Tasting notes, The World of Whiskey; Dec. 21, 2022

Suntory ‘Toki’ Japanese Whiskey 

Regular price: $39.99 Sale Price: $37

Toki means “time” in Japanese. It’s a concept rich in meaning the world over, but particularly in Japan where respect for tradition and reinvention sparks a powerful creative energy Inspired by that interplay, Suntory Whisky Toki brings together old and new – the House of Suntory’s proud heritage and its innovative spirit – to create blended Japanese whisky that is both groundbreaking and timeless. Fifth Generation Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo challenges the conventional hierarchy and roles between malt and grain whisky, by highlighting the quality of the Chita grain whisky not as a base but in equal standing to the Hakushu malt whisky. The select Yamazaki malt adds further depth and complexity to this vivid blend.86 proof

Indri ‘Trini’ Single Malt India Whiskey

Regular price: $53.99 Sale Price: $50

Picadilly Distillers traces its roots to a liquor distribution company started in 1953 in pre-Independence Punjab.  Picadilly’s Indri Trini. It’s made in Indri, Haryana (hence the name of the brand), which is basically where the foothills of the Himalaya roll down into Northwestern India; it’s a green place with scorching summers, but mild winters. The “Trini” refers to the three cask stocks used to mature the whisky: ex-bourbon barrels, PX Sherry casks, and French red wine barrels. 92 proof

The Glen Allachie Speyside 12 yr old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Regular price: $58.99 Sale Price: $53.99

Using a vast amount of aged stock that was obtained along with the distillery, dating back as far as the 1970’s GlenAllachie Master Distiller Billy Walker has masterfully created a signature single malt. The most important release in the history of The GlenAllachie Distillers Company; GlenAllachie 12 Year Old, is the heart of their range, a landmark bottling, selected and bottled under the careful eye of Billy Walker. 92 proof

Milam & Greene ‘Unabridged’ Bourbon Vol. #1

Regular price: $92 Sale Price: $81

Milam & Greene Unabridged draws upon the distillery’s rich library of casks aging in our rickhouse in Blanco, Texas. It is created with a backbone of straight bourbon whiskies distilled by master distiller Marlene Holmes onsite in Texas and at Bardstown Bourbon Co. both using the same mash bill. Bourbon distilled in Tennessee and Kentucky bourbon round out the chapters. It is hand-bottled at 59% ABV / 118 Proof.

Cocktail #1 – Smoked Honey Bourbon Sour

1 oz Bittermilk # 3 Cocktail Mixer

2 oz Bourbon

Dash of Peychaud bitters

Shake with ice

Cocktail #2 – Coffee Maple Rye Manhattan

1/2 oz Litchfield Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup

1 oz Cold Brew Coffee

2  oz Rye

Dash of Aromatic bitters

Pour over ice