MAN NEW YORK welcomes a special installment of The New York Whiskey Club
Monkey Shoulder is made from a trio of ne Speyside single malts - Glen ddich, Balvenie, Kininvie. It is one of the few remaining whisky distilleries in the world still using manual mixing techniques during the production process. In history, when turning the malting barley with the shiel, resembling a wooden shovel, malt men would develop a work injury which came to be known as “monkey shoulder”, for which this whisky is named. Today, Monkey Shoulder whiskey has adopted the same time-tested techniques - without the risk of personal injury - to create their signature triple malt Scotch whisky.
Hakushu 12 Year
Sourced from the pristine mountain forest waters of the Southern Japanese Alps, the Hakushu distillery is one of the highest in the world. The blend of unpeated, lightly and heavily peated component whiskies bases its superior character o the peaked barley imported from Scotland for re nement and distillation in Japan. It is no wonder that Hakushu is a “green and fresh” whisky, praised by the most curious whisky connoisseurs and lovers of gastronomy. Its crisp and vibrant feel, unique in a single malt, enlivens and liberates your senses.
Meaning “resonance” in Japanese, the soft yet complex taste pro le of Hibiki is created from unique bamboo charcoal ltering and plum liqueur cask maturation. Created from a symphony of whiskies, the aromas and extremely smooth palate are the result of ne craftsmanship and the unrivaled art of blending. Hibiki’s unique 24-facet bottle honors the whisky’s heritage by symbolizing the traditional Japanese lunar calendar, where the year is symbolically divided into twenty four equal parts.
Yamazaki 12 Year
The rst and original Japanese whisky handcrafted at Japan’s oldest distillery built in 1923, Yamazaki is made from Scotti- sh barley, distilled and matured in Japan using Mizunara oak barrels. The master blender for this Suntory whiskey has eaten the same lunch for the past 28 years - a shrimp tempura Udon - so that his palate is exactly the same everyday when tasting and blending whiskies. Whisky drinkers will love the smooth, honeyed taste of Yamazaki 12 year single malt.
Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
Released 80 years after the end of the era which it celebrates, Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition has been crafted as a salute to the notorious Captain William McCoy, who smuggled Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky into America during the Prohibition era of 1920-1933. Captain McCoy’s impeccable reputation for dealing only in the nest, genuine and unadul- terated liquor gave rise to Cutty Sark being referred to as “The Real McCoy”. This smooth Cutty Sark exhibits a lingering warmth and subtle hints of spics.
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