Spirit of Toronto 2019: Full Details Now Online – Whisky News


Website now fully updated!

Tickets go on sale this coming Monday March 25 at 10am, and the Spirit of Toronto website has now been fully updated including the schedule for our 2019 Masterclass Series. For those of you attending the show for the first time, these are tutored tastings presented by a variety of guest speakers on the lower level of Roy Thomson Hall.

Masterclass seats may be reserved when buying tickets for the show. Those opting for Early Admission can attend one of the pre-show sessions starting at 5:30pm, and enjoy priority entry into the main tasting hall when the class is over.

Spirit of Toronto Celebrates 15 Years!

Spirit of Toronto is excited to be celebrating 15 years as Canada’s premiere tasting event, and we look forward to once again hosting our fans and friends for our biggest and most varied selection of whisky and premium spirits!


We are equally pleased to welcome the return of the Italian Trade Commission who will present an expanded Taste of Italy pavilion on the Mezzanine Level, as well as adopted Scot and longtime friend of Spirit of Toronto, Regis Lemaitre, who will be hosting our very special pre-show 15th Anniversary Celebration. And last but not least we look forward to treating our esteemed guests to some island dramming courtesy of our Treasure Island showcase – those of you who attended our 10th anniversary bash will have some inkling as to what’s in store!

We are further pleased to be featuring a rare Canadian tasting and book signing by the inimitable Jim Murray, author of the ‘Whisky Bible’, and one of whisky’s most outspoken and controversial commentators…

2019 Masterclass Series

The schedule for our 2019 Masterclass Series is now online and we’re happy with the variety it offers, be it something that appeals to seasoned connoisseurs, novice tasters or those simply looking for an adventure on the palate.

Kicking off our 2019 series is our Spirit of Toronto 15th Anniversary Celebration hosted by longtime friend and whisky presenter Regis Lemaitre. Get set for a relaxed, pre-show session that will treat our guests to some of the gems we’ve come across during our fifteen year tenure.

In the mood for something lighter? It’s hard to go wrong with pre-show aperitivos courtesy of Tad Carducci’s exploration of Italy’s contribution to the art of the cocktail.

Fans of the Whisky Bible will have a rare opportunity to hear Jim Murray preach his gospel as he presents an award-winning selection of Welsh single malt whisky from the Penderyn Distillery.

The classics never disappoint, and with that in mind we are pleased to once again be featuring some of Scotland’s finest distilleries including a selection of Gordon & MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice range of single cask, single malt whiskies, Benromach, Old Pulteney, Jura, Bowmore, Laphroaig and The Glenlivet, as well as a selection of single malts from the blending portfolio of the Johnnie Walker range.

Closer to home Bearface and Crown Royal will unpack the art of Canadian whisky blending with samples of their component whiskies, Forty Creek will take guests on a trip down memory lane, and we welcome the return of Dr. Don Livermore who will be presenting a sneak preview of the Northern Border Collection 2019 Rare Release.

Automatic Ticket Notification

Those subscribed to this list will receive an automatic notification the night before tickets go on sale. We’re often asked about the best way to purchase tickets in order to secure your first choices but regrettably we can offer no guarantees as tickets will be available online, by telephone and in person, and all three purchase methods are certain to experience a queue. Nonetheless, we look forward to welcoming you back on May 4 — see you then!

What’s New at The Park Avenue Liquor Shop – Whiskey News

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New Arrivals at the Park Avenue Liquor Shop.
Use Code: SPRING for 10% Off items featured in this article


Spring is here and so are some fun new arrivals at Park Ave. While March pushes and pulls with the whole ‘Lion & Lamb’ thing – we thought we’d tell you about them. There is of course some ‘brown spirits’ but also some refreshing winks towards the warmer weather. Don’t forget – If you purchase any of the bottles featured in this email – Use the code: SPRING in all caps to receive 10% off that item. And if you haven’t already – there’s still time to RSVP to our next ‘Park Avenue – After Hours’ on Wednesday, April 3rd.

One last thing…Yeah Baseball season!!!

Jonathan, Eric & Marlon
The Park Avenue Liquor Shop
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Uncle Nearest
1856 Premium Whiskey

Years back in LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE, the name Nathan “Nearest” Green always meant something special. Hailing from Maryland, Uncle Nearest made his way southwest to Tennessee. He is the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States and thought to be responsible for helping perfect the Lincoln County Process, a requirement in being categorized as Tennessee Whiskey.

