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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Royal Canadian Small Batch Whisky



A new one from Sazerac
It even comes in the exact same bottle as their Buffalo Trace Antique Collection!

We only received 6 bottles so far



Royal Canadian Small Batch Whisky...$19.99 / 750ml
80 proof
Royal Canadian Small Batch is a smooth, rich, complex Canadian whisky made in very small batches by our expert whisky making team under the watchful eye of our Master Blender.
Each batch of Roval Canadian Small Batch is comprised of only the most outstanding barrels from among our finest aged whiskies which are in turn um are hand bottled to allow for the highest quality control possible. This attention to detail results in this presentation of a beautifully crafted small batch Canadian whisky.





Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye

 


Very limited - we only got 6 more bottles in stock
Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Straight Rye Whiskey...$65.99 / 750ml
Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey is Hard Truth’s debut sweet mash whiskey, a culmination of years of careful planning and precise crafting. The result is a complex, pleasant, quality rye that we’re excited to share with the world. Sweet mash is the distilling process in which each batch of whiskey begins with entirely fresh ingredients. Mash bill one features 94 percent rye and 6 percent malted barley.
  • Rackhouse: No. 1
  • Batch #: 003
  • Batch size: 30 Barrels 
  • Proof: 115.3
  • Alc. by Vol. : 57.65

Switchgrass Limited releases





Very Limited
Switchgrass Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey Stout Barrel Finished...$55.99

Aged in a Wellspent Stout Barrel
Aged 2 years and then finished 4 months in a stout barrel
Barrel Proof : 119.32% ABV
St. Louis, Missouri

Switchgrass STRAIGHT Bourbon Whiskey....$37.99
  • 92 Proof
  • aged 2+ years
  • Mash Bill: 63% Corn, 25% Wheat, 12% Barley

Donati Claret Paicines - Stunning Value!

 




2016 Donati Claret Paicines...$13.99
Compare to $15.99 at Total Wine and More
This well-structured but sleek Bordeaux blend from the Central Coast is brimming with sour-cherry and blackberry aromas. The gentle tannins are already well integrated and this has a very food-friendly balance. With a little more concentration, it would rate even higher. Drink or hold.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Bedrock Tasting Lineup -- Thursday 6/30 4:30-6:30







Meet Chris Cottrell, winemaker and Bedrock partner
When: Thursday 6/30 4:30-6:30
Where: TWCP new Kirkwood location 
Address: 10451 Manchester Road

Bedrock Amazing Tasting Lineup -- 
Taste some great wines and learn from the winemaker.  Tasting a wide variety of grapes: Sauvignon Balnc, Riesling, Zinfandel, Cabernet and Syrah.  (plus a blend that has Mataro and Carignan)

2021 Bedrock Sauvignon Blanc $19.98
From Musqué selection planted on a particularly gravel-rich section of soil, the first harvest yielded a small crop of concentrated and explosively aromatic fruit. Since it was the first year of fruit, we had no expectations regarding potential quality and assumed the few barrels of wine would be blended into the Sonoma Valley bottling. We were pretty stoked when the wine ended up being one of the best lots in the winery. Barrel fermented in once and twice used Stockinger barrels, the wine has a ton of zip (3.02 pH!) to balance its weight.

2018 Bedorck Old Vine Riesling Wirz Vineyard $23.99 
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media
From own-rooted vines planted in 1963 in the Cienega Valley on sandy soils derived of limestone and granite, this vineyard put out a scant 1-1.5 tons per acre of perfumed, vibrant fruit in 2018. For those wondering where Cienega Valley is (I had to look at a map the first time) it is located to the east of the Gabilan Range near the eastern entrance to Pinnacle National Park. The 2018 is one of my favorite versions of this wine as it combines its natural savory, mineral texture with classic Riesling flowery perfume (gardenia anyone?). This wine is fermented dry (we will invariably get a lot of questions since it is riesling) and made more in the style of Alsatian, Austrian or Grosses Gewächs iterations of the variety.

