-old Single Malt 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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Bank Note Blended Scotch Whisky 1L

My friends the Morrisons over at A.D. Rattray have really outdone themselves with this, their fantastic Bank Note Blended Scotch for $19.99 a liter!!! Now, granted, some of the high-browed single malt drinkers out there might not even flinch about something like this, but trust me, anyone interested in pouring a whisky on the rocks is going to have a new house bottle--forever. At this price and for whisky this drinkable, I can't see anyone coming close to touching the Bank Note. The sherry influence is there, soft vanilla and all that, and the grain come... Read More » 


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Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Elsewhere $300) Top Pick!
Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Elsewhere $300)

Macallan's new Rare Cask uses handpicked first-fill sherry casks from the top 1% of barrels currently aging at the distillery. The result is a richer, darker, more chocolately version of Macallan with a thicker profile and a complex palate of raisins, sultana, orange peel, and ginger. With the current market craze for first-fill sherry whisky, a la Aberlour A'Bunadh and Glendronach, the Rare Cask represents an aggressive and more modern approach from the typically conservative Macallan. This is bold, chewy, full-bodied single malt that showcases the deep... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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1995 Craigellachie 18 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
1995 Craigellachie 18 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

It wouldn't be a whisky season without some big rich sherried malt to round out the selection. Craigellachie is becoming a serious force now that the owners have finally decided it should be marketed as a single malt. This exceptional distillery was almost exclusively reserved for the blends until very recently, but the heightened profile means that procuring more in the future might become more difficult. That's why we knew we had to jump on this spectacular sherried 'llachie. This has everything you want in a sherried malt and nothing that you don't. I... Read More » 


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Kilchoman K&L Exclusive 100% Islay Single Bourbon Barrel #344 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $110) Top Pick!
Kilchoman K&L Exclusive 100% Islay Single Bourbon Barrel #344 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $110)

While we all finally know and agree that Kilchoman is making some of the most serious single malt whisky on the planet, their 100% Islay selections present a very different flavor profile than their standard Port Ellen-malted distillates. Our two casks of Kilchoman we purchased last year were (and still are) two of the best Islay whiskies I've ever tasted, with a pronounced peatiness, big bold Red Hot cinnamon spice, and the drive of character they bring all the way to the finish. The 100% Islay whiskies, made from barley grown at Rockside Farm next door... Read More » 


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Glendronach 12 year old Distillery Bottling Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Glendronach 12 year old Distillery Bottling Single Malt 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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1998 Mortlach 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Sherry Butt Finish Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
1998 Mortlach 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Sherry Butt Finish Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

Can we keep the Mortlach momentum rolling? It seems that ever since we released that amazing sherry butt of Mortlach from Chieftain's all those years ago, we've been riding a wave of Mortlach enthusiasm for the sherry-aged Speyside beast. Diageo even released their own single malt version (maybe we had something to do with that, eh?) We're always on the lookout for more Mortlach, especially sherry-aged barrels, and it turns out that Signatory had a sherry-finished butt sitting in their Pitlochry location just there for the taking. The first sip is all yo... Read More » 


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Lagavulin Distiller's Edition Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Lagavulin Distiller's Edition Single Malt Whisky 750ml

The 2014 limited edition is here! Loaded with extra sherry for a softer, more restrained and elegant version of the peaty Islay whisky. Fans of the 16 year will revel in the pure peated flavor and rejoice over the creamy, supple mouthfeel. 


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Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 year old Blended Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 year old Blended Malt Whisky 750ml

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This maple syrup-toned spirit is a blend of Islay and Speyside malts, with no grain whisky added. The result is an effortless mix of lightly smoky and oaky caramel notes, and a smooth, velvety feel. A splash of branchwater amps up the peat quotient." (9/2011) Whisky Advocate: "Just as complex as Johnnie Walker Gold, but fuller and more richly textured. (Not surprising, given that there are no grain whiskies in Johnnie Walker Green.) This is one of the finer vatted malts on the market. Its flavors are well-integrated. You’ll find creamy toffee and nougat at its core, which i ...Read More » 


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WE 94

Glendronach 15 year old "Revival" Distillery Bottling Single Malt Whisky 750ml

Distillery notes: "Renowned amongst many whisky enthusiasts around the world, this remarkable and full bodied malt is matured for a minimum of 15 years in the finest Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, the GlenDronach Revival is non chill filtered and of natural colour. A truly excellent single malt. Appearance: Deep gold with a lovely mahogany heart. Nose: Incredible concentration of aromas. Treacle toffee and chocolate orange. Palate: A very dynamic and full bodied dram for its age. Chewy with coffee chocolate and treacle scones. Conclusions: A verit... Read More » 


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Caol Ila 12 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml

90-95 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 ...Read More » 


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WE 90 - 95

Glenfarclas 12 year old, Distillery Bottlilng 750ml

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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Kilchoman K&L Exclusive 100% Islay Single Bourbon Barrel #345 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $110) Top Pick!
Kilchoman K&L Exclusive 100% Islay Single Bourbon Barrel #345 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $110)

