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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Taste Channing Tatum's Vodka tonight



Taste Born and Bred Vodka 
Tonight March 1st from 5-7pm at our Forsyth Tasting Bar
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Preview - the vodka will not be available for sale just yet!






BORN AND BRED is an American craft vodka made from the best Idaho potatoes. Twenty-times distilled, it’s prepared in small batches and nourished by the unspoiled glacial water that flows from the Grand Teton mountains. And while it can serve as a smooth complement to your mixer of choice, Born and Bred’s clean, crisp taste is perfect for neat or "on the rocks" savoring.

· BORN AND BRED originated on a quest by Channing Tatum to find the best vodka in the U.S.A. His adventure led him to the award-winning Grand Teton Distillery in Driggs, Idaho. The high quality of vodka produced by this family-owned and operated distillery inspired a great collaboration that is now Born and Bred.

· BORN AND BRED offers premium refreshment for casual company and impromptu situations—no need for a special occasion. Positioned as an outdoor lifestyle brand as much as a spirit, Born and Bred celebrates what unfolds when camaraderie meets adventure. This aspect of the brand will be brought to life in a series of original content that is created, curated and promoted by Channing Tatum.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Boulevard Limited Release Rye on Rye on Rye

back in stock now!

Limited Release!

Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye...$11.99 / 750ml
Inspired by the success of our "X" series of special Imperial Stout releases, we've embarked on a journey to the outer reaches of our popular Rye on Rye. For this inaugural release, a rich, tawny rye ale is aged in first-use rye whiskey barrels then transferred to yet another set of first-use rye whiskey barrels for a second aging, effectively resulting in "Rye on Rye on Rye."

Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout





17
We are doing a short window for pick up
Thursday March 2 at 7pm is the deadline to pick up or it will go back out.

The rest will go out for sale on Friday at 9am if any is left.

Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout...$15.99 / 750ml
17 is an Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves. This hearty stout boasts 10% ABV and big chocolate aromas and flavors with a hint of fresh mint. This beer is perfect for the last cold months of the winter. However, it may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.

ABV: 10%





92 Point Rioja from Robert Parker



Buy this by the case, put some in the basement to forget about for a couple of years and drink the rest now. An Amazing Rioja that strikes a great balance between old world elegance and modern power, one of the best values I have tasted in years.




2012 Bodegas Hazana Vinas Viejas Rioja...$11.99
The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next 5-7 years. If the good news. The good news, in addition to a drop-dead price point is that there are 20,000 cases imported to the U.S.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

More 35th Anniversary tastings




Upcoming Tastings at the Tasting Bar at Forsyth
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314.727.8788


Wednesday March 8th 4:30-6:30
Join us in welcoming Greg Powell of Kermit Lynch Imports.
I always tell my out of State friends and family if you are shopping for wine and unsure of what to buy, just look at the back label, if it says Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, you are in good hands. Greg Powell will be pouring a fantastic line-up next Wednesday at The Tasting Bar:

  • Chateau Graville-Lacoste Bordeaux Blanc
  • Pierre Breton Vouvray
  • Eric Chevalier Muscadet
  • Gachot-Monot Cote de Nuits-Villages
  • Joguet Chinon “Cuvee Terroir”
  • Clos La Coutale Cahors
  • Domaine Tempier Bandol
  • Domaine de la Grange Des Peres




Saturday March 11th 2-4pm
We are excited to host Jerry Riener owner/winemaker of Guardian Cellars. Jerry will be at the Tasting Bar to pour his latest releases from Guardian Cellars. Jerry is making award winning wines from Washington State's best vineyards, if you are not familiar with Washington State Wines of just want to try some amazing juice, stop by and let Jerry show you the light.

