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Saturday, June 13, 2015

2004 Dom Perignon Metamorphosis Iris Van Herpen






2004 Dom Perignon Metamorphosis Iris Van Herpen Champagne....$169.99
Lily-of-the-valley perfume and scents of lightly toasted brioche and almond rise from the glass of Moet’s 2004 Brut Dom Perignon, along with hints of the apricot, pear and grapefruit that then inform a luscious and creamy yet strikingly delicate as well as consummately refreshing palate. Sweet-saline savor of scallop – also already intimated in the nose – lends compulsive saliva-inducement to a ravishingly rarified and persistent finish, joined by alkaline, nutty, liquid-floral, and nori seaweed notes for a performance of head-scratching subtlety and intrigue. (In case my description hasn’t already made clear, we have here inter alia a fantastic sushi wine.) This will be worth following for at least the next 6-8 years, in the course of demonstrating that iconic status as a luxury brand, and elevated (albeit secret) production numbers by no means preclude a wine of understated as well as profound beauty. 
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate








IRIS VAN HERPEN
Normal rules don’t apply…..

Iris van Herpen stands for a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials. She creates a modern view on Haute Couture that combines fine handwork techniques with digital technology .Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate reality and so to express and underline individuality.

The essence of van Herpen is expressing the character and emotions of a woman and to extend the shape of the feminine body in detail. She mixes craftsmanship- using old and forgotten techniques- with innovation and materials inspired on the world to come.

“For me fashion is an expression of art that is very close related to me and to my body.
I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting.

In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression. 'Form follows function' is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.”

Iris her designs require every time an unique treatment of material or even the creation of complete new materials. For this reason, Van Herpen prefers interdisciplinary research
and often collaborates with other artists or scientists.

Green Bench - very limited


Limit 1 bottle per person while it lasts.
Reserve online.  You can get 1 or the other bottle.  
You cannot pick which one you want until you come to pick it up.  When you come pick up you can choose from what is left.



Green Bench Saison de Banc Vert...$8.49 / pint
Green Bench Saison de Banc Noir...$8.49 / pint
A 100% oak fermented culmination of traditional Franco-Belgian style.  Beers with a Green Bench addendum

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fynes / De Molen Mills and Hills Stout







De Molen / Fynes Ale Mills and Hills...$6.99 / 11.2oz
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with De Molen
ABV:9.5%

IBU:100
Hops:Challenger, Magnum, Polaris, Sorachi Ace, Calypso
Malt:Pale Malt, Brown Malt, Crystal Malt, Torrefied Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley.

Tasting Notes
A jet black imperial stout with a dark caramel coloured head. The aroma is of prunes and dark fruticake with a smooth treacle like taste and a lasting warm bitter finish.


What makes it special?
Back in November our friends at De Molen in The Netherlands made the journey over to Scotland to brew our strongest beer to date. De Molen are renowned for brewing big world beating stouts, and we felt that it was fitting that we brew one together on our new kit. This beer was all about seeing how far we could push our new kit on ABV and IBUs. The result is a 9.5% Imperial Stout that is a modern take on a classic style: bold new world hops such as Sorachi Ace and Calypso add a unique dimension to the rich meaty body of the beer. We are also doing a wee barrel ageing experiment with this one and have left some to age in a Grappa barrel with some brettanomyces for a few months. Watch this space…..

Pannepot - all three!



2014 Struise Pannepot...$5.49 / 11.2oz

2010 Struise Pannepot Reserva...$6.99 / 11.2oz
2010 Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva...$7.99 / 11.2oz
At Struise, we love all the beers we make. However, if there should be only one that we should call our ‘flagship’ with right and reason, it’s Pannepot. After a lifetime of brewing tasty, but ‘safer’ beers, this was our first venture into a world of extremities and has a great deal of responsibility in making us into what we are today.

