Saturday, July 16, 2016

Leopold Raffin Cognac

Leopold Raffin started making cognac in 1889, but it is unfortunate that we have heard that they have gone bankrupt and are no longer producing.  We have some left of this amazing Cognac.

This is it - no longer being made

Leopold Raffin Cognac VSOP...$45.99
Aged for 4 years

Leopold Raffin Cognac Napoleon....$92.99
Aged and average of 10 years

Leopold Raffin Coganc XO Meursault Finish....$129.99
Bottled in 2015
A blend of 30 cognacs from the finest crus comprise the fabric of our XO. It spends at least a decade in Limousine oak and is marked by a bouquet of caramelized peach, toasted almonds and candied fruit with spices, vanilla, chocolate and baked apple showing on the palate. Our XO then spends a final 6 months in a Meursault cask a vessel that has aged sweet Meursault wines produced from the Chardonnay Beaune Subregion of the Burgundy area. This second wood finish adds rich spicy flavours, toasted almonds, layers with a richness of creamy toffee notes and traces of oak and depp vanilla.

Leopold Raffin Cognac XO....$199.99
(includes 2 glasses)
Our XO is the result of a blend that has been aged for at least a decade in Limousin oak casks to reach maturity revealing a full bouquet of rich caramelized peach, toasted almonds and candied fruit. Aromatic richness evoking provocative perfumes of spices, vanilla and liquorice blending together with hints of chocolate and baked apple. Complex, rich, supple, balanced and long lasting on the palate. A blend of 30 cognacs all aged for a minimum of 10 years.

Rhum Clement

Clement Rum Vieux Agricole V.S.O.P....$35.99
Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole Vieux is aged a minimum of four years in virgin Limousin barriques and re-charred Bourbon casks. The superb alchemy of natural rum from sugarcane juice matured in a unique variety of the world’s finest oak barrels orchestrated by our Cellar Master gives this exceptional aged rum its brilliant mahogany color, roasted cocoa bean aroma and its illustrious smooth mellow character.
Warm caramel, exotic spice, and dried fruit aromas lead into a soft, silky entry with a moderately off-dry body full of coconut and banana creme brulee, nut, and dried fruit flavors. Finishes with a long fade of charred sugarcane, coconut custard, peppery spices and delicate wet minerals. An elegant and exotic treat.

Clement Rum 6 Year Old Grand Reserve...$52.99
Habitation Clément releases every year carefully selected aged Rhum Agricole as part of their Grand Reserve portfolio. With a beautiful dark mahogany color, Clément 6 year old Rhum Agricole has been distilled from fresh pressed sugarcane juice and aged a minimum of six years in a combination of virgin and re-charred oak barrels, yielding an exceptional aged Agricole Rhum, with a beautiful smokey aroma and long lingering finish.
This rum is accentuated by the intense charred wood flavors balanced by the natural sweetness of the sugarcane distillate and displays some of the finest floral notes and pure character of the Clément cellar.

Clement Rum 10 Year Old Grand Reserve...$68.99
Habitation Clément releases every year carefully selected aged Rhum Agricole as part of their Grand Reserve portfolio.
Clément 10 year old Rhum Agricole has been distilled from fresh pressed sugarcane juice and aged a minimum of 10 years in a combination of virgin and re-charred oak barrels, yielding an exceptional aged Agricole Rhum with unique characteristics of cinnamon and vanilla.
The nose reveals aromatic intensity of raw wood, dried spice and toasted fruit, leading to warm bakery flavors that carry through to an unimaginably lengthy finish. Clément 10 year old Rhum Agricole is a limited release of select barrels chosen and kept aside by our Cellar Master for further aging to develop an unparalleled distinguished character, while following the time-honored traditions of Homere Clément, and is certified under the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée of Martinique."

Clement Creole Shrubb Liqueur D'Orange...$33.99
A superb blend of the finest white and aged Agricole Rhums, married with macerated Créole spices and sun-bleached bitter orange peels. Créole Shrubb bursts with luscious aromas and flavors reminiscent of Martinique. A staple of Caribbean culture, Créole Shrubb is the “secret ingredient” frequently used by celebrity chefs and creative mixologists around the world.

