5 Whiskies to Try in May

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May 8, 2023

We're back with our top 5 drams to add to your whiskey collection this May! So, let's talk whiskey business, shall we?

Golden Carolus Whiskey Single Malt

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Price: $59.99 | ABV: 46% | Nose: Citrus, vanilla, fruits, and crème brûlé | Category: Belgian Single Malt Whiskey | Origin: Scotland

Gouden Carolus whiskey is like a symphony in a glass, with each note perfectly balanced to create a rich flavor profile. From the first sip, you're transported to a world of caramel and vanilla, with spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg adding depth and character. The finish is dry and oaky, like a gentle reminder of this whiskey's Scottish roots. Regardless if you're a seasoned whiskey drinker or just starting your journey, Gouden Carolus is a must-try for anyone who appreciates the art of distilling.

Forty Nine Mile Bourbon

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Price: $45.00 | ABV: 50% | Nose: Baked pears with caramel sauce, lightly toasted marshmallows, and nougat | Category: Straight Bourbon Whiskey | Origin: California (United States)

With Forty Nine Mile Bourbon, you can expect a smooth and flavorful spirit that captures the essence of San Francisco in every sip. The nose is warm and inviting, with notes of caramel and vanilla mingling with a subtle hint of spice. On the palate, the flavors are rich and complex, with hints of dark chocolate and espresso giving way to a smoky finish that lingers on the tongue. Forty Nine Mile Bourbon is a must for any bourbon lover looking for a taste of the City by the Bay.

Balblair 15

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Price: $119.99 | ABV: 46% | Nose: Leatherwood honey and spicy gingerbread followed by juicy prunes and fresh lemon peel | Category: Single Malt Whiskey | Origin: Scotland

Balblair 15 is a sensory expedition through the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands. The palate is a mosaic of flavors, woven with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and a gentle oakiness that adds depth and complexity to each sip. Balblair 15 is a whisky that narrates a tale, revealing new layers and nuances with every sip. It's an adventure to the world of Scotch and one that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

GlenDronach 12 Year

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Price: $69.99 | ABV: 43% | Nose: Sweet, creamy vanilla, with hints of ginger. Spice mulled wine and pear | Category: Scotch | Origin: Scotland

GlenDronach 12 Year is a delightful and well-balanced single malt Scotch whiskey that is sure to please any whiskey lover's palate. Its deep amber color and aromas of dried fruit, honey, and warm spices are a prelude to the rich and complex flavors. With notes of toffee, vanilla, and a hint of smoke, this whiskey is smooth and satisfying from start to finish. GlenDronach 12 Year is an excellent choice for those who appreciate a well-made and flavorful whiskey.

Macaloney's Caledonian Invermallie: Portuguese Red Wine Barrique

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Price: $199.99 | ABV: 46% | Nose: Red berries, dried fruit, demerara sugar, leather, oak and honey | Category: Single Malt Whiskey| Origin: Canada

If you're on the hunt for a new single malt scotch to add to your collection, consider Macaloney's Caledonian Invermallie: Portuguese Red Wine Barrique. This unique dram originated as an experimental whisky that was finished in casks previously used to age red wine from the Douro region of Portugal. The result is a creamy, full-bodied whisky with complex notes of tropical fruits, wood spices, brandied dark fruit cake, cigar, cocoa, Maltesers, oats, and honey. The red wine influence adds a subtle hint of sweetness to the overall flavor profile. Give it a try and discover a new favorite.

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