There is so much happening with our private barreling program right now that it's hard for me to keep it all straight. We are continuing to push distributors and distilleries to start thinking in a different direction and I am using our good relations here domestically to get some pretty incredible deals. Here's the current timetable for the rest of the year (note: none of these dates are guaranteed as they seem to change every week):
Due in mid-August:
Due in late October:
McCarthy (Clear Creek) Oregon Single Barrel Whiskey - price TBA ($80-ish?) - I just met with Steve yesterday and he is very excited about this. He has never done a private bottling before for anyone, and if you've had his whiskey, you know that it tastes like it was made on Islay right next to Ardbeg or Laphroaig. It is always made in miniscule quantities and it is seemingly always sold out. This is going to be very exciting and we plan on having a tasting in early November with Steve present to sign the bottles.
Due in late December/January:
1982 ???????? 28 Year Single Barrel Cask Strength, Chieftain's Single Malt Whisky $130-ish - This is going to be one of my favorites as I am becoming more and more a fan of the long-aged, unsherried Speyside and Highland malts. The delicacy and complexity are astounding.
This is only what we have confirmed for now, but we have many more in the works! Stay tuned.