Saturday, April 13, 2019

Fabrique Delices Duck Fat

In stock now at Forsyth
Fabrique Delices Duck Fat...$15.99 / jar

Better than butter ! Use duck fat to make your own confit and to sauté potatoes and vegetables. Made from 100% duck fat and nothing else! Shelf Stable : 3 years !

Bozal Mezcal Chino Verde Reserva

Bozal Mezcal Chino Verde Reserva...$86.99

Bozal Chino Verde is made with the wild and rare Chino Verde agave, which was foraged from the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. This subspecies of the Karwinskii Family of agave grows vertically as a single stalk with its leaves spreading at the top. This agave is also simply known as agave Verde in other communities in Oaxaca. This mezcal is distilled in small clay pots in Sola de Vega. This is part of Bozal’s limited Reserva collection.

Bozal Mezcal Tobala Reserva

Bozal Mezcal Tobala Reserva...$86.99
On the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca and Guerrero varieties of agave, indigenous to the region, grow wild and are heavily sought after by the local mezcaleros. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Because we at Bozal believe that something wild produces a far richer spirit.

Agave: Tobalá
A small agave varietal, the Tobalá, a subspecies of the Potatorum Family of agave, has broad, spade-like leaves. The compact size of this agave yeilds limited quantities of mezcal and takes 12-15 years to reach full maturation. Known to many as the king agave, Tobalá can only grow from seed and is becoming increasingly rare. This agave offers intensely aromatic mezal with complex notes of tropical fruit.

Bright and fresh, this single maguey mezcal offers fruit-forward aromas of melon and apricot. A delicate balance of citrus and earthy flavors coat the palate followed by smoky undertones. The finish is clean with intense tropical fruits.

Bozal Mezcal Cuishe Single Maguey

Bozal Mezcal Cuishe Single Maguey....$59.99
On the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca and Guerrero varieties of agave, indigenous to the region, grow wild and are heavily sought after by the local mezcaleros. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Because we at Bozal believe that something wild produces a far richer spirit.

Agave: Cuishe
One of the most physically distinct species of agave, the Cuishe, a subspecies of the Karwinskii Family of agave, grows vertically as a single stalk with its leaves spreading at the top. Due to its unusual structure, and the stalk containing the firmer piña material, the Cuishe can be difficult to harvest and to work with in general. This agave offers aromas full of tropical fruit with a dry piney and mineral finish.

Driven by intense citrus and strong minerality, the Cuishe has a dry entry. As is experienced in the rich tropical fruit on the palate that moves to sweet potato on the front. Green vegetal notes in the mouth and a dry smoky finish then follow. A complex flavor profile that proves quite enjoyable.

Brew Link Ivory White Stout

Brew Link Ivory White Stout...$9.99 / 6pk can
Ivory "White" Stout
A white what??? This award winning white stout is a mind blowing ale that looks like a blonde ale yet has all of the flavors from a stout. Chocolate, vanilla and coffee along with oats are added through the brewing process allowing it to stand up to any stout around!

Firestone Walker Bretta Tangerine

Firestone Walker Bretta Tangerine...$11.99 / 375ml
Berliner Weisse Style Wheat Beer Fermented with Tangerines
Our region is blessed with an abundance and variety of fresh fruit. South of Barrelworks in the hills surrounding the hamlet of Ojai, there are groves of citrus – oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines. We’ve been lucky to work with the Ojai native Friends Ranchers who specialize in tangerines. Friends offered the W. Murcott Tangerine which we zested for aroma, juiced for flavor, and then fermented with our base beer of Bretta Weisseto create a metamorphosis. Brought to life was Bretta Tangerine! A bountiful bouquet of citrus mingles with pronounced herbal notes, leading to funky, yeasty, citrus flavors. Soft cereal and oak aromas are enveloped by a firm acidity and tartness and punctuated by zesty tangerine. The finish is dry and crisp; a thoroughly enjoyable beverage. Santé!

Barrel Ratio: 100% French oak
Maturation time: 8-36 months
Titratable Acidity: 9.8 g/L
Microflora: A proprietary blend of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria

Fortaleza Tequila Blanco Still Strength

Fortaleza Tequila Blanco Still Strength...$59.99
46% ABV
Aromas of fruit, baked fully-ripened agave, green olive, and earth are invitingly present. Slightly brighter and a touch more rustic than the regular blanco, the accents of butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and vegetal qualities in the flavor are enhanced because it comes straight from our small copper pot still, without adding water prior to bottling.
For years, the only way to sample this was to visit our distillery in Tequila, Jalisco. Until now.

