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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Waterford Irish Whiskey Zoom



Waterford Irish Whiskey Zoom 
Tasting w/Raj Sabharwal owner of Glass Revolution

Wednesday, January 20th
7-8:30pm (room opens at 6:30)

On Jan 20th, Welcome back our friend, Raj Sabharwal, importer, spirits expert and one of the true gents in the industry. Raj is focusing on the long awaited project from former Bruichladdich distillery co-owner, Mark Reynier. Below is his mission statement for the distillery

“We chose Waterford, for here on the banks of the river Suir, on Ireland’s sunny south-eastern coast, we have an exceptional state-of-the-art facility originally built by Diageo in 2004 and converted to distilling in 2015. And we have the finest quality raw materials: the purest of spring water from renowned ancient wells; a team of passionate distillers that share the vision; and the very best barley in the world.   Using the world's finest barley, our Single Farm Origin series is an uber- provenance range of natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one place, one farm, at a time.  Barley-forward, terroir-driven, natural whisky. No coloring, chill-filtration or any additives whatsoever.”


Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting. Pick any one of the expressions below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite. If you have already purchased one of the Waterford expressions, email me at dave@winandcheeseplace.com


Waterford Organic Gaia 1.1. Irish Single Malt...$84.99
Cask composition: 42% first fill US oak, 17% virgin US oak, 23% premium French oak and 18% Vin Doux Naturel.
Each bottle of Organic GAIA Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farm.


Waterford Dunmore Edition 1.1. Irish Single Malt...$74.99
Single Farm
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Dunmore Edition 1.1 was grown by John Tynan in County Laois.Cask composition: 33% first fill US oak, 18% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 24% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).


Waterford Rathclogh Edition 1.1. Irish Single Malt ...$74.99
Single Farm Origin
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 was grown by Richard Raftice. The strategic importance of Ráthchloch (stone fort), on the old Kilkenny to Waterford road, was equally appreciated by the Vikings adjacent Danesfort. The striking vantage point looks over Richard Raftice’s low lying land of quick-drying, shallow gravel soils deposited by ancient glacier meltwater ensuring it is an early sowing/ripening terroir.
Cask composition: 31% first-fill US oak, 19% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 25% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).




A little background on our guest, Raj Sabharwal:
Raj was born in England, grew up in Toronto, Canada and so far has lived in 18 cities in 5 countries. After 25 years in the corporate world Raj decided to follow his passions for fine wine and spirits and in 2010 started Purple Valley Imports USA LLC. In 2016 Purple Valley Imports changed their name to Glass Revolution Imports. The new name reflects their focus to revolutionize what is in the consumer’s glass. Raj is an avid wine and spirits collector and is WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 certified and a Certified Wine and Spirits Educator. In 8 years Raj and his two partners have grown their company from representing 1 brand in 3 states to today representing 10 brands in over 45 States. Glass Revolution is an importer specializing in world class spirits from independent distilleries. Raj personally selects the brands and selections offered. Glass Revolution were the first to import Single Malt Whiskies from India, England and Australia, into the USA. Purple Valley Imports has been recognized as “Whisky Importer of the Year” for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of America Whisky. In 2017 Whisky Magazine recognized Raj as World Whisky Ambassador (Highly Commended) with their American Icon’s of Whisky. Glass Revolution’s portfolio includes a number of multi-award winning products, including 3 World Whiskies of The Year.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale Black IPA



Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale Black IPA....$15.99 / 6pk
"Black IPA"
We're brewers whose substantial mettle and idiomatic approach to brewing allows us to consistently create works of art such as this justifiably self-righteous ale. Its bitterness hits our sweet spot. Its blackness lightens our hearts. Its liquid dichotomy pulls it all together in this sublimely sacrosanct ale. Yes, we damn well know our stuff here at Stone, and it would be irresponsible of us not to acknowledge how remarkable this heavenly creation of ours is. Thus the name we are compelled to give it --- Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale --- serves as a reminder of just how good we are, in both liquid and verbal form.


We're certainly not perfect. Too often, we allow our modesty to get the best of us as we're simply not inclined towards senseless braggadocio. When you're good, you're good. And when you do something great, the least you can do is acknowledge it. Others benefit from knowing. In this case, we find that we are compelled to point out how amazing this ale is that we rightly call the Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.

