American Whiskey & Whisky

American whiskey is comprised of several differing styles including, but not limited to Tennessee, Wheat, Corn and Moonshine. Tennessee Whiskey, like Bourbon, does have it’s own official classification. Filtering through maple charcoal prior to bottling results in a long clean and smooth finish. Originally, whiskey was distilled with the intent of using it for immediate consumption. These ‘white’ or ‘clear’ whiskeys have been and remain the backbone, origin or genesis – of every barrel-aged whiskey we see today. White Whiskeys have seen a resurgence as of late, driven almost entirely by boutique distillers and former Moonshiners ‘gone straight’.

American Rye Whiskey

In the U.S., rye whiskey, by law, is made from a mash of at least 51% rye, aged in charred, new oak barrels. Rye whiskey is best known for imparting spicy, grainy, hard-edged firmness that is distinctive and unique. It is this unique flavor that for well over a century has made rye whiskey a bartender favorite for classic cocktails. Like many other types of whiskey, Rye is enjoying a resurgence and continues to be a versatile option for countless whiskey-based American cocktails.

American Bourbon Whiskey or Whisky

Canadian Whisky

All Canadian whiskies must be made in Canada and barrel aged for at least three years. In order to improve marketability and consistency, caramel and flavoring may be added (as is allowed in Scotch whisky). It is a common misconception that Canadian whiskies are primarily just rye grain, however, high-proof corn, wheat, and rye whiskies may be used in the blending process.

Blended Scotch Whisky

Initially created as a softer alternative to single malt whiskey, producers combine various malts and grain whisky to create a consistent brand style. Blended Scotch constitutes over 90% of all whisky produced in Scotland. In the US, the houses of Johnnie Walker & Dewars, among others, have dominated the blended Scotch market for years.

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Highland

This largest malt region produces varying tastes and styles. Most are dry with medium peat and earthy flavors.

  • Dalwhinnie ‘15 yr’ 12.5
  • Deanston ‘Virgin Oak’ 7
  • GlenDronach ‘12 yr’ 12.5
  • Glenmorangie ‘10 yr’ 9
  • Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban ‘12 yr’ 10.5
  • Glenmorangie Lasanta ‘12 yr’ 11
  • Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or ‘12 yr’ 13.5
  • Glenmorangie Elanta ‘12 yr’ 25
  • Glenmorangie Companta 21
  • Oban ‘14 yr’ 15
  • Old Pulteney ‘21 yr’ 26
  • Speyburn Braden Orach 6
  • Speyburn ‘10 yr’ 6.5

Speyside

Located in the northeast on the river Spey, it is considered as important to scotch as Cognac is to brandy. More than half of all Scottish distillers call it home, including the two best selling single malts - The Glenlivet & Glenfiddich.

  • Balvenie Doublewood ‘12 yr’ 12.5
  • Benromach ‘10 yr’ 10
  • Benromach ‘Peat Smoke’ 12.5
  • Cragganmore ‘12 yr’ 12.5
  • Duncan & Taylor ‘13 yr’ 12.5
  • George & J.G. Smith’s ‘15 yr’ Glenlivet 18
  • Glen Moray ‘12 yr’ 12.5
  • Glenburgie ‘15 yr’ 14
  • Glenburgie ‘21 yr’ 25
  • Glenfiddich ‘12 yr’ 9
  • Glenfiddich ‘15 yr’ 14.5
  • Glenfiddich ‘18 yr’ 18
  • Glenfiddich ‘21 yr’ 30
  • GlenGrant ‘10 yr’ 8.5
  • GlenGrant ‘16 yr’ 16.5
  • Glenlivet ‘12 yr’ 9
  • Glenlivet ‘15 yr’ 12.5
  • Glenlivet ‘Nadurra’ Cask Strength 14.5
  • Glenlivet ‘18 yr’ 18
  • Glenlivet Archive ‘21 yr’ 28
  • Linkwood ‘15 yr’ 17.5
  • Macallan ‘12 yr’ 11
  • Macallan ‘15 yr’ 18
  • Speymalt ‘21 yr’ Macallan Distillery 28

Campbeltown

Campbeltown was once a major producer of whisky with as many as 28 distilleries, claiming the title "whisky capital of the world". Campbeltown lost its status as a recognized region because of the collapse in the number of active distilleries and whisky production, but it has again been granted ‘regional status.’

  • Springbank Cask Strength ‘12 yr’ 17

Lowland

Located in Scotland’s south, Lowland generally produces comparatively light-bodied, aperitif style whisky. Most are defined by their delicacy and soft, grassy character.

  • Auchentoshan Classic 7
  • Auchentoshan ‘12 yr’ 10.5
  • Auchentoshan Valinch 11.5
  • Glenkinchie ‘12 yr’ 13

Islay

The Isle of Islay is located on Scotland’s western coast. Islay is regarded by some as the most assertive and distinctive region of malt whisky, generally heavy with flavors of smoke and peat.

  • Ardbeg ‘10 yr’ 11
  • Bowmore Darkest ‘15 yr’ 14
  • Bunnahabhain ‘8 yr’ 8
  • Caol Ila ‘10 yr’ 14
  • Lagavulin ‘16 yr’ 18
  • Laphroaig ‘10 yr’ 12.5

Island

The island region is made up of small isles off Scotland’s western coast, (Jura, Tobermory & Arran) and to the north (Orkney). Island is not officially recognized by the Scotch Whisky Association, yet natives see the region as a unique production area. ‘Officially’ part of the Highland Region, there is little similarity in the many different whiskys produced.

  • Highland Park ‘12 yr’ 10.5
  • Highland Park ‘15 yr’ 15
  • Highland Park ‘18 yr’ 24
  • Jura ‘10 yr’ 8.5
  • Jura Superstition 10.5
  • Old Pulteney ‘12yr’ 8.5
  • Scapa ‘16 yr’ 14
  • Talisker ‘10 yr’ 14.5
  • Talisker Storm 16.5

Irish Whiskey

There are many styles of Whiskey common to the Emerald Isle including Single Pot Still, Single Malt, Single Grain and Blended Irish Whiskey. Most Irish Whiskeys are triple distilled and are not exposed to peat during the distillation process. The result is a distinctively smooth finish that is Irish Whiskey.

Spirit Liqueurs

Whether old or new, blended with whiskey, scotch, bourbon, brandy or cognac, these selections are exceptional alone as well as outstanding compliments. Enjoy neat, chilled, over ice or mixed with classics such as an Old Fashioned, Manhattan or Rusty Nail.

Brandy & Cognac

For a distilled brandy to bear the name Cognac, it must be made from specified grapes (predominantly Saint-Emillion), be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais. Cognac matures in the same way as whiskies and wine when aged in barrels, and most cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.

Port Wine

A fortified wine originally from Portugal, but currently produced in several regions worldwide. Though there are many different styles, most popular finished include Tawny, Ruby and Vintage Aged.