Labels

Friday, November 18, 2016

Point Labaddie Brewery

We are excited to give you a preview from long time customers and friends of The Wine and Cheese Place.  Andy and Rob Grimm just recently opened their own brewery.  Make sure you check them out.




Stop by Forsyth for a taste....
We are excited to have a preview from this new Missouri Brewery
Point Labaddie Brewery IPA
Batch 2: IPA – 6.5% ABV – 84 IBU – Light color with Chinook bittering hops and Mandarina Bavaria aroma hops. Dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops. This IPA will have a spicier taste with a citrusy aroma.


Founded by brothers Andy Grimm and Rob Grimm, Point Labaddie Brewery is an independent craft brewery located on 17 acres in Labadie, MO.

Forsyth tasting tonight

Come Taste TONIGHT-  Friday
Friday, November 18th
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788

From 4-6pm - Open House


 
  • J. Rieger Caffe’ Amaro
  • Lazzaroni Amaretto
  • Bigallet Thym Liqueur
  • Straight Edge Whiskey
  • Shrub & Co Blood Orange
  • Pinckney Bend Hibiscus Gin and Tonic Syrup
  • Smooth Ambler Contradiction 
  • Old Scout American Whiskey
  • Highland Queen 8 year Scotch
  • Blackwoods Gin 
  • Rock Bridge Option #2 Imperial Milk Stout brewed with Coffee Beans
  • Rock Bridge Rye You Lil’ Punk
  • Rock Bridge Saison
  • 4 Hands Gingerbread Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Smores Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

Wine/Beer/Cider Suggestions for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Wines (and a couple of beers)


Thanksgiving is my favorite wine Holiday, with so many flavors and dishes on the table you can really drink whatever you like and it's bound to go perfectly with something on the table. We always struggle with the question of what is the perfect Thanksgiving wine, because really the perfect Thanksgiving wine is the one you want to drink the most. So we have come up with a few suggestions from our 4 locations -- Aaron, Wine Buyer Forsyth location


2015 Chateau Du Donjon Minervois Rose On-Sale...$11.99
This Rose makes a great transition from late afternoon to early evening, low in alcohol but bursting flavor, Donjon’s classic, bone-dry rosé offers aromas of strawberry, cherry and plum, with a silky texture, and a long, piquant finish. A perfect complement to the tart Cranberry sauce and a nice foil to that sometimes a little too dry Turkey.   -- Aaron, Wine Buyer Forsyth location


2015 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon VV....$25.99
I absolutley loved the 2014 vintage of this wine and was very excited we were able to get the 2015 vintage prior to Turkey Day. The 2015 Thevenet Morgon is one of the most versatile red wines around full of up front fruit intensity that is tempered by laser like acidity. This wine may actually pair well with every dish on the table from the Chestnut Soup to start through the pecan pie al la mode at the end.   
 -- Aaron, Wine Buyer Forsyth location



Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose...$19.99
Don't forget Sparking to get the festivities started off right. Plus pink sparkling to make it extra festive.  Sparkling does not just have to be a starter, you can drink this one through the whole meal.  The acidity and bubble will help cleanse the palate on the wide variety of food you will be eating. -- Paul, Forsyth location


2015 Schreyer Alsace Edelzwicker....$13.99
Alsatian wines have always been a great traditional pairing with Thanksgiving.  The reason is they work well with the wide variety of food.  This new 2015 vintage release is a blend of 55% Pinot Blanc, 15% Pinot Gris and 30% Sylvaner.   It has the right weight and acidity to bring your food to the next level.  
-- Paul, Forsyth location

2014 Domaine Roche Audran Côtes du Rhône Villages “Cuvée César” Rouge...$22.99
I am a big fan of Cotes du Rhone with Thanksgiving, I have it almost every year. It has the right weight and that black pepper in the wine matches well with turkey. This wine is rich, but not overpowering for the meal.   The vines for the César range from 55 to 100 years old .  This very old vine Grenache is loaded with black raspberry and black pepper.    
-- Paul, Forsyth location



