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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


From Caymus Family of Wines

Winemaker, Joe Wagner

2017 Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$46.99
Compare to $49.99 at Total Wine and More
$59 at the WineryFrankly ripe, with a vivid beam of creamed plum, açaí and boysenberry fruit flavors, glistening with vanilla-accented toast through a polished finish. Aimed squarely at the hedonist crowd. Drink now through 2022. 17,580 cases made. — JM
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

John Wayne Duke Grand Cru Founders Reserve


Very limited!
John Wayne Duke Grand Cru Founders Reserve...$99.99
9 Year Old Bourbon
In the pursuit of finding the perfect balance and expression, Duke Grand Cru Kentucky Reserve Bourbon exquisitely marries the classic and bold flavors of aged Kentucky bourbon with the finest French Oak Grand Cru wine barrels in the World. Meticulously crafted, a rare 9 yr. old selection of our Kentucky Straight bourbon then delicately rests in these barrels until a unique and graceful balance is found.
Not all barrels are created equal, so our master blender has sought out the rarest and finest French Oak barrels to honor and enhance the great flavors of our aged bourbon. These barrels have gracefully aged some of the most stunning 98-100 point scoring single vineyard California Cult Cabernets. Barrels represent a very key element to the evolution of flavor. The age, tight grains found in the French Oak, originating from centuries old forests, and, the perfect level of toasting ultimately provides a canvas rarely explored.
Designation:
9 YR OLD Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in: French oak, single use Cooperages: Taransaund, Demptos Forest Region: Troncais Wine Appellations: St. Helena, Howell Mountain, Rutherford

Rare Whiskey at the Tasting Bar

Rare Whiskey sighting!
Available by the glass at both Whiskey Tasting Bars

(In)Famous Bar - in Clayton on Forsyth
 Tasting Bar -Chesterfield on Clayton Road


Starting at 11am today at both tasting bars....while they last!

Remus Volstead Reserve 14 Year Old Bottled in Bond...$16 for a 3/4 ounce pour

Makers Mark RC6 2019 Limited Release...$5 for a 3/4 ounce pour

(no bottles for sale, they will both be released through our WRC this month)

Mancino Vermouth 2019 Limited Edition


Mancino Vermouth 2019 Limited Edition...$39.99 / 500ml

Giancarlo's limited edition Vermouth with Cherry blossom and Violet petals, is his revelation of Italian and Japanese culinary infatuation. A perfect blend of twenty botanicals, heavy on wormwoods for the bitter palate, on a veriety of Italian white wines. Thus marking his prodigious correlation with Japan, producing only 4000 bottles yearly.

Bottled 4/2016
800 bottle batch made
each bottle numbered
Mancino Vermouth Vecchio...$179.99 / liter
The first aged Italian Vermouth, dark tawny brown, year aged oak aroma, cherry, honey, raisons, quinne, orange zest and liquorice.
Starting its life as the Mancino Rosso Amaranto, this extraordinary vermouth, has been resting in a single Italian Oak barrel for one year, making it the first aged, sweet vermouth.
Its character has gained strengths of old wood, time and additional spice, thus, demanding a little more respect. It has developed a richer, nutty and fruitier nose, with essences of Cherry, Honey, Raisons, dark chocolate and Vanilla. Not losing its original palate, but expanding in flavour and substance, the Mancino Vecchio will deliver a burst of a deeper bitter sweet, aged experience. Treat it as you would an old gentleman

Friday, December 13, 2019

Wine tasting with the importer!