NOM: 1493
Agave Source: Tequila Valley
Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven
Crushing Method: 100% stone crushed
Distillation: Double Distilled
Pot Style: Copper pots
Proof: 92 (46% abv)
Fermentation: Open-air wood tanks
Sugars: 100% agave
Water Source: Natural Spring (Tequila Valley)
Bottles: Hand-blown in Mexico

Manoir du Kinkiz Hard Ciders

All the work at Manoir du Kinkiz is done with the utmost respect for nature. They use no herbicides in their orchards, and they allow indigenous plants and grass to grow between the trees. From the ladybugs that rid their orchards of insects, to the almost mystical darkness of the cellars where their AOP Cornouaille cider is aged in huge oak casks, Kinkiz is making a genuine attempt to return to the hands-on, artisan production methods of their ancestors. In Brittany, cider is traditionally served in ceramic bowls (Bolée) rather than glasses. However, we often drink it in wine glasses, in order to get the full benefits of all of the aromas in the cider. That said, a pint glass works fine as well. Cider is often served in Brittany with crepes, or a “Kig ha farz” (local pork stew). Manoir du Kinkiz’s dry crisp ciders are also a great match for roast pork loin, pork chops, turkey, fish & chips, or simply as an aperitif. Cider is also a nice gluten-free alternative to beer.

The Wine Enthusiast suggested 5 of the best French Ciders...and this is one of them...
Manoir du Kinkiz Cuvee Blanche...$16.99 / 750ml
(suggested retail is $26)
The Best French Ciders You Should Drink This Fall - The Wine Enthusiast
Forego the apple picking—these five complex French ciders are far more interesting ways to engage fall’s favorite fruit.
Manoir du Kinkiz Cuvée Blanche; $26. Limited-production small-batch keeving has imparted ripe stone fruit and elegant florals to this golden pour, making the Kinkiz (pronounced keen-kees) a downright turn-on. Perfect for a cozy night in with someone special. This cider is made from a single variety of apple called Guillevic. The Guillevic is an old apple variety known for its golden, almost white juice. It undergoes a slow fermentation, during which it develops complex flavors and aromas that range from wild roses, to white peach, and tart citrus fruit. The "Cuvée Blanche” is fermented dry (brut) and is devoid of any bitterness. Its aromas are particularly elegant, and bring an amazing brightness to the palate. Long ago people referred to this cider as “le champagne de nos campagnes” “the champagne of our countryside”. The Cuvée Blanche should be served cold, and is great accompanied by fruit desserts or even chocolate cake. However it is also good by itself as an aperitif. The combination of the delicate Guillevic apple, low alcohol, and long fermentation give this cider an almost magical lightness.

Manoir du Kinkiz Fouesnanz French Hard Cider....$10.99 / 750ml
Manoir du Kinkiz - Cidre de Fouesnant 5.5% alc. by vol. – Naturally Sparkling 100% pure juice Fouesnant is a commune on the south coast of Brittany (Finistère) in northwestern France. Fouesnant is renowned for its orchards and is regarded as the source of some of the very best Breton cider. Kinkiz’s Fouesnant cider is assembled from old apple varieties, all harvested by hand. The apples are then sorted manually, and pressing is done only when the fruit is at its peak ripeness (from late September to December). The fermentation is slow and ends with a 2 and ½ month bottle fermentation, giving the cider its very fine bubbles. This cider has a lot of personality and is well-defined by its roundness, persistent flavors of freshly cut apple, complemented by notes of butter, and hazelnut.

Manoir du Kinkiz Cornouaille French Hard Cider...$11.99 / 750ml
Manoir du Kinkiz - AOP Cornouaille 5.5% vol. – Naturally Sparkling 100% pure juice Cornouaille occupies the southern fork of Brittany’s peninsula. The name Cornouaille comes from the Celtic tribe, Cornovii, which translates to "the peninsula people”. Kinkiz’s AOP Cornouaille cider is produced in accordance with all of the rules that help to distinguish this great terroir. These rules include restrictions on the varieties of apples allowed to be used, and strict controls over the method of production. Cornouaille AOP cider has a deep golden color, and is very aromatic. It is rich, mildly bitter-sweet, and leaves the mouth pleasantly refreshed. This is a cider that is all about pleasure. While it is thirst quenching, it is a great accompaniment to a meal, and can be easily incorporated in creating inventive cocktails.