This ‘Old Fisherman’s Ale’, named after the fishing trawlers on which men would risk life and limb to feed their families, sits somewhere in between a Belgian strong dark ale and a stout. It pours a luscious dark brown with a creamy tan head. Each sip hits you with complex flavors of toasty bitterness and deep caramel sweetness. With all its dark and strong complexity, this beer lends itself perfectly to all types of barrel-aging, which is exactly what we've done. We've aged it on various different barrels, including bourbon and calvados. Don't miss out and try it soon!


Label pictures are the wrong vintage - see correct vintages up top















Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake

More in stock


Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake...$7.99 / 11.2oz
From the beer geek breakfast series – the beer that really put Mikkeller on the map – we decided to shake things up by adding a truck load of cocao to the french press coffee trick, creating a whole new dimension to the beer that are loved by freaks and geeks worldwide.

– Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee and cocoa
– ABV: 12,1%

Local Illinois Whiskey and Moonshine!

Grand River Spirits Tasting

Friday, June 12th from 4-6. 


The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO
314.727.8788

Taste:

  • Grand River Baby Bourbon
  • Grand River Whiskey
  • Red Eye Lemonade Moonshine
  • Red Eye Hot Moonshine


Local - from Carbondale, Illinois!





Grand River Baby Bourbon Whiskey...$44.99
Sweet and sippable, our one of a kind bourbon is aged 6 months or less in new, charred 15 or 30 gallon white oak barrels.
41.9% ABV


Grand River Baby Whiskey Small Batch Single Barrel....$41.99
With barley notes, this unique whiskey is aged 6 months or elss in 15-30 gallon charred barrels


Red Eye Hot Moonshine....$23.99
Our first spirit, Red Eye Moonshine, is distilled using traditonal methods combined with modern technology.  Spicy Cinnamon and higher proof punch up this flavored moonshine from Southern Illinois.
32.5% ABV


Red Eye Lemonade Moonshine....$23.99
Life giving you some lemons? Then is Southern Illinois made lemonade 'shine is for you. It even has a dash of local honey to make everything all the sweeter.
19.9% ABV


Red Eye Cherry Moonshine...$23.99
If life is just a bowl of cherries, then why not drink in all that sweet and perfectly tart goodness with out Southern Illinois-made moonshine.

18.6% ABV




More info:
Grand River Spirits is a locally-owned craft distillery in Southern Illinois. Creating spirits that showcase Southern Illinois' grains and fruits. Our offerings will include brandy, whiskey, bourbon, rum, seasonal spirits (such as grappa and schnapps), and of course Red Eye Moonshine. Made from Southern Illinois crops, the production of these premium, hand-crafted spirits are made with the best of the Midwest.

As a craft-distillery in Southern Illinois we will focus on moonshine and whiskey within in the first year, including small, single barrels of whiskey. Don't let our small size fool you, all of the storage, packaging, distilling and tasting is housed under one roof.

Our Process
Our hand-crafted spirits are distilled in a 80-gallon Kothe craft potstill with three plates column, a custom German-engineered technology proven over centuries. Distilling is the process by which ingredients are naturally fermented into a slurry. This slurry is then heated in the still to evaporate the alcohol and chilled back into a liquid. The basic recipe is water, yeast, and sugar-yielding ingredients such as grain, or fruit.

Our Resources
We believe in the traditon that only the best ingredients make the best product. Staying true to this we choose the best local, quality products from Little Egypt. Our region earned this nickname when it shared its breadbasket to feed Chicago during the food shortage of the 1930's. Orchards run by generational families, such as Rendleman and Flamm orchards, provide the apples and peaches that flavor our spirits.




What Happens When You Shop Local products

  • More of your money will be kept in your local economy: for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. When you spend $100 on an out of state company, only $43 stays in the community.*
  • You embrace what makes your community unique
  • You create local jobs.
  • You help the environment: requires less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
  • You nurture community
  • You make your community a destination: the more interesting and unique your community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. More revenue in the local economy.
*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.