Special Wine Tasting - Open House

TONIGHT
Friday December 13th from 4-6pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Meet importer-- Pierre Franc de Ferrière (with a masters in oenology)

  • Medimer Viognier....$12.99
  • Heritage Familial Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge...$15.99
  • Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc...$15.99
  • Medimer Marselan Rose...$13.99
  • Château Haut Claribes Bordeaux Superieur...$19.99
  • Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages V.V...$16.99
  • Comte de Langeron Cote de Brouilly...$19.99
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A little about Pierre...
Pierre Franc de Ferrière, born in New Zealand (NZ mother, French father), moved to France at 10 months old as my parents were taking over the family vineyard in Bordeaux, in my father's family since 1937. I grew up helping on the farm and am now making the wines at the property. The vineyard is located in the eastern part of the Bordeaux region and we produce a majority of red wine, as well as white, rosé and sparkling. The vineyard size is 45 acres and we also have beef cattle. We are in the process of converting the vineyard to organic this year and will be certified for the 2021 vintage.
     My partner Sheena (born in Illinois, worked 10 years in finance in NYC) and I met on the vineyard during harvest. We are now a couple and have started an French wine import business together. We spend about 4 months a year in the U.S. to develop sales and the remaining 8 months are spent on the vineyard, either pruning in the winter, working on the tractor or making wines when harvest comes.
    I have a masters degree in oenology (wine doctor) and viticulture which gives me the tools to bring new ideas and knowledge to the family business, as much in the vineyard practices as well as in the making of the wines.
    Our goal with Sheena is to educate the American market and introduce them to small family owned French wines at affordable prices. We have noticed a growing interest from the midwest in our wines and there is nothing more satisfying than sharing our experiences with enthusiastic people. 

---Pierre Franc de Ferrière


More about the wines
2018 Medimer Viognier....$12.99
Well-rounded, fruity and exoticShiny yellow with intense green hues. Complex and rich in aromas of large-stone fruit such as white peach and apricot. Attacks the mouth with richness and pleasant roundness.
This Viognier is grown on the Mediterranean waterfront is principally composed of two types of sediments: tertiary (sand, clay) and quaternary (gravel). Climate: Mediterranean, along with special humidity and freshness from the Étang de Thau, creating the finest white wines.

2017 Heritage Familial Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge...$15.99
2018 Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc...$15.99

This is a fantastic value made by a great Bordeaux Family- Franc de Ferriere. The family vineyard is located to the east of the Bordeaux wine region, about 25 minutes from Saint-Emilion. Wines of the Franc de Ferriere family originate from a unique area on the hills of the Dordogne river, giving the appellation all of its originality and grace.
Cultivating mainly Merlot and Cabernet varieties for the read and Sauvignon Blanc for the white, Wilfrid and his team do their utmost to produce quality wines reflecting the potential of our terroir.
Our philosophy and practices are constantly evolving in order to produce wines that are unique, elegant and full of flavours.

2018 Medimer Marselan Rose...$13.99
Fresh and quaffable
Marselan is a French wine grape that was first bred in 1961 - it is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
Nice pink color with a beautiful brightness. It has a pleasantly tart, lemony nose that develops into grapefruit. Pleasant acidity, the mouth is light with good strawberry and raspberry fruit and a nice dry finish that lasts and lasts.

2018 Château Haut Claribes Bordeaux Superieur...$19.99
"Reserve" of Chateau Fontana
Premium quality selection of the most beautiful berries and the most mature from the oldest vines. This wine delivers a pretty red color, a fine nose of red fruits. On the palate, the attack is clear, the material is dense and supple. It offers a very long finish, pleasant and flowery on powerful cheeses. Great with cheese!

2017 Le Grand Valmal Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes...$16.99
60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre
This Rhone is the real deal and a sensational value!
Floral notes accent fresh mixed berries in this 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages that is made from Old Vine Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The Syrah dominates and leads to a full-bodied wine but with silky tannins. It has a slight pepperiness to add some dimension and complexity. This wine is produced by the third generation on this estate and it is a fruit driven Cotes du Rhone with great roundness and complexity.