2020 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel $23.99
We often feel the geographic diversity of our vineyards rationalizes all the extra driving, and the travails of 2020 underscored this with a big ol’ Sharpie. Though unfortunately we lost a few lots due to smoke exposure, we were able to lean into the strong vintage at Esola, Schmiedt Road, Evangelho, Old Hill, Bedrock, Nervo, and others to make a classic rendition of Old Vine Zin. The largest single component comes from the old vines at Bedrock, followed by the perfumed goodness of Esola, the softer but fresh Schmiedt, and the peppery, dark-fruited Nervo Ranch. As usual, almost all of the wine consists of declassified barrels from vineyard-designated wines, so it offers serious bang for the buck. 85% Zinfandel with the balance a blend of Carignan, Mataro, Grenache, and Alicante Bouschet, along with esoteric creatures like Aubun, Abouriou, and many more.

2018 Bedrock Red Blend ‘Bedrock Heritage’ $46.99 
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
The O.G. of Bedrock Wine Co.! These vines turned 131 years in 2018 and decided it would be a great year to turn out a relatively small crop of delicious and dense fruit. As always, the wine, though based around Zinfandel, is a field-blend of the 27 varieties found in the old vines at my family’s site in the heart of Sonoma Valley, including about 20% Carignan and 5% Mataro. Like the other Sonoma Valley "Grand Cru" sites, this will definitely reward time in the decanter or a few years on its side to start showing all of its secrets. The most consistently decorated of our wines (the 2016 was the Spectator #10 wine of the year and the 2017 just got another 95), the 2018 should be another classic.

2016 Bedrock Zinfandel ‘Carlisle Vineyard $59.99
From the lovely vineyard of our friends Mike and Kendall Officer, this wine is always one of my favorites for its gorgeous fruit and classic RRV aromatics. Made from vines approaching their 90th birthday located in the Piner-Olivet area of the Russian River Valley, this is a wine of dark hue and vibrant perfume—I tend to eschew using fruit descriptors on wines, but there always seems to be a distinct spiced mulberry component to this wine. Luxurious and fruit-forward, this will provide great drinking pleasure after decanting or age nicely for up to a decade. Drink 2018-2025

2017 Bedrock Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard $59.99
From vines planted in the 1960s at 2000' elevation at the top of Nun’s Canyon on the northern edge of the Moon Mountain District AVA, this is fast becoming one of the best-known sites for Cabernet in California. We feel very fortunate to share this incredible block with the likes of Turley, Arnot Roberts, DuMOL and others. The 2017 iteration of this wine is the most immediately generous and open of the vintages we have made. Classic black currant, anise and pepper are front and center here with classic mountain structure holding it all together. Though this is certainly as candidate for cellaring, it could also be enjoyed with a good decanting early in its life to enjoy it in its “baby-fat” stage.

2020 Bedrock Syrah California $24.99
This truly is a California blend in 2020 and, as usual, is one of the greatest value wines we make. As we have lost a few vineyards in the North Coast to Syrah decline, we have set our eyes to the exquisite soils and cool sites found along the Central Coast, and this wine reflects it. Based around the Syrah planted on dune sand at Whitehawk vineyard just north of Los Alamos, this also features a large pop of Hudson Syrah and Bien Nacido X-block along with a few barrels of Weill a Way. All of the lots were fermented with between 30-80% whole-cluster to contribute spice and perfume, and elevage took place in predominately older puncheons and demi-muids. Pepper, violets, cured meat and blackberry feature prominently here.

2020 Bedrock Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard $53.99
In 2020 we had the great fortune to add a few rows from the unbelievable Z-Block at Bien Nacido Vineyard to our section of 1973 plantings from X-Block. Z, which was planted in 1990 at the behest of Bob Lindquist of Qupé, is one of the most dramatically situated blocks of Syrah I have seen and sits at a higher elevation in a slightly more protected location on the ranch. The result is more powerful expression of Syrah that plays beautifully with the ethereal and lacy aspects from the windswept X-Block. For me, this is one of the best Syrahs we have made to date at Bedrock, with rose petal and violet, sage, lavender, white pepper and charcuterie swirling in primordial Syrah essence. Also, as a quick aside, I have found the 2017-2019 Bien Nacidos all show better on nights 2 and 3 of being open— this portends a long life for these wines but is also a good reminder that decanting will definitely be your friend for both this and previous vintages from this stellar site.

Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IP



Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA....$2.99 / 12oz can
Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA....$15.99 / 6pk 12oz
West Coast hops. East Coast haze. Hawaiian inspiration. This ridiculously tasty double IPA combines influence from across the country with passion fruit, orange and guava into one of the most flavorful beers we’ve ever released. One could call it a perfect storm, we’d say it’s Peak Conditions. Either way, our fans turned out in numbers to vote for this beer’s return – and we’re more than happy to oblige.

