The Karuizawa distillery closed in 2000. In the years since, it's become one of the most coveted whiskeys from Japan, as its yearly output of 150,000 was the smallest in the country. This Karuizawa Whisky Collection includes nearly every expression they produced, from a bottle of Karuizawa 1960, one of only 41 ever sold, to more recent releases. Unlike many "collection" auctions, you don't have to buy it all at once — 290 individual bottles will be offered, providing buying opportunities at a variety of price ranges. The auction runs from April 5th through the 17th.
Introduced in 2006, the folks at Templeton Rye have something special up their sleeves to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Templeton Rye Special Reserve Whiskey is aged for 10 years — which is more than twice as long as the standard Rye you're already familiar with. Made from 34 barrels, Special Reserve yielded exactly 6,080 bottles — each of which is hand-numbered and sold along with a commemorative box.
The partnership between sherry distillers and whiskey makers goes back a long way, and Redbreast Lustau Edition Irish Whiskey places that relationship front and center. The Lustau Edition was matured in traditional bourbon and sherry casks for 9-12 years before spending an additional year in first fill hand selected sherry butts seasoned with the finest oloroso sherry from Bodegas Lustau in Jerez. The Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey benefits greatly from the accenting sherry flavors and is the first permanent addition to the Redbreast collection since 2013.