2017 Comte de Langeron Cote de Brouilly...$19.99
The appellation of Côte de Brouilly sits on the high slopes of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly and is surrounded by the larger appellation of Brouilly. Cote de Brouilly is bigger and riper than regular Brouilly.
Gorgeous nose of rose petals, violets and a hint of dark roast coffee. On the palate, it has great body with a deep and generous core blueberries and ripe cherries. Drinks very well now but will age 4-8 more years. Very small production.




Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015





2015 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon...$148.98

Compare to $169.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis
The spice and walnut aromas are so enticing. Undertones of blackberries and black truffles. Full-bodied, dense and layered with fantastic tension and seamless tannins. It goes on for minutes. All about classic structure and beauty. Try in 2021.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
I was able to taste to two vintages of the Private Reserve, and the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from a vintage loved by the estate. The final blend is the normal 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in 85% new French oak. This full-bodied, ripe, voluptuous beauty shows the vintage to a T, offering a blast of sweet blackcurrants, licorice, ground herbs, and graphite aromas and flavors. Blockbuster styled, with full body and an expansive, sexy texture, it has the depth and density to continue drinking brilliantly for 20+ years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Containing the tiniest splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of plum preserves, baked blackberries and cassis with hints of menthol, sandalwood and chocolate box. Full-bodied with soft, seductive tannins and a lively backbone supporting the generous, ripe, opulent fruit, it has a decadent spiciness and great length.
Rated 95+/100 Wine Advocate

Far Niente Nickel and Nickel



2016 Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Quicksilver Vineyard..$114.99
This Rutherford cabernet sauvignon has an array of ripe dark-plum aromas, laced with baking spices and subtle, meaty complexity. The palate carves a very succulent, lithe and flavorsome impression with abundant, ripe dark-plum flavor. Drink or hold.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Quicksilver Vineyard opens with cassis, black cherries, kirsch and bay leaves with lavender and baking spices nuances. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, fresh and vibrant with loads of spring in its step, finishing long.
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate

Seedlip Non-alcoholic distilled spirits


‘What to drink when you’re not drinking’®

Seedlip is a Nature company on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options.



Three unique & complex blends - Spice 94, Garden 108 & Grove 42 - simply served with tonic or mixed to create sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktails.






Seedlip Garden 108 Herbal...$29.99 / 700ml
Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
A floral blend of hand-picked Peas & homegrown Hay from founder Ben Branson’s Farm, with traditional garden herb distillates in celebration of the English countryside. Simply serve with tonic & a sugar snap pea to garnish. The fresh & floral Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside. Sophisticated top notes of hand-picked Peas & Hay and a complex herbal base character of Spearmint, Rosemary & Thyme.
Non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free with no artificial flavours. Water, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts (Peas, Hay, Spearmint, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon hops). Preservative: Potassium sorbate. Acid: Citric

Seedlip Grove 42 Citrus...$29.99 / 700ml
Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
A zesty & complex, citrus-forward blend of three types of orange & uplifting spice distillates. Simply serve with tonic & a twist of orange peel for a delicious non-alcoholic drink.
Non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free with no artificial flavours. Water, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts (Orange, Blood Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Ginger, Lemongrass). Preservative: Potassium sorbate. Acid: Citric acid.

Orange & Mandarin peel & pith top notes, with juicy Blood Orange undertones open up to a stalky, grassy character. Clean, fresh notes of Ginger & Lemongrass with a dry finish from a subtle Peppercorn prickle.




Seedlip Spice 94 Aromatic...$29.99 / 700ml
Non-alcoholic distilled spirits
A complex blend of aromatic Jamaican Allspice berry & Cardamom distillates with two barks & a bright citrus finish. Simply serve with tonic & a red grapefruit peel garnish.
Non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free with no artificial flavours. Water, Natural Botanical Distillates & Extracts (Allspice berries, Cardamom, Grapefruit peel, Lemon peel, Oak bark, Cascarilla bark). Preservative: Potassium sorbate. Acid: Citric acid





Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with warm spiced notes, citrussy top notes from Lemon & Grapefruit peel and a lon

g bitter finish from the highest quality barks (Oak & Cascarilla).

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Best Luxury Whiskies You Can Actually Buy


TURN OUT YOUR POCKETS FOR THESE EXPENSIVE WHISKIES THAT ARE EASY TO FIND  - Whisky Advocate

Read the article here -  Whisky Advocate

Glenmorangie Signet—94 points, $220
In stock -- Our price $204.99 - order

The brand claims this release uses a unique malt as well as bespoke American oak “designer casks.” Whatever that means, this is a very viscous, oily whisky, though surprisingly delicate. Floral and citrusy on the nose, the palate has more mocha flavors, with notes of leather and tobacco. A hint of fruity esters makes this a single malt that rum fans will enjoy.

The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 5—92 points, $400
In stock - we have Batch #4 -- Our price $339.99 - order
This is an intriguing marriage of both bourbon and sherry casks mingled for 3 months in the distillery’s bespoke marrying vessel. This single malt presents a spicy, almost gingery nose. The palate is sweeter with a heavy sherry influence, and noticeable dark fruits. The finish is long and tannic, with hints of raisins and licorice.

The Macallan 18 year old Sherry Oak (2017 Edition)—92 points, $294

In stock - - Our price $259.99    - order
It would be negligent to talk luxury whisky without mentioning Macallan, which offers this annual release. It has a leathery nose with notes of cherries, raisins, and other dark fruits. The full-bodied palate has strong flavors of citrus, dark chocolate, espresso, and just a little smoke. The finish is long and peppery. Macallan comes by its reputation honestly.

Kavalan Vinho Barrique—92 points, $160  - Sold Out
Though Kavalan doesn’t get the attention of its Japanese brethren, if you have the money to spend, you can often find its top-level bottlings at retail. This cask-strength offering is tropical on the nose, with hints of kiwi and apricot. The palate leans more toward berries, chocolate, and espresso, with just a hint of citrus. It has a long, warming finish befitting the proof of 51.7% ABV.

Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Revival—92 points,  SOLD OUT
Unlike the limited editions from Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and other Kentucky distilleries, Wild Turkey’s special-edition releases can often be found on shelves. Take advantage—they are worth the price. After Master’s Keep Decades earned the number-3 spot in the 2017 Top 20, the distillery released this bottle that combines bourbons aged 12-15 years that were finished in sherry casks. The result is a scotch-esque bourbon, with the aroma of a dessert bakery on the nose: coffee cake, blueberry muffins, and bread pudding. The body is likewise sweet and driven by dark fruits, though balanced by spicy notes and oak.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare—91 points, $400
In stock - - Our price $309.99    - order
Though Ghost and Rare is a limited-edition series for Johnnie Walker Blue, the price tends to keep this blend—which includes whiskies from shuttered distilleries, including Brora, Pittyvaich, and Cambus—on shelves. Though only 46% ABV, it drinks a bit bolder, offering a luscious mouthfeel. The nose is sweet and citrusy, with more smoke than you might expect. The palate offers notes of caramel apple, dried fruits, and baking spices, leading into a long finish.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal



Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal..$309.99
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal is the third in a series of special releases crafted using incredibly rare whiskies from the unparalleled Johnnie Walker reserves. At the heart of this limited-edition whisky lies the Highland single malt, Glenury Royal - a ‘ghost’ distillery that shut its doors in 1985 after a long and colourful history.

Founded in 1825 by Captain Robert Barclay, who was a member of the British Parliament and the first man to walk one thousand miles in one thousand hours, the distillery was destroyed in a fire, only to rise once again and flourish under Barclay’s leadership to become one of only three Scottish distilleries to have a Royal title.

Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Dr. Jim Beveridge, has long been passionate about exploring the unique flavours found in these exceptionally rare whiskies. Jim says: “Shining a light on this hidden treasure of the whisky world is something we’ve wanted to do for some time. This indulgent new limited edition provides us with a wonderful opportunity to explore the remarkable layers of rich fruit found in every drop of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.”

