Saturday, December 16, 2023

The English Smokey and Rum Cask Matured Whiskey

We have amazing prices on these!
most places are double or more?

The English Single Malt Smokey...$36.99 / 750ml
The English - Smokey. Aged to perfection in specially selected casks. A peated (45ppm) single malt whisky. A lovely waft of smoke on the palate, ideal alternative for the Islay fan
Non-chill filtered. Natural colouring.

The English Single Malt Rum Cask Matured...$46.99 / 750ml  
Many years ago, this wonderful single malt was known as Chapter 7 and was secretly our favourite whisky. A decade later it's still a fantastic drop that's perfect to share with friends.
Non-chill filtered. Natural colouring.

Friday, December 15, 2023

2023 End of the Year Whiskey raffle

First and second day emails have been sent

2023 End of the Year Whiskey raffle....
We HAVE a date now.
Purchases count until December 15th at 7pm
First day raffles go out Saturday December 16th.

Remember this raffle is based on the previous 12 months purchases (our regular monthly raffles are 6 months).  Each $600 you have spent (average of $50 per month) this past year will count as a raffle ticket. It will be a weighted raffle. The weighted raffle is based on previous 12 months purchases to reward regular shoppers.  

Sorry, we cannot tell you how much you spent in the past 12 months. Too time consuming of a process if we allow everyone to ask.

You must be a member of our WRC/BRC-Whiskey Reward Club to qualify-- sign up at the register at one of our locations (probably, too late for this year to get into the big raffle, but get ready for next year and the monthly raffles).

Our TWCP Single Barrels count for double WRC points all last year  
Our TWCP Single Barrel El Mayor and our Schoonover 14 year counts at triple WRC points all last year.  And there were a few other triple pointers during the year

We are populating the list --
We do not want to give false hopes. Our Pappy Van Winkle and all whiskey allocation keeps shrinking and your odds are miniscule. It is getting very frustrating for us (and for you, we know). The amount we get now is incredibly small. Most of the Van Winkle Bourbons we got 1 bottle only.

We did not get allocated any 23 Year Old Pappy or Eagle Rare 17yr this year again -- very annoying!
Many of these we only have a single bottle.  All very limited, but a great list

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old
  • Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Family Reserve
  • Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Family Reserve
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Lot B
  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old
  • George T. Stagg Bourbon
  • Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey
  • William Larue Weller
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2022
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2023
  • Old Forester Single Barrel Rye 129.8 proof
  • Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon 100 Year Tribute
  • Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Straight RYE Bottled in Bond
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon Bottle in Bond
  • Old Fitzgerald 10 Year Bottled in Bond
  • Old Fitzgerald 19 Year Bottled in Bond
  • Remus Repeal Reserve VII
  • Makers Mark 2023 Cellar Aged
  • Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon
  • Weller Antique 107 Proof Single Barrel The Lou
  • Weller Single Barrel Wheated
  • Weller C.Y.P.B. Wheated Bourbon
  • Weller Full Proof Wheated Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Special Reserve 1.75ml
  • Parker's Heritage 10 Year Rye Cask Strength
  • Thomas B. Moore Bourbon Madeira Cask
  • Thomas B. Moore Bourbon Cognac Cask
  • Wild Turkey Generations 2023 Limited Release 120.8 proof
  • Wild Turkey Master's Keep Voyage Rum Cask
  • Russell's 13 Year old Barrel Proof 114.8 proof
  • Russell's Bourbon Single Rickhouse 2023 Camp Nelson F
  • Four Roses Bourbon Limited Edition Small Batch 2023 Release 108 proof
  • Michter's 10 Year Old Rye
  • Michter's 10 Year Old Bourbon
  • Old Elk Infinity Blend 114.1 Proof
  • Stagg Jr. Bourbon 128.7 proof
  • Stagg Bourbon 22A 132.2 proof
  • Stagg Bourbon 23B 127.8 proof
  • Blantons Straight from the Barrel 129 proof
  • Blantons Gold Edition 103 proof
  • Blanton's Bourbon Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Bombergers 2023 Release Bourbon 108 Proof
  • Shenks Sour Mash 2023 Release 91.2 Proof
  • Heaven Hill 20 Year Old Corn Whiskey
  • Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Batch Proof 124.7
  • Joseph Magnus Murray Hill Club Bourbon
  • Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Bourbon
  • Blood Oath Pact #9 2023 Edition
  • Yellowstone 101 Proof 2023 Limited Release Tokaji Casks
  • Legent Yamazaki Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Angels Envy Cask Strength Bourbon 2023 118.2 proof
  • Larceny Barrel Proof
  • Willett 8 Year Old Wheated Bourbon
  • Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
  • Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Whisky
  • Clase Azul Gold
plus more
list subject to change

