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Some New Arrivals This Week

Now that our 1994 Laphroaig 18 Year Old Chieftain’s K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength has arrived, pre-arrival orders are no longer being taken and we’re sending all the bottles over to our operations team for processing.  As soon as pre-orders have been handled, we can put these on the shelf!  The price will be $139.99.  If you ordered one you should be hearing from us within the next week or so. Of course, our friends at JVS aren’t going to just bring one cask over at a time.  They had a few other knick-knacks on board that container that I thought were quite special.

1993 Linkwood 19 Year Old Chieftain's Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky $135.99 - This cask strength Linkwood delivers all the flavor this Speyside institution is known for - creamy vanilla, rich oak, supple malt, and a powerful, spicy finish due to the cask strength proof.  An absolute classic example of the distillery and the style.

1989 Miltonduff 22 Year Old Chieftain's Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky $179.99 - Miltonduff is a Speyside distillery we don't see too much from stateside.  This 22 year is aged in hogshead, likely a sherry cask due to the darker color.  The oily flavors come forth first - resinous fruit, wood, and spice.  The finish brings more richness, with the sherry component coming to life.  The full proof adds extra character.  It's definitely worth grabbing for devoted single malt drinkers.

We also brought in some new Rogue products from the famed Oregon brewery:

Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey $39.99As David OG states in the tasting notes, this stuff is waaaaaaaaaay better than it was upon first release.  I literally spit this whiskey out in shock a few years back.  Since then they’ve really turned it around.  The Dead Guy Whiskey is made with the same 4 grains that are used to make Dead Guy Ale since 1991. Northwest Harrington, Maier Munich, Klages, and Carastan malts; Free Range Coastal Water & Distiller's yeast. The bottle also claims the whiskey is “ocean aged,” so maybe they’re putting it on ships off the coast?  In any case, all new packaging, all new whiskey from the famed Oregon brewer.

Rogue Spruce Gin $35.99Made with 14 ingredients - Spruce, cucumber, angelica root, orange peel, coriander, lemon peel, ginger, orris root, grains of paradise, tangerine, juniper berries. Champagne Yeast, Grain Neutral Spirit & Free Range Coastal Water.  A fresh and clean tasting gin from the Oregon brewery.

Both products come in beer bottles with a bottle cap on top, but with a swing top attached for resealing.  More info here on the Rogue website.

Another bitter aperitif liqueur for the mix as well!

Suze Gentian Liqueur 1L $27.99 - Suze Gentiane Liqueur is a bitter aperitif that's been produced in France since 1889, but we're just getting it at K&L now!  Lightly sweet with plenty of gentian bitterness, this is the perfect ingredient for a white negroni, or just plain soda water.

-David Driscoll