Saturday, October 24, 2020

Johnnie Walker Blue Legendary Eight

Johnnie Walker Blue Legendary Eight...$319.99
Compare to $349.99 at Total Wine and More

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Legendary Eight is a smooth, mellow Scotch made using some of our rarest whiskies from across the untamed fields of Scotland, including exceptionally rare whiskies from ‘ghost’ distilleries. Each whisky is hand selected from eight legendary distilleries - featured on the bottle and pack - that existed when John Walker made his first steps embarking on our journey that began 200 years ago.

Our small team of 12 expert whisky makers came together to create this exceptional Scotch inspired by rare whiskies from these iconic and pioneering distilleries. This new limited edition release of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is a rare jewel crafted using Scotch from the legendary distilleries of Oban, Blair Athol, Lagavulin, Teaninich, Brora, Cambus, Port Dundas and Carsebridge.

Since John Walker first opened the doors to the public in 1820, we’ve never stopped in the pursuit of excellence. This passion led to the exceptional quality and depth of flavor that we now find in every drop of Johnnie Walker whisky. This rare whisky embodies 200 years of bold and passionate craft, bottled for this moment.

“It’s fascinating to reflect on the idea that these famous distilleries also walked a 200-year journey and their whiskies still inspire us today. This new limited edition celebrates that shared experience and the contribution these rare whiskies continue to make to Johnnie Walker today and into tomorrow.”

Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender

Yellow and Green Spot now online!

Back in stock and online

Mitchells Green Spot Pot Sill Irish Whiskey...$62.99

IN 1805 THE MITCHELL merchant family commenced trading on 10 Grafton Street, in the heart of Dublin city as purveyors of confectionery, wines and fortified wines.

In 1887, this entrepreneurial family expanded into the whiskey bonding business whereby they sent empty wine, sherry and port casks via horse and cart to the local Jameson Distillery which were then filled with whiskey and returned to the Mitchell’s cellar warehouse on Fitzwilliam Lane. There, beneath the cobble streets of Dublin, the whiskeys matured for many years under bond until they were ready to be bottled.

The Mitchells sold a range of whiskeys under their ‘Spot’ brand name. This rather peculiar name originated from their practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub or spot of coloured paint. There was a Blue Spot, Red Spot and even a Yellow Spot, but Green Spot emerged as their most popular whiskey and is one of the few “whiskey bonder brands” to survive to modern day.

Mitchells Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Whiskey...$93.99
"Yellow Spot Whiskey was last seen in Ireland in the mid to late 1960s. Created and sold by Mitchell and Son Wine and Spirit Merchants, Yellow Spot was always a 12 year old whiskey which was slightly sweet due to the inclusion of some single pot still spirit which was matured in Spanish Malaga wine casks. Inspired by the original, Yellow Spot is the rare taste of bonder's style Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Maturation in Bourbon Barrels, Sherry Butts and Malaga casks creates a superbly complex whiskey with fresh and sweet top notes."

Whiskey Advocates Irish Whiskey of the Year in 2012

Side Project - TWCP2020 Derivation Twitter Release!

Surprise Twitter Release
(there will be a surprise facebook release within the next 7 days also)

Side Project TWCP 2020 Derivation...$80 / bottle
" off blend of Double Barrel Derivations was brewed in 2016 and aged in TWCP store pick bourbon barrels. We then finished the mature BA stout in Willett Bourbon and VSOP Cognac barrels for another aging before selecting a final blend that exemplifies the Derivation name"

  • First come - online only
  • No phone calls
  • No emails
  • No shipping - you must pick up at one of our stores
  • A proxy is allowed to pick up for you
  • You must be able to pick up within 7 days
  • 1 per person while they last
  • If you hit the link and it is not there, that means it has sold out.
  • It might sell out while it is in your cart
  • We hinted that it was wise to have an account set up on our website for this release for speed of ordering


Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon

From the Far Niente and Nickel and Nickel Family
2017 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon...$54.98
Compare to $79.99 at Total Wine and More