Schilling Hard Cider

New Ciders in stock!

In stock at Forsyth and Spirit Wine and Craft!







Schilling Ciders
    Schilling ciders are bold, innovative, and flavor-forward. Using fresh-pressed apples and locally sourced wholesome ingredients, our ciders give you a beverage experience that will have you wanting to taste our entire line-up. Nothing artificial, no preservatives, and the perfect balance for any occasion. Today we're feeling a little supercaligrapefruitlisticbigzestypassportadocious. You can too. What are you waiting for?
Schilling Hard Cider Grapefruit And Chill...$12.99 / 6pk
    Grapefruit and Chill will forever be known as the cider that helped Schilling break into the world of cider. With its recognizable blast of grapefruit flavor and true-to-fruit acidity, Grapefruit and Chill is a citrus experience unlike any other. It was also originally inspired by radler style beers!
Schilling Hard Cider Local Legend...$12.99 / 6pk
    This isn’t a hoax. The rumors are true. The Local Legend has been sighted – tasting is believing. After years of safe-guarding and fine-tuning secret family recipes, I am ready to reveal my latest creation. No longer elusive, the perfect harmony of dry and sweet is in your hands. A cider that is as refreshing as a cool mountain creek and doesn’t miss a beat. There may be other ciders in the wild, but this Local Legend is worthy of its name. Just like a Sasquatch, this cider is always waiting to be discovered. If you are a believer, come find me in the woods.
Schilling Hard Cider Passport Pineapple Passionfruit...$14.99 / 6pk
    Passport is made with actual passion fruit puree instead of an added flavor. This puree imparts the true to fruit flavor and tartness without adding any additional acid, and that HAZE am I right?
Schilling Excelsior Apple Imperial Cider...$14.99 / 6pk
    This cider represents the largest amount of heirloom cider fruit used in any cider brand sold in the USA! Excelsior Imperial Apple boasts wonderful acidity, complex yet smooth tannins, light molasses/raisin/caramel notes, and a delightful fresh apple aroma. This is the ORIGINAL imperial cider in a 6 pack. It’s also by far the best tasting imperial cider made!
Schilling Hard Cider Variety Pack...$24.99 / 12pk
Includes:
  • Grapefruit And Chill
  • Passport Pineapple and Passionfruit
  • Local Legend 
  • London Dry

Friday, June 24, 2022

Great Summer Options Available at Spirit Wine and Craft!



Spirit Wine and Craft
5760 Chippewa Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

Check out our selection for your summer enjoyment!

Ciders!



ACE Craft Cider Pineapple...$9.99 / 6pk
    Inspired by the House Family’s annual visit to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands our Pineapple cider is an ideal drink for tropical hot and humid climates. Our signature drink the Hawaii 5-0 is a mix of Ace Pineapple cider, coconut rum, ice and a garnish of fresh pineapple. This original cider is perfect for a backyard BBQ, or Bacon dishes. 5% ABV 

Magners Irish Cider...$9.49 / 4pk / 16.9fl.oz cans
    The Original Irish Cider. Apples served over ice.
Made with 17 different apples, pressed, and left for a couple of years to get extra tasty, it’s crisp, refreshing, and the best way to celebrate, well, pretty much anything.

BEERS!

Empyrean Mind Over Mango...$8.99 / 6pk
    Many have said Gautam Buddha's history is colorfully interwoven with the mango tree. Some even say it was the cause of his Awakening—that he gleaned from the tree that if one refrained from worldly ways, he could live free of worries or difficulties. We believe our Mind Over Mango IPA is a great first step in this liberation process.
    Hush. Hush. Listen and find stillness to receive the mindful union of bitter hops and sweet mango, symbols of health, wealth and immortality.

Empyrean Zookeeper Lemon Kolsch...$8.99 / 6pk
    Pucker up and embrace your wild side with this refreshing Kolsch-style ale fermented with lemon puree. Squeeze the day.



Abita Purple Haze Raspberry Lager...$8.99 / 6pk cans
    Purple Haze® is a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze...you may see fruit pulp in the beer. This beer is best served with salads or light fruit desserts, such as soufflés or chiffon cakes. Many people enjoy it with chocolate desserts. Purple Haze® pairs well with certain cheeses, such as ripened Brie or any dessert made with mascarpone. It’s also great paired with entrees prepared with fruit, especially citrus. Consider enjoying Purple Haze® alone at the end of your meal as dessert.
Abita Strawberry Lager...$8.99 / 6pk cans
    Juicy, ripe Louisiana strawberries, harvested at the peak of the season, give this crisp lager its strawberry flavor and aroma. Abita Strawberry is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts, Tradition hops, and the finest Louisiana-grown strawberries resulting in a light gold lager with a subtle haze.

Seltzers!
Kona Brewing Co. Tropical Punch Island Seltzer...$8.99 / 6pk cans
    Punch your ticket to a Hawaiian vacation with tastes of pineapple, orange, cherry, grape and tangerine in this refreshing, fizzy hard seltzer.


Vizzy Hard Seltzer Variety #1...$17.99 / 12pk
Includes: 
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Blueberry Pomegranate 
  • Black Cherry Lime
  • Pineapple Mango
Vizzy Hard Seltzer Mimosa...$17.99 / 12pk
Includes:
  • Pineapple Orange
  • Strawberry Orange
  • Pomegranate Orange
  • Peach Orange
Canned Cocktails!

     
Whistlepig Rye Smash Ginger Lime...$16.99 / 4pk 
Whistlepig Rye Smash Ginger Lime...$4.79 / 12oz can
    Respect for tradition mixed with a willingness to turn it on its head just hit the libationary jackpot. Presenting Fresh Ginger Lime Rye Smash. Inspired by the Moscow Mule, it strikes a unique balance between the spicy warmth of ginger, a juicy citrus hit and a hint of 100% Rye whiskey. And not just any Rye whiskey. Award-winning WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye. It’s slightly dry, like the best jokes. Generously effervescent. Like the best friends. The perfect drink before a barbecue or after a summer day.

Whistlepig Rye Smash Citrus Mint...$16.99 / 4pk 
Whistlepig Rye Smash Citrus Mint...$4.79 / 12oz can
    The Session Citrus Mint features the sweetness and tartness of a farm-fresh lemonade balanced with notes of WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye and a hint of mint. It’s the cocktail companion for floating down a river. Chilling on a porch. Or kicking off a memorable night at the grill. And it comes in a can. So pop open this tasty carbonated drink made with barrel-aged lemons, and let the good times roll.

Whistlepig Rye Smash Blackberry Lemon Fizz...$16.99 / 4pk 
Whistlepig Rye Smash Blackberry Lemon Fizz...$4.79 / 12oz can
    It’s not often you get to sip a drink of this caliber in a can and call it refreshing. Welcome to Blackberry Lemon Fizz, the upscale party in your hand that doesn’t ask for anything more than a room with good music and friends. It’s slightly sweet. Naturally effervescent. And features floral and berry notes doing a delicate balancing act with a touch of WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye essence. Turn up the music, then turn up a can and let the notes of barrel-aged blackberry and lemon take your senses for a tour around.

Redbreast Single Pot Still Kentucky Oak Edition


Redbreast Single Pot Still Kentucky Oak Edition...$99.99
101 Proof
Triple distilled initially matured in Bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks before being re-casked into barrels from the finest American Oak Casks from the Taylor Family Elk Cave Farm




Laphroaig Cairdeas Warehouse 1 Islay Single Malt Scotch


Laphroaig Cairdeas Warehouse 1 Islay Single Malt Scotch...$89.99
52.2% ABV
Matured in our iconic warehouse a skipping-stone’s throw from the Islay coast. For flavours of peat, smoke and sea salt that soar with bitter maritime character.
Our Càirdeas expression for 2022 reflects how Friends bring out more in each other. This limited-edition single malt, aged in first-fill ex-Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, dials up our quintessential Laphroaig taste. Classic flavours are elevated by a coastal character that can only come from sea spray and storms. It’s a match made in Islay.

Warehouse 1’s rare four-storey construction, with varying levels of temperature and humidity, and exposure to rugged conditions tease out our enigmatic flavours and lend a maritime quality to the final whisky. Bottled at a fixed strength of 52.2% for a memorable experience to share with your Friends.