  • Guardian Cellars “Guardian Angel” Sauvignon Blanc
  • Guardian Cellars Chalk Line Red Blend
  • Guardian Cellars Confidential Source Merlot
  • Guardina Cellars Informant Syrah
  • Guardian Cellars Gun Metal
  • Guardian Cellars The Rookie
  • Newsprint Chardonnay
  • Newsprint Red Blend

Growler Board update


Forsyth location only
Just added - very fresh, less than a week old
Urban Chestnut Forest Park Pilsner
PRE-PROHIBITION PILSNER
For the past 30 years, Forest Park Forever has been dedicated to keeping St. Louis’ beloved Forest Park one of America’s greatest urban parks. As a “Prost!” to the organization’s anniversary festivities, Urban Chestnut chose to brew this Pre-Prohibition Style American Pilsner, a style that was popular in the US at the time of the park’s opening in 1876. And like Forest Park itself, this beer has a fine, noble character and is accessible to all.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Founders KBS reminder

Founders KBS 



As we mentioned before, this one goes through the BRC program. This release will be based at least partially on your Founder's beer purchases. I do not know exactly how it will work yet this year. It could be Founder's supporters will get more bottles, it could all go to only Founder's supporters,  it will all depend on how much we get.  

So if you are fan of KBS....
Next time you need some beer, you might want to consider one of the great Founder's everyday beers....


KBS will be based mostly on Founders purchases starting from January 1, 2017 until a few days before the April release.  Will update when we know the exact release date.



Founders KBS
What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 70

Dogfish Head Brewing coming to The Wine and Cheese Place



Dogfish Head is coming to The Wine and Cheese Place  
late March!!


This is what should be available on the first order --- let us know which ones you are most excited about!

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped -- more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil. (Getting a vibe of where the name came from?)  60 Minute is brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops. A powerful but balanced East Coast IPA with a lot of citrusy hop character, it's the session beer for hardcore enthusiasts!

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute IPA "perhaps the best IPA in America." An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.  90 Minute IPA was the first beer we continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent -- but not crushing -- hop flavor.

Dogfish Head Namaste
A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher.  Namaste White was originally brewed at our pub in Rehoboth Beach with our Italian friend Leo from Birra del Borgo. It was a tribute to our friends at 3 Fonteinen brewery in Belgium, who had devastating production loss (1/3 of their annual production) in 2009.   Forget about the car companies, this is the original hybrid. A cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale and an American Brown, Indian Brown is well-hopped and malty at the same time (It's magical!). 

Dogfish Head Midas Touch
This was the first beer in our Ancient Ales series.  This sweet yet dry beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels from the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between beer, wine and mead, Midas will please the chardonnay and beer drinker alike.  For years, Dogfish Head has worked with biomolecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern to bring Ancient Ales to life.   
What you have here is a serious India Pale Ale shacking up and hunkering down with mango and apricots. At the same time! Romantic Chemistry is brewed with an intermingling of mangos, apricots and ginger, and then dry-hopped with three varieties of hops to deliver a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish.
It’s fruity, it’s hoppy, it’s tasty!

Dogfish Head Festina Peche
A refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse, Festina Peche is available in 4-packs and on draft during the sweaty months.  Sadly, there are only a few breweries left in Berlin still brewing the Berliner Weisse style, which is characterized by its intense tartness (some say sour). There were once over 70 breweries in Berlin alone making this beer!  In addition to fermentation with an ale yeast, Berliner Weisse is traditionally fermented with lactic cultures to produce its acidic (or green apple-like) character. Served as an apertif or summertime quencher, Festina is delicately hopped and has a pale straw color. To soften the intense sourness, Berliner Weisse is traditionally served with a dash of essence of woodruff or raspberry syrup.  In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup. Just open and enjoy!

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast
A stout tricked out with all sorts of breakfast ingredients including Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee, Maple syrup harvested from Western Massachusetts and for the quintessential Delaware breakfast touch - Rapa Scrapple and their secret blend of spices.   2-row Applewood smoked barley, Kiln Coffee malt, Flaked oats, Roasted barley, Caramel malt along with additions of Molasses, Milk Sugars (lactose), Brown Sugar, Roasted Chicory lay the foundation for this malty, breakfast-themed concoction. Enjoy huge notes of coffee in the nose and savory layers in the flavor. 

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo means "holy tree," and its wood has been used in South American wine-making communities.  This highly roasty and malty brown ale clocks in at 12% ABV. A huge hit at our Rehoboth Beach brewpub when first released in November 2006, Palo went into full production at the end of 2007.  At 10,000 gallons, our two Palo tanks are the largest wooden brewing vessels built in America since before Prohibition (and we have three same-sized oak tanks right next to them).