WOW - Wine Of the Week: Bouza de Carril Albariño Rias Baixas

WOW - Wine Of the Week. 
Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.
There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.
Wine of the Week :  Bouza de Carril Albariño Rias Baixas
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday June 13 - from 11am-4pm


This is constantly ranked as one of the top Albarinos in Spain.   This is the first time available in the U.S. and we are proud to introduce it to St. Louis!



2013 Bouza de Carril Albariño Rias Baixas...$17.99
Albariño has gone from obscurity to stardom. Although now planted in many countries, no place has matched the quality of wines from its home in this cool, lush Atlantic corner of Spain. Dense yet lacy, boldly flowery but not perfumy, it is acknowledged everywhere to make one of the world’s most beautiful white wines.
There are over 160 growers in Rias Baixas. Each year they hold a blind tasting. For the past decade, Bouza de Carril has always finished in the top 10. We are lucky to have this. Rarely has the word ‘gem’ been more appropriate for a wine.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Forsyth location Cheese Feature: Zingerman's Manchester

Forsyth location Cheese Feature: Zingerman's Manchester

This one was a hit, a fresh batch just arrived


Zingerman's Creamery The Manchester
Pasteurized Cow's Milk With Added Cream
The Manchester draws it origins from a soft-ripened double cream cheese along the Welsh-English border, but through process differences (both intentional and unintentional), no longer bares any resemblance to its very distant cousin. Through gentle pasteurization and slow culturing of the milk, the Manchester retains an amazing expression of the character of the milk used to make it. The milk is pasteurized and heavy cream, bacterial cultures, and geotrichum mold are added and the milk is allowed to ripen for several hours. The geotrichum mold will grow on the surface of the cheese as it ages to give the surface a gentle wrinkled rind and help develop the cheese's savory, earthy flavor.

Serving Suggestions
The Manchester can be eaten at a variety of ages. At one week, the cheese retains a rich mousse like texture with a soft yogurt flavor. By week three, the cheese becomes denser with soft creaming around the edges and the farm flavors become more pronounced. The Manchester, when soft, is best on a French baguette with chutney and tomato. Because of the added cream, the aged version is firm and dense but slices very well and can be served with oatcakes or crackers and chutney (particularly Bushe Browne's Banana Chutney). The cheese can also be baked in a puff pastry.

Forsyth location cheese feature: Santa Gadea Red Label

Forsyth location cheese feature: Santa Gadea Red Label



Organic Goat Cheese from Spain
Santa Gadea Red Label Organic Goat Cheese
Santa Gadea Red Label Medium is a bloomy, enzyme-coagulation organic cheese. At the beginning of its maturing time, once wrapped, it has a tender texture. As humidity and bacteria develop in the cheese, a process that takes place in our caves, Red Label turns creamier and creamier.

Quality cheese made with the environment in mind!
An organic farmstead goat cheese, a sustainable model

Santa Gadea is a farm hidden among ridges and gullies in Burgos, a Northern province of Spain. With an extension of 800Ha, this misty valley has seen battles waged on horseback and knights force kings to swear oaths, for it was legendary knight “El Cid Campeador” who made the King of Spain swear in the “Oath of Santa Gadea” that he hadn’t killed his brother. This happened many centuries ago.

In year 2013, these lands are home and give name to the finest organic goat cheese. Our small family business takes great care in feeding our 1200 goats just our organic crops, where no trace of GMOs or chemical fertilisers can be found. This is why, day after day, Santa Gadea’s cheese master is able to work with a rich-flavoured, own-production organic milk of excellent bacteriological quality that meets FDA standards, the highest in the world.

Santa Gadea is an eco-sustainable, comprehensive business, the nature of which is agricultural, livestock, dairy, industrial and forest. The future is today, and today Santa Gadea is at the forefront of an incipient revolution, where companies will acknowledge the value of human and natural resources alike within their productive cycles.