Red Line / TWCP Single Barrel Toasted Bourbon

December 15th
Tonight from 4-6pm at Forsyth!

Red Line Whiskey Tasting

We will be tasting our single barrel and a number of other great whiskey from them.
Keith Elder will be on hand to run you through the whiskey

Red Line / TWCP Single Barrel Toasted Bourbon...$79.99
  • Proof 119
  • Barrel #196
  • Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Toasted New Barrels
  • Age: 6+ years
  • Single Barrel, Limited Quantity
  • State of Distillation: Indiana
  • Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Barley Malt

This product is made by taking our Red Line Cask Strength Straight Bourbon and then aging it for an additional period in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18 month air dried wood and then toasted not charred as your normal bourbon barrel would be. This process allows for the sugars in the wood to be drawn to the interior surface where the bourbon will be making contact, adding amazing flavors to the bourbon. The truly unique and delicious taste this toasted finishing process offers represents a remarkable achievement given that it is Straight Bourbon with nothing extra added or done except the transfer into the toasted barrel.

Surly Brewing Imperial Stout - VARIANTS

Surly Darkness Variants

Surly Darkness Imperial Stout Cold Smoked Cherry....$13.99 / 16oz can
Surly Darkness Imperial Stout Parker's Heritage Heavy Char....$13.99 /  16oz can
Surly Darkness Imperial Stout Coco Nitro....$13.99 / 16oz can

We only scored 6 cans of each

he Wine Enthusiast #1 Top Best Buy 2023!!

What a great wine for this price!
The Wine Enthusiast #1 Top Best Buy 2023!!

2021 J. Lohr Paso Robles Syrah...$14.99

This is a very satisfying Syrah for a rather stunning price. Lush and generous aromas of baked berry, hot spice cake and a touch of crushed rock show on the nose. The palate is brooding in cassis, boysenberry pudding and baking spice flavors, framed by impressively deep tannins. Best Buy
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Rolling Fork Single Cask Rum 9 Year Old Rip Van Winkle Cask

Finished in Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel
Rolling Fork Single Cask Rum 9 Year Old Rip Van Winkle Cask...$74.99
  • 9 Year old
  • Foursquare Distillery
  • Barbados
  • Cask ORVW-224155
  • 113.12 proof
  • Finished in an Old Rip Van Winkle Barrel
Aged for 8 Years in Ex-Bourbon Casks in Barbados (Foursquare Distillery) and then aged an additional 12-24 moths in an Old Rip Van Winkle Cask by Rolling Fork

2021 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

New vintage! Great wine!!
2021 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$49.99 / 750ml

Inviting aromas of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries as well as crushed walnuts, cedar and bark. Full-bodied, creamy and structured with firm, polished tannins. Balanced and even with a lingering finish. Better after 2026.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Heavens Door Bootleg 18 Year Series Volume V

3 bottles in stock now of this collector's editon.  