New 2013 scores 98+

John Duvall Eligo Red...$86.99
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2013 Eligo has an intoxicating nose of creme de cassis, blueberry tart and violets with underlying menthol, cloves, fenugreek, licorice and dark chocolate hints. The medium to full-bodied palate is youthfully restrained, with taut, muscular blackberry and exotic spice flavors supported by fine-grained, firm tannins and lively acid, finishing with excellent length. This is a very classy 2013 Shiraz!
Rated 98+/100 The Wine Advocate

95 pointers - Wine Department

A trio of 95 Point Wines

2015 Chateau Peyrssol Rose (Magnums Only) $71.99 1.5 liter
Elegant, light and lively scents of greengage and a little onion. Fresh and zingy with subtle floral, pineapple, white peach and piney flavours. Round, pure, long, diverting, with graceful light cherry fruit and a creamy touch. Very classical, a very attractive rose.
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

2013 Black Slate Porrera Priorat $18.99
Another of the single-sector Priorat wines from importer Eric Solomon, the 2013 Mas d’en Compte is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan aged in a combination of concrete tanks. Large wood foudres and smaller French oak barrels. The wine offers loads of licorice and black raspberries and seems to represent the quintessential style of Priorat in its opulence – floral, blueberry and black raspberry fruit, intense minerality and silky, lush tannins. This medium to full-bodied wine should continue to drink well for another 5-8 years, possibly longer.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

NV Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée $133.99
The NV Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée is a Grand Cru Brut based on 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from a total of eleven villages. The youngest release is a blend of the (declared) vintages 2002, 1999 and 1998, and has a yellow-golden color that opens beautifully with a clear, deep and complex bouquet. It is pure, ripe and very elegant, mixing pain-aux-raisin and honey flavors with pure chalk. Ample, highly elegant, beautifully matured and fruit-intense, with fine caramel, honey and torrone flavors, this is a well-structured Grand Siècle with great finesse and delicate freshness. Awesome.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Rated 97/100 Wine Enthusiast

Goose Island Gillian

A few more cases arrived!!!

Goose Island Gillian....$26.99 / 765ml
Inspired by an amuse bouche often prepared by the wife of one of our brewers, Gillian brings white pepper, strawberry, and honey to a harmonious blend. Partially aged in wine barrels, this Belgian style farmhouse ale is slightly tart and pleasantly sweet in a refreshingly effervescent body.
Style: Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by Volume: 9.5%
International Bitterness Units: 20
Color: Champagne

Hops: Amarillo

Malts: 2-Row, Pilsen, Torrified Wheat

Fresh Basil

Back again at Forsyth for the season - FRESH BASIL
If you buy fresh mozzarella from us, we can clip of some Fresh basil that we have growing in the store.  The Basil is FREE with your purchase of Fresh Mozzarella.  

We just got in Fresh Bufala Mozzarella and fresh Burrata at Forsyth

Perennial Funky Wit and Foeder Saison

BRC release for Perennial Funky Wit and Foeder Saison.

Emails sent out to this morning based on Beer Purchases only

Thank you for all of the support, we do appreciate it!

Perennial Funky Wit....$13.99 / 750ml
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Funky Wit, our wild take on a traditional Belgian Witbier! The wort is spiced with coriander, black peppercorns, and sweet and bitter orange peel before beginning a mixed fermentation with ale yeast and an array of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus strains. This batch has been bubbling happily away in oak since February. Tart and spicy at the beginning, Funky Wit has a fluffy mouthfeel and ends with a lingering sweet coconut imparted by the oak.

Perrennail Foeder Saison...$13.99

Rated 94/100 RateBeer
Belgian-style ale fermented in oak.

Friday, July 15, 2016

New Jameson Cooper's Croze

Jameson Cooper's Croze Irish Whiskey....$61.99
By Head Coooper Ger Buckley 
Celebration the passion of our craftsmen.   The Whiskey Makers Series presents The Cooper's Croze.  "I wanted to craft a whiskey that shows the sweet vanilla to rich fruits and toasted wood.  The Croze is a tool I use to cut grooves into which the heads of the cask are fitted. " -  Ger

New 6 year Old Templeton

New 6 year old!
Templeeton 6 Year Old Rye...$41.99
That’s why, back in 2010, we set aside a few select barrels of The Good Stuff for extra aging. Six long years later, the wait is finally over. Our release of Templeton Rye 6 marks our first new product in over a decade. Aged six years in new American oak barrels, this limited batch of Templeton Rye whiskey is 91.5 proof with an unforgettable flavor. Now there's even more to love about The Good Stuff.

Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale now in 750ml

Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale...$10.99 / 750ml

Schlafly Belgian-Style Golden Ale opens with a fruity nose and rounded sweetness that compose a pale and balanced beer. Hallertau hops lend a hint of spice that balances the aroma and flavor of orchard fruit. Similar to our Belgian Tripel, but with a lighter body and a crisper finish, it is the perfect introduction to the family of Belgian beers renowned for their complexity and delicacy.

Stone Woot Stout 2016

Limit 2 per person today to give more people a chance, 
if some is left, we will open it up tomorrow.