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To
Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities.  Of course, as the Official Beer of Record Store Day, we had to create a special brew for the occasion! Now for the second year, that’s just what we’ve done with Beer To Drink Music To. In volume two of this celebratory ale, this Tropical Blonde is brewed with hibiscus flowers and kiwi juice. It’s the perfect marriage of beer and music and best when paired with some of your favorite tunes.  Clocking in at 6.8% ABV, Beer To Drink Music To ’17 is a pinkish-red brew with forward notes of tropical fruits with hints of berries and floral.

Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood IPA
Flesh & Blood began with a ton of real citrus including lemon flesh and blood orange juice—hence the name—plus orange and lemon peel. Then the brewers began searching for the perfect combination of hops to perfectly complement the citrus flavors. After trialing number of different hops one-by-one, they emerged with Warrior and Centennial.  So what does this focus on simple, pure unadulterated fruit mean in terms of the aromatics and flavors in this beer? Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive zesty fruitiness and subtle drying tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round. 

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale
SeaQuench Ale is our session sour quencher made with lime peel, black lime and sea salt. It’s a citrusy-tart union of three German styles of beer blissfully brewed into one. We begin by brewing a straightforward Kolsch with lots of wheat and Munich Malt, then we brew a salty Gose with black limes, coriander and our sea salt. We follow it all up with a citrusy-tart Berlinerweiss made with lime juice and lime peel. All three beers are then blended together in the fermentation tank to create this German hybrid.  Working alongside the National Aquarium out of Baltimore, Maryland, we've replicated sea salt sourced from both Maine and the Chesapeake Bay to give SeaQuench Ale its mildly salty characteristic.   And, releasing just in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot - aka the “German Beer Purity Law” that says it’s illegal to brew with anything other than water, barley, and hops - SeaQuench Ale both commemorates (and disintegrates) this art-censorship law.  The release of SeaQuench Ale kicks off a new partnership between Dogfish Head and the National Aquarium that will focus on inspiring conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Dogfish Head’s philanthropic contributions will help the Aquarium generate important conservation impact for a healthy Chesapeake Bay. The National Aquarium logo can be found on the SeaQuench Ale label and Dogfish’s brewed ales and handcrafted spirits will be showcased in the Aquarium’s café year-round and offered at select Aquarium events.

Dogfish Head Saison du Buff
This beer is collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA).  The idea for this beer germinated way back in 2003 when the three guys (Sam from Dogfish, Greg from Stone and Bill from Victory) formed the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor) - a noble endeavor with the goal to highlight the passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement.
So, BUFF didn't really do anything (beyond talk a lot of talk) until 2010 when the three brewers finally got together to jointly brew at beer at the Stone Brewery. Saison du BUFF was first brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries - same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010. The brewers have a repeat performance planned for 2012!  Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. The beer is brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe. The expected release dates for each brew are as follows:
Dogfish Head - 2014, 2017 release
Victory Brewing - 2015 release
Stone Brewing Co.- 2016 release
The beers, once released will be distributed by each brewery's distribution partners. Please check with each brewery about availabilty of their Saison du BUFF.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Top 100 Wine of the Year - #57



In stock now at Rock Hill and New Ballas

Exciting top 100 wine under $20 from the Languedoc-Roussillon Region!
2015 La Grange des Combes Cave de Roquebrun St. Chinian...$18.99
"A muscular but polished red, with brooding blackberry pie, dark cherry and roasted plum notes complemented by iron, peppercorn and licorice details. Full but not overpowering tannins linger on the savory, herb-tinged finish. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022. 12,000 cases made."
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016, Rank: 57 Score: 91



Forsyth Tasting Bar

We have set up a new Tasting Bar at our Forsyth location.
Watch for more tastings this year as we kick in our 35th Anniversary!


Of course we always have Friday night beer tastings, that will now be at the tasting bar/growler station.  Every Saturday we have wine, cheese, usually some whiskey too. 
Watch for more special events through the week too.



