RARE CASK has been crafted from only handpicked sherry seasoned oak casks, some of the most precious and scarce in Single Malt Whisky, with an exceptionally high proportion of them being first fill. The Macallan’s wood policy is unrivalled and it is this commitment to sourcing the industry’s finest, most expensive and exclusive casks that has given rise to RARE CASK, an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich and resonant hue.
Each cask responsible for creating this naturally vibrant whisky has been hand selected by The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. Using his in-depth knowledge of the thousands of casks we have maturing at our distillery, he has taken time to distinguish the chosen few that can deliver this intensity of character; these chosen few represent less than 1% of the casks maturing at The Macallan. Coupled with The Macallan’s commitment to natural colour we have created a tantalising single malt which sees Spanish oak pique the nose before admitting rich dried fruits and an edgy trickle of treacle.
- Opulent, yet soft and slightly meandering, picture an orchestra setting up: quiet vanilla with deep notes, already in tune; raisin bold and booming, though only in spells; chocolate a star performer, but not a standout; a sweet ensemble of apple, lemon and orange, beautifully balanced with a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Then oak conducts, mature and elegant, with patience only time delivers.
- The spicy quartet leads, loud and full, unwavering in their performance. Raisin dares to temper – and succeeds!! – but oak takes control; timeless, polished, rich and resonating. Vanilla and chocolate compliment each other in the background
- Light citrus zest, yet full and warming
- -2 oz SKYY Vodka
- -3 oz Ginger Beer
- -1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- Build in a rocks glass, filled with ice, garnish with lime wedge.
- -1 ½ oz SKYY Infusions® Citrus Vodka
- -1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- -¾ oz Simple Syrup or Sugar
- -1 oz Club Soda
- Prepare SKYY Infusions® Citrus, lemon juice and simple syrup in a tall mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Grenache gives body, warmth and hints of blackberry and blackcurrant
Cinsault adds aromatic cherry blossom on the nose, finesse, and a supple texture to the finish
Syrah accounts for BELAIRE’s beautiful color and provides roundness and a toasty richness to the wine.
Syndicate No. 02 is a blend of barrel aged imperial stouts, barley wines and strong ales, aged up to two years.
Production is limited to 600 cases of was dipped 22oz bombers. A limited amount will hit distribution.
Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Crown Royal has just released Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend, a limited time offering created by Master Blender Andrew MacKay. It’s meant to commemorate the 75 years that Crown Royal has been producing Canadian Whisky.
It all started in 1939, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth became the first reigning monarchs to journey across North America, traveling from coast to coast via train. An enterprising Canadian man decided to craft a whisky for the occasion, with the result being Crown Royal cloaked in that trademark purple bag.
Now, 75 years later, Crown has created a limited edition whisky to honor the anniversary. Dubbed Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend, this expression joins hand-picked whiskies from the brand’s extensive stock. The result is a whisky flush with vanilla, caramel, dried fruits and rich toffee, plus some soft spices.
And here, they’re eschewing the traditional purple bag for one that’s silver and gold. The bottle itself is taller than the original, with some unique etchings and a gold crown cap, and each bottle is individually numbered. It’s a handsome package.
The Peat Monster
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
The Peat Monster Tenth Anniversary
“I call ‘monster’ every original inexhaustible beauty.”
We can’t quite believe it but it is ten years since we created a bespoke blend of very peaty single malts for the owners of the Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York. It sold so well that when this “Monster” became endangered we decided to share the idea with the rest of the world. It has gone on to become our best-selling Compass Box whisky. In 2013, we have created this special Limited Edition bottling of The Peat Monster with intense aromas of peat-reek, smoke, seaside character and burnt ropes and a subtle apple-fruitiness in the background. This unique recipe is a fitting tribute to such a full, round and tremendously complex whisky
Here at Square One, we are joining the many mixologists that are working to raise the bar (so to speak) in the cocktail arena. Inspired by the garden and the art of mixology, we offer a selection of organic spirits crafted with 100% organic American rye and pristine water originating in the Teton Mountains.
Sweet and Savory by Nature . . .
Fresh basil has a rich history in folklore (it’s sweet and savory qualities given both light a dark powers in mythology) and in cuisine from around the globe. More recently, many mixologists have discovered the flavor range and taste complexity that fresh basil brings to cocktails.
With cocktail creativity in mind, we take the herbal taste experience of basil a step further. Square One Basil is infused with the organic essences of four basil varieties — Genovese, Thai, Lemon and Sweet — plus we add a touch of coriander, honeysuckle and lemongrass to round out the spirit and soften the finish. Try Square One Basil in Mediterranean or Asian cuisine inspired elixirs. And in the classic Bloody Mary, replace vodka with Square One Basil and never look back.
Square One Botanical is a bold (90 proof) organic rye spirit infused with the organic essence of eight botanicals: pear, rose, chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, coriander and citrus peel. This enticing composition of organic fruit, floral and herbs creates a captivating fragrance and offers a seductive taste experience in cocktails.
On tasting Square One Botanical, the floral and fruit aromas immediately capture the senses. On the palate, the supple floral qualities are followed by herbal botanicals that offer backbone, yet stay gently in the background. Square One Botanical is delicate and balanced, and offers the cocktail enthusiast a chance to advance their cocktail repertoire beyond straight vodka or singularly flavored vodka.
Square One Cucumber is a deliciously aromatic spirit with the delicate and fresh taste of cucumber.
We crafted Square One Cucumber by combining the essence of organic cucumber with our original certified organic American rye vodka. To keep cucumber’s fresh aroma, we applied the same skills used to capture the aromatics of flowers and plants in natural fragrances.
This spirit gives a contemporary spin to familiar cocktails like the Tom Collins or Gimlet and is a natural choice for refreshing new cocktails. For a cool, light yet effortless indulgence, try Square One Cucumber with tonic and a twist of lime.
It all began at Square One with the purest ingredients we could find. Very few vodkas are hand-crafted as meticulously as ours is: created in one place, to the exacting standards of our Master Distiller.
We craft our distinctive, limited-production single grain vodka using certified organic American rye. Our water, drawn from deep aquifers, imparts unparalleled smoothness, reflecting its origin in the pristine Teton Range of Wyoming.
Our unique organic fermentation technique combines with a classic four-column distillation and filtration method to create Square One: an incredibly silky, high-quality vodka with a natural richness on the palate.