Some new whiskies here in the U.S.August 24th, 2011
A few thoughts on new whisky information that crossed my desk recently:
The gently peated Hakushu whisky from Suntory is finally coming to the U.S. The official launch is October 12th. I’ve been pleading with my friends at Suntory to bring it in as a companion to Yamazaki for many years. It’s great to see it finally coming here.
Isle of Skye 12 year old blended scotch is finally making its way to our shores. Previously, the U.S. has only been getting the 8 year old.
John Hall, whiskymaker of Canada’s Forty Creek whisky, has a new “John’s Private Cask No. 1” release. This is coming to the States too. I’ve tasted this already and it’s another delicious release by John.
Finally, Buffalo Trace is about to release a new Single Barrel version of their Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. bourbon (pictured). This one will be 11 years, 7 months old and bottle in bond (100 proof).
I’m sure there will be many more new whiskies coming on the market as we approach the holiday season.