The Whiskey Hotline

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The Whiskey Hotline team is on a never ending mission. We scour the world for the most interesting, unique and best barrels of whiskey we can find. This can take us to Scotland, Taiwan, Washington, Tennessee, Kentucky... Wherever there’s good whiskey to be found, we’ll find the best of it and bring it to you at the best price we can.

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Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey

Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey

750mL

Regular Price $28.99 Special Price $22.99
with Binny's Card

Power’s has long been one of Ireland’s best kept whiskey secrets. The Power’s labels are made with a higher percentage of pot still whiskies in them. Pot still as a style is made with malted and un-malted barley which gives this unique Irish distillate a rich, oily texture and a touch of spice. Power’s is fuller bodied and fuller flavored than other big brands that lean toward the delicate end of the Irish whiskey spectrum. If you’re a bourbon drinker this is the Irish whiskey to celebrate with this weekend.

Whiskey of the Week
Redbreast 12 year old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 year old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

750mL

$69.99

This pure pot still is the king of Irish whiskies. Layer upon layer of dried fruits, baking spices, toffee and ginger. The nose reveals the complexity with a sprinkle of black pepper spice, fruit compote, and sweet cereal grains. The mouthfeel is round and generous, so much so you could cut it with a knife. Quite simply this is everything great about the signature style of Irish whiskey.

Writer's Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

Writer's Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

750mL

Regular Price $39.99 Special Price $35.99
with Binny's Card

A blend of 60% pot still whiskey and 40% single malt whiskey. The pure pot adds to the full and oily mouthfeel and gives some spicy balance to the ripe fruit notes from the single malt. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more flavorful and satisfying whiskey for the price.

Whiskey of the Week
Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Irish Whiskey

750mL

Regular Price $34.99 Special Price $29.99
with Binny's Card

This small batch blended whiskey has a high percentage of malt and is finished in rum barrels for 6 to 9 months. The rum casks add pleasant brown sugar sweetness over the ripe orchard fruits from the malt. On the nose orchard fruits, red fruits, and fig intermingle with a touch of spice and oak. The taste reveals all of the flavors on the nose along with some clove and vanilla oak. The finish is nicely layered with fruit, rum, and a touch of drying spice.

Whiskey of the Week

Chances are if you’re reading this Whiskey Hotline, you know how much we at Binny’s appreciate the artistry behind the creative whiskies of Compass Box. Their blended malt whiskies are as good or better than most single malts at comparable prices. The same can be said for their line of blended Scotch whiskies, Great King Street. While most blended Scotches are composed 60-70% grain whisky, these Great Kings are less than 50% grain. All that malt gives a rich and round character with deep layers of flavor.

Compass Box Great King Street The Artist's Blend

Compass Box Great King Street The Artist's Blend

750mL

Regular Price $34.99 Special Price $29.99
with Binny's Card

Sweet ripe fruits and vanilla cream gently greet the nose. With some time in the glass waxy orchard fruits and subtle spice emerge. Soft and gentle at the palate entry with a flavor that slowly builds across the tongue highlighting baked apples, sweet oak and a bit of baking spice. The finish lingers with gentle fruit and mellow oak spice.

Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Edition

Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Edition

750mL

Regular Price $34.99 Special Price $29.99
with Binny's Card

A burly and muscular counterpart to the Artist’s Blend, the Glasgow Blend brings some full bodied and sherry aged Speyside whiskies into the mix with a heavy dose of smoky Islay malt. Dark dried fruits and a beachside bonfire roar out of the glass first but are tempered by a background of sweet fruity malt and toasted oak. The sherry and smoke influence is clear on the palate but neither dominates. Dried figs and plums, toffee, vanilla and sweet smoke are all layered and balanced nicely. The sweeter fruits persist on the finish longest but are still wrapped around a core of smoke.

More from Compass Box
Compass Box Juveniles 2018 Limited Edition

Compass Box Juveniles 2018 Limited Edition

750mL

$129.99

On the nose, sweet baked cereal notes, orchard fruits, lemon balm and vanilla candies. The taste brings rich caramelized malt flavors paired with pear and baked apple, with a dose of vanilla. The finish is lengthy with orchard fruits slowly fading into oak spice.

Compass Box The Spaniard Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Compass Box The Spaniard Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

750mL

$69.99

Sherry maturation is evident with aromas of raisin bread, dark stewed fruits, plums, citrus peel, baked pear and allspice. On the taste candied citrus chews, dark stewed fruits and spice come together with vanilla toffee for a nice round mouthfeel. The finish is lengthy with dark stewed fruits fading alongside oak spice. A real treat for the sherry lover in your life.

Compass Box Gold Standard Binny's Anniversary Selection

Compass Box Gold Standard Binny's Anniversary Selection

750mL

Regular Price $139.99 Special Price $129.99
with Binny's Card

The nose opens with dried fruits like raisins, plums, and figs, a bit of old tobacco and a light touch of smoke. Ripe and tropical aromas emerge after several minutes in the glass tempered by some earthy peat notes. Just a gorgeous and deep nose. The palate unwinds in similar fashion as waves of fruits, baking spices, oak, vanilla, toffee and gentle peat wash over the tongue. These complex layers of rich fruit and oak spice complement and balance each other throughout an enduring finish. A whisky very much worth drinking that you will find only at Binny’s.