Nose: Bales of hay, dried grass, stone fruit notes of ripe peach and apricot, caramel corn and sweet maple.
Palate: Spicy caramel up front with the proof, hints of maple then mellows with dried fruit and floral notes. Sweetness and spice reminiscent of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies.
Finish: Long and rich finish, lingers pleasantly sweet on the palate, notes of vanilla.

PRICE: $65/btl

PA2The Senator ~ 6 Year Old Rye

6 year old Rye. 95% rye, 5% barley. Bottled in 2018. est proof 121 (barrel proof). Distilled 2012 Indiana (MGP). Blend of 10 selected barrels. Limited Edition.. Just 6 available. $94/btl. ‘Nuff said.


7 Year Old Dailuaine
bottled by Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Only 744 bottles were made of this sherry butt beauty. Distilled 11-2010 & Bottled 07-2018.
Nose: Freshly cuts grass and sun soaked hay stacks.
Plate: Juicy strawberries blended with marzipan and raspberries.
Finish: Toasted barley ice-cream, candied ginger with a velvety smooth feel.
PRICE: $57/btl

This discount offer is while supplies of each item listed, lasts or the end of March. Discount applies ONLY to listed items and CANNOT applied to any other bottles. We are not responsible for any typographical errors or the New York Football Giants off-season plans. Please contact the store with any questions.

Octomore 10 Dialogos at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


Octomore 10 Dialogos

This third limited edition 10-year-old from the Octomore range was distilled at Bruichladdich in 2008 using 100% Scottish grown Optic barley. Matured in a selection of bourbon, cognac, port and virgin oak casks, it has been bottled at 56.8% abv and is super-heavily peated at 167ppm. Only 12,000 bottles have been filled as part of the Dialogos series from the Islay distillery.

On the nose there is a rich chocolate and tobacco note, followed by vanilla custard and blueberries. The palate is warming and spicy with tobacco, old leather, icing sugar and a wonderfully earthy peat smoke. The finish brings more oak and coconut to balance the peat, with a touch of vanilla re-emerging.

£160.00 – Buy Now

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Secret Spirits Press Release – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Indiegogo Campaign – Scotch Whisky News


Secret Spirits Press Release – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Indiegogo Campaign

For 5 years Secret Spirits has taken over 10,000 whisky loving pilgrims on Scotch Whisky Adventures through their independently bottled Scotch Whisky Advent Calendars.

This year they are combining the tradition and heritage of Scotch Whisky with the modern era of E-Commerce and online crowdfunding.

On the 1st March Secret Spirits began their campaign to raise money for the production of their 6th edition. For 43 days whisky lovers will have their chance to join the Secret Spirits whisky adventure train and secure their calendar.

The 6th edition will not be hitting traditional bricks and mortar retailers for the first time as Secret Spirits looks to engage consumers and let them have a say in the whiskies being sourced this year.

Weekly videos, whisky tastings and an array of whisky perks will keep consumers enthralled for the entire duration of the Campaign.


If you love whisky and love journeys, then don’t miss out on Secret Spirits 6th edition. They promise mystery, discovery and delight in every box of whisky adventure.

Take a look at our Exclusive Bottles, you won’t find them anywhere else! – Scotch Whisky News

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Take a look at our exclusive bottles!

Bottles you won’t find anywhere else

We’re always on the lookout for some fantastic single casks and exclusive bottles just for our customers. Here you’ll find the fruits of our labour so feel free to have a look around and get yourself a dram that you really cannot get anywhere else! If you’re interested in exclusive, check out our collectable whisky as well.

Next day UK delivery available
We ship all over the world


Highland Park 2002 Single Cask Exclusive

Awarded Liquid Gold in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 with a score of 96 points!

This release from Highland Park’s Single Cask Series is exclusive to Loch Fyne Whiskies. Distilled on Orkney in 2002 and matured in a single refill butt (number 3374) for 15 years before being chosen for bottling for our customers in 2018. Only 458 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 58.4% abv.

Described by Jim Murray as “breathtaking to the point of whisky life changing”!

