Saturday, December 23, 2023

Tilquin Rullquin Stout

Tilquin Rullquin Stout...$27.99 / 750ml
Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

2020 Chateau Dauzac Margaux

2020 Chateau Dauzac Margaux....$63.99
This has enticing aromas of dried violets, chocolate, oyster shells, bark, blackcurrants, black plums and cloves. There’s plenty packed into a medium body, with ultra-fine, creamy tannins enveloping a perfumed core of black fruit. So creamy and caressing. 72% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla

The Best of Washington!!!
2020 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla....$126.99
The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% each of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc from a mix of sites in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley. Its dense purple/plum color is followed by beautiful bouquet of pure cassis, leafy tobacco, chocolate, spicy oak, and graphite. This carries to a powerful, concentrated, burly, yet incredibly well-balanced Cabernet with a great mid-palate, a layered, building, powerful texture, beautiful tannins, and outstanding length.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Bedrock2020 Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Red

2020 Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Red...$43.99
Deeply structured and rather brooding at the moment but jammed with personality, offering currant and cherry flavors highlighted by cracked pepper, star anise and other dark spices. Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro. Drink now through 2031.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Lost Distillery Sale!

Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Gerston Vintage Collection...$234.99
On sale $149.99
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection
Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Pale amber.
Aroma: A relatively closed nose; clean and fresh, with traces of linen and herbal fabric freshener. Laura Ashley? After a while a light, spicy prickle emerges, topping a fruity/doughy note: apple dumpling, made with suet and dusted with nutmeg. With a drop of water the paper note advances, joined by warm leatherette and a trace of steam.
Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste and a surprising amount of smoke in the finish – more coal smoke/steam engine than peat smoke. An unusual, antique taste, which holds up well with a drop of water, although the smoky element is reduced.
Comment: Interesting and vaguely ‘old fashioned’, especially without water.

Lost Distillery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Auchnagie Vintage Collection...$234.99
On sale $149.99
Limited release of 1,000 bottles
Vintage Collection

Batch #2
Blend of rare malts
Appearance: Pale gold. Lemon lights.
Aroma: Sweet malt in the foreground, rapidly followed by fruity notes – tinned pears – with traces of spun honey. The sweet cereal now in the background as sweet biscuit. Water introduces hemp rope and wet cardboard, but still with a fruity top-note.
Taste: Sweet to taste at bottled strength, with considerable spice across the tongue and a warming, medium-length finish. At reduced strength it is less sweet and less spicy, but remains fruity, with a trace of apple sponge and vanilla.
Comment: Pleasantly sweet and spicy, with the ‘hemp rope’ an old fashioned scent.

Classic Malt Sampler Set Caol Ila / Clynelish / Talisker

In stock at Forsyth now

Classic Malt Sampler Set Caol Ila / Clynelish / Talisker....$63.99

Includes 3 - 200ml bottles - 1 of each
  • Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt
  • Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt
  • Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt

Ardbeg The Three Monsters of Smoke Gift Set

Great Gift Pack!

Ardbeg The Three Monsters of Smoke Set....$54.99 / set

Includes 3 - 200ml bottles
  • Ardbeg 10 Year Old
  • Ardbeg An OA
  • Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Redwood Empire Devils Tower High Rye Bourbon

In stock at Forsyth, might not be transferred until next week to other locations
New Release!

Redwood Empire Devils Tower High Rye Bourbon...$69.99
High Rye Bourbon
  • 51% Corn
  • 45% Rye
  • 2% Malt
  • 2% Wheat
99 proof

Murray McDavid Mission Gold 30 Year Old Glen Keith Single Malt Scotch

Murray McDavid Mission Gold 30 Year Old Glen Keith Single Malt Scotch...$449.99
  • 30 Years Old
  • Glen Keith Distillery
  • Oloroso + PX Cask Finish
  • Specially bottled for the USA
  • Speyside
  • Distilled 1992
  • Bottled 2023
  • 255 bottles produced

Murray McDavid Cult of Islay 32 Year Old Blended Scotch

Murray McDavid Cult of Islay 32 Year Old Blended Scotch...$339.99 / 700ml
Limited Release
  • 600 bottles
  • 32 Year old
  • Bottled from three casks
  • Region: Islay & Lowland
  • Wood: Bourbon hogshead
  • Finish: 1st fill Sherry & Bourbon
CRAFTED BLEND - Ensembles of great malt and grain
Some people believe that blended whisky is inferior to single malt. But this view ignores the long tradition of blending, which has given the world some truly great Scotch. Whisky blending is an art. We at Murray McDavid have used our extensive range of grain and malt to craft an innovative range of whiskies which will change your view of blended Scotch whisky forever.
Our Cult of Islay pays homage to the island’s undeniably messianic spirit, with its huge following. A marriage of two legendary Islay malts, Bowmore and Laphroaig, paired with a luscious Lowland single grain whisky from the North British Distillery. Equal amounts of Islay malt whisky and single grain whisky, both aged for at least 32 years, creates a bewitching balance of alluring spirits. These are original Murray McDavid casks selected and married personally by Jim McEwan.
The adored spirit of Islay flows through this sensational dram. This is a blend of bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks, displaying serious maturity and styles rarely seen in today’s world of whisky. A truly sublime blended Scotch – a dram to be worshipped! The old grain has viscosity which is smooth on the palate and balances the peat of Islay perfectly.