"BAM!! That’s how the bittersweet tannins hit you when you take that first mouthful. It was like you where thrown into a fighter jet and hit top speed in matter of seconds. Your lips and the insides of your mouth immediately grip onto your teeth like superglue to wood. But in saying this though, it was crazily addictive. The tannins were high yes, but beautifully powdery and super fine. There was a stunning rich upfront sweetness, which was not cloying or heavy from the super ripe apples used. The palate was all tied in with a nice level of mild acidity. The apple notes along with the brett, carried onto the palate which made the whole experience very authentic. So really It was a very traditional and rustic palate, but super approachable to anyone new to these farmhouse styles. We certainly liked it!!

This cider is as traditional as they came, and from all accounts at retail level in Australia, it’s selling like hot cakes. This is great as it means consumers are getting out there and trying ‘real’ cider, made with traditional apples and methods (music to my ears). You really couldn’t get any further from the much leaner, dryer Australian cider styles. But do yourself a HUGE favour - find this cider, grab your best mates, sit down and just appreciate it. That’s what it’s meant for!" --- 9 out of 10 All About Cider

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey

Get a preview today at our Ballwin location.

NOW we have a bottle at our Ballwin location to sell by the glass while it lasts at our Whiskey Tasting Bar.
$7 per 3/4 pour

No bottles will be available for sale today
Stay tuned next week for release details for bottles.  We are not exactly sure how it will be released yet.  We will post details on our blog.

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey
Notes of gardenia, banana bread, toasty sourdough bread crust, and red apple on the nose. The taste is of graham crackers, citrus, toffee, and muted sweet cinnamon spice, balanced with white grape notes, and a hint of cayenne on the finish.

Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rose

Fresh, new 2018 Rose!

2018 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes Rose...$11.99
Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%
Technical Notes: The grapes are hand-harvested at night to preserve their freshness, and then 100% de-stemmed before undergoing a short 12-hour maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Beginning in 2009 Serge and Thierry have progressively increased the percentage of Grenache from 60% to 80%. The result is dramatic. Though they have always made elegant, balanced rosés, the wines have become increasingly perfumed and silky.
Tasting Notes: Delicate aromas of wild strawberry and red cherry dominate the nose of this beautiful rosé. The wine is bright pink with a tinge of fuchsia in the glass. The strawberry and cherry notes carry through to the mouth, where they are complemented with hints of red raspberry and refreshing minerality. Château Virgile produces a very versatile rosé, crisp enough to drink on its own, but flavorful enough for a meal

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose....$25.99
A rosé with serious intentions, this has a delicate pink hue and floral strawberry and spicy yeast roll aromas. The flavors show good focus, offering raspberry, Gala apple, ginger and fig flavors.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
The counterpart to our Mirabelle Brut, the Mirabelle Brut Rosé is a specially crafted blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Schramsberg’s select cool-climate vineyards in the Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin County areas of Northern California.

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut...$25.99
Delicately rich, with a hint of maturity, offering plush notes of roasted nut, Asian pear, cinnamon brioche and spice. Drink now. 6,800 cases made.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
A creamy texture, buttery aromas and subtle ginger flavor make this wine from Schramsberg generous, complex and easy to love. Bosc pear, white peach, powdered ginger and cinnamon all combine for good complexity and concentration. Chardonnay leads the blend 68% to 32% Pinot Noir.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, April 12, 2019

Tasting tonight at Forsyth

Beer Tasting tonight at Forsyth!

Friday April 12th from 4-6pm.

Taste Beer tonight - 
Fat Orange Cat Little Blue Penguin
Panil Divina Sour
Central State Pillow Feet
Leipziger Gose
Central State Halsdurchshlag

Plus we will open at 4pm until gone!
Side Project Amis Pour Toujours Blend #1
(none for sale, just sharing some fun!)