2014 Le Cirque Grenache Gris....$13.99
"...Lots of citrus, Dried pineapple and rocky nuances, medium-bodied richness and a crisp, juicy feel on the palate. Plenty of bang for not much buck" 90pts The Wine Advocate -- Marc, New Ballas Wine Buyer

2015 Wente Pinot Noir Rose....$16.99
"This beautiful rose is completely dry and fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain its bright, crisp acidity. With undertones of raspberry, pear and floral notes, this wine is the perfect complement to a wide variety of dishes." 
 Marc, New Ballas Wine Buyer

2015 Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages VV....$9.99
This wine offers red fruits, lightly spicy notes. The mouth is full of fresh fruits flavours, remarkable softness and a nice concentration. A very pleasant wine with mellow tannins. 
 Marc, New Ballas Wine Buyer


Manicardi Lambrusco Grasparossa....$16.99
"A single vineyard, fully dry wine, the Ca del Fiore is rich and complex with hints of cassis and dark fruit. It pairs beautifully with a variety of foods including turkey!"  
 Marc, New Ballas Wine Buyer



Good Company makes the wine that much better. Keeping that in mind here are a few of my suggestions – Kevin, Ballwin wine buyer

2013 Chateau St. Michelle/ Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling...$18.99

A domestic classic 2013 Chateau Ste Michelle Eroica Riesling Dr Loosen.   “..Everything is perfectly integrated, the sugar is balanced by the acidity, and it finishes clean and crisp…” 91 Parker. One of my favorite domestic Riesling in the market. 
– Kevin, Ballwin wine buyer
2015 Chateau Virgile Blanc....$11.99

I prefer through caution to the wind, to me the Ch Virgile Blanc is a great example for the adventurous wine drinker. A blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle and Viognier. It wakes up your senses. Peaches, apricots, citrus fruits give way to the tropical flavors all of which create texture and body. Finally allowing the acidity to kick demanding a delicious sip. ONLY $11.99 
– Kevin, Ballwin wine buyer
Hahn Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir...$25.99
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir back to back vintages scoring 92pts form Wine Spectator 2013 & 2014. This wine is offers all the power that you would expect for Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. I enjoy the full flavor style ( sometimes the turkey is just too dry – sorry mom). The acid in the wine will wash it all down!  
– Kevin, Ballwin wine buyer
2014 Fontaine du Clos Cotes du Rhone Confidences...$15.99
Ready for another adventure try 2014 Fontaine du Clos • Cotes du Rhone Confidences, it is a hidden gem from the vintage.   It is close to an 60/40 split of Grenache and Syrah that was completely destemmed and aged all in concrete tanks. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as ample garrigue, raspberries, toasted spice and licorice. Ripe, textured, beautifully pure and with a great finish.   It offers way more character than the price point would have you believe. 90 pts Parker. 
– Kevin, Ballwin wine buyer




2014 St. Innocent Villages Cuvée Pinot Noir...$19.99

The 2014 Villages Cuvée is a stunner, layered with bright berry fruits and exotic spice notes that push through all the way to the finish. Never over the top, and delivering just the right amount of freshness, it's the perfect companion to that rich Thanksgiving turkey smothered in gravy. Not to mention, at $19.99 we have lowest price on Wine-searcher! -- Kole, Rock Hill Wine Buyer

2015 Chateau Haut Maurin Bordeaux Blanc...$12.99
This 100% sauvignon Blanc is ripe and fresh with a slight mineral character. Perfect as an aperitif before the big meal, the crisp apple and lemon flavors will pair great with creamy cheeses, shellfish and other goodies. 
-- Kole, Rock Hill Wine Buyer



Beer Suggestions for Thanksgiving

6 pack suggestion
Avery Ellie’S Brown Ale - Pleasant roasted character on the nose lacking hoppiness, but carrying a rich maltiness with complex caramel and roasted flavors, leading to a very nice pairing for the savior/salty traditional thanksgiving dishes. - Adrian, Forsyth beer expert


750 Bottle to share
De Glazen Toren Cuvee Angelique - This beer has a big body, high effervescence, and a deep caramel flavor. There's a slight amount of yeast based sourness that creeps in to offer balance, with a flavor that reminds of dates or caramel covered apple. Pop this bottle this bottle for the first slice of turkey or save it for the sweets. - Adrian, Forsyth beer expert