Stone Brewing Farking Wheaton WootStout...$8.49 / 22oz
Drew curtis / wil wheaton / greg koch stone farking wheaton w00tstout
2016 release
Drew Curtis, Fark.Com creator & Patent Troll Killer
Wil Wheaton, actor & web celeb
Greg Koch, ceo & co-founder, stone brewing
This barrel-aged palate-saver has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye and bourbon-soaked wood provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring—if you can wait that long. Now, we can’t say this beer bestows jedi powers, exactly, but your taste buds may just be fooled into believing as much.

2013 Sassicaia is here!

2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia....$163.98 Net

“2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is shaping up to be an epic rendition of this celebrated wine.” -Monica Larner The Wine Advocate
Tasted from barrel, the exciting 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is shaping up to be an epic rendition of this celebrated wine. You get a clear sense of the quality of fruit with your first twirl of the glass. Even at this young stage, the wine shows impressive intensity and elegance. It boasts dark fruit nuances with bold cherry and blackberry that will gain focus and traction with time. Oak notes of vanilla and cinnamon are beginning to show their first signs of mellow integration. This was a cool but classic vintage that saw enhanced aromas, acidity and all the qualities that lead to healthy longevity. The 2013 vintage promises greatness.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 94-97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summit Brewing new releases

Summit Brewing 30th Anniversary Keller Pils..$8.49 / 6pk
An extremely limited-edition lager, so share wisely.
We’re celebrating 30 years of Summit by brewing four special beers that exemplify the spirit of Summit: grounded in tradition and quality but always looking forward with innovation and modern brewing approaches.
An unfiltered traditional German style dating all the way back to the Middle Ages, our 30thAnniversary Keller Pils is unlike any lager we’ve ever produced. We sourced a heritage German barley variety with a blend of traditional and modern German hops along with a Munich lager yeast from a private collection. Here’s to three, full-flavored decades of sharing quality brewing ingredients with quality beer lovers. Cheers!

Summit Unchained Zingiber Cream Ale...$8.49 / 6pk cans
Brewed with the zing of ginger
For his latest Unchained brew, Summit brewer Christian Dixon delivers a tribute to one of the true American eer styles, utilizing the best of both modern and classic techniques and ingredients. Zingiber Cream Ale is a 50/50 hybrid of ale and lager, brewed identically and fermented separately utilizing unique yeast strains, then blended after fermentation. The combination lets the true characteristics of both styles shine through. Clean and crisp meets malty-sweet, full-bodied and robust. The addition of organic Hawaiian ginger adds a bright, spicy dimension to this refreshing brew. 

Our next Knob Creek Barrel...

Our next Single Barrel Arrived
Only 138 bottles produced

After tasting through barrel samples of Knob Creek , we selected Barrel #3709
TWCP / Knob Creek Bourbon Single Barrel Reserve....$39.99
Deep dark color, with a ton of vanilla in the nose. The vanilla comes through on the palate along with rich caramel and toasted nuts. Very long and lingering finish. Bottled at 120 proof.

New limited Still 630 Releases

Very Lmited
StilL 630 S.S. sorghum Whiskey...$41.99
ADI 2015 Medal Winning S.S. Sorghum Whiskey!
*90 Proof (45% alc/vol)
*100% local Sorghum
*Double Pot-Distilled
Sweet, rum-like notes of sorghum make this whiskey exceptional. Let the hints of fig and spice take you back to a time gone by, the age of the paddleboat and pioneer; back to Twain’s St. Louis. High society, gamblers, fine ladies, river rats… imagine yourself along with them floating up the Mississippi River in style on the luxurious S. S. Sorghum Whiskey paddleboat… enjoy Sidni’s Sweet Sorghum Whiskey!

StilL 630 Epedition Rum....$29.99
*81 Proof
*Made from 100% Grade A Fancy sugar cane molasses
*Double pot-distilled
*Aged in new oak barrels and then carefully finished in whiskey barrels
*Perfectly suited to a grand adventure or simply a delicious drink
Legend – “Whether it the first ascent of a mighty peak or the first descent of a raging river, whether tracking polar bears, swimming with sharks, or hiking the Grand Canyon, Expedition Rum is a tribute to all intrepid explorers. To men like Lewis and Clark whose Indomitable Spirit led them through uncharted realms. To those relentless souls who are able to achieve impossible feats that require an iron will. Whether your next adventure is hiking the Appalachian Trail or camping in your own backyard, this delicious rum is the perfect addition to any great expedition. So raise a glass to adventure and to a life worth living.”

StilL 630 Modern Whiskey...$23.99 / 375ml
StilL Modern is the second release in our Brewery Collaboration Series (the idea behind which is to make incredible, uniquely delicious whiskeys from great local craft beers)!
For this edition, we teamed up with the great brewers at Modern Brewery here in St. Louis. We choose their already delicious Biere de Garde (a classic French ‘keeping beer’ typically brewed in the spring and cellared until fall/winter).
The amazing candied floral notes came through the distillation beautifully, and after 8 months of careful barrel aging, we are proud to present StilL Modern whiskey! Only 306 bottles of this exceptional spirit were produced, so get yours in a hurry!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bluecoat American Gin is BACK!!!