The 2017 Bella Union is filled with luscious aromas of cherry cola, anise, and baking spices. Tension is exhibited on the palate as this wine is both fruit forward and restrained. Black cherry, blueberry and other briary fruit flavors guide the wine’s bright midpalate, finishing with hints of cocoa and resolved tannins. p>Blend: 90.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.2% Merlot, 2.5% Malbec, 1.6% Petit Verdot 1.4% Cabernet Franc
Sinewy, earthy and full of spice, this well-made wine is lush and sumptuous, with firm, focused tannins and integrated oak. Black cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg meld on the structured, fullbodied palate, with a graceful hint of dark chocolate on the finish.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red

2018 Ridge Geyserville Proprietary Red...$43.99
A wine that always delivers, the 2018 Geyserville from Ridge comes all from a single vineyard in the Alexander Valley and checks in as 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah, and the rest Alicante Bouschet. It has a big, cedary bouquet of red and black plums, sandalwood, potpourri, and Asian spices that develops and fills out nicely with time in the glass. This carries to a more medium-bodied Zinfandel that has wonderful purity of fruit, present yet ripe tannins, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. This structured yet ethereal example of this cuvée ranks with the finest vintages to date. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 94+/100 Vinous Media

Budweiser Nelly!!!

Budweiser Nelly back in stock!
We have full cases online only now.

Budweiser Nelly Limited Edition...$1.89 / 25oz can
(there are 15 cans per case)

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Country Grammar

Church Street Holy Moly BA

Church Street Holy Moly Barrel Aged Milk Stout...$5.49 / 16oz can
We are proud to offer this traditional English sweet stout that's bursting with notes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. A dark ale. Milk stout has just a touch of sweetness provided by an addition of non-fermentable lactose sugar. Aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels.

Avery Brewing Old Jubilation Ale

Avery Brewing Old Jubilation Ale...$9.99 / 6pk cans
English Strong Ale
Our winter strong ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnut, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. Before founding Avery Brewing Co., one of Adam Avery's most-loved styles of beer was the English Strong Ale. Wanting something a little bigger, he created Old Jubilation. This beer was massive when it came out in 1997, but Adam still decided to put it in 6-packs as a holiday gift to Avery fans. To us, "Old Jube" feels like an old friend coming home for the holidays. And, at 8.3% ABV, it's also well-suited to take the edge off at uncomfortable holiday family gatherings.

Jack Daniels Winter

Jack Daniels Winter Jack Tennessee Cider....$16.99
Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack is a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and holiday spices. It is based on an original family recipe from Jack’s home in Lynchburg, Tennessee. When it’s cold outside and snow is falling, our heartwarming Tennessee Cider should be enjoyed with friends and family.
Winter Jack is best served warm. Once heated, it has an inviting aroma of warm apple cider, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The taste is reminiscent of apple pie complemented with Tennessee Whiskey and seasonal spices, with a finish of toasted oak and vanilla.

Saugatuck Brewing Cottonmouth Crusher Raspberry Sour

Saugatuck Brewing Cottonmouth Crusher Raspberry Sour...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
While you may know that the Michigan Cottonmouth Snake is a fairly common snake, we can guarantee this beer is anything but common.
Cottonmouth Crusher is a tart and funky sour ale with raspberry overtones. Once you’ve been bitten by the delicious pierce of this beer, you’re going to want to suck out all the flavor.

Hidden Moon IPA Braggot

Hidden Moon IPA Braggot....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
India Pale Ale with Honey
We love Beer.
Our family has been making alcohol since the days of prohibition (shhhh, don’t tell Uncle Sam), we still have the stoneware crock that Michael’s great grandmother used to supply her “tea room” with beer.

In 1995 Michael began homebrewing beer and quickly became obsessed. He joined Brew Free or Die and the American Homebrewers Association and carefully developed his skills over many years of practice.

