Saturday, March 17, 2018

Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky

Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky....$19.99

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"Being ordinary is easy. Just keep your head down, follow the crowd, do as you’re told, never complain and stick to the straight and narrow. Safe, secure, straightforward. Painless, pedestrian and predictable. But dull, deadly dull.
And then there’s Black Bottle, a singular dram that stands up, demands attention and delivers huge chewy mouthfuls of flavour that cannot be ignored. Never reserved for feint praise, it’s adored by the critics, loved across the land and inspires the kind of passionate devotion that can last a lifetime. Ordinary it is not.
Capturing the very essence of Islay in an artful marriage all seven of the island’s classic malts alongside some of the finest grain available, this is a blend to savour. Every sip is a celebration, every glass an occasion, every mouthful is smooth, full-bodied and uncompromising.
Being extraordinary may not be easy, but it’s so much more satisfying. Dare to be different, insist on Black Bottle every time.

Scottish Leader Original Blended Scotch

Scottish Leader Original Blended Scotch...$11.99
Lowest Price on Wine-Searcher is $15.98
Scottish Leader ORIGINAL blend brings together the finest malt and grain whiskies to create a smooth and balanced Scotch. The new developed blend, with additional malt content, retains the existing characteristics of Scottish Leader with increased body and balance.

Angostura Rums are on sale now

Angostura White Oak Rum....$9.99
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Smooth and easy drinking White Rum
Currently the leading standard rum brand in Trinidad and St. Vincent, White Oak remains one of the flagship products of Angostura's impressive rum portfolio.

  • No.1 selling rum in Trinidad & Tobago
  • No.1 selling rum in standard rum category in St. Vincent
  • Well reputed for its smoothness and mixability
  • Authentic pure Trinidadian rum with distinctive packaging

Angostura Rum 5 Year Trinidad & Tobago Rum....$14.99
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For five years, this rum remains in oak barrels ageing so that when it’s ready to be enjoyed, it reveals its deep character.
It presents chocolate, spice, vanilla and toasted oak flavours and provides a remarkably warm and mellow finish. It can be enjoyed neat as a sipping rum, or over ice, but its deep character lends to being mixed with stronger mixes, spices and herbs.

Angostura Rum 7 Year Trinidad & Tobago Rum....$15.99
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This rum is aged for a minimum of seven years in ‘once used’ bourbon casks until it can be bottled and enjoyed to the full.  This rum is packed with mouth watering flavours that include maple, chocolate, honey and toffee and presents a rich full-bodied taste that tapers off in to the classic rum finish.  It can be enjoyed neat as a sipping rum, or over ice, equally it can mix a stunning contemporary take on a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned.

Angostura 1919 Trinidad & Tobago Rum...$27.99
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Angostura 1919 is a specially blended multiple award winning rum, which celebrates a very particular date in the development of the rum industry in Trinidad & Tobago, as well as the Caribbean.
After a fire in 1932, which destroyed the Government Rum Bond, the master blender of Fernandes Distillers, J.B. Fernandes, bought the charred casks, only to discover they had been filled in the year 1919.
The prized rum was skillfully blended and called “1919 Aged Rum.”

Tiramisu Liqueur..only......$12.99

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Tiramisu Liqueur....$12.99
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Italians are masters of the important things – good food and good friends. A perfect example is Tiramisu, the classic dessert developed in Treviso, Italy. This irresistible combination of ladyfingers soaked in espresso, mascarpone cream and cocoa powder quickly spread to the United States where its popularity exploded. For fans of this remarkable dessert, Tiramisú Italian liqueur is every bit as indulgent as its namesake, because it’s crafted with decadent, high-quality ingredients.

This authentic Italian liqueur conjures the unique flavors of tiramisu. A dark amber color with golden highlights, it offers hints of vanilla, mocha, cocoa bean and toasted hazelnut. The texture is rich and honeyed, and flavors of coffee, chocolate and vanilla linger on the finish.
Liqueur, Rich
Vanilla, Mocha, Cocoa, Hazelnut, Coffee Chocolate

Tobermory 42 Year old at an amazing price!

