One of the greatest challenges for connoisseurs of limited-edition, super-premium, single-malt whiskies is being able to locate and taste them.
Tasting Notes Lingers on the tongue with a sweet almond and herbal softness. Worth Knowing This vodka is pot-distilled nine times with four different types of French wheat.
Tasting Notes Spicy toasted oak and sweet pitted fruit.
Tasting Notes Distilled on Pier 50 in San Francisco, this complex yet clean-drinking gin—with its combination of citrus flavors and hints of cinnamon and juniper—has quickly attained cult status.
Tasting Notes Herbaceous sweet and sour notes layered upon eucalyptus and bananas, with a whiff of menthol.
Tasting Notes Thick, smooth, and creamy. Worth Knowing Plymouth gin dates from 1793, making it the oldest operating distillery in England; it occupies a former monastery.
Tasting Notes Black truffles, plums, and cinnamon. Worth Knowing Courvoisier is the only Cognac house to use their own, specially built and designed barrels to achieve their distinctive taste.
Tasting Notes Crisp and spicy. Worth Knowing Absolut is both pot distilled and column distilled. Note Prices are average retail and do not reflect local or state taxes.
Tasting Notes A kaleidoscopic montage of honeysuckle, peaches, myrtle, and wood bark.
Tasting Notes This wheat-based vodka delivers smoky accents that blend well with its lighter floral notes.
Tasting Notes A sexy ginger nose and intense, sweet ginger flavor, accompanied by a touch of vanilla and definite alcoholic heat.
Tasting Notes Aromas of vanilla, cream, spiced flowers, and fruit precede a palate that blends flavors of passion fruit, ginger, nutmeg, and sandalwood.
Tasting Notes This elegant grappa delivers sweet flavors of fig, apricot, and cinnamon, followed by a black-licorice finish.
Tasting Notes Le Voyage packs leather, musk, and cherry-strawberry perfume alongside gobs of ripe fruit, toasty wood, unctuous vanilla, and layers of spice.
Tasting Notes Beautiful depth and nuances of rose petals and fruit. Worth Knowing Distilled from whole grape clusters rather than from grape skins left over from winemaking.
Tasting Notes Smooth and balanced, with aromas of stone fruit, creamy marzipan, nuts, and chocolate-orange.
Tasting Notes This 40-year-old Highland Park selection, bottled at a cask strength of 40.7 percent, offers a nose of honey and sweet bramble.
Tasting Notes Glenlivet’s trademark honey and floral nuances are heightened by rich sherry undertones of fruit and spice.
Tasting Notes While the regular Johnnie Walker Blue Label combines rich and luxurious fruitcake and cream flavors, this special edition of Blue Label King George V is more restrained, more layere
Tasting Notes This very limited-edition single malt carries deep notes of exotic dried fruits with a wonderfully soft, spicy finish with lingering touches of citrus.