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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Hudson / TWCP / Planters House Single Barrel Bourbon

 
Our next Single Barrel Collab just arrived!







Hudson / TWCP / Planters House Single Barrel Bourbon....$42.99
This is your favorite whiskey
  • Barrel# BB-612
  • 92 proof
  • Barrell filled 07/21/17
  • 120 bottles produced
  • TWCP has 60 bottles
  • Planters House will have 60 bottles

New York Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel Select


Welcome to New York. It's a city that's bold, yet refined. Artful, and unapologetic. That same spirit seeps into our straight bourbon whiskey. New York State ingredients meeting New York City ingenuity for rich, grain-forward flavor.
This is Your Favorite Whiskey. You came, you saw, you smelled, you tasted -- and you picked out your perfect barrel. This particular bottling of Hudson's signature bold, grain-forward straight bourbon whiskey is just for you, the true connoisseur.


Friday, July 16, 2021

Greek Wines





2020 Skouras Zoe White....$12.99
Aromatic, pure and friendly, it is also fruity and flavorful. It is well balanced, but with some notable crispness on the back end to give it an invigorating quality. I appreciated its ability to come into balance, become more transparent and show some finesse as it aired out. Mostly, it just tasted great, making it a perfect picnic wine or porch sipper, while maintaining its refreshing demeanor."


2020 Mylonas Winery Assyrtiko...$15.99
Made from 100% Assyrtiko
Press from the 2019 vintage (none yet for the 2020)
This intriguing white offers aromas of tropical fruit, herbs and white flowers, and a full-bodied but springy array of lime and herbs. The wine has an appealing creaminess but still maintains an elegant poise. The finish is lingering with a clean, salty spin"  -- 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast (2019 vintage)
Mylonas Winery is a third generation (since 1917) boutique winery located 30mi south of Athens. The petite but contemporary winery is built in the village of Keratea with the 12 ha of their vineyards being scattered in Attica’s peninsula. They farm traditionally, mainly Greek grape varieties, with respect and trust to the terroir. Attica’s has a unique terroir rich in minerals & limestone soils. The mild Mediterranean climate acts as an ally and the old vines produce their most concentrated grapes in low yields. Mylonas philosophy is based on minimum intervention from the vineyard to the bottling. When you have great vineyards that produce high quality grapes of distinctive individual character, this is not only environmentally and socially responsible approach, it’s also the best way to consistently make fine wine.

2018 Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnios...$15.99
100% Liatiko
This wine's aroma will surprise you with its bouquet of spices such as olives, rich dark fruits and hints of tannins that will age and mature unfolding -as time passes- aromas of nuts, raisins and leather. The color is light red with orange hues, which is characteristic of this variety. As you first taste it, you will experience the continuation of the heady bouquet and will discover a wine of medium body, good acidity, soft and tasteful tannins, which make it most elegant to drink!.
On the nose, this wine offers rich cedar, olive, dark-chocolate and leather aromas. On the palate, earthy smoke, leather and cranberry flavors are buoyed by good acidity and medium-bodied structure
Rated 89/100 The Wine Enthusiast
The winery is located in the village of Dafnes near the city of Heraklion, Crete. The area has a rich wine history of winemaking and viticulture. From grandfather to father and then to grandson, the Douloufakis family has been involved in viticulture and wine production for three generations. More than half a century later, the same winery, now more contemporary than ever, continues to produce high quality products with the same passion. The family wine making tradition is continued by Nikos Douloufakis, who studied oenology in Piemonte, Italy, an area where the engagement with wine has evolved into a science. From the beginning, his main concern was the restructuring of the family vineyards and the modernization of the winery

2016 Skouras Grande Cuvee Nemea...$33.99
The 2016 Grande Cuvée is an Agiorgitiko aged for 12 months in a 60/40 mixture of new and used French oak. It comes in at 14.1% alcohol. This presents as bright, fresh and perky, with red fruit flavors and new wood on the finish. Granted that they are different vintages, you get something when you trade up to this from the Saint George. That Saint George has a soft Beaujolais-like feel to it. This is fresher, more distinguished in style and more precise. There's lift to the fruit and better structure. Even with the extra year of age, there's still some tannic pop on the finish. The tannins are ripe, though. This is refined and approachable. Although it drinks reasonably well now, holding it for a couple of years will bring some rewards. Traditionally, these age well, although I have some doubt that this will be the best example of that in the group.
Rated 89/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, July 15, 2021

New Croatian Wine!


