Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tippleman's Syrups

Charleston, South Carolina
Created by bartenders for bartenders, Tippleman's is a series of "Not Quite Simple Syrups" that help bartenders easily introduce more complex flavor characteristics into cocktails and promote creativity behind the bar. Made in small batches, the finest quality ingredients are sourced and thoughtful techniques are applied to make a syrup that is complex in flavor, yet easy to use.
Tipplemans Burn Sugar Syrup...$10.99 / 500mlA Bitter, Sweet and Aromatic Syrup of Kettle Cooked Sugar.  We slowly kettle cook unrefined cane sugar, high in molasses content and full of flavor, until it is very dark and aromatic. Taking the sugar past its caramelization stage gives the syrup tart, bittersweet complexity with notes of sour cherry, caramel, brittle and toast.
Yields about 17 cocktails
INGREDIENTS:  Organic Cane Sugar, Water
BARTENDER NOTES:  Using Burnt Sugar is a great way to add depth and bittersweet complexity to your cocktails. We suggest using it when mixing with aged spirits, and it can also add an exciting foil to tropical or sour cocktails.
Other Tips & Tricks: Use in iced coffee, dripped over ice cream, or as a molasses substitution in recipes.

Tippleman's Falernum Syrup....$13.99 / 500ml
An Especially Spiced Syrup with Bold Island Spices, Ginger and Lime
We’ve added a punch to this classic bar syrup by freshly milling lots of whole spices like nutmeg, clove and allspice, hand peeling the skins of limes and saturating it all in the finest cane sugar we could find. Fresh ginger juice is added to make a robust syrup with notes of vanilla, lime leaf and clove.
Yields about 17 cocktails
INGREDIENTS:  Organic Cane Sugar, Water, Lime Zest, Ginger Juice, Allspice, Nutmeg, Cloves, Citric Acid
BARTENDER NOTES:  An obvious addition to rum based tiki drinks, but works equally as well with aged spirits to make fall spiced cocktails. Making falernum is a labor of love, from milling fresh whole spices to peeling and grinding fresh citrus peel and juicing ginger. We happen to love making it, so we hope you love mixing it in your cocktails to add unique tropical spice character.
Tippleman's Ginger Honey Syrup...$15.99 / 500mlAn Intriguingly Spicy Syrup Made From Fresh Ginger and Wildflower Honey.  We blend wildflower honey with fresh ginger juice, then add a hint of cayenne pepper to accentuate the ginger’s picante characteristic. The end product is a robust, pourable syrup with bright notes of honeysuckle, jasmine and ginger blossom.
Yields about 17 cocktails
INGREDIENTS: Organic Wildflower Honey, Water, Ginger Juice, Citric Acid, Cayenne Pepper
BARTENDER NOTES:  We find honey to be a great sweetener for scotch, mezcal and tequila drinks. Ginger adds a picante characteristic that accentuates complexity and lengthens the finish.

Tippleman's Lemon Oleo Saccharum...$16.99 / 500ml
This syrup requires 126 hours per batch to make, but lends bright citrus notes to your cocktail without adding citrus juice or acidity.

Sfumato Amaro

Sfumato Amaro Rabarboro...$19.99 / 750ml
The term Sfumato derives from the Italain word for smoke - "fumo". It is traditionally associated with a style of Reniassance painting characterized by subtle transitions between areas of dark and light. This speaks directly to this amaor's profile, which marries a dark smokiness with bitter woodsiness from apline herbs and special Rabarbaro (rhubarb) variety that grows in Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto. The production of a Rabarbaro liqueur by the amari and aperitivi producer Cappelletti dates back almost a century. Enjoy with tonic, grapefruit soda, or whiskey.

Alpha Brewing St. Louis, MO

Some new ones and some returning - taste them at our Beer Fest

Alpha Brewing Braun...$6.99 / 750ml
7% ABV
"Braun is an American Sour Brown Ale fermented with a healthy dose of Pediococcus and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, then aged in red wine barrels.  This gives the beer a tart, complex flavor profile" - label.

