Limited Edition Islays to Start the Year

It's nice when the new year begins with something interesting, delicious, and peaty! We just snagged healthy allocations of Bowmore's beloved Devil's Cask 2nd Edition (the heavily sherried, cask strength ten year old) and Laphroaig's 200th Anniversary Edition of the 15 year old. I bought one of each instantly upon arrival and I drank waaaaaaaaaaaay too much of both this past New Year's Eve. I woke up in bed at 5 AM and had no idea what had happened to me. That's how you know it was a night to remember (ironically, I couldn't).

Bowmore 10 Year Old "Devil's Casks" 2nd Edition Islay Single Malt Whisky $99.99- Bottled at 56.3%. Heavily-sherried Bowmore at cask strength, in limited quantities. The notes from the distillery read: "On the eye deep mahogany. Breathe in rich sherried sweetness with dates and sultanas smothered in the indulgence of treacle toffee, pecan and maple syrup. Sip sublime velvet of dark chocolate fudge infused with sherried dark fruit, sea-salt and walnut oil.  Savour long-lasting finish with sun-dried raisins and salted treacle." 

Laphroaig "200th Anniversary Limited Edition" 15 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky $79.99- This is just beautiful whisky, pure and simple. Soft textures of vanilla on the palate intermingle with brine, smoke, and boggy peat flavors, bringing the intensity of Islay's classic profile with a smooth and lengthy finish. All at a very reasonable price, no less.

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll