Saturday, February 24, 2018

Great 2015 Dugat Py

2015 Dugat Py Gevrey Chambertin V.V....$149.99
Vineyard Profile
Total Size: 314 ha (778 acres) village vineyards
Various plots from the village of Gevery-Chambertin.
The geology is Clay-limestone.

The vines in their plots are 30-50+ years old.
Annual production is 250-300 cases
The vines have only been treated with organic preparations since 2003.

The wine sees 16 to 18 months ageing in oak casks, 100% new.
Bottled non-filtered.
Winemaker's Notes
Wine for laying down, but can be appreciated when young after carafing for several hours before serving.
Vine age – planted 1965 – 1985.
Aged in 100% new oak casks.
Aged for 16-18 months.
Bottled unfiltered.

Thomas Morey 1er Cru Santenay Grand Clos Rousseau

2012 Thomas Morey 1er Cru Santenay Grand Clos Rousseau...$44.99
Santenay 1er cru Grand Clos Rousseau"Grand Clos Rousseau" an enclave of the "Clos Rousseau" appellation is the most southerly of Santenay's 1er crus and lies next door to the Maranges vineyards. It most probably derives its names from a former proprietor named - or nicknamed - Roussot ("Carrot-top").

Our family's plot covers 0.41 ha, purchased in 1978 and growing vines planted in 1974.

This fine parcel of vines lies on a gentle, even slope at a height of 250-280 metres and enjoys excellent insolation. The brown clay-limestone soil is quite light and stony - ideal for vine-growing.

Year after year, the harvest from this plot has been of exceptional quality- shot berries with concentrated sugars and aromatic components. The wine is always well-rounded. The colour is brilliant and dark, almost black. Its aromas are of violets, gooseberry, black cherry and stewed fruit, reflected in a complex palate with a smooth, intense and well-built attack. In the mouth, dense and concentrated notes of ripe fruit are highly present in the finish, suggesting a similarity to the wines of the Côte de Nuits. This wine will delight the palate of discerning drinkers after a few years of careful laying-down.

American Born Bourbon Whiskey

American Born Bourbon Whiskey....$19.99
41.5% ABV
A proprietary blend of corn and rye grains provides an authentic old world flavor.  Never chill filtered.  Our authentic process embraces the character and leaves the finished product and flavor "as is".  Smooth and balanced with hints of vanilla and oak that finish with a light rye spice.

Polish Cider

Milosawski Perry Sweet Pear Cider...$3.69 / pint
Polish Cider
Perry, also referred to as pear cider, is a traditional Polish beverage made from fermented pear juice. The semi-sweet Perry Miloslawski has an exceptionally mild flavor which comes from local pears ripening in Polish orchards. The cider is light, sweet and sour, pleasantly effervescent and has a captivating aroma.

Made entirely from natural ingredients. Semi-effervescent pear cider, pasteurized, naturally fermented.

Milosawski Cydr Semi Sweet Cider...$3.69 / pint
Polish CiderCydr Miłosławski is a combination of several carefully selected varieties of apples cultivated in Poland. The drink’s magnificent golden hue is easy on the eye while its aroma is a reminder of apples ripening in the sun.
It is a light, nicely carbonated beverage with a fruity, harmonious flavour with a palpable sour note counter-balanced with a sweet one.
Made entirely from natural ingredients. Semi-effervescent cider, pasteurised, naturally fermented.

Leopold Raffin Coganc XO Meursault Finish

Leopold Raffin started making cognac in 1889, but it is unfortunate that we have heard that they have gone bankrupt and are no longer producing. We have some left of this amazing Cognac.

Leopold Raffin Coganc XO Meursault Finish....$79.99
Was $129.99 - we bought the last 15 bottles on closeout.  No longer being made.
Bottled in 2015
A blend of 30 cognacs from the finest crus comprise the fabric of our XO. It spends at least a decade in Limousine oak and is marked by a bouquet of caramelized peach, toasted almonds and candied fruit with spices, vanilla, chocolate and baked apple showing on the palate. Our XO then spends a final 6 months in a Meursault cask a vessel that has aged sweet Meursault wines produced from the Chardonnay Beaune Subregion of the Burgundy area. This second wood finish adds rich spicy flavours, toasted almonds, layers with a richness of creamy toffee notes and traces of oak and depp vanilla.