Some previous tastings...
Magnus Gin, Vodka and Bourbon tasting with their distiller


Smooth Ambler Tasting with Adrian


Beaujolais tasting with Aaron



As a result of these changes, we no longer need this refrigerator case. We still carry everything that was in it, just moved it into the open cheese case to make room for the tasting bar.

Case works great for meat, cheese, bakery case, or truffle candy. Refrigerated and stainless steal.  
More info on our Craigslist post - click here

The case was $5,900 new, we are asking $1900
Great for shops or restaurants if you know anyone that might be interested, pass it along.  Must be able to come pick it up in Clayton.


A blast from the past....



2014 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon....$27.99
"A blast from the past:   As we celebrate our 35th Anniversary this year our wine buyers and purveyors (many of whom are former employees) have been reminiscing about the "wines that got us into wine" enter the 2014 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon.  I remember tasting the 1996 Hilltop during my first holiday season here at The Wine and Cheese Place wanting to buy an "expensive bottle", $19.99 at the time to share with my parents. We liked it so much we bought a case, now 18 years later the 2014 J. Lohr Hilltop and is every bit as good as we all remember the 1996 to be." -- Aaron, The Wine and Cheese Place

Also some press...
This appealing wine is widely available. Blueberry, vanilla cream and gingerbread make for an inviting nose. The palate packs layers of intriguing, ripe and easily lovable flavors: baked strawberries, vanilla ice cream, blueberry sauce and baking spice.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling....Robert Parker

"2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling..."- Robert Parker



2013 Ulysses Napa Valley Red....$179.99
The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is Pauillac-like, with some cedar wood and subtle barrique smells. Again produced nearly all from Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, rich and long, with slightly sweeter tannins than the 2012. Production in 2013 was 960 cases, and Moueix told me that the entire growing season averaged about two and half weeks ahead of schedule from bloom break to harvest. This is a prodigious effort and will certainly stand as the great Ulysses of the first trio to be released. I suspect it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30 or more, given the Moueix track record.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Stumpy's Old Monroe Bourbon



From Columbia Illinois
Stumpy's Old Monroe Single Barrel Select Bourbon...$29.99
Bourbon Whiskey (90 Proof)
Old Monroe Single Barrel Bourbon is crafted from our signature blend of corn, winter wheat, and barley malt and aged in charred Missouri oak barrels. We only use grain grown on our 8th generation family farm in Columbia, IL and fresh limestone well water to ensure we produce the highest quality spirit possible. Each barrel is individually tasted and selected for bottling to make sure only the best bourbon makes it into each bottle.
Tasting Notes: Rich caramel and vanilla, toasted oak, mellow and round with a long finish.


Here is a story about them on Fox 2 last year

12 Foot Beard Jowl Bristle Whiskey




12 Foot Beard Jowl Bristle Whiskey....$34.99
80 Proof
Distilled in Tennessee
Bottled by WoodHat in Missouri
Nothing is more important than keeping one’s word. It doesn’t matter if it’s in business, sport or even just day-to-day stuff; your word elevates you from a hairy bag of water to something of value.

12 FOOT BEARD IS A SPIRIT FOR PEOPLE WHO KEEP THEIR PROMISES.

In 1860, the men of Pike County, Missouri set the standard for keeping your word. Due to a lost bet, one of the men grew a beard of astonishing length. As uncomfortable as his fantastic follicles were, he never waivered. It wasn't long before others followed suit, but none were as majestic or long as the 12-foot beard. It's because of this history that we understand the weight of making a promise to distill a good whiskey. We swear that this smooth whiskey is perfect for fishing trips, BBQs, camping and even spelunking. And here in Missouri, we always keep our word.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Omnipollo Nautilus



Omnipollo Nautilus...$12.99 / 4pk
Sour Ale with Blueberry, Vanilla & Lactose Sugar

Black Pig - Back by popular demand!

