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Saturday, February 21, 2015

NB Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole



 

New Belgium Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole...$8.49
The cult classic returns! Chocolate, cinnamon and chilies combine for a sweet and spicy burst of fun in this Lips of Faith offering. Brewed with deep caramel and dark chocolate malts and a healthy dash of chocolate rye, Cocoa Molé pours midnight dark with a subtle reddish hue, lifting a pillowy burnished head. The cocoa and cinnamon accompany plentiful ancho, guajillo and chipotle chilies to bring the molé merriment to the forefront. Cocoa Molé starts on the tongue with the sweet and finishes with the fine-spun heat of peppers. A worldly contrast in a glass, this beer will get you dancing with Mexican hats. ¡Olé for Molé!

Pastaria Gelato

We know it is cold outside, but still delicious...
Back in stock at Forsyth.




The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth is proud to stock in our freezer the tremendous Gelato from Pastaria restaurant right here in Clayton.

Pastaria Gelato...$9.99 / pint
Four flavors...
  • Salted Caramel
  • Askinosie Dark Chocolate
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Ginger Cookie - new flavor


600 Day Prosciutto di Parma

Now you have a tough decision - fresh leg of 600 day Prosciutto just opened too!

Back in stock now at Forsyth...
Il Numero Uno Prosciutto di Parma "600 Days"....$21.99 / lb
Sliced to order - come in for a taste.

Most Prosciutto di Parma is aged about 300 days, we just got in a Parma that has been aged twice as long -- 600 days. 


"I believe that Il Numero Uno’s 600 Day Prosciutto di Parma is Italy’s gift to the world. How can its flavor not be wonderful when the hogs were fed Reggiano whey for four months on a special feeding program, and the hams aged for over 600 days?"  
 This is the masterpiece of the Parma hams. This 600 day ham comes strictly from the Langurian region where one finds a rare and precious wind dries and sweetens these authentic hams during the 600 day curing process. It is a special wind that blows from the direction of the Vergilian Sea, becoming sweeter as it passes through the olive groves and pine estates of the Magra Valley. It is then dried by the chestnut trees of the Cisa Pass and eventually blows very fragrant and pure through the famous hams of Parma. Italian law has established very precise criteria for awarding the title Prosciutto di Parma. The consortium guarantees the quality of their products, the place of origin, and the aging and seasoning process. It also protects their traditions in respect to authenticity of the raw materials, the exacting standards set for breeding, and the care and expertise given to the curing process. Only these hams are awarded the prized stamp of the Ducal Crown

The curing process begins by selecting only the best hams available from the best Italian pork. The salting master gently sprinkles a minimal amount of sea salt over the hams by hand. This salting process is the same as was done in ancient times. The minimal amount of sea salt allows the natural dry-curing process to produce the same sweet, delicate and matchless flavor every time. The 600 Day must be sliced paper thin for its velvety tenderness and unique sweetness to be fully appreciated. It has a high nutritional value, and when the fat is trimmed, is low in calories. I say leave the fat on it is wonderful and forget the calories. ENJOY!

Irish Whiskey Tasting - BALLWIN Location!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
BALLWIN Location!
Almost sold out, only 8 tickets left


Whiskey Tasting 
February 27, 2015 6:00pm-7:30pm 
Join us in welcoming Whiskey Ambassador, Stephanie Walsh. 
Where we will feature:
 Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskeys: 
• Traditional 
• 10yr Port Cask 
• 10yr Sherry Cask 
• 10yr Madeira Cask

$5 per person. LIMITED SPACE. 
Sign up in store or call 635-527-1144. 
14748 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011


Tyrconnel Single Malt Irish Whiskey 10yr Sherry Casks...$72.99
"Initially matured in American oak and finished in SHERRY casks to impart further depth and flavour creating a complex nose of sherry, honey and citrus notes that accompanies the rich, deep colour of this aged single malt.  A smooth, creamy, full bodied flavour emerges with hints of nuts and sherry that slide into a long oak finish."