Since the start of Moonlight Meadery we have made over 10 beer collaborations with some of the world’s leading craft breweries, including Stone Brewing Company, Smog City, and Heretic Brewing.

These collaborations all included honey in the brewing process, allowing us to create unique dynamic flavor profiles.

Hidden Moon Brewing is here to bring you delicious beers… but we won’t be making any old beer – we will be making the oldest kind: braggots (beers brewed with honey in additional to malt and hops).

What is Braggot?
A Braggot can be either a beer fermented with honey, or a beer and a mead blended together after fermentation. The Hymn to Ninkasi is the oldest known recipe of beer, written around 1800 BCE, and it describes using honey in the brewing process:

“You are the one who holds with both hands the great sweet wort, brewing it with honey. You, the sweet wort to the vessel, Ninkasi.”

Hidden Moon Brewing is here to bring you this ancient medley of malt, honey, and hops known as Braggot. Join us and discover why History Never Tasted So Good

Marz Brewing

Marz Brewing People Power New England IPA....$13.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
We are very honored to participate in this initiative started by @threesbrewing that helps benefit the @aclu_nationwide grassroots program, People Power. A portion of the proceeds from our beer sales will go directly to fund this program. Proceeds will be used towards Criminal Law Reform, Racial Justice, Prisoners’ Rights, Reproductive Freedom, Voting Rights, and numerous other areas that are critical in defending the liberties of the U.S.

Constitution promises to all citizens.
Our version of People Power is a New England Style IPA . The grain bill contains a boat load of flaked oats and wheat alongside a base of 2 Row. Double Dry-Hopped with Mosaic, Belma, Citra, and Amarillo. This beer has super notes of dank strawberry, blueberry, with some lemon and lime citrus poppin on the back end. Some nice tropical power for the people!

People are the heart of the movement. Visit people to get involved. And please grab an issue of Lumpen magazine’s Political Posters edition when you stop by the taproom. Hang them up wherever you find appropriate.

Marz Brewing Churros Con Leche Stout...$13.99 / 4pk cans
Milk Stout with Cinnamon Sticks and Coffee
We took one of our base stout recipes and hit it with some fresh Josefita Natura beans ( El Salvador Origin) from our friends at Bridgeport Coffee. In addition to the coffee we’ve added some fresh cinnamon sticks and lactose to give this beer a nice dessert like feel. Perfect for drinking under blankets on the couch binging your favorite shows.

Redstone Mead

Redstone Meadery Blood Orange Nectar...$15.99 / 750ml bottle
Same base recipe as most Nectars with the addition of Blood Orange for a crisp citrus finish.
Honey: 5 parts Clover, 1 part Wildflower
Sweetness: Medium
Mead Style: Melomel, Session
Alcohol Content: 8%

Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Nectar..$6.99 / 375ml can
Yup, we canned The Love! Enjoy Black Raspberry Nectar in a lighter, hiker/biker/fisher-friendly package.
Honey: 5 parts Clover, 1 part Wildflower
Sweetness: Medium
Mead Style: Session
Alcohol Content: 8%

Redstone Meadery Apple Nectar..$6.99 / 375ml can
Yup, we canned The Love! Enjoy Apple Nectar in a lighter, hike/bike/fish-friendly package.
A Cyser (honey & apples): rounded apple flavor with some acidic bite leading into delightful honey notes. Like biting into an apple (but better)!
Honey: 5 parts Clover, 1 part Wildflower
Sweetness: Medium-Sweet
Mead Style: Melomel
Alcohol Content: 8%

Redstone Meadery Sunshine Nectar..$6.99 / 375ml can

Yup, we canned The Love! Enjoy Sunshine Nectar in a lighter, hike/bike/fish-friendly package.
Made with the addition of Apricots for a dry, tart, more traditional-tasting mead.
Very popular mead for wedding toasts!
Honey: 5 parts Clover, 1 part Wildflower
Sweetness: Medium-Sweet
Mead Style: Melomel
Alcohol Content: 8%

Friday, October 23, 2020

Goodwood Brewing is back!