Product of Croatia





2019 Kutjevo Traminac Dry White....$11.99
Tasting notes: High quality Gewürztraminer with accentuated aromatic varietal characteristics, strong and distinctive character. Thanks to the extremely favorable microclimate, Kutjevo Gewürztraminer opens a delicate secondary bouquet of pronounced floral and fruity notes.
Enjoy with: We recommend serving it at 10-12° C, as an excellent aperitif wine, and its benefits come to full expression with sweet desserts and foie gras.



2016 Blato Marko Polo Red Blend...$9.99
Blend of Plavac and Merlot

Established in 1902, Blato is the largest cooperative on the Island of Korčula with access to the best fruits available. Blato still employs traditional winemaking techniques such as long skins macerations for whites and reds and ageing in large Slavonian Oak barrels. They also ferment their white wines in stainless steel vats and handle them using a reductive method to preserve primary fruit characteristics.
Grapes and wine are integral part of the celebration of life for Korčula’s inhabitants. Since as far back as 1427, the 'Statute of the islands', the oldest code in that part of Europe, has regulated the cultivation of vines, wine production and trade on the island. Wines from the island of Korčula were exported to Venice and served regularly at the tables of the Viennese court.  The climate is typically Mediterranean, although more humid and slightly cooler than Pelješac. Plavac Mali and Pošip grapes are the most prominent and popular varieties of the region.



Vinarija Dingac


New from Croatia!



2019 Vinarija Dingac Peljesac Red Wine...$9.99
2019 Vinarija Dingac Plavac Dry Red Wine...$9.99
The tradition of the winery Dingac is to produce wine that enriches and brings joy to the palate. Life is sweeter with a glass of great wine, and therefore the passion for quality is noticed in every drop. Enjoy the distinctive aroma of this Plavac Mali.
Plavac Mali is the grape - Zinfandel is actually one parent of Plavac Mali. The other parent is an ancient variety known as Dobričić

Vermont Creamery Bijou Crottin Goat Cheese

 

In stock at Forsyth only 

Vermont Creamery Bijou Crottin Goat cheese

Bijou is hand-shaped button of cheese with dense center and wrinkled Geotrichum rind. Bijou evolves with time, gaining a sharpness and complexity after thirty days.
Serve on a cheeseboardalongside other fresh and aged cheeses
Cut into wedgesand add to a salad with grapes, candied walnuts and duck confit
Wrap it in applewood smoked bacon,bake in the oven, and serve on frisée salad

Tilquin Rare Releases!









1 of each per person while they last online - no phone calls

Tilquin Oude Pinot Noir...$29.99 / 750ml -- SOLD OUT
Tilquin Oude Pinot Gris...$29.99 / 750ml -- SOLD OUT
Tilquin Oude Riesling...$29.99 / 750ml -- SOLD OUT
Tilquin Oude Groseille a Maquereau Verte...$29.99 / 750ml  -- SOLD OUT

Robinson Iron Maiden Trooper IPA



The newest beer in the Trooper line....an IPA

plus check out the other Iron Maiden beers online now




Robinson  Iron Maiden Trooper IPA....$4.89 / pint
4.3%
Marries together familiar American hoppy flavours with a fundamentally British backbone.
A 4.3% Golden IPA packed full of hoppy flavours. This IPA, which is a nod to its transatlantic cousins, was brewed by Bruce Dickinson and Martyn Weeks after Bruce enjoyed some of the rich IPAs that were available during Iron Maiden's Legacy of the Beast tour in 2019.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The (In)Famous Bar - tasting flights



The (In)Famous Bar
Located IN an old Famous Barr
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO
314.727.8788



Come in and see Whiskey Dave and talk whiskey.
You can buy 3/4oz pours while you shop!
Served in Glencairn tasting glasses

This week flight(s)

We’re running two great flights for the week, one from a fave Japanese whiskey producer and top-flight rum from the legendary Foursquare Distillery


