Friday, June 18, 2010


Sam Adams and Weihenstephaner have been working on a collaboration. Three labels got approved earlier in the year, but they said "for sampling purposes only, not for resale". Well, a new Infinium label got approved with out the "not for resale".

I am still waiting to find out it we will see it here in St. Louis....I am trying to get the info, stay tuned.

Update -- more info learned from
"Washington Life got a first taste of Infinium, a collaborative effort between Samuel Adams and Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery who have been working together for almost two years to create this innovative product. Scheduled to release in November for a limited time, Infinium is sure to satisfy the palate of beer connoisseurs and perfectly accompany holiday parties with its crisp, champagne-like taste and slightly spicy aroma. Although Infinium is a unique brew, it still uses the traditional four ingredients: malt, hops, water, and yeast. Make sure to try this new and original brew, it will be out for a limited time only." -- Washington Life
Also check out the bottle -- click here

Chieftain Single Malt Scotches

Available online -- In stock now

About Chieftain...
"Since 1936, Ian Macleod Distillers, through its dedication to tradition and quality, has amassed an unrivalled cask stock from Scotland's many distilleries. This enviable collection includes extremely rare malts, some from closed or mothballed distilleries. The Chieftain's collection hallmark is that each bottling must be fit for a King, a Leader or in the Celtic world, a Chieftain
The new look Limited Edition Chieftain's will appeal to the specialist, connoisseur, collector, enthusiast and those seeking an exceptional premium malt whisky gift. Each bottle is signed by our Chieftain's Rare Malt Manager, and provides details of the wood type, cask number, number of bottles, vintage year, age and bottling date
The small batch releases of Chieftain's are selected for the Spring and Autumn collections each year with a variety of distilleries, vintages, wood maturations and strengths being made available
The new, elegant antique bottle is reminiscent of a 1900 whisky bottle. It is decorated with a new style label design complete with new branding, calligraphy and watermark illustrations of Scotland, representative of the 5 different whisky producing regions. Each region is colour coded to signify the differences in the style of each whisky
The new more individual rigid presentation gift box, surrounding the antique bottle, in ribbed and matt black with gold lining, is a true reflection of the quality of the whisky, and with its folding back head beautifully presents the product. On the rear of the box you will find a label describing the various styles of whiskies you can get from the different regions of Scotland, all of which are represented in the Chieftain's range
Chieftain's is bottled at natural colour and unchill-filtered to preserve all the natural esthers of the whisky for fuller flavour and smoother taste.
Each Chieftain's bottling has its own personality and may vary in strength, colour and style. From the very pale, bourbon cask matured to the very amber sherry cask matured
When finishing the whisky in a variety of wood, each cask is checked and selected by our expert noses and released only when we believe it has reached its peak and has not masked the personality of
the original spirit." -- their website

Father's Day Weekend Scotch Tasting
Please note the time change -- Ed got trapped in LA overnight. Very sorry

Saturday, June 19 (2:30pm-5pm)
Ed Kohl, spirits expert, will be on hand tasting, talking about, and recommending scotches on our floor. This is an open house event, please invite your friends.
The Wine and Cheese Place will be introducing Chieftan Single Malt Scotches to Missouri.

RARE and OLD Scotches
We will taste all of these

1976 Allt' A' Bhainne 31yr Speyside....$89.99

1996 Benrinnes 11yr Speyside Tokaj ....$69.99

1996 Dalmore 11yr N. Highland Madeira....$52.99

1994 Longmorn 13yr Speyside Hog's Head....$47.99

1991 Linkwood 16yr Speyside Hog's Head....$52.99

1989 Glen Moray 18yr Speyside Hog's Head....$65.99

1993 Glen Rothes 14yr Speyside Burgundy....$54.99

1985 Glencadam 22yr E. Highland.....$84.99

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bacon overload....for Father's Day

When we said the year of the bacon, we meant it....
Now in stock at Forsyth....everything you need for the bacon lover...

Bakon Vodka - click to read more
Bacon Chocolate - click to read more
Artisan Bacon from around the U.S.

Father's Day -- how about a bacon basket (starting at $80)!! We have 5 different Bacons in stock, Bacon Salt, Bacon Mayonaisse, Bacon Chocolate, Bakon Vodka, Bacon and Cheddar Popcorn, Bacon Puzzle, Bacon Envelopes, Bacon Pretzels, Bacon Toothpicks, Bacon so much more

Now check out these crazy items....we can make up the perfect Bacon gift basket for that bacon lover in your house.

Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur Tofu...$9.99

Food fight! Mr. Bacon and Monsieur Tofu are fired up and ready to rumble, but only one can remain at the top of the food chain! Mr. Bacon stands 5-5/8" (14.3 cm) tall and fights for everything salty, greasy and meaty. Monsieur Tofu is 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) tall and represents all things made of coagulated soy milk. The winner gets eaten for dinner! Each vinyl figure has bendable arms and legs.

Bacon Flavored Lip Balm....$2.99

Every time you eat bacon don't you wish you could taste that cured meat flavor all day long? Well, now you can! Just carry around a tube of this Bacon Lip Balm and you can keep your lips moist and meaty around the clock. Warning: Your lips will smell like bacon, but they are not bacon. Do not bite your lips.

Bacon Stainless Steel Water Bottle....$11.99

Confound your friends and coworkers with this eye-catching water bottle. Each 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) tall, empty, stainless steel bottle advertises Bacon Squeezins featuring Mr. Bacon enjoying a refreshing drink of the delicious liquid fat! Holds 20 oz. (600 mL) of your favorite liquid refreshment

Bacon Flavored Dental Floss....$3.99

Dentists recommend flossing and we recommend bacon! Now you can improve your dental hygiene while enjoying the amazing flavor of crispy fried bacon. Is there anything bacon can't improve? Each dispenser contains 27.3 yards (25 m) of waxed floss.

Bacon Jelly Beans....$4.99 / metal tinIt's a bacon bonanza! Sixty bacon flavored jelly beans come in each bacon-shaped tin. Not quite as tasty as real bacon, but better for your arteries.

Bacon Strips Bandages....$4.99

"Ouch! That smarts! Treat your minor cuts, scrapes and scratches with the incredible healing power of a designer bandage from Accoutrements. And if a fancy bandage isn't enough to dry up your tears, how about a FREE TOY!"

Funky Fresh Bacon Air Freshner...$1.99 / pkg

Bacon Air Freshener---Just say no to pine trees! Our selection of Air Fresheners features fun images and enticing aromas! Each one measures about 4" (10.2 cm) and comes with a string for hanging.

Uncle Oinker's Gummy Bacon...$4.99

"These succulent strips of Gummy Bacon are so realistic you'll want to fry some up and serve them with an egg and a side of hash browns. But please don't. Gummy Bacon should only be savored raw. Each illustrated window box contains four 20 gram slices of strawberry flavored gummy meat sealed in a plastic bag. Safe Handling instructions: Keep in a cool dry place away from sunlight, high temperatures and humidity. Do not attempt to fry or Microwave!!" :D

Bacon & Egg Bag....$6.99

Two happy friends together

"These days most people bring their own bags when they shop, but why settle for a bag that advertises the local grocery chain when you could be sporting something more stylish? And when we say stylish we mean something with illustrations of overly happy anthropomorphized breakfast food!"

SKA is here!

Ska is back at TWCP Forsyth!!!
and now available online

New from this shipment:
Ska Decadent Imperial IPA...$5.49 / 22oz
Bottled June 6
Lacking nothing, at ten percent alcohol by volume and 95 International Bitterness Units, the Decadent truly represents all that is self indulgent when it comes to drinking beer.

Ska True Blonde....$7.99 / 6pk CANS

Info from Ska's website:

Plus more of these in stock!

Ska Modus Hoperandi....$7.99 / 6pk CANS


It's old-man bitter. A mix of citrus and pine that will remind yo of the time you went on a vision quest with your native American cousin and woke up in a pine-grove full of grapefruit trees. An American-Style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and Hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finsh. ABV: 6.8% IBUs: 65

Ska Special ESB....$7.99 / 6pk Cans
This English Special Bitter is our “Special Ale.” Special because it is one of only a handful of canned microbrews in the nation. Special because the Galena hops and pale ale malts create a crisp first sip, a hoppy tongue, and a malty sweet finish. Though “bitter” is part of the name, “better” would be a more accurate term. Fresh and lively, this canned beer suits the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Like it says on the can: Fish, Luau, Golf, Raft, Toboggan. Ska can!

