Ten new releases across the whiskey spectrum that deserve a place on any lucky aficionado's bar cart.
The famed Islay distillery celebrated its 200th birthday last year, and its latest expression, Lore, makes for an ideal reflection on one lengthy, legendary history. Made using a mix of their liquids that have been aged in ex-Bourbon, virgin European Oak, first-fill Oloroso Sherry butts, and first-fill and refill quarter casks—basically everything the warehouse had to offer—Lore is the drinkable equivalent of the whisky maker’s greatest hits: a liquid time capsule, so to speak. The combination of styles and ages—the oldest of which has been sitting since 1993—results in a smoky, rich, velvety flavor profile, one that Laphroaig itself has deemed the most rich of all their expressions. $125; laphroaig.com.