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Macallan 18 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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This scotch, while expensive, is worth every penny. The balance is precise and the smoothness of the mouthfeel makes enjoying this spirit a delightful experience. The finish is long and smooth with hints of caramel and toasted almond, a luxury addition to your home bar to bring out on special occasions.

Lagavulin 16-year-old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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For my palate I'm not sure this single malt can be bested around its price point. It carries heavy smoke without being overpowering - and the complexity on the finish begs to know why you would spend more on lesser scotches. A first love for many scotch drinkers, but don't be surprised if you keep coming back to this bottle after you explore the multitude of offerings on the market around this price-point.

Johnnie Walker Blue Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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While certainly not a value buy, Johnnie Walker Blue definitely delivers the goods. Undoubtedly smooth with terrific balance of smoke and sweetness this flagship offering from Johnnie Walker can hold its own among the high end scotch offerings. Treat yourself to this iconic bottle!
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart WE 95 BC 0

Glenlivet 15 year old French Oak Reserve Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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This is one scotch that I always enjoy neat. Unlike the peat monsters on the market today, the delicate vanilla flavors of this Glenlivet wash over the tongue and pull you to contemplate the delicate aromas and texture. This is the perfect escape from the overpowering smoke and wood that dominate so many whiskies on the shelves today.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

Macallan 12 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2013
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A beautiful amber color and smoothness on the palate testify to why this is a solid benchmark by which all other 12 year old whiskies can be judged. Toasted pine nut and a rich molasses finish are perfectly balanced against the oak finish which makes this a great sipper either neat or with a light splash of water. A must-have for any home bar.

Grand Mayan Extra Aņejo 5 year 100% Agave Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 8-6-2013
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This is a very bold spirit and a great example of an expertly crafted tequila in the relatively new "Extra Anejo" category. To qualify as "Extra Anejo" the tequila must spend a minimum of three years in barrel, but with this Grand Mayan the tequila spends 5 years in barrel. As a result, the influence of oak is immediately apparent on the nose, but there are also wonderful notes of caramel and pepper that really come alive on the palete as you slowly savor the long finish. Worth the splurge!
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart BC 0