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Spirits of the Week

This week I’m offering two new whiskies to our selection as my Spirits of the Week. The first is a very limited, new release Bourbon from A. H. Hirsch Distillery. The other is an award-winning (2013 International Whisky Competition Whisky of the Year) Single Malt from Islay small batch distillery, Kilchoman. Owner and Founder, Anthony Wills, was named Distiller of the Year at the same Competition.

Great Father’s Day gifts!!

Hirsch Small Batch High Rye Straight Bourbon 8 Year
Regularly $49.99, Introductory Price $44.99

* Two mash bills are married together, one with 21% rye and the other with 36% rye

* High rye content adds spiced character while balancing the sweet notes from the corn

* Uses rye sourced from Northern Europe and corn sourced from Indiana & Ohio

* Barreled at 60% ABV

* The oak barrels are a #4 char around the base and a #2 char at the head

* 46% ABV




Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
Regularly $59.99, Introductory Price $53.99

Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. Machir Bay is a unique and complex combination of ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts. Machir Bay was first launched in 2012 when it won the prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Award and more recently in 2016 it was awarded best Islay Single Malt at the IWC. “Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smoky butterscotch and rich fruitiness each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram” John MacLellan, Distillery Manager

Sylvain Allard, managing director of the International Whisky Competition, said: “Machir Bay and Kilchoman Distillery are worthy winners in this year’s IWC.  To have such a young whisky receive the highest score is unprecedented. Compared with the bigger brands’ younger releases, it’s a significant accomplishment that Kilchoman has only been bottling Single Malt Whisky since 2008 on a micro-distillery.”