Chieftain’s Choice whisky finally coming to the U.S.November 28th, 2007
For the first time, Chieftain’s Choice whisky is heading to the U.S. This is from the importer, Steve Lipp, who used to import Duncan Taylor whiskies:
“I will be introducing to the US Market for the first time, Cheiftain’s Choice Range of Single Malts. The first consignment which includes Bottling’s from the following 11 Distilleries, will be arriving February 2008. Any interested Wholesalers or Retailers can contact me on at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Longmorn 1994 – 13 Year Old
Linkwood 1991 – 16 Year Old
Caol Ila 1990 – 17 Year Old
Glen Moray 1989 – 18 Year Old
Glencadam 1985 – 22 Year Old
Port Ellen 1982 – 25 Year Old
Allt A Bhainne 1977 – 30 Year Old
Springbank 1968 – 39 Year Old
Benrinnes – 10 Year Old – Tokay wood finish.
Dalmore – 11 Year Old – Madeira wood finish.
Glenrothes – 12 Year Old Burgundy wood finish.”
For those of you not familiar with the brand, here’s some background (from their press release):
A collection of exceptional single malt Scotch Whiskies bottled for the connoisseur by Ian Macleod Distillers who, since 1936, have amassed unrivalled cask stocks from Scotland’s many distilleries
From our enviable stocks we only select a limited number of single malts to bottle under the Chieftain’s label
Bottled at 43% Vol for a smoother and fuller traditional taste
Rare malts, some from closed or mothballed distilleries
Some are further “finished” in the best quality sherry, port or rum casks, and some are bottled at natural strength all adding extra character, body, flavour and complexity
Bottled at up to 50 years old
The collection’s hallmark is that each bottling meets the exacting criteria of our selection panel. It must be fit for a King, a Leader: in the Celtic world, A CHIEFTAIN.
At least some companies think it’s worth bottling at 75cl and importing to the U.S.