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Saturday, December 31, 2022

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Pipeworks Brewing Co. Select Schwarzbier Dark Lager

 
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Select Schwarzbier Dark Lager...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Select Schwarzbier | Dark Lager | 6.1% ABV 
This delightful lager was brewed with select roasted malts to bring you the most pleasant, yet subtle, hints of sticky caramel, fresh ground coffee and rich chocolate. Incredibly easy drinking and just what the doctor ordered for this winter season.

NEW Hop Butcher Beers - Double Blazed Orange Milkshake Double IPA and Viaduct Double IPA

Hop Butcher Double Blazed Orange...$18.99 / 4 16oz cans
Hop Butcher Double Blazed Orange...$4.99 / 16oz can
  • Style: Milkshake Double India Pale Ale
  • ABV: 9.5% ABV
  • Hops: Citra & Strata
Hop Butcher Viaduct DIPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Hop Butcher Viaduct DIPA...$4.69 / 16oz can
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale
  • ABV: 8.25% ABV
  • Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Peacharine

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Compass Box Flaming Heart 2022



We released our first allocation through the raffle -
but we scored 12 more bottles - online only now - order away while it lasts

Compass Box Flaming Heart 2022....$139.99

This is our seventh edition of Flaming Heart, the whisky that revels in the harmonies between heavy peat and toasted French oak. Imagine Metallica with a backing orchestra, and you’re getting close.

With the best bands, each album is an opportunity to explore and experiment; every record is an evolution from the one before. For fans of Flaming Heart, we always seek to evolve the ‘sound’ and have introduced a deep fruitiness to the arrangement for the 2022 version.

Willett Distillery Pot Still Bourbon


Willett Distillery Pot Still Bourbon...$44.99 / 750ml
47% alc./vol. (94 proof)
The Willett family distillers brought their distilling knowledge with them from England to the American Colonies in the early 1600's. Before coming to the colonies, they had utilized their knowledge and practiced their talents for many years. They distilled brandy in France, where the family originated. Even today, this is evidenced by "Square Willette" at the foot of Montmarte in Paris. Finally, in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky - the "Bourbon Centre" of the world - the Willett family distillers became involved with developing several of the most famous bourbon distilleries of the area and, in the early 1900's decided to build their family owned and operated distillery. The distillery they named "The Willett Distilling Company" in 1935, which has been operated by several generations of the Willett family distillers since its very beginning."

2020 Tyler Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon


What a stunning value!!
Great price, great score, great wine!
2020 Tyler Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon....$42.99

The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon is from a new vineyard in Happy Canyon and was matured for 22 months in 50% new French oak. Medium to deep ruby in the glass, it has pure aromas of cassis, bell pepper, cedar, tobacco leaves and grilled meats. Full-bodied, powdery and supple, it boasts concentrated fruits and a long, spicy finish.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2005 Pommery Cuvee Louise Champagne







This first cases sold out fast, more in stock now!
Very limited special edition bottle and box
One of the finest Tete de Cuvees
2005 Pommery Cuvee Louise Champagne.....$199.99

Grilled bread with flowers, pears and apples. Lots of perfumes. Lavender and some herbs and nutmeg. The palate is tight and solid with fine phenolics and a long, intense finish. Pure and extremely linear and lively. Sophisticated and thought-provoking. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling




Wednesday, December 28, 2022

New White Rooster Farmhouse Ales


 
White Rooster Commodity...$11.99 / 500ml
A tart farmhouse ale with spruce tips. 
6% ABV
White Rooster Elliptic...$15.99 / 500ml
Tart farmhouse ale ages in Foeder Barrels
5% ABV
White Rooster Sanctity...$11.99 / 500ml
Puncheon aged farmhouse ale brewed with Juniper. In collaboration with Bearded Owl Brewery.
6.5% ABV

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard





An almost perfect Chardonnay
2021 Kumeu River Chardonnay Mate's Vineyard....$76.99

Lots of minerality with crushed stone, chalk, white grapefruit, peach stones, white apricots, wild herbs and lavender. Touch of cedar. Evolves to nutmeg and crushed almonds. Wow. It really builds on the palate, leading to a crescendo and intensity that blows your mind. Compact and phenolic, yet so agile and refined. Goes on for minutes.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media


Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

SOLD OUT already!