Compass Box The Extinct Blends Quartet Metropolis

2 bottles in stock
Compass Box The Extinct Blends Quartet Metropolis....$299.99

Bottles of Scotch whisky are time capsules. Even more than single malts, blends can reflect the production methods and philosophies that prevailed in Scotland during specific eras. Scotch is constantly evolving, and blends aggregate these trends and adaptations.
Fashions change, and formulae follow suit. Blended whiskies of the 1970s, '80s and '90s are very different to today’s versions, even when the brand name remains the same. The Extinct Blends Quartet reimagines four of our favourite blended Scotches from yesteryear, using some of our rarest and most idiosyncratic stocks of whisky.
For our third release in the Extinct Blends Quartet, Metropolis, we step into the throng of a striving city through the ages. Blended Scotch began in the metropolis, with blending vats in Glasgow and Edinburgh producing bottles for urban jungles around the world. The soul of blended Scotch continues to reside in the city.
Vanilla arrives first on the nose, followed by a medley of different honeys. Fudge, apricot and pineapple lead to fresh fig. A rich and very complex palate with sultana, apricot again and hints of smoky woodiness. A long and sweet finish, with a pleasing weight.

1 bottle in stock
Compass Box The Extinct Blends Quartet Delos....$299.99

Reimagining Asyla – our own Extinct Blend
Our Extinct Blends Quartet takes inspiration from vanished characters and flavours, reappraising four very different expressions of blended Scotch, using some of our most precious parcels of whisky.
First created in 2001, Asyla was the ethereally beautiful cornerstone of our core range until its retirement in 2018. With Delos, we have focused on capturing Asyla's vibrancy and soothing sweetness, turning to older stocks to achieve this.

Osborne Rare Sherries

Some very rare sherry - in stock at Forsyth now

Osborne VORS Amontillado 51-1a 1830 VORS Sherry...$144.99 / 500ml
Bottle #74 of 1651

The NV Amontillado 51-1A VORS, from a solera created in 1830 has a bright amber color. Intensely aromatic, with a nose full of balsamic notes (rosemary, thyme) intermixed with some smoke, spices, noble woods and hazelnuts. The intense, complex and complete palate shows great elegance and finesse, with a bitter orange and saline finish that makes it very tasty. Extremely long. Only 600 bottles are filled each year. This bottle would last, age and improve, probably for many years. Drink 2013-2020.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Osborne VORS Sibarita 1792 VORS Oloroso Sherry...$144.99 / 500ml
Bottle #912 of 3330
The NV Sibarita Oloroso VORS is produced with Palomino grapes, balanced with 2% of Pedro Ximenez, something quite common to polish the edges of very old wines, in a solera created in 1792. It has a dark mahogany color, and the nose shows some toffee notes intermixed with roasted coffee, tar, ash and incense. The palate shows good depth, strong acidity, well compensated by the sweetness, and a slightly bitter finish. It stands apart from other Olorosos, with a unique range of aromas and flavors. 1,500 bottles are filled each year. Drink 2013-2020.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Decanter
Rated 94/100 Wine and Spirits

Friday, December 22, 2023

Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout

In stock at Forsyth now - 

We got allocated only 7 cases - this will go fast ---

(we hope to be able to transfer to other stores tomorrow, but we cannot guarantee)

Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout...$12.99 / 6pk bottles

Our friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. We were fortunate enough to get some of their Bourbon barrels, and we put a special coffee-fied version of our Imperial Stout in them.

Lagunitas The Beast of Both Worlds


New - in stock at Forsyth now!
Lagunitas The Beast of Both Worlds IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans

What fresh freak of nature is this?! Hazy flavors without the haze? West Coast hopping without mega bitterness? Quite the contrary kaiju towering before you. Double dry-hopped with a fruity blast of Citra & Mosaic, yet finishes super smooth. This beast is truly the best of both worlds…Release the hound!