Tobermory 42 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$2,499.99 
Cheapest price on Wine-Searcher in the U.S.  $4549.99
47.7% ABV

3 bottles available

  • Bottle #540  - sold out
  • Bottle #422 - sold out
  • Bottle #633  - sold out

Vintage 1973
This is a very rare whisky from the re-opening of the distillery in 1972 - a whisky that began life amid the reawakening of the distillery:  A true milestone in the brand's history, and we know that a whisky of this age will not appear again for quite some time.  So it's truly historic.  It is the rarest whisky ever made at Tobermory Distillery

Forbes Magazine - Tobermory 42 Year Old
Every so often I’ll come across a whisky that seems genuinely interesting to write about for one reason or another. Maybe I tried it because of an exceptional circumstance or maybe it came recommended by a friend. Or a sample just showed up - one of the advantages of writing about whisky is that happens, too.

That's the case with this one, a new travel-exclusive release from the Tobermory distillery on Mull. Full disclosure: I tend to not like most Tobermories. The standard 10-year old doesn’t do much for me, and I’ve never been blown away by independent bottlers' releases of Tobermory. I’m also not a fan of Tobermory’s peated line, Ledaig.
Give me a peaty Islay or Talisker instead, please.

However, it's been a while since I’ve tried either Tobermory or Ledaig, mainly because there are plenty of other Scotches to drink. So I figured this would be a good chance to reacquaint myself with the distillery and decide if I should revisit my opinion. As a result, this whisky needed not only to be good, but also to overcome my natural bias against its provenance. Asking a lot, I know.

First, on paper this is as interesting a Tobermory as I’ll ever get to try. A 42-year-old whisky, it's available only in airport retail shops, so it’s not easy to find. A limited edition of only 650 bottles sourced from a single oloroso sherry cask, it’s bottled at cask strength. That means a significant amount of the alcohol originally poured into the cask was lost to the angels over the years. (Spirit that will mature into whisky starts at 60%-68% alcohol)

Bottom line of this review: It’s fabulous. A complex blend of citrus, ginger cake, and grapes on the nose, the taste is wonderfully dry, even more than usual sherry cask whisky. Rather than fall deep into the dark fruits that sherry casks are normally associated with (prunes, raisins, and such delights), the sweetness combines with a rich mix of leather and velvet. A good whisky to dab on your neck for cologne, but with a £2,500 price tag, you’re better off buying cheap cologne and drinking this slowly, enjoying every precious sip.

Clearly, it’s time to rework my way through the Tobermory range.

Bunnahabhain 18 ande 25 Year old are back!

A batch of 18 Year Old arrived today at an amazing price!
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch...$89.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $99.99
Our 18 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has also been re-introduced as an un-chillfiltered spirit, a move which has excited whisky lovers and experts from across the world. With the move to un-chillfiltered at a higher strength of 46.3%, the packaging has been slightly revised to complement the new expression. The label highlights the move to natural colour and un-chillfiltered. The bottle is now presented in a quality gift carton containing a booklet with information on the brand.

This beautiful golden spirit’s nose releases honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak aromas can be sensed upon further inspection. The palate is influenced by mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood.
The voyage ends with dry notes that are interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.

We have an amazing price -
Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch....$379.99
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Our 25 year old has also been re-introduced as an un-chillfiltered spirit, with natural colour, a higher strength of 46.3% and is delivered in a smoked oak glass bottle. Its labelling is on aged parchment and it finds its bed in an Alder wooden box lined with Hessian and closed with solid brass fittings.
This 25 year old has an amber gold colouring with quite a sherried nose, at first, that introduces a stunning sweet caramel dessert aroma, beautifully entwined with subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather. The indulgence of sweet berries and cream ensures a wonderful mélange of tastes that progress into a roasted nut and malt feast. The finish is soft and dry with a delicate dispersal of sugar and spiced oak flavours lingering on the tongue.

Marnier Cognac Grande Champagne XO

Marnier Cognac Grande Champagne XO....$99.99

Great price - was $149.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher in Missouri is $175.00
Marnier's Cognac XO is a 100% Grande Champagne cognac from the best production area in the Cognac region. An exceptional blend of up to 30 rare and very old cognacs, it demonstrates the House of GRAND MARNIER's know-how in the art of blending and ageing cognacs. Our Cellar Master, Patrick Raguenaud, uses the same craftsmanship when he blends the GRAND MARNIER special cuvées: Cuvée du Centenaire and Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire.

Don Pancho Rum - Great prices

NOT Solera - real aged rum

Origines Reserve Don Pancho 8 Year Old...$23.99
Compare to $30.99 at Total Wine and More in St. LouisWith the perfect aromatic notes of oaken vanilla, caramel and maple sugar. Buttery caramel feel with harmonious wood-aged rum flavors and oily macadamia & pepper complexity finish.   The youngest rum in the blend is 8 years, aged in American Oak ex Bourbon Casks (Kentucky sourced). Don Pancho wanted to recreate the rum he used to drink when he was young in Cuba, at a time where 7YO and 8 YO where the oldest rums available.
A versatile product meant to drink it neat, on the rocks, or on a fine cocktail.

