THE YULETIDE GUIDE TO LIMITED-EDITION LIBATIONS

THE YULETIDE GUIDE TO LIMITED-EDITION LIBATIONS

For those serious about spirits, the lovers of liquor, those knowledgeable about tasting notes, the collector’s edition of a spirit is the ultimate gift.

Whether a limited-edition bottle or an exclusive liquid, these collectibles raise the bar, take a cocktail from standard to exquisite and worthy of enjoying neat, on the rocks or how your palette prefers. On the shelves for a short period of time and also with a limited supply, these are the paramount gifting spirits.

There’s a bottle for every collector, whether a pre-holiday treat or a Christmas delight.

 

25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12 YEAR OLD (750ml)

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of The Balvenie DoubleWood, aged 12 years and with this, comes a special limited-edition label to commemorate.

DoubleWood 12 is made using a process known as 'wood finishing', gaining its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types, each lending different qualities to the resulting single malt whisky.

The DoubleWood 12 has notes of sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry, layered with honey and vanilla and beautifully combines flavours of nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness smooth and mellow and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

Available across Canada, prices range per market. Please contact us for a price in your market.

 

THE BALVENIE FIFTY: MARRIAGE 0962 (750ml)   

An expression of exceptional quality that typifies the skill and knowledge needed to marry significantly aged single malt Scotch whisky, The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0962 is comprised of highly rare liquid sourced from four American Oak casks aged 50 years or over.

Marrying whisky of this age is rarely attempted. Liquid given 50 years or more to express itself can develop flavours that are uniquely intriguing, but their extreme variances of taste, strength and depth make the task complex, to say the least. Four casks were selected into an exquisite whole that combines and enhances their many delicate notes.

The final liquid, of which less than a handful of bottles will be available in Canada, combines malt and oak with brown sugar, toffee and ground ginger on the nose, followed by further oaky notes, maple syrup, tangy citrus and classic honeyed Balvenie sweetness to taste. The finish is long and lingering, with dried fruits and vanilla oaky spice notes.

Available exclusively at Jak’s, British Columbia. Suggested retail price is between $75,000 to $100,000.

 

HENDRICK’S ORBIUM (750ml)

Orbium is a reimagining of Hendrick's Gin, instilled with additional extracts of Quinine, Wormwood and Blue Lotus Blossom, the result is an oddly exquisite gin that sits roundly on the palate.

Orbium contains the same distillates as Hendrick's Gin, however, the same remarkable mind that broke conventions by infusing gin with essences of cucumber and rose has now taken gin in an altogether new direction by infusing flavours that are traditionally associated with classic gin libations; quinine found in tonic (Gin & Tonic) and wormwood found in Vermouth (Martini Cocktail). The addition of Blue Lotus Blossom exquisitely balances the overall flavour; but, the trinity of essences together create a complex gin with surprising brightness and a finish that is uncommonly long.

This reimaging of Hendrick’s Gin is exclusive. Only available in 10 markets worldwide, once it’s gone its gone.

Available across Canada, prices range per market. Please contact us for a price in your market.

 

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Meg Sethi President/CEO & Agency Director, Alchemysts Inc.
Meg Sethi President/CEO & Agency Director, Alchemysts Inc.
About The Balvenie

About The Balvenie:

The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David Stewart MBE, The Balvenie Malt Master was awarded an MBE for services to the Scotch whisky industry by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. Each expression has a very individual taste, but is rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie.

The Balvenie is dedicated to the five rare crafts that are used to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste. It is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both coppersmiths and coopers on site – making The Balvenie the most handcrafted of single malts.

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced by William Grant & Sons Ltd, an award-winning independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1886 and today run by his direct descendants.

ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. are an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world's most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts, and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Sailor Jerry®, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® and Drambuie®, Reyka® Vodka and Milagro® Tequila. Represented in Canada by PMA Canada Agency. www.pmacanada.com

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