Taste tonight
Zambu Liqueur

Tasting these Bourbons Tonight
Devils River Bourbon Whiskey
Devils River Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey

Taste Wine tonight
Game of Thrones Cabernet Sauvignon

Game of Thrones Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2014/15 Game of Thrones Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$19.99
Next lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher is $42.99
Compare to Total Wine and More at $49.99
Master winemaker Bob Cabral has summoned his legendary skills to craft a wine worthy of the Iron Throne. Sourced from the finest winegrowing kingdoms of the land, it is as complex as the tales and histories it acclaims. Revel in the winemaker’s art, for winter is here.
Winemaking The individual lots of wine were racked at the completion of malolactic fermentation in the winter following harvest. Each lot was then aged separately until late fall of 2016 when the components were thoughtfully evaluated and each was meticulously selected for its individual contribution to the overall painstakingly handcrafted blend.
 A delicious nose of blackcurrant, briar and Tahitian vanilla all interwoven through extended aging in the finest French oak barrels. A long and intensely pleasurable finish on the palate, delivers the caress of smooth tannins with a touch of cocoa.

4 Hands First Impressions

4 Hands First Impressions....$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Ale brewed with lactose, raspberry and vanilla
Nitrol ale - shake to activate!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Jim Nantz's "The Calling"

Hello Friends! As we get ready for the The Masters, the first Major since St Louis hosted the PGA Championship, we thought it appropriate to highlight Jim Nantz's "The Calling" Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Be sure to have a glass on hand while enjoying the excitement of Amen Corner this weekend.

2017 The Calling Chardonnay Sonoma Coast...$23.99
Compare to $29.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis
One of the fresher 2017s tasted, this has a ripe core of melon and pears with attractive oak spice and subtly toasty notes on the finish. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling
When Jim Nantz and Peter Deutsch met, they discovered they had both found success by pursuing a calling in life. For Jim, that calling was to unlock the voice within, eventually calling the greatest sporting events of his generation. For Peter, it was transforming a small family business into one of the most prestigious wine companies in the world. Inspired by their mentor fathers and guided by their common values, the two found a new calling: a partnership to produce hand-crafted wines that bear the standard of excellence and style that are the hallmarks of these two men.

Dutton Ranch is a phenomenal Chardonnay vineyard!
2017 The Calling Chardonnay Dutton Ranch....$25.99
Compare to Total Wine and More $34.99
Inviting notes of honeysuckle, white rose, lemon meringue and baked brioche on the nose. Balanced yet with crisp acidity on the palate with flavors of ripe Asian pear, melon and Meyer lemon with a lingering, elegant finish.

2016 The Calling Russian River Pinot Noir....$29.99
Compare to Total Wine and More $34.99

This is an intensely minty, earthy and clove-spiced wine, soft and velvety in texture. It shows a rounded body that feels ripe and rich, making this a real crowd-pleaser of a pour.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five

2016 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five...$96.99
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap is very deep purple-black in color and gives up intense Black Forest cake, black berry pie and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of licorice, eucalyptus, espresso, tar and chargrilled beef. Full-bodied, it packs the black fruit preserves flavors and earthy accents into the palate, with a firm frame and great freshness on the finish.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Very strong and pure aromas of blackcurrants with violets and lightly herbal notes, leading to a palate that has dark-mineral allure. This delivers attractive, ripe dark berries with a very long, focused and assertive, neatly cut finish. Elegance with power. Drink or hold.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel American Whiskey

Another single barrel chosen by TWCP!

Our next single barrel!
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel American Whiskey...$37.99
  • 107 Proof
  • 174 bottles produced
  • Barrel No. 10663
The Wine and Cheese Place Single Barrel

2 Whiskies from a Bourbon mash bill
5yr-6yr TN Whiskey
10-11yr IN Bourbon 36% rye bourbon (same mash bill as Old Scout Single Barrel)
Laid back and barrel rested together for since February 2018 (about a 16 months)
Bottled at 107 proof
Non Chill Filtered

Old Scout American Whiskey is a union of two whiskies distilled from classic bourbon mash bills. One is aged in new oak barrels and the other matures in rejuvenated, re-charred bourbon casks. While this unique aging excuses the marriage from being called bourbon, it shares all of the character and drinkability you would expect from a whiskey on the brink of being one.

Like the other Old Scout whiskeys, it is blended in limited, hand selected batches and without chill filtration.
Mashbill: A blend of 9+ YO 36% rye bourbon (same mash bill as Old Scout Single Barrel) and 5+ YO whiskey distilled from a bourbon mash from TN, aged in re-charred “rejuvenated barrels”.

Michael Collins The Prediction Irish Whiskey

Michael Collins The Prediction Irish Whiskey...$23.99
(lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $29.99)Sazerac is bringing back Michael Collins Irish Whiskey brand purchasing the rights to the brand. This is the first release from Sazerac which plans to use its own stocks of Irish whiskey to produce new expressions of Michael Collins.