Heavens Door Bootleg 18 Year Series Volume V....$549.99 / 700 ML
Heaven’s Door is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated annual Bootleg Series release for 2023. Bootleg Volume V is an exceptional 18-year-old straight bourbon whiskey secondarily finished in Spanish vermouth rouge casks.
The Bootleg Series offers rare and unreleased whiskeys with special blends and barrel finishes that showcase Heaven’s Door’s innovative approach to whiskey making. Each bottle is adorned with one of Dylan's original paintings on a hand-crafted ceramic bottle and presented in a bespoke leather journal.

Compass Box Art and Decadence Scotch

In stock now

Compass Box Art and Decadence Scotch....$159.99
A Rich and Potent Whisky, Designed for Dessert and Decadent Behaviour
The Aesthetic Movement, begun in the latter half of the 19th century, witnessed a change in the subject matter and influences of western art. It gave rise to the Decadent Movement, where ornamentation and the superfluous flourish were prized; iconography and patterns from other cultures were layered in complex compositions, and a new sensuality began to emerge.

This is the era of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley – abundance, delight and pleasure were art’s watchwords. The dandy was reborn, the peacock became a cultural symbol, and gold was everywhere. Beauty, excess and ornamentation have been our focuses with the extraordinary label and outer packaging for Art & Decadence. A whisky of such decadent flavours merits a decadent design.

Bottled at 49%
Light 10 micron filter, not chill-filtered.
Natural Colour
Lead Whiskymaker: James Saxon
Art & Decadence is built on malt whisky from the Balmenach Distillery, finished separately for almost a year in not one but three different ex-wine casks. Madeira, Sauternes and Marsala are all at home with dessert, and they bring succulence, preserved fruit notes and honeyed character to the underlying meaty sweetness of Balmenach.
To this, we have layered in malt whisky from the Linkwood Distillery, aged in Palo Cortado sherry-seasoned butts, and malt whisky from the Glen Moray Distillery, finished in Oloroso sherry-seasoned butts. Grain whisky from the now-closed Port Dundas Distillery adds silk and gloss.

Clyde May's / TWCP 5+ Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon

Less than 12 bottles left
Clyde May's / TWCP 5+ Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon...$39.99
(Compare to $56.99 for Total Wine and More's STL Pick)
Conecuh Ridge Distillery
  • 102 Proof
  • Yield 220 bottles
  • About 5 and 1/2 years old!
  • Barrel No. 567
  • Barreled Feb 3, 2017
This limited edition Single Barrel Straight Bourbon has a distinctive, bolder mash bill than our premium, smooth straight bourbon whiskey. Consisting of 75% Corn, 21% Rye and 4% Barley, each barrel is bottled one at a time and hand selected.


Friday 12/15 3PM-6PM
Saturday, 12/16 NOON-6PM

Follow the smoke to the (in)famous Bar
Inside the Wine and Cheese Place
7425 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton

Edradour "Ballechin" 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch...$71.99
Ex-Bourbon & Oloroso cask aging
47% abv
Murray McDavid Mull's Finest 8 Year Single Malt Scotch…$82.99
Finished in Koval Bourbon quarter casks
Cask Strength 56.2% abv
Kilchoman Small Batch #8 Single Malt Scotch…$89.99 / 750ml
Matured in Bourbon, Sherry and Port casks 47,7 abv

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Wine Tasting at The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern

OPEN HOUSE TASTING at The Wine & Cheese Place Town & Country

Come taste "Wines from France" this Saturday from 1-4pm with one of the area's top French experts, Brent Warren of Vinoteca, Inc.

