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  • Glenmorangie Companta Single Malt Whisky 750ml ($99.99)
    Glenmorangie’s 2014 special edition Companta is finally here! Hot off the heels of winning “Best Whisky of the Year” from Jim Murray for their 2013 special edition Ealanta, this year’s limited release utilizes red wine barrels from both Burgundy and the Rhone to infuse a red-fruited character that marries beautifully with the supple texture of Glenmorangie whisky. Using both American oak and cooperage from Clos de Tart winemakers, Dr. Bill Lumsden (Glenmo’s head of whisky creation) managed to transfer all of the fresh cherry and raspberry aromas of the legendary Pinot Noir over to the nose of the Companta whisky. The color is a pale burgundy in the glass and a delicate note of cherry cordial is present. The palate, however, delivers classic whisky character, albeit rather desserty in style: spice cake, fudge, and cocoa dominate the flavor profile, but the finish is dry and spicy. Overall, it’s a wonderfully-balanced malt and a huge f eather in the cap for Lumsden; taking a style of whisky (red wine enhanced single malt) that has rarely offered greatness and making it absolutely great. Whereas we had plenty of last year’s Ealanta in stock up until the “Best Whisky” award was announced, we doubt our customers will have that luxury this time around. Companta is one of the most anticipated limited releases of 2014 and it’s a great way to start off the year. There might be back-to-back accolades in Glenmorangie’s future. These will go fast.


Japan – Single Malt Scotch

  • Suntory Yamazaki 12 year old Japanese Single Malt Whiskey 750ml – 5 available ($59.99

Scotland – Single Malt Scotch

  • Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml – 12 available ($84.99)

United States – Bourbon and Rye

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon 750ml – 1 available ($74.99)

United States – Other Spirits

  • Balcones Single Malt Whisky 750ml – 4 available ($74.99)

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