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Yoichi Single Malt

Release: September 2016
Price: $80
Proof: 90
Availability: Widely available
Style: Japanese single malt

Need to know: This single malt includes heavily peated malt aged in new American oak, sherry casks and a variety of other casks from the Nikka cooperages.

Whisky Advocate says: Hailing from Yoichi distillery on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, where founding father of Japanese whisky Masataka Taketsuru opened his first distillery in 1934, these malts typically show sea influence. This non-age statement replaces the now depleted Yoichi 10, 12, 15 and 20.

nikkaMiyagikyo Single Malt

Release: September 2016
Price: $80
Proof: 90
Availability: Widely available
Style: Japanese single malt

Need to know: This malt comes aged in new American oak, bourbon barrels and sherry casks, which are said to contribute the dominant flavor.

Whisky Advocate says: Another non-age statement from Nikka, this looks like the near term future for Japanese whisky, which has seen age statement releases decimated in Japan, by both the Japanese and Asian tourists, and become subject to flipping and profiteering in the U.S.

 SPECIAL: Loch Lomond Group Portfolio arrives in the U.S.

 

lmLittlemill 25 year old

Release: September 2016
Price: $3,000
Proof: 100.8
Availability: 250 bottles
Style: Single malt scotch

Need to know: This very rare expression from the silent Lowland distillery includes peat from Stornoway and Perthshire. It was matured in a combination of American and European oak casks, then married together in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks.

Whisky Advocate says: Littlemill closed its doors in 1994 and owners Loch Lomond have been releasing some of the mature stocks every year. Despite the seemingly high price, these collectible malts are in high demand. Of the original numbered 1,500 bottle run, only 250 were destined for the U.S. and less than 200 bottles remain, making this the most rare and limited of Loch Lomond’s U.S. whisky portfolio debut.

 

<img class="size-medium wp-image-22821 alignleft" src="http://whiskyadvocate faut il une ordonnance pour viagra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/grain-172×300.png” sizes=”(max-width: 172px) 100vw, 172px” srcset=”http://whiskyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/grain-172×300.png 172w, http://whiskyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/grain.png 418w” alt=”grain” width=”172″ height=”300″ />Loch Lomond Single Grain

Release: September 2016
Price: $25.50
Proof: 86
Availability: Widely available
Style: Grain whisky

Need to know: One of the more unusual offerings arriving from Loch Lomond, this whisky is crafted in a coffey still, not a pot still. Both grain and malt whiskies from Loch Lomond combine in the blended Loch Lomond Reserve ($31) and High Commissioner ($16).

Whisky Advocate says: Single grain whisky isn’t the rarity it once was. With Greenore from Ireland, Coffey Grain from Japan’s Nikka, and occasional single grain Scotch coming from Compass Box and other bottlers, there is lots to explore in grain whisky! You’ll find reviews of these unusual whiskies and more in the Whisky Advocate Buying Guide. Subscribe now.

ll18Loch Lomond 18 year old

Release: September 2016
Price: $99
Proof: 86
Availability: Widely available
Style: Single malt Scotch

Need to know: Generally classified as a Highland distillery, Loch Lomond is centrally located in the southernmost part, bordering the Lowlands of Scotland. The distillery is unusually self sufficient, producing a variety of distillates and even housing its own cooperage.

Whisky Advocate says: Other expressions include a non-age statement Loch Lomond Original ($28) and Loch Lomond 12 year old ($55)

victGlen Scotia Victoriana

Release: September 2016
Price: $91
Proof: 103
Availability: Widely available
Style: Single malt Scotch

Need to know: This bottling celebrates the heyday of Campeltown, the Victorian era, when the island was the whisky capital of the world. Today, just three distilleries continue production here. Victoriana is non-chill filtered and finished in heavily charred casks.

Whisky Advocate says: Other expressions include a Glen Scotia Double Cask ($54), with additional aging in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, and Glen Scotia 15 year old ($66).

madeiraInchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish

Release: September 2016
Price: $68
Proof: 92
Availability: Widely available
Style: Single malt Scotch

Need to know: Inchmurrin malts are also produced at the Loch Lomond distillery, which makes a surprising array of malt and grain whiskies utilizing a pair of standard pot stills, three pairs of unique pot stills with rectifying heads together and a continuous still. For this expression whisky from American Oak Casks is married for additional maturation in casks that previously held madeira wine.

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