Origines Reserva Don Pancho 18 Year Old..$57.99
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Aromas of honey, tea, soft cardamom and figs.A sweet luxurious initial entry on the palate turns to creamy vanilla, then dries to cola nut with some brown spice. Long rich oak finish reluctant to leave the palate.
The youngest rum in the blend has been aged for 18 years in selected American Oak Casks uncharred from Kentucky. A luxury on its own, meant to be drink either neat, on the rocks or with a dash of water.

30 year old is sold out
Origines Reserva Don Pancho 30 Year Old...$299.99
One of the best prices in the country. One place has $299.97, then nobody else is lower than $349.99
An exquisite soft caramel bouquet, followed by deep layered aromas of vanilla and oak, with a strength of tobacco, praline, pecan and orange peel. Full bodied texture, complex, figs, bourbon, a very long dry and warm finish that echoes cognac and toasted nuts.

Limited production only 1,500 bottles available. Every bottle is hand numbered and signed by Don Pancho.This is Don Pancho vision of what a true Luxury rum should be, true aging. This is the Masterblender way to honor his past and those who before him where also the depositaries of the Cuban tradition of rum making.
In Don Pancho´s words: This is not an aperitif but a digestive, drink it slowly, drink it neat. Never Alone.

"True Cuban Style Rum"
Francisco Jose Fernandez Perez “Don Pancho” was born in Cuba more than 76 years ago.
50 of those dedicated to learn, research, develop, and make rum. He learned the tradition of Cuban style rum from his Mentor Ramon Fernandez Corrales, and graduating as a Bioquemist and Microbiologist, at a time where the title “Masterblender” did not existed, he was the head of research and development for the Cuban brands; his input was fundamental during the transformation and upgrading of the Cuban rum Industry in the 70´s.

After establishing in Panama where he found love and the perfect condition to grew the sugarcane the way it was done in his homeland, he started to produce small batches of aguardiente that later became the Carta Blanca and eventually his aged reserves. For years he collaborated with renowned industries in the development of new brands of rums and in the reformulations of some classic ones without betraying the principles learned years ago.

But after fifty years of making rums for his customers, and see how diverse the market had become, he felt the call of his Origins; with a life devoted to his rums and as one of the depositaries of the Cuban tradition of rum making, respecting every aspect of it, from his distillery in Las Cabras de Pese and in partnership with his longtime friend and business associate Carlos E Esquivel, he envisioned and developed his true and only signature line of rums: Don Pancho Origenes.

The 30 YO Reserva Don Pancho evokes the true orthodox school of Cuban rum, a product not intended for mainstream, in fact a product only for connoisseurs. After a couple of months, the 18YO was developed, more in the tendency of the actual market but at the same time different to the usual product found in shelves and fine places, a luxury on its own. Finalizing with the 8YO, a reminiscence of the rums he used to drink in his younger years while in Cuba.

Ledaig Scotches at great prices!

Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$39.99
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This extraordinary and distinguished hand-crafted single malt is the distillery’s signature smoky expression.
For ten full years, oak wood casks lie in rest in ancient vaults.
Within them, the aromatic Lochan waters marry with the peated malted barley to create a deep golden treasure that is both floral and smoky.
Ledaig is one of our exquisite peated single malts, an integral part of the Tobermory family.
Un- chillfiltered @ 46.3% ABV.

Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old...$109.99

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A wonderfully smoky island single malt Scotch whisky which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke.
This 18 Year Old Ledaig represents the rebirth of the style of malt whisky that would have originally been produced at the distillery.
This sought after peated Hebridean style Single Malt Scotch Whisky balances rich and fruity, sherried smokiness with seaweed and light creosote that allows for a long and quite pungent finish with more smoke and a hint of liquorice and sea spray.
Unchill-filtered @ 46.3% ABV.

Douglas Lang's Big Peat Cask Strength

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Douglas Lang's Big Peat Cask Strength...$69.99

Christmas Edition 2017
Christmas has come early as Douglas Laing & Co, leading family Scotch Whisky firm, today reveals Big Peat’s Christmas 2017 Limited Edition. The annual exclusive release is bottled at natural cask strength, this year at 54.1%, and is said to be “a cask strength, smoky blast that delivers the ultimate taste of Islay Whisky”.