Redemption Barrel Proofs

More of Batch #2 in stock of all three!

Redemption Rye 10 Year Old Barrel Proof....$89.99
Batch #2
Mash bill: 95% Rye and 5% Barley Malt
ABV: 58.1%

Redemption High Rye Bourbon 10 Year Old Barrel Proof....$89.99
Batch #2
Mash bill: 60% Corn, 36% Rye, 4% Barley Malt
ABV: 57.2%

Redemption Bourbon 9 Year Old Barrel Proof....$89.99
Batch #2
Mash bill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Barley Malt
ABV: 54.1%

Highland Park The Light 17 Year Old Single Malt

On sale
Highland Park The Light 17 Year Old Single Malt...$259.99

Together with THE DARK, THE LIGHT shares the story of the noble Viking warriors who are our ancestors, of our contrasting island seasons and of the intense balance of our whisky.
Light and dark are concepts that exist in opposition, yet together create a perfect balance. One cannot exist without the other; as one appears, the other disappears; together they create something greater than themselves – in nature, a perfect, continuous cycle.

In THE LIGHT– a special release of only 28,000 bottles – we celebrate spring and summer in Orkney; a time to emerge from our winter’s hibernation, renewed and refreshed with a spring in our step, ready to embrace the warm bright days of summer. Presented in a beautifully embossed green glass bottle, the serpent dragon design takes its inspiration from the great Norse sagas and embraces both the high sun of the summer solstice and the low sun of the winter solstice – the polar opposites of our island seasons – while the runic writing reflects the ancient carvings of our Viking ancestors which can still be seen today, here in Orkney. Names then gave they to noon and twilight, morning they named, and the waning moon, night and evening, the years to number.
Voluspa, The Poetic Edda, Verse 6

Booker's Bourbon Small Batch Bourbon Teresa's Batch

Booker's Bourbon Small Batch Bourbon Teresa's Batch..$63.99
The first batch of Booker’s Bourbon in the 2019 collection is called “Teresa’s Batch,” named for Teresa Wittemer, a beloved employee here at Beam for over 30 years in our Quality Control Department. This batch is made up of barrels from three production dates aged in nine different locations within four warehouses. The breakdown of the barrel storage is as follows:

2% came from the 2nd floor of 7-story warehouse 5
1% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse 5
10% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse D
3% came from the 4th floor of 9-story warehouse E
25% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse E
25% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse E
28% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse J
3% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse J
3% came from the 8th floor of 9-story warehouse J

Getting the tasting notes for this batch from Teresa herself was important to me. She works with our bourbon daily, and I wanted to get her description of the batch of Booker’s Bourbon that bears her name. I have to say, she did a terrific job describing the characteristics of this batch: “The nose is sweet with some hints of brown sugar and light oak, along with the vanilla that is characteristic of Booker’s Bourbon. The taste is unique, yet still unmistakably Booker’s Bourbon with a pleasant and warm finish, both sweet and spicy.”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Stone Enjoy BY 04.20.19 IPA

Stone Enjoy BY 04.20.19 IPA...$15.99 / 6pk cans
Devastatingly Dank
Double IPA
ALC/VOL:  9.4%
IBUs:  90
Consistently delivered faster than any bottled or canned IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. We brew this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops, employing hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques to amp up the peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly fresh, golden beauty should be enjoyed within 37 days.

Ciderboys Tiki Colada

Ciderboys Tiki Colada.....$7.99 / 6pk
Apple Pina Colada Hard Cider
The epitome of relaxing in the sun. Whether it’s the white sands of the Caribbean, a little backyard living, or kicking it with your crew. Our ripe apple base gets carved into a quenchable pineapple-coconut totem in Tiki Colada. Carve out some time for yourself.

Limited Release
Alcohol by volume 5.0%

Evil Twin Brewing Sanguinem Aurantiaco

Back in stock
Evil Twin Brewing Sanguinem Aurantiaco...$8.49 / 4pk
Sour Ale with Blood Orange Added

Evil Twin I Always Felt Closer to IPAs than I Did to People

Fresh batch!

Evil Twin I Always Felt Closer to IPAs than I Did to People...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz can

also sold as singles
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Yes, it's double dry hopped with tons of tasty Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe, and Falconer's Flight. Better be ready for this close to perfect India Pale Ale.
7.5% ABV