Goodwood Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$12.99 / 4pk cans
When in Bourbon Country...
Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout is an homage to Kentucky’s proud distilling legacy – brewed with the same limestone water as its namesake whiskey and patiently seasoned in bourbon barrels. This silky American stout has notes of oak, dark roasted malts and, of course, bourbon. Roasted barley produces chocolate and coffee flavors with a lasting vanilla finish.
ABV:  8.0

Goodwood Brewing Walnut Brown Ale...$9.99 / 6pk cans
A tuff nut to crack
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.
ABV: 6.0

Goodwood Brewing Hemp Gose...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Tart with a dash of dank
Slightly salty, nice and tart, with a dash of dank--- this shrub-touched Gose is unlike any other you've had before! Our interpretation of this german-style sour beer is crisp, light and refreshing. The malt body compliments the tartness of the brew and the hemp adds a light herbal aroma and a slight funk on the finish!
ABV: 5.1

Goodwood Brewing Bourbon Barrel Ale...$11.99 / 4pk cans
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.
ABV:  6.0

Prairie Artisan Ales Millennial Mansion Sour

Prairie Artisan Ales Millennial Mansion Sour....$17.99 / 4pk 12oz cans

7.7% ABV
Imperial sour ale with orange peel, lemon peel, lime, blueberry, cherry and marshmallow.

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile...$10.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Sour Ale with cranberries, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb

Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb...$7.99 / 12oz bottle
2020 Version of their Imperial Stout with spices

Upcoming WRC - BRC releases

We have a lot going on right now....

October WRC Whiskey Raffle will include...

  • Maker's Mark 2020 Limited Release SE4 x PR5
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C920
  • Blantons Bourbon
  • Col Taylor Small Batch
  • Eagle Rare
  • Larceny Barrel Proof
  • plus more

November Release
TWCP Single Barrel of Blanton's Bourbon

BRC releases

Side Project Barrel Aged Ambiente released next week - read more 

Main and Mill TWCP BA Mexican Chocolate Stout - read more

Side Project Double Derivation - more bottles will be release very soon on our twitter account and facebook account - make sure you follow us.  Also it would be wise to have an online account set up on our website too for fast ordering.

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey

Kentucky Owl Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey...$114.99
Compare to $119.99 at Total Wine and More STL
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.

90+ Point Rated Red Wine Sampler

90+ Point Rated Red Wine Sampler
1 bottle each of the wines below = $97.94
Special Sampler price = $85 / for the 6 bottles!

  • 2018 Casas del Bosque Carmenere Reserva (Rated 90/100)
  • 2017 Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon  (Rated 92/100)
  • 2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge  (Rated 92/100)
  • 2018 Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières (Rated 97/100) 
  • 2017 Domaine Cabirau Serge and Marie Maury Sec  (Rated 92-94/100)
  • 2018 Almarada Malbec Uco Valley  (Rated 90/100)

2018 Casas del Bosque Carmenere Reserva...$12.99
Deep red with a garnet hue. Aromas reminiscent of black cherries, plums and dry leaves are complemented with notes of chocolate and spice from the French oak barrels the wine was aged in. This Carménère is soft and plump, with supple tannins and good length.
Just a delightful mouthful of dark berry compote, plum, sweet red cherry, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice. Excellent value under $17. Aged in oak barrel for 10 months.
Carmenère food pairings: meaty stews, vegetarian lasagne, slow-braised lamb shanks in red wine sauce. This Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenère 2018 was reviewed on July 9, 2020 by Natalie MacLean
Rated 90/100 Natalie Maclean

2017 Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon...$9.99
Compare to $12.79 at Total Wine and More
This Cabernet Sauvignon expresses captivating aromas of mocha, ripe berries, violets, and blackcurrant with intertwining layers of subtle black pepper, toasted oak and rich vanilla. This beautifully crafted Cabernet Sauvignon enters the palate with layers of ripe blackberry and chocolate covered cherries. The round and luscious mouthfeel is accented by soft tannins and a hint of spice that weaves into a smooth, lingering finish.
Rated 92/100 NY International Wine Competition