Ska Mixed up 12 pack -- $15.99 / 12pk Cans

Includues 4 cans each of ** Modis Hoperandi
** True Blonde Ale
** Special ESB


Ska Ten Pin Porter...$7.99 / 6pk

Rich, raw, and robust.
Dark like motor oil on a Minnesota night, it rolls down your gullet like a calming stream full of rich and tasty malt.
Six different malts are combined to create this complex Robust Porter. Perle and Willamette hops are added to fashion the perfect balance for which the Ten Pin is renowned.
ABV: 5.5%

Ska Steel Toe Milk Stout....$7.99 / 6pk

Milk meets its maker.
It's as though a cow stared into the face of God and as God told it the meaning of life we grabbed its udders and squeezed out a bucket.
This traditional english cream stout is brewed with actual milk sugar to create a creamy and sweet brew. Jet-black in color, the latte frothy head will make you Mooo for more.
ABV: 5.4%

Ska True Blonde Dubble Belgian Style Golden Ale....$5.49 / 22oz

Dubbel your trouble.

It isn't always the case, but when it comes to blondes, two is definitely better than one.Belgian, buxom, and sweet as the candy sugar she's made with. The TBD, a Belgian style golden ale, features spicy clove and nutmeg undertones. A nice beer for brunch.

Ska Buster Nut Brown 20 liter keg....$67 / keg

One in stock now at Forsyth. Only in kegs right now.

This Brown Ale has a touch of nuttiness provided by our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Victory and Munich Malt. The addition of Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Willamette hops smooth this beer out to create an incredibly drinkable Brown Ale. Crazy Good. We combined a high school murder-movie snese of logic with a whole bunch of hand-selected hops and malts and the result was mind-blowing.

Ballechin - limited release

Order online now
From Edradour

Ballechin Discovery Series #4....$95.99
#4 Oloroso Sherry Cask Matured
Heavily Peated Highland
"The Oloroso Sherry cask matured
is our fourth release of Ballechin, and has been matured solely in first fill Oloroso Sherry Butts. There were a total of 6,000 bottles produced." -- bottle

"Edradour is a unique, single Highland malt whisky, to be enjoyed in recognition of those small, significant moments that make up the ebb and flow of life.

Edradour is produced in Scotland's smallest distillery - and is hand made today as it was over 150 years ago by just three men who are devoted to the time-honoured methods of whisky making. Indeed equipment used at the distillery has remained unchanged since the day the distillery opened and is only just capable of producing commercial quantities. Only 12 casks of whisky are produced a week, making Edradour single malt a rare pleasure for a fortunate few.

If you manage to find it, you will be one of the few people lucky enough to experience its charm - golden in the glass, smooth and creamy with a nutty, honeyed finish.

Enjoy Life's small victories with Edradour.
from www.edra


We have a great selection of Bruichladdich in stock now at Forsyth.
Here are a few....

also availble online

Bruichladdich Peat....$51.99

BRUICHLADDICH PEAT, Peat is a new multi vintage bottling and has been crafted to offer a
heavily peated flavour – the ultimate peat destination within Bruichladdich’s range,
designed and crafted by our Head Distiller, Jim McEwan.
“Peat “ showcases the unique heavily peated Bruichladdich style where the heavier sea iodine
flavours that can dominate other Islay peated whiskies is subdued and made more elegant by
Bruichladdich’s Victorian long neck stills.

Bruichladdich Rocks 35.99

Lightly peated flavour profile with finesse and complexity beyond its years. Matured first in bourbon casks, additionally matured in premium French wine casks. Dramatic rich wine influenced whisky
• Colouring free.
• Non chill-filtered for more depth and length of flavours.

Bruichladdich 2001 The RESURRECTION DRAM...$69.99

The Bruichladdich distillery was shut down in 1994 and thought to never produce again. But in 2001, new ownership took over and added brand new state of the art equipment and re-launched Bruichladdich. 2001 The RESURRECTION DRAM was the very first Scotch produced and the "new" distillery!!! Packaged in a gorgeous aqua blue coated bottle.
Company founder and MD Mark Reynier: “This is a celebration bottling - our first Bruichladdich, the resurrection of a legend, the realisation of a dream.

Click here for more info

Bruichladdich Twenty Year 2nd Edtion...$158.99

"This exceptional edition, drawn from casks that are at least twenty years old, has been crafted by Islay's John McEwan, the Master Distiller of Bruichladdich, to display its evocative, surreal complexity and length."