Alpha Brewing The Sagwa Imperial IPA...$9.99 / 22oz
The Sagwa IIPA – The Sagwa is a beer brewed in honor of our first anniversary, April 10th. We are the smallest dogs in the pack but our bite is just as loud as our bark. Celebrate with this Imperial India Pale Ale. Hopped with all the best....Centennial, Chinook, Mosaic, and Columbus.
9% ABV

Alpha Brewing Sunk'n Treasure Gose Style Ale...$12.99 / 4pk
7% ABV
We thought deeply about this brew and then our minds struck gold. Discovering a savoring salty sour ale. Sipsters enjoy! - label

Alpha Brewing Company Atheist Ale...$4.99 / 22oz
This beer taste good if you believe it or not.  After 9.734 days +- .8698.  This ale evolved into a delicious Belgian style IPA (AA).  Brewed with citrusy hops and our house strain of Belgian yeast.  Shove this down your throat!" - label

Friday, May 13, 2016

Breckenridge NITRO Vanilla Porter

 In stock at Rock Hill and Forsyth

16-oz Nitrogen-Charged Cans
Breckenridge NITRO Vanilla Porter "NVP"...$9.49 / 4pk 16 oz cans
The 16-oz can presents the ability to experience silky, smooth nitrogen-charged beer outside of the pub, even taking that experience to the great outdoors. This can promotes “nitro on the go,” for although a glass displays the cascading effects of the nitrogen head, with Breckenridge’s can design the glass is optional. 

“These beers are dangerously drinkable,” adds Usry.“Nitro beers offer a different palate experience. Nitro Vanilla Porter has mellow, delicate vanilla flavor with a rich, porter base.  The small, uniform bubbles produced by nitrogen also create a longer-lasting head. “There’s just something mesmerizing about watching a good nitrogen pour.You can drink this beer with your eyes,” concludes Usry.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
Will send BRC emails out tomorrow morning for this one (this went via overall purchases)

Kona Brewing Lemongrass Luau.

In stock now - Rock Hill and Forsyth
Kona Brewing Lemongrass Luau...$7.49 / 6pk
Ale brewed with ginger with lemongrass and ginger added.

Ao Japanaese Rice Vodka

Ao Rice Vodka....$44.99
Ao Vodka is distilled in Japan from 100% Japanese rice.
Ao is the Japanese word for blue, but Ao is also used to poetically describe many shades of green in nature and traditional culture.  Thus, landscapes of paddy fields where Japanese rice is grown are often termed Ao.

The Creation of Ao Vodka begins in the Osumi peninsula, on Kyushu island, near the active volcano Sakurajima.  This is the southernmost part of Japan’s four main islands, where the traditional art of distilling has been deeply rooted for centuries, and where water is renowned for its volcanic origin.
Rice is the  Core of our Spirit. To retain its distinctive character, we use a proprietary distillation method based on small pot stills. We then blend in pristine water. And to achieve perfect crystalline clarity, we use a bamboo based filtration process.

Ao is made from 100% rice, it is gluten-free.

Huge deal on a great Summer Sauvignon Blanc

Forsyth - in stock
Rock Hill - in stock
New Ballas - arriving Saturday at 9am
Ballwin - arriving Saturday at 9am

Have we scored a deal for you!

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy this summer!

Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $14.99 

(and then $17.95 and then $19.00)
2013 Tussock Nelson Sauvignon Blanc....$5.99 / 750ml
Crisp and bright, with plenty of lime zest, grapefruit and lemon notes, accented by mineral nuances. Refreshing finish. 4,000 cases made–MW

Rated 88/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Meddler!!! In stock

Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin Ale...$14.99 / 750ml
A resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium, The Meddler oud bruin is a crafty concoction, comprised of several generations of brown ales, barrel aged and blended. Wild yeasts, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces meddle with the brew for over 18 months creating complexity and depth of flavor. Hints of malty sweet chocolate and vanilla toy with a hauntingly sour finish. Intricate yet balanced, The Meddler will leave you craving more of the mysterious brew.

8.9%Alc. by Vol.

Fuzzy Zoeller Vodka! Limited Edition

Indianapolis 500 Special Bottle!

Fuzzy's Vodka Indy 500....$17.99 / 750ml

Fuzzy Zoeller. The name says it all. A legendary golfer, known for his charismatic character, Frank Urban Zoeller, "Fuzzy", is known around the world for his success, as well as his outgoing personality. Fuzzy has won ten times on the PGA Tour, including the 1979 Masters and 1984 U S Open. In addition, he has also won the 1985 and 1986 Skins Game, enhancing the exposure of the competition and increasing the television audience as a result.

