Saturday, March 16, 2019

2015 Puydeval Red Blend

2015 Puydeval Red Blend...$14.99
Puydeval’s fabulous 2015 IGP Pays d’Oc Rouge (56% Cabernet Franc, 30% Syrah and 14% Merlot) is an Old World fruit bomb that has tons of cassis, black raspberry, spice and licorice in a fruit-forward, deliciously quaffable style. From low yields and raised in concrete tanks with oak staves, this plump, sexy Cabernet Franc has tons of appeal and is a terrific value.
Rated 90/100 Wine Advocate

2019 Founders KBS

In stock now at all 4 locations.

The 4pks are no longer online.  Each store has a few 4pks left though.

2019 Founders KBS....$19.99 / 4pk 12oz

2019 Founders KBS....$18.99 / 750ml

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.
ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 70

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne

What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne. Tiny production!

Joel Falmet is getting a new label.  Same great Champagne, but new label.  The distributor gave us a great price on the "old label" to move out before the new one arrives!  Stock up now!

Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$39.99

regular price...$49.99
Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay

Blood orange, red fruit and rhubarb on the floral- and spice-accented nose and on the palate. Taut and linear but fleshes out with air, showing very good intensity and finishing with lingering rose pastille and bitter cherry notes.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. Dosage for the rosé is 12 grams per liter (to be called Brut, a Champagne must have less than 15 grams per liter).

See the "RM" below on the Joel Falmet Rose label

Every Champagne label must have a 2 letter code on it. You will find it in very small print followed by some numbers. It is estimated that about 85% of the Champagne are labeled with "NM". Only about 10-15% of Champagne is Grower Champagne.

"RM" or Grower Champagne produces some of the most distinctive and finest Champagnes. There is a sense of "terroir" with these wines. The large Champagne houses buy grapes from all over Champagne to create their "house style" which has nothing to do with where the grapes came from. "RM" Champagnes are the production of a small family operation that takes pride in what they do and represents the land that the grapes are grown on.

Here are the main codes you will see
RM: Récoltant-Manipulant (maker) Known as "Grower Champagne. This is a producer that has control from start to finish. They grow their own grapes and make their own wine. All the grapes are grown on their own estate (they can purchase up to 5% to supplement if needed). These are usually small family producers that do not get a lot of publicity.

NM: Negociant Manipulant (maker) Most of the big Champagne houses fall into this category. This means they purchase grapes from other growers and make their own wine. The also use their own estate grapes in their production. This has been the way Champagne has been made for hundreds of years.

RC: Recoltant Cooperative. Similar to "RM" but they produce their Champagnes with the help of cooperatives. The grower sells his grapes to a cooperative to make the Champagne for them.

CM: Cooperative Manipulant: Basically a group of growers sell their grapes to a cooperative and the Champagne is made there and sold through the cooperative. Sometimes they sell it to the big Champagne houses as grape must or even finished Champagne.

Two more stunning Burgundies from 2016

Two more stunning Burgundies from 2016
2016 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee...$81.99
This is sleek, laced with cherry, strawberry, floral and spice flavors. There’s terrific intensity, balance and energy through the long finish. This should develop well.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2016 Louis Jadot Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru...$105.99
A deep well of black cherry, blackberry, spice, sandalwood and floral aromas and flavors are alluring in this suave red. Fresh and harmonious, in a youthfully exuberant way.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, March 15, 2019

On the Rocks The Old Fashioned

Pre-made Old Fashioned!
Pour over ice and enjoy!

On the Rocks The Old Fashioned...$10.99 / 375ml
70 proof

Staying true to the original recipe, we keep our Old Fashioned strong and simple using a generous pour of Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey, bitters, cane sugar, orange, cherry, and lemon zest.

On the Rocks Mai Tai....$10.99 
As the old tiki adage goes, ‘what one rum can’t do, three rums can’. We blend light and dark rums and combine our unique blend with flavors of orange, pineapple, orgeat, and coconut for the perfect Mai Tai.


