Dear Whisky Lovers,
Looking back on 2011 one word comes to mind – stressful!! There were natural & man-made disasters in Asia Pacific, Europe is on the tipping edge and most of the world is knee deep in political & economic uncertainty just to name a few. All these events just us want to drink…. So we asked ourselves “what are we waiting for - what is keeping us back from opening that special bottle?” The answer: "none, none what-so-ever!"
At Spiriteca, our main goals is to bring happiness to people who really enjoy a good drink. Since ‘tis the season to be jolly - we have bought in some extra special goodies to end the year and to kick start the new one. We’ve piled up on a collection that will not disappoint for sure! Whether it’s a special occasion, a birthday/anniversary/wedding, perhaps just a great time with friends or simply a need-a-good-drink moment – we have something with your name on it! For birthday year bottles, we have something from every decade of the 20th Century. Folks born in this century are going to have to wait a bit longer until you are of legal drinking age!
Here are some highlights on the list to get you going (counting back the decades):
2000's (start collecting for your toddlers today)
Whisky - Kilchoman Summer and Winter releases. Don't forget this is a one-hundred-percent Islay premium bottling!
Rum - Samaroli rums from Cuba, Barbados and Fiji. Here is where you start getting acquainted to artisanal rum.
1990's (barely legal…)
Whisky - Single cask, of course! Bowmore 1995 &1990; Rosebank & Littlemill 1990 (floral, light and distinct); Highland Park 1998 &1996; Laphroaig 1996; Glenlossie 1996; Glenlivet 1992; Springbank 1992; Strathisla 1991; Dailluane 1990 & Longmorn 1990 (amazing); Macallan 1998 & 1993
Cognac - Again, single cask, of course! 1991 Bois Ordinaries (St Pierre, Island of Oleron), 1990 Grande Champagne.
1980's (okay not so young but a bit more moolah)
Whisky - Highland Park 1988, 1983 & 1980; Macallan 1989 (including super rare limited Magnums); Tamdhu 1988; Caol Ila 1983 & 1980; Port Ellen 1983; Linkwood 1987; Glen Elgin 1985; Bowmore 1982.
Cognac - 1988 Fin Bois
1970's and back (the really good stuff/need an excuse to splurge or invest?)
Whisky - Macallan 1979 – 32 years; Port Ellen 1979 -30 years; Glencadam 1977 – 32 years; Glenlivet 1977 – 34 years; Glenlossie 1977 – 26 years; Highland Park 1977 Bicentennial; Demerara Rum 1975 (Samaroli) - 31 years; Laphroaig 1974 – 31 years; Banff 1971 – 38 years; Glen Keith 1970 – 40 years; Bunnahabhain 1968 – 42 years; Tomintoul 1967 – 43 years; Speysides Finest 1965 – 45 years
Cognac - Grand & Petite Champagne; Fins & Bon Bois from 1979, 1976, 1971, 1967, 1962, 1958, 1944, 1924, 1922, 1914 (yes that’s WWI)
That's the general overview but it's better to take a close look at the offering sheet as there are so many gems we haven't mentioned.
Tasting notes & photos can be found on our website: http://www.spiriteca.com/. For inquires or orders please send us an email at:
Fa la la la la la la la la!!
In good spirits, Kevin and John
Spiriteca, Ltd | Spirits & Wine