Saturday, May 31, 2008

Morin Calvados

Delicious apple brandy----

Morin Calvados...$29.99 / 750ml

"The history of Calvados Morin began in 1889 in La Haye de Calleville in the Risle Valley, before Pierre Morin succeeded his father and transferred their small family business to Brionne, and from there finally to Ivry la Bataille, a charming small Norman town in the Eure Valley. Calvados Morin was set up in 1945 in the former facilities of the Thélème Distillery, a famous liquor at that time. The main advantage of the establishment is its ageing facilities, which are unique in Normandy, particularly its large underground cellars, where several hundred small oak barrels containing the precious Brandy can be stored. Today, the company is run by Mr. Viry, father and son, who succeeded Pierre Morin, and continue to work in the footsteps of their founder. The company has been exporting its products since 1950s, and now exports almost half of its production to the European Community, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Asia. In addition, it was one of the first to send Calvados to the United States." -- Importer
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Glenfiddich Single Cask 1976 Vintage

In stock now!!!
Glenfiddich 1976 Single Cask
Bottle #536 of only 549 bottles for the WORLD!
(it is estimated that only 30-50 made it to the U.S.)

"On Monday 9th July 2007, three "masters" and their "pupils" joined Glenfiddich Malt Master, David Stewart, and his apprentice Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, at The Glenfiddich Distillery to select a single cask from Warehouse 8 for bottling.
Cask number 516 was filled with new-make Glenfiddich spirit on 16th January 1976. Over the 31 years it lay in a distillery warehouse, the European oak butt, which had formerly been used to mature Spanish sherry, has gently imparted a full and distinguished character into its contents.
On a warm summer's afternoon, the selection panel declared the aged single malt Scotch whisky worthy for bottling as a Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve.
"This Glenfiddich has matured for over 30 years in a European oak cask. It has all the hallmarks of a great Glenfiddich vintage with an additional intriguing, complex, fruity character," declared David Stewart.

Collector's notes:Limited edition of 549 bottles; packaged in a solid oak presentation box. An elegant nose with fragrant floral (violets) notes and a hint of fresh mint. On addition of water a complex array of fruity aromas are released. Tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, apple and fresh pear. Rich golden colour. Beautifully sweet and silky smooth taste. Exotic floral notes and rich fruit, mandarin orange and ripe mango. Evolving into deep, complex, oaky flavours with a rewarding sweet glow. Finish is warming with a lingering sweetness._ -- Glenfiddich Shop

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chouffe Coffee Liqueur

Chouffe Coffee Liqueur

from the great Belgian beer maker

La Chouffe for Desert!
"Chouffe Coffee is a liqueur with a base of Esprit d'Achouffe (beer brandy) obtained through the distillation of Chouffe. Addition of grain alcohol and 100% natural coffee extracts, cacao and Juniper, and a strong dash of McChouffe produce this exceptional result: a highly delicious coffee liqueur!!!

Serve: CHOUFFE Coffee is to be served hot (max. 60°C with a cover of whipped cream) or cold, in a 7 cl glass" - Chouffe Website

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