JAPANESE WHISKY TRIO FROM KAIYO....$15 for 3 - 3/4oz pours

  1. Cask Strength Mizunara Oak TWCP cask #2240 56% abv
  2. ”The Single” 7 year Mizunara Oak Finish 48% abv
  3. Signature (Black label) Mizunara Oak Finish 43% abv


THREE RUMS FROM THE FOURSQUARE DISTILLERY...$13 for 3 - 3/4oz pours
  1. 2008 12 Year Barbados Rum Cask Strength 60% abv
  2. 10 Year Barbados Rum ”Detente” Cask Strength 51% abv
  3. 12 Year Barbados Rum “Sagacity” Unchillfiltered 48% abv

Spirits tasting with David Hermelin of Righteous Road Craft Spirits


Tomorrow night

Spirits tasting with David Hermelin of Righteous Road Craft Spirits
Thursday, 7/15 5-6:30 at our whiskey bar


Open house tasting
  • The Original Righteous Seven liqueur
  • Righteous Seven Barrel Reserve liqueur
  • The Fifth Cup Craft Liqueur
  • Gabor Whiskey Liqueur.... Brand new release!!!


Righteous Road® was established in 2016 to bring premium products and innovation to the craft spirits market. Our brands are created with the finest quality ingredients and then perfected by blending the ideal ratios of each fruit and grain. Our flavor profiles are altogether unique to the market and provide a one-of-a-kind taste experience.


More info on the spirits!

Available online too

Righteous Seven Liqueur...$28.99
Taste.
Transcended.
Righteous Seven Liqueur is a premium blend of the Seven Species that is hand-crafted according to a proprietary recipe developed and perfected over time.
Our neutral grain spirit is made from locally grown soft red winter wheat and two-row barley. The alcohol is used to macerate with each of the figs, olives, dates, pomegranates, and grapes. Each maceration is filtered and then combined together at specific ratios to create the Righteous Seven final blend. We hope you enjoy it and that it leads you down your own Righteous Road

  • Righteous Seven is kosher certified by the OU (Orthodox Union) and by Mishkoltz Kashrus in Brooklyn.
  • Righteous Seven is also Yoshon certified.
  • The grapes used in the product are mevushal.


How is Righteous Seven best served?
Righteous Seven is best enjoyed served neat. On its own, it is perfect for a social night out, during dinner, or complimenting dessert. It is warmly inviting to the body with a taste profile that has broad age-range appeal for both men and women. Righteous Seven® is ideal for special occasions and toasts and a delight for couples to share.
Righteous Seven also mixes wonderfully with a wide variety of spirits. For cocktail ideas, please visit https://righteous-road.com/righteousseven-recipes.



The First Liqueur Made Exclusively from the Seven Species
The Seven Species are listed in the book of Deuteronomy to praise the attributes of the Land of Israel….“a land of wheat, and barley, and grapes, and figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey (dates)….”

In the 16th century, the famous kabbalist R. Isaac Luria revealed the correlation between the supernatural energies of the Seven Species and the seven emotive characteristics of the human soul.

By combining the physical and spiritual properties of all seven fruits and grains together into one exceptional taste, an otherworldly liqueur has been born to indulge the senses.


Righteous Road Gibor Whiskey Liqueur...$39.99
Whiskey Liqueur
A original blend of straight rye and bourbon whiskeys with Righteous Seven liqueur

GIBOR™ (‘ghee-bore’) is a new brand of whiskey liqueur being introduced by Righteous Road Craft Spirits.
It is our first product launch with whiskey and we have spent considerable time getting to the right combination of rye and bourbon blended together with our award winning Righteous Seven liqueur.
There are very few whiskey liqueurs on the market and hardly any that we know of that are a combination of rye and bourbon blended with a fruit liqueur, up at 80 proof.  The rye we used on this first batch is a high rye at 95% with 5% malted barley, aged at 4.25 years. The bourbon is 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley, aged at 3.5 years. Our Righteous Seven® liqueur is made from wheat, barley, grapes, pomegranates, figs, olives, and dates.
Once blended and rested, this whiskey liqueur brings a taste profile that combines notes of spice and caramel together with the forest fruits and chocolate tones of Righteous Seven, all in one satisfying and smooth pour.
GIBOR is best experienced neat or on the rocks. Enjoy as well with your favorite cigar.
A ‘Gibor’ is the Hebrew word for a ‘strong and mighty one.’ A Gibor shows fortitude and courage to maintain moral virtue when challenge and adversity knock at the door. We hope you enjoy it and that your ride is a righteous on