Our goats sleep inside a magnificent construction of French design (they are also French and we don’t want them to feel homesick). As difficult as it is being an organic flock, all illnesses have been eradicated, including CAEV, thanks to an ambitious health program.
Magnificent wooden barn for our goats at Santa Gadea

The workings of Santa Gadea are cyclic: we sow and harvest our farmlands (in absolute absence of chemical fertilizers and genetic alterations), with which we feed our goats. In turn, the goat’s manure is used as organic fertilizer on crops after being transformed into compost.

In Santa Gadea Farm, as well as producing organic goat cheese, we go for sustainability! Our philosophy is that of coexisting with Nature: we are Climate Positive, since we help sequester an important amount of CO2 from the atmosphere via:

• Reforestation. 120000 new trees (Pinus silvestres, Quercus ilex, Ilex aquifolium, Cherry and Walnut trees) have given back to the forest the woodlands that were stolen from it by the hand of man.

• EM Technology. It is used as a natural booster of anaerobic fermentation, mainly applied to the manure produced by our goats, which is transformed into rich compost. During this anaerobic process of fermentation, over 50% of CO2 emissions is saved, an amount that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere.

• Energy. Santa Gadea has a wind farm built on its soil, and is owner of two photovoltaic panel parks (450kW). This power output exceeds the total input needed to run the farm.

Santa Gadea Farm makes organic goat cheese and has a negative carbon footprint: solar PV and wind energy!
Our family firm wants to restore the image of the small producer, for which it is necessary to embrace a new market philosophy where quality prevails over quantity.

Ballwin Location Cheese Feature: Ameribella

Ballwin Location Cheese Feature: Ameribella

Each store stocks a different selection, check store for details. Come in for a free taste




Jacobs and Brichford Ameribella
from IndianaAmeribella is our semi-soft, washed rind cheese, inspired by the cheeses of Northern Italy, with a salty, savory and mildly lactic flavor. The product comes in a rectangular brick shape (4×6 in). It is a pale creamy yellow colored cheese, with a soft cream to orange brown rind. It maintains a distinctly earthy aroma, reminiscent of bread dough proofing. Slightly salty, savory and mildly lactic, the flavor sweetens with age while the body grows smooth and silky. Good Food Awards Winner 2015.

New Ballas location cheese feature: Port Salut

New Ballas location cheese feature:  Port Salut
Each of our stores carries a different selection, come in and ask for a free taste.


Port Salut SAFR
A slightly pressed curd in wheel, orange color thin coating. Quite mild, pasteurized cow's milk cheese. Delicate tartness is balanced with a milky creamy finish. Port Salut is semi-soft and pasty.

Rock Hill location cheese feature: Ewephoria


Rock Hill location cheese feature: Ewephoria

Each of our stores carries a different selection, check each store for details. All of our cheese is cut fresh to order. Come in and ask for a free taste



Ewephoria Aged Sheep Milk Cheese
This new creation from Holland is unlike any other sheep milk cheese you have ever tasted before. The milk comes from a small farm where the sheep are treated like family. Even though this cheese has been aged for one year, it has developed a sweet and nutty flavor. This cheese tastes like candy! Experience it for dessert with red or green grapes.

Deep thoughts on the BRC



With the Side Project Derivation frenzy just about over, I wanted to share some thoughts on the BRC.

Report has been printed. It is confirmed that the beer will arrived tomorrow.  Will send out emails when the beer arrives tomorrow.  Decided to release all 24 bottles of Derivation #2 because #23 and #24 were less than $10 away from getting a bottle.  I felt they should get the bottles, #25 was about $50 away, so a much better break.

From comments, requests and suggestions -- here is what will be the next progression in the BRC.

From now on, most of the releases will be based on 6 months purchases. The BRC was set up to help reward regular customers. Obviously, things like Side Project Derivation we can sell each bottle 10,000 times over. A store cannot survive on selling limited release beers, it is all about the everyday regular traffic. We feel that using 6 months purchase history will reward the everyday customer with a better chance of acquiring these limited releases that everyone wants.  This I think was the biggest and best suggestion, I had not really thought about this before.