2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$234.98
This is a fantastic and refined Blanc de Blancs. So layered and complex, with lemon curd, chalk, hazelnuts, pastries, baked apples and almond croissants. Structured and tightly wound, with almost imperceptible bubbles. Delicious salty notes at the end. Beautiful. Drink or hold.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
The 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is showing beautifully out of the gates, offering up demonstrative aromas of sweet golden orchard fruit, buttery croissants, peach and hazelnuts. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and enveloping, it's a rich, textural, vinous Comtes somewhat reminiscent of the brilliant 2002. If it gains in tension and cut (as the 2002 did and as I suspect the 2012 will) with more time on cork, it will make this initial rating seem conservative.
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

Dominique & Romain Collet Chablis Montmains




Exciting 1er Cru Chablis at an amazing price
2020 Dominique & Romain Collet Chablis Montmains 1er Cru....$42.99

Romain has grown up with these vineyards; he is like a human compass for these vines. In 2008 Romain took over winemaking for Domaine Collet after his father suffered a stroke; one year later he started his own Domaine, Romain Collet. His inaugural vintage was 2009, and he was only 23. With his own wines, he could experiment with natural yeasts in the cellar, and was immediately taken with the results, wines of complexity, of nuance and a seamless pop of tension. He is, he’d tell you, an adherent of harmony: If there’s one thing he hates, it is wines that feel disjointed, jumbled, broken. Today, most of Romain’s parcels are certified organic by France’s Bureau Veritas; by the end of 2020 that figure will be 100%.
Are these “natural” wines? Collet applies is a small addition of sulfur during fermentation and at the bottling stage, so no, not completely. Are these some of the most delicious wines? Hell Yeah!

Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville


Husband and wife superstar duo Andy Erickson and Annie Favia are two of Napa Valley’s brightest stars—little wonder, given their backgrounds: Andy’s first winemaking job was at Newton, working with Chardonnay-producing legend John Kongsgaard, and then as Bob Levy’s assistant at Harlan, while Bond was being built. Later, he became the winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Ovid, Arietta, Dalla Valle, and, most recently, for Mayacamas. Annie’s viticultural work began with legendary grower David Abreu, where she had a hand in farming some of Napa’s greatest vineyards, like Ovid, Sloan, Bryant Family, Colgin, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, and Staglin.

2016 Favia Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville....$174.99
Favia's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is wonderfully vivid and alive in the glass. Black cherry, plum, tobacco, leather, smoke, licorice and grilled herbs infuse this potent, savory Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium in body and yet full of bold flavors, the 2016 has so much to offer. Today it is deep, vivid and supremely balanced, with all of the character it showed from barrel.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville bursts forth with exuberant black cherries, crushed blackcurrants and black raspberries with touches of violets, camphor, damp soil and mossy bark plus a waft of black tea. Full and generous, with a rock-solid construction, it has layer upon layer of black and red fruits and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 343 cases produced.
Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator

Wild Turkey Longbranch KY Bourbon




We still have the bottles with Matthew McConaughey signature on it - his partnership with Wild Turkey is ending and he will no longer be involved - read more in the Robb Report

Wild Turkey Longbranch KY Bourbon....$34.99
Compare to $39.99 at Total Wine and More

Oak and Texas Mesquite Charcoal
Matthew McConaughey and Master Distiller Eddie Russell are proud to present this rare, small-batch bourbon. Eight Year-Old Wild Turkey Bourbon is refined with Texas mesquite and oak charcoals for deeper flavor and complexity. The aroma is a balanced blend of vanilla and spices. Flavors of caramel, pear, and hints of citrus round out the palate, while the subtle, smoky finish is buttery smooth—with notes of gentle pepper and toasted oak.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum RYE Cask Finish




Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum RYE Cask Finish...$32.99
Compare to $33.99 at Total Wine and More
A limited-edition rare rum blend, crafted by BACARDÍ Rum’s Master Blenders, who have hand selected some of the most exceptional barrels of aged rum from the Bacardí family reserve. BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Años Rum, Rye cask finish is a blend aged from 8 to 12 years in American oak barrel with a additional finish in Kentucky rye casks. Taste is sweet, smooth velvety texture with notes of distinct smokiness, white pepper, subtle vanilla, and caramelize brown sugar​. Aroma features notes of gingerbread, maple sugar sweetness, and a hint of spiciness​.

Mozart Chocolate Liqueur

With Godiva no longer available, these have been hard to keep in stock, but they are here now!
Mozart Chocolate Cream...$26.99 / 750ml
Full-bodied, creamy milk chocolate liqueur, handcrafted with only natural ingredients, gluten-free, and refined with Belgian chocolate. Handcrafted with love.
Belgian Chocolate Cream with aromatic notes of vanilla and cocoa

Mozart White Chocolate...$26.99 / 750ml
White chocolate liqueur with a light texture and elegantly incorporated notes of vanilla and caramel in rich cocoa butter and cream. Gluten-free and handcrafted with only natural ingredients. Handcrafted with love. Aromatic vanilla, Delicious caramel, Rich cocoa butter with warm overtones of white chocolate

Basil Hayden Toast Bourbon


More in stock!
Basil Hayden Toast Bourbon...$44.99
The latest permanent release from Basil Hayden consists of an entirely new brown rice mashbill and a secondary finish in toasted barrels. The result is a bourbon with less spice, and deepened notes of sweet caramel with a bright, light mouthfeel.


Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut



What of our top selling bargains!
Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut....$19.99
The Collin family has made Champagne for generations but Philippe Collin moved to Limoux to establish his own domaine, where land is a fraction of the price and the region has a history of fine sparkling. The local Mauzac grape here has been replaced by a classic Champagne blend. It’s bright and lively with zippy acidity, ripe apple fruit and fine texture. Shows what the area is capable of.
Rated 91/100 Decanter
Technical Notes: This wine is produced in a traditional method with a second fermentation taking place in the bottle. This wine has a low, 6 grams of residual sugar per liter, in comparison to Brut champagne which generally ranges from 9 to 14 grams per liter.


Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle No. 25 Champagne

Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Itération No 25 the blend comprises 60% Chardonnay, the rest Pinot Noir. The blend comes from nine of the 17 Grands Crus and the wine has been aged for 12 years on the lees.  A magnificent blend of the 2008, 2007 and 2006 vintages.  All the top experts agree that this is one of the finest!

Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle No. 25 Champagne....$229.98
Incredible aromas of apple skin, pie crust, praline and flowers. So young in the nose. Full-bodied with super-fine tannins. It’s tight and refined, yet structured and intense. Really long and beautiful. Still shy. Wonderful finish. 12 years on its lees before disgorging. Three vintages in the blend – 2008 (65%), 2007 (25%) and 2006 (10%). 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir. It’s the highest percentage of chardonnay ever.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Laurent-Perrier's imminently released NV Brut Grand Siècle #25 is showing beautifully, unwinding in the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet of pear, crisp stone fruit and mandarin mingled with hints of smoke, buttered toast and dried white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, with a fleshy core of fruit, terrific concentration and a racy spine of acidity, it's a deep, comparatively structured wine that will evolve beautifully in the cellar. As I've written before, this iteration is a blend of the 2008, 2007 and 2006 vintages, with 2008 lending #25 its depth and structure, 2007 contributing additional cut and 2006 additional richness. While the #25 exemplifies the seamless charm of this bottling, it's also one of the best propositions for long-term cellaring among recent renditions of Grand Siècle, and it will really reward time on cork.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator

Four Roses Bourbon Small Batch Select

Four Roses Bourbon Small Batch Select...$57.99
Compare to $59.99 at Total Wine and More
52% ABV
Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected and mingled six of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon recipes, each aged a minimum of 6 years, to handcraft Small Batch Select. Non-chill filtered and 104 proof, our newest permanent product-line extension offers truly unique flavor characteristics. Balancing notes of candied fruit with warmth and spice, Small Batch Select is enjoyable to both casual drinkers and Bourbon connoisseurs. Small Batch Select is best enjoyed straight up or on the rocks.
104 proof. 52% alcohol/volume.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum RYE Cask Finish



In stock at Forsyth now
Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum RYE Cask Finish...$32.99
Compare to $33.99 at Total Wine and More
A limited-edition rare rum blend, crafted by BACARDÍ Rum’s Master Blenders, who have hand selected some of the most exceptional barrels of aged rum from the Bacardí family reserve. BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Años Rum, Rye cask finish is a blend aged from 8 to 12 years in American oak barrel with a additional finish in Kentucky rye casks. Taste is sweet, smooth velvety texture with notes of distinct smokiness, white pepper, subtle vanilla, and caramelize brown sugar​. Aroma features notes of gingerbread, maple sugar sweetness, and a hint of spiciness​.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Goose Island No Plans Tasty Time Pale Ale

 

Goose Island No Plans Tasty Time Pale Ale...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Pale Ale
5.6% ABV

Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA

Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
HOPPY, BITTER DOUBLE IPA

A mighty hop-lover’s dream, Hop Rising adds malty backbone to an intense Imperial IPA. This insanely smooth, dry-hopped ale has everything: 9% ALC/VOL, 72 IBUs, and yes, that’s our master brewer Jason Stock pitching in on the label.

Stone Brewing Delicious Double IPA


Stone Brewing Delicious Double IPA...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz can 
It’s hard to improve on something with a well-deserved name like Stone Delicious IPA… unless of course you could double the Deliciousness. We’re talking serious depth of flavor and an explosive aroma of lemon & tropical fruit from Centennial and Amarillo hops, all with less bitterness than a typical double IPA. The result is extra fruity, extra satisfying and extra Delicious.

TASTING NOTES

FEATURED HOPS
Amarillo
Centennial & El Dorado
FLAVOR PROFILE
Candied orange, Meyer lemon, caramel, ripe red apple, red and black licorice.
PALATE
Medium body, medium sweetness and then some bitterness on the finish.
APPEARANCE
Deep gold, clear, white fluffy head.
AROMA
Strawberry shortcake, sweet lemon, honey, cherry skin.
OVERALL
We have played around in the past with doing a double version of our Stone Delicious IPA. This one shares some attributes with Delicious but also is its own unique beer. At 9.4%, it drinks deceivingly smooth and really captures the complex layers of a Delicious IPA!


Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon




Only 3 bottles available (at Forsyth and online)
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon...$229.99
134.8 proof
9,600 bottles made
Once a year Garrison Brothers releases one of the most highly-coveted bourbon whiskeys in America: Cowboy Bourbon®. Unlike our Small Batch, Cowboy comes from Dan and Donnis’ favorite barrels. These barrels are set aside for a couple of years for further maturation and the liquid is bottled at cask-strength, uncut and unfiltered. It is the ultimate ambrosia.

It takes a special barrel to create a bourbon nectar sweet enough to be enjoyed at such a high proof. The potency normally overpowers the flavor. This ain’t the case with Cowboy Bourbon – it’s so sweet, the flavor overpowers its proof. And you can thank the Texas heat for that.

But as delicious as it all sounds, make sure you proceed with caution; barrel-proof bourbon is not for everyone. It should always be savored in moderation. For something strong enough to run a car engine, the finish is incredibly smooth. It’s peppery, with a restrained current of warmth. While surprising, maybe it ought not be, as that restraint makes it ideal for summertime drinking. This stuff was heat-forged in Texas, after all.