The much-anticipated packaging is designed to appeal to the Christmas gift-buying market, and shows Big Peat bracing a blizzard battering his island home of Islay. His trademark beard has turned to icicles and he has swapped his familiar polo neck for a festive red variation. Red foil and spot varnish details bring to life an eye-catching gift tube and label design. As always, the all-Islay “Vatted” Malt Whisky inside is offered without colouring or chill-filtration, in line with the family firm’s philosophy to bottle Scotch Whisky “as natural as it gets”.

Douglas Laing’s Managing Director and proud creator of Big Peat, Fred Laing says:
Big Peat is in the midst of his busiest year ever with numerous special bottlings, including his commemorative release for Feis Ile 2017, and multiple exclusive bottlings for some of his key markets across the globe. His demanding schedule continues with this latest release, which contains a unique recipe encompassing 7 of his favourite Single Malts from Islay, honouring the 7th Big Peat Christmas edition. The resulting liquid captures that signature smoky style with a marvellously maritime quality, just perfect for sipping by the fire, feet up on a cold winter’s night. Big Peat’s not ready to put his feet up just yet though, with one final big announcement to follow before the year is out…

Blue Point Beach Plum Gose

Blue Point Beach Plum Gose...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz

Beach Plum Gose is our Blue Point twist on a traditional German sour ale. We brew this kettle sour with beach plums indigenous to the shores of Long Island for a unique tartness and add North Atlantic seaweed and locally cultivated sea salt for a savory finish. This Gose stays true to its style’s German roots and its brewers’ Long Island roots - so it’s a little salty yet approachable, just like us.

Elysian Kappa IPA

New release - first time...
Elysian Kappa IPA...$3.19 / 22oz
Manic IPA series
Crisp notes of pine and honeydew. Idaho 7 hops push through with back up from Eureka, Denali, and Galaxy. The obsession is real....

Goose Island Midway IPA

Goose Island Midway IPA....$7.99 / 6pk
Easy Drinking IPA
Tropical Hop aromas with slightly sweet malt notes and a bright clean finish.  
4.6% ABV

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mother's Brewing Trop Top

Mother's Brewing Trop Top...$7.99 / 6pk
This tropical Pale Ale is bursting with aromas of passionfruit, guava, and citrus. Heavily hopped with Citra and Mosaic late in the whirlpool and in the dry hop, this refreshing pale has a big fruity hop punch with a very restrained bitterness. The malt body is light with a mild sweetness to round out this juicy, tropical fruity pale.

Barrel Aged Shoyu

Back in stock now


Haku Mizunara Whisky Barrel Aged Shoyu...$23.99 / 375ml

Sublime, mellow and flawless, this extraordinary ingredient from Kyoto Prefecture is truly exceptional. Haku Mizunara Whisky Barrel Aged Shoyu is first traditionally brewed preserving ancestral methods of the mushiro koji process yielding an exceptional shoyu. Their master craftsmen then thoughtfully age the shoyu in Japenese Whisky Barrels made from Mizunara hard wood, a type of Japanese oak. The result is a mellow, delicate shoyu with a touch of sweetness that stimulates all of the senses.

"Shoyu is a soy sauce, which is a dark brown liquid made from soya beans that have undergone a fermentation process. Natural shoyu employs the use of a centuries-old method of fermentation involving a special koji (Aspergillus oryzae), which converts hard-to-digest soy proteins, starches and fats into easily absorbed amino acids, simple sugars and fatty acids. Most commercial shoyu is made by a chemical process in which cereals and soybeans are mixed with acids.

Depending on the ingredients there are different types of soy sauces: - shoyu: this soy sauce is mixture of soya beans and wheat - tamari: this soy sauce is only made from soya beans
Shoyu is the foundation of Japanese cuisine, it is the essential ingredient. Shoyu is the most important condiment used to flavour food and also used to cook with. Shoyu can be found in most grocery stores (Asian food section) or in health stores. Shoyu can be stored at room temperature for up to one year." -- Soya

Bainbridge Distillery

Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Whiskey...$549.99
3 more bottles arrived

This batch yielded 300 bottles for the world.