Midleton Very Rare 2022 Irish Whiskey


Finally here!
Midleton Very Rare 2022 Irish Whiskey..$229.99
compare to $239.99 at Total Wine and More
Introducing our Midleton Very Rare 2022 Vintage Release
Since 1984, each Master Distiller of Midleton Very Rare uses their eye for detail, their passion for quality whiskey and their exemplary skill to create the pinnacle of Irish whiskey—our special vintage release.
The latest chapter of this renowned collection is adorned with the signature of our Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman. After months of exploration, O’Gorman crafted a balanced blend of rare and hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys from Midleton’s exclusive inventory to create this truly special release.
A combination of whiskey aged between 12 and 33 years and matured in lightly charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels, the Midleton Very Rare 2022 Vintage Release delights with decadent flavours and a tantalising aroma. The aroma, taste and finish of this whiskey will enliven the palates of those new to this collection while taking the seasoned whiskey collector on a journey through an exciting exploration of taste.

Weekend Flight at the(IN)Famous Tasting Bar -Sample bottle galore!!


Weekend Flight at the(IN)Famous Tasting Bar -Sample bottle galore!!

Friday and Saturday (June 24th and 25th)
Forsyth location only
Choose 3 barrel samples to taste while they last

$6 for three 3/4 ounce pours

Pulled from the back of the vault.  Paul likes to hoard these rare barrel samples.
(speaking of hoarding - we also found some change, paper clips, a Nelly cd, and a gift certificate to the old Parkmoor). 

These are some of the batch samples we’ve received over the past few years

  • Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon Single Barrel #310 90 Proof
  • Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon Single Barrel #020 90 Proof
  • Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Straight Bourbon Single Barrel #17-468 112 proof
  • Wild Turkey Straight Bourbon Private Single Barrel #19-0079 117 proof
  • Wild Turkey Straight Bourbon Private Single Barrel 19-0080 118 proof
  • Maker’s Mark Straight Bourbon Wood Finishing Series SE4xPR5 110.8 proof

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Redbreast Pot Still Irish Whiskey 27 Year Old


Very limited!


Redbreast Pot Still Irish Whiskey 27 Year Old...$449.99
compare to $519.99 at Total Wine and MOre
53.1% ABV
Batch #3

The oldest permanent release in the Redbreast family, 27-Year-Old is a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey comprising exclusively of Pot Still whiskeys which have been triple distilled, matured in the finest bourbon, sherry and ruby port casks for no less than 27 years, and left untouched.

Friday Night Beer Tasting at Forsyth

Friday Night Open House Beer Tasting

With Christopher - resident Forsyth Beer Geek

Friday June 24th from 4pm-6pm


here is what you will taste

  • Tynt Meadow English Trappist Ale
  • Boulevard Smooth Collider Smoothie Sour
  • 21st Amendment Close Encounters of a Hop Kind DIPA
  • Toppling Goliath 18 Hours from Brooklyn Double IPA




Tynt Meadow English Trappist Ale...$5.99 / 11.2oz bottle

7.4% ABV

The Beer:  Trappist beers tend to be named after the place in which the monastery is situated. We’ve called ours ‘Tynt Meadow’, to honour the link with the plot of land on which monastic life was refounded here in the Midlands almost two centuries ago. Being part of the great Trappist tradition, we’ve chosen to produce a strong dark ale, but one with a clearly English character.




Boulevard Smooth Collider Smoothie Sour...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Smoothie Sour with strawberry, banana and vanilla flavors
It all started with the invention of the electric blender which brought about the popularity of the smoothie in the 1940s. Modern scientific and technological advances have brought the tasty fruit emulsion through the atomic age to today. Smooth Collider is the smoothie of the future, with massive banana and tart strawberry aroma leading the way to a full-bodied explosion of fruit flavors.



21st Amendment Close Encounters of a Hop Kind DIPA...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Greetings Earthlings!
21st Amendment Brewery and lauded family-owned hop farm CLS Farms join forces to create a limited-edition Double IPA brewed with innovative hops grown in the premier hop region of Yakima Valley in Washington State.




Toppling Goliath 18 Hours from Brooklyn Double IPA....$4.99 / 16oz can
Toppling Goliath 18 Hours from Brooklyn Double IPA....$17.99 / 4pk

A Collaboration with Other Half Brewing
You have to fight, for your right, to hazy DIPA’s! Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. and Other Half Brewing Co. have bridged the gap from rural Iowa to Brooklyn, NY, all in the name of great beer. Featuring the dynamic combination of Idaho 7, Citra, Saaz, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, & Mosaic hops. 18 hours to Brooklyn is well worth the wait.