Saturday, December 20, 2014

TWCP Barrel of Four Roses BARREL STRENGTH!

We just bought our own barrel of Four Roses at BARREL STRENGTH.  This is the only way you can get this rare barrel strength Bourbon.  We have 156 bottles of this wonderful Bourbon.  (The same recipe used for the 2011 Small Batch Limited Edition!)
Four Roses Single Barrel – Barrel Strength
From time to time, a limited number of exceptionally smooth and complex barrels from any or all of our 10 Bourbon recipes present themselves to our Master Distiller. Each barrel is aged between 8 and 10 years. We then invite our retailers to a private tasting and selection of their favorite barrels. Once chosen, each selection is bottled and private labeled as a non-chill filtered Single Barrel at Barrel Strength in limited quantities of approximately 200-230 bottles.

In stock at all locations - less than 36 bottles left

Our own barrel!
Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel BARREL STRENGTH....$63.99
Yield: only 156 bottles
Age: 9 Years 10 months
ABV: 58.5%
Warehouse: HE
Barrel No. 24-3P

Recipe: OESK
  • Four Roses Distillery
  • 75% Corn mashbill
  • Straight Whiskey
  • Spicy, Full Body.
  • This is the recipe that was used for 2011 Limited Edition Four Roses Small Batch

Hundred Acre Ark - 98+ points from Robert Parker

2010 Hundred Acre Howell Mountain Ark Vineyard...$389.99
"From the Howell Mountain Ark Vineyard (usually 1,300 to 1,400 cases produced in a normal year), the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard could be a candidate for perfection when it hits full maturity in 7-8 years. However, I wouldn’t hesitate to drink it now given the sweetness of the tannin and the abundance of the ripe, concentrated, delicious fruit. The nose exhibits classic aromas of mulberries, graphite, licorice, forest floor, black currants and blackberries. This is a broad, full throttle, multilevel, sensational wine."
Rated 98+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Store Hours 2013 Holiday Season!

All four locations!

Sat    - December 20 - 9am-7pm
Sun   - December 21 - Closed
Mon  - December 22 - 9am-7pm
Tues - December 23- 9am-7pm
Wed  - December 24 - 9am-4pm
Thur - December 25 - Closed Christmas Day
Fri     - December 26 - 9am-7pm
Sat    - December 27- 9am-7pm

Walter Hansel new releases....great wines, great scores!

In stock now at Forsyth!

2012 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce...$39.99
Named after Stephen Hansel’s mother, the 2012 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce receives the same oak treatment, but is a selection from a field blend of Hyde, Old Wente and 95 clonal material. Yields were modest due to tiny berries and clusters. A stunning perfume of white currants, quince, peach marmalade and mango is followed by a full-bodied, multi-dimensional, ripe, well-delineated Chardonnay with good acidity, subtle oak and a long, 35-second finish. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Meadows...$31.99
The least expensive Chardonnay (and it’s a heck of a value) is the 2012 Chardonnay The Meadows. Made entirely from the Hanzell clone of Chardonnay planted in sandy Goldridge soils, it sees about 40% new oak, goes through full malolactic, and is stirred on its lees. A Corton-Charlemagne look-alike (at a fraction of the price), it offers copious notes of tangerine oil, caramelized citrus, lemon rind, white peach and a stony character. The oak is kept to a minimum in this medium to full-bodied, delicious, pure Chardonnay. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir North Slope....$39.99
The 2012 Pinot Noir North Slope is made from Dijon clone 115. Beautiful black currant and black cherry fruit aromas along with subtle wood spice in the background soar from this rich, full Pinot. It seems to be even more intense than the Three Rows. Drink this beauty over the next decade.
Rated 92-94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir $36.99
The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River possesses pretty strawberry and cherry notes along with crisp acidity and an exuberant, fresh, medium-bodied personality with excellent concentration and ripeness. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years.
Rated 90-92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Friday, December 19, 2014

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis

New Batch
2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$7.49 / 750ml
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.
67 IBU

4 Hands Sugar and Spice

More in stock and online now

4 Hands Sugar and Spice..$6.49
Sugar and Spice is a winter warmer inspired by the Fruit Cake. Brewed with a variety of caramel malts, fruit, and baking spices this Ale is a perfect compliment to the holiday season.

Great Divide Peach Grand Cru

Great Divide Peach Grand Cru....$18.99
We’re thrilled to announce our newest limited release beer, Peach Grand Cru! Brewed with fruit picked at the peak of ripeness, this strong Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches.

The small, Western Slope town of Palisade is a household name throughout Colorado for its highly-anticipated seasonal peach crop. To brew Peach Grand Cru, our brewers sourced organic peaches from Palisade’s Rancho Durazno, a farm owned by longtime family friends of our Founder and President Brian Dunn.

