New Whiskies List for Chicago

by Lew Bryson

Hey! Want to get a head start on your planning for Chicago WhiskyFest? We’ve got a pre-festival list of all the whiskies that are making their first appearance at Chicago WhiskyFest. Start mapping your route, and check off the beauties you plan to sample. It’s getting closer!

 

We’ll roll these VIP Hour-only pours first…

Aberlour 12 yr. Non Chill-Filtered, 18 yr.

anCnoc Peter Arkle 4th Edition, 22 yr.

Auchentoshan Virgin Oak

The Balvenie 15 yr. Single Barrel, 21 yr. Single Barrel

BenRiach Authenticus 25 yr.

Blue Hanger 7th Edition

Bowmore 23 yr. Port

Chieftain’s Glentauchers 21 yr., Littlemill 21 yr.

Compass Box The General

Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition

Elijah Craig 23 yr.

Few Spirits Single Malt

Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel

Glen Garioch Virgin Oak

Glen Grant 5 Decades

Glenfiddich 19 Age of Discovery

The Glenrothes 1995

Green Spot

High West A Midwinters Night Dram

Highland Park Freya

Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon

Kilbeggan 18 yr.

Koval Charred Barrel Wheat whiskey

Michters US1 10 yr. Single Barrel Bourbon

Mississippi River Distilling Six Shooter Smoke

Redbreast 21 yr.

Redemption Rye Barrel Proof

Tullibardine 25 yr.


And now, new to Chicago in the Grand Tasting:

Anchor Distilling Single Malt Straight Rye, Hophead Vodka

Arran 12 yr. Cask Strength

Auchentoshan American Oak

Balblair 2001

BenRiach Septendecim Peated 17 yr., Horizons 12 yr. Triple Distilled

The Black Grouse

Bowmore Small Batch, 15 yr. Darkest, Dorus Mor

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley, The Botanist (Islay-sourced gin)

Cedar Ridge Bourbon, Wheat Whiskey, Single Malt

Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

Connemara

Crown Royal XO

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2004 Vintage

Filibuster Bourbon, Rye

George Dickel NO. 1

2 Gingers

Glen Garioch 12 yr., Founder’s Reserve, Vintage 1994

Glen Grant 10 yr., 16 yr., The Major’s Reserve

GlenDronach 15 yr. Tawny Port Finish, Cask Strength Batch 2

GlenGlassaugh Evolution, Revival

Glengoyne Highland Malt 12 yr., 15 yr., 18 yr., 21 yr.

Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 yr., Signet, Quarter Century 25 yr.

The Glenrothes Alba Reserve, 2001, 1998

High West American Prairie Reserve Bourbon

Irishman Founders, Single Malt, 12 yr.

Isle of Skye 8 yr.

Jack Daniel’s Rested Rye, Sinatra Select

Jim Beam Single Barrel

Kavalan Concertmaster, Vinho Barrique, Conductor

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013, 2007 Vintage

Koval Limited Edition Cask Strength

Long Island Spirits Bull Moose 3 Barrel Rye, Rough Rider Straight Bourbon, Pine Barrens American Single Malt

Longmorn 16 yr.

Mississippi River Distilling Cody Road Bourbon, Cody Road Rye, Queen Bee Honey

New Holland Bill’s Michigan Wheat, Hatter Royale, Cask and Smoke Small Batch, Walleye Rye Small Batch

Nikka Whisky Pure Malt 17 yr., Pure Malt 21 yr.

Oban Distillers Edition

Old Pulteney Navigator

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

Redemption White Rye, High Rye Bourbon

Riverboat Rye

Scapa 16 yr.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Tamdhu 10 yr.

Tap Whisky Tap Rye Port Finished

Temptation Bourbon

Triple Crown North American Blend

Tullibardine Sovereign, Cuvee 225 Sauternes, Cuvee 228 Burgundy, Cuvee 500 Sherry, 20 yr.

Usquaebach Old Rare Flagon, 15 yr., Reserve

Western Spirits Bird Dog, Lexington Bourbon, Calumet Bourbon, Sam Houston American Straight Whiskey

Westland American Single Malt

Woodford Reserve Masters Collection

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