New U.S. Releases – January ‘10

We’re kind of in the lull of whiskey releases this time of year. There are no major U.S. festivals or holidays to tie new releases to so it’s been pretty quite. I only have two lined up for you.

“?” Maker’s Mark
Timeframe: TBD/June
ABV: 47%
Price: TBD
This is pretty major news in terms of bourbon. Fans have been chomping at the bit to get something new from Maker’s for a long time. We don’t have too many details yet beyond the proof. They haven’t even come up with a name yet. I heard rumor of a June release but John Hansell said that Master Distiller Kevin Smith is still tinkering with the final iteration so who knows.

Knappogue Castle 1994 Vintage Irish Whiskey
Timeframe: TBD
ABV: 40%
Price: $100
This is a special 15 year old release from the Bushmill period of Knappague. It should be interesting.

That’s all that’s come across my desk in the last month. There are always a whole bunch of things that you can’t get here but I try to focus of U.S. availability. That seems to be a rarity in whiskey blogging for some reason. As always, if I missed something please let me know.

Drink wisely my friends,