Tyrconnel Single Malt Irish Whiskey 10yr Madeira Casks...$72.99
"Initially matured in American oak and finished in MADEIRA casks to impart further depth and flavour creating an inviting single malt with a rich amber glow.  The extra aging and Madeira cask finsih produce a silky sweet taste with hints of spice accompanied by raisin, fruit tones and honey with along warm finish." 

Tyrconnel Single Malt Irish Whiskey 10yr Port Casks...$72.99
"Initially matured in American oak and finished in PORT casks to impart further depth and flavour creating an inviting Single Malt with a deep antique copper colouring.  The extra aging and port cask finish produce a silky sweet taste of rich fruits, honey and spice with a beautiful lingering oak finish."

Sean Thackrey in stock now!!

Very excited to have Sean Thackrey wines on the shelf...
Sean Thackrey is one of those wines that brings me back to when I started back at The Wine and Cheese Place in 1987.   He is one of the original "Rhone Rangers" and one of the original cult wines.  His wines always got huge scores (this was before there were a lot of wines that got huge scores), and we were unable to get them in Missouri.  People kept asking for them and asking for them.    Well here they are.....









Sean Thackrey Orion "Rossi Vineyard"...$94.99
 (14.8% alcohol; bottled just a week before I tasted it): Saturated bright ruby. Slightly roasted aromas of black raspberry and eucalyptus complicated by sexy white fruit notes of apricot, passion fruit and peach pit. Suave, elegant and quite penetrating, with harmonious acidity shaping and leavening the complex flavors of black raspberry, stone fruits and chocolate mint. This "heritage vineyard," from which Sean Thackrey has made this wine since 1992, was planted in 1905, and according to Thackrey, "no one knows what's in it." He added that at least 11 different varieties have been identified."
Rated 93+/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media







2012 Sean Thackrey Andromeda Pinot Noir Devil's Gulch...$53.99
"This is, as always, Pinot Noir from a vineyard above Nicasio in Marin County, thus the closest to Bolinas of all the vineyards we harvest from, and one of the cooler and windier Pinot Noir growing sites in the world. This means the fruit is never baked, fatal to the quality of Pinot in warmer locations....a naturally very high proportion of skins to juice, in turn meaning a Pinot Noir naturally intense in color and flavor. As usual, I've done everything to accentuate these (excellent) natural characteristics, and the result is reliably delicious...it's hard fro me to keep my corkscrew away from it." - Sean Thackrey




NV Sean Thackrey Pleiades XXIII Old Vines...$25.99
 (13.9% alcohol; sangiovese, viognier, pinot noir and zinfandel, to name but a few varieties in this blend): Bright, pale red. Almost pinot-like perfume to the aromas of red berries, minerals, gingerbread cookie and rose petal. Sweet and round but exhilaratingly tangy too, offering enticing perfume to the flavors of cranberry, raspberry, blood orange and spicecake. Lovely balance and finesse here; complex in a subtle way.
Rated 92/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar




2012 Sean Thackrey La Pleiade....$25.99
 Medium yellow. Slightly high-toned aromas of yellow apple, dried fruits, nuts and spices. Dry and chewy in the mouth, with a pronounced phenolic character to the flavors of pear skin, cyanic peach pit, green almond and bitter herbs. Suggests a good bit of skin contact. Not a fruity style but this distinctly idiosyncratic blend should be endlessly flexible with food. Hipster alert!
Rated 90/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar





2013 Sean Thackrey Fifi Sangiovese ROSE...$25.99
"Admittedly, a rose name "Fifi" may sound as though it's the airhead of artisan wines, but producing it didn't just happen by accident, like, "OMG it came out all pink!", or whatever; no. In fact, it's an absolutely delicious rose of Sangiovese, and getting it right took several years of the sort of fanatic care and attention to detail for which we're something close to legendary, or close at least to exhaustion. I haven't yet served it to anyone who hasn't loved the result, which gives me every reason to be confident you will agree" - Sean Thackrey