Righteous Road The Fifth Cup Liqueur....$29.99
Kosher for Passover
An original blend of apricots, figs, dates, pistachios & almonds to delight your palate.
Indulge and enjoy neat, mixed, or on the rocks.


Back story:
It is well known that four cups of wine are drunk on the first night of Passover. But little is understood about the fifth cup. In the vast expanse of the Babylonian Talmud, the fifth cup is mentioned just once, giving credence to the assumption by some that it must have been an error. In most printed versions of the Talmud today the ‘fifth cup’ has been removed.

Throughout history though, many Torah luminaries have argued that the ‘fifth cup’ text should remain. In the 16th century, the famous Maharal of Prague urged that the unabridged version of the text be followed: “…over the fourth cup one completes the Hallel. Over the fifth cup one recites the psalm known as the Great Hallel.”

He writes that Hallel (Psalms 113-118) and the four cups of wine at the Seder are related to redemption. The Great Hallel (Psalm 136), however, is one step above redemption and associates with the number five, for it states that the Lord provides every single creature with food. The Talmud aptly expounds that providing “the sustenance of an individual is even more difficult than redemption.”

As such, the fifth cup has its rightful place at the Passover seder. It serves as a testament to the Almighty who not only redeems, but also provides sustenance directly and not through an intermediary. The Fifth Cup™ liqueur was developed to acknowledge this wonder.

Our cup sits inside a five petaled rose depicting the description in the opening lines of the Zohar. “And there are five strong petals on which the rose is set and they are called salvations and now they are known as the five gates. And this rose is called the cup of blessing, of which it is said, ‘I will take up the cup of salvation…’ ” (Psalm 116:13).

The Fifth Cup™ liqueur is hand-crafted with the finest figs, apricots, dates, almonds and pistachios to create a taste reminiscent of renewal and springtime. It is meant to be enjoyed during Passover and the rest of the year as gratitude to the Almighty, who sustains us each day.





Righteous Seven Barrel Aged...$32.99 / 375ml
Are you ready to try the American fruit liqueur that was the category winner at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition?
At Righteous Road®, we have taken our award-winning Original Righteous Seven® liqueur and rested a special Reserve edition in new American white oak whiskey barrels.
The result marries an exceptionally nuanced fruit liqueur with rich flavors of forest fruits and chocolate to the signature barrel notes of vanilla, toffee, and toasted almond that come from charred Kentucky oak.
Savor this Barrel Reserve limited edition straight up and treat yourself to something truly special.
Each bottle is single barrel filled at cask strength.

Rum tasting with Kate Perry






We have Kate Perry, the US Market Manager for Le Maison & Velier Rums coming to our Forsyth location

TONIGHT!  Wednesday, July 14 from  5pm-6:30
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
              7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Open House Format.

Come meet rum expert Kate Perry and tasting some amazing rums!


We will taste....
  • Hampden Estate Rum 7yr 60%
  • Hampden Estate Rum 8yr 46%
  • Spirit of Haiti Clairin Casimir
  • Spirit of Haiti Clairin Le Rocher
  • Spirit of Haiti Clairin Sajous
  • Spirit of Haiti Clairin Vaval


Kate Perry:
In 2012, Kate Perry fell into a rum hole with the opening of Rumba, Seattle's world-renowned rum bar. Rum quickly became her life's work and passion - teetering on obsession. Beyond the liquid in the glass, Perry loves the people and places from which the spirit comes and the community it seems to foster everywhere it has been. In 2017, she moved to New York to launch the portfolio of La Maison & Velier and has the honor of her life to manage the distribution of the portfolio's incredible spirits (including but not limited to many of her favorite rum distilleries) into the US Market. As she loves to say, "rum is always best when shared with friends."