  • Brocard Pierre Brut, Champagne... $59.99
  • Thevenet & Fils St. Veran Old Vine, Burgundy... $23.99
  • Petit Thouars Chinon Les Georges, Loire... $21.99
  • Domaine Gour de Chaule Gigondas, Rhone Valley... $39.99
  • Ch La Rame Rouge, Bordeaux... $21.99

Noboleis Tasting This Friday at Spirit Wine and Craft


This Friday, December 15 from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
Come try some wine and canned sangria with Noboleis

  • Noboleis Baril de Blanc
  • Noboleis Amber Vidal Blanc
  • Noboleis Dry Rosé
  • Noboleis Brut Rosé
  • Noboleis Chambourcin
  • Swirl Botanicals Cranberry Lemon Rosemary
  • Swirl Botanicals Apricot Thyme

2nd Shift Tasting Friday at Spirit Wine and Craft


This Friday, December 15 from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
Come try some beer from 2nd Shift Brewing

  • Luggage Combination Schwarzbier
  • 2nd Shift Katy Foeder Aged Farmhouse Ale
  • Birra Bella Italian Pilsner
  • Art of Neurosis IPA
  • Busy Bees Root Beer

Withered Oak Spirits

Withered Oak Orange Bitters...$59.99 / 750ml
  • small batch rye whiskey 
  • orange bitter finished
  • 95 proof
  • 47.5% ABV
Withered Oak Amburana Rye...$69.99 / 750ml
  • straight rye whiskey
  • single barrel cask strength
  • Amburna finished 
  • aged 7 years
  • 120 proof | 60% ABV 

Side Project back in the house!!


This one is fantastic! Fresh - canned a week ago!
Side Project Brewing PX1 Hazy Pale Ale...$4.99 / 16oz can
Side Project Brewing PX1 Hazy Pale Ale...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Hazy Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy, Motueka & Motueka Cryo Hops

Side Project Reflections 10 Year.....$19.99 / 375ml
Lager Aged in Missouri Oak Foedre with Native Microflora

Side Project Salud....$39.99 / 750ml
Salud crosses the boundary between natural wine and Missouri Saison. In the process of orange wine, we aged a Missouri Table Saison on the skins of Vidal Blanc grapes letting the natural microflora of the grapes to influence the direction of the beer. At maturity in oak, a Missouri Saison aged on Peaches was blended in before letting the beer condition in the bottle for several months

Side Project Belle Fleur Mango Tangerine...$14.99 / 375ml
Foedre-aged Missouri Brett Pale
La Belle Fleur is the base of our Single Farm beers with Brettanomyces Claussenii and Brettanomyces Anomala and our house cultures. This expression was then refermented on Mangoes & Tangerines and then Dry-Hopped with Nelson.
ABV: 6%

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #3...$299.99 (112 proof)

Whiskeys matured for 13 to 25 years in first-fill and refill American oak bourbon barrels were finished in these lightly toasted Irish oak casks for 15 months. Bottled at Barrel Strength

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #3...$299.99 (112 proof)
Compare to $349.99 at Total Wine and More
“Dair Ghaelach” means quite simply, Irish Oak.
While the name may be simple, the story of this whiskey is unique. This whiskey has been finished in casks made from virgin Irish oak grown in Kylebeg Wood on the Ballykilcavan Estate, near Stradbally in Co. Laois.
The oak influences this special whiskey with the unique flavour of the heart of Ireland.
Its unique provenance told in each sublime sip, this is the tale of our native oak striking harmony with the classically rich and spicy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey character.
This is a whiskey like no other.
more info on their website

Off Color Brewing Beer for the Top Shelf

Off Color Beer for the Top Shelf...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Grandma's peanut butter best make room on the top shelf for this classic Vienna style lager dosed with a hefty amount of late harvest maple syrup sourced from southwest Michigan. The maple syrup sugar ferments out almost completely and leaves the lager surprisingly dry with a mild woody note and slight mineral character derived from the maple trees. Melanoidins similar to light brown sugar remain to compliment the sweet nutty flavor of the Vienna malt. 5.5% ABV
The late harvest maple syrup is sourced from Maple Row Sugar House in Jones, MI. Formerly known as grade C, but now known as "Grade A: Very Dark and Strong" (who wants grade C anything but some high schoolers?), the maple flavor is robust enough to leave signature maple flavors even when the sugar is fermented out after being added to the beer in a secondary fermentation
Vienna malt, flaked barley, Sterling and First Gold hops, Grade A: Very Dark and Strong pure maple syrup