Low yield Cotes du Rhone Villages




Super low yields!
Great wine, with a great story.
2012 Domaine la Manarine Plan de Diieu Cotes du Rhone Villages...$19.99
Plan de Dieu:
In the Middle Ages when crossing this vast, bandit-infested “forest“ of scrubland, you were taking your life in your hands. All you could do was commit your soul to God. This is the origin of the name Plan de Dieu (God’s Plain). Since those days, the area has been planted with vines, which now cover an area of 1,500 hectares at an altitude of 100 metres, and there are only a few remaining patches of woodland. The vines grow on a bed or red clay packed to a depth of 10 metres with a mass of smooth-rolled pebbles. Given this stony foundation, the skimpy soils yield little: barely enough grapes to produce one bottle of wine per vinestock!  Less than 400 cases of wine make it to the U.S. each year.



Friday, February 20, 2015

Bowmore - Devil's Cask and Dorus Mor

Limit 1 bottle per person.
Subject to confirmation
Due to the limited nature of these, if you reserve them, they must be picked up within 7 days or they will go back out for sale.




Bowmore Dorus Mor Small Batch Release II...$79.99
10 year Old Single Mat Whisky"Matured in the finest first fill bourbon barrels, which over time help to bring out Bowmore's trademark peaty smokiness, this non chill-filtered, small batch release from 2014 is a formidable tour de force worthy of the name Dorus Mor.  



Bowmore Devils Casks Single Malt Scotch Release II...$89.99 / 750ml
10 year Old Single Mat Whisky
Legend has it that the devil once visited the church in Bowmore. Now if you’ve ever seen it,you’ll know that the church is circular, built that way (so it’s said) so there would be no corner in which the devil could hide. The local congregation spotted the devil and chased him down through the village, into the gates of Bowmore Distillery. Here, the warehousemen were filling casks and loading them aboard the paddle steamer, The Maid of Islay. Gates and doors locked tight shut, every inch of the distillery was searched, but to no avail. As legend goes, the devil escaped in a cask of Bowmore bound for the mainland.

Matured exclusively, and unusually in the finest first fill sherry casks, which help to bring out Bowmore’s hot and fiery characteristics, this small batch release is, quite simply, devilishly good!

On the eye deep mahogany Breathe in dark fruits, birch tar, the seductive warmth of old leather, brandy, fruitcake and maple syrup.

Sip rich fruitcake, tarry chocolate, lingering dark fruits, tobacco and angelica root.

Savour the exceptionally long, full-bodied finish.

Oskar Blues Sauces made with beer!




Five Sauces made with Oskar Blues beers....

Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale The Original Wing Sauce...$7.99
Oskar Blues Deviant Dales: Mega Hot Melaguta Sauce...$7.99
Oskar Blues Mama's: Saaz Hoppin Honey Siracha Sauce...$7.99
Oskar Blues Old Chub: 3 Chili Chipotle Sauce
...$7.99
Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers/Ten FIDY Steak sauce...$7.99

That says it all!!



Oskar Blues G'Knight Creole Mustard Spice....$7.99

February 20 - Tasting - Oskar Blues and Spirits

The Wine and Cheese Place

7435 Forysth Blvd in Clayton

Forysth Tasting!

Friday February 20th from 4-6pm


    • Nolet's Gin 
    • Deleon Platinum Tequila...$51.99 / 750ml
    • Deleon Reposado Tequila...$55.99 / 750ml
    • Haig Club Scotch (from David Beckham)....$58.99 / 750ml
    • Haig Club™ is made at Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland. The liquid has been crafted using a unique process that combines grain whisky from three cask types. This creates a fresh, clean style that showcases butterscotch and toffee for an ultra-smooth taste. Seen by many to be Scotland's hidden gem, single grain whisky is being predicted by experts as the next trend in whisky.





    Plus we have
    Jen from Oskar Blues Brewery 

    holding court at the beer barrel on Friday!


    Come taste

    • Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout
    • Oskar Blues Dale Pale's Ale
    • Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils
    • Oskar Blues Old Chub NITRO
    • Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA
    • Oskar Blues G'Knight Imperial Red IPA
    • Oskar Blues  PINNER Throwback IP
    • Plus we should should have Oskar Blues Root Beer today!




    Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA - IN STOCK
    How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too?  That's the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA.  At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor.  With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of Pinnner.   It's the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.





    Oskar Blues Brewery Rocks Glass...$6.99
    Our 10 ounce glass etched with the Oskar Blues Brewery logo.  A very nice heavy duty beer glass.  Very cool



    Just arrived at Forsyth

    Don't forget we have Jen from Oskar Blues pouring beer tomorrow! -click to read more

    Awarded World’s Best Grain Whiskey!





    Teeling Single Grain Whiskey...$44.99
    Limited - should be at all 4 stores today!
    Single Grain – Recently Awarded World’s Best Grain at the World Whiskies Awards, 2014. This award-winning addition is one of only a handful of Single Grain Bottlings in the world. It is fully matured in Californian red wine barrels resulting in an intensely fruity and beautifully amber liquid, with lush berry notes. Hand selected casks, bottled at 46% with no chill filtration to ensure all the unique flavour is captured.

    TASTING NOTES
    Nose: Spice and fruit notes mingle with an underlying sweet nose.
    Taste: Strong spice at the start developing into lush red berries and grapes, with drying tannin effect at the end.
    Finish:  Dry finish dominated by wood and spice.


    Rock Hill location Cheese Feature: Wensleydale with Cranberries


    Rock Hill location Cheese Feature: Wensleydale with Cranberries
    Cut fresh to order, come in for a taste

    Wensleydale with Cranberries
    A classic English cheeese originally produced in Wensleydale.  Originally more common as a blue cheese, but not it is more known for the non blue version.  This includes the addition of cranberries.  A lovely white curd, cow milk cheese. Slightly tart cheddar-style cheese made by the only true original Wensleydale producer still manufacturing. Tartly-sweet with addition of cranberry.

    New Ballas location Cheese Feature: Gooda with Walnuts


    New Ballas location Cheese Feature: Gooda with Walnuts
    Cut fresh to order, come in for a taste





    Mild Cheese Seasoned with Walnuts
    Gooda® with Walnuts
    This creamy–smooth cheese has an attractive sprinkling of walnuts. The slightly higher fat content gives the cheese a richer flavor and creamier texture. It’s a Gouda style cheese, so it is easy to melt, grate or slice. This cheese makes an elegant dessert with fresh fruit and a sparkling drink.


    Each store's selection varies.  All have many great fresh, cut to order cheeses to choose from.

    Ballwin Cheese Feature: Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor

    Ballwin location Cheese Feature: Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor
    Cut fresh to order, come in for a taste

    From the producer that brings you the iconic Humboldt Fog cheese
    Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor
    The perfectly balanced marriage of ripened goat cheese jam-packed with Italian black summer truffles. Elegant and sophisticated, you’ll enjoy the heavy floral, herb, and mushroom notes in this earth-shaking masterpiece.
    Serving Suggestions
    Serve with candied orange and a port wine for a simple dessert.
    Top a hot steak or juicy burger- allow the cheese to soften as the meat rests.Great with a Barleywine or Tripel Ale

    Awards
    Super Gold, World Cheese Awards 2014
    sofi™ Awards, Outstanding Cheese or Dairy, 2009
    Gold, California State Fair Cheese Competition, 2009, 2010
    First Place, American Cheese Society, 2009, 2012, 2014
    First Place, World Championship Cheese Contest 2014


    Each store's selection varies.  All have many great fresh, cut to order cheeses to choose from.

    Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne - Official Champagne for the Oscars


    Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne....$45.99

    CELEBRATING THE ACADEMY AWARDS®
    PIPER-HEIDSIECK celebrates life and those special moments of emotions that make it grand. And there is nothing more grand than receiving a coveted Oscar®.  It is therefore very natural for PIPER-HEDISIECK to be the exclusive champagne of the Oscars®.
    Join PIPER-HEDISIECK to celebrate the Academy Awards® 87th ceremony on February 22 at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood.


    LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION
    The PIPER-HEIDSIECK Maison loves the cinema and the cinema loves it back. The Maison began supporting creativity and daring in the cinema at a very early stage. In 1933, a PIPER-HEIDSIECK bottle appeared in Sons of the Desert*, the debut film of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In the 1950s, it wasn’t diamonds but the gold of PIPER-HEIDSIECK’s wines which seduced Marilyn Monroe, thus anointing the Maison as the film world’s special champagne. And let us not forget the enormous 48-liter bottle, created in 1964 to be the same height as the British actor Rex Harrison (5ft 10”), to celebrate his victory at the Oscars for My Fair Lady**.

    * Sons of the Desert, 1933, by William A. Seiter with Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Mae Busch.

    * My Fair Lady, 1964, musical by George Cukor with Audrey Hepburn, Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison.

    2012 Napa Cabernet ! Do not miss this vintage

    In stock now!


    2012 Napa Valley Cabernet, A Benchmark vintage:
    It was about this time last year that we started to tell you about the coming of the amazing 2012 Willamette Pinot Noirs, well it's time to start talking about the amazing 2012 Napa Valley Cabernets. As the early released 2012 Caymus Napa Cabernet showed we are going to be in for quite a ride over the next 12-18 months as the 2012's start to hit the shelves. 2012 as a vintage has already been rated 96/100 by Robert Parker and we are very excited to see how these wines are tasting.


    2012 Hall Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley...$46.99
    This wine receives amazing press every year, the 2011 was the highest rated Napa Cabernet under $50 from the Wine Spectator at 92/100. The 2012 has not been rated yet but don't wait until it does, it will be long gone by then.
    Check out this list of 2012 vintage Hall Napa Cabernets that scored 95 or higher by Robert Parker.  

    • 2012 Hall Cabernet Howell Mountain  :  98+/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet Mount Veeder  :  97+/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet 1873  :  95/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet Exzellenz :  95/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet Kathryn Hall :  97+/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet Rainin :  95/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet Stag's Leap  :  94-98/100
    • 2012 Hall Cabernet The Bishop  :  96/100


    2012 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$69.99
    Often overshadowed by the Phelps Insignia, the Phelps Napa Caberent offers an amazing value and nearly a third of the price. This in 100% Estate grown Napa Valley fruit and an excellent example of why everyone is so excited about the 2012 Vinatge.




    More 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet In-Stock:
    2012 Togni Estate Cabernet...$109.99
    97/100 Vinous Media

    2012 Lail Blue Print Cabernet...$66.99
    93/100 The Wine Advocate

    2012 St Supery Napa Cabernet...$27.99
    91/100 The Wine Advocate

    2012 Turnbull Reserve Black Label Cabernet...$119.99
    96+/100 The Wine Advocate

    2012 Terra Valentine Cabernet...$21.99


    2012 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvinon Napa...$25.99
    92/100 The Tasting Panel

    2012 Orin Swift Papillon...$65.99
    93/100 The Wine Advocate

    2012 Frank Family Napa Cabernet...$42.99
    92/100 The Wine Advocate

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Orphan Barrel Forged Oak

    This has been starting to hit around the country.   We are told that it will not make it here until early March.  Stay tuned to our emails, blog, facebook, or twitter on how we will hand the release.



    Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Old
    A pillar of strength rooted in time and wisdom, Forged Oak was found while foraging through the historic  Stitzel-Weller rickhouses. This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey spent 15 contemplative years in charred American white oak barrels.    Forged Oak is a statuesque whiskey with aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean that give way to seasoned woody notes of cocoa and young berries, ultimately leading to a long, dry finish of black pepper.
    15 year  MATURED
    45.25% ABV
    Forged Oak features aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean. Tasting notes include seasoned wood, cocoa and berries. The finish is long, dry and peppery.

    Amaro from Angostura





    Amaro di Angostura...$21.99 / 750ml
    A product inspired by Don Carlos Siegert, the bon vivant son of Angostura’s Founder J.G.B. Siegert. Don Carlos placed Angostura® Aromatic Bitters on the world stage in the 1880’s.
    It is his fun-loving spirit of adventure that continues to inspire the House of Angostura today.
    As expected from a winning rum-maker with more than 60 global awards, the House of Angostura is always innovating. Amaro di Angostura® has been made with the amaro lover in mind.  The House of Angostura rum and bitters manufacturing techniques are legendary. Impossible to replicate, Amaro di Angostura® is derived from the bespoke process used in creating the House of Angostura’s iconic aromatic bitters. The recipe for Angostura® aromatic bitters remains a secret. As will the recipe for Amaro di Angostura®.