First brewed as a single 7-barrel pilot batch in 2012, Peach Grand Cru is a true small batch success story. With its powerful fresh peach aroma and complementary Belgian yeast character, visitors to the Tap Room reveled in the beer’s ability to extend peach season beyond summer’s end. Overwhelming demand for the beer inspired the brewery to immediately start planning for a larger batch for 2013’s harvest season. A larger batch, however, was no easy feat, as over 1600 pounds of peaches are used to brew one 50-barrel batch!

Packaged in large format bottles with a hearty 12% alcohol by volume, Peach Grand Cru is meant to be shared with friends and paired with great foods. Among the many food pairing possibilities, we recommend stuffed mushrooms, smoked chicken quarters, roasted baby artichokes, buttermilk blue cheese, and, of course, grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream.


Local Option Walk ov Shame

Local Option Walk Ov Shame....$7.99 / pint
"This Saison is brewed with only the finest ingredients of malt, hops, yeast, water, time, and temperature. 5.8% ABV" - label

Stunning Tasting tonight!

Forsyth tasting tonight!
Friday, December 19th from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forysth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105

  • Founders Dark Rye
  • Le Coq Imperial Russian Stout
  • Alvinne Gaspar
  • Anchorage Whiteout Wit
  • Nogne Imperial Rye Porter
  • Still 630 Rally Point Rye
  • Still 630 Maple Sunset
  • Still 630 White Dog
  • Rieger Whiskey
  • Bone Snapper Rye
  • Clyde and May Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Fords Gin
  • Bone Dry Gin
  • Breaker Bourbon
  • Cardinal Sin Vodka 
  • Cardinal Sin Starka

Thursday, December 18, 2014

North Peak Berserker Imperial Stout

North Peak Berserker Imperial Stout....$11.99 / 4pk
ABV: 10.2% IBUS: 69.9
Go Berserker and let this rich, thick and dark Imperial Winter Stout penetrate you with it's dark color and intense aroma of black currants, roasted coffee and hint of Cacao. This strong beer is 10.2% alcohol by volume but is very balanced and ready to be sipped in front of your fire on a frigid winter night.

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans

In stock at Forsyth 

Stone Brewing Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean...$7.49 / 22oz
In 2006, almost exactly 10 years after we first released Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich had a brilliant idea: What if she added whole Madagascar vanilla beans to a small batch of the finished beer? And voilá, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations - rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolatey, coffee-like characteristics of the beer-were practically made for each other. Originally available only as an occasional growler fill or on tap all-too-briefly at special events or in our restaurant, this exquisite creation was released in a single bottle run for the first time in 2012, much to the delight of its many fans... who instantly began clamoring for more. Your voices have been heard.

Founders Black Rye - NEW!

In stock now at Forsyth!

Founders Black Rye...$9.99 / 4pk
We’ve reached into the vault and pulled out a cult classic from years ago. Before Black IPAs were all the rage, we made a dry-hopped dark ale with copious amounts of rye malt. Black Rye is a perfectly balanced blend of German- and American-grown hops, premium 2-row barley and heavily kilned rye and wheat malts. As with many of our offerings, there’s no style category that can contain this beer. It’s an original.
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 78

Founders Imperial Stout

In stock now at Forsyth

Founders Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 4pk
Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back, and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.
ABV: 10.5%
IBUs: 90

93 point Pinot Noir!

2013 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard....$39.99
Sourced from one of the highest plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the depth of flavor here is notable and impressive. Red and black fruits, lavender and cocoa powder dance across the palate atop a rich, creamy texture."
Rated 93/100The Wine Spectator

Port Tasting Tonight at Rock Hill

Port Tasting at Rock Hill Tonight!
Thursday, December 18 from 4:30-6:30pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119
(314) 962-8150
Open house, no reservations, just show up and bring your friends.

  • Dow's Fine Ruby Port
  • Dow's 10yr Tawny Port
  • Dow's 20Yr Tawny Port
  • Fonseca Bin 27 Port
  • Taylor Fladgate 10yr Tawny Port
  • Taylor Fladgate 20yr Tawny Port

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Evil Twin Turkish Delight!

Evil Twin Turkish Delight....$9.49 / 22oz
A beloved delicacy from the Near East to others a symbol of evil temptation that leads Edmund to betray his family in a cherished novel for children. Whatever the association we’ve crafted a timeless and very tempting treat with bittersweet notes of cardamom, coffee and Arabian nights. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a magically food and beverage triangle on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Wherever you are this beer is made delightfully good and deceivingly well balanced just for you.

Style: Brown Ale
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co, SC
ABV: 6

Crooked Stave Table Beer!