More info on the products

Hampden Estate Single Jamaican Rum 46...$49.99 / 750 ml
Produced with unique and partly secret methods that have remained unchanged since the 18th century. The result is a distillate with a distinct aromatic profile due in great part to an extremely high level of esters. The rum has been aged for 8 years in Jamaica (tropical climate). equivalent to almost 25 years of maturation in the European climate. The nose is voluptuous and intense. with notes of caramelized apple and sweet spices mixed with a delicate touch of smokiness. The mouth is very fascinating. smooth & dry at the same time (sugar free & additives free): it reveals very pleasant notes of wood. tropical fruits and resin.
46% ABV


Hampden Estate Single Jamaican Rum Overproof 60...$62.99 / 750 ml 
A definitely unique and exceptional rum. the result of an assemblage of different marks. all with a minimum barrel ageing of 7 tropical years equivalent toe years ageing in Europe. The nose is impetuous and very intense. every scent is amplified by the higher abv. A delightful scent of cherry is surrounded by delicate touches of woods & spices.
Definitely dry. with a very enjoyable bitter taste. this 60 overproof version is very harmonious. Lightly oakey and spicy. The finish is gentle, fulfilled by varnish and incense fragrances.
60% ABV


Spirit of Haiti Clairin Sajous Rum...$37.99 / 750 ml
  • 2018 Harvest
  • Sugar Cane Variety - Cristalline
  • Master Distiller - Michel Sajous
  • 56.5% ABV
North of Haiti’s capital; Port-au-Prince, in the Saint Michel de l'Attalaye region, is the Chelo distillery – built by Michel Sajous in the place his family has been since 1960. The small distillery is located in the middle of the plantation and spans 30 hectares, which are planted with different varieties of organic sugar cane. Fresh, herbacious and fruity, this is Clairin at its finest.
56.2% ABV



Spirit of Haiti Clairin Vaval Rum...$37.99 / 750 ml
  • 2018 Harvest
  • Sugar Cane Variety - Madam Meuze
  • Master Distiller - Fritz Vaval
  • 48.7% ABV
Cavaillon is three hours driving from Port au Prince. After the bridge of the village and the animated small market, a dirt road arrives to the distillery Arawaks of Fritz Vaval. It has been founded after the war by Frits’ s father Danois Vaval and today possess 20 hectares of the variety called Madame Meuze, grown without the additions fertilizers or artificial pesticides. The Cane is transported by donkeys and pressed in a small mill. The fermentation lasts around 3-5 days and is carried out using natural yeasts without adding water or artificial substances. When it leaves the column, the Clairin capacity is between 50° and 55°. It is stored in 200 litre drums then it is sent to Port-au-Prince where it is bottled.




Spirit of Haiti Clairin Casimir Rum...$37.99 / 750 ml
  • 2018 Harvest
  • Sugar Cane Variety - Hawaii
  • Master Distiller - Faubert Casimir
  • 51.4% ABV
Barradères is only 25 km as the crow flies from Cavaillon, which is on the national road from Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes, but to get there it takes at least three hours with a good 4-wheel drive vehicle, along a dirt road that climbs the hills covered by tropical forest. Here there is no restaurant, no bar, not even a pharmacy, but there are thirteen distilleries. Faubert Casimir continues the work started by his father Duncan in 1979 and he is considered the best distiller in the area. He cultivates fifty hectares of Hawaii Blanche and Hawaii Rouge cane; these are un-hybridised soft and tiny canes. In this area the distiller add some herbs or vegetable matter to pure cane juice during fermentation, to enhance the aromas. Casimir adds leaves of citronella, cinnamon and, in some batches, ginger.

