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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Both's Old Tom Gin




Both's Old Tom Gin...$37.99
Alcohol by Volume: 47% (94 PROOF)
Origination: Product of Germany
Tasting Notes: Both’s Old Tom Gin has a fairly subdued nose, with a slight sweetness and mild floral notes. In the mouth you get a strong fruity sweetness followed by an intense mixture of floral notes. Strong violet and lavender is noticeable, plus a candy-like sweetness and a mild juniper background. The fruit and floral notes linger in the sweet finish, and despite it being a hefty 47% Vol. this Gin remains relatively smooth with just a mild burn on the finish. This Gin is certainly very different to a traditional London Dry Gin.

Wicket & Peg Bourbon from Missouri




Wicket & Peg Bourbon...$39.99
Aged at least 6 months
Distilled in Union Missouri
Bottled in Kansas City Missouri
100% Missouri Corn
Wicket & Peg is a craft bourbon born out of backyard culture and croquet – the grand game of leisure where casual campaigns are waged across a battlefield of turf and seersucker. So don your cotton armor, brandish your wooden mallet and raise a glass to those who would dare challenge you.
Wicket & Peg is a sporting spirit crafted with only the purest ingredients. 100% non-GMO corn, locally sourced ingredients and a zero-waste, carbon-neutral process ensure that nothing comes between you and the best bourbon we can possibly make.

Fuzzy's Vodka Indy 500 - 101st running!

Indianapolis 500 Special Bottle! New Edition!
101st Running!


Fuzzy's Vodka Indy 500....$17.99 / 750ml







Fuzzy Zoeller. The name says it all. A legendary golfer, known for his charismatic character, Frank Urban Zoeller, "Fuzzy", is known around the world for his success, as well as his outgoing personality. Fuzzy has won ten times on the PGA Tour, including the 1979 Masters and 1984 U S Open. In addition, he has also won the 1985 and 1986 Skins Game, enhancing the exposure of the competition and increasing the television audience as a result.

After joining the Champions Tour, Fuzzy won the 2002 Senior PGA Championship as well as the 2002 Senior Slam Championship. Continuing with his winning ways, Fuzzy proceeded to win the 2003 Tylenol Shoot Out, the 2004 MasterCard Championship, as well as the 2007 Senior Skins with partner Peter Jacobsen. He continues to play on the Champions Tour and can often be heard whistling down the fairway.

In addition to his golf victories, Fuzzy has also received several awards for his sportsmanship and charity. He received the Bobby Jones Award in 1985, joining the ranks of Francis Ouimet, Babe Zaharias, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Jack Nicklaus. Fuzzy also received the Dave Marr award in 2010 as a result of his constant commitment to bettering the game of golf.

Mezcal Tasting TODAY at BALLWIN!









TODAY!

MEZCAL TASTING
Saturday July 8th at Ballwin 
Open House 1pm-4pm

  • Mezcal Vago "Tobala" - Agave - Tobala 52.3% ABV ($91.99) 
  • Mezcal Vago "Elote" - The unique Mezcal Vago Elote - Between the normal second and an extra third distillation of our Mezcal Espadin, Aguilino naturally infuses the batch with roasted corn grown on his farm. The result is mezcal with a flavor that is truly the essence of Mexico. This recipe was created by Aquilino's family and is available exclusively through Mezcal Vago. Elote has a nose full of smoky toasted corn and dry river stones. The body is sweet with wood tones and layers of honeycomb, green tropical fruit, and smoke. It has a prolonged finish loaded with mint and papaya. ($49.99) 
  • Mezcal Vago "Espadin" Aquilino's family has been making mezcal for more generations than they can remember. He cultivates his Espadin in the hills above his palenque in the small village of Candeleria Yegole, located on the boarder of the Central Valley and Sierra Sur regions of Oaxaca. Yegole is an arid region of Oaxaca, yet sits on the confluence of two rivers. The dry environment, coupled with ample fresh water amke it the ideal location for making mezcal. Espadin has a light aroma of sweet potatoes, citrus and flint. Its palate has hints of anise and plantains with a long pine and caramel finish. ($44.99) 
  • Nuestra Soledad "San Luis del Rio"
  • Mezcal El Buho Mezcal 100% Espadin Agave made in the heart of Oaxaca. 86 proof In Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, the Espadin are roasted in a stone pit fire for a week and crushed by horse on a tohona stone mill. Double distilled in a 5th generation copper still, drip by drip. Bottle by hand in rustic glass. ($35.99)
  • Sombra Mezcal 
  • Creyente Mezcal
  • Del Maguey Vida
  • Del Maguey Arroquena
  • Bruxo Mezcal
  • Herejia Obsidiana Espadin Mezcal
  • Herejia Plata Ensamble de Agaves
  • Herejia Granate Espadin Mezcal
  • Xicala Mezcal
  • Machetazo Mezcal Papalote




Nice information from the Somm Journal about mezcal terms.