Bainbridge Yama is the first-ever non-Japanese whiskey to be aged exclusively in hand-crafted barrels made from rare Mizunara oak harvested from the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Bainbridge Yama Single Grain Japanese Mizunara Cask Whiskey takes its name from the village of Yama, founded on Bainbridge Island in 1883 by Japanese immigrants coming to Bainbridge Island to start new lives and realize new opportunities. The small Yama village was a thriving place, with a traditional Japanese teahouse, Japanese baths, Buddhist temple, a hotel and shops and populated by Japanese families with lots of children. The closure of Port Blakely Mill in 1922, an employer for many of the men living in Yama, caused village residents to relocate to different parts of the island where they took up farming or opened shops and other small businesses.

More than 90 years later the Yama village site, overgrown and reclaimed by nature, represents the last undisturbed Issei (First Generation Japanese immigrant) village site in the United States not destroyed by development. Bainbridge Organic Distillers' founder Keith Barnes first envisioned Bainbridge Yama Single Grain Mizunara Cask Whiskey as a way to draw attention to this piece of history from the distillery's Bainbridge Island home. To this end the bulk of the profits from the sale of Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Whiskey will support ongoing efforts to document and preserve the unique Japanese and American history and heritage of the Yama village site for future generations. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Whiskey begins its journey from grain to glass in the fertile fields of Washington state's Skagit Valley where organic Full Pint and Alba barley is grown on a family farm near the saltwater confluence of the Skagit River and the Puget Sound. After harvest the barley is trucked 77 miles to Bainbridge Organic Distillers facility, where the un-malted grain is milled, mashed and fermented.

After fermentation the mash is double-distilled. Cuts are made "by hand" and based on the qualities of the spirit as it flows from the still. After the second distillation the whiskey is diluted to 126.5 proof in preparation for being introduced into the virgin Mizunara casks.

Bainbridge Organic Distillers' Mizunara casks begin their life in the forests of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. A very small number of Mizunara oak trees (Quercus crispula) are hand selected for harvest based on the vitality of the tree and the straightness and quality of the wood. After harvest the Mizunara oak is quarter-sawn and then air-dried in Japan for at least 3 years. When the rough wood has fully seasoned Bainbridge Organic Distillers imports the wood to the United States.

After inspection the rough sawn wood is sent to a small 4th generation family-owned barrel cooperage where it is expertly fashioned into 10 and 15 gallon barrels. Bainbridge Organic Distiller's Japanese Mizunara oak casks are made from some of the most rare and celebrated wood in existence today.

After barreling Bainbridge Yama whiskey will rest in 100% virgin Japanese Mizunara oak cooperage until it is mature and ready for bottling. The combination of small barrel size, oxidation encouraged by the porous nature of Mizunara oak and storage in the warm stillhouse within sight of the copper still creates what we think are the perfect conditions for maturing whiskey in this incredibly unique and special wood. The finished whiskey bears this out. Ruddy copper in color, Bainbridge Yama Whiskey is un-chill filtered and free from additives, flavor enhancers and coloring agents, and bottled at 90 Proof or 45% ALC./VOL.
Bright aromatics of mango, vanilla, toasted sandalwood, tropical flowers, marzipan and star anise. Flavors open on nutmeg and clove, pear and toasty wood notes, settling out to honeyed vanilla and toasted marshmallow. Finish is warm and lingering with fading spice and a pleasant oak grip.

Bainbridge - read more about their story on their website

Bainbridge Legacy Organic Vodka...$25.99
This is a full-flavored vodka four-times-distilled from organic soft white wheat and evocative of the grain vodkas distilled in Eastern Europe during the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. It has a wonderful grain character, with a hint of sweetness derived from the wheat, followed by both citrus and berry notes, and finishing with the aroma of grain and vanilla.
JUDGED THE WORLD'S BEST VODKA from a field of more than 1000 competitors at the World Drinks Awards in London.
“DAMN NEAR LUSCIOUS, 4, quite possibly 5 stars - superb, sophisticated distillate of complexity and approachable tastes that keep unfolding with time but never losing in intensity or quality”

Bainbridge Vanilla Organic Vodka...$29.99
Our first flavored vodka combines the lush and sensuous flavor of genuine organic Madagascar vanilla with our award winning four-times-distilled Bainbridge Legacy Vodka.
The process is simple. We take 3 or 4 of the highest quality hand-harvested USDA certified organic Madagascar vanilla pods and place them in each bottle by hand. The vodka and vanilla beans spend at least 4 months ”getting to know each other“ in the bottle. As the vodka slowly seeps into the pod it liberates its lush vanilla essence.
Unlike artificially flavored vanilla vodkas, or vodkas flavored with processed vanilla extracts, our vanilla vodka's flavors are rich, full and complex, with a taste and aroma like no vanilla vodka you've ever tasted.

