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Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Pogues Irish Whiskey



The Pogues Irish Whiskey....$31.99
THE SPIRIT OF THE BAND, BOTTLED
The Original Irish Whiskey of the Legendary Band.

This whiskey is a measure of who we are, made with the sole intention of spreading that same raucous joy.
If you’re drinking you’re welcome, pull up a seat and pour.
If not, póg mo thóin.
The Whiskey

The Pogues Irish Whiskey is a unique blend of 50% 10-year single malt Irish whiskey aged in sherry oak casks and seven year old single malt Irish whiskey aged in bourbon oak casks and 50% four year Irish grain whiskey aged in bourbon oak casks. The liquid has an aroma of malts and cracked nuts, with a sweet taste and a smooth, intense flavour. Notably, West Cork is Ireland’s only whiskey producer to malt its own barley, enabling exceptional precision and control over flavour profile. It is distilled using ingredients indigenous to Ireland, including locally grown grain and spring water from the idyllic River Ilen. It’s carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills at West Cork’s distillery in Skibbereen, the cultural home of Irish whiskey.
The Distillers

Our whiskey is made by West Cork Distillers, one of Ireland’s last independent distilleries. From humble beginnings and the coming together of a Master Blender and his two fisherman friends it now has become a global success, built on friendship and a passion for innovation and quality. The Distillery is based in Skibbereen in the heart of West Cork, the cultural home of Irish Whiskey.
I am going where streams of whisky are flowing if you bottle that, they said, so we did.
What you make of it’s your own lookout.

BenRiach is back!










BenRiach 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$44.99
Bottled at 43% vol, the BenRiach 10 Years Old is Classic Speyside in character. The cask formula focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks – exactly the types of wood we favour at BenRiach. This fresh, lively, fruit-laden single malt captures warm oak spices, green apple, dried apricots, peach and banana with sublte touches of aniseed, loemon zest and barley.
NOSE:  A fresh and lively combination of crisp, green orchard fruits, stem ginger and hints of tangerine mellows to creamy vanilla with a delicate note of mint and a gentle twist of citrus, all held together with a sweet barley back note.
TASTE:  Warm toasted oak spices flood through green apple skins and dried apricots, ripening to hints of peach and soft banana. Subtle touches of aniseed and lemon zest create a contrasting edge to the fruit and add an intriguing character to the long, crisp barley finish.



BenRiach Curiositas 10 Year Old Peated Single Malt...$49.99
The BenRiach CURIOSITAS uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression. This rare peated single malt, from the Heartland of Speyside, has wonderful overtones of peat reek, combined cleverly with a background of fruity, floral, heathery notes and an appealing presence of Oak wood in the finish.  Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 YEARS of maturation. In fact, peated BenRiach is a return to the ORIGINAL Speyside character and flavour of malts typical of the nineteenth century. Curiositas is a distinctive and welcome addition to the Speyside scene – this is a dram to be savoured with a dash of water.46% ABV
NOSE:  An explosion of aromatic peat reek, with fragrant hints of honey, fruit and mellow oak.
TASTE:  An avalanche of peat, followed by an extravagant and complex mix of fruit, heather, nuts, oak wood and spices.



BenRiach 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$174.99
This smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity, floral, spicy notes, with fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla, apples, chocolate and nuts.  43% ABV
NOSE:  Spicy, nutty, honey, vanilla, floral, fruity with well balanced wood overtones.
TASTE: Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of apples, spice, chocolate and nuts.

95 Point Pinot Noir





2014 Ojai Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard...$43.99
The 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard opens with exquisite aromatics. Sweet rose petal, red cherry, cinnamon, mint and white pepper are all laced together. Deceptively medium in body, the 2014 possesses striking aromatic nuance and tons of class. Polished, silky tannins wrap around the inviting finish. This is another wine that could use another few years in bottle. The 2014 is a blend of 40 year-old Martini Clone Pinot and younger 777 Clone Pinot, all from the east end of the Q Block, done with around 10% whole clusters.
Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous

Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles


2014 Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru...$164.99
Only 6 bottles available
Intense, with lime blossom, lemon cake, peach, spice and mineral flavors focused and driven by the racy structure. Very young, but shows admirable intensity, depth and persistence. Beautifully balanced, this goes on and on, presenting a kaleidoscope of lemon, cinnamon and mineral details on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2032. 60 cases imported.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Monegard Mugneret Vougeot Les Cras 1er Cru