I will do more releases, when I think it is logical, based on a particular brewery. Recently, I released the Jolly Pumpkin La Roja variants (Rojzilla and La Roja Kriek) based only Jolly Pumpkin purchases over the last 12 months. We received our allocation based on our Jolly Pumpkin support, so it seems only fair.

Depending on what it is, I will sill do some a combination of both. Based on a particular brewery and based on overall purchases.


I will continue to put special release on the shelf for people to find that are shopping in the store.   

Alpha Brewing Company Elder Joe






Alpha Brewing Company Elder Joe....$5.99 / 22oz
7% ABV
Caramel Coffee Ale

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Very rare Teo Musso Reserve!


Beer made in cooperation with some of the greatest Italian Wineries!





BALADIN CELLAR - TEO MUSSO RESERVE
Teo had been trying for a long time to find a way to create a physical link between two great products of the earth – Beer and Wine –and two men – the master brewer Teo and his father Enrico, a wine grower. This dream has turned into reality with the creation of the “Baladin Cellar”, a timeless place which brings back to the beginning of the Sixties and to the house where Teo was born, which has been skillfully and patiently recreated in all its details, including the door to the cellar which leads to a rather impressive barrique cellar. The large room contains 160 barriques and a few tonneaus lent by some of the most important Italian wine makers, who have decided to show their open-mindedness towards the world of Italian hand crafted beers. The idea is to use them to age two Baladin beers dedicated to the two classic souls of wine: red and white. “Terre”, created to pay homage to great red wines, is produced with “Nerone” rice and barley from our fields, and “Lune”, created for great white wines, is made with our spelt and barley. The result of this work are two Blends and a very limited number of “Cru”, given to our friends wine makers and available for beer lovers in the “Caveau” of “Cantina Baladin”, where the bottled beers can quietly rest. “Cantina Baladin” is also used to age Xyauyù, Xyauyù Barrel and Xyauyù Fumè: the great beers devoted to the exploration of macro-oxidation.




Baladin Riserva Teo Musso Lune 2010....$39.99
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Baladin Riserva Teo Musso Lune 2012....$39.99

NOBLE ALE (barley wine)
This is the beer that Teo has dedicated to great white wines. It is made with spelt by “Mulino Marino” and barley from our fields, and is aged in the barrels kept in “Cantina Baladin” which previously contained some of the most excellent Italian wines. A beer that celebrates the combination between two great products of the earth. The following producers have cooperated to the project: Antinori, Di Majo, Fazi Battaglia, La Scolca, Livio Felluga and Monte Rossa.







Baladin Riserva Teo Musso Terre 2010....$39.99
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Baladin Riserva Teo Musso Terre 2012....$39.99
NOBLE ALE (barley wine)
This is the beer that Teo has dedicated to great red wines. Made with “Nerone” rice grown by “Cascina Belvedere” in the Vercelli area and barley from our fields, it is aged in the barrels of “Cantina Baladin”. The following producers have cooperated to the project: Arnaldo Caprai, Borgogno, Cantine Del Notaio, Castellare, Ceci, Conti Di Buscareto, Contini, Cottanera, Di Majo, Donnafugata, Fontanafredda, Marchesi Di Barolo, Masseria Liveli, Fratelli Muratori, Palari, San Patrignano, Sassicaia, Tenuta Podernovo, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Terre Di Balbia, Valle Reale and Vigneti Massa.


Side Project Derivation #1 and #2

UPDATE:  Purchases through Wednesday June 10 at 7pm will count towards Derivation release.  That is the cutoff date.

Friday will be the release date!

This way everyone can relax and not worry about it anymore.

Remember all reservations must be picked up and paid for to count towards your BRC


The bottle price will be $35 per bottle.

Don't forget, those that supported on Beer Fest Day, I will be adding your double points into the totals when I do the final report.   Double points will go for this release and the next Side Project Release



As you know, we are going to release the Side Project Brewing Derivation #1 through our BRC soon.  



But surprise, Cory and Karen have been super generous and are giving us a 24 bottle allocation of Derivation #2 !!!  