After joining the Champions Tour, Fuzzy won the 2002 Senior PGA Championship as well as the 2002 Senior Slam Championship. Continuing with his winning ways, Fuzzy proceeded to win the 2003 Tylenol Shoot Out, the 2004 MasterCard Championship, as well as the 2007 Senior Skins with partner Peter Jacobsen. He continues to play on the Champions Tour and can often be heard whistling down the fairway.

In addition to his golf victories, Fuzzy has also received several awards for his sportsmanship and charity. He received the Bobby Jones Award in 1985, joining the ranks of Francis Ouimet, Babe Zaharias, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Jack Nicklaus. Fuzzy also received the Dave Marr award in 2010 as a result of his constant commitment to bettering the game of golf.

FW Bretta Rose

BRC Emails sent on this one based on Beer Only.
Thanks very much.  
We will be tasting this one at our Beer Fest on May 21

Firestone Walker Bretta Rose....$11.99 / 375ml
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil. One of Santa Maria’s crown jewels is locally grown raspberries. We jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of our Barrelworks creations. Behold Bretta Rosé! A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse style ale, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for 6 months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for 4 more months and voila (!), we have a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Avery Samaels

2016 just arrived

Rated 95/100 RateBeer

Avery Samaels Oak Aged Ale Batch #11 2015....$7.99 / 12oz
Avery Samaels Oak Aged Ale Batch #12 2016....$7.99 / 12oz
14.2% ABV
Beer Style: Oak Aged English Strong
Samaels is a super-caramelly, oak-aged English-style strong ale. Perhaps the least hoppy (sacrilege here at Avery!) beer we’ve brewed, to accentuate the malt. The oak is very apparent in this rich and high gravity ale, adding additional depth and complexity with a woody and cask-like nose and a pronounced vanilla flavor on the palate. With the addition of a more roasted malt in 2007, Samaels now delivers subtle bitterness to add balance to the natural sweetness. Cellarable for 10+ years.
Samaels is the second installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.

Food pairing: The toffee, vanilla and caramel flavors in Samaels are great with crème brulee, sticky bread pudding or any dessert dish featuring the flavors of burnt or caramelized sugar.

Excel limited releases

More in stock now, no limit

Excel Jenny O's Imperial Oatmeal Stout....$7.49 / 22oz
Excel Mint Julep Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels...$14.99 / 22oz

Founders Rubaeus in Cans

New CANS!!!!! in stock now at Forsyth

Founders Rubaeus Raspberry Ale...$16.99 / 9 pack 12oz cans

You thought having Rubaeus available year-round was good? How about having it available year-round and in a 9-pack can package? We’re here to tell you that dreams really can come true.
Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, Rubaeus is Founders’ way of celebrating the joys of summer year-round. This stunning berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing. No question about it, this beer is 100% Founders.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Garry Farrell RRV Pinot scores 95 points

2013 Garry Farrell RRV Pinot Noir...$37.99
Mix/Match case price $34.19This might be one of the best values on the market, given the quality. Equal parts pretty and funky, it 's a tightly wound, savory, fruity wine that's elegant and compelling. The tannins and oak are lightly imprinted around strawberry-rhubarb and fresh-cut rose, and the texture seductively silky.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2014 Ridge Wines

We have been hearing about the greatness of 2014 Zinfandels' for a while, the 2014's from Ridge do not disappoint. We even have some of the Ridge Estate Chardonnay as well.