While we all finally know and agree that Kilchoman is making some of the most serious single malt whisky on the planet, their 100% Islay selections present a very different flavor profile than their standard Port Ellen-malted distillates. Our two casks of Kilchoman we purchased last year were (and still are) two of the best Islay whiskies I've ever tasted, with a pronounced peatiness, big bold Red Hot cinnamon spice, and the drive of character they bring all the way to the finish. The 100% Islay whiskies, made from barley grown at Rockside Farm next door... Read More » 


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2007 Mortlach 7 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
2007 Mortlach 7 Year Old Hepburn's Choice K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

We absolutely the loved our sample of young Mortlach when we tasted in Scotland last year. But getting back to the states with only the memory of this lovely young whisky meant that when we actually ordered this whisky, we simply weren't certain what to expect. On paper it looks great, inexpensive, unadulterated young malt from one of Scotland's greatest distilleries at a great price. But, every time you put a young age statement on a whisky you're bound to have some push back. To our great delight, we know that our educated customer base will appreciate... 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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Glenmorangie 12 year old Nectar D’Òr Extra Matured Range Sauternes Cask 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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WE 95

Springbank 15 year old, Distillery Bottling Single Malt Whisky 750ml

96-100 points Wine Enthusiast: "The complex, understated bouquet finds aromas of barley malt, seaweed, heather, oaky vanilla, honey, sherry cask, scrambled egg and minerals. The palate entry is oily, buttery and oaky sweet; by midpalate the flavors include assertive tastes of marzipan, marshmallow, baked pear/peach pastry and bacon fat. Finishes with a luscious fruit/grape thrust. A masterpiece." (4/2008) Whisky Advocate: "Powerful, mature, and nicely rounded. Similar in some ways to the Springer 10 year old 46% reviewed below, with the addition of toasted coconut and caramel. It’s also more rounded and w ...Read More » 


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WE 96 - 100

1997 Dailuaine 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

Dailuaine is a lovely little whisky. I don't love it any less now that I've been chased off the distillery grounds. In fact the whole complex is very unusual. When we were there this year it seemed as though an endless amount of construction was at a standstill. This is also where Diageo has their "Dark Grains" processing facility, which turns the spent barley into pellets for animal feed. The dark industrial dreeriness of this distillery, hidden in a hollow not far from the hill of Rinnes, totally flies in the face of the wonderfully fresh and vibrant m... Read More » 


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Highland Park 12 year old, Isle of Orkney Single Malt 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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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)" K&L Notes: Two hundred years ago, malt whisky was carried through Scotland in small casks that were easily transported on the backs of pack horses. As transportation methods improved, Scottish distillers turned to more economical la... Read More » 


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Benromach 10 Year Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Elsewhere $65)

Whisky Advocate: "The first 10 year old release containing whisky produced entirely by the new owners. I love the interplay here between the malt, sherry, and smoke, with all getting a chance to shine. A rich vanilla-tinged malty foundation, deep caramel, rhum agricole, an array of lush fruit and dark chocolate, along with grassy/hay notes, honeysuckle, subtle spice (cinnamon, anise), and lingering earthy smoke. A vast improvement from the 'Origins' release last year. I would only make three changes to make this whisky even better (and elevate it to 90+ status): a couple ...Read More » 


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Macallan 18 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Speyside single malt is matured in Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, for a minimum of 18 years. The amber spirit has a big, warm caramel flavor, finishing with a touch of sweet honey, bitter chocolate and espresso on the lingering finish. Viscous, creamy mouthfeel." (12/2011)91 points Whisky Advocate: "Macallan's 18 year old expression is, for me, the highlight of its regular sherried range. Deep amber in color. The nose is rich and heavily fruited: fruit cake, mulberry, a little moist gingerbread, the bloody depths of molasses. On the palate, dried fruits — more figgy than r ...Read More » 


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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated Single Malt Whisky 750ml

Named for the famous distillery in the town of the same name, the new Scottish Barley version of the PC is here! The massive intensity of Port Charlotte is framed in a very natural context. Tarry and phenolic, turning toward citrus and salt on the palate. The oily texture is lifted by a tartness that offsets the smoke nicely. A very exciting whisky for any Bruichladdich lover. 


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Bowmore 15 year old Darkest Sherry Casked Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sherry cask aging provides this Scotch with a rich, dessert-worthy profile. Look for rich caramel and chocolate notes accented by dry cigar, leather and dried orange peel notes. Amber hue, soft feel. Pair with a rich and creamy dessert like crème brûlée." (12/2011)90 points Whisky Advocate: "Darkest now has an age statement of 15 years old. This new release is an improvement from the original Darkest, both of which are succulently sherried. It is fuller in flavor and more visceral, in both the nose and palate. These differences are subtle, but positive. Notes of lush fruit, raisin, ...Read More » 


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Laphroaig 10 year old Original Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml Top Pick!
Laphroaig 10 year old Original Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "A veritable aromatic feast of maritime notes: seaweed, iodine, pine needle, matchstick and olive brine. The palate entry is full of mint, Sherry, pork rind, bacon fat, chimney soot and rancio tastes; by midpalate flavors of cocoa, coffee, pipe tobacco, chocolate-covered orange, marzipan and vanilla extract proliferate. Luscious and stupendously good." (12/2007) Whisky Advocate: "Pungent and medicinal in personality, with gobs of peat, tar, iodine, brine, and seaweed. These are all good things.in case you were wondering. A gentle vanilla sweetness tries to tame this savage b ...Read More » 


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