Friday, February 23, 2018

TWCP exclusive Barrel Age Beer updates

Barrel Aged Beer Updates - we have a lot of barrels scheduled to hit this year. Some amazing Barrel Aged imperial stouts from some amazing local breweries

Narrow Gauge Barrel Aged Beer Update: we have three barrels of stout that have been in barrel since January of 2017, still ageing comfortably.  Jeff says they are coming along nicely, but still will be awhile before release.

Logboat Brewing Barrel Aged Beer Update: A few barrels if Imperial Stout that have been in barrel about 9 months. They feel they are ready to be released in the next few months. The plan right now is to bottle them as separate beers. But that could change if they decide to blend the barrels into one beer. 

Perennial Barrel Aged Maman Imperial Stout - TWCP Edition - Going to be a two barrel blend (Four Roses and Wild Turkey) that has been aging for an amazing 28 months! "They took awhile to come around (28 months!), but I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait." - Phil Wymore, owner and headbrewer of Perennial. Very exciting though as they are working on the labels now.    It is ready to be bottled!!   This will go through the BRC - at least partially based on Perennial support.

Six Mile Bridge Brewing - we have a number of barrels ageing there right now. Too soon to announce what is going on yet.

Side Project Updates!

Exciting news!  
Thank you so much to Cory and Karen King!

Side Project Merci #4

Blending Session with Cory King at Side Project!!

Amazing chance to taste Side Project beers from the BARREL and help to decide the next Merci blend!  Really a very special treat!   We are honored to be able to get this beer and help do the blend under the guidance of Cory.   We did this last year and it was a great experience.

Sometime in June we will be doing a blending session at Side Project for the new batch of Merci with Cory King!

Cory has graciously allowed us to bring 10 of our customers with us to taste from barrel at Side Project.

The blending session will be in June sometime - date to be announced.

So the top 10 BRC customers based on beer purchases will be invited to the event.  If they cannot attend, we will go down the list until we have 10 people.  
It will be based from January 1, 2018  through probably about mid May to give us time to invite people and have them save the date.

Update - D8 is still coming.  Be patient, will announce when we have a date.    It will be super limited - we are getting about 48 bottles only. 
This one will go based on beer support from the last 6 months before the release date.   
Here is the rough plan - 

  • Top 35 beer supporters will be allocated a bottle.
  • Then 10 bottles will go via weighted raffle to the top 100 (those that did not already get a bottle - so 36-100 will have have a chance also to purchase a bottle.).   Whatever #100 spent in the last 6 months that amount will count as 1 raffle ticket and each person from 100-36 will get as many raffle tickets based on their purchases.
  • Will save 3 for something later, not sure what yet. 

Side Project D8
Derivation is our series of Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts in which we brew several recipes, age them in a variety of barrels and blend them before bottling to add depth and structure to this massive style of beer.

Blend: #8 | ABV: 15%

Blend #8 is a select blend of barrel-aged stouts that were aged for 1 to 3 years before being blended and infused with coffee, coconut and vanilla.

Komes Baltic Porter

Komes Baltic Porter....$3.99 / pint
Komes Porter is a full-bodied Polish Baltic porter with a substantial roasted malt character, offering a perfectly smooth, rounded finish. It has majestic black color and great creamy head. Flavor of roasted malts is well balanced with espresso and chocolate hints.
Its complex, unique flavor and aroma will cater to the most sophisticated tastes. The taste changes over time: from freshly burned to more complex and dry.
2013 Bronze Award winner at the World Beer Cup.

Medley and Old Medley

We are told both of these will no longer be available - we bought everything left in town!

Old Medley 12 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon...$49.99
Medley's 10 Year Old Private Stock Bourbon...$48.99
(next lowest price online on the 10year is $52.99)
The contents of this bottles is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey distilled from cereal grain.  Originally launched by George Medley in 1873, this brand was out of production for decades before being discovered and re-launched by Master Distiller, Charles Medley and his son Sam Medley.  Their skill, rich experience and proven tradition for generations has produced this truly fine, high grade product.

Altovinum Evodia -- Great Value!

Another amazing wine and incredible value from our good friends at European Cellars

2016 Altovinum Evodia....$10.99
Another project between Eric Solomon and the Roussillon’s Jean-Marc Lafage, the 2016 Evodia comes from higher elevation vineyards and is mostly Garnacha (there’s 5% Syrah) aged in a mix of tank and demi-muids. This deep ruby/purple colored is a gorgeous, naked expression of Grenache that just knocks it out of the park. Blackberries, blueberries, pepper, licorice and hints of asphalt all emerge from this plump, sexy, opulent, and shockingly concentrated wine that has incredible charm and character. It’s the best 10-dollar bottle of wine I've tasted in years.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Silly Scotch Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

Just a little left of these

1 bottle left
Silly Scotch Barrel Aged Scotch Ale...$13.99 / 750ml
ABV:   9.50%
Each year brasserie de silly takes their famous scotch silly brand and ages it in a different style barrel. 2017 rediscovers its roots featuring Scotch Silly aged in Scotch barrels imported from Scotland. This deep dark colored scotch ale is a perfect blend of caramelized malt and candied sugar from the mother beer. The flavor coming from the scotch barrel produces a brew that explodes with flavor.

Aged in Nuits St. Georges Barrels
3 bottles left
Silly Burgundy Barrel Aged Scotch Ale....$13.99 / 750ml

Limited Edition
ABV: 9.50%
Each year Brasserie de Silly takes their famous Scotch Silly brand and ages it in a different style barrel. 2016 features Scotch Silly aged in Burgundy Barrels from the Nuits-Saint-George region of France . This deep dark colored scotch ale is a perfect blend of caramelized malt and candied sugar from the mother beer with the flavor coming from the Burgundy barrel to produce a brew that explodes with flavor.

Brasserie de Silly Scotch Ale 2014 Barrel Aged in Cognac Barrels...$13.99 / 750ml
ABV:  11.00%

Each year Brasserie de Silly takes their famous Scotch Silly brand and ages it in a different style barrel.  This year features Cognac Barrel Aged Scotch Silly. 

Perennial Sump Coffee Stout

Sump Coffee Stout

Perennial Sump Coffee Stout..$18.99
Sump combines an imperial stout of substantial weight with bright and delicate Colombian Los Pinos coffee selected and roasted especially for us by Sump Coffee, located in south St. Louis city. Aromas of coffee, salted caramel, and a hint of cedar meld with roasted barley, cocoa, and vanilla. On the palate the vanilla is more prominent, rounding out the beer's heavy roast and chocolate character. It's thick and lush with a long finish and lingering warmth.
This is a 10% ABV stout that uses the same base beer as Abraxas.

Clos Erasmus 2015 has arrived!

Clos Erasmus does it again, another perfect 100! 

We purchased 21 bottles initially and only 9 bottles left!
2015 Clos Erasmus Priorat $164.98

The 2015 Clos Erasmus has a similar level of purity to the 2013, yet is a riper, sexier wine that has an incredible voluptuousness and depth on the palate that’s hard to believe. Kirsch, blackberries, cassis, graphite, liquid rock, dusty earth, and violet characteristics all emerge from this sensational, full-bodied, expansive Priorat that has sweet tannin and a huge finish. While it’s a very different wine than the 2013, it’s just as perfect. The 2015 is 75% Garnacha and 25% Syrah, aged 20 months in 40% new French Taransaud barrels, with 5% in clay amphorae. There are roughly 250 cases produced and it’s a heavenly, singular wine to drink over the coming 15-20+ years. Hats off to winemaker Daphne Glorian!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Look at how many times it has scored over 97 points since 2000!
Perfection 3 times!!
  • 2014 - 97/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2013 - 100/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2012 - 98/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2010 - 97/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2008 - 99/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2007 - 98/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2006 - 97/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2005 - 100/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2004 - 100/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2003 - 99/100 Wine Advocate
  • 2001 - 98/100 Wine Advocate

Buffalo Trace Bourbon CREAM Liqueur

Back in stock! Limited 

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur...$22.99
Bourbon Cream is handcrafted using Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, making it a perfect marriage of rich delicious cream and smooth Kentucky bourbon.  You can enjoy it chilled, on the rocks, or pour it in a cup of coffee for an indulgent after dinner treat. 

Try the Buffalo Float- “the adult root beer float.”
Buffalo Float – The grown up Root Beer Float!
2 oz Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream
4 oz root beer

Combine in glass and serve.
For extra richness, pour over 1 scoop vanilla ice-cream.

This liqueur is rich and sweet. The smooth taste of Buffalo Trace Bourbon compliments the creamy vanilla flavor.

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch No. 4

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch No. 4....$51.99
Uncut Limited Edition
61.7% ABV
•Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon is non chill-filtered and no water is added to dilute to a bottling proof
•This will be an ongoing limited release bottled at Stitzel-Weller with ~1 production/year

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Big Sky Griz Mountain Lager

Big Sky Griz Mountain Lager...$8.99 / 6pk cans
Celebrating 125 years for the university of montana. A crisp refreshing lager made by big sky brewing company. Help support higher education in montana, drink griz lager.

Big Sky Shake A Day Limited IPA

Big Sky Shake A Day IPA...$8.99 / 6pk CANS
In Montana, we have a pastime bar game called shake-a-day. Each day at your favorite watering hole, you get one opportunity to throw fifty cents into a pot with hopes of rolling five of a kind and winning a pocket full of cash! This favorable risk to reward is our inspiration for brewing this aggressive, american style IPA. Brewed with pacific NW and Australian hop varieties, bright aromas and resinous pine dominate the palate. The clean, well-attenuated finish has enough body to leave you wanting another roll of the dice.

Dogfish Head Lupu Luau IPA

Dogfish Head Lupu Luau IPA...$11.99 / 6pk cans
also sold as single cans at ForsythThe story of Lupu-Luau began when Sam was hanging outside with coworkers during an overly-sunny day. One present coworker in particular was lacking heavily in the melanin department, to put it lightly. A friendly joke about a total tan aversion led to this legendary comment, “You can say it, Sam, I’m pale as f**k.” The brewer in Sam thought that would make a cool name for a super pale beer. From there the wheels started turning and the iterative R&D process began.

Sam set out to make a hazy, overly pale, beer but the test batches weren’t quite there yet. However, during that process, he found out how great coconuts work in an IPA and decided that the new goal was to make an IPA using as much coconut as possible. We started with a combination of Pils malt with flaked barley, rolled oats, and malted and raw wheat to get it all hazy. Then we introduced coconuts three ways by adding toasted coconut, dehydrated coconut water and an experimental hop variety that provides a unique coconut & woody aroma.

The result? A lupulin-loaded, coconut-centric ale. Our Lupu-Luau IPA!

Bells Brewing Lager of the Lakes

Bells Brewing Lager of the Lakes....$9.49 / 6pk Cans
(also available as single cans at Forsyth)
Following in the tradition of Czech Pilsners by offering a combination of firm malt and herbal hop bitterness, Bell’s Lager of the Lakes is as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes.
Alcohol By Volume:  5.00%

Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Selection

These two are getting bottled first!

Cask Strength (Late March)

100 proof (Late March)

Cask Strength arriving late April

Got to taste 12 different barrels

My signature on the three barrels I chose

Four Roses Single Barrel Cask Strength OBSQ  9 years 11 months
Four Roses Single Barrel Cask Strength OBSV 11 years 1 month
ABV will be determined at bottling.  Age could vary a little based on when it gets bottled

Also chose
Four Roses Single Barrel 100 proof OBSV 7 years 5 months

Watch for the barrels to arrive in the next few months!

Rock Hill Beer Selection

Rock Hill received a new beer cooler and has it re-set now!

They are also starting to increase their single selection also!