The whiskey market is flooded with new releases on a regular basis these days. But it's a rarity to find a release as unique as Lock Stock & Barrel 16 Year Rye Whiskey. It's not only a 16-year-old rye — which you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere — but it's also made using a 100 percent rye grain mashbill. It was distilled in copper pot stills, unfiltered, before aging for 16 winters in new, charred American oak. The packaging it just as unique, as each drop of rye whiskey sits in these black glass bottles, complete with a gold embossed label.
After two centuries of distillation, Laphroaig continues to churn out some of the best scotch on store shelves. And to help celebrate their 200th anniversary, they've released Laphroaig Lore Scotch Whiskey. Lore is distinctly Laphroaig, with plenty of smoke, peat, and seaside minerality. The whiskey was drawn from a selection of ex-bourbon barrels, first-fill sherry butts, and smaller quarter casks. A fitting tribute from one of the standard bearer's in the whiskey world.
No distillery celebrates the Vikings quite like Highland Park. And Highland Park Ice Edition Scotch Whiskey pays homage to the Viking roots of the brand's Orkney Islands home. The 17-year-old single malt scotch clocks in at just under 108 proof and comes in a blue tinted bespoke bottle that features a Norse symbol which represents the creation of the world. It's also encased in a mountain-shaped wooden cradle, and under 4,000 bottles will see store shelves in the U.S. by the end of May.
Crafted using malted barley and spring water from a nearby spring, each bottle of Craigellachie 13-Year-Old Scotch Whiskey is a standout from Dewar's Last Great Malts Collection. Craigellachie stands for "rocky hill" and was founded back in 1891 in the Speyside region of Scotland. And it's a single malt that not only satisfies the palate with rich notes of caramel, vanilla, and cloves — but also comes packaged in a eye-catching bottle with a label that is sure to reach out and demand your attention in a liquor store aisle.
To begin the celebration of their 200th year distilling in the historic Islay region, Lagavulin are releasing this 8-year-old 200th Anniversary Scotch Whiskey. This bottling honors the work of the world's first whiskey writer Alfred Barnard, who visited Lagavulin for the first time in the 1880s. It's uncommonly smooth for an 8-year-old dram, and continues the legacy of one of the top single malts on the market.