To mark Master Distiller Richard Paterson's 50th year in the industry, The Dalmore has something very special to share with fans. The Dalmore 50 Year Old Scotch Whisky is not only incredibly old — but also benefits from a special finish in Domaine Henri Giraud Champagne casks for 50 days before bottling. All of this after its time spent in American white oak, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, and port Colheita pipes. Additionally, French crystal house Baccarat created beautiful crystal decanters that are enhanced with a solid silver stag. Only 50 decanters will be released, each hand-filled upon order and is certain to become the crown jewel of any whisky collection.
When they set out to disrupt the beer scene in the UK, the founders of BrewDog quickly became a household name and increased their footprint across the globe in the process. Uncle Duke's Scotch Whisky is their first spirits release, and is being described as the "bastard love child of Scotch and Bourbon". Aged for three years in heavily charred American virgin oak casks, it's a great sipper in addition to being a base for a fantastic Old Fashioned. Bottles are available for purchase in BrewDog bars as well as through their website.
The latest release from the Teeling Vintage Reserve Collection just happens to be one of the oldest single malts ever bottled. Teeling 33 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey was distilled in 1983 and aged in two ex-bourbon barrels. After such a long time aging, the barrels produced only 275 bottles of whiskey. Each bottle comes with a special commemorative booklet that documents the story of Teeling Whiskey and is printed and bound by one of the oldest bookbinders in Ireland.
In case you hadn't already planned to drink whisky each night in December, the Premium Whisky Advent Calendar is happy to change those plans. You get 24 wax sealed sample drams of some of the best whiskies in the world, a great way to try stuff you might never be able to find a full bottle of, or to scout out the next whisky to add to your growing collection. This year's calendar includes 50 year old Scotch, award-winning Taiwanese whisky and whiskies worth up to $700 a bottle.
The ceiling for American whiskey has been raised yet again in the form of Michter's Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey. The new release is the first Celebration in three years, and is the final one blended by Master Distiller Willie Pratt before his upcoming retirement. The whiskey comes from only six barrels, with ages ranging from a decade old to nearly 33 years aging. It arrives at a robust 116.8 proof with a yield of only 258 highly sought after bottles.
The liquid used to create Black Bowmore is so special, it's been slowly trickling out to market since 1993. Distilled in 1964, this release of Black Bowmore 50 Year Old Whisky is the final drops of a legendary dram. It was first bottled in 1993 and most recently in 2007, and now, for its final curtain call 159 bottles are available internationally. Each one is presented in a case made of Scottish oak, featuring silver inlays modelled on tree rings.