Cider
Sidra Fonciello Cider - Very Earthy with a bit of funkiness and tart apple flavors. Poured correctly using the traditional pouring techniques this cider become rich and creamy. With a yeasty character very similar to many champagne and sparkling wines, this cider should fit perfectly at your dinner table.  - Adrian, Forsyth beer expert


Growler Station

(great for Thanksgiving to share with the family)
Firestone Walker UNFILTERED DBA - This beer is not bottled only sold via the Growler. Pale malts create a smooth middle with ribbons of caramel, English toffee and toasted oak. As this beer warms it unfolds many new flavors like a feast in a glass. Enjoy throughout Thanksgiving dinner with all of your dishes. we offer this beer at our new Growler Station where we fill 32oz and 64oz growlers providing nice and fresh draft beer right at your families dinner table.  
- Adrian, Forsyth beer expert

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Growlers for sale at our Forsyth location





Just added for GROWLER SALES!


Earthbound Brewing - St. Louis Missouri
Mahlab ESB

It would be a politely bready ESB except we ran the grainbill way up. Spiced with mahlab, the pits of St. Lucie cherries, commonly used in Turkish baked goods.

Apple Mead aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels




Moonlight Meadery 2016 Them Little Apples...$9.99 / 4pk cans
6.5% ABV
Hard Cider, made from freshly pressed apple cider with a bit of natural sugar, then we let it age in freshly emptied Rye Whiskey barrels, for a up to 3 months.


Moonlight Meadery 2016 How Do You Like Them Apples...$4.49 / 12oz can
13.5% ABV
A New England Hard Cider, made from freshly pressed apple cider with a bit of natural sugar used to help reach the impressive strength, then we let it age in freshly emptied Rye Whiskey barrels, for a minimum of 6 months.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Raventós i Blanc • Gran Reserva de la Finca






2012 Raventós i Blanc • Gran Reserva de la Finca....$37.99

Vivid gold. Lively, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas are joined by lovely notes of jasmine, green tea, honey and ginger. Fleshy, dry and sharply focused on the palate, with Meyer lemon, pear skin and quince flavors that spread out and deepen on the back half. At once rich, nervy and lithe, this wine displays excellent finishing thrust, length and resonating minerality.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media
Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate

2014 Louis Jadot Great Burgundy







2014 Louis Jadot Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses...$299.99

The 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses has a more engaging nose than the 2014 Bonnes-Mares at the moment, with vivacious blueberry and raspberry coulis scents, and an underlying mineralité that draws you in. The palate is medium-bodied with crisper tannin than the aforementioned grand cru, fine tension, quite linear in style with a tingle of spice towards the gentle but sophisticated finish. It is a more restrained Amoureuses from Jadot, but one exuding class.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate



2014 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques...$119.99
Healthy medium red. Brooding, medicinal aromas of black cherry, game and pepper, with a touch of menthol; my sample was mostly from new oak but the final assemblage will be about 40%. Sweet and round on the palate, with the concentrated black cherry fruit accented by a savory peppery quality. Finishes very subtle and long, with smooth tannins
Rated 90-92/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media


2014 Louis Jadot Beanue 1er Cru Chouachoux....$49.99
Beaune vineyards are the most extensive of the Côte de Beaune, between Savigny to the north, and Pommard to the south. There are no Grand Cru vineyards in this commune, but 36 Premiers Crus.   The vineyard of Beaune is almost totally inclined, that is why there are a lot of Premiers Crus, for example « Les Chouacheux », from old french « Les Sausseux »: where willows are planted. They are situated just underneath « Les Vignes Franches » at 230 meters high.

Nikka and Kavalan tasting



Nikka and Kavalan tasting with 
Marta Taskin
TONIGHT -- Wednesday November 16 from 5-7.

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

Open house format - come tastes these great whiskys.

  • Kavalan Ex Bourbon Oak
  • Kavalan Sherry Oak
  • Kavalan Conductor Port Cask Finish
  • Nikka Miyagikyo
  • Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
  • Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
Plus, taste the Hirsch 20 Year Old.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey is back!


