Tequila fans know that some of the best aged anejo comes from Chinaco. Negro Lot #84 is out now. Yes, it's expensive, but it's the best. Rich, round caramel sweetness while keeping the fresh agave flavors.
Ron Burgundy Scotch - you knew it had to happen, and it's actually okay. It stings the nostrils. In a good way.
Chichibu - Ichiro's malt. Japanese whisky, coming to Binny's. First time in the US. Good, expensive, kind of a big deal.
Well, this certainly is something.
Pontoni hasn't been around much lately. Four trips in the first two months of 2014? Tough job. He's been to Puerto Rico, France, the Pacific Northwest and Mexico. Watch for a report from the road soon..
Is it below us to take a snarky shot at the new Malibu Rum Sparkler? No. No it is not.
For fans of ginger: New Deal Distillery starts with freshly chopped organic ginger root, they infuse it in spirit for weeks, then add organic cane sugar and agave nectar. You need to try this ginger liqueur.
Everybody knows we love Redemption Rye. They have a new Barrel Proof bottling, which is delicious, but for that much money, we'd almost rather have two bottles of the regular.
The first US bottling from Scotch Malt Whisky Society is here, and it's Handpicked by Binny's. Very limited.
You've heard of sherry barrel aging, but the good people at Snake River Stampede Canadian Whisky take it one step further: after 8 years of aging, they add sherry for extra breadth and depth.
Collectors looking for a particular undomesticated bird - meleagris gallopavo - in the 101 expression, give us a call. And call soon, because there isn't much around.
The next seasonal spirit release from MRDC is here. The winter seasonal is an apple cider whiskey, modeled after Buffalo Bill Cody's favorite cocktail, the "stone fence."
Yes, Jim Beam Signature Craft is here. We already reported on the 12 year, but don't miss the brandy barrel version too.
If you like limoncello, don't miss the hand made Giuliana's Crema di Limoncello. What started as a homemade treat passed around to friends grew into a delicious brand native to Chicago.
Unpeated Caol Ila? Yes please. They named it after their retiring distiller, Billy Stitchell.
The newest peatiest whisky ever is available now and in small supply. Call soon.
To celebrate 10 years of Peat Monster, Compass Box released an even better version of Peat Monster. We can verify that this release is both peatier and monsterier, which mostly means more older Laphroaig.
We aren't stoked about releases without age statements. But we are stoked about anything from Old Pulteney, including their newest expression, Old Pulteney Navigator. Its youth exposes more maritime influence but keeps the light, honeyed balance that makes Old Pulteney so drinkable.