SAUVIGNON BLANC Sampler pack

SAUVIGNON BLANC 6 bottle mix pack (1 bottle of each below)




Regular price - 1 bottle  of each below is = $101.94
Special price for $90 plus tax for the 6 bottles




Mount Fishtail Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie...$14.99
Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)...$12.99 
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley...$13.99
Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc...$31.99
Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva...$12.99


more info on the wine
2020 Mount Fishtail Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie...$14.99
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Made Sur Lie method - Sancerre style

Aromas of feijoa, kiwifruit and rock melon flavors with a lovely lemon zest overtone. It’s intense and concentrated with classic varietal characters combined with refreshing acidity, offering terrific drinking. Beautiful (slightly creamy) middle palate texture that sits flush on your palate, but does not compromise acidity. An elegant style that leaves a lasting
impression. -- winemaker tasting notes

2020 Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)...$12.99 
Inspired by Loire Valley whites like Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. 
Fresh and effusive, with lemongrass, lemon verbena and fresh ginger notes to complement the core of juicy lemon-lime, green apple and ruby grapefruit flavors. Juicy and mouthwatering on the vibrant finish. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

2019 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley...$13.99
Compare to $15.49 at Total Wine and More

Exhibits ripe honeydew melon, passion fruit and ruby grapefruit with complimenting flavors of fresh pineapple, guava, lemon blossom, wild lily and a touch of honey suckle.
The 2019 growing season began a bit later than normal leading to a later harvest. For the first time in a few years, Marcia harvested all but one pick after Labor Day. Lovely, warm but mild weather made the 2019 growing season a dream, slowly ripening without any heat spikes, unlike previous vintages. After a wet winter and spring, the water supply was aplenty. It was a spectacular vintage that will certainly rival the best in history


2019 Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc from old vines
Great White Bordeaux!
This wine presents a pale yellow color that is very fresh on the nose with the classic Sauvignon characteristics of gooseberries. Dry and full bodied, its finish is long and mellow with just a hint of citrus. The wine is made with very low yields from 25 year old vines.

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc...$31.99
70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon
Age of vines Average 30 years
Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc displays a fine, light yellow color and a nice brilliance. Its nose is fine and complex - even lemony with its pomelo scent - with some smoky notes. In the mouth, the wine is fully developed and complex, with a nice volume as well as a light acidity for the freshness. The finish is long and distinguishes itself by nice and light woody and citrus fruit aromas.
"A fresh, tangy white with sliced lime and green-apple character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Fruity finish. Creamy texture."
Rated 91-92/100 James Suckling


2019 Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva...$12.99
Plush, with juicy energy to the ripe apple, pear and gooseberry flavors. Creamy midpalate, leading to a finish that lingers with dried green herbal notes. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — KM
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator
Grapefruit and a hint of freshly cut strawberry character here. A little light after the mid-palate. Very easy and approachable. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Surly Occult Philosophy DDH Hazy DIPA

In stock now at Forsyth

Surly Occult Philosophy DDH Hazy DIPA...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA
REWED FOR EXPLAINING THAT WHICH CANNOT BE EXPLAINED
Read the tea leaves. Roll the bones. Reveal the final card. Delve into mysteries unknown with this hop-heavy and hazy double dry-hopped double IPA. Featuring Amarillo, Lotus, Strata, and Mosaic hops, this soft, juicy beer helps you find fortune and favor deep within the swirling mists.

Alaskan Strawberry Haze IPA


In stock now at Forsyth


Alaskan Strawberry Haze IPA....$8.99 / 6pk cans
IPA with Strawberries

Marlowe Artisan Ales Always Forward IPA





Marlowe Artisan Ales Always Forward IPA...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Always Forward, the exploratory SMaSH IPA series, is back. This time with 100% grist of the fantastic British malt, Golden Promise, and 100% hopped with a particularly pungent 2020 crop of Galaxy.
As much as this is a learning experience for you, the drinker, to understand how different hops and grain interact and change the beer’s flavors and aromatics, it’s a huge experience builder for me to notice how the beer changes with just simple ingredients, which will play out for the better in later beers. Always improving, always forward.
This batch exhibits straight up wine and berry notes with the crack of the can from the galaxy hops with nuanced limeade flavors throughout the first sip. The grain adds a sweeter body than normal, fuller in mouthfeel, but substantially more yogurt-y with hints of nuts and earth, that play so well with the southern hemisphere hop.
I hope you enjoy exploring these stripped down flavor experiences as much as I do and take away a deeper and more valuable catalogue to understand just a little bit more about beer and its ingredients.