First brewed in 2007 as the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, this ale was an instant hit. With us. Other folks with great taste loved it too, but we were focused on how much we liked it, and we felt it was truly sublime. That euphoria didn't last long though, as it was soon replaced with the grim reality that when we sold out of it there wouldn't be any more. For us. And that was simply unacceptable. So, we are now blessing ourselves, and you the enlightened, with this ale. Thusly, you may now revel in your own self-righteousness as you see fit with this glorious example of ours. You are genuinely welcome, as it is our pleasure.


Prairie Artisan Ales Pink Guava Funk

 



Prairie Artisan Ales Pink Guava Funk...$10.99

Sour Ale with Pink Guava


Pipeworks Brewing / Hacienda Beer Sundae Sauce

 



Pipeworks Brewing / Hacienda Beer Sundae Sauce...$6.99 / pint can
Sundae Sauce | Collaboration with Hacienda Beer Co | Imperial Stout with cherries, vanilla, cacao nibs, and natural pecan flavor
Well, you gotta add your own sprinkles, but the rest of the fixins are here! We collaborated with Hacienda Beer Co. in early 2020 on this decadent super sundae beer and had to bring it back. Like a good ice cream sundae, all the flavors are really working together - melting together - into a single delicious sip.
The cherries brighten the beer with a bit of fresh tartness, and the vanilla, cacao nibs swirl with the deep nutty pecan.

Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn with Cryo Hops





Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn with Cryo Hops...$12.99 / 4pk cans
Double India Pale Ale with Cryo Hops
8% ABV

Broadway Brewery Grand Velvet Imperial Milk Stout





Broadway Brewery Grand Velvet Imperial Milk Stout...$11.99 / 4pk cans
Chocolate and Vanilla Imperial Milk Stout
Inspired by confectionery treats. Imperial milk stout with Belizean Patric Chocolate Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla beans and lactose.


Plus more of this one!!!

Broadway Brewery Double Rye Imperial IPA...$8.49 / 4pk 12 oz cans
This sturdy, ruby-colored Imperial IPA relies on a healthy dose of both rye malt and flaked rye and is hopped with the classics; Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade. Double Rye exhibits notes of subtle rye spice and citrus and is balanced by a smooth malt body.
9.5% ABV

2nd Shift / Modern Brewing Home and Away NEIPA






2nd Shift / Modern Brewing Home and Away NEIPA...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz
We’re so excited to announce our collaboration beer release with our friends right down the street Modern Brewing. “Home and Away” is the first in a series of collaboration brews, this version an Imperial NE Style IPA. Double dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy & Idaho 7, this 8% DIPA is absolutely lovely

Barrell Bourbon New Year 2021 Cask Strength




Barrell Bourbon New Year 2021 Cask Strength...$74.99
Each autumn we construct a very special blend of Bourbon to use as a toast to the year to come. The New Year Bourbon has gradually woven itself into our annual routine. In the busiest time of year, we take some time to think only about the pillars of our brand, the creativity of our blending process and a dedication to forward-thinking and quality driven line of spirits. In a year where so much of what we know and count on has been turned upside-down, we have found some comfort in this tradition.

  • A selection of 5, 9, 10, and 11-year-old straight bourbon whiskeys
  • Distilled in KY, TN, IN, NY, TX, WY, and CO
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 113.9 proof cask strength bottling
  • Aged in American white oak barrels

The Prisoner Wine Company Carneros Chardonnay

 

Great Half bottle of Chardonnay


The Prisoner Wine Company  Carneros Chardonnay....$19.99 / 375ml 

From the most recognized Napa Valley red blend comes a distinct, new wine. Made in the same iconic style as The Prisoner Red Blend, we proudly introduce The Prisoner Chardonnay. Redefining taste once again.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

2014 Massolino Vigna Rionda Riserva



Shortly on heels of the release of the Massolino Barolo 2016 which was the Wine Spectator #7 Wine of the Year we are very excited to receive the 2014 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva. "Massolino's 2014 is one of the greatest Vigna Riondas I have ever tasted."-Antonio Galloni Vinous