    Bottled at 35%, Amaro di Angostura® is a deep amber colour, offering aromas of cinnamon, dark chocolate and unmistakeable Angostura® aromatic bitters. The flavours explode on the tongue with warm cinnamon and licorice notes. The finish is perfectly balanced, exotic, lush and reminiscent of the essence of Trinidad and Tobago’s pulsating rhythms, tropical climate and beauty.

    Amaro di Angostura® can be enjoyed over ice, is splendid on its own and offers delicious harmony in a cocktail.

    BLENDING is an art that the House of Angostura has mastered during its 190 year history in producing the finest award winning bitters and rums. Angostura’s blenders are experts who have developed closely guarded recipes. They are passionate about innovation — always working toward better techniques. Amaro di Angostura® is their latest achievement — it is truly one-of-a-kind, with a signature approach — unmistakeably from the House of Angostura.

    The blenders combined Angostura® aromatic bitters with some neutral spirit and added more spices…until a magnificent herbal liqueur was created – the spirit, spices and bitter herbs were mixed and then left to marry for 3 months. It is the patience and skill of the blenders that makes this herbal liqueur – exotic, fun and seductive.

    FEATURED RECIPIE

    "Amora Amaro"
    — Daniyel Jones,
    House of Angostura Brand Ambassador
    1.5 oz Amaro di Angostura®
    .75 oz Angostura® aromatic bitters
    1 oz Simple Syrup
    1 oz Lime Juice
    Garnish- Lime Twist

    Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing tin. Add ice, shake and double-strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh lime zest and serve.

    Oskar Blues Rocks Glass






    Oskar Blues Brewery Rocks Glass...$6.99
    Our 10 ounce glass etched with the Oskar Blues Brewery logo.  A very nice heavy duty beer glass.  Very cool

    Just arrived at Forsyth

    Don't forget we have Jen from Oskar Blues pouring beer tomorrow! -click to read more



    Wood Hat Black Walnut Liqueur and whiskeys!

    Everything is back in stock now from Wood Hat

    Missouri did well at the American Craft Spirits Convetion...

    Very exciting news for Still 630 and Wood Hat from Missouri....
    Still Rally Point Maple Sunset just received a GOLD Medal at the American Craft Spirits Association!


    And 
    Wood Hat Blue Corn Whiskey also received a Gold Medal and a Bronze for their Black Walnut Liqueur



    New!
    Wood Hat Black Walnut Liqueur....$37.99
    Wood Hat's Black Walnut Liqueur is produced locally from tree to glass.
    Our handcrafted, artisan liqueur captures the essence of the native black walnut using alcohol made from our locally grown, all natural corn and wheat. Sarah has adapted a traditional Italian recipe for Nocino to transform Missouri's over-looked black walnut into a spicy after dinner drink which may also be used to brighten a cocktail.
    Gary Hinegardner
    Owner/Distiller



    Wood Hat Montgomery County Bourbon Whiskey...$36.99
    For years now Montgomery Countians have been sending our grain and white oak staves to other states and foreign countries to make spirits. Now for the first time in our history we have grown, ground, fermented, distilled, and aged spirits in white oak barrels right here in Montgomery County.  This whiskey was made possible by doing everything locally from field to glass with a small batch, pot distilled, whole grain, wood fired process.
    Aged 4 months in small barrels.
    Gary Hinegardner
    Owner/Distiller




    Wood Hat Bourbon Whiskey Rubenesque...$36.99 / 750ml
    We diligently control every step of the process to produce a full-bodied flavor.  By keeping the grains whole all the way to the end, a bigger robust flavor was created. It did not need much oak to finish it off.  Then, by selecting 3 year old, air-dried wood for the barrels, the flavor blossomed without the tannic bite ‒ a process only possible with a small batch, pot distilled, single barrel, field-to-glass creation. Aged 4 months.
    Gary Hinegardner
    Owner/Distiller


    Wood Hat Whiskey Blue Corn...$29.99 / 750ml
    "We make our quality whiskey with blue corn because its unique characteristics impart a sweet, nutty flavor unlike any other.  Enjoy our blue corn Whiskey neat, on the rocks, or with your favorite mixer.  We encourage you to try it without  added flavors first, so you can taste the full blue corn experience.

