Treat your palate to a rare treat in the form of a glass of Glenfiddich 31 Year Scotch Whisky ($490). Aged 31 years in European oak, the typically fruity notes of Glenfiddich disappear into a more mature mix of dried fruits, spicy sherry, and oak flavors in this Vintage Reserve bottling, giving you — and your tongue — a complex, most enjoyable workout.
Distilled, matured, and bottled in Scotland, Sheep Dip Scotch ($40) is more than just an odd name. This 8-year-old malt whisky features a smooth, rich flavor, and an amazingly angry sheep on the label. Says Uncrate reader Adam, "I'm no expert, but it's a bit smoother for me than the Yamazaki, more on par with JW black, but even has a bit of a milder taste than the JW." [Thanks, Adam]
Born from the pure waters of the Vale of Yamazaki and handcrafted at Japan's oldest distillery, Suntory Yamazaki Whisky is a great way to wind down after a hard day at the office. Aged for either 12 ($40) or 18 years ($100), Yamazaki has a lengthy, dry finish, with the 12-year variety offering a delicate, mellow taste and the 18-year providing a spicier punch, with cherry-like tones. For maximum enjoyment, serve on the rocks with an ice ball, which you can make yourself using the Spherical Ice Tray Set ($16) from MoMA.