Compass Box Peat Monster

Compass Box Peat Monster

750mL

$64.99

A shining example of artistry in the world of whisky. On the nose smoked meats, cooked barley, caramel, honey, soft whiffs of peat, citrus, and brine. The taste reveals a deeply layered expression of glorious peat without losing the balance and nuance inherent in the initial nosing. The finish fades ever so slowly with a clean lingering smoke and soft, ripe citrus.

Compass Box Spice Tree

Compass Box Spice Tree

750mL

$64.99

Aromas of dried orchard fruits sprinkled with dark cacao, vanilla wafer, dried orange segments and oak spice. On the taste rich oak flavors buttress baked orchard fruits soaked in vanilla and caramel syrup sprinkled with cinnamon and clove. The finish is all together pleasant and warm with oak and fruit fading together.

Compass Box Delilah's 25th Anniversary Blend

Compass Box Delilah's 25th Anniversary Blend

750mL

$99.99

This punk rock delight starts with a dose of vanilla candy, dark stewed fruits, and soft waves of spice. On the palate, honey drizzled dark stewed fruits take the lead as baking spice and oak help in the background. The finish fades slowly with fruit up front and pleasant drying spice and clove lasting longest. A whisky worthy enough to carry the name of Delilah’s is certainly worth tracking down.

Compass Box No Name

Compass Box No Name

750mL

$139.99

A Compass Box for the peat freaks. Somewhat Ardbeg-ian on the nose with seaweed, tarry ropes, buckets of peat smoke, honey, and stewed fruit. On the taste, peat leads the way with a gorgeous undercurrent of plum and raisin tossed in honey and vanilla syrup. The finish is glorious with peat leading throughout all while delicate fruit and salt dance underneath. No name needed when your whisky is this good.

Compass Box Phenomenology

Compass Box Phenomenology

750mL

$169.99

Fruit jumps forth from the glass in the form of red berry, apple, pear, and melon drenched in vanilla syrup with a sprinkling of cinnamon and cove. On the palate, soft peppery waves of smoke mingle with big buckets of red berry, poached pears, baked apples and oak spice. The finish fades ever so slowly with spice winning out over sweet.

Whiskey of the Week

The newest release from Uncle Nearest, a cask strength single barrel Tennessee whiskey, continues to honor Nathan Green’s distilling legacy. By now you’ve likely heard the story of how Nathan “Uncle Nearest” Green taught a famous guy named Jack how to distill some famous Tennessee whiskey. Green even helped to perfect the Lincoln County process, that famous charcoal mellowing that makes Tennessee whiskies so soft and approachable. The inaugural release of Uncle Nearest Whiskey’s single barrel is a real winner. Hand selected by the founders of Uncle Nearest, the first single barrel released in Illinois was aged for 11 years in new American oak barrels. Uncle Nearest uses a low barrel entry proof, always around 110, the same proof Uncle Nearest barreled his whiskey at in the mid-to-late 1800’s. The low entry proof, combined with aging the whiskey in rick houses with not much height, allows for robust flavors of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch to shine through. More than 99% of Uncle Nearest barrels finish at a proof below 109. Only a very small number each year will reach 110-proof and above, and those are the only ones chosen for their Uncle Nearest 1820 single barrel edition. The first single barrel released was given a score of 94 by whiskey writer Fred Minnick, and Uncle Nearest was one of two brands recently named “World’s Best,” the highest award given by Whisky Magazine at their 2019 World Whiskies Awards.

Uncle Nearest Single Barrel

Uncle Nearest 1820 Nearest Green Single Barrel Edition

750mL

$119.99

A sweet and spicy nose pounces from the glass. Burnt and brown sugars, vanilla, and oak spice are packed intensely. Digging under the initial burst of heat, layers of toasted grain, a mint sprig, sour cherry, nutmeg, almond oil, chestnut, and clove appear. On the taste, the spicier elements like cinnamon and nutmeg lead the way but a pleasant amount of sweetness quickly follows adding nice depth to the overall experience with some red licorice and vanilla oak. The finish stays and lingers for a while with white pepper, clove and red berries fading slowly.

Back in Stock - Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey

The Notorious One has delivered a prize-winning knockout of a whiskey. Proper Twelve goes toe to toe with any whiskey in its weight class and submits to no one. Full flavored, triple distilled for smoothness, and properly aged for a winning finish. Proper Twelve is destined to hoist the belt again and again.

Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey

750mL

Regular Price $23.99 Special Price $19.99
with Binny's Card

Floral and fruity on the nose with a solid underbelly of caramel, toffee and oak char. On the taste, nougat, caramel, and toffee take the lead with a balance of floral notes and peppery spice. The finish is strong and pleasant with sweet and spice fading to a slightly drying oak.

Clark & Sheffield Small Batch Bourbon

Introducing the newest member of our Clark & Sheffield family, Small Batch Bourbon. Clark & Sheffield Small Batch bourbon hails from Sazerac’s Bardstown, KY distillery and is 5 years old and 90 proof. A versatile whiskey equally at home on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail and is maybe the best deal in our ever-expanding bourbon aisle. A gentle and flavorful sipper, and a full flavored but budget priced mixer, this bourbon does it all. At only $24.99 for a 1.75 liter this is our new home bar staple.

Clark & Sheffield Small Batch Bourbon

1.75L Bottle

Regular Price $29.99 Special Price $24.99
with Binny's Card

Cherries, brown sugar, pepper and vanilla are all layered throughout the robust nose. The soft and round palate brings a touch more sweetness with strong vanilla, caramelized sugars and sweet corn. Cinnamon and clove build gradually giving balance to the sweeter flavors throughout the long finish.