2014 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva $149.98
Only 30 bottles available
The 2014 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a stunning wine. Sweet, perfumed and deep, the 2014 is off-the-charts great. Dark red and purplish berry fruit, mint, lavender, spice and hard candy infuse the 2014 with striking layers of nuance. But what really impresses about the 2014 is its depth and huge vertical build. All the elements fall into place in a sumptuous, deep Barolo that screams with character. Beams of tannin punctuate the finish. Massolino's 2014 is one of the greatest Vigna Riondas I have ever tasted.
Rated 98+/100 Vinous Media
The Massolino 2014 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a wine that speaks of vintage as articulately as it speaks of site. The 2014 vintage is one of the most distinctive within these past two decades, with a quality of fruit that is fine, light, ethereal and almost fragile. However, Serralunga d'Alba, where the Vignarionda cru is located, is always characterized by extra power, structure and fruit weight. In a sense, this Riserva represents an intersection between those two opposites, showing both elegance and muscle. The wine opens to a pretty garnet color, and the aromatic intensity is well developed and capped by a mid-weight finish. Wild berry tones are followed by iron ore, blood orange and camphor ash. Massolino farms 2.6 hectares within the cru with calcareous and marlstone soils. Some 8,500 bottles were made, and this wine will be released in September 2020.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Auguste Favier








Chateauneuf du Pape Superstars!
“Proprietress Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level, and she’s unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on earth today”-Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Auguste Favier...$71.99
This is beautifully rendered, with a core of focused red currant, plum and raspberry coulis flavors that stretches out nicely while flecks of tobacco, bergamot, and singed sandalwood weave around. A bolt of iron detail shows through the finish, with a light echo of worn leather. Well-built, showing ample energy in reserve. Best from 2020 through 2040. 1,400 cases made, 100 cases imported. — JM
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator
Incredibly perfumed and complex, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier has put on weight since I tasted it as a barrel sample and offers full-bodied notes of currants, Asian spices, dried flowers, and lavender. It's powerful, concentrated and layered, yet always light on its feet and beautifully balanced, with a seamless, elegant texture as well as the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of this great vintage. It's a rock star wine from this terrific estate that's going to drink beautifully for two decades.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier boasts enchanting floral aromas, intoxicating raspberry and cherry fruit and enthralling hints of Swiss cocoa. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it nevertheless comes across as fresh and nearly weightless. The use of stems (the wine is all whole bunches) and an elevated proportion of Cinsault has certainly contributed to this wine's soaring aromas and sense of freshness. It's a fascinating wine.
Rated 97/100 Wine Advocate



2018 Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Auguste Favier...$71.99
This red puts on a gorgeous display of racy cassis, cherry puree and raspberry coulis flavors laced with garrigue and singed sandalwood accents, while a mouthwatering mineral edge drives underneath. The long finish lets the fruit play out, adding flickers of tobacco and shiso leaf. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2038. — JM
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
Also Grenache dominated yet blend with 15% Cinsault, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier gives up a brilliant and complex bouquet of red and blackberries, Provençal garrigue, lavender, peppered meat, and baking spices. Rich, full-bodied, and with another level of concentration over the classic cuvee, this is another incredibly classy, seamless, flawlessly balanced wine that does everything right. It’s certainly great today yet has building tannins and is going to evolve for 15+ years.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Usually the most ethereal and perfumed of the cuvées at Saint-Préfert, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier lives up to that billing yet again, with floral notes that suggest rose petals and violets, delicate hints of dried spices and Provençal herbs and plenty of red-berried fruit. It's full-bodied but almost lacy in feel, with a fine, silky texture and a long, elegant finish with a surprisingly tannic edge.
Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate

Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud




Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud...$133.99
Intense, with a Turkish coffee note out front before the core of steeped plum, black cherry and fig fruit starts to unfurl, while extra hints of singed alder, garrigue and warm earth develop, adding length and range on the finish. Delivers muscular power and perfumed grace that work together perfectly. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2022 through 2040. — JM
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator

Boasting the darkest fruit of the three 2018s from Saint-Préfert, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud delivers notes of black cherries and dark chocolate, plus hints of wintergreen, cassia bark and baking spices. It's full-bodied but less expansive on the palate than the others, compact and dense without being heavy or overdone, and it's framed by ripe but supportive tannins. Mexican chocolate and cola notes linger elegantly on the lasting finish.
Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate

Lastly, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Collection Charles Giraud is a more Mourvèdre driven wine and is 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre, from 80-year-old vines, that was only partially destemmed and brought up all in demi-muids. Ruby/purple-hued with gorgeous crème de cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of smoked meats, white chocolate, ground pepper, and candied violets, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, silky texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish. As with the other 2018s here, it’s pure class. It can be drunk today or cellared for 15+ years.
Rated 95+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc





2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc....$69.99
Another beautiful vintage for this cuvee, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc (60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne) has a lighter golden hue as well as lively, perfumed notes of lemon curd, crisp pineapple, and white flowers that show more honeyed richness with time in the glass. Beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, with perfectly integrated acidity and a dry finish, this has consistently been one of the whites of the vintage over the past handful of years, and the 2019 doesn’t break that trend.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts subtle layers of toasted grain and honey over a base of ripe pineapple, nectarine and citrus. A barrel-fermented blend of Clairette and Roussanne, it's medium to full-bodied, plump and generous without being overly rich or unstructured—a nicely balanced yet expansive white that finishes with focus and length.
While well-heeled consumers fight over the limited volumes of the super 2018 Collection Charles Giraud and Reserve Auguste Favier, the smart money will be chasing the regular bottlings of red and white Châteauneuf du Pape.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate


2018 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge....$44.99
Ripe and juicy, this is a well-built version offering up a range of enticing black cherry, plum and fig fruit flavors while singed alder, garrigue and dried lavender notes chime throughout. Ample fruit on the finish with a savory streak providing a nice counterpoint. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2032. — JM
Rated 93/100 Wine Spectator
Moving to the 2018s, all of which were tasted from bottle, the 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape reveals a ruby/purple hue and is slightly opaque. Based on 85% Grenache and 5% each of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, it offers a gorgeous perfume of black raspberries, herbes de Provence, ground pepper, candied orange, and a touch of spiced meat. Pure class on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness and ultra-fine tannins, it has terrific balance, a layered, elegant mouthfeel, and a great finish. This is one thrilling base cuvee to enjoy over the coming decade or more.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific effort from this variable vintage, loaded with rich, ripe flavors of red and purple raspberries, black cherries and oodles of Provençal herbs. It's full-bodied and nearly creamy in texture, with silky tannins that make a subtle appearance on the licorice-tinged finish. Looking even more concentrated and structured than last year, it should drink well for at least a decade.
While well-heeled consumers fight over the limited volumes of the super 2018 Collection Charles Giraud and Reserve Auguste Favier, the smart money will be chasing the regular bottlings of red and white Châteauneuf du Pape.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille Cotes du Rhone





2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Clos Beatus Ille Cotes du Rhone..$26.99
The cherry-scented 2019 Cotes du Rhone Beatus Ille also boasts intricate garrigue shadings, which bring welcome complexity and a slightly savory overtone to the bold, fruity aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, supple and round in the mouth, with silky tannins on the licorice, rosemary and bay leaf-inflected finish. It should drink well for 3-4 years.

While well-heeled consumers fight over the limited volumes of the super 2018 Collection Charles Giraud and Reserve Auguste Favier, the smart money will be chasing the regular bottlings of red and white Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2019 Côtes du Rhône Beatus Ille is almost as good and.....an even better bargain.

Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

January Beer Month!!!



January 2021 is going to be a mega beer month!

We are done with 2020.
Kick off 2021 with a bang.


2nd Shift / TWCP Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD - read more 
(probably end of next week)

Perennial House Clouds Double Dry Hopped IPA - TWCP exclusive due any day
(early next week?)

Perennial / TWCP Maman - read more
(late January)

Destihl Coralation Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Stout Edition No.2 (probably be February) read more
Will update when we have exact dates



Bonus round.....Happy 2021
At the end of January will do a raffle for a chance to purchase some allocated beer...
Will be based beer purchases from Jan 1st - Jan 30th 2021.  Names will be selected January 31 or Feb 1

6 bottles - Side Project Shared Brewing Barrel Aged Ambiente...$50 per bottle
(BRC based on beer only sales - every $20 purchased will count as a raffle ticket)

2 bottles - Side Project TWCP 2020 Derivation...$80 / bottle
(BRC based on beer only sales - every $20 purchased will count as a raffle ticket)

6 bottles Main & Mill TWCP Barrel Aged Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout...$34.99
(BRC based on Main and Mill purchases - every 4pk will count as a raffle ticket)

3 bottles Heavy Riff / TWCP Dear Agony Knob Creek 15 year Old Barrel #16...$19.99
3 bottles Heavy Riff / TWCP Dear Agony Knob Creek 15 year Old Barrel #17...$19.99
(BRC based on Heavy Riff purchases - each 4pk will count as a raffle ticket)

20 names will be drawn.   You will only be allocated only 1 bottle total from this list
We will draw for each specific beer.