Great California Values - Best buys!





2015 Belle Ambiance California Chardonnay....$5.99
Compare $6.77 at Total Wine and More Ballwin
This is not an attention-getter, but a mild-mannered, reasonably balanced wine that will happily pair with dishes ranging from seafood to roast chicken. It has faint apple and vanilla aromas, mild apple and lemon flavors, and a lingering, lightly spicy finish. Best Buy!

Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast


2015 Belle Ambiance California Cabernet Sauvignon....$5.99
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Bright, light oak shadings dress up this medium-bodied wine, complementing the red cherry and strawberry flavors. It's fresh, fruity and not very tannic—easy to drink and enjoy.   Best Buy!
Rated 86/100 The Wine Enthusiast





2015 Belle Ambiance California Pinot Noir...$5.99
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The grapes for Belle Ambiance Pinot Noir were picked during the cool, early morning hours.  Lose yourself in the alluring aromas of cherry, plum and cocoa before indulging in the soft, elegant flavors of sweet fruit and toasty oak as they dance across your palate. From the soft tannins to the balanced acidity and clean, fruit-filled finish, this enchanting wine expertly captures the essence of everything that makes Pinot Noir so irresistible.
(2014 scored a Best Buy in The Wine Enthusiast, 2015 not rated)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Still 630 Volstead's Folly American Gin



Still 630 Volstead's Folly American Gin....$26.99 / 750ml
81 Proof
I founded this company to make the best spirits I can. I love whiskey and rum, but I also love gin too damnit. So now we’re making a glorious gin!

In dubious honor of the infamous Andrew Volstead, the Father of Prohibition, we proudly present this American Gin. Juniper forward, with sweet elderberry and bold pine flavor, rounded out with citrus and warm spice notes. Exquisitely balanced, this gin is different than that made under the stuffy monarchy we rightly left behind all those years ago. This is an American Gin with no apologies. The kind of gin you’d expect from a craft distillery founded on whiskey and rum. It’s balanced enough to sip alone and also shine in any cocktail. This is the gin for people who like drinking.
The artwork is intended to represent rebel graffiti on a government poster by an unknown moonshiner during Prohibition. We used an actual historical photo of old Andy (courtesy of the Library of Congress). I like to think V would’ve approved…

Still 630 Double Barrel Rally Point Rye


Still 630 Double Barrel Rally Point Rye...$54.99 / 375ml
Batch III
61.52% ABV
Only 200 bottles produced

Still 630 Presence of Darkness Whiskey





Still 630 Presence of Darkness Whiskey...$24.99 / 375ml
Collab with 4 Hand Brewing
The third release in our acclaimed Brewery Collaboration Series (BCS), Presence of Darkness is, perhaps, the most unique and intriguing whiskey we’ve ever produced. As all spirits in our BCS, it began life as a beer. Specifically: 4Hands Brewery’s ‘Absence of Light’, which is their incredible deep and rich peanut butter chocolate milk stout, and the inspiration for the name.

We double distilled the beer, then aged it for over 16 months in brand new, 15gallon charred American oak barrels from Missouri. It took almost a year, but eventually the dominant hot peanut butter flavor eased just enough to allow the chocolate malty notes to appear. The barrel imparted some beautiful cinnamon, vanilla, and allspice notes to round out the whiskey and create something truly special.
Trust me when I say you’ve never tasted a whiskey like this before.

Logboat / 4 Hands Yeah Buoy




Logboat / 4 Hands Yeah Buoy...$8.99 / 6pk
Collaboration with 4 Hands
Brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade hops, this bright lager has notes of fruit and pine resin. “We’re going to a place where everybody kick it. Kick it, kick it...yeah that’s the ticket.” Come along and ride on this cantastic voyage. Pale lager 6.3% alc/vol Yeah Buoy Yeah Buoy

Goose Island Cooper Project Barrel Aged Blonde Doppelbock



Goose Island Cooper Project Barrel Aged Blonde Doppelbock..$14.99 / 4pk
Blonde Doppelbock aged for 3 months in Bourbon barrels

Southern Tier Choklat Oranj Stout


Southern Tier Choklat Oranj Stout...$16.99 / 4pk

”A Stout brewed with Chocolate & Orange Peels 
Choklat Oranj is the fifth beer currently in our highly regarded Blackwater series. Warlock, Creme Brulee, Mokah and Choklat have RateBeer scores of 97, 98, 99 and 100, respectively. Choklat Oranj is a stout brewed with chocolate and orange peels, opaque black in color, 10.0% abv, and a delicious dessert beer. Perfect alone, or enjoyed as a float. Scoop organic vanilla bean ice cream into a snifter or pint glass and top with Choklat Oranj. It’s impossible to be disappointed.

