Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year - thanks for a great 35th Anniversary Year!
Looking forward to many more years to come!

We survive on word of mouth from our regular customers and we appreciate it.  People are always surprised on their first visit how great our prices really are compared to others.  Please shop and compare with the big chains and you will be surprised that they advertise low prices but we beat them on many.   It is easy, check online.  

Holiday Hours
Monday – Saturday --- 9 am - 7 pm

Stock up - we are closed 3 days in a row coming up!

Closed today!  
Sunday - New Year’s Eve
Monday - New Year’s Day
Tuesday - Jan 2nd, 2018 (inventory)

Back to normal Wednesday 9am-7pm

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Old Bakery Single Source Coffee Lager

Old Bakery Single Source Coffee Lager...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Coffee, meet lager. We brewed a roasty black lager, then we added a bunch of cold brew coffee from Kaldi's in St. Louis.
4.7% ABV

Stillwater Hopvinebling Berliner Weisse

Stillwater Hopvinebling Berliner Weisse...$13.99 / 4pk cans
Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse with Sauvignon Blanc Grapes
5% ABV
Ever since I left the city to collab with Hudson Valley Brewery, you got a reputation for yourself now.

Grand Mayan Triple Distilled Silver Tequila

Grand Mayan Triple Distilled Silver Tequila...$58.99
Grand Mayan 3D Silver tequila is the perfect white spirit, during its production is distilled slow 3 times. This light, crystal clear tequila with fresh agave aromas and hints of citrus is a favorite of tequila connoisseurs worldwide, and mixes flawlessly into most any cocktail.

Tequila Grand Mayan 3D silver is made with best agave plant and sold in beautiful hand-made decanters created by Mexican Artists, is part of our ancient history and a symbol of our deepest traditions.

Spey Chariman's Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Spey Chariman's Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$94.99
It was on Christmas Day in 1787 that John Harvey (acting in his capacity as Chairman of the company) personally selected the whisky to be used only by family. John Harvey called this exclusive and secret family whisky, SPEY “Chairman’s Choice”
Current Chairman John McDonough (snr.) now oversees a limited Global allocation of Chairman’s choice, to enable friends and families to share this rare gift and wonderful heritage.
ABV 40%
Hue : Rich and full amber colour
Aroma :  Refreshing flower and fruit fragrance, hint of vanilla
Taste :  Unique dried fruit with a soft, nutty flavor and a creamy finish
Aftertaste :  Mild spice, soft dried fruit with a woody sweetness

Old Bones 11 Year Reserve Bourbon

Backbone Old Bones 11 Year Reserve Bourbon...$109.99
11 Year Old
Batch No. 4
106.8 proof

Info from last year's 10 year old release....
A lot has happened in ten years since this bourbon was distilled.  We've faced good times and bad, exuberance and strife, all of us -- living our lives.  And all the while, this bourbon patiently waited, aging in an American oak Barrel.   And now, the wait is over.  High Rye and high proof,  Old Bones is a beautifully balanced, full-flavored bourbon.  Enjoy it and reflect, and may the next ten years taste as complex.

La Trappe Ora et Labora

La Trappe Ora et Labora...$3.49 / 11.2oz CAN
7.5% Double Bock

La Trappe Collab with Brunswick Bierworks
North America (December 5, 2017) – Trappist Brewery Koningshoeven, better known as La Trappe, has produced its first ever collaboration beer Ora et Labora with Brunswick Bierworks. The beer was produced in Toronto as the first of the Brunswick Bierworks Handshake Brews series.

Ora et Labora translates as “Pray and Work”, which is the creed of the Trappist Monks. The beer is a stern 7.5% ABV “New World Double Bock” and was brewed by La Trappe’s brouwmeester Lodewijk Swinkels alongside Brunswick Bierworks master brewer Christian Riemerschmid von der Heide.

The collaboration weaves traditional krausen fermentation with a mighty maltbill and a unique blend of Opal, Loral, Mandarina Bavaria and Ontario Newport hops sourced from the Americas and Europe; bridging the two worlds of brewing. The recipe that Lodewijk and Christian have designed is “double bock” in strength. The ingredients and process with re-fermentation is like a wheat double bock – however the fermentation and yeast is like grand cru.

La Trappe is honored to donate proceeds from sales to the Kyotera project, its relief effort for the Kyotera Hospital in Uganda.

“The good cause of this collaboration brew is the Kyotera Hospital in Uganda,” says Anthony van Hecke –

Export Director for La Trappe. “They need financial help to fight against Aids. Especially women and children who are infected by HIV will benefit from this project. The health care in the district of Rakai needs more medical attention and their specialized team will welcome the proceeds of this collaboration brew to compete against AIDS/HIV in the outskirts of the hospital.”