2014 Monegard Mugneret Vougeot Les Cras 1er Cru....$76.99
Grown a stone's throw from Clos de Vougeot, Les Amoureuses and Le Musigny, Vougeot wines are obviously strongly akin to these illustrious growths.
The 2014 Vougeot 1er Cru Les Cras comes from the domaine's 0.32-hectares of 35-year-old vine, which includes partial whole bunch fermentation. It has a very able bouquet with vivid raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and mineral scents; there is a hint of mint developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite tensile in the mouth, plenty of sappy red berry fruit and a long, sustained finish. This would be one of my picks from the domaine in this vintage.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, February 10, 2017

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries


Back in stock

Forsyth, Ballwin and Rock Hill
(New Ballas in the morning)
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries...$13.99 / 11oz
Muddle, garnish, and top your favorite cocktails with Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Cherries. Gorgeous deep ruby color with a long stem and no pit. Made from natural ingredients, these cherries bring a brightness along with hints of Kentucky’s finest bourbon to recipes.
Refrigerate after opening

Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Extract





Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Extract...$15.99 / 100ml
Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla Extract is aged in bourbon barrels that were once filled with some of the Bluegrass State’s finest bourbon. This single-strength vanilla extract is rich, sweet and aromatic with a bit of southern heritage and charm.  Note: Due to a worldwide vanilla bean crop shortage, the price of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Extract has gone up. 

Stone Jindia Double IPA


Stone Jindia Double IPA...$15.99 / 6pk
A DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE INSTILLED WITH JUNIPER, GINGER & LEMON PEEL
THE ANSWER FOR BORING BEER FATIGUE
Tired of being in the beer slump dumps? Looking for that certain sprightly spring sprig? Well search no further! One bottle of this aromatically fragrant, ginger-spiced lupulinicious liquid is all it takes to appease even the most rambunctious of palates. This is no snake oil philter good friends. We have the masterful inclination to call it exactly what it is – EXCITEMENT for your taste buds!

Made from the exotic ginger root, juniper berry tincture and a citrus peel duo of lemon and lime, these botanicals mix miraculously well with a double dose of the most delectable hops known to mankind. Be sure to crook that elbow of yours, for one gloriously refined swig! You’ll find that another is certain to follow as if by divine influence. Good for everything a beer ought to be good for. Beware of Jindia Pale Ale counterfeits from hucksters and mountebanks, and accept only this genuine article.

4 Hands Madagascar and Courage - BRC emails sent


BRC Emails just sent out on these two...

4 Hands Madagascar
4 Hands Courage 

This release was based on overall purchases

Goodwood from Louisville!







Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Ale..$9.99 / 4pk

AGING BOURBON IS JUST HOW A BARREL AUDITIONS FOR GOODWOOD
Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Ale is refined by its time in the cask, not defined by it. The process produces balanced, adjunct-free ale with delicious bourbon notes. This copper-toned beaut is medium-bodied and malt-forward with a hint of sweet caramel. It finishes strong and dry with notes of vanilla and bourbon-soaked oak.
6.0 ABV/27 IBU


Goodwood Louisville Lager...$8.49 / 6pk 12oz Cans

PUT GOOD WOOD ON IT
Goodwood Louisville Lager is the first and only beer brewed with 100% Kentucky-grown grains. And, in a tip of the cap to our Slugger-making neighbors downtown, white ash – common in baseball bats – is used to enhance brewing. This results in a light-bodied, perfectly balanced lager with a sweet finish delivered by those Kentucky grains.
4.2 ABV/35 IBU


Goodwood Walnut Brown Ale...$8.49 / 6pk

A TUFF NUT TO CRACK – USE BOTTLE OPENER
You’ll go totally walnuts over this oak-aged, walnut-seasoned brown ale. Made with a brewing style that dates back to 16th-century England and using a blend of six choice malts and two English hops, Goodwood Walnut Brown Ale features notes of caramel and chocolate with a finish that is – you guessed it – pleasingly nutty.

6.0 ABV/23 IBU

Delice d'Argental



In stock now at our Forsyth location!
Delice d'Argental Triple Creme Cheese


Article from Serious Eats
Eat This Cheese: Delice d'Argental
If you read this column regularly, you already know that I'm a fiend for triple-cream cheeses. I've walked miles to find them, driven hours to buy them, and flown overseas to eat them. What makes a triple cream so fantastic, you ask? It's the fact that extra cream is added to the cheese before the curds form, bringing the total fat content of the milk solids to a silky, creamy 75% or more. Yowza.