Breckenridge Nitro Orange Cream Ale





Breckenridge Nitro Orange Cream Ale...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz cans
Perfect for Summer!
Nitro Orange Cream Ale gives a refreshing summer twist to a historic American beer style. Its orange flavor and citrus aroma come from the winning combination of orange zest added during fermentation, and the dry hop addition of Mandarina Bavaria hops. Carefully balanced hops and malts create an easy-drinking, medium-bodied beer. Nitrogen accentuates the already smooth character of this thirst-quenching Nitro Series summer seasonal.


IBU: 15 | ABV: 5.5%

10 Barrel Pub Beer Lager




10 Barrel Pub Beer Lager...$7.49 / 6pk cans
5% ABV
Pub Beer started as a project to create an easy drinking craft lager that our brewery employees could enjoy during the day and still be productive.  Originally offered at our pubs, it is now available for you to crush.

Machetazo Papalote Mezcal




Machetazo Papalote Mezcal...$42.99

100% handcrafted and follows organic procedures throughout it production. It is a spirit for the spirited, a challenge for the bold, and a taunt for the provocative. Crafted from wild agave species that grows on the mountaintops of the state of Guerrero. Papalote agaves must reach a level of maturity that ensures the ideal concentration of natural sugars and minerals in the heart of the agave, or piƱa.
Alcohol by Volume: 40%
Origin: Guerrero, Mexico
Notes: Made from Wild Cupreata or Papalote agave.
Tasting Notes:
Mayalen Machetazo shows the refined character of the Wild Cupreata agave. Notes of fennel, dill, radish peel and crushed aloe lead toward spicy bitter chocolate notes, finish is long, clean and fruit-driven with low mineral influence.

Vago Mezcal Elote




Vago Mezcal Elote...$49.99
The unique Mezcal VAgo Elote - Between the normal second and an extra third distillation of our Mezcal Espadin, Aguilino naturally infuses the batch with roasted corn grown on his farm.  The result is mezcal with a flavor that is truly the essence of Mexico.  This recipe was created by Aquilino's family and is available exclusively through Mezcal Vago.  
Elote has a nose full of smoky toasted corn and dry river stones.  The body is sweet with wood tones and layers of honeycomb, green tropical fruit, and smoke.  It has a prolonged finish loaded with mint and papaya.


Vago Mezcal Espadin...$44.99
Aquilino's family has been making mezcal for more generations than they can remember.  He cultivates his Espadin in the hills above his palenque in the small village of Candeleria Yegole, located on the boarder of the Central Valley and Sierra Sur regions of Oaxaca.  Yegole is an arid region of Oaxaca, yet sits on the confluence of two rivers.  The dry environment, coupled with ample fresh water amke it the ideal location for making mezcal.  Espadin has a light aroma of sweet potatoes, citrus and flint.  Its palate has hints of anise and plantains with a long pine and caramel finish.

Vago Mezcal Tobala...$91.99
Tobala is the most sacred and respected Agave.



Vago Mezcal Cuixe...$79.99
Aguilino carefully selects only the ripest Cuixe for us in this unique mezcal.  Cuixe is a wild growing sub variety of Agave Karwinskii that is indeigenous to only a small area of Oaxaca and must be brought down the mountain one pina at a time by burro.  We mix in about 10% Espadin to bring ou the sweetness but not change the flavor.  The Mexcal Vago Cuixe has a roasted banana and acetone aroma.  It has a mineral and pine needle body with a dry smoky finish.

Vago Mezcal Mexicano....$79.99
Aquilano's family has been making mezcal for more generations than they can remember.  His palenque is located in the small village of Candeleria Yegole, on the border of the Central Valley and Sierra Sur regions of Oaxaca.  Yegole, on the border of the Central Valley and Sierra Sur regions of Oaxaca.  Yegole is a relatively arid region of the Oaxac, yet sits on the confluence of two major rivers.  Agave Mexicano is a wild, natrually gorwing agave.  Aquilino hand selects each pina for its maturity and quality.
Mexicano has a nose of peaches and cinnamon, a silky body, a well-balanced palate of ocean breeze and hot desert rocks with a finish of toasted vanilla and caramel.