2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge....$25.99
"The 2016 Rasteau (75% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre) is a big, ripe, opulent effort that’s packed with full-bodied notes of blackberries, crushed rock, new leather and lots of minerality. It has sweet tannin, and while already impossible to resist, it will keep for 7-8 years."
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Château Croix d'Aumedes Cuvée Réserve Corbières...$14.99
30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 40% Carignan
The vast Corbières zone in the Languedoc contains a little bit of everything, from classic warmth and generosity on the outskirts of Narbonne to wild mountain wines in the hinterland and concentrated, stony wines up on the border with the Agly Valley and the Roussillon. In a way, this blend of Carignan (a great Corbières speciality) with Syrah and Grenache brings all three styles together: flowers and fruit in the billowing, sweet-scented aromas and both generous fruits and something more stony and driving in the finely constructed palate. The tannins are present but unintimidating, and the acidity is unobtrusive and ripe. So easy to drink that you almost overlook those complexities -- but they'll keep you coming back for more.
Rated 97/100 Decanter Magazine

2017 Domaine Cabirau Serge and Marie Maury Sec...$19.99
A smaller production cuvée, the 2017 Maury Sec Serge & Marie checks in as 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, and 10% Syrah that was brought up in a mix of foudre and used barrels. It's also the first vintage for new winemaker Marie Verges as well as the first vintage to ever see small barrels, which were purchased from Guigal in the Northern Rhône. Deep purple-colored with a smoky, meaty bouquet of black fruits, licorice, crushed rocks, and black olives, it’s rich, full-bodied, beautifully textured, and layered on the palate, with ripe tannins. This fleshy, expansive barrel sample has tons of potential.
Rated 92-94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Almarada Malbec Uco Valley...$13.99
Very fresh but ripe fruit, diffusing black plums, black cherries and a touch of spice. There is a salty tang on the palate, paired with good fruit sweetness. Moderate length. Not a complex wine, but exudes drinkability. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling
"Intense fruity aromas of black plum give rise to a palate full of freshness, velvety tannins and flavors of dried cranberry and chocolate with orange peel. Great balance and complexity. Hand Picked grapes, aged in oak for 6 months" - winemaker

Thursday, October 22, 2020

El Enemigo Chardonnay

A Store Favorite Returns. 
We ran out of the 2017 El Enemigo Chardonnay rather quickly during our Covid shut down days, thankfully the 2018 was just being released in Argentina and now it has finally arrived. Once again taking its place as our best Chardonnay under $25. 

2018 El Enemigo Chardonnay....$24.99 
This is another rock-star chardonnay from here with dried-apple, pear-skin, crushed-stone and peach-pit character. Full body. Creamy texture. Phenolic form and a long, flavorful finish. 
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

Domaine Weinbach Cuvee St Catherine Pinot Gris

A 97 Point Alsatian Pinot Gris for under $50!

2018 Domaine Weinbach Cuvee St Catherine Pinot Gris....$49.99
Wow. This has such attractively pure fruit with flinty nuances, across ripe peaches, nectarines and grapefruit. The off-dry palate has a flinty and gently smoky edge with a very fresh, concentrated core of ripe white peaches. So powerful and long. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

Rhum Clement Single Cask

We tasted through about 10 single barrels of Rhum Clement and selected this one!
Barrel #249
4+ years old
Aged in American Oak

Very Limited!

Clement Cask Collection Rhum Agricole Tres Vieux...$59.99
Clement Single Cask is a very exclusive rhum released in extremely limited quantities. 
Each bottle is signed by the Cellar Master, with the bottle number, barrel number, date of aging, and sugarcane varietal on display.
An intense aged rhum loaded with spicy notes of nuts, sugarcane, sweet caramel, figs, dried grapes, and cedar, leading to a very dry and long-lasting finish.