New Beers from Fat Orange

Fat Orange Cat You Had Me At Meow...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fat Orange Cat You Had Me At Meow...$4.99 / 16oz can
Sour ale with cranberry, cara cara orange, starfruit and spices
Fat Orange Cat / Skygazer Floofer...$26.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fat Orange Cat / Skygazer Floofer...$6.99 / 16oz can
Collaboration with Skygazer Brewing
Imperial milk stout with banana, cacao nibs and marshmallow
10% ABV
Fat Orange Cat Feral...$19.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fat Orange Cat Feral...$5.49 / 16oz can
New England style double IPA
8.9% ABV

Sierra Nevada Hop Splash Citrus

Sierra Nevada Hop Splash Citrus...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Take the fruity notes of Mosaic® and Simcoe hops, add a perfect splash of real blood orange and grapefruit juice, and you've got a match for maximum flavor. Reach for Hop Splash Citrus, your all-day hop refreshment.

Sierra Nevada Non-Alcoholic Beers


Sierra Nevada Trail Pass Golden...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Grab a Trail Pass and start a non-stop adventure with miles of flavor. Explore the smooth malt and crisp finish in non-alcoholic Trail Pass Golden, a refreshing easy-drinker with a surge of hops for bright floral and citrus notes.
“If a craft drinker is looking for that non-alc option, but still wants a complete beer experience, this is gonna do it for them,” says James Conery, our Innovation Brewmaster.​

Sierra Nevada Trail Pass IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Grab a Trail Pass and start a non-stop adventure with miles of flavor. Explore the hoppy notes of citrus and pine from Amarillo® and CTZ varieties in non-alcoholic Trail Pass IPA. The silky malt body and clean hop bitterness are just what you’d expect from a world-class Sierra Nevada IPA, yet it’s less than 0.5% ABV.
“It meets all of our criteria for what we would consider a craft IPA—not necessarily even a craft non-alcoholic IPA, but a craft IPA,” says James Conery, our Innovation Brewmaster.

Switchgrass Tasting Tomorrow at Spirit Wine and Craft


This Thursday, December 14th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft

Meet Switchgrass Spirits co-founder and distiller Nick Colombo
Try the new Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon & Rye as well as the rest of the line

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Deschutes Jubelale Festive Winter Ale

Deschutes Jubelale Festive Winter Ale...$9.99 / 6pk 
Cozy up fireside with this festive winter ale full of spice notes and a robust malt character of toffee and dusted cocoa.

Augusta Distillery Old Route 8 Year Single Barrel

Augusta Distillery Old Route 8 Year Single Barrel...$99.99
Cask Strength 132.3 proof

Take the off ramp and wander along the very river banks where bourbon whiskey first flowed. Old Route 8 invites you to slow down and explore. This exceptional 8-year, cask strength; single barrel bourbon has been crafted in the true Kentucky tradition and patiently matured to offer an elevated experience that can be enjoyed every day.
Like the thoroughfare it is named after, Old Route 8 connects bourbon’s past and present and invites you to join in the journey.

Timber Ales French Toast by the Campfire Stout

Exclusively at The Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis

Timber Ales French Toast by the Campfire Stout...$3.89 / 12oz can
Timber Ales French Toast by the Campfire Stout...$13.99 / 4pk 12oz can

Introducing our next offering coming out of Snack Stout Series, French Toast by Campfire!
Just in time for the cooler temps, we have elevated our original recipe for the base of Pancakes with the introduction of a custom blend of coffee from our friends at @mostracoffee on top of maple syrup and cinnamon.
The end result is the perfect pairing to share with friends and family during the holiday season. Cheers!