Skygazer Brewing / Fat Orange Cat Brewing Banana Floofer






Skygazer Brewing / Fat Orange Cat Brewing Banana Floofer...$7.99 / pint can
We brewed an awesome banana, chocolate and marshmallow imperial milk stout with our friends at Fat Orange Cat and called it Floofer!
The folks at FOC wanted to brew a big stout and to incorporate fruit in some way. We were 100% onboard right off the bat and this tasty, desserty, floof boi stout is the end result!
We look forward to working with them again!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Rothhaus Tannenzäpfle Pils

BACK!!!




Rothaus Tannenzäpfle Pils...$13.99 / 6pk 
The Rothaus Brewery is Germany’s highest brewery by elevation, at 1,000 meters above sea level. Situated in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest, the brewery was first established in 1791. Today, Rothaus is accredited as one of the most successful breweries in Germany, largely due to the high quality of their products.

FUN FACTS
Tannenzäpfle means “pine cone” in German – a fitting name as there are many pine cone producing spruce-fir trees in the Black Forest.

The icon, “Biergit” (beer girl), a Black Forest girl holding two glasses of beer, first debuted in 1956 and is now the defining symbol for all beers made for the Rothaus Brewery.


Tannenzäpfle Pils – Tannenzäpfle is made from the finest, all-natural ingredients Germany has to offer:
  • Water sourced from 7 natural springs in the heart of the Black Forest.
  • Malted barley from the Highlands and Valleys of the Black Forest.
  • Aroma hops from the Tettnang and Hallertau areas next to the Black Forest.
  • The yeast is cultivated at the brewery and is exclusively used in Rothaus beers.
  • No bitter hops are ever added to Tannenzäpfle Pils and no other ingredients are used in brewing this deliciously refreshing Pilsner.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

4 Hands Brewing Bohemian Breakfast Ale







4 Hands Brewing Bohemian Breakfast Ale...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Oatmeal Brown Ale with Coffee
Bohemian Breakfast is a brown ale brewed with Sump Coffee.

2nd Shift Chico's Revenge Imperial Milk Stout





2nd Shift Chico's Revenge Imperial Milk Stout...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Chico's Revenge is an Imperial Milk Stout - a sibling beer, so to say, of our Cat Spit Oatmeal Milk Stout.






Left Hand The Milk Box Stout Variety





Left Hand The Milk Box Stout Variety....$18.99 / 12 pack variety
Our classic Milk Stout richly reimagined in four different ways.
The pure milk chocolate bliss of our classic Milk Stout richly reimagined four different ways. Indulge in creamy Peanut Butter, sultry Raspberry, aromatic Chai and the robust coffee infusion of Bittersweet Imperial Milk Stout. Three cans of each style included in every box.

  • Peanut Butter Milk Stout
  • Raspberry Mil Stout
  • Chai Milk Stout
  • Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout

Abomination F*ck 2020 Double IPA




SOLD OUT NOW
Abomination F*ck 2020 Double IPA....$4.99 / pint can
A slightly amped up 9.1% version of our Fog series, double dry hopped to perfection with a blend of two of our most popular variants ... Galaxy & Citra.


Coors Banquet Beer






Coors Banquet Beer...$9.99 /12 pack bottles
Coors Banquet Beer...$9.99 /12 pack cans
Coors Banquet Beer...$21.99 / 30 pack cans
Only the finest ingredients are used to brew Coors Banquet. That’s been true since Adolph Coors brewed the first batch in 1873. All these years later, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Boulevard / Athletic Brewing Flying Start Non Alcoholic IPA





Boulevard / Athletic Brewing Flying Start Non Alcoholic IPA...$8.49 / 6pk

NON-ALCOHOLIC IPA
Dry January doesn't have to mean deprivation.
Embrace those New Year's resolutions and get a Flying Start on your goals with this innovative, non-alc IPA made with our friends at Athletic Brewing Company. It's the real deal - juicy hop flavor and crisp malt balance - minus the alcohol and many of the calories.