So the top 22 on the BRC list will get a bottle of both #1 and #2

I will save 2 bottles of Derivation #2 for something special.  Not sure what that is yet, but will probably share at a tasting or something.  Will announce that when we decide.



See the details on #1 below, #2 is a two barrel blend with vanilla added!







This will be the next Side Project Brewing collaboration with The Wine and Cheese Place release.

It is a four barrel blend that will be sold partly at The Wine and Cheese Place BRC program  and partly through Side Project Brewing (follow them on twitter to find out how). Bottle numbers not confirmed yet. The beer is bottled and waiting for label approval now. Just waiting on red tape now.








Derivation Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

ABV 15%
Derivation is our series of Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts in which we brew several recipes, age them in a variety of barrels and blend them before bottling to add depth and structure to this massive style of beer.

Blend #1

  • 25% Wheated and Smoked Imperial Stout aged in a Bourbon Barrel
  • 25% Wheated Imperial Stout aged in Maple Syrup bourbon Barrel **
  • 50% Wheated Imperial Stout aged in Wheated Bourbon Barrels
Barrel aging ranged from 13-23 months

** Remember this barrel from back in 2013.  Used to make Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.
Barrel: Willett Family 9 year old
Barrel first filled with Sweet Sophie Maple Syrup
Beer: Huge Imperial Stout
Barrel filled: June 1, 2013


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chimay Doree "Gold"




Originally only sold at the Monastery
Chimay Doree "Gold"....$19.99 / 4pk
A short time before the construction of the Trappist brewery in 1862, the monks at Chimay set about to brew in small quantities an easily digestible beer light in alcohol (4.8% per volume) whose gustatory palette placed it within the style of its predecessors. It was at the time reserved for members of the monastic community. Over time, this beer called “Golden” continued to reside within the abbey. It was subsequently offered to guests of the community then to staff members working for Chimay.

Despite its lower alcohol content, it is still a highly fermented Trappist beer whose touch of hops and spicy aromas never fails to delight all who taste it. As a new public progressively discovered it, the demand to be able to find it outside the abbey grew. The brewery was now faced with a dilemma: to choose between keeping only for itself a product that had already conquered fans in a purely spontaneous manner or make it available on the market. The brewery has thus opted for an intermediate solution: offering “Golden” for public enjoyment in a limited number of HORECA establishments.

Wine Tasting at our Forsyth location

Father's Day Weekend Wine Tasting at Forsyth
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Check out these fantastic wines you get to taste!

Come find Dad a perfect bottle or a case to throw into the cellar. We have a couple of amazing tastings scheduled for Father Day weekend.
Far Niente, Nickel and Nickel and En Route Wines
Friday June 19 from 4pm-6pm 


  • 2012 Far Niente Chardonnay
  • 2012 Far Niente Cabernet
  • 2012 Nickel and Nickel Tench Vyd. Cabernet
  • 2012 Nickel and Nicke Branding Iron Cabernet
  • 2012 En Route Pinot Noir

Paul Hobbs and Crossbarn Wines

Saturday June 20 - from noon-2pm 

Taste these Paul Hobbs and Crossbarn Wines

  • 2013 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay (90-93/100 The Wine Advocate)
  • 2013 Paul Hobbs Ross Station Chardonnay (96/100 The Wine Advocate)
  • 2013 Crossbarn Chardonnay
  • 2012 Crossbarn Cabernet
  • 2012 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet (93/100 The Wine Advocate)
  • 2013 Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Crossbarn Pinot Noir

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wood Hat Spirits Tasting

Wood Hat Spirits Tasting
We will taste an assortment of Wood Hat Spirits

Friday June 19, from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788





Wood Hat All American Red, White, Blue Corn Whiskey...$31.99
For your sipping pleasure, we have chosen three distinctive, locally grown red, white and blue corns. These heirloom varieties are ground, fermented and distilled, then blended to create a unique and truly all-American whiskey.  Our All American Red, White and Blue Corn Whiskey is small batch pot distilled and bottled right here in New Florence, Missouri.
Gary Hinegardner
Owner/Distiller


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

Square One Distillery tasting...


