Whiskey Friday: Usquaebach’s An Ard Ri cask strength whisky

Usquaebach's An Ard RiOccasionally you need to treat yourself to something nice, and we believe that occasion should be every Friday. This week we’re highlighting Usquaebach’s An Ard Ri (The High King), a blend of 25 rare Highlands casks that are bottled at everyone’s favorite proof – cask strength. Speaking of bottles, it’s housed in a beautiful blue flagon, which itself is presented in a glass case. Why have fancy whisky if you’re not going to show it off, right?

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An Ard Ri is Usquaebach’s first new release in two decade so it’s safe to say they took their time perfecting it. The spirit is comprised of whisky ranging from 10 to 21 years old blended in perfect harmony. They unfortunately (or fortunately for the collector) only had enough for 2,000 bottles, so it might take a little hunting. The reward is definitely worth a bit of stalking though.
An Ard Ri, $200

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