New Riff is at The Wine and Cheese Place



New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin...$27.99
Compare to $31.49 at Total Wine and More
New Riff Distilling’s Kentucky Wild Gin is thoughtfully crafted with local wild foraged Kentucky botanicals, capturing the native flavors of the Ohio Valley and reflecting historical Kentucky gin ingredients. Twelve botanicals are distilled right in the pot, including a range of typical European gin ingredients (such as angelica, orris and licorice root, and three kinds of citrus). To these we add two local, farmer-foraged wild seasonings, including a wild juniper berry and the amazing American Spicebush— both of which are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste—plus a bit of Kentucky’s state flower, goldenrod. The base spirit includes a dash of our new make rye whiskey spirit, enriching the texture and lengthening the flavor.




New Riff Kentucky Bourbon Barreled Wild Gin...$32.99
New Riff Distilling’s Kentucky Wild Gin Bourbon Barreled is thoughtfully crafted with local wild foraged Kentucky botanicals, capturing the native flavors of the Ohio Valley and reflecting historical Kentucky gin ingredients. Twelve botanicals are distilled right in the pot, including a range of typical European gin ingredients (such as angelica, orris and licorice root, and three kinds of citrus). To these we add two local, hand foraged wild seasonings, including a wild juniper berry and the amazing American Spicebush—both of which are on the Slow Food Ark of Taste—plus a dash of Kentucky’s state flower, goldenrod. At the last, we blend in a bit of our new make rye whiskey spirit, enriching the texture and lengthening the flavor. The gin then rests in dripping fresh New Riff Bourbon barrels for five to seven months, achieving a mellowing note of vanilla oak.
New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin Bourbon Barreled makes a fantastic Gin Cocktail with the bitters of your choice. Try it also in a Martinez—basically, a Manhattan made with our gin in the place of whiskey—delicious as the borders between gin and whiskey fade away.



New Riff Rye Bottled in Bond....$41.99 
Compare to $46.99 at Total Wine and More
Bottled in Bond
New Riff Distilling’s core Rye whiskey is full-bodied, offering hugely spicy character. Building upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act—already the highest quality standard for aged spirits in the world—New Riff Rye is Bottled In Bond Without Chill Filtration. Featuring a unique mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, it represents a new riff on our hallowed local Rye whiskey traditions. Aged four years in full-size 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in its traditional production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement and are always bottled without chill filtration.

Our distillers learned the black arts of the hardest whiskey in the world to make—the famed 95% Rye—under the direct tutelage of the distiller who mastered it in Indiana, Larry Ebersold of Seagram’s. Taking Master Larry’s instruction in hand, we put a riff on it to the tune of adding 5% malted rye, a unique twist that aids in pulling additional flavors out of the rye and adds a touch of the elegance of malted rye. New Riff Rye is splendid with a splash of water, and of course folds magnificently into classic Rye Manhattan and Old Fashioned cocktails.


New Riff Bourbon Bottled in Bond....$35.99 / 750ml
($4.99 / 50ml)
Compare to $39.99 at Total Wine and More
Bottled in Bond
New Riff Distilling’s core Bourbon expression is a genuinely high-rye, full bodied whiskey offering savory, spicy character. Building upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act—already the highest quality standard for aged spirits in the world—New Riff Bourbon is Bottled In Bond Without Chill Filtration. Featuring a mash bill of non-GMO grains at 65% corn,30% rye, and 5% malted barley, it represents a new riff on Kentucky’s most hallowed whiskey traditions. Aged four years in 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in our production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement, and are always bottled without chill filtration.


New Riff Bourbon Single Barrel....$44.99
Compare to $49.99 at Total Wine and More

New Riff Distilling’s core Bourbon expression is a genuinely high-rye, full bodied whiskey offering savory, spicy character, bottled at Barrel Proof without Chill Filtration. Featuring a mash bill of non-GMO grains at 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley, it represents a new riff on Kentucky’s most hallowed whiskey traditions. Aged four years in 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in our production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement, and are always bottled without chill filtration.

At New Riff, single barrel expressions are a way of life. As former Kentucky liquor retailers, we are intimately familiar with some of Kentucky’s most famed private barrel Bourbon selections ever, and we bring that experience to New Riff. A New Riff Private Barrel selection, whether for trade or private clients, offers an unparalleled experience, replete with tasting notes and an immersive process in our warehouse. Each New Riff single barrel has been tasted and approved by our production panel. Our retail and on-premise partners then select each of their private barrels themselves. In the end, you can taste a New Riff Single Barrel knowing it was fully vetted and thoroughly tasted and approved.