Crooked Stave Table Beer...$9.99 / 22oz
I brew beer for the love of science. Every batch we brew has new parameters and new variables and I plush to continually evolve our process and the flavors of our beers. This is a lightly tart golden beer with a small touch of Brett and heavy handed hopping. - Chad Yakobson, Owner/Brewer, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Single Hop Mosaic

Evil Twin Mosaic Single Hop Imperial 
India Pale American Wheat Lager...$9.99 / 22oz

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Boulevard Smokestack Series Imperial Stout

In stock at Forsyth

Boulevard Smokestack Series Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 750ml

Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Belgian yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pegau Inspiration - limited!

Very rare, only produced in Magnums!
We asked for 20 bottles :) but only got 4 

2010 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration....$1,799.99  / MAGNUM
Still not in bottle, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration is more sexy and perfumed than the Cuvee da Capo, with incredible notions of roasted meats, saddle leather, sweet currants and Provencal herbs all emerging from the glass. There’s a single barrel of this full-bodied, deeply concentrated elixir and I’ve no doubt it will be very hard to come by. In addition, this cuvee is only bottled in magnum. Nevertheless, it is spectacular, and I suspect will also have close to three decades of longevity.
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

3 fantastic sizes!!!
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$59.99 / 500ml
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$87.99 / 750ml
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$189.99 / Magnum
As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvee da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pegau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years of longevity. Drink 2016-2032.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

3 fantastic sizes!!!
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$129.99 / 750ml
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$269.99 / Magnum
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$599.99 / 3 liter
Starting off the reds and easily the best example of this cuvee since the 2001, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence is incredible stuff. Deep, rich and layered, with copious notions of smoked meats, licorice, ground pepper, spice and saddle leather, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, terrific fruit intensity and a rich, mouth-coating texture. Hard to resist now, it should nevertheless have two decades of longevity. Drink now-2029. 
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

One of the rarest of scotches! 50 Years old!!

4 more bottles in stock!

or call 314.727.8788

Very, very, very rare!  

Only 388 bottles made for the world!

"The Last Drop is worth $4, estimated to double its value in less than 5 years" - Pursuitist (click to read full article)

Malt Advocate - Blended Whiskey of the Year 2014

The Last Drop 50 year old, 50.9%, $4,000

The story is compelling. In 1972, a batch of more than seventy malts and twelve grain whiskies were blended together and left to marry in sherry oak casks. Their intended destiny was to become an agreeable 12 year old blended Scotch whisky. Each of the constituent mature whiskies had been distilled between the 1940s and The Last Drop 50 year old1960. These days, we lament the loss of many of the distilleries where those historical liquids originated.
The sherry casks were disgorged for bottling and the contents consumed through the 1970s, around the dance floors of noisy clubs and across smoky public bars in provincial hotels. However, in the darkness of a warehouse at Auchentoshan distillery, three casks were overlooked, forgotten about for nearly four decades. By good fortune, they were uncovered by the gentlemen of The Last Drop Distillers Limited. They were astounded by the flavors and smoothness produced after this lengthy, inadvertent sherry maturation. Naturally, they set about acquiring the casks, subsequently releasing just 1,347 bottles. Back in 2008, The Last Drop 1960 was one of this magazine’s top ten whiskies of the year.
Guilefully (cognizant of the company name), they tactically reserved a quarter of the volume and risked re-casking it for further maturation in small, fresh sherry casks. After four years of careful observation, the youngest liquid in the blend had comfortably surpassed 50 years old. It was time to taste the results.
When I wrote my original review, I found a nose of maple syrup, roasted spices, pomegranate, cilantro, and mushrooms soaked with beefsteak juices. The luxurious mouthfeel oozed with malt, molasses, and sherry concluding with a dry, resinous finish. The amazement experienced in the texture and mouthfeel by those discerning drinkers who have developed their palates is something to behold. Be under no illusion: this is epic whisky.
While this blend was carefully selected for this award purely for its outstanding experiential qualities, there are only 388 bottles and the price tag cannot be ignored. Sure, it costs twice as much as The Last Drop 1960, but it is much scarcer: for every two bottles of 50 year old, there were seven bottles of 1960 released. Put it in context with the prices charged for some 50 year old single malt whiskies released in 2014, and this 50 year old blend of malts comes in at under one sixth of the price or less. Trust me, within the oeuvre of blended Scotch whisky, The Last Drop 50 year old is truly one of the greats. —Jonny McCormick

We have 4 of them in stock now!  The only place you will find them in Missouri.

The Last Drop 50 Year Old Scotch....$3599.99
50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

We now bring you the smallest offering of The Last Drop Distillers – only 388 bottles in all. Jim Murray awards it 96.5 – among the World’s top 20 whiskies. Award yourself this great experience, before there is no more.