Black Bull Scotch is back





Black Bull Kyloe Blended Scotch Whisky...$24.99
Compare to $31.99 at Total Wine and More

"Black Bull Kyloe is inspired by the hardy breed of highland cattle, the Kyloes, known to survive in the bitter windswept highlands and island of Scotland. Black Bull Kyloe shares much of its likeness with this great breed - robust and with outsanding pedigree. Black Bull Kyloe is blended using the finest malt and grain whiskies, at a high ratio of malt to grain, and bottled at a hearty 50% ABV, without the use of chill filtration, to offer a bold, authentic and powerful sensory experience.
Black Bull Kyloe, a pure highlander.



Black Bull 12yr Old Scotch Whisky...$44.99
Compare to $51.99 at Total Wine and More
Black Bull Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky 12 years old
As a follow up to the release of 30 Year Old BlackBull in 2009, Duncan Taylor Co is releasing a 12 Year Old BlackBull Deluxe Blend. Black Bull contains 50% malt whisky and 50% grain whisky and has not been altered by chill-filtration. This special blend is a marriage of the finest 12 year old single malt and single grain whiskies distilled in Scotland. The selection of whiskies falls true to the Duncan Taylor ethic of unbridled quality, each whisky from each cask is nose and tasted before going into the Black Bull vatting.

Tasting NotesColour: Full Amber

Nose: Robust, chunky aromas. Chocolate, toffee, sherry, vanilla and lemon sherbet.
Flavour: Smooth, mellow and rounded. Milk chocolate, treacle toffee, pears, green apples and lots of sweet vanilla.
Finish: Some heavier fruity notes emerge, and lots of creamy notes coming through
Comments: A very creamy whisky with a lot fruity toffee notes.

Shetland Reel Gin - Scottish Gin






Shetland Reel Gin....$35.99
Product of Scotland

Our award winning craft gin affectionately captures the nature of our island. Our signature recipe uses the sweet scented leaves of apple mint grown and harvested on Unst giving a unique authentic flavour of Shetland.
 43% ABV

House of Elrick Gin - Aberdeen Scotland





House of Elrick Gin....$37.99
Compare to $41.99 at Total Wine and More
Aberdeen Scotland
THE GIN
THE SPIRIT OF LOCH NESS
The only artisan, small batch gin distillery that uses fresh, filtered water straight from Loch Ness, with wild heather and the dried petals of the Jacobite rose – all synonymous with Elrick House.
Botanicals hand-picked by our Master of Gin are a compliment of juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root and citrus peel, built around a core of heather, pink peppercorns, sweet fennel and rose petals. As refreshing as it is aromatic, it is the only spirit made with the freshest water from Loch Ness.



Fat Orange Cat Brewing Polydactyl Cat







Fat Orange Cat Brewing Polydactyl Cat....$4.29 / 16oz can
FAT ORANGE POLYDACTYL CAT 8.1% DIPA with El Dorado, Mosaic and Citra hops! This one is super refreshing and just slightly dank. What IS a polydactyl cat and who was the famous author absolutely obsessed with them?

Omnipollo Hilma Imperial IPA

Hamburger and French Fry beers!




Omnipollo Hilma Imperial IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Vanilla Burger Bun Crispy Fries Imperial India Pale Ale. Beer everything.
Imperial IPA, 8 % by vol.



Hoof Hearted Brewing Drop the Fries DIPA...$19.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double IPA with French Fries, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla and Milk Sugar

9% ABV



Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Rose



2020 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Rose...$15.99
  • 40% Cinsault
  • 30% Syrah
  • 20% Grenache
  • 10% Mourvedre

Deeper colored rose and it is also fuller-bodied.   Strawberry and blackberry flavors dominate and it is rich and round.  It finishes with great  length and power, plus a bit of peppery spice. Think of it as an alternative to Tavel.   Try this bone dry Rose that can be enjoyed now but will last for 2-3 years and continue to improve.

Medimer Marselan Rose


new 2020 vintage!



2020 Medimer Marselan Rose....$14.99
Fresh and quaffable
Marselan is a French wine grape that was first bred in 1961 - it is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
Nice pink color with a beautiful brightness. It has a pleasantly tart, lemony nose that develops into grapefruit. Pleasant acidity, the mouth is light with good strawberry and raspberry fruit and a nice dry finish that lasts and lasts.