Bruichladdich Links "Carnoustie".....$69.99
"Bruichladdich Links is a series of limited edition bottlings chosen by Jim McEwan, our master distiller. the Link Series associates this superb Single Malt wiht the art of Graeme Baxter, the world's leading Golf Artist. "Camoustie Golf Links, Scotland" is the seventh in a series celebrating Scotland's two principal passions."

Bruichladdich 16 Year First Growth Series - Pauillac "A"....$89.99

The first in the new line of Bruichladdich 16 year old whiskies that have been aged in bourbon casks and then finished in a Bordeaux wine cask. The Cuvee A Pauillac is aged in first growth Chateau Lafite barrels and is amber, almost rose like in color.

Bruichladdich 1993 Bolgheri 14yr....$69.99
"Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt distilled in 1993, matured in American Bourbon casks and then enhanced in exclusive Italian wine casks from 6 different vineyards....Angelo Gaja, Italy's legendary and most influential wine maker produces Bolgheir, a Bordeaux inspired wine at his Ca'Marcanda estate on the coast of Tuscany. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvingon and Franc grapes together with French Allier oak casks gives cassis and plum characteristics to the wine."

Bruichladdich 1998 Oloroso Sherry Butts....$87.99
"Oloroso is a dark-coloured, mellow, sweeter sherry. This particular type of sherry, fortified at an early stage for sweetness, is allowed to micro-oxygenate through the porous walls of American oak casks. As the originally clear wine ages over several decades, it becomes darker and richer with a beautiful golden-brown colour and a toffee and caramel nose. It also has a high glycerine content making it smooth, with a more nutty flavour. Unsurprisingly, Olorosos are the base for many of the well-known sweet sherries. The colouring additive E150 used by most spirits producers (but NEVER Bruichladdich!) seeks to replicate this effect. The combination of the rich Oloroso-steeped oak and a full-term maturation in Islay’s marine climate creates a sublimely rich and decadent whisky." -- Bruichladdich

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ransom - an artisan distillery

Available online now

Ransom Spirits
Sheridan, Oregon

Ransom Old Tom Gin
This Old Tom Gin is a historically accurate revival of the predominant Gin in fashion during the mid 1800's and the golden age of American cocktails. The recipe was developed in collaboration with historian, author, and mixologist extraordinaire David Wondrich. Old Tom is the Gin for mixing classic cocktails dating from the days before prohibition. It's subtle maltiness is the result of using a base wort of malted barley, combined with an infusion of botanicals in high proof corn spirits. The final distilation is run through an alambic pot still in order to preserve the maximum amount of aromatics, flavor and body. Only the "heart of the hearts" (the very best portion of distillate) is retained for this special bottling.

Ransom Small's Gin

An Oregon spirit handmade in small-pot batches using naturally-farmed and wild-grown botanicals. Intensely aromatic from a complex infusion of Juniper, orange, lemon, coriander, cardamom, angelica, caraway, star anise, and respberry. Small's gin brings together a combination of recipes from the 19th century with obsessive distillation techniques and the finest regional ingredients. The best of tradition, dedication to quality and innovation come together to create a remarkable, elaborate and unrivaled spirit.

And new to us....

Whipper Snapper Oregon Spirit Whiskey
Admirably Superior -- Well Mannered
79% Corn Neutral Spirits
21% Barley Spirits

"All good things take time. So the saying goes. And this juvenile got off to a real slow start. We took our sweet time selecting premium ingredients, meticulously milling the grain, working and fermenting the mash, and most importantly, making well, considered, ruthless cuts at the condenser. Pot distillation is a slow lengthy process, that when done properly and patiently can take upwards of sixteen hours for one pass through the still. Rushing things usually leads to inaccuracy. On the other hand, critical decisions for making the right cuts need to be made within minutes, sometimes split seconds. This is likely where the wildness came from. Sometimes even the most well thought out of plans seem to develop a mind of their own. Anyway, we kept and collected only the very best fraction of distillate and lovingly placed it in oak to mature. Over the next months and years this infant spirit grew into a recognizable and livley young whiskey. Taking on color, roundness and body from the cooperage, but still retaining the aromatics of ceral and vigor of the grains he came from. Normally, us older folks decided when the young'un is grown up and truly ready to face the world for the first time. But, every now and then some crazy critter gets up jumpin' and hollerin' "Let me out of this dang barrel!" -- ah, impetuous youth. We let him out and named him the "Whipper Snapper." He's a good kid.
Made entirely from hand without the use of computers or robots.