Hecke continues, “One of the three major rules to be an Authentic Trappist Brewery is to support those in need through financial assistance. We hope this collaboration beer heightens awareness of the important role our Monks fulfill in the community and around the world.”

Majeste Cognac

Similar to our approach to our single malt scotches, we acquire our cognacs on a barrel-by-barrel basis, seeking out only the best lots of cognac we can find. The results are incredibly rich and dynamic flavors.
Our VSOP, is one of the highest rated Cognacs in Wine Enthusiast and they boast about bold notes of butterscotch, caramel and pepper. It is ideal for a post dinner glass, served neat. 

Majeste VSOP Cognac....$39.99
Rich, sweet and luscious overall, this delicious, dessert-worthy sipper leads with bold, buttery caramel and milk chocolate, before drying out to a darker toffee, espresso, cocoa and clove finish that fades gently. Packaged in an unusual rectangular bottle.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Majeste XO Cognac....$99.99
Majeste XO is aged in Limousin oak casks for over 10 years, while minimum XO aging is only 6 years. Majeste XO’s additional time in the barrel bring out its round, sweet flavors.


In stock now at Forsyth, Ballwin and New Ballas.
Ask at the register.

No reservations, first come - 
2 bottles per person

Dragon’s Milk Reserve Salted Caramel is the ultimate liquid indulgence. Smooth and creamy with notes of sweet vanilla and caramel sugar.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Pickle Flavored Vodka!

Double Gold and Silver Medal Winning Vodka!

Back in stock --- at Rock Hill right now.  Should hit the other stores soon.
By far our best selling Vodka now!
Try it in your next Bloody Mary!
Chilled Dills Pickle Flavored Vodka...$19.99 / 750ml
We have combined the amazing taste of the finest pickles and their juice with a U.S. made, ultra-premium vodka. Combining the two, we have created a delicious, flavored vodka with a hint of dill pickle; very smooth and refreshing.

We start where many leave off. After our vodka has been distilled 6 times we start our flavor infusion process. This is a patented one of a kind technology that not only infuses our all natural flavor on a molecular level to prevent “falling apart” in mixed or iced drinks it also utilizes ultrasonic waves to create chemical compounds that we can then filter out. The result is a cleaner, more pure spirit than can be created with traditional distilling practices. In fact, a College of Charleston Analysis found our vodka to be up to 70% more pure than two of our “top shelf” competitors that are sold at a much higher price point.

Whether mixing it in a bloody mary, a pickle tini, on the rocks, or with your own drink creations we know you will enjoy the unique, full-flavor of Chilled Dills™ Pickle Flavored Vodka. Check out our inspiring recipes here

2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Silver Medal

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the biggest and most prestigious international competition in the United States. There were 1467 Spirits that competed from 64 countries and 41 states. This being the 14th year of competition, Chilled Dills is honored to have received the Silver Medal in the Flavored Vodka category!

2013 The Fifty Best Flavored Vodka: Double Gold Medal Winner rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again shined its spotlight on flavored vodka. recently hosted a Flavored Vodka Tasting, where 53 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Flavored Vodka” awards for 2013. is very pleased to announce that Chilled Dills Vodka was awarded a Double Gold medal in the “Spice & Misc” category!

Defiance Brewery - -

Defiance Fuzzy Knuckles..$11.99 / 4pk
Imperial stout with cocoa nibs and coffee
Rich roasty malts, earthy english hops, sumatran coffee, and nutty cocoa nibs blend harmoniously to create this approachable full-bodied beast we call fuzzy knuckles. Think woolly mammoths, and bob vila, and that barista that makes the best lattes.
Abv 10%     ibu 55

Defiance Gutch English Mild...$8.99 / 6pk
Gutch is an american twist on the mild english ale. This deep red amber ale is highlighted by notes of hazelnut, bittersweet chocolate and toffee. Our blend of foreign and domestic hops bring the malt character forward leaving behind subtle hints of citrus, and spice, and everything nice.
English style mild ale
Abv 5% ibu 13

Defiance Willy Nilly Golden Ale...$8.99
Easy going, easy drinking, an easy choice.  Willy nilly is a crisp and refreshing golden ale balanced to perfection by fruity hops, orange peel, and a hint of ginger. This sessionable ale is an idyllic gateway into the world of craft beer, and an excellent change of pace for even the hardest of hopheads. 
Golden ale 
Abv 5%     ibu 16

Defiance Twisted IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
New year-round IPA replacing Thrasher.