"Bacon has no trans fat at all. Several slices of bacon are healthier in terms of calories, salt, fat and cholesterol than a hot dog, hamburger or glazed donut." -- Fun Bacon Facts

Back by popular demand at Forsyth

Black Pig Meat Company...$19.99 / 12oz package







Black Pig Meat co. is the brainchild of chefs Duskie Estes and John Stewart from two great California restaurants: Zazu restaurant + farm, and Bovolo. Their pigs are without antibiotics, hormone free, free range and they are Heritage Breed like the chickens we get our Farm Fresh Eggs. 

the pigs
Our pork comes from Pure Country Pork in the Northwest which is the first sustainable hog operation in the United States to earn Food Alliance Certification. The pigs are heritage breed, raised without antibiotics and hormones, and are allowed to roam free range.

the process
Most bacons you find on the market are wet cured injected fast and smoky from liquid smoke in a process that takes less than a day. We slow down and make sure it tastes good and the animals are treated right. Our Bacon is dry cured with brown sugar for up to 21 days and then finished with applewood smoking for about 12 hours. We are focused on quality not quantity.

the bacon
The result is a bacon that is perfectly balanced in salt, sweet, and smoke; complex from the brown sugar and real wood smoke; and one where you can taste the quality of the pork



Rare Beer Releases

First come, first served - at Forsyth

You can pick 2 bottles from this list depending on what is left.
Sorry, no reservations or transfers on this one.   


Stop by and see Adrian behind the new tasting bar at the Cheese Counter for these.


  • Deschutes  The Abyss Brandy Barrels
  • 4 Hands Kriek
  • 4 Hands Madagascar
  • 2nd Shift Coffee LSD
  • Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged
  • Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus 
  • Evil Twin Even More Jesus Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged
  • Evil Twin Aun Mas a Jesus Aged in Brandy Barrels


Marz Ruby's Tears





Marz Ruby's Tears Gose...$19.99 4pk / 16oz Cans
Gose Style with Hibiscus and Coriander

Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA


Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA....$15.99 / 16 pack cans!

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Triple Mash




GONE AGAIN
Limit 2 bottles per person

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Triple Mash...$3.99 / 12oz
Our triple-mashed bourbon barrel stout is aged in New Holland Artisan Spirits oak barrels. Intense malt character is paired with the toasted notes of American white oak.
Dark. Smooth. Warming. 17% ABV

Magnus Bourbon

Short notice tasting
Nicole Hassoun - distiller at Magnus will be at the Forsyth from 1pm until 2pm today
Short notice - but come meet here and taste the Magnus Gin, Vodka, Bourbon and Murray Hill Club

She can sign bottles for you if you like!



Info from the Washington Post

Nicole Hassoun, named Best Bartender in the 2014 Express reader's poll, will turn her gin expertise towards distilling at Joseph A. Magnus and Co. (Photo by Kate Warren for Express)

Spearheading Magnus and Co.'s gin is Nicole Hassoun, who has worked in Washington's foremost gin bars, Wisdom and the Gin Joint at New Heights. (Readers of Express named her D.C.'s Best Bartender in 2014.) But Hassoun doesn't just mix other people's drinks: While at New Heights, she began developing a line of housemade tonics, which are now sold as Chronic Tonic at a number of D.C. liquor stores.

It's this creative background that Hassoun will draw on as a gin distiller, or "Gin Goddess," as a company press release puts it, working alongside such veterans as former Buffalo Trace general manager Richard Wolf and former Woodford Reserve general manager Dave Scheurich. "I don't have a lot of distillation in my background," Hassoun admits. "I've got the knowledge but not so much the hands-on experience." She's been working with her new co-workers and taking notes at other area distillers. "It's been cool learning and watching what other people do, and learning the thought process."

Hassoun doesn't want to give away too much about the as-yet-unnamed gin, though she says it's "really well-balanced" in the London Dry style. It also uses exclusively American ingredients, so Hassoun says she's spent her time "knocking on farmers' doors, schmoozing them, and getting them to sell me their wares."

Working at D.C.'s top gin bars has allowed Hassoun to try a wide variety of gins, and she says she's "not beholden to one style." She explains that she didn't have any particular cocktails in mind when crafting the new recipe, but "prefers a gin that can shine through, and stand out" regardless of other ingredients. "I've been through it all," she says, "Aviations to Last Words to gin-and-tonics, making sure the gin shines through, whether you're doing [cocktails] with citrus or doing it with chartreuse."
But Hassoun isn't just planning to be a fixture among the stills: She's also going to be crafting the cocktail program for the Jos. A. Magnus and Co. distillery bar, creating drinks featuring all of the house spirits. "I'll be hands-on, pushing my boundaries and educating myself," she says.




