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In the event you’re in search of a brand new whisky to crack open, we have now lots to select from this week. Outdated Forester Birthday Bourbon is again, this time with an internet lottery; Ross & Squibb unveils the most recent batch of its Remus Repeal Reserve sequence; and Jefferson’s provides a brand new wheated bourbon to its Aged at Sea sequence. For scotch lovers, Ardbeg is out with the fourth version of Traigh Bhan, its 19 yr outdated annual launch. In the meantime, for collectors, we even have all the small print on the brand new Littlemill bottling, because the misplaced Lowland distillery releases its oldest whisky ever. Learn on for full particulars.

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon (2022 Release)

Outdated Forester Birthday Bourbon (2022 Launch)

Fashion: Straight bourbon
Origin: Kentucky
Age: 11 yr outdated
ABV: 48%
Value: $150
Launch: September 2, 2022
Availability: Restricted

Must know:

Outdated Forester’s a lot sought-after Birthday Bourbon, which celebrates the birthday of Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown, is again—with this yr’s crop of barrels chosen by Woodford Reserve grasp distiller Chris Morris. One key distinction within the rollout of this yr’s launch is that bottles gained’t be offered on the Louisville distillery. As a substitute, potential patrons can enter an internet lottery for the chance to purchase. The sweepstakes is operating from August 24-31 on the Outdated Forester web site. Winners might be notified through e mail on September 2nd, George Garvin Brown’s birthday.

Whisky Advocate says:

Birthday Bourbon conjures up a great deal of fanfare, with folks beforehand lining up on the distillery forward of the September 2nd launch occasion. Now, bourbon drinkers throughout the nation will get an opportunity to get their fingers on the 2022 version. Birthday Bourbon is one in every of essentially the most generally flipped whiskeys, so the possibility to get a bottle on the recommended retail worth is one thing that ought to draw the eye of any whiskey fanatic or collector.

Remus Repeal Reserve (Series VI)

Remus Repeal Reserve (Sequence VI)

Fashion: Straight bourbon
Origin: Indiana
Age: Not acknowledged
ABV: 50%
Value: $100
Launch: September 2022
Availability: Restricted

Must know:

Ross & Squibb Distillery, previously generally known as MGP, has introduced the most recent iteration of its Remus Repeal Reserve straight bourbon. Sequence VI is comprised of 5 bourbons, aged between 8 and 14 years. The breakdown is as follows: 

  • 2% 14 yr outdated with a mashbill that has 21% rye
  • 17% 10 yr outdated with a mashbill that has 36% rye 
  • 27% 10 yr outdated with a mashbill that has 21% rye
  • 29% 8 yr outdated with a mashbill that has 21% rye 
  • 25% 8 yr outdated with a mashbill that has 36% rye 

Whisky Advocate says:

Ross & Squibb produces whiskey on an industrial scale, with a lot of it bought by whiskey manufacturers or skilled mixing homes. However Ross & Squibb these days has been bottling a few of this whiskey for its personal releases, and its Remus Repeal Reserve usually receives a few of their greatest shares. Earlier batches have scored properly in our Shopping for Information, with Sequence IV netting 93 factors

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan (Batch 4)

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan (Batch 4)

Fashion: Single malt
Origin: Scotland (Islay)
Age: 19 yr outdated
ABV: 46.2%
Value: $300
Launch: September 2022
Availability: Restricted

Must know:

That is the fourth version of Ardbeg Traigh Bhan, the model’s yearly launched 19 yr outdated whisky. The identify itself comes from Islay’s Traigh Bhan (pronounced tri-van) seashore, recognized regionally because the Singing Sands for the buzzing sound that outcomes from the sand grains rubbing towards each other.

Whisky Advocate says:

Whereas the identify stays the identical, the cask end for Traigh Bhan adjustments barely every year; this batch was matured with a better proportion of oloroso sherry casks than earlier releases. In the event you’re a fan of Islay whisky, that is an additional particular deal with, because it’s a perennially high-scoring launch (incomes a 95 in each 2019 and 2020) that packs a flavorful punch in each sip.

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 29 Wheated

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 29 Wheated

Fashion: Straight bourbon
Origin: Undisclosed
Age: Not acknowledged
ABV: 45%
Value: $80
Launch: August 2022
Availability: Nationwide

Must know:

That is the third wheated bourbon in Jefferson’s Ocean: Aged at Sea sequence. The ship carrying the whiskey traveled across the globe, encountering a spread of temperatures and climates, whereas navigating excessive winds and tough seas. The adjustments in temperature and sea circumstances are supposed to promote interplay between the wooden and the whiskey. You possibly can hint the route of every Ocean Aged launch on Jefferson’s web site.

Whisky Advocate says:

The Ocean: Aged at Sea sequence has turn out to be one thing of a calling card for Jefferson’s, particularly as they develop the scope of the venture to incorporate quite a lot of types. This previous April, they launched the primary rye within the sequence, and now observe that up with this wheated bourbon.

