5 Whiskies to Try in April

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March 27, 2023

Not sure what whisky to try? We got you covered. Each month, we will be sharing some of our favorite whiskies to put on your radar (or bar shelf) and worth giving a DRAM.

Method and Madness Single Pot Still Whiskey

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Price: $93.99 | ABV: 46% | Nose: Red Liquorice, Fresh Rosemary, Mint and Grated Root Ginger | Category: Irish Whiskey | Origin: Ireland

When it comes to novelty in the whiskey world, Method and Madness’s latest deviation with their single pot is one worth watching. Finished in French chestnut casks? Yep, you heard correctly. This flavorful dram is an experimentation with casks gone right in all the best ways. With hints of nuts and dark fruits, this single pot still yields a round full body and great aroma to savor all year round.

Old Pulteney Huddart Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Price: $60.99 | ABV: 46% | Nose: Wood Smoke, Honey, Leather and Crispy Green Apple | Category: Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Origin: Scotland

If you’re looking for the perfect marriage of peat with a maritime malt, Old Pulteney Huddart is just the whiskey for you. Honoring the brand’s birthplace, Huddart Street at Wick, the Huddart is a richly warming single malt finished in ex-peated malt casks, imparting a kick of smoke to this otherwise spicy, coastal dram.    

Ironroot Harbinger 115 Straight Texas Bourbon

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Price: $70.35 | ABV: 57.5% | Nose: Maple Syrup, Orange Marmalade, and Complex Red Fruits | Category:  Bourbon | Origin: Texas

Distilled in the heart of Texas, this bold, craft whiskey from our friends at Ironroot Republic Distillery is a non-chill filtered, over-proof sipping bourbon that proves why you should give Texas a try.  Aged for less than 3 years in American and European virgin oak casks, Ironroot’s Harbinger 115, the distillery’s flagship bourbon, has distinguished itself in the category by applying French cognac distillation techniques to Texas heirloom corn to make its signature whiskey. The end result? It was one of the first bourbon’s outside of Kentucky to win “world’s best bourbon” at the World Whiskies Award in 2020.  Need we say more?

Heaven’s Door Decade Series Release #01: Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Price: $95 | ABV: 50% | Nose: Maple, Butterscotch, Poached Pear and Banana | Category:  Bourbon | Origin: Tennessee

Now here’s a celebrity owned bourbon worth knocking on Heaven’s Door for (sorry we had to). The first release in their trailblazing new collection of premium whiskeys, Heaven’s Door Decade Series Release #01 certainly does not disappoint. Bottled at 100 proof,  this 10-year old Tennessee bourbon delivers a perfect balance of sweet and savory, leading with a wood flavor and finishes off with a touch of sweetness.

West Cork Black Cask Irish Whiskey

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Price: $41.99 | ABV: 43% | Nose: Malt and Vanilla with a Light Smokiness | Category: Irish Whiskey| Origin: Ireland

After spending three years maturing in first fill bourbon casks followed by re-charring in heavily charred bourbon casks for a year, this beautiful blend by the folks at West Cork Distillers is worthy of your attention. With its added finish in charred bourbon casks comes heightened flavors of vanilla and smoothness, resulting in a superior drinking experience.

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