Walnut River - Kansas

Walnut River High Beam - American IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
A hoppy beer brewed exclusively with the Falconer’s Flight hop blend. Heavily influenced by the IPA’s of the Pacific northwest, this is the epitome of an American IPA. Floral, citrusy, aggressive, yet smooth and welcoming. A hop lovers paradise!
Ingredients: 2-Row, Wheat, Caramel 40 and Caramel 120 malts. Falconer’s Flight hops.

Walnut River Warbeard Irish Red...$8.99
There is a caramel and toffee-like sweetness when you first taste this beer, which slowly fades into a slight dryness in the finish. Holding it up to the light, deep ruby highlights emerge, revealing the origins of its name. This is a smooth, malt-focused beer that's almost too easy to drink. It makes you want to come back for more, and low enough in alcohol to allow it.

Ingredients: 2-Row, Caramel 40, Caramel 120 and Chocolate malts. Magnum hops for bittering.

Walnut River Coffee Porter - Robust Porter..$9.99 / 6pk
The Porter is a lighter Robust Porter. The beer itself is a roasty, coffee aroma. It has a Chocolaty, smooth taste with a tan head. The Coffee Porter has a medium sweet finish. Reverie Roasters makes a proprietary blend of coffee we brew in a fashion to cut down on acidity and bitterness before it is added to the blend.

Ingredients: We could tell you, but we’d have to kill you. Way too much paperwork involved in that.

1792 Bourbon Bottled in Bond

1792 Bourbon Bottled in Bond...$31.99
In stock at Forsyth now, no holds this time of year as we do not want to count it in inventory.  First come while it lasts.

Jefferson Chef's Collaboration Limited Edition Whiskey

Jefferson Chef's Collaboration Limited Edition Whiskey....$42.99
A Marriage of Bourbon and Rye
45% ABV

not much info out there yet on this one..

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Grower Champagne MAGNUMS!!!


Jean Laurent N.V. Brut Blanc de Noirs...$89.99 - MAGNUM
"The non-vintage Brut Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir) is a light to medium-bodied Champagne that spent four years on its lees. Very perfumed, offering tiny pinpoint, persistent bubbles, loads of fruit on the attack, and good mineral/chalky flavors with impressive penetration as well as persistence, it is a beautiful, fresh yet authoritatively flavored Champagne to drink over the next 7-8 years."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Jean Laurent N.V. Brut Rosé...$89.99 / MAGNUM
"Made from 100% Pinot Noir, the non-vintage Brut Rosé (which spent six years on its lees) is a dry, austere, long, medium to full-bodied rosé that screams "serious." Flavors of strawberries, wet stones, and tomato skins are found in this impressively endowed, structured, well-delineated effort. Consume it over the next 2-4 years."
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

2008 Taittinger Collection Sebastia Salgado Artist Bottle

We only received 1 bottle
2008 Taittinger Collection Sebastia Salgado Artist Bottle...$299.98
The Taittinger Collection Series was conceived in the late 1970s by Claude Taittinger. Long a patron of the arts, with a passionate interest in the modern schools of painting and sculpture, he perceived a natural alliance between the creation of the artist and the art of the great winemaker. Thus, in 1983, Champagne Taittinger introduced the first of its revolutionary Collection Series, uniting art and Champagne in the design of a special bottle with a laser-sealed sheath that visually expresses the artist’s concept of the magic of Champagne.

The Taittinger Collection Series bottles are released only in great vintages, from a selection of the year's finest cuvées. The wines are made from Chardonnay mainly from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs, and Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne vineyards. The fruit is pressed in the vineyards and the first pressing is transported to the winery for fermentation, followed by a second fermentation in the bottle. Aged for five or more years on the lees, the wine acquires complexity and the fine, pinpoint bubbles characteristic of its sparkle.

Ransom The Emerald 1865 American Whiskey

Very limited release
Ransom The Emerald 1865 American Whiskey...$79.99
Straight American Whiskey
Thanks to colorful folklore passed down through the generations, we know that the whiskies made in Ireland today little resemble their 19th century predecessors. Trouble was, there was none of the traditional whiskey left to taste in our quest to recreate the long lost gems of the Emerald Isle. Fortune gave us two good turns; a British excise agent who recorded an Irish mash bill in 1865, and our friend David Wondrich, who found said recipe poring over the microfiche annals of history and passed it along to us. With this mash bill as our guide, we set out to create our own interpretation of a traditional whiskey of Ireland. To call our version modern might be a stretch— We grow a percentage of the barley organically on our farm, our grains are milled, mashed and fermented in small batches at our distillery and farm in the emerald hills of Sheridan, Oregon, and we distill according to our senses in our handmade, direct-­‐fired alembic pot still. The Emerald matures in a mix of French and American oak for three years, and is hand bottled, capsuled, and labeled. The result is a highly aromatic spirit with the weight, richness, and complexity of its forebears.
Double Gold - 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Growler Board update

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

On sale now!
Lowest price online!
Midleton Barry Crockett LegacySingle Pot Still Irish Whiskey..$178.99
This is a single pot still whiskey with distintic pot still character while refined and poised on the finish. There is an elegant aroma of vanilla and toasted wood notes leading to a taste experience of light pepper carrying into fresh citrus. This whiskey is matured exclusively in American oak casks.

