Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Glen Garioch is excited to launch three NEW and exceptional single malt Scotch whiskies.
Auchentoshan Valinch 2012 Limited Edition Vintage – Launch date: November 2012
Often referred to as the cellar master’s best friend, a ‘valinch’ is a tube that is extended into the cask to get samples for tasting to determine if the whisky is ready for bottling. An apt name for this malt since the spirit is cask-strength. This is the 2nd bottling of this limited edition. As Scotland’s only triple-distilled malt, Auchentoshan is incredibly velvety and smooth yet Valinch has a distinct kick due to its cask strength.
SRP: $59.99 (750ml; 57.2% ABV); 1,300 bottles for U.S.
Glen Garioch 1986 Vintage – Launch date: November 2012
A new introduction from this small Highland distillery, Glen Garioch 1986 is very limited with 3,000 bottles available for the entire world. It is the fifth expression in Glen Garioch's Vintage range to date - 1978, 1990, 1991 and 1994. It's a liquid gem from a Highland distillery, a perfect dram for the whisky connoisseur.
SRP: $249.99 (750ml; 54.6%), 250 bottles for U.S.
Bowmore Dorus Mor Small Batch Release – Launch date: January 2013
This cask-strength, 10 Years Old Bowmore can be found throughout the world by a more ‘tempestous’ name that can’t be used in the U.S., so only here it’s known as Dorus Mor, a name chosen by the brand’s Facebook fans. A heady and strong whisky from the magical island of Islay, Bowmore Dorus Mor tastes of the very sea itself, bursting with the soul of the untamed Scottish weather and shows Bowmore’s trademark peat smokiness. This formidable tour de force is worthy of its strong name.
SRP $ $119.99 (750ml; 55.1% ABV); 2,400 bottles for U.S.