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Specialty Scotch & Whiskey

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In addition to 1,000 international wines from all major wine regions around the globe and craft beers, Michael's Wine Cellar features a wide selections of specialty spirits. Here's just a handful of our current offerings of special allocations! (We are proud to be the exclusive retailer in Sarasota for select products.) RhetoricOrphanBarrel BourbonOrphan Barrel "Rhetoric" 20 Year Bourbon $94.95 An ever-changing specimen, Rhetoric is an experiment in how barrel maturation imparts a lasting impression year after year. Each new year results in an older and wiser limited release from remaining maturing stock. A conversation piece if there ever was one. Orphan Barrel "Barterhouse" 20 Year Bourbon $89.95 wenty years in American Oak will make your average spirit a bit mellow. Take all the fight out. Well this here is no ordinary spirit, and twenty years is long enough to pick up a trick or two. For one barrel in particular, it was long enough to develop the gift of a silver tongue. The old rickhouse hands had it written off as a rumor. A character so smooth, it could clean out the card sharps and take the shirt off a travelling salesman's back. CompassBoxLostBlendCompass Box "The Lost Blend" Blended Malt Whiskey $99.95 An elegantly complex union of two fruity Highland single malts and a peaty Islay single malt. An ethereal fruit and herbal character and a sweetness on the palate is buttressed by an underlying smokiness. Click here for more about the story of this blended malt whiskey. Johnnie Walker Platinum Label Liter, $149.95 A contemporary and subtly smoky blend that embodies the characteristic full flavors of JOHNNIE WALKER® Blended Scotch Whiskies and reflects a strong sweet and elegant Speyside style. It has a rich, dark and intense flavor that rewards those who take the time to savor it. Glenmorangie "Companta" Limited Edition $106.95 Inspired by Dr Bill's travels across France's greatest vineyards and the friends made along the way, Glenmorangie Companta (Scots Gaelic for 'friendship') is a refined balance between bold spice and rich, smooth sweetness; the result of a careful assemblage of spirit extra matured in Grand Cru casks from Clos de Tart and those of a lusciously sweet fortified wine from Côtes du Rhône. Visit our retail store in Midtown Sarasota to pickup one of these special bottles, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Or, simply invite our knowledgeable team to help you select a special bottle for you - or those on your gift list this holiday season. Availability is limited.