2014 Ridge Estate Chardonnay Monte Bello Vineyard...$46.99

Mix/match cases price...$42.30
Starts assertively oaky, with cedar and matchstick notes, but transitions into a more compelling elixir, offering a rich mix of pear, melon, honeydew and spice flavors as the oak recedes and lets the fruit come forth
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2014 Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley Red...$39.99

Mix/match cases price...$35.99
The 2014 Zinfandel Geyserville appears to be especially marked by the Carignane at this stage, especially in the lifted, super-expressive aromatics. Silky tannins balance the gravitas of the 100+ year-old Zinfandel in a focused, nuanced Geyserville built on raciness. Bright red cherry, plum and floral notes punctuate the finish. The blend is 60% Zinfandel, 22% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 2% Mataro (Mourvèdre).
Rated 91-94/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous Media

2014 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel Dry Creek...$29.99

Mix/match cases price...$26.99
Nose of raspberry jam, pepper, violets. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long, elegant finish.
Fifteen years ago, Ridge planted this hilltop to zinfandel; as the vines matured, flavors intensified. Spring rain reduced this year’s crop, and a warm August brought early harvest. Smaller berries and lower yields meant concentration; for the first time all seven parcels were equally outstanding, and therefore included. This robust but approachable zinfandel is enjoyable now, or over the next six to seven years.

2014 Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 
Benito Dusi Ranch...$31.99
Mix/match cases price...$28.79
Deep ruby. Black cherry, stewed plum, exotic barrel spice. Ripe bramble on entry, firm acid, gravelly mineral, medium-full body, round tannins, integrated oak finish.
Benito Dusi’s Ranch is the only vineyard in the Central Coast Viticultural Area from which we source grapes. Our Monte Bello vineyards are in the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Area which is not a part of the Central Coast. The 1967 vintage was our first wine from the Dusi Ranch. It was planted to zinfandel in 1922 which is unusual because Prohibition had started two years earlier. Purchased by Sylvester and Catarina Dusi in 1924, the property has been farmed since the 1940s by their son Benito, the owner.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Famous Grouse Smoky Black

Black Grouse is now Smoky Black
Famous Grouse Smoky Black....$21.99

The Famous Grouse Smoky Black (previously The Black Grouse) blends more peated malt whiskies, including a rare version of Glenturret, with exceptional grain whiskies to produce a richer, lightly smoky and smooth flavour. Explore a smokier side to our Famous whisky.

Funky Jewbelation 2016

He'brew Funky Jewbelation...$10.99 / 22oz
GOLD MEDAL – World Beer Championships
Grand Champion (Giant Beer Category) at the US Beer Tasting Championship
5th Annual Release Barrel Aged Sour
9.4% ABV

A Blend of 7 Ales and Lagers Aged In Bourbon Barrels and Rye Whiskey Barrels.
L’Chaim Sucka
How we made it funky for 2015. Funky Jewbelation is a blend of Jewbelation Reborn 17 aged for 16 months, Messiah aged for 8 months, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. aged for 6 months, Winter Lager 2013 aged for 15 months, Rejewvenator ’14 aged for 11 months, and Death of a Contract Brewer Black IPA aged for 16 months.

Chieftain Single Malt Scotches

Some new Chieftain scotches in stock at very good prices too...

1968 Chieftains Springbank Cambeltown 40 Year Old....$1,199.99
ABV: 54%
Bottles produced: 398
Distilled: October 1968
Bottled: October 2008
Oloroso Sherry Butt

1989 Chieftains Miltonduff Speyside 22 Year Old Cask Strength...$159.99
ABV: 55.1%
Cask Number: 18
Bottles produced: 305
Distilled: November 1989
Bottled: August 2012

2000 Chieftains Linkwood Speyside 12 Year Old....$69.99
ABV: 46%
Bottles produced: 329
Distilled: June 2000
Bottled: March 2013
Port Finish

1997 Chieftains Linkwood Speyside 17 Year Old....$79.99
ABV: 46%
Bottles produced: 667
Distilled: December 1997
Bottled: October 2015
Oloroso Sherry Finish

1998 Chieftains Glenburgie 16 Year Old Year Old....$84.99
ABV: 46%
Bottles produced: 230
Distilled: November 1998
Bottled: October 2015

1995 Chieftains Glen Grant 20 Year Old....$129.99
ABV: 55.1%
Bottles produced: 208
Distilled: March 1995
Bottled: October 2015
Bourbon finish

1995 Chieftains Dailuaine 30 Year Old....$199.99
ABV: 55.2%
Bottles produced: 214
Distilled: November 1983
Bottled: March 2014

1996 Chieftains Braeval 19 Year Old....$99.99
ABV: 46%
Bottles produced: 248
Distilled: July 1996
Bottled: October 2015
Red Wine Finish