Whiskey Hotline

 

Glenfiddich Project XX Single Malt Whiskey

Finally!! The Glenfiddich XX was one of our favorite drams during our trip to Scotland back in October. This is a combination of 20 barrels selected by 20 different Glenfiddich brand ambassadors. They selected 17 bourbon barrels, 2 sherry butts, and 1 port pipe. The result is wonderful, and one of our favorite Glenfiddich bottlings. The nose is quite lovely with orchard and citrus fruits, nuts, raisin, and oak spice. On the palate, dark stewed fruits arrive with baked orchard fruits, vanilla, toffee, raisin, and clove. The finish lingers with dark fruit and lovely toasted oak flavors. An exquisite creation by the team at Glenfiddich, and well worth seeking out.  

broVo Orange Curacao

Designed with margaritas in mind by Laurent Lebec from Chicago’s very own Big Star. This liqueur starts as a blend of rum, vodka and French brandy. It’s then aged on three different orange peels before spices, vanilla and simple syrup are added.  

Jefferson's Grand Selection Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Chateau Suduiraut casks

Classic Jefferson’s bourbon finished in Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes casks. On the nose, sauternes aging is evident but not totally in control. Beneath the golden raisin sauternes notes lay flavors of vanilla, toffee, cooked grain, cinnamon, and dark cacao. The palate reveals large doses of vanilla, toffee, cinnamon, and sauternes all in balance while threatening to jump off the rails. The finish is rather lengthy with sauternes, anise, dark red fruits and cinnamon lingering. Another wonderful twist on America’s native spirit.  

A.D. Laws Secale Rye Bottled in Bond

Denver based Laws Whiskey House has been one of our favorite craft distillers of late, putting out some killer juice on the regular and sprinkling in some excellent Binny’s handpicked casks of course. This bonded release is of course aged 4 years, bottled at 100 proof, and distilled in a single season.  

Tin Cup American Whiskey Aged 10 years

A new addition to the famed Tin Cup line of Whiskey. This time, they’ve delivered a patiently aged 10 year old high rye American Whiskey that drinks and tastes like a classic High Rye Bourbon. On the nose, vanilla, toffee, dark red fruits, and spice. The palate reveals soft oak spice with soft red fruit, vanilla, and anise. The finish is pleasant with vanilla and cinnamon lingering alongside clove. Overall, this new bottling is rich and pleasant.

Clyde May's Cask Strength Aged 9 Years Alabama Style Whiskey

Cask strength whiskey and aged bourbon seem to be harder and harder to find these days. Clyde delivers on both age and strength with this new release. This is an Alabama style whiskey, so you will taste some apple. However, the bourbon flavors are rich and lead the way in the formidable liquid delight. On the nose, rich caramel, allspice, red apple, and cinnamon. On the palate, apple skins, vanilla, oak, and toffee. The finish is long and pleasant with spice and fruit lingering. A bonafide treat from our Southern friends.   At the Whiskey hotline, we love to study and wood finishes are always one of our favorite subjects. This collection of different wood finishes affords the scholastic drinker the ability to experience three different types of oak and their influence over a solid base control of 10 year old straight rye whiskey.  

Masterson's 10 year old Straight Rye Whisky American Oak Finished

With a base of 100% Rye, this cask finish allows for the American Oak to shine. Lovely wintergreen notes and spice from the rye, with brown sugar, toffee, and vanilla from the American Oak along with soft clove and anise. A dangerously drinkable rye delight.  

Masterson's 10 year old Straight Rye Whisky French Oak Finished

Lovely Canadian Rye bouquet framed by the lean but powerful French Oak. The Oak provides a dry spice, pepper and overall more tannic taste. This oak works perfectly with 100% Rye to make a spicy whiskey.  

Masterson's 10 year old Straight Rye Whisky Hungarian Oak Finish

This Rye is matched nicely with Hungarian Oak. The Rye provides the spice, while the oak imparts a pleasant nutty quality. Wintergreen leads the way with soft fruit and nuts in the background. A wonderful example of what good wood selection can do for a whiskey.