NEW
Clyde May's Straight Bourbon Whiskey 92 proof...$29.99
Non chill filtered





New 110 proof
Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey 110 Proof....$49.99
Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey 85 Proof....$28.99
Over 70 years ago, in an illegal still tucked away in the Conecuh Ridge in Alabama, Clyde May created his first batch of craft whiskey.  Clyde May lived outside the law and the bourbon belt.  He was a moonshiner by trade but a craftsman by heart. Using copper stills, fresh Alabama spring water and the finest local grains, he vowed to make the best darn whiskey Alabama had ever tasted.  While others sold their moonshine straight, he aged small batches in charred oak barrels and experimented until he created his own unique finish—Alabama Style.

What is Alabama Style?
Clyde added oven-dried apples to his barrels. The resulting hints of green apple and cinnamon not only made it smoother than other whiskeys—they’re what made it Alabama Style.   Today, we honor Clyde’s legacy with a blend of 5 & 6 year old bourbon, handcrafted in small batches and finished in that Alabama Style.




Friday Tasting - Forsyth

Come Taste this Friday
Friday, November 18th

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

From 4-6pm - Open House


  • J. Rieger Caffe’ Amaro
  • Lazzaroni Amaretto
  • Bigallet Thym Liqueur
  • Straight Edge Whiskey
  • Shrub & Co Blood Orange


  • Pinckney Bend Hibiscus Gin and Tonic Syrup
  • Smooth Ambler Contradiction 
  • Old Scout American Whiskey
  • Highland Queen 8 year Scotch
  • Blackwoods Gin 

Plus our beer tasting also - TBA

Tim Smith Climax Whiskey Wood Fired



Tim Smith Climax Whiskey Wood Fired...$26.99
This isn’t your ordinary American bourbon style whiskey its Tim Smith’s century-old moonshine recipe aged and filtered with toasted oak and maple wood imparting color and revolutionary flavors.  Premium southern Appalachian Oak-in tank inserts are made of white oak staves. Hand selected to be without defect from millions of board feet of wood.  Each white oak stave is carefully cured to within +/- 0.5% moisture content before undergoing our unique small batch open flame wood toasting and aging process throughout the entire thickness of the whole stave and is allowing for 100% of the oak to work on the maturation process.
The final process allows the whiskey to cool in Oak containers and the result is Tim Smith’s revolutionary Climax Whiskey – Made to be in a Class of its Own.

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla





Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla...$11.99 / 750ml

STYLE: Ale FOOD PAIRING: Dessert, Doughnuts
TASTING NOTES: This ale was inspired by the Voodoo Doughnut Grape Ape doughnut, a creation that features vanilla frosting, grape dust and purple sprinkles.
INGREDIENTS: Brewed with natural flavors.
A collision of crazies between two Oregon artisans.

Goose Island Brewmaster's Reserve


Goose Island Brewmaster's Reserve...$55.99 / 24 pack case

4 bottles of 6 different beers including some beers we have not seen in awhile.  See picture above

You can call 314.727.8788 to reserve or for transfers

O'Fallon Snow Pack



O'Fallon Snow Pack...$15.99 / 12 pack
Includes 3 bottles each of...
  • Ginger Jo Latte
  • Bottlehouse Brown
  • Zekes Pale Ale
  • Fitz's Hard Root Beer

Introducing Ginger Jo Latte. A brown ale made with Ronnoco's black ice coffee, our proprietary spice blend and milk sugar to give it that Latte characteristic. The malt blend will give you that bready sweetness of gingerbread. Bottle House Brown is a British Brown Ale with soft chocolate, caramel and toasted nut flavors with just enough earthy hops to offset the sweetness to the malt. Also included are Zeke's Pale Ale, a perfectly balanced pale ale using Galaxy hops. And Fitz's Hard Root Beer, an Ale using the flavors that you all know and love in our favorite local Root Beer.