    Wood Hat Whiskey Blue Corn Aged...$29.99 / 750ml
    "Humans have made food from this corn for centuries and have selected it for their own tastes rather than high yields for livestock.  Although costly, its unique characteristics impart a sweet, nutty flavor unlike any other.  To age this whiskey, we selected white oak staves that were aged outside for three years to make our barrels.  Finally, we toasted the barrel rather than char it to bring out the more subtle flavors of the aok.  The result is a quality whiskey with a uniquely complex flavor" 
    Gary Hinegardner
    Owner/Distiller


    Wood Hat Berry Berry Cordial...$19.99 / 375ml
    Wood Hat’s Berry Berry Cordial is produced locally, from field to glass.  Our hand-crafted artisan cordial captures the essence of locally grown blackberries. The corn and wheat are also grown and ground locally, all natural and untreated. We ferment and distill our products with the utmost care.  Hand-crafting a unique cordial is like turning a hat out of wood, it is what you carve away that gives it shape. Although costly, we keep only the very best.
    Gary Hinegardner
    Owner/Distiller

    Congrats to STilL630 - GOLD MEDAL for the Maple Sunset!



    Very exciting news for Still 630 - their Rye/Maple Syrup Barrel Collab with us....
    Rally Point Maple Sunset just received a GOLD Medal at the American Craft Spirits Association!


    We are basically sold out now.  Our Rock Hill (314.962.8150) location has 3 bottles and our Ballwin location (1.636.527.1144)  has a few bottles.  Call to reserve.


    Luckily, there is another batch in barrel now!


    Plus their...
    Soulard Island Rum and S.S. Sorghum Whiskey both won Bronze







    Official release of a Limited Edition "Collaboration Spirit" 
    Only 108 bottles available
    STilL 630 Rally Point Maple Sunset...$44.99
     Collab with The Wine and Cheese Place
    "The taste is fantastic, great RallyPoint rye taste, with subtle undernotes of bourbon and the sweet, lingering finish of maple syrup."  - David Weglarz, owner and master distiller at STilL 630 

    This limited edition Whiskey will only be available at STilL 630 and The Wine and Cheese Place.
    • The barrel was first filled with Knob Creek Bourbon for 9 Years
    • then fill that barrel with organic maple syrup for 2 months (Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup)
    • then fill that same barrel with Missouri Rye Whiskey for 6 months
    • the barrel is not finished yet, Cory from Side Project Brewing will then fill this special barrel with one of his special beers to be release sometime in the future.
    This is what you get....
    STilL 630 Rally Point Maple Sunset Collab with The Wine and Cheese Place
    We only have 108 bottles!
    Only available retail at The Wine and Cheese Place!
     Never to be duplicated again.    We are so lucky here in St. Louis to have these great local business collaborating with us on these exciting projects.  A big thank you to David Weglarz, owner and master distiller at STilL 630 for taking on this project.   Plus, thank you to Cory King of Side Project Brewing also collaborating on this idea.



    Stone Brewing Old Guardian Classic Release 2015



    2015 Stone Brewing Old Guardian Classic Release...$7.49 / 22oz
    Barley wines are traditionally hefty brews, but ours is downright excessive. The huge maltiness of this beer is only tamed by an equally prodigious addition of hops, creating a rich, slightly sweet, caramel-hued ale infused with assertive bitterness and bright hop notes, all culminating in a pleasing dryness. While it will evolve into an even more glorious brew with age, this beer's delicious onslaught of flavors will seriously challenge your ability to wait any longer to drink it.