Bluecoat Gin Barrel Reserve....$26.99 / 750ml

Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin is produced by aging Bluecoat American Dry Gin® in new American oak barrels for a minimum of three months providing a unique, well rounded and complex spirit.
“The finishing process utilizes charred American Oak barrels to round and soften the gin, introducing hints of caramel, vanilla and toffee without sacrificing juniper or pepper notes.”
– Bill Tambussi, Distiller

Bluecoat American Dry Gin....$21.99 / 750ml
Bluecoat is an American Dry Gin, unique in flavor profile and unsurpassed in character, five times distilled in the birthplace of America - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bluecoat American Dry Gin is craft distilled using organic juniper berries, giving it earthy, spicy juniper notes. When combined with a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels and other organic botanicals, the result is a gin worthy of the term American Premium.

Bluecoat is distilled in a custom-built, hand-hammered copper pot still. A true batch distillation, the process calls for extremely slow heating of the pot, which allows for maximum separation of alcohols. Impurities are discarded, leaving only the purest, most flavorful alcohols. The result is a spirit that is intensely smooth and invigorating.

No additives and all natural, organic botanicals and batch distilled, Bluecoat American Dry Gin is a revolutionary spirit that is distinctive and superior in character.

Top 10 American Spirits from The Wine Enthusiast 2010
Are you ready for a fabulous Fourth? 
Here’s a shortlist of great All-American spirits to help you 
celebrate America’s Independence Day.
#1. Bluecoat Gin (Pennsylvania)
That vibrant blue bottle alone is enough to get us in a celebratory mood, let alone the dry, juniper-forward gin inside. Martini, anyone?

Watermelon IPA

Great hot weather beers are back in stock

Both CANS and bottles in stock now

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado Double IPA....$13.99 / 6pk CANS
Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado Double IPA....$13.99 / 6pk
10% ABV
Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.

Singapore IPA

Saugutuck Brewing Singapore IPA....$9.49 / 6pk
An Intensely aromatic IPA crafted with multiple hop varieties. Singapore IPA utilizes a full malt body which complements the hop bitterness leading to crisp and refreshing citrus flavor with a slight hint of pine. Named after the legendary Lake Michigan ghost town of Singapore, formerly located near Saugatuck, this once thriving lumber town was gradually buried by dune erosion in the late 1880’s. 
Hops:Columbus, Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Ahtanum

Bells Hopsoulution Ale

More in stock at Forsyth and New Ballas (bottled 5/26)
Bells Hopsoulution Ale Double IPA...$16.99 / 6pk
A remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Nature’s finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance.
Alcohol by Volume: 8%

Jolly Pumpkin a new one and some returning favorites

This one is a delicious Gose 
Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Matame Ahorita...$11.99 / 750ml
Brewed Citra and Simcoe hops as well as yuzu, lemon and lime peel, coriander and Alaskan sea salt this barrel aged gose will knock your socks off.

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja....$11.99 / 750ml
"La Roja – An artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Deep amber with earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through natural barrel aging. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age from two to ten months." -- brewery

Jolly Pumpkin Collab with Anchorage...$11.99 / 750ml
Calabaza Boreal
Ale brewed with grapefruit pel, juice and peppercorns
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. -Nietzche

When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration, perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher, of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you. Northward!
Warm regards, RON

Not Your Father's Root Beer 10.7% Version

Not Your Father's Root Beer 10.7%....$6.99 / 22oz
BOMBER Not Your Father’s Root Beer 10.7% ABV iteration marks the third nationally distributed product from Small Town Brewery after last year’s rollouts of Not Your Father’s Root Beer 5.9% and Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale. Until now, this higher strength version of Not Your Father’s Root Beer has only been available in limited quantities in the Chicagoland area. Description: Ale with the Taste of Spices 
ABV: 10.7%

Jefferson Groth Reserve - TWCP Single Barrel

Our own Single barrel --
We picked our own barrel of Jefferson Bourbon finished in Groth Cabernet Barrels
Barrel #41
ABV : 45.1%
TWCP / Jefferson's Reserve Groth Reserve Cask Finish...$69.99
Extra matured in French Oak cask previously held Groth Cabernet Sauvignon
Very Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
Jefferson Reserve is a complex, yet balanced combination of 3 different bourbons, including whiskey aged up to 20 years in American Oak. The result is a medium-weight bourbon with a dry, robust palate that fills with the mouth with flavors of roasted corn, caramel, toffee and oak.