NAVAZOS PALAZZI, 15-YEAR 'BOTA PUNTA' SINGLE OLOROSO CASK SPANISH MALT WHISKY
Established in 2005, Equipo Navazos was immediately recognized as a “ground breaking” producer and has been credited with redefining Sherry for modern times (Julia Harding, MW). The passion of Equipo Navazos, along with collaborator and importer Nicolas Palazzi, has led to the forging of an entirely new frontier in the world of spirits—and we’re not just talking sherry. After your response to our single-cask gin offer a few months back, we knew we had to get something equally rare and intriguing for our whisky collectors as well. Today we are proud to present Navazos Palazzi ‘Bota Punta Spanish Malt Whisky,’ a 15-year-old single-cask bottling distilled in Spain from 100% Spanish-grown malt. Whisky collectors may be familiar with Navazos Palazzi’s Spanish malts; a 2016 bottling garnered the #1 position in a New York Times article on non-Scottish Single Malts, and it rapidly sold out. If you couldn’t get your hands on one of those bottles, today’s offer is for you. Limited-time Concierge pricing saves you 15%, so don’t delay in securing your order today!
The 2021 bottling was aged at full-proof in a freshly emptied Oloroso sherry cask—specifically, the “bota punta,” or the cask at the end of the bottom row of barrels in a solera. Due to its location, the bota punta receives more light and aeration than the other casks, and it is often called the “DNA” of the solera itself. The Oloroso influence is not lost on the finished whisky, and the nuances of roasted nuts and stewed fruit complement the sweet malt character. Bottled at 53% ABV and with only 900 bottles produced for the entire world, this is a treasure like no other.
Jesús Barquín and Eduardo Ojeda, founders of Equipo Navazos, are two of the three “treasure hunters” behind the Navazos-Palazzi collaboration. Barquín is widely praised as the definitive expert on the wines of Andalucia, while Ojeda is a master blender and industry leader in the art of “cask hunting”—the search for single lots or recently discovered “orphan” barrels. PM Spirits founder Nicolas Palazzi, bringing deep experience hunting barrels and rare distillates in his native Cognac, completes the team. The trio is unstoppable, and has built a reputation for their singular, unmanipulated, single-cask selections. Each debut seems to break new ground, and today’s Spanish malt is no exception. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience it for yourself. Once the bottles are gone, they’re gone for good!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, CT, NC, NM, NY, TN, VA, WA, WI, and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.