Just pour over ice and enjoy!
Yes, it is that easy
On the Rocks The Aviation...$6.49 / 200ml
On the Rocks The Aviation...$10.99 / 375ml
A throwback to the era when airplanes were brand new. This classic gin cocktail, The Aviation, is crafted with Larios London Dry Gin, and flavors of dry cherry, lemon, and violet.
40 proof

Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka

Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka...$18.99
(next lowest price online is $21.99)

Continuing to push the envelope on flavor, EFFEN Vodka introduces this one of a kind EFFEN Yuzu Citrus Vodka. The Yuzu fruit, which is known for its use and origin from Japan and East Asia is exploding with popularity and purpose across the US. The taste is a complex blend of citrus, grapefruit, and herb to truly embody the subtle beauty of the Yuzu fruit and flavor. Mixes well with grapefruit club soda or in a lemonade and grapefruit juice cocktail.

Rhum J.M Rum V.S.O.P. Martinique

Rhum J.M Rum V.S.O.P. Martinique...$46.99
The glorious J.M V.S.O.P. is created by aging rhum 3 years in re-charred Bourbon barrels and finishing the rhum an additional year in lightly toasted new American oak barrels and finally reduced to 43 % ABV with pure volcanic spring water from Habitation Bellevue to create an extraordinary aged rhum that retains qualities of the natural terroir and sugarcane of Habitation Bellevue. Expect to find nougaty richness with cinnamon and clove aromas, flavors of spiced butter and lemony toffee, which leads into a smooth and subtle finish.

Bur Oak MOMO Missouri Monster Dark Ale

Bur Oak MOMO Missouri Monster Dark Ale...$11.99 / 4pk

Wichita Brewing Shaven Yak

Wichita Brewing Shaven Yak...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Shaven Yak is an English Brown Ale that pushes the limits on how big flavors and explosive aromas can fit into a relatively modest strength beer. Carefully bringing together top-quality English malts is what creates the headlining characteristics of this malt-forward, dark-brown, refreshingly drinkable ale. Expect biscuit aromas to erupt from your glass, giving way to an incredibly rich toasted and nutty fullness, and finishing with a light fruity dryness.

There’s nothing hairy about keeping you from enjoying this delicious beer, it’s just a nice and clean Shaven Yak.

Blue Blood Robber's Cave Justifiable Hopicide NEIPA

Blue Blood Robber's Cave Justifiable Hopicide NEIPA...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz

New England Style IPA
When your Cellarman goes on an east coast IPA bender and starts killing hops like a raged mobster in a territory war, well…you better think quick on how to make a hopicide like that justifiable. We did so by disposing of the hop remains in a super juicy, hazy IPA. When you have Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hop juice on your hands. You rinse it off with wort, dry it up with oats, and bring forward an explosion of grapefruit, mango, lemongrass and orange peel! One lip smacking drink of this IPA and you too will end up with a quick trigger finger, an east coast accent, and a propensity for green chowda!

Rockwell Brewing

Rockwell Brewing Passing Clouds....$10.99 / 6pk cans
Orange, Fluffy, Effervescent
Three types of wheat create a light and fluffy base for a delicate combination of citrusy American and spicy German hops, along with a blend of coriander, Curaçao orange peel, and grains of paradise. It's bright, soft, and incredibly refreshing.
ABV: 4.6% 

Rockwell Brewing Fabricius...$10.99 / 4pk cans
This saison with mandarin oranges was the first beer we ever brewed/released (May 2016!), and are now proud to offer it 12 ounce cans. You never forget your first.

San Lorenzo

A pair of outstanding Zin's from the historic San Lorenzo Vineyard. I think Pete Seghesio is making a couple of California's best Zinfandels from his San Lorenzo Vineyard. Better yet we can actually get the wines, back when Seghesio Winery owned the San Lorenzo Vineyard it all went through their wine club. These Zin's are truly next level.

2015 San Lorenzo “Rock Garden” Zinfandel...$46.99

Plush and rich yet refined and structured, with licorice and blackberry aromas and supple black raspberry, smoky peppercorn and stony mineral flavors. Drink now through 2028.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 San Lorenzo “The Pearl” Zinfandel...$82.99
Remarkably rich and polished, this is impressively built and jammed with personality. Blackberry and smoky cracked pepper aromas open to plump black raspberry, licorice and clove flavors that slowly unfurl on the finish. Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Carter Cellars Cabernet “Carter”

Super limited!

If you haven't tried Carter Cellars don't pass on this opportunity to grab the 2016 Carter Cabernet. We almost never get enough wine to advertise but we are sure glad to be able to offer this one.
2016 Carter Cellars Cabernet “Carter”....$159.99

(we are the lowest price in the country online)Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Carter begins just a little closed and youthfully reticent before revealing loads of black fruit and earth-inspired notes, including baked black cherries, cassis, blackberry pie and tilled soil with hints of fungi, underbrush, scorched earth and mossy bark. Full-bodied and densely packed with black fruit and earth layers, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a lively line, finishing long and mineral laced. This needs at least 5-7 years and then should drink for the next 30+ years.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Elijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbo

SOLD OUT NOW while we confirm orders

Limit 1 per person.

Online reservations only at this point.  Not in stock at all stores.
Place your order online for pick up at any of our stores and we will confirmElijah Craig / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$27.99
94 proof
132 bottles produced

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Barrell Bourbon Cask Strength Batch 018

Barrell Bourbon Cask Strength Batch 018...$74.99
11 Year old +
Barrell Bourbon Batch 018 is a cinnamon bomb of a bourbon. We began with a juicy and tropical 11-year-old blend and layered in more structured and spice-driven 14 and 15-year-old barrels to give this batch a serious amount of character and bite.
  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Distilled and aged in Tennessee and Kentucky
  • Selection of 11, 14 and 15-year-old barrels
  • Aged in American white oak barrels
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 111.56 proof cask strength bottling
  • Mash bill: corn, rye and malted barley

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky...$46.99
Caribou Single Barrel has been painstakingly handcrafted by our expert whisky making team which has selected the finest whisky available.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Compass Box Juveniles Scotch Whisky

We scored another 12 bottles today!

Compass Box Juveniles Scotch Whisky...$129.99
Bottled at 46% ABV. 
Not chill-filtered. 
Natural colour. 
Lead Blender -John Glaser
For this Limited Edition,Tim asked us to create something “...bright, smooth, not assemblage perhaps between 12 and 15 years-old...”. We’ve tried to give him all that an much more. This assemblage (we love Tim’s use of this wine word to describe whisky blending) comprises single malt whiskies from four distilleries, each bringing a distinctiveness to the whole. 
You’ll find notes of barley sugar, pear drop and vanilla, complemented by an ethereal underlying herbal character. It’s a whisky to be enjoyed with great food and even better company.

For over 30 years, Juveniles Bistrot à Vins in the 1st arrondissement of Paris has been a crossroads for winemakers, spirits producers, writers and various sorts of affable hedonists from all over the world.

Compass Box & Juveniles share a similar approach to good food and drink, seeking out integrity and not taking things too seriously. Both our businesses are obsessed with quality and provenance. Both like to do things in their own way.

These common traits have made Compass Box and Juveniles good friends since the very first meeting between Tim and John years ago. We have collaborated with Tim on Juveniles whiskies several times.

Stolichnaya Vodka Lime

Stolichnaya Vodka Lime...$14.99 / 750ml
New Favor
Pleasant taste of lime

Plantation Xaymaca Pot Still Rum

Plantation Xaymaca Pot Still Rum....$21.99
With Xaymaca Special Dry, Plantation revives the quintessential Jamaican-style, 100% pot still rums of the 19th century with an expression of intense flavors that reveal the traditional, legendary « Rum Funk » : aromas and flavors of black banana and flambéed pineapple, locally called "Hogo," an Anglicization of the French term "Haut Goût" (high taste).
"With Xaymaca Special Dry, I wanted to dive into the iconic culture that is unique to Jamaican rum. I wanted to work with these complex flavors of overripe exotic fruits with an almost "animal intensity". We can still find certain white rums with this famous « rum funk ». I think, however, that this great terroir expresses itself perfectly in an aged rum. That is why we are launching Xaymaca Special Dry, which is a tribute to this ancestral culture of rum" explains Alexandre Gabriel, Master Blender and creator of Plantation Rum.

Xaymaca evokes the name given to the island by its first inhabitants, the Arawaks. This nectar is a return to the origins of Jamaican rum, in all its complexity and intensity. With its latest investment in the Caribbean, Plantation now owns a third of the mythical "Long Pond" and "Clarendon" Jamaican distilleries. Thanks to these exceptional production tools, Alexandre Gabriel made his dream of blending a 100% pot still Jamaican rum a reality.
"The access to these 2 emblematic distilleries with their retort stills, which look like ancient pachyderms, is the realization of dream. It allowed me to dive into this ancestral tradition and create a rum that I had wanted for a long time."

Xaymaca Special Dry is a blend of rums distilled in the old John Dore pot still at Long Pond and the Vendome at Clarendon. The idea is to boldly assert the powerful and expressive character of these rums.

Plantation Rum Single Cask Trinidad 2009

Plantation Rum Single Cask Trinidad 2009...$38.99
Missouri Special Edition
  • Aged 7 Years in Bourbon Cask
  • Aged 1 year in Ferrand Cask
  • Distilled in 2009
  • 42.4% ABV

Plantation Single Cask rums are limited releases of double-aged Haute Couture rums. All Plantation rums mature in a two-stage ageing process, beginning in the tropics where they age in bourbon casks, and then at the Château de Bonbonnet in France to mature in Ferrand barrels. Plantation Single Cask rums then benefit from further maturation in carefully selected beer, wine or spirit casks, each selected to enhance the rum's unique characteristics. Every Single Cask rum takes its own ageing path to greatness, and each bottle is personalized and numbered. Only a few barrels of these unique reserve rums are bottled annually, making them a prize for collectors.

Plantation Vintage Edition Rums

Plantation Rum Fiji 2009 Vintage Edition...$49.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $52.99

Coming from the South Pacific Distillery in the Fiji Islands, this unique expression, an alliance of both pot and column stills, was distilled in 2009.
Very intense, this vintage rum, aged for 7 years in Fiji and 2 years in Ferrand casks in France, is rich and round, with notes of buttery vanilla, caramel, cocoa and ginger ale as well as quince, hazelnuts and coconut.

  • Alc./Vol. : 44.8%
  • Raw material : Molasses
  • Fermentation : 4 to 5 days
  • Distillation : 2009, in pot still and column
  • Tropical ageing : 7 years in Bourbon cask, Panama
  • Continental ageing, elevage : 2 years in Ferrand cask, Château de Bonbonnet, France

Plantation Rum Peru 2004 Vintage Edition...$49.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $52.99
Distilled in column stills at the Destilerías Unidas S.A. de Peru, in the Chicama Valley, an extremely arid region on the Peruvian north coast, this 2004 vintage is first aged 12 years in its terroir of origin and then matured two years in France.  It reveals essences of ripe figs, both the fruit and the leaf, and mango, then develops notes of rich pastry, almond and white pepper.
  • Alc./Vol. : 43,5%
  • Raw material : Molasses
  • Distillation : 2004, in column still
  • Tropical ageing : 12 years in Bourbon cask and Slovenian cask, Peru
  • Continental ageing, elevage : 2 years in Ferrand cask, Château de Bonbonnet, France