Of all the triple creams I've had in my travels, Delice d'Argental is possibly the most luxurious cow's milk cheese I've ever eaten, beating out its similarly named and textured cousin, Delice de Bourgogne. (It might even surpass my longtime favorite, Brillat Savarin.) The velvet qualities of this cheese are made possible by the addition of crème fraîche, providing not only an extra silky mouthfeel, but a seductive tang that plays on your lips like a careless whisper.

Aged enough, the flesh beneath the bloomy rind turns to a cloud of dairy fluff, nearing the texture of freshly-made whipped cream. Despite this softness, Delice d'Argental still packs a hefty punch of salt and mushroom flavor. Let it linger, and you might even catch a hint of sweetness.

I'd heartily recommend this cheese with a decadent bubbly, ideally a Crémant de Bourgogne, and maybe a handful of fresh blueberries or blackberries.
 Stephanie Stiavetti, Serious Eats

Side Project Release Raffle

Emails sent for using a weighted raffle of members of the BRC that did not receive a bottle of Side Project from the initial releases for the remaining Derivation 6, Langst, and Black and Berry.

A few people I need emails for in order to contact --

Chris Tall....
Adam Welg...
John Mulder..
please email paul@wineandcheeseplace.com if these might you.





We are very thankful to Cory and Karen King (and Oscar) for allowing us to get an allocation of these amazing beers.  



From the labels.....


"Black and Berry is our strong, wild black ale that was aged in fresh bourbon barrels with blackberries and black currants. The intense acidity, bold fruit and chocolaty malt is layered with the deep notes of vanilla, spicy charred oak and rich caramels from the bourbon barrels in which this beer matured for more than a year.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Side Project Releases!

One more chance to get bottles

Friday February 10th.  Release of the "extras".  We saved 12 bottles of each the Side Project Beers, plus we will have the extras that people did not pick up and we will release them all with a version of our weighted raffle that we use for the Whiskey Reward Club. 
Each $60 spent in the last 6 months will count as a raffle ticket.  We will draw a name for each bottle we have left.    If you already got a bottle, you will not get a second one.  Sorry.  Going to go to people that did not receive a bottle already.



As I have been saying, this year is the 35th Anniversary for The Wine and Cheese Place.  We have a lot of surprises coming this year.  These Side Project releases are not surprises, but I think it is great that they are coming in our 35th Anniversary year.    We feel honored and privileged to be able to offer them to our customers.

The release party went great and we had a lot of great beer.  Of course, I forgot to take pictures again, but here are the remnants of a great time.

Update:  Emails sent for Langst and Black and Berry.  
Update: Derivation 6 Emails just sent out.  Sorry there was not more to be had.  This is one of the most sought after beers in the world.

A few people I need emails for in order to contact --
We have a bottle of Langst and Perennial Sump for 
Chris Tall....
Adam Welg...
please email paul@wineandcheeseplace.com if these might you.



Kicking off our 35th Anniversary with a bang!!


Side Project Release Party- It was a great time!
Friday January 20th with Side Project owners -- Cory and Karen King (not sure if both are making it yet) from 5pm-6pm
This will be BRC invite only release party limited to 35 people.   Invites will go out either Sunday or Monday morning through the BRC - will do a combination of both beer only and overall purchases for the invites.  You will get a chance to taste all three beers and you will be allocated a bottle of Side Project Langst that night.  You will get to taste all 3, but only Langst is being released that night.   Deadline for purchases to count towards the party invites is (Tonight at 7pm)
  
Side Project Langst - Release date Saturday, January 21th.   This was one of the beers that we had the name the beer contest a few years back - read more.   Emails will be sent out Saturday morning.  On these releases, we will do a combination of both beer only and overall purchases for each release.  This one will be weighted more heavily towards beer only.   ($35 / bottle and we have 240 bottles)  Deadline for purchases to count for this release is Jan 20 at 7pm.

Side Project Black and Berry -- Release date Thursday, January 26th.  Emails will be sent out Thursday morning so that we can get them transferred to the stores that day.   On these releases, we will do a combination of both beer only and overall purchases for each release.  This one will be weighted more heavily towards overall purchases.   ($35 / bottle and we have 180 bottles)  Deadline for purchases to count for this release is Jan 25 at 7pm.