4 Hands Chocolate Milk Variety Pack




4 Hands Chocolate Milk Variety Pack...$19.99 / 3 bottles and 1 glass
  • 4 Hands S'Mores Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Gingerbread Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 1 glass

Odell Brewing Montage with Lone Comet IPA




Odell Brewing Montage...$18.99


This one includes:
Isolation Ale
Levity Ale
(which is no longer available in 6 packs in St. Louis)
IPA

Plus this new beer
Odell Lone Comet IPA 

(not many breweries have access to Comet hops apparently)
Inspired by our small-batch pilot system, the Roots Release series honors our experimental brewing roots and invites you to sample some of our favorites. Comet Hops fly solo in this IPA leaving behind a trail of grapefruit, grass, and melon notes. Balanced with a light and crisp malt bill, this single hop IPA takes your taste buds on a cosmic journey.


Odell Double Black IPA





Odell Mountain Standard Doulbe Black IPA...$13.99 / 6pk CANSAs winter sets in we embrace the darkness with this Black IPA—released as Daylight Savings falls back to MST. We brew it with hops handpicked on Colorado’s Western Slope. The assertive American hop profile and roasted malt character balance perfectly with just a touch of bitterness. Go ahead. Give in to the dark side.

Boulevard Collab with Firestone Walker




More arrived today - no limit now!
Boulevard Collab with Firestone Walker...$11.99 / 750ml


A barrel aged blend of 
  • Imperial Stout X Tart Cherry
  • Bourbon Barrel Quad
  • Stickee Monkee
  • Velvet Merkin


Monday, November 14, 2016

Leaping Horse Vineyards -


All of the four of the Leaping Horse Wines just received a "BEST BUY" in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine!






You are going to want to buy these by the case!!!



Just scored a BEST BUY!!! But we already knew that....

2014 Leaping Horse Chardonnay....$9.99

A spicy, nicely oaky aroma catches the attention right away.  Next, equally oak-influenced flavors like vanilla and cinnamon complement solid pear and crisp apple notes.  This has good complexity and makes a fine example of a well oaked Chardonnay.  BEST BUY."
Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast
The world loves Chardonnay because of its clean, fruity, yet dynamic characteristics. It is just an all-around great wine.  Perfect weight with a delightful pale yellow hue, the Leaping Horse Vineyards Chardonnay is bright and crisp from start to finish. It has a nice richness with just the perfect hint of butter balanced with tropical fruit aromas and flavors. The finish hints to a bit of lemon zest to give it that crisp finish to keep you wanting more. 
This wine is excellent with vegetarian pastas, herb roasted chicken, grilled salmon, barbecued scallops or a seafood pasta in cream sauce.


2014 Leaping Horse Cabernet Sauvignon....$9.99
The Holy Grail of red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon has become one of the most popular varietals worldwide and the Leaping Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon will not disappoint!  The Leaping Horse Cabernet Sauvignon is a luscious Cabernet with deep red-purple hues and flavors of black currant and cherry with hints of blueberry and a touch of oak and vanilla.  It’s smooth, rich and deliciously drinkable.  Leaping Horse Cabernet is ideal for hearty stews and beef soups, grilled or barbequed red meats, pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, a plate of strong cheeses or barbequed chicken. It’s also fabulous with rich chocolate desserts!


2014 Leaping Horse Merlot....$9.99
Forget that is Merlot, this wine is a fantastic red wine that will shock you with its quality.  Merlot is one of the classic varietals with its roots in Bordeaux (did you know that Petrus is made from 100% Merlot and is one of the most sought after and expensive wines in the world) It’s complex, fresh fruit flavors and smooth finish still make it a favorite for many red wine drinkers. Straight-forward in style, the Leaping Horse Merlot has violet and dark fruit aromas with pleasant plum, black cherry and a finish that seems to last forever. Mouth filling yet smooth, Leaping Horse has created an unpretentious wine that can pair with just about anything.  Merlot is a very versatile red that works well with many types of meats. Try ours with roast turkey or chicken, grilled blackened salmon, meat sauced pasta dishes, pork, grilled vegetables or a steak salad.



2014 Leaping Horse Red Blend....$9.99
 Don't look before you leap.  Pair your favorite dish with the perfect wine and step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.  Live higher.  Begin your adventure with Leaping Horse.