NOSE: Elegant aroma of vanilla and toasted oak complimented by a touch of lime, succulent green berries, pears and green sweet pepper.
TASTE: Light pepper carries onto fresh citrus, limes and mandarin orange sweetness. A hint of cinnamon with vanilla and oak reveals its years spent in American Oak.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hours
Open Today 9am-7pm
Closed Tomorrow - Christmas Eve
Monday – Saturday --- 9 am - 7 pm

Closed Sunday - Christmas Eve
Closed Monday - Christmas Day
Closed Sunday - New Year’s Eve
Closed Monday - New Year’s Day 
Closed Tuesday - Jan 2nd, 2018 (inventory)

Speaking of inventory.  Please get in to pick up your reserved items.   This time of year we need to clear out the reserve shelves to get ready for the end of the year inventory - the worst day of the year for a retailer :)  

Any reserved items not picked up 12/28 will go back to the shelf to give us a chance to sell it before the end of the year.  (let us know if you need an extension).  If you have something reserved and you know you do not want it already, please let us know so we can get back on the shelf.

Sparkling - Single Vineyard

From the makers of Bedrock
2013 Under The Wire Alder Springs Vineyard Chardonnay Sparkling Wine...$53.99
The 2013 Sparkling Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard was fermented with indigenous yeast, with malolactic blocked, and was disgorged with only one gram of dosage, so this is quite dry. Loads of creamy brioche, Red Delicious apple skin, Triscuit and some subtle, smoky orange and nectarine notes are all present in this medium-bodied sparkler with small, uniform bubbles and a zesty effervescence. There’s also an underlying minerality to it. This is impressive. Drink it over the next several years. These sparkling wines, which are absolutely delicious, are the brainchild of Morgan Twain-Peterson. You would think he has enough to do with his huge portfolio of Bedrock wines, but never a dull moment for this young visionary.

Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, December 22, 2017

Quinta de Lemos - from Dao, Portugal

2009 Quinta de Lemos Dao Dona Georgina...$49.99
The 2009 Dona Georgina is revisited for a checkup and it is nice to say it keeps improving. Big, full and fleshier than its 2008 predecessor reviewed in the past--both creatures of their vintages--this is one of the lusher and richer wines the winery has produced at its young age. Sexy but well balanced, this is the crowd-pleaser, but there is also good structure. It is aging well and should continue to do so for the next decade or more.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
A blend of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, both originally from the Dão region, this sophisticated, rich wine is firmly structured. The granite soils bring out a strong mineral texture that is balanced by opulent black fruits. This is a powerful wine, dense and still developing. Drink from 2016.
Rated 94/100 Wine Enthusiast

The masterpiece of Quinta de Lemos, Dona Georgina blends the best of two worlds - Touriga Nacional & Tinta Roriz. The most expressive of the QdL wines, the fruit and the finish are splendid with hints of game and leather to go with the violets the Touriga Nacional is recognized for.

With incredible aging potential, the texture is quite mineral, with ripe plums, candied orange and bergamot, resinous woods and spices. A long and concentrated finish wraps it all up in one beautiful present.
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Only 388 cases made

2005 Quinta de Lemos Dao Dona Santana...$26.99

Very fragrant,with sweet and appealing ripe fruit standing out, greedy and full in the mouth with wellmeasured tannins. Final aroma with sweet spices, making it an appealing and attractive wine.
60% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz and 20% Alfrocheiro, aged for 18 months in mostly used French oak.
Vine Age: 10 years 
These wines are obtained after fermentation at a controlled temperature in order to preserve all their aromatic elegance, in big wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks, for 20 days. The wine is made by malolactic fermentation in barrels of French oak and has a subsequent maturing period of 18 months in order to potentiate its structure and complexity.

2012 Beringer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

A beautiful wine from a great vintage that you can drink now!!
2012 Beringer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon...$35.99
A cabernet with balance and tannin backbone that gives it tension and focus. Full body, solid depth of fruit and a mushroom, spice and berry character. Clearly outstanding. Drink or hold.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

New Beers from Kansas

We got a couple of new beers from Kansas!

Assorted styles from
Walnut River Brewery
Defiance Brewery 

now in stock at Forsyth