Side Project Derivation 6 -- Emails sent.   Emails will be sent out Thursday morning so that we can get them transferred to the stores that day.  On these releases, we will do a combination of both beer only and overall purchases for each release.  This one will be weighted more heavily towards beer purchases.  ($40 / bottle and we have 120 bottles--less 6 we used for the release party).  Deadline for purchases to count for this release is Feb 1 at 7pm.




From the labels.....


"Black and Berry is our strong, wild black ale that was aged in fresh bourbon barrels with blackberries and black currants. The intense acidity, bold fruit and chocolaty malt is layered with the deep notes of vanilla, spicy charred oak and rich caramels from the bourbon barrels in which this beer matured for more than a year.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2012 Silver Oak Napa

In stock now!


2012 Silver Oak Napa Valley....in stock now
Our price is too low to advertise
call for price - 314.727.8788
Not a week goes by that we do not get a call from a winery telling us to raise our prices online.  We cannot tell our great price, give us a call


Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon artfully combines the classic elegance of the old world and the ripe fruit of California. It displays an opaque garnet color with a bouquet driven by fruity aromas of blackberry liqueur and hoisin sauce. It also offers the savory components of sage and molasses. These complex aromatics are complemented by sandalwood and nutmeg characteristics indicative of American oak aging. This is a well-structured wine with a compact and rich mid-palate buttressed by silky tannins and generous acidity. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2037.

2017 New Belgium La Folie Sour Ale








2017 New Belgium La Folie Sour Ale...$12.99 / 22oz





New Ballast Point




Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout..$8.49 / 22oz
10% ABV
A beast of an imperial stout.
Our Sea Monster Imperial Stout explores the darkest reaches of the traditional oatmeal stout. This bold, rich brew first lures you in with roasted coffee notes, then grabs hold with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant. Backed with a perfect hop balance, you’ll soon discover this is one monster of mythic proportions.


Ballast Point Piper Down Scottich Ale...$4.69 / 22oz

A Scottish ale with San Diego spirit.
Our Piper Down Scottish Ale hits all the right notes for the Ballast Point Bagpipe Corps that inspired it. We created this very low hopped, malty ale for the band to enjoy using UK Maris Otter malt, roasted barley, UK hops and low fermentation temperatures. Then we let the brew’s sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, it’s a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

4 Hands Bona Fide





Back in stock!
4 Hands Bonafide Stout with Espresso and Vanilla Beans....$9.99 / 22oz


"Bona Fide Imperial Stout is a collaborative effort with Goshen Coffee Company, a local fair trade coffee roaster. Bona Fide pours black as night with a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, with nuances of vanilla. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years."



Founders Frootwood




Founders Frootwood...$3.49 / 12oz bottle

No longer online - a little left at Forsyth, just ask at the register

Cherry Ale Aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels
We took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that have held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy stint, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness. The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.

Growler Board updated....



Lagunitas Sucks just added to the growler station!
Super fresh, we special ordered it from the brewery - - never sat in a warehouse.


The Bruery collab with A Call to Arms
Deinde Repedo Sour Saison w/ Blueberries

A tart, barrel-fermented blueberry saison collaboration with Call to Arms. The name, Deinde Repedo, loosely translates to "Next Step". NextStep is an organization that aims to revolutionize the quality of healthcare for the physically-challenged. The beer's release today is timed with the conclusion of The Snow 2 Sand Charity Ride to raise awareness and support for NextStep. The bike ride started in Denver (at Call to Arms) and ended in Anaheim at Bruery Terreux for the beer's release.



Stone Brewing Jindia Double IPA
With Juniper, Ginger and Lemon Peel

Tired of being in the beer slump dumps? Looking for that certain sprightly spring sprig? Well search no further! One bottle of this aromatically fragrant, ginger-spiced lupulinicious liquid is all it takes to appease even the most rambunctious of palates. This is no snake oil philter good friends. We have the masterful inclination to call it exactly what it is – EXCITEMENT for your taste buds!
Made from the exotic ginger root, juniper berry tincture and a citrus peel duo of lemon and lime, these botanicals mix miraculously well with a double dose of the most delectable hops known to mankind. Be sure to crook that elbow of yours, for one gloriously refined swig! You’ll find that another is certain to follow as if by divine influence. Good for everything a beer ought to be good for. Beware of Jindia Pale Ale counterfeits from hucksters and mountebanks, and accept only this genuine article.