A leap into this gorgeous red blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah will delight your senses.  From the dark red purple color and deep perfume of baked fruit pie and dark fruits you will journey into notes of jam and butter on warm toast ending in a balanced and beautiful full finish.  A complement to any barbecue, especially one that includes steaks, chicken, and port or hearty pasta dish filled with fresh vegetables.

Letherbee Gin Autumnal



Letherbee Gin Autumnal...$29.99
Rumor has it that borscht was invented during the Russo-Turkish war as an economical way to feed four thousand Cossacks during the two-month siege of Azov fortress in southern Russia. Regardless of origin, the hearty, sour soup has since become popular in several, Eastern European countries including, most notably, the Ukraine whose beetroot based version has become widely associated with the name. Not to mention, furthermore, that it served as the primary inspiration for the fifth installment in our Autumnal series: our flagship gin made with beets, dill, black pepper, caraway and cumin. Subtle nose, grassy, almost like an open field after a rainstorm. Black pepper is upfront imparting woody, piney notes and a tinge of heat on the tongue. The body is clean, remarkably smooth with an earthy flavor lingering in the background. The finish offers hints of citrus and sweet anise before fading into a pleasant warmth. Try it neat or louched first and then, in a Bloody Mary, Hanky Panky or Dry Martini. The 2016 Autumnal Gin is bottled at 96 proof and was made in a limited run of 2,500 bottles

Shrub & Co.





WE ARE SHRUB & CO
Great drinks start with great ingredients. Along with many bartenders and chefs, we’re passionate about bringing shrubs back to your glass. It is simply an amazing way to deliver flavor to cocktails or sodas.
We craft our shrubs from their most basic elements – organic fruit, sugar, vinegar and aromatics. Achieving balance and bright flavor with minimal ingredients is a challenge we embrace, so we don’t use concentrates or artificial ingredients. With the exception of our locally sourced wildflower honey, all of our ingredients are certified organic.

WHAT IS SHRUB?
Shrubs are an intriguing blend of fruit, sugar, and vinegar created during the Colonial Era to preserve fruit long after harvest. Recipes and methods for making shrubs vary, but the result is always a delicious liquid that captures the essence of fresh fruit – to be enjoyed in any season. Peaches with bourbon in December? Absolutely.
WHY VINEGAR?
Vinegar provides a distinct tangy bite that balances perfectly with the sweetness of fresh fruit. Vinegar works much like citrus in your drinks – it quenches thirst, cleanses the palate and is very refreshing.



Shrub & Co. Organic Blood Orange Shrub...$18.99 / 16oz
Made from California-grown organic blood oranges, this elegant shrub pairs easily with all the base spirits – but we really enjoy it with pisco, gin, tequila and mezcal.

Shrub & Co. Grapefruit Shrub...$18.99 / 16oz
Think about pairing Shrub & Co Grapefruit with a smoky mezcal for a Paloma-esque concoction. We’re also mixing it with everything from gin to whiskey. Of course, you can’t go wrong with sparkling wine.

New Oyo Vodka and Bourbon





OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka...$29.99
The premier product in a line of seasonally inspired infusions featuring Middle West’s flagship spirit, here paired with local wildflower honey and organic, single-source, fair-trade vanilla beans — which are purchased raw and processed at the Middle West facility for the fullest flavor.

Tasting Notes: “Pale golden straw color with aromas of toasted marshmallow and wax honeycomb with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honey-vanilla bean ice cream and delicate peppery spice finish. Very pure, tasty, and balanced.” — International Review of Spirits, Beverage Testing Institute

34x originally distilled vodka, all natural, kosher. 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).




OYO Stone Fruit Vodka...$29.99
The bright crimson colors of Ohio’s autumn inspired Middle West Spirits’ second vodka infusion, along with the fall harvest of the region’s abundant stone fruits. Building on the complex character of the Ohio wheat, Middle West Spirits paired its flagship OYO Vodka with Montmorency cherries, sweet yellow peaches, fragrant apricots, almonds, hibiscus, and a touch of the state’s finest wildflower honey to produce a fruit-forward spirit that captures the fresh seasonal essence of our favorite local stone fruits. A culinary expression of balance: sweet, tart, and dry in perfect harmony.
Tasting Notes: “Copper color with aromas of warm fruit compote, nut and vanilla caramel bonbon with a supple fruity medium-to-full body and a fig cake, earthy sweet potato and honeyed date finish.” —International Review of Spirits, Beverage Testing Institute
34x originally distilled vodka, all natural, kosher. 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof).