This is a blend. Not just any blend. More than 82 whiskies went into the original marrying vat, 50 years ago, many from distilleries long ago closed and forgotten. For 12 years the blend matured, and then most was bottled and sold as a fine 12-year old whisky. However, the company forgot just three casks; they lay at the back of the warehouse, unnoticed, evaporating (the “angels’ share”), and developing an unequalled richness of nose and taste. It is from the very last of these barrels that The Last Drop 50 year old comes.

Bottled by hand and sealed with wax, your bottle of The Last Drop nestles in a luxurious red leather case, along with a 50 ml miniature, so that you can taste this magnificent liquid before you decide to open the bottle. You will also find within the box, a ‘secret drawer’ containing a signed and numbered, leather-bound book, certifying your bottle of The Last Drop 1950, and with room for you to write your own tasting notes as you explore this extraordinary blend.

Left unopened, your bottle of The Last Drop 50 year old can be kept for many lifetimes if you wish – it will not change. If you decide to open it, please enjoy it… until the very last drop! There will be no more.

Boulevard Last Splash

You can call to reserve or transfers to our other stores -- 314.727.8788

(van should be here by 11:30 for transfers, get your orders in soon for today transfers)

Boulevard Last Splash....$9.99 / 6pk

Style: Wet Hopped Pale Ale
Last Splash dips its toe into fresh hop flavor and aroma, employing wet Nugget hops straight from the field, along with Magnum, Cascade, Styrian Goldings, and Centennial. Delicate floral hop notes and a supporting dry bitterness are the result, balanced by a body of pale, pilsner, caramel, and Munich malts. C'mon in-the hops are fine!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Double Down Barley

New Holland Double Down Barley...$54.99 / 750ml
Drawing on New Holland Brewing Company’s brewing expertise, the team at New Holland Artisan Spirits has launched “Brewers’ Whiskey”, a series of small-barrel whiskeys twice distilled from a “beer wash” and laid down in small casks with a heavy char.

Fermented from 100% 2-row malted barley, Double Down Barley is first in the series and is available now. Double Down Barley is described as a bright spirit with a caramel nose, balanced with hues of cocoa & coffee before a spicy, clove finish. The limited release of less than 500 375ml bottles, each hand-signed by head-distiller Dennis Downing, will be followed by other whiskey styles in the series.

Aging whiskey in small barrels is an innovative technique that increases the whiskey to wood contact, enhancing and accentuating the flavors drawn from the oak barrel. For New Holland, this has created opportunities for several Brewers’ Whiskey releases in addition to the distillery’s flagship whiskey, Zeppelin Bend, which spends more than three years in full size barrels and releases twice a year. New Holland Artisan Spirits expects to release at least four new Brewers’ Whiskeys in 2011, each coaxing unique and interesting flavors from an artfully brewed “beer wash.”

Seagram's 7 - Retro Bottles and retro

Seagram's 7 - Retro Bottles 

In stock now!

Great 2012 Napa Cab from St. Supery!

2012 St. Supery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$27.99
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is also outstanding. Rich and dense with lots of crème de cassis and a hint of forest floor presented in a full-bodied, deep, lusty, opulent style, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.
Rated 91+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"Rich, vibrant purple and red hues present in this wine. Blackberry and ripe currant aromas combine with black pepper, anise, toasted oak and smoky roasted mocha. Flavors of black plum and cassis complement flavors of roasted coffee bean and licorice. This is a structured Cabernet Sauvignon with fine texture, length, flavor and style." -- $35 at the Winery

Dunn Napa Valley 2011

2011 Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$73.99
Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley is one hundred percent cabernet sauvignon.  The produce about 1500 cases of Napa Valley wine.  The Napa Valley wines include up to 15% Napa Valley floor fruit with the remainder of the fruit coming from Howell Mountain. This floor fruit contributes to the wine’s softer approach, even though the wines usually can be laid down for 15+ years.

Limited Peter Michael - classic wine!

sold out

2011 Peter Michael Les Pavots....$181.99
The 2011 Les Pavots (3,086 cases) is composed of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Its chocolaty fudge-like notes intermixed with espresso roast, black and red currants, smoky barbecue and underbrush are followed by a deep, rich, full-bodied, outstanding red wine that should drink well for 10-15 years.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2011 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis...$184.99
Peter Michael’s newest offering, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis, is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc, the latter coming from the great red soils on the eastern hillsides that were first made famous by Dalla Valle’s Maya. The Au Paradis offers lots of black currant, cedar wood, unsmoked cigar tobacco and vanillin notes in a dense, full-bodied, impressive style, especially for a 2011. Sweet tannins auger well for drinking this cuvee now and over the next 15+ years.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2011 Peter Michael L'Espirit des Pavots...$91.99
The 2011 L’Esprit des Pavots, a 1,060-case blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, exhibits sweet tannin as well as espresso roast, red and black currants, licorice and tar, a touch of herbaceousness, medium to full body, and a decade of drinkability.
Rated 89-90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate