Saturday, November 25, 2017

Highland Park Full Volume Single Malt Scotch

Highland Park Full Volume Single Malt Scotch....$89.99
Distilled 1999
Bottled 2017
ABV 47.2%

For musicians, amps and equalisers maintain critical balance at high volume by fine-tuning musical frequencies – at Highland Park, our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, does a similar job.

FULL VOLUME was created using 100% ex-bourbon casks rather than our traditional sherry-seasoned ones. During 1999, a combination of 481 casks – 200 litre barrels and 250 litre hogsheads – were filled at strengths of between 63.6% and 63.7%. The whisky was filtered at just over 4oC and delivers flavours of creamy vanilla and sweet citrus fruits from the bourbon casks, balanced by Highland Park’s characteristic aromatic smokiness.

2012 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc -- RARE STUFF!!

One of the most incredible white wines produced!
2012 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc....$598 / bottle net
This blend of 84% Semillon and 16% Sauvignon Blanc is from the vineyard that used to be known as Laville Haut-Brion. Bursting with aromas of candle wax, honeyed tangerines, exotic melon and lychee nut-like notes, it exhibits terrific minerality along with a full-bodied mouthfeel, exceptional concentration, great acids and a long finish that lasts 40+ seconds. This killer dry white wine should drink well for 30-40+ years.
Rated 96-98+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting. The 2012 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a very intense Sauvignon Blanc nose offering gooseberry, kiwi fruit and smoky scents, although it does not seem to possess the complexity of the Malartic-Lagravière Blanc. The palate is balanced with a smooth entry, quite phenolic compared to its peers with a waxy, almost honeyed finish that feels creamy and yet needs to muster more complexity. I suspect this is just entering a dumb phase (just like Laville Haut-Brion had a habit of doing!). Like the Haut-Brion, my mark reflects the fact that this wine has closed down since bottling, but it will warrant a far higher score in line with its barrel showing after 10-15 years. Tasted January 2016.
Rated 94/100 Neal Martin now with Vinous Media

This is very clear and precise with limes, lemons and sliced pineapple. Full body, tangy fruit and a dense, caressing, textured finish. Racy. Needs three to four years to soften.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling


Chandon Brut Classic Sparkling Wine

Chandon Brut Classic Sparkling Wine...$13.99
Plus case price available!

Compare to $14.59 at Total Wine and More in MO
Brut Classic consistently expresses our signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish.

Shop Local. Shop Clayton

Shop Local. Shop Clayton 
November 25 from 11am-3pm
....and hopefully all the time!!   :)

Stop by Forysth in Clayon and pick up your card or get your card stamped!
You need 6 stamps to qualify for the gift basket give away!

We will have wine, beer, cheese and spirits open today for tasting from 11am-3pm

Plus taste some local beer!
at 11:30 we will open 
Side Project Biere du Pays and ***
Side Project / Mikkeller Spontan Fermier  ***
*** we have 1 bottle to open to taste until it is gone, none for sale

Plus we will taste- 
4 Hands Gingerbread Chocolate Milk Stout
4 Hands Blackberry Chocolate Milk Stout
4 Hands Tiki Chocolate Milk Stout

Friday, November 24, 2017

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered...$15.99 / 6pk

Limited - 

Stout time of the Year!

Stout time of the year -- two classics!

Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel...$4.49 / 11.2oz
Rated 100/100 RateBeer
"If you love really good coffee and really good beer equally, you will be thrilled with Péché Mortel. If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, and caffeine makes you bounce off the ceiling, then just put the bottle down and find something else to drink. This beer is all about coffee. Indeed, you may have seen ‘coffee stouts’ before, but no brewer has ever married coffee and beer so naturally and seamlessly.
And this isn’t just any stout, but an imperial stout, which means that it is modeled on the strong, rich, and very complex stouts that were made in England in the 19th and early 20th centuries exclusively for shipment to Russia, where they were a special favorite at the court of the Czars.
A warning: Between the caffeine buzz, and the 9% alcohol by volume of this singular brew, you may find yourself a little disoriented. What is this, a morning pick-me-up and a drowsy night-cap, all in the same bottle? It’s just too much pleasure all at once, and that’s why the brewers named it Péché Mortel, which is French for 'Mortal Sin.' Unfortunately, we can’t say that it’s good for you. In fact, it’s a sure thing you’re going to Hell for this . . ." -- brewery

Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite...$4.49 / 11.2oz

Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.
Rated 100/100

Thursday, November 23, 2017

BCS - 2017 Release!

Was able to get Variant email out today. 
All BCS email sent out -- please check your email.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2017

We are going through the BRC - BREWard this year as promised.

A heavy portion will be based on your Goose Island purchases starting from January 1st, 2017 until Wednesday November 22 stopping at 7pm.  

Will do my best to get BRC emails out well before 9am on Black Friday so you know what you have before you go racing around town looking for it.

BCS through BRC.  Here is what we will be offering this year.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Schlalfy IBEX CELLAR Scottish Ale

In stock now at Forsyth and New Ballas
Schlalfy IBEX CELLAR Scottish Ale...$15.99 / 4pk
sold as singles also

The Arran Robert Burns Single Malt

The Arran Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch...$31.99
An official Arran Single Malt, endorsed by The World Robert Burns Federation.  This light aromatic Single Malt is ideal for drinking prior to or during a meal. Very fresh with no artificial colouring, this beautifully packaged malt is made for easy drinking.  A very versatile dram, this whisky can be enjoyed alone, with water or ice, or even in a long drink.

Super Values - Las Valles

Great Spanish Values! New Vintages

2016 Las Valles Viura / Chardonnay...$7.99

This Viura-Chardonnay blend displays aromas of green apple, citrus and vanilla. The palate is juicy, citric and clean, with tangerine, lemon peel and white grapefruit flavors. This is an ideal quaffing wine.
Las Valles (translates to “The Valleys”) is produced by Bodegas Virgen del Águila, a modern, progressive cooperative near the town of Paniza. The bodega offers a wealth of vines (nearly 5,500 acres!) planted in prime terroir (more than 2,500 ft above sea level!) nestled against the Iberico mountain range.   Offers aromas of citrus fruit, pineapple and wild flowers. Dry and extremely refreshing on the palate. Ideal as an aperitif, or paired with salads or delicately-flavored seafood or white meat dishes.   

2016 Las Valles Red....$7.99
Tempranillo - Garnacha - Syrah
This smooth, well-balanced red blend offers aromas of blackberries, blueberries and cassis, with intense fruit on the palate and a slightly peppery finish. Enjoy on its own, or paired with mild cheeses, simple pizza, pasta or red/white meat dishes, and more.   The red is unoaked and can even be chilled down for 20 minutes in the refrigerator of a great patio red this Summer.  This is a great all purpose red wine.  

Abita new releases

In stock now at Forsyth

Abita Horchata Turbodog....$4.49 / 22oz
Horchata Turbodog is based on one of Abita’s most popular brews, with a definite Latin twist. This robust dark ale is brewed with pale, caramel and chocolate malts, then fresh cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans are added during aging giving it a traditional horchata flavor. This gives the brew a rich body, dark color and deep flavors of chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and vanilla.

Abita Bourbon Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Pecan...$8.49 / 22oz
Bourbon Street Maple Pecan is a nut brown ale that is aged in Bourbon barrels. Our Maple Pecan is brewed with a combination of pale, munich, biscuit, and caramel malts. Roasted pecans are also added to the brew for a nutty flavor and aroma. We add maple syrup in the brewhouse as well to give the beer a sweet flavor and full body. After fermentation and aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is brown ale that blends the light flavors of nuts, maple syrup, and baking bread from the beer with the warming flavors of wood and vanilla from the bourbon barrels.

Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop Pack

Limited - just at Forsyth, in store first come
Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop Pack...$19.99 / 12pk

  • Fresh Hop IPA
  • Fresh Hop Double IPA
  • Fresh Hop Session IPA
  • Fresh Hop Celebration IPA

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New Hauller Alsation wines

On sale for Thanksgiving!

2015 Louis Hauller Edelzwicker...$9.98 / Liter (screwcap)
Was $15.99
Master Coopers in Alsace for 5 generations, the Hauller family began growing wine in the early 20th century, and presently farms 25 acres in the Bas-Rhin on the slopes of Dambach-La-Ville, Blienschwiller, Epfig, and Itterswiller. The estate and winery are currently managed by Louis Hauller and his grandson Claude.  Manual harvest. Sourced from granite-based terroirs.Vines average 15 years in age.
Tasting Notes:  Blend of grapes from Alsace.  Bone dry. Offers a primary nose of fresh fruit, with delicate citrus, apple, and floral notes. Rich and round, but well balanced and very refreshing.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif or with fish/shellfish.

2015 Louis Hauller Pinot Blanc...$9.98 / Liter (screwcap)
Was $15.99
100% Pinot Blanc
Manual harvest. Sourced from granite-based terroirs.Vines average 20+ years in age.
Bone dry. Offers a primary nose of fresh white and yellow fruit, with hints of white flowers. Round, yet crisp and wellbalanced.
Serve With:  Excellent with simple white meat and fish dishes, as well as egg (omelets, quiche) and cheese (Gruyere) based preparations.

Mark Twain Rambler's Red

Mark Twain Rambler's Red...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Our American Red Ale is a bit sweet, with a lightly hopped, tea-like flavor, and an even, round body. It exhibits a pleasant, toasted malt character with hints of milk chocolate and a somewhat dry finish. Easy drinking and delicious, Rambler’s is one of our most popular beers.

Just a few bottles of this one left

Mark Twain Hocuscadabra Barrel Aged....$17.99 / 750ml

"Hocuscadabra" - Saison brewed with Peaches and aged in Chardonnay Barrels.

New beers from Marz Brewing

Marz Brewing Boogie Nights....$11.99 / pint
Doublle Black Wheat Ale
A seasonal Jungle Boogie variant for fall and spring featuring the tea you love, more and different hops than Jungle Boogie, and some debittered dark wheat for a little roast flavor and color. Similar to a west coast black IPA.

Marz Brewing Lost Lake Exotica Ale....$10.99 / pint
Exotica Ale is our first collaboration with Paul McGee of Lost Lake. This malt focused, medium bodied, Maibock style ale is backed with a noble hop spice that compliments the flavors and dry finish of rums from various locales.

Marz Brewing Piranhanas #2 with Pineapple...$10.99 / pint
A Marz and Paul McGee collab, Piranhanas is fermented at high temps with a yeast blend that produces an array of tropical fruit flavors and dries out the beer, emphasizing the fermentation and hop flavors.

Monday, November 20, 2017

2nd Shift / 4 Hands Pinya Breeze East Coast Style IPA

New !

2nd Shift / 4 Hands 
Pinya Breeze East Coast Style IPA...$11.99 / 4pk cans

We got very small amount - just first come at Forsyth while it lasts


Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mudcake

Back in stock 

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mudcake...$16.99 / 4pk 12oz cans 
When I was 12 I dreamed of becoming a pastry chef. Call this a creative outlet.
Thick, rich and excessively decadent, this beer aims to bring back childhood memories. Brewed with aromas.
Imperial Stout

11 % by vol.

2nd Shift Artie

More in stock

2nd Shift Artie...$18.99 / 750ml
Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

Brewed with a blend of two different yeasts, aged 6 months in a neutral oak barrel with a funky Brett. Soft, complex, beautiful and exotic.

2nd Shift

Back in stock! CANS -  now online

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$11.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.
67 IBU

2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
4.9% ABV
We like drinking, but big beers can be overwhelming. We made Little Big Hop to provide a punch of hop aroma and flavor without killing your taste buds. This beer is stupid good -- Steve Crider

2nd Shift Brewing Hibiscus Wit...$8.99 4pk 16oz Cans
Belgian Wit Bier
Heres what I've been goofin around with for a while. I love belgian wits on hot summer days (or freezin your butt off days). Anyway I took a witbier and threw in a bunch of hibiscus flowers to make it even better. Tart and refreshing, with a hint of fart.

Rare Whiskey and Beer!

In stock at all four locations!

No reservations, no phone calls, no emails.....
Come and get it!
Get something special for Thanksgiving!

You can choose one Whiskey - based on what is left

  • Weller Antique 107
  • Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
  • Pikesville Rye
  • 1792 High Rye

You can choose one beer - based on what is left

  • Cantillon Rose de Gamrinus
  • Tilquin Gueuze 375ml and 750ml
  • Tilquin Stout Rullquin
1 per household, please do  not try to run to multiple stores, we try ti be fair and spread it around.

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout Variant Set

Great supply - no limit!

4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout Variant Set...$19.99 each
Includes 1 mason jar glass
one of each of these beers --
  • 4 Hands Gingerbread Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Blackberry Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Tiki Chocolate Milk Stout