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K&L's First Octave Cask In Today

I wanted to let everyone know that we purchased a small octave cask of 1998 11 Year Old Imperial Speyside Whisky and it is exquisite stuff.  Chewy, dense, concentrated sweet malted grains all come at the palate in a flurry of flavor.  Vanilla and cereal notes on the finish.  Imperial is a 114 year old distillery in the Spey that is owned by Pernod Ricard and usually goes into the Chivas blends.  Getting the chance to try it as a single malt was a nice educational opportunity, I thought, and after tasting a bottle today, I'm very happy.  Of course, I chose the barrel based on a tasting sample, but for some reason this bottle tastes so much better than I remember.  Only 70 bottles were produced and I've already sold about 20 of them so they won't be around long.  This is definitely not a MUST buy whisky, but it is very affordable (especially for club members) and there are not many single malts with such pure, clean, malty flavors.  I think every RWC staff member is planning to snag one for themselves today, so it seems to be a favorite amongst my co-workers. A true winner from Duncan Taylor and an ever better deal for our customers.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

-David Driscoll

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