Jim crafted Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal by blending the highly sought-after “ghost” whiskies from Cambus and Pittyvaich, with five incredibly rare malts from Glen Elgin, Inchgower, Glenlossie, Cameronbridge and Glenkinchie.

The result is a whisky with smooth, nutty layers of dark chocolate, waves of vanilla, heather honey and dried fruits and underlying notes of creamy toffee and butterscotch - all perfectly balanced by the rich, fruity, sweet apple and delicate apricot character of Glenury Royal.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal is bottled at an ABV of 43.8% and is available globally from October 2019.


What is a “ghost whisky”?
For the unversed, the term ghost whisky refers to irreplaceable whiskies from “ghost” distilleries that have long since closed, making them a much sought-after whisky in the world of Scotch.

Octomore Islay Single Malt Edition 10.4






Bruichladdich Octomore Islay Single Malt Edition 10.4...$219.99
  • 88ppm
  • Aged 3 Years
  • 63.5% ABV
  • Super Heavily Peated
  • Virgin Oak
Octomore has always challenged convention. Many preconceived ideas about whisky have been overturned but perhaps the most provocative stigma still to be shattered is that which surrounds age.

Distilled from Scottish barley in 2016, this three year old Octomore 10.4 is the youngest ever released, yet the most impressive. Standing alone in any heavyweight line-up, the depth, balance and composure of this Virgin Oak release is astounding.

Twenty-eight casks cut from Limousin oak have been subjected to a high toast before making their way to Warehouse 12 for filling. Their high tannic impact is subsided by a high toast level which gives way to a dry fruit character that is impeccably well-rounded

Oud Beersel





Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille...$8.99 / 375ml
Best before 3/17/2035
Oud Beersel Oude Geuze is one of nature’s miracles. Oude Geuze is a blend of lambic from different years. One year-old lambic is still readily fermentable. Two year-old and three year-old lambic’s main contribution is to the taste. Blending the lambic produces a sparkling beer that is made in accordance with time-honoured traditions. Oud Beersel Oude Geuze notable hop and fruit character is much appreciated by beer fans.

Oud Beersel Bersalis Sourblend Grand Cru...$4.99 / 11.2oz
Tripel Ale blended with lambic
For those moments when you’d like something special in your Tripel, we’ve selected a particular batch of expressive, fruity Lambic, with just enough character to enhance our award-winning Bersalis Tripel. The result: Bersalis Sourblend Grand Cru.
This new beer is 8% ABV, and brings a touch of Lambic into the robust profile of our Bersalis Tripel. And as the newest entry into the Bersalis line-up, yet another new expression for the magic of lambic.

Pappy Van Winkle products....

Just arrived - a new load!
Just in time for gifts!





GREAT GIFT IDEA!
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Bourbon Old T-Shirt...$25
We have Mens Extra Large Grey Shirts
Only 12 available right now





(in stock at Forsyth in the refrigerator)

Pappy & Co. Bourbon Balls...$11.99 / 4pk
Made with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old Bourbon

Life is all about the little indulgences. Our favorite indulgence mixes our two favorite things: chocolate and bourbon. The delicious, sweetness of the chocolate mixed with the rich warmth of the bourbon makes this treat truly indulgent. Indulge by yourself or with friends, if you're willing.

Handmade locally in Louisville, KY by the Sugar Mama's Bake Shop. Made with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year.

Store in refrigerator, best if enjoyed within 1 month. Can be frozen for up to 3 months in airtight container. For best flavor, enjoy at room temperature.  This item is gluten free. Does contain dairy and nuts. This item cannot be returned or exchanged.
Coffee Aged in Pappy Van Winkle Barrels
Pappy & Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee...$21.99 / 12oz bag
We've partnered with Good Folks Coffee to bring you this custom Pappy & Company blend with mild hints of bourbon as the coffee beans age in our Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels.

Good Folks Coffee is a wholesale coffee roaster based in Louisville, Kentucky. Much like us, they value relationships with people and put a great deal of care into selecting and roasting their coffees. Good Folks believe that much like bourbon, coffee should be enjoyable and approachable. With that in mind, they provide consistency and flavor to your daily routine with an emphasis on quality. We hope you enjoy this special blend made just for you.

  • 12-ounce bag
  • Whole beans
  • Single-origin from Guatemala
  • Medium to dark roast


Bittermilk Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned...$18.99
At Pappy & Company, we recognize that not everyone is a bourbon purist. Sometimes, you just want to mix it up. Our dad, Julian, likes to say, "The better the bourbon, the better the cocktail" With gourmet blends of bittering spices, Bittermilk cocktail mixers make it easy to impress your friends, family and party guests with your mixology skills. Create a classic old fashioned, or spin it into a unique craft cocktail at home. Just add bourbon.

We've recreated this gentlemen's cocktail by using classic bittering agents like gentian root and cinchona bark along with burnt sugar, spices and a bit of orange peel. Aged in retired Pappy bourbon barrels to allow the flavors to come together and ramp up the intensity. It is super concentrated so a little bit goes a long way. Best with aged spirits. Stir 1 part No.1 + 4 parts rye or bourbon in a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

This old fashioned cocktail mix is the perfect gift for bourbon and old fashioned fans alike.

Notes:

  • Made in Charleston, SC by Bittermilk.
  • Refrigerate after opening.
  • Best to enjoy within four weeks of opening.
  • This cocktail mix is super concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way.
  • Ingredients: Florida Golden Cane Sugar, Burnt Cane Sugar, Water, Fresh Orange Peel, Spices, Organic Gentian Root, Cinchona Bark, Tartaric Acid

Pappy & Co. Barrel Aged Pepper Sauce...$12.99
Aged in Pappy Van Winkle Barrels
Recently nominated as a finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards!
It's high noon on a hot, Southern summer day. The sun shining brightly from cloudless sky, the humidity as thick as honey. It's a purifying heat; the kind that makes you feel like you've accomplished something just by being brave enough to weather it.

We've taken that heat and bottled it.

In partnership with another family owned business (and our friends), Midland Ghost, we've created an exclusive hot sauce. Made with their famous, locally grown, first generation Ghost Peppers and aged in our Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels for a rich, smoky, oaky heat. We mellow out the heat of the ghost peppers by adding some mild red peppers to the mix. The result is the perfect blend that makes this a smoky pepper sauce you can add a dash to just about anything from meats and vegetables to Bloody Mary cocktails.

Go beyond the grill, and discover all of the culinary fun you can have with our hot sauce.

See Our Spicy Summer Soiree Recipes >

This item is gluten, nut and dairy free.



Maple Syrup Aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels
Pappy and Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$32.99
Our maple syrup is sweeter than Southern hospitality.
Our great grandfather, Pappy Van Winkle taught us that to make the best, you use the best. That's why we grew up using real maple syrup on (and in) our favorite dishes.

When we decided to make our own, we wanted to find a partner that shared our love of hand-crafted, high quality products. We found a perfect match in Bissel Maple Farm. The result is a perfect marriage of craftsmanship and flavor.

Together, we've made a one-of-a-kind syrup bursting with flavors of vanilla, butter, oak and, of course, bourbon. Aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, use it in your favorite recipes, as a finishing syrup or even in your favorite cocktails. Just be sure to save a little for those Sunday morning pancakes.

See our Bourbon Lifestyle Blog for an incredible maple-inspired meal with recipes.