Bainbridge Heritage Organic Doug Fir Gin...$29.99
A wet gin by definition, this American wheat gin features 10 organic botanicals including juniper, orris and angelica root, 2 types of citrus peel, whole licorice root, coriander, cardamom, fennel seed and Douglas fir, freshly harvested in northeastern Washington State a day prior to the final distilling of each small batch.  The flavor is full and lush, without being harsh or astringent, with pronounced essences of juniper, licorice and cardamom with a heady evergreen fir aromatic. Our gin's unique green tint comes from the Douglas Fir, extracted from the needles by our still's Carter-Head inspired set up.
“KEENLY CEDARY, SPICY, AND HERBAL, a dry gin whose ABV warmth appears on the tongue, sweet, with definite herbal and botanical touches, especially juniper, coriander and caraway.”

Bainbridge Battle Point Organic Wheat Whiskey...$47.99
A single-grain whiskey, fermented on estate-grown soft white wheat utilizing a unique combination of yeasts usually employed to make Irish and Scottish whiskies, double distilled and aged for 2 years in new, No.3 charred, ten gallon American white oak barrels.
The flavors are rich and complex, with notes of vanilla, eucalyptus and sherry, and a nose redolent of fresh barrel char, and a lingering finish with a bit of salt-air brine.
JUDGED BEST AMERICAN WHEAT WHISKEY by World Drinks Awards in London.
“Brilliant delivery, full of quick-tempered spicy attitude. The oils are sublime and sugars mostly of the muscovado bent. Some vanilla and butterscotch show light oaky intent while the sugars remove the spices completely. Soft and satisfying, The spices demanded from wheat whiskey hit all the right spots. Very well made and impressive.”

Firestone Walker Lager

Firestone Walker - in stock now at Forsyth

Firestone Walker Lager...$8.99 / 6pk CANS

Deschutes CANS

NEW CANS -- Fresh! in stock now at Forsyth

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA....$9.99 / 6pk CANS
Deschutes Pacific  Wonderland Lager...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale....$8.99 / 6pk CANS

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Augusta Winery Scores big!

Some Missouri wines gets some national press!

Augusta Winery Scores big!

2016 Augusta Winery Estate Bottled Chardonnel...$7.49
Medium emerald straw color. Citrusy, creamy aromas and flavors of lemon cream pie, meringue, apple-mint, roasted pine nuts, and white peach with a velvety, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length cinnamon toast finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A friendly, fresh and fruity Chardonel that provides instant pleasure; a gem.

Rated 91/100
Gold Medal
Best Buy

2015 Augusta Winery Estate Bottled Chambourcin...$7.49

Medium dusty garnet color. Fruity, herbal aromas of watermelon, spiced cherry compote, exquisite tobacco, black tea, and oregano and basil with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, involved, medium-length clove, dried orange peel, black pepper, and gingerbread finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak. An elegantly balanced wine that is at once fruity and savory, rich and bright.
Rated 93/100
Gold Medal
Best Buy

2015 Augusta Winery Estate Bottled Norton...$12.99
Dusty black garnet color. Spicy, sweet aromas and flavors of chocolate dipped plum, allspice dram, blueberries, and cream with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long smoky cigar box, toasted nuts, cinnamon coffee cake, and dried mint finish with moderate oak. A toasty, effortlessly drinkable red that will be a sleeper hit at any occasion.
Rated 91/100
Gold Medal
Best Buy

Innis & Gunn Vanishing Point 01 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Innis & Gunn Vanishing Point 01 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$13.99 / pint
11.0% ABV
The Vanishing Point Series is our apex; the point at which the skills and passion of our brewers converge with our ambitions to create exceptional beers that define us as a company.

The series will unlock a cache of small batch Limited Editions that are bold and pioneering, pushing the boundaries of brewing. Every ingredient is hand selected with only one thing in mind; Flavour.
The first in the Series is VP01, an Imperial Stout that's been matured in first fill bourbon barrels for 6 months. The resulting beer is big, rich and bursting with flavour. Massive aromas of fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, gorse and vanilla.

On Sale
Innis & Gunn Raspberry Barrel Aged Saison...$5.99 / 16.9oz

"Our barrel aged raspberry saison has been brewed with ale and sour malt and fermented with a wild saison yeast. We then added in heaps of raspberries to create a refreshing brew bursting with flavour and aroma. Like most things in life, it's best served chilled."
"Like most things in life, it's best served chilled." - not sure I agree with this quote?