Yup. It's that time of year again!
When & Where:
- Saturday, December 9th at our Simsbury location
- Saturday, December 16th at our New Britain location
Here's what we'll have.
Multiple tasting stations will be set up around the stores offering a chance to sample Selections from our Single Barrel Select Program. Selections available for taste include Bourbons, Canadian Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Scotch Whiskey, Tequila and Rum. All of the selections are from single barrels which have been chosen by our tasting committee. The tastings will begin at Noon at both events.
Raffle Tickets will be handed out at the tasting tables. Around 1:30 we will begin a raffle, with the winner having the first option to purchase one of our highly allocated Whiskey Baskets, which will include but is not limited to, Old Rip Van Winkle, Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Michter 10 & 20yr., Elijah Craig Cask & 18 year.
1993 Balblair Single Cask #3420 Highland Single Malt Scotch
This offering marks Liquor Depots first foray into choosing a single barrel (cask) of Single Malt Scotch. We are excited about our selection and know you will be once you’ve tasted it. This offering comes to us from Balbair Distillery in the Highland District of Scotland. The distillery was established in 1790 and has an impressive track record in producing well aged exquisite tasting Scotches.
Balblair whiskeys are uniquely Vintage, Their bottles are not marked with an age statement, but simply with the year the whiskey was laid down. Every year, Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, tastes, judges and selects straight from the casks, and at exactly the right moment when the balance between the age and the character of the whiskey is just right, he has it bottled. Occasionally Balblair will offer a single cask which has been judged to be very special indeed. These casks represent the finest and most exclusive expressions of Balblair; each cask selected displays unmistakable Balblair style, yet with subtle nuances of taste and character which make it truly unique.
Liquor Depots Selection, Cask #3420 was laid down in 1993, and bottled in 2016, making it a true 23 Year Old Single Malt. The Whiskey is Non Chill-filtered and bottled at 108 proof. The Whiskey is bright golden in appearance. This is a full bodied malt with distinctive aromas of cloves, bananas, butterscotch and green apples. Hints of coconut and honey can also be detected. On the palate it is sweet and spicy with hints of butterscotch and tropical fruits. The finish is full bodied and long lasting. Ask to try a sample during your next visit, you won’t be disappointed.
Liquor Depot Price $97.99
Blanton’s Single Barrel #3
Begins with spicy caramel and vanilla on the nose, with a very pleasant but subtle with little burn. The palate begins with caramel, and orange coating the mouth with a soft but full amount of flavor. A little spice on the back end balances the initial sweetness. As the spice on the back end of the palate fades away, burnt sugars, caramel, and vanilla take over. This is just as pleasant as the rest of the sip and lasts a little longer than most bourbons.
Liquor Depot Price $46.99
Stranahan’s Single Barrel Colorado Whiskey
Our Single Barrel of liquid gold (Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014 ) just arrived from Denver, Colorado. Chose in conjunction with Northeast Wine & Spirits. This Small Batch Whiskey is crafted with Rocky Mt snow melt, unchill filtered, unique flavor. Hints of caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate and a light oakiness are some of the hallmark tastes of this unique whiskey.
Liquor Depot Price $56.99