New Arrivals & Back in Stock at K&L California – Whisky News

TOP PICKS…
(a handful of our favorites also listed in the New Arrivals and Back in Stock sections)

1994 Laphroaig 18 Year Old K&L Exclusive Chieftain’s Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml ($139.99)
One of the great visits from our 2012 visit to Scotland was Laphroaig distillery, where we learned many new stories concerning its fascinating history. The whisky’s special combination of sea, smoke, and brine has had a magical effect on people over the years. In 1908, manager Ian Hunter decided to make Laphroaig one of the first distilleries to market itself as a single malt, rather than sell it off for blends. What an idea! Shortly after that, a failed attempt to purchase Laphroaig (as well as a childish attempt to block their water supply with large rocks) led Peter Mackie to build the now-defunct Malt Mill with Laphroaig’s exact specifcations, hoping to recreate that unique flavor (he couldn’t). Laphroaig was one of the first distilleries to have a female manager (Bessie Williamson) and they’re one of the few today that still malts their own barley. Despite their repuation for forward-thinking, they continue to operate very traditionally, making only one type of spirit and filling into only one kind of barrel – first-fill Bourbon casks. While Laphroaig does not sell casks directly, we were able to broker one via Chieftain’s exclusively for K&L. This 18 year beauty has everything we love about mature Laphroaig – medicinal notes, brine, and campfire smoke in a more subdued state, mixing brilliantly with soft vanilla and wood spice. It’s classic in every way and at full proof – no water added. A fantastic whisky from an iconic distillery’s older stock. (David Driscoll).

NEW ARRIVALS…
(items coming into our inventory for the first time)

1993 Linkwood 19 Year Old Chieftain’s Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml – 10 available ($135.99)

1989 Miltonduff 22 Year Old Chieftain’s Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml – 5 available ($179.99)

United States – Bourbon and Rye

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey 750ml ($41.99)

BACK IN STOCK…
(items we’ve carried in the past that have just arrived again)

Scotland – Single Malt Scotch

Isle of Jura Prophecy Single Malt Whisky 750ml – 5 available ($59.99)

Sheep Dip Blended Malt Scotch 750ml – 8 available ($39.99)

United States – Bourbon and Rye

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon 750ml (Ships as 1.5L) ($24.99)

K&L Wine Merchants
http://www.klwines.com
Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
Email: wine@klwines.com
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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