Unusually Great Whiskies

That can be hard to find

Whiskey Low Gap Crispin Cain

Whiskies are distilled from grains: barley, rye, corn, wheat, and several others. They can be distilled quickly and at volume on column stills, or slowly on potstills. The best are double-distilled. Here’s a few of the best: great reviews, but generally not easy to find.

Low Gap
LOW GAP 3 Year Barrel Strength Straight Corn Whiskey: Distilled on an antique cognac still. Aged 3 years in premium air-dried oak. All the sweet richness of a great bourbon but with astonishing depth. 210 bottles only.  
750 ml / 61.4% ABV  
out of stock
LOW GAP 3yr Bourbon: Double gold medals at 50 Best Whiskies competition against far older bourbons. Crispin Cain started to distill whiskey for sale in 2010, but he waited for three years before making a bourbon because he wanted to feel completely confident in the process. The mash bill is corn, barley, and rye; aged in air-dried Minnesota oak. A number of devotees have told us this is the best bourbon they have experienced.  Wonderfully approachable, smooth, soft, and rich.  
750 ml / 42% ABV  
LOW GAP 8 Year Old Rye Malt Whiskey: Gold Medal at SF Spirits Competition. Finished in used cognac barrels. Comparable to a fine aged cognac.. Hugely rich, long finish, beautiful balance. There are very few whiskies better than this.  
750 ml / 47.3% ABV  
out of stock
Old Sugar Whiskey
OLD SUGAR DISTILLERY Bourbon: The extra rectification chamber adds to the complexity of this corn-based bourbon, with aromatic and cherry wood-smoked malt. Aged in new oak, finished in rum barrels. Interesting stuff.
750 ml / 40% ABV  
OLD SUGAR DISTILLERY Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey: Named after a famous local bootlegger. Distilling syrup instead of a wash means the whiskey is silky and very easy to drink: plenty of complex richness with no heaviness. Aged in Minnesota oak.    
750 ml / 40% ABV  
The Exceptional
THE EXCEPTIONAL BLEND by Sutcliffe & Son: Mature grain whisky from North British, Strathclyde, and Cameronbridge blended with selected barrels of aged malt from 11 distilleries, including a 30-year-old Macallan. Deep & layered complexity.
750 ml / 43% ABV  
Sale! $90.00
THE EXCEPTIONAL GRAIN by Sutcliffe & Son, release no. 2: A blend of remarkable aged grain whiskies, including a barrel of 30-year-old from the Carsebridge Distillery, long since closed. Finished in first-fill sherry casks. Subtle, elegant, authentically individual, with great structure      
750 ml / 43% ABV  
Sale! $70.00
THE EXCEPTIONAL MALT by Sutcliffe & Son: Complex & balanced blend of whiskies selected from Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Alt-a'Bhainne, Auchroisk, Clenallachie, Westport, Speyside, and a 30-year-old Macallan, finished in first-fill oloroso sherry casks. Unusually rich.
750 ml / 43% ABV  
Sale! $90.00
Devin’s SOFT ‘n TASTY Corn Whiskey: Lovely golden color. Rich fresh corn aromatics and flavor. Zero whiskey bite. Unfiltered to preserve its deep flavor. One of the finest whiskies on planet Earth.
750 ml / 42.5% ABV