Diageo’s Prima & Ultima Collection includes eight rare whiskies from Talisker, Port Ellen, and more.
Susannah Skiver Barton
The 2020 Laphroaig Càirdeas features port and red wine casks, Kilchoman Loch Gorm returns, and a special edition of Westward American single malt supports small businesses.
Plus, Jim Beam revives a historic bourbon brand, Italy’s malt whisky hits U.S. shores, and a non-alcoholic “bourbon” makes its debut.
Plus, bourbons made with alternative aging processes, a limited edition from MGP, and high-proof Irish whiskey are rolling out.
Plus, 10 year old cask-strength scotch, 14 year old Kentucky straight bourbon, and several coffee-flavored whiskeys are hitting shelves now.
Pinhook is launching a 9-year rye maturation series, while Four Gate debuts its first rye and Forty Creek gets experimental.
Its imitators have been numerous, but this single malt distillery set the standard for Speyside whisky long ago.