Back in stock!
Our next load arrived!

Plus they have a St. Louis connection -
The master distiller, Brett Thompson, is a Kirkwood High graduate and one of their partners lives in Clayton!


We are the first place and only place outside the Washington D.C. area that you can find their Bourbon!!





Joseph Magnus Bourbon Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$84.99

Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a marriage of bourbon aged in white oak and finished in Oloroso Sherry, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, and Cognac casks—for a wholly unique flavor profile that’s worthy of the Magnus name.   Thanks to our loyal supporters like you, our Joseph Magnus Bourbon in Inaugural Edition bottles was a smashing successes -- both batches sold out within hours! But we are not ones to rest on our laurels. For the New Year, we have retired the Inaugural Bottles and proudly introduced our product in custom designed bottles inspired by historic Magnus bourbon bottles. It's the same great bourbon, only sexier!
Tasting Notes - Rich deep flavors with notes of orange citrus, dried dark fruits and vanilla.
Alc. by Vol. 50% / 100 proof

GOLD MEDAL
2016 American Distilling Institute
Craft Blended Spirits Competition

BEST IN CATEGORY:
BOURBON AGED 5+ YEARS
2016 American Distilling Institute
Craft Blended Spirits Competition

BEST IN CLASS: WHISKEY
2016 American Distilling Institute
Craft Blended Spirits Competition



Joseph Magnus Murray Hill Club....$84.99
Blend of 18 Year Old, 11 year old and 9 Year Old
Murray Hill Club is the historic Magnus flagship brand, and is a blended bourbon whiskey - Magnus Master Blender Nancy Fraley is to be commended for her work to get the balance just right - the Murray Hill Club a blend of 18-year bourbon, 11-year bourbon, and a bit of 9 year-old light whiskey to round out the flavor -- it is truly an exceptional and unique product.

Richard Wolf, Magnus Dream Team member and former GM and VP of Buffalo Trace had the following notes upon tasting a sample of the finished product: "Nice amber to golden color, clear, clean. Fantastic, ‘old’ whiskey nose - smells like Warehouse C at Buffalo Trace (one of my favorite places to hang out)! Notes of wood, char, vanilla, dried fruit. Taste delivers on promise of nose, nicely balanced, lots of black pepper forms at mid palate and lingers, Finish, long and warm. Overall, quite lovely."

Henry Preiss, creator of A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 had the following notes: Tasting Murray Hill was an adventure in whisky made in a fashion of an era gone buy. Rich notes of vanilla and layers of dried fruit make for an most enjoyable whisky.

Magnus Master Blender Nancy Fraley shared: The 21st century Murray Hill Club whiskey is made as a nod to the ancestral art of our Magnus blending fore bearers by carefully selecting, blending, and marrying mature whiskeys from 9 to 18 years old to give it complexity, elegance, and finesse. The whiskey has notes of honey, toffee, dark dried fruit, orange citrus, and brown baking spice, with a long, warm finish.





Jos. A. Magnus Vigilant Gin...$29.99 / 750ml
SILVER MEDAL WINNER at 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!
Inspired by our quest to make the perfect cocktail gin, we created Vigilant Gin — a London style dry gin, showcasing hand-foraged Oregon juniper berries, bright citrus, and balanced herbs.
Alc. by Vol. 42% / 84 Proof











Jos. A. Magnus Royal Seal Vodka....$27.99
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER at 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!
Created by distiller Nicole Hassoun, Royal Seal vodka is a perfect cocktail vodka and is so smooth its great straight.

Tasting Notes - slight citrus nose, smooth clean finish, perfect in a martini.

Alc. by Vol. 40% / 80 proof

Aun Mas Todo Jesus




Limit 2 per person

Evil Twin Aun Mas Todo Jesus...$6.99 / 11.2oz
Malt beverage with cinnamon, cocoa nibs, chili peppers, and coffee beans added
On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on these heavenly cocoa nibs, chili peppers, coffee beans, cinnamon and vanilla - threw them in at created damn good aromas, a thick fudge-like body, pitch black color and obviously only made it in limited amounts. And the taste....everything Jesus!