Very Limited Release, not in bottles
Grimm Artisanal Ales Cube Cuvee #1

Style: blended barrel aged sour ale
Cube Cuvée #1 represents the first in a new series of beers for us. Two years ago, we began stashing beers away in barrels to use in the production of blended sour beers that would include significant aging character. We finally have enough of these old barrels that we can begin to include them in blends. For this first release, we have selected barrels of 16 month old brown sour ale and 4 month old golden sour. Something in the ballpark of a Flemish Red, CC1 is refermented in the keg for a soft carb, and shows beautifully balanced dried fruit notes and a complex, oaky tartness. Draft only, for now.Lauren adding cultures to barrels in 2014

Monday, February 6, 2017

24 Year Old Irish!


Limited call 314.727.8788
Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey...$439.99
Teeling Whiskey Release World’s Rarest Irish Single Malt Collection
World’s most exclusive Irish Whiskeys – 24 Year Old
Maturation Warehouse
The Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey was first distilled in 1991 and matured in Bourbon casks then allowed marry in Sauterne wine casks producing a wholly unique taste experience. The unique dual maturation imparts an extra depth of fruit flavours that perfectly complement the hint of smoke derived from the inclusion of a small portion of Peated malt as part of the original ingredients used in production. This small batch bottling, limited to just 5,000 70cl bottles, were hand bottled in unique decanter bottles and come with their own certificate of authenticity. Recently awarded the title of World’s Best Irish Single Malt, this is a whiskey to be savoured.

Meet George Grant of Glenfarclas!


 
We have not seen Glenfarclas 105 in years - maybe 10 years, I cannot remember.  No longer in our system, so that means it has been awhile!  Taste it on Monday with George Grant!

Back in stock!


Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt 105 Cask Strength...$67.99
Colour: Deep peaty-gold.
Nose: Complex, oaky, apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness.
Flavour: Dry and assertive, develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit.
Finish: Amazingly smooth for the strength; wonderfully warming and with a lingering smokiness, yet very rounded.
Comment: A great whisky holding all the flavours of all the Glenfarclas in one glass. Being so warming, this is the perfect Hogmanay dram. Don’t be afraid of the strength and order a 210, if you dare!
The smoothness makes the 105 drinkable at cask strength, but I suggest adding a little water to fully explore its great depth.
For its price to performance ratio, the Malt Maniacs named Glenfarclas 105 their ‘Bang for your Buck’ in 2004.

Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotches
Family owned and managed by the Grant family since 1865, the Glenfarclas Distillery produces an award winning range of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

TONIGHT! February 6th from 5pm -7pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105


OPEN HOUSE - invite your friends


Meet George Grant of Glenfarclas, he will be on hand to talk and taste you through their full line if Single Malt Scotches

Taste:

  • Glenfarclas 10 Year Old
  • Glenfarclas 12 Year Old
  • Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
  • Gelnfarclas 21 Year Old
  • Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
  • Glenfarclas 105


connect with us on Facebook and let us know you are coming!




George S. Grant Sales Director
George, son of John, is the sixth generation of the family
and the company's Sales Director. George joined the family business in 2000 after working for another Scotch Whisky Distiller, and the Glenfarclas distributor in Hong Kong; Fine Vintages (Far East) Ltd. George is passionate about Glenfarclas and particularly enjoys introducing whisky lovers to the older expressions of Glenfarclas, those distilled by his grandfather and watched over by his father.

Being a relatively small company you won’t find Glenfarclas in every supermarket, however the family were delighted when their commitment to quality and the traditions of the whisky trade were honoured in 2006 when Whisky Magazine named Glenfarclas 'Distiller of the Year', for 'being consistently good and staying true to its core values'.


December 2016 news:
George Grant, 6th generation of the Glenfarclas family, has been awarded the coveted award of Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year at the Whisky Magazine, Icons of Whisky Awards 2017 edition.

The prestigious ceremony saw the whisky industry's biggest names competing for a wide variety of awards, encompassing production and sales teams from distilleries around the world into one memorable event.

The panel of industry experts crowned our very own George Grant as Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year, an undoubtedly deserved title earned from over a decade of tireless and passionate representation of the Glenfarclas brand.

Frequently travelling around the world, George has become a formidable character in the whisky industry, known by everyone for his charismatic contributions to our independent distillery and its extensive international markets.

George commented: 'I am delighted to have been chosen for this award amongst strong competition from many dedicated Ambassadors. Being able to share my family's traditions around the world is an honour, and I am grateful to the many people I meet who express their appreciation of Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt whisky.

Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and best of luck for future editions of this memorable event.'

Congratulations George!

Katie (Glenfarclas Brand Ambassador)