Limited to 1 per customer

£150.00 – Buy Now


Kilchoman 2006 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 4th May 2006 and matured in a single bourbon cask (#36/2006) for 12 years before being bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 21st June 2018. Just 228 bottles have been filled from this single cask, each one individually numbered and presented free from chill-filtration and artificial colouring at a natural cask strength of 56.9% abv.

£130.00 – Buy Now


Glen Scotia 2005 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Glen Scotia in March 2005 and matured in a single cask (no. 17/413-10) for 13 years, this Campbeltown single malt has been selected and bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies by the good folks at the distillery. Only 330 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 55.6% abv and free from chill-filtration.

£85.00 – Buy Now


Kilchoman 100% Islay Cask Release – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 6th March 2008 and matured in a fresh bourbon cask from Buffalo Trace for 10 years, this single cask expression was bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 19th March 2018. One of Kilchoman’s unique ‘100% Islay’ releases, this single malt Scotch has been produced with barley grown, malted, distilled and bottled on Islay. Only 239 bottles have been filled from cask 84/2008, each one presented free from chill filtration and artificial colouring at a strength of 53.2% abv.

£125.00 – Buy Now

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BRORA 30 YEAR OLD 1ST RELEASE 2002 BOTTLING at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


(Last Bottle in stock)

Not an easy Brora to get hold of and something of a cult favourite amongst fans or delicious rare whisky. Bottled in 2002 this is the 1st release in the 30 year old series. One of only 3000 bottles.
Whisky fun amongst others score this very highly. Get your hands on our last remaining bottle today!

£2995.00 – Buy Now

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Glen Grant 18 Year Old “Rare Edition” at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News


Glen Grant 18 Year Old “Rare Edition” Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $129.99

92 points Wine Enthusiast

  The aroma entices with vanilla, fresh fruit and waxy honey. Meanwhile, palate surprises with spice and light smoke, as mouthwatering waves of cayenne, jalapeño, mesquite and black pepper give way to soothing vanilla and honey. Dilution makes this dram more easy sipping and plays up the vanilla, but doesn’t change the peppery profile overall. (KN)   (12/2017)

K&L Notes; The 2018 Whisky Bible “Scotch Whisky of the Year”


JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL ENGRAVED at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News



Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the pinnacle of Blended Scotch Whisky making from Johnnie Walker. Only 1 out 10,000 casks is deemed to be of sufficient character to deliver its remarkably smooth signature taste, and these casks are drawn from the largest reserves of whisky in the world. Blue Label is a big flavoured whisky that reflects the Walker belief that neither whisky age alone, nor whisky from a single location, is enough to achieve the creation of a masterpiece today. Layers of big flavour, deep richness and smoke, layers of honey and fruit and an incredibly smooth finish deliver this truly rare character.

£159.00 (Including Engraving) – Buy Now

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The Whisky Shop “Hey, Get stocked up for St.Patrick’s Day!” – Irish Whiskey News


Get stocked up for st.patrick’s day

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!

Whether you’re attending a party, catching up with friends or having a quiet night in, celebrate St.Patrick’s Day with a dazzling Irish dram. Order today to ensure UK delivery in time for St. Patrick’s Day!



Like Tullamore D.E.W. Original, Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Reserve is a triple distilled blend of all three types of Irish whiskey but with a high proportion of pot still and malt whiskeys, matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, for 12 to 15 years. A very fine aged whiskey with great complexity.

£61.00 – Buy Now


Yellow Spot

Yellow Spot Whiskey was last seen in Ireland in the 1950s and 60s but recently reintroduced. Created and sold by Mitchell & Son Wine and Spirit Merchants, Yellow Spot is a 12 year old single pot still whiskey made using three different cask types – American Bourbon barrels, Spanish sherry butts and Spanish Malaga casks resulting in a superbly complex whiskey with fresh and sweet top notes.

£89.00 – Buy Now


Powers John’s Lane

This expression celebrates the origin of the Powers whiskey tradition and provides a glimpse of the whiskey style that made Powers famous. Using a pot still distillate which is true to the original style of John’s Lane, the whiskey has been matured for not less than 12 years, mainly in first fill American bourbon casks, with a small contribution of distillate which has been matured in Oloroso sherry butts. The result is a Single Pot Still whiskey of outstanding flavour and complexity which provides a fitting tribute to the spiritual home of one of Ireland’s most loved whiskeys.