2017 Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira Malbec

2017 Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira Malbec...$155.99
They use some specific soils for the 2017 Finca Piedra Infinita, up to eight different plots, but not all plots contribute to the wine every vintage; in general, the zones with 20 to 60 centimeters of soil and then large stones with calcium carbonate are reflected in the wines. So, they deconstruct the vineyard, and then they build the blend with the plots they like for each wine, up to eight here but only a specific one for the Supercal and Gravascal. There's a little more ripeness and exuberance here within the general austerity of the whole Piedra Infinita range, especially when compared with the 2018s. They harvested 15 to 20 days earlier than in 2018 (or in 2016) and they had to run, but the separation they have by soil helped them to harvest earlier the earlier-ripening parts of the vineyard. That gave them a great advantage and they produced very good 2017s, but the condition of the year, a shorter cycle and a more hurried year was what it was. This 2017 is not as long as the 2018, and there is a strong chalkiness in the finish. 7,300 bottles were filled in August 2018.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2020 Chateau Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux

2020 Chateau Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux...$58.99
This is poised and elegant with notes of bitter chocolate, crushed walnuts, black peppercorns, blackberries and blackcurrants. It’s medium-bodied with silky tannins and layers of fresh black fruit. Classy.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes

Great dessert wine!!!

2020 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes...$79.99 / 750ml
The 2020 Suduiraut, 100% Sémillon in this vintage, is a dense, tightly wound wine that is going to need a number of years to come around. Passionfruit, ginger, spice, mint, apricot and tangerine peel build nicely in the glass. The 2020 is a blend of four picks from mid-September to early November. All the elements are so nicely balanced. The 2020 is simply exquisite.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2021 Force and Grace Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

From some great vineyard sites!
2021 Force and Grace Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley....$43.99
Fruit sources from the cool climates of Southern Napa contribute lifted herbal notes and violets, balanced by generous, warm dark berry fruit from up-valley sources. Medium to full-bodied, juicy blackberry and cherry woven around tobacco notes with fine-grained tannins and blood orange acidity through a lovely finish tinged with toasty baking spices. Estate vineyard sources are Sugarloaf Mountain in Napa, Big Ranch on Oak Knoll, and sources in St. Helena, Oak Knoll, and Beckstoffer George III in Rutherford and Colburn in Oakville.
Rated 94/100 Decanter Magazine

Pipeworks Brewing Co. New Seasonal Beers Available

Pipeworks S'More Money S'More Problems...$14.99 / 2pk 16oz cans
Pipeworks S'More Money S'More Problems...$7.99 / 16oz can
S'more style imperial stout
11% ABV
Pipeworks Rudolph vs Unicorn...$14.99 / 2pk 16oz can
Pipeworks Rudolph vs Unicorn...$7.99 / 16oz can 
peppermint imperial milk stout
10.9% ABV
Pipeworks Gingerbread Unicorns...$12.99 / 4pk 16pk can
Pipeworks Gingerbread Unicorns...$3.49 / 16oz can
rye ale with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, vanilla, and lactose
7.3% ABV
Pipeworks Abominable Snowman vs Unicorn...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Pipeworks Abominable Snowman vs Unicorn...$3.89 / 16oz can
hazy IPA with lactose and Cryo Hops
7.6% ABV

Brasserie de Blaugies La Moneuse Special Noel

Brasserie de Blaugies La Moneuse Special Noel...$9.99 / 375ml
On sale $7.99
8% ABV
dark amber
ingredients: 3 types of malt, hops, yeast, water, brown sugar

De Ranke Pere Noel

De Ranke Pere Noel...$4.99 / 375ml
on sale ...$3.99
Père Noël is a bitter Christmas beer with a hint of licorice.
Taste: Bitter, semi-spiced flavour with a very long-lasting aftertaste.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

2018 Torbreck Barossa Valle RunRig

2018 Torbreck Barossa Valle RunRig....$199.99
Torbreck's 2018 RunRig needs a bit of air right now, as the nose and palate truly open up and expand after a while in the glass. Unlike some vintages, it's rather tight and cedary upon first pour, then relaxes to reveal hints of stone fruit, blueberries, cherries, pastry crust and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and concentrated, richly textured and marked by ripe tannins, which leave behind a velvety, mouth-coating finish tinged with licorice and dark berries. While approachable now—and even damn enjoyable—it deserves another several years in the cellar. Drink the 2018 Descendant while waiting.
Rated 99/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 99/100 Decanter Magazine

Surly Darkness Imperial Stout

Back in stock!!

2023 Darkness!!
Surly Darkness Imperial Stout ...$12.99 / 16oz can

Our massive Russian Imperial Stout contains waves of chocolate, coffee, cherry, and toffee, plus a non-traditional dose of aromatic hops.
Bottle, can, and box art courtesy of 2023 Darkness Artist Justin Boehne

Surly Brewing Seventeen...$12.99 / 16oz can

As the story goes, a Prohibition-era secret society of cocktail enthusiasts known only as the International Bar Flies formed at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, the alleged birthplace of The Boulevardier and the inspiration for Seventeen.Our 2023 anniversary beer blends a strong red ale and a wee heavy, aged in Tattersall Bitter Orange Liqueur barrels and 10-Year Henry McKenna Bourbon barrels, echoing The Boulevardier’s timeless flavor profile. Keep it a secret or share it with your fellow bar flies.