OYO Bourbon Whiskey Michelone Reserve...$39.99
Four generations of distilling traditions and one particularly determined grandfather inspired Middle West Spirits’ first Master’s Blend. This small-batch whiskey pairs the finest Kentucky straight bourbon with our award-winning OYO Whiskey to create a smooth, smoky, and softly sweet bourbon that proudly bears the name of the grandfather who inspired it all. The Michelone Reserve is a flavor-forward blend of sweet yellow corn, soft red winter wheat, dark pumpernickel rye, and two-row barley.

Tasting Notes: “Dark amber color. Aromas of banana, coconut cream pies and toffeed nuts with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a sweet cream, dried fruit, honeyed whole nut, incense and baking spices driven finish. A flavorful and elegantly balanced bourbon.” — International Review of Spirits, Beverage Testing Institute

Master’s Blend. All natural, pot-distilled bourbon whiskey. Kosher. 45% alcohol by volume (90 proof).

St. Raphael Aperitif


A LEGENDARY ORIGIN
The history of ST RAPHAËL dates back to 1830.
French Doctor Juppet was working to develop a quinine-based aperitif.
After working endlessly late into the night, his sight began to fall......He then remembered the Biblical epitaph where the archangel Raphaël cured Tobias of his blindness.  Anxious to regain his sight, he pursued his efforts and placed his new elixir under the holy invocation of the archangel. He thereby recovered his sight and managed to finish the recipe of ST RAPHAËL.



St. Raphael Dore "Gold"....$15.99 / 750ml
Its fresh and mellow notes makes
ST RAPHAËL GOLD-AMBER unique.
The white mistelle gives it its subtle and rich aromas. Its remarkable balance is brought by the quinine and bitter orange peels together with the vanilla and cocoa.
St. Raphael Rouge....$15.99 / 750ml
ST RAPHAËL RED is warm, fruity and distinguished.
The red mistelle gives it its body and ruby colour.
Its taste is enhanced by quinine and bitter orange peels.

Jinro Soju is back



SOJU IS CONSIDERED THE MOST POPULAR DISTILLED SPIRIT IN KOREA
It is generally made from the finest natural rice, barley, sweet potatoes, and/or tapioca. With an alcohol content of around 20%, soju is milder than most other distilled spirits. The clear, colorless appearance of Jinro Soju may be similar to vodka, but the nose, flavor, feel and finish are considerably more complex, giving it unlimited potential for creating unique and exciting cocktails. From nose to finish, a soju will infuse you with freshness, silky softness and a flavorful finish.
Soju tastes best when served chilled. This versatile spirit may also be served as a shot, on the rocks, or infused with wide variety of fruit juices and cocktail mixers to please any palette.




Jinro 24 Soju...$9.99 / 750ml
Produced from the finest natural ingredients and world’s best soju-making “know-how,” JINRO 24 achieves a delicate balance between clean and smooth finish. While its natural composition can readily be enjoyed on its own, it also blends perfectly with fresh fruit, juices and other mixers for popular and trendy cocktails. JINRO 24's alcohol content is strong enough to give a “kick” to your favorite cocktails, yet mild enough for an extended drinking experience. JINRO 24 is produced and marketed solely for international consumers.







Jinro Chamisul Soju....$9.99 / 750ml
Milder than CHAMISUL CLASSIC, CHAMISUL is made with a natural sweetener from Finland to create a uniquely fresh taste. Boasting of rich mineral content, this natural alkaline soju is refined with charcoals made from 3-year old bamboos grown in a clean zone of Mt. Jiri, located on the southern coast of Korea. Innovative technologies enhance the effect of the natural bamboo charcoal refinement process, resulting in cleaner and fresher Chamisul.