Wild Price Reduction on Well Aged Diageo Malts
Every so often we get that special little email from our suppliers with the magic words in the subject line: INVENTORY REDUCTION. It's never usually worth getting excited for since the list typically consists failed types of flavored vodka, schnapps or some goofyball shimmery liqueur. But, every so often we open them up to find prices for serious products so ridiculous that we just can't hold back. The deals below make us question just how much margin these guys are taking to begin or who's losing their shirt on this deal. There's a reason they didn't sell at the higher prices, but there's no stopping them now. Each of these three wonderful malts is being sold at the absolute lowest price worldwide. One is a solid workhorse maltfrom an underappreciated Speyside distillery perfect for mixing, sipping, gifting or parties. The two others are from the special Diageo Limited Release series from more than two years ago. I don't care why they didn't sell, just that we can sell them now. ENJOY!
The lovely and easy drinking Singleton of Glendullan is always a favorite with the staff. It's easy drinking and well aged and with a price like this it won't stick around for very long. The Singleton brand is a bit of an enigma. Owners Diageo use malt from different distilleries in different markets under the Singleton name. Other markets see Singleton of Dufftown or Glen Ord and typically it's a pretty high end brand. So when we're able to offer it at this exceptional price we don't hold back. Grab as much as you can now because price reductions like this won't last forever. The style is round, rich and malty, showcasing the classy apple fruit, honey, and subtle mineral quality that Glendullan is known for.
The wonderful Auchroisk distillery is one of the least understood and most mispronounced malts in Scotland. This wonderful Speyside distillery is actually one of Diageo's youngest. Founded in 1974, the distillery was marketed for years under the Singleton brand, likely due to the incompressible mangle of letters that make up its name. The humble and efficient Auchroisk has become a stalwart of the Special Release line, having been featured in the 2010 and 2012 line ups. The 2015 release is inarguably the best of recent official bottlings and at 25 years of age it's in perfect form. The 3954 bottles were meant to fetch upwards of $500, but it tastes way better at $250.
This unusual limited edition from Diageo's stalwart Lowland distillery is one of the finest we've ever come across. It was aged exclusively in refill European oak and bottled at full cask strength. Bigger and richer than the standard releases from this special little distillery, expect a heady mix of dense fruit, woodsy powerful oak, barrel spice, and strong vanilla. Powerful and tense, quite unlike most lowland whiskies, with the structure and depth provided primarily by the European oak. There's not an overt sherry influence, but we assume that some of this would previously held sherry at one point, leaving the soft impression of dried fruit and honey to balance the intensity of wood.
These insane prices are only available while supplies last and we don't expect that to be very long so have at it before it's too late.