Littlemill 250th Anniversary 45 year old

Littlemill 250th Anniversary 45 yr outdated

Fashion: Single malt
Origin: Scotland (Lowlands)
Age: 45 yr outdated
ABV: 41.8%
Value: $12,000
Launch: August 2022
Availability: 250 Glencairn Crystal decanters from the Littlemill web site and specialist retailers.

Must know:

The Loch Lomond Group extends its sequence of collectible releases from Littlemill, the closed Lowlands distillery formally established in 1772. That is the oldest launch from Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery. Michael Henry, grasp blender for Loch Lomond Group, took Littlemill whisky from a single distillation on October 4, 1976 that had been recasked into American oak hogsheads in 1996, and completed it for six months in first-fill oloroso sherry hogsheads. 

Whisky Advocate says:

This whisky was double distilled in Littlemill’s straight neck pot stills, which had been designed to present a triple distilled character to this Lowland single malt, just like the straight neck pot stills in use at Loch Lomond Distillery right this moment. For this 250th anniversary launch, Littlemill has partnered with photographer Stefan Sappert. Every presentation case, common to seem like a Victorian bellows field digicam, accommodates a signed silver-on-black photographic plate by Sappert. 

The Loch Lomond Group are custodians of the final casks from Littlemill. The brand new launch was distilled on the identical day because the 2020 bottling Littlemill Testomony, and the cask administration has been just about an identical. The chance to style and assessment Littlemill single malt whisky is extraordinarily uncommon, so search for our first Littlemill assessment in six years in our Winter problem.

King of Kentucky 15 year old (5th Edition)

King of Kentucky 15 yr outdated (fifth Version)

Fashion: Straight bourbon
Origin: Kentucky
Age: 15 yr outdated
ABV: 65.3%
Value: $250
Launch: August 2022
Availability: 3,500 bottles

Must know:

The vast majority of this whiskey will keep in Kentucky, however followers in Illinois and Ohio can even have entry to a restricted variety of bottles.

King of Kentucky 18 year old

King of Kentucky 18 yr outdated

Fashion: Straight bourbon
Origin: Kentucky
Age: 18 yr outdated
ABV: 65.15%
Value: $350
Launch: August 2022
Availability: 250 bottles

Must know:

In contrast to the 15 yr outdated, this whiskey is completely out there in Kentucky.

Whisky Advocate says:

King of Kentucky was revived in 2018; the label debuted in 1881, and was discontinued in 1968. Annually, the model releases a brand new batch, and whereas the age and availability of the whiskeys varies, they’re at all times single barrel, cask energy expressions. If the previous few releases are something to go on, these whiskeys will promote out lightning quick and be extremely tasty (the bottom rating from our panel was a 93).

Kentucky Peerless Rum Barrel

Kentucky Peerless Rum Barrel

Fashion: Completed bourbon
Origin: Kentucky
Age: Not acknowledged
ABV: 55.35%
Value: $150
Launch: August 2022
Availability: Restricted; distillery solely

Must know:

That is Peerless bourbon that’s been completed in a rum cask. The discharge will happen on the Peerless distillery in Louisville tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when bottles might be out there on a first-come-first-served foundation. Bottle signings might be supplied all through the occasion.

Whisky Advocate says:

Peerless launched a barrel-finished bourbon, Double Oak, final yr, which adopted an absinthe barrel-finished rye in 2020. The success of each (the previous landed on the 2021 Prime 20 record at No. 8 with a rating of 93) prompted the distillery to discover barrel ending additional, ensuing on this whiskey.

Stranahan’s The Osopher

Stranahan’s The Osopher

Fashion: American single malt
Origin: Colorado
Age: 11 yr outdated
ABV: 47.3%
Value: $160
Launch: August/September 2022
Availability: 600 bottles; distillery solely

Must know:

Colorado’s Stranahan’s Distillery is teaming up with Maryland’s Flying Canine Brewery (initially based in Aspen) for a beer and a whiskey to honor the manufacturers’ shared founder, George Stranahan. The distillery despatched barrels that had beforehand held 10 yr outdated whiskey to Flying Canine, which stuffed them with its Street Canine porter. After getting old, the emptied barrels had been returned to Stranahan’s, the place they had been stuffed with 11 yr outdated single malt and allowed to age for an extra 4 months. Each the beer ($30 for a 750 ml. bottle measurement) and whiskey might be known as The Osopher, after George Stranahan’s self-appointed title of “Pilgrimosopher,” and have paintings from artist Ralph Steadman. Whereas the distillery and brewery have collaborated previously by sharing beer mash and barrels, this venture is their first joint launch. 

Whisky Advocate says:

To date this yr, Stranahan’s has completed whiskey in tequila casks and Bushmills barrels, they usually’ve now added a beer end to the rising record. At 11 years, that is the oldest launch from Stranahan’s. The distiller additionally debuted its 10 yr Mountain Angel in September 2020. That whiskey scored 90 factors in our Shopping for Information. On this one, we’d anticipate the additional yr of maturation and a porter cask end so as to add some attention-grabbing depth and taste.



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