£58.00 – Buy Now



This Irish single malt whiskey from Tullamore D.E.W. is triple distilled and matured in ex-bourbon casks for most of its life before being finished in four different casks: bourbon, Oloroso sherry, port and Madeira. The nose is fruity with citrus, apple and mango atop rich honey and vanilla. The palate has fresh green fruits, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of ginger. The finish brings malty notes with some milk chocolate and a touch of spice.

£57.00 – Buy Now


Green Spot

Green Spot is a non-age statement single pot still Irish whiskey and is comprised of pot still whiskeys aged between 7 and 10 years old. The whiskey has matured in a combination of new bourbon and refill bourbon casks as well as sherry casks.

£44.00 – Buy Now


Roe & Co.

A premium blended Irish whiskey, Roe & Co. is a blend of single malt and grain whiskeys matured in ex-bourbon American oak, a high percentage of which are first-fill. Developed by Diageo Master Blender, Caroline Martin, in a process that took over two years, Prototype 106, was chosen specifically to hold up in cocktails as well as to be enjoyed neat or with water. Roe & Co. is fragrant and rounded with notes of soft spice, mellow spun sugar and warm hints of woody vanilla. The balance of the blend is immediately evident on the palate with a velvety texture and sweet flavours including spiced pears and vanilla, while a gentle creaminess lingers in the finish.

£35.00 – Buy Now


Tullamore D.E.W.

Tullamore Dew is the original blended Irish whiskey, known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity. For one, it is triple distilled and patiently aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, developing its distinctive smoothness. Secondly, being a blend of all three types of Irish whiskey, it has a gentle complexity.

£30.00 – Buy Now


Slane Irish Whiskey

Created by the Earl of Mountcharles, this blended Irish whiskey is produced at the iconic Slane Castle just outside Dublin. Slane unusually uses a triple cask blend to add complexity, with a Virgin American oak cask, a seasoned freshly drained American whiskey cask and an Oloroso sherry cask. The nose is sweet with fruity notes of melon and oaky spice. The palate brings banana cream pie, cloves and toffee, before a fruity finish with lingering raisins and melon.

£32.00 – Buy Now



A tribute to the cooper’s method of charring barrels, this Irish whiskey is a triple distilled blend of small batch grain and traditional Irish pot still whiskeys in twice charred casks. Intense vanilla sweetness and caramel alongside toasted wood, fruits and warm spice.

£49.00 – Buy Now

April’s ‘Park Avenue After Hours’ and First dibs on Last Call for some Single Malts! – Whisky News

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Park Avenue ~ After Hours

April Edition

Let’s Celebrate Spring and Scotch!

On Wednesday, April 3rd – National Ambassador, Holly Seidewand will be here pouring single malts and educating minds. We have a wonderful line-up of drams being featured and as always, it is sure to be a fun time. Details are below ~ Space is Limited!  Also – keeps scrolling to see a list of single malt scotches that are being discontinued. This is your chance for first dibs on the last call for these beauties.

If you and any friends would like to attend – please reach out to us ASAP to have you place confirmed.

Jonathan & Eric
The Park Avenue Liquor Shop
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


“After we close, the whisky flows.” 

Wednesday, April 3rd

at The Park Avenue Liquor Shop

270 Madison Ave 


Aberfeldy 12 & 16

Craigellachie 13 & 17

Royal Brackla 16

Deveron 12 & 18

Aultmore 18 

Starts 7:15 – ’til…? 

$100 per attendee

Includes extensive whisky sampling, Kosher bites and a special gift-bag for each guest. 


212-685-2442 = Store = Marlon = Eric 

Space is limited so please RSVP…ASAP. Make sure we confirm that you would like to attend. Contact us will any questions.

The final pour.

The following single malts are not going to be available much longer (for different reasons.)

We have received our final shipment and would like you – our loyal followers to know first.

If you’d like any – please contact the store directly.

1992 – ‘Speyside’ (aka Glenfiddich)

25 Year Old

Bottled by ‘The Exclusive Malts’

Only 265 made!



1990 Balblair – Distillery bottle

Distilled ’90 ~ Bottled 2016



1995 – Glen Keith

22 Year Old  

Bottled by ‘The Exclusive Malts’

Only 285 made!



Old Pulteney 17 Year Old – Dist. bottle



‘Speyside’ (aka Glenturret)

8 Year Old

Bottled by ‘The Exclusive Regions’

Cask #561


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