Please join us...

Spirits of St. Louis Tasting!
Friday June 19, from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788




We will be tasting....
  • Regatta Bay Gin
  • Island Time Rum Amber and Crystal
  • JJ Neukomm Missouri Malt Whiskey
  • JJ Neukomm Hopskey
  • Vermont Nights Liqueur
  • Midwest Wheat Vodka

Here is some info on a few of them...


Spirits of St. Louis Hopskey with Hops!





Spirits of St. Louis J.J. Neukomm Whiskey
JJ Neukomm Whiskey ~ Our whiskey has been aged in small casks until it picks up the perfect taste & color. We begin with a blend of toasted malts & cherry wood smoked malt to craft an our own special character that you will not find in any whiskey at any price.

Spirits of St. Louis Island Time Amber Rum
Island Rum ~ Our rum is made from 100% golden cane molasses directly from the sugar cane fields of Louisiana. It is fermented and run through our still to capture the true flavors that are reminiscent of rum from the Caribbean.


Spirits of St. Louis Regatta Bay Gin
Spirits of St. Louis Gin ~ Our gin is an American gin, well balanced with a low Juniper and a higher citrus flavor. We use nine different botanicals including hops to balance this traditional sailing spir
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Taste some great local Spirits this Saturday

Saturday Tastings at The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO
314.727.8788


Saturday June 13 from 2pm - 4pm
Taste Coulter & Paine Spirits
(formerly Mad Buffalo)
We will be tasting a selection of their fine spirits

Saturday June 13 from 1pm - 3pm
Taste Cardinal Sin Vodka and Starka







 Made in Missouri



Cardinal Sin Starka Barrel Aged Spirit...$32.99
In the tradition of the great Stark Vodkas of Poland, where distillers would age vodka upon their daughter's birth and open the barrel to celebrate her wedding, this Starka is unique to the US market.  Made in small batches and aged in new American oak barrels.  Starka ages only the "hearts" of the spirit to ensure the key flavor components of the barrel clearly shines through.  Enjoy this American Starka neat, up, over ice or in favorite cocktail classics.

Cardinal Sin Artisan Vodka.....$27.99 / 750ml
St. Louis Distillery
"The divinely pure spirit, made form the highest quality American grains, is hand-crafted in individual small batches.    This hands-on process is the only way to completely extract the "hearts" of the distillant to provide you with the cleanest,  smoothest, best tasting vodka." - label



What Happens When You Shop Local products

  • More of your money will be kept in your local economy: for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. When you spend $100 on an out of state company, only $43 stays in the community.*
  • You embrace what makes your community unique
  • You create local jobs.
  • You help the environment: requires less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
  • You nurture community
  • You make your community a destination: the more interesting and unique your community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. More revenue in the local economy.
*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.






Amager Collab with Jester King

In stock now and online





Amager Collab with Jester King Danish Metal....$9.49 / pint
Imperial Stout
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
It was a true Texan invasion when Jester King came to Amager. We honestly lost count but we believe at least 8 or 9 of these cowboys came riding in - dragging their suitcase rollers along. And we didn’t put up much of a fight since it was the day after the Copenhagen Beer Celebration party. Morten fell asleep in the malt room and Jacob pretty much fell asleep leaning against the mash tun while mashing in. René? Well, we never saw René that day. Oh yes, we were beat. Dead meat we were. Crooked Stave came by, so did The Kernel and Off Color Brewing - or was it somebody else? Sorry, we totally lost track. But Manker was here….we think. But a beer was indeed brewed in this massive state of being wasted, and a bit of a beast it is. We took the original version of Jester King’s Black Metal - the one with a British ale yeast - and gave it a bit of a Danish spin. Hence Danish Metal was born. It’s rich and potent and powerful - just like a Texas steak. Or something. But we’re babbling. We’ll shut up now. Sorry

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