Vago Mezcal Ensamble en Barro...$64.99
Tio Rey crafts his mezcal in Sola de Vega, a region famous for its use of olla de barro (clay pots) in distillation.  His palenque sits ideally on a fertile hill near a fresh mountain spring.  His water source, rich soil and ancient methods yield rich and satisfying mezcals.  Each unique blend of agaves he creates will have a different flavor.  The blends include various amounts of Espadin, Mexicano, Coyote, Arroqueno and Sierra Negra.  Each batch will be clearly labels as to its content so we might learn a think or two from this master.
Olla de Barro Ensamble from Sola de Vega has a soft bouqet of pine needles and fertile earth.  Its full body has an essence of charred cinnamon and finishes with notes of pumpkin and chestnut





Rieger Left for Dead #7


J. Rieger / Boulevard Left for Dead Whiskey #7...$18.99 / 375ml
44.5% ABV
It is distilled from 2 test batches of Begian Ale. Aged 18 months in Rye Whiskey barrel used for aging Boulevard Rye on Rye




Plus some of these left Batch #3, 5,and 6

Batch #3 
Distilled From: Calling IPA Release 
Date: August 15, 2016 
Reason for Distillation and comments: On its way to Europe, the shipping container’s temperature fell out of the ideal storage temperature range. As beer’s sensitivity to temperature fluctuations has the ability to cause unforeseen flavor changes, the brewery didn’t want to take any chances. When Boulevard dumped all the kegs, it equated to approximately 1,000 gallons of beer. 
Distillation Proof: 137 proof 
Bottled Proof: 89 proof Bottles in 
Batch: 680 bottles 
Notes from the Distiller: Aroma: hoppy, floral Taste: very hop forward, sweet, malty backbone, floral Mouthfeel: full, creamy, clean finish, oily Potential Cocktail: Egg White Sour 




Batch #5 

Distilled From: Unfiltered Wheat Beer with a hint of Applewood Smoke 
Release Date: August 17, 2016 
Reason for Distillation and comments: One of the first fermentations in the newly constructed Cellar 5 at Boulevard, this batch of UWB didn’t pass the rigorous testing Boulevard places on all of its brews. The average person wouldn’t have been able to decipher any wrong in the beer, but the seasoned sensory panel was able to spot a flaw. 
Distillation Proof: 147 proof 
Bottled Proof: 89 proof 
Bottles in Batch: 990 bottles 
Notes from the Distiller: Aroma: sweet, grainy, slightly fruity, banana, pineapple, floral, slight citrus, bread Taste: campfire, sweet, soft wheat backbone, fruit, mineral, banana, pineapple, grain, slight spice Mouthfeel: full, creamy, clean finish, oily Potential Cocktail: Neat to experience the hint of smoke

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WRC email

WRC Emails sent out this morning for round 1.  We added some left over unclaimed bottles to the list.  It was 1 bottle to choose from the list per person.  We used the weighted raffle - for each $300 you spent in the last 6 months, you got a raffle ticket.

People that do not respond to the email by 7am tomorrow will forfeit and we will send out the next round of emails tomorrow.


  • Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Old...$69.99
  • Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20 Year Old...$74.99 
  • Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 Year Old....$109.99
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel....$52.99
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Four Grain...$69.99
  • Elijah Craig 18 Year Old...$124.99
  • Elijah Craig 23 Year Old...$199.99
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof...$57.99
  • J. Rieger Monogram Whiskey...$99.99
  • Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye...$74.99
  • Black Maple HIll Oregon Bourbon...$74.99

Stag's Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon



We have an amazing price on one of Napa's most iconic wines.
2014 Stag's Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon...$43.99

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The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a tasty entry-level offering from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Deep, rich and resonant, but very much medium in body, the 2014 offers lovely resonance throughout. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and mocha give the 2014 its plump, juicy personality
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous

LORE from Laphroaig




Back in stock at a Great price!
Laphroaig Lore Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$94.99
‘The richest of the rich’ ... John Campbell
Since 1815, each Laphroaig Distillery Manager has been the custodian of the craft to make the richest single malt in the world. Over the years, each has passed on their skills and traditions to the next generation to continue this legacy. To honour this passing of knowledge, our Distillery Manager John Campbell has created Laphroaig Lore, the richest ever Laphroaig. Lore, meaning the passing of a skill or tradition through word of mouth, is the story of how we make Laphroaig, encapsulating the craft passed down from generation to generation over two centuries.


Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey



Limestone Branch Distillery

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey...$44.99
To Craft Only the Finest Whiskey, that was Minor Case’s mission in life, he never settled for less.
Tasting Notes
Two-Year Straight Rye Whiskey with sherry cask finish which gives it a smooth mouth feel and intriguing notes such as dark fruits & spices.
In our release, Minor Case Whiskey, we explore what might have been if the talent-fueled M. C. Beam had the opportunity to have his stills unsilenced and his production reawakened through prohibition. With this product we raise a glass in tribute to Minor Case; the man, the unrepentant passion and the product he sought to create. We’d like to think he would be proud of what we’ve been up to, and we hope you are too.

Booker's Bourbon new batches





We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher on both of these plus
Next lowest price in Missouri is $69.99

Bookers Bourbon Blue Knights Batch...$59.99
I’m proud to announce the second release in the Booker’s® Bourbon 2017 Collection – Booker’s Batch 2017-02, also called “Blue Knights Batch.” This batch is named in tribute to one of my dad’s lesser-known group of friends, the Blue Knights® Motorcycle Club, an international brotherhood of active and retired law enforcement officers who share a passion for motorcycle riding and cruise together across the country.

Many years ago, my dad, Booker Noe, was invited to attend aBlue Knights’ rally in Kentucky. He eagerly accepted because, as he put it, you could never have too many police officer friends.Dad made fast friends with the Blue Knights, and before you know it, he’d invited all 300 of them over to our house the next day for a BBQ lunch. You can imagine Mom’s face when he told her at breakfast the next day. But, that was Dad – larger-thanlife and always making new friends.

We must have gone to every grocery store in town to host lunch for a crowd that size, but we did it, and it became an annual event each Memorial Day weekend. The Blue Knights even went on to name Dad an honorary member of their club.

I know Dad would be proud to honor the Blue Knights with their very own batch of his namesake bourbon as a tribute to the many years of friendship they shared. I hope you’ll join me in raising a glass of Booker’s “Blue Knights” and toasting to brotherhood and great bourbon.
-- Fred Noe, Beam Family's 7th Generation Master Distiller

LABEL INSPIRATION
This batch consisted of barrels from four different production dates aged in several different locations within four warehouses.The breakdown of the barrel locations is as follows:

2% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse ONE
38% came from the 7th floor of 9-story warehouse D
33% came from the 4th floor of 9-story warehouse F
27% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse J




Bookers Bourbon Tommy's Batch...$59.99
“I'm proud to share the first of four batches in the Booker's® Bourbon 2017 Batch Collection, Batch 2017-01, also called Booker's "Tommy's Batch." I’m especially pleased to release this special batch as our first, as it is named in tribute to Tommy Crume, who started his career at the distillery as a young man and worked closely alongside Dad for decades. They spent so much time together that we used to joke that he was like a second son to Dad!

Over all those years, Tommy learned just how Dad liked things to be done around the distillery, especially when it came to his namesake bourbon and eventually worked his way up to Distillery Manager at the Clermont, Ky. plant, helping to make sure that everything continued to run just the way Dad would have wanted.

After almost 30 years with us, Tommy retired in 2016 and I know Dad would be honored to name the first batch of 2017 after his dear friend. I hope you'll join me in raising a glass of Booker's "Tommy's Batch" in celebration of Dad’s legacy and Tommy’s, too.”
-- Fred Noe, Beam Family's 7th Generation Master Distiller

LABEL INSPIRATION
I selected this batch with the help of Tommy himself, the Booker’s Roundtable and a select group of whiskey experts and writers. The batch consisted of two production dates aged in three different warehouses. The breakdown of the barrel locations is as follows:

41% came from the 6th floor of the 9 story warehouse E
13% came from the 6th floor of the 9 story warehouse H
46% came from the 7th floor of the 9 story warehouse D

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Creyente Mezcal





Mezcal Creyente Joven...$39.99
Mezcal Creyente ™ Joven is the union of two extraordinary mezcales of the regions of Tlacolula and Yautepec, in Oaxaca. The result is a perfect blend, made with 100% agave sprat.

The three main parts of our mezcal are represented in a new mythological animal. The soft, velvety and complex body is incarnated by the elusive jaguar. The sweet, fruity and herbaceous notes are represented by the agile and elegant legs of the antelope. The sublime taste of smoked mesquite wood unifies these elements and comes to life in a symbol of Mexican tradition: the Real Eagle. The result of this mixture is a mild and complex flavored mezcal.

Believer has the philosophy that everything is possible, and this belief is reflected in the need to create an incredible mezcal. Bebe Believer in the traditional way: accompanied by a slice of orange and sangrita.