Great gift for any whiskey lover - or for yourself
Pappy Van Winkle Glencairn Tasting Glass...$13.99 each
The Glencairn Tasting Glass is the vessel of choice for those who truly enjoy bourbon. Glencairn Crystal spent decades crafting a glass that was similar to the copita used by master blenders, but would be a practical fit for bar use. A tapered mouth for ease of tasting, while still capturing the nose of the whiskey. A widened bowl for full enjoyment and a solid base to fit neatly in the hand.

A perfect glass for a perfect drink.

Crafted especially for us by Glencairn Crystal in Scotland, these 6 oz. lead-free tasting glasses are a must for the bourbon lover's bar. Sold in individual gift boxes.

Today the Glencairn Glass can be found at every distillery in Scotland, Ireland, Wales as well as most in the USA. It has won accolades from around the world including the Queens Award, the highest award for business in the UK.



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Longefay Brouilly




Less than 100 cases made each year!!




2016 Longefay Brouilly....$19.99
Some of the best vineyards in Brouilly from 20-110 year old vines!
A classic example of Brouilly. The wine has rich red raspberry, and mulberry flavors, with undertones of blue fruit. The finish is unexpectedly silky, long and lingering. In spite of Annie and Bernard’s understated demeanor, this is a wine with considerable elegance and sophistication. Typical of Beaujolais, the combination of soft tannins and bright fruit make this one of the most versatile food wines you can find. It is perfect with everything from pork, to pizza, and even barbeque.

St. Veran value


Great white Burgundy value!!!


2018 Les Pierres Grises St. Veran...$18.99
Beautiful Chardonnay varietal characteristics of bright citrus framed by a backbone of clean acidity & minerality with a finish that is clean, bright and refreshing. The name of the wine, “Les Pierres Grises,” refers to the grey rocks that define the terrain of Saint Veran and this wine always keeps this terroir directly in focus.

"GG" - Grosse Gewachs

"GG" - Grosse Gewachs
(Great Growths of Germany)
For a wine to be labeled Grosse Gewachs the fruit must come from one of Germany's Grosse Lage Vineyards,a designation used only for Germany's very best vineyard sites - small, carefully demarcated areas with clear site-specific characteristics. Yields on these sites are limited to 50hl/ha. These wines are fermented to dry and represent the finest expression of Dry Riesling coming from Germany. Very little is produced and even less gets exported so we are very excited to be able offer these amazing wines from Schafer Frohlich.


2014 Schafer Frohlick Felseneck Rieslng GG...$25.99 / 375ml
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $64.95 / 750ml
The 2014 Felseneck Riesling trocken GG is very clear, bright, pure and fine in the herbal and salty-flavored nose. Piquant, dense and juicy on the palate, this is concentrated yet filigreed Riesling with typical slate spiciness and a filigreed structure.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
The Fröhlichs’ signature site has never, in my experience, faced such formidable competition from their other Grosse Gewächse (which are also more numerous than ever, thanks to the post-2012 inclusion of Stromberg) but it rises to the occasion with the greatest clarity, delicacy, refreshment and refinement of this year’s amazing collection. The aromas are less effusive and the flavors more restrained than in several of its siblings, but what a wealth of subtleties! Juicy apple and white currant are shimmeringly infused with mint, wintergreen, iris, and crystalline, stony, iodine-like as well as mouthwatering saline mineral notes, ushering-in a near-endless finish.
Rated 96/100 Vinous Media


2016 Schafer-Frohlich Riesling Felsenberg GG...$53.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $79.00 / 750ml
Another amazing dry riesling from this producer. This wine marries richness and enormous lemony freshness, ending with a starburst of herbal-mineral character. Drink now or hold.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
From the earliest of the grand crus, the Schlossböckelheimer, 2016 Nahe Riesling Felsenberg "GG" opens with a fascinating, fine and complex bouquet with spicy/vegetal, herbal and stony aromas, whereas the fruit is subtle, very clear and precise. On the palate, this is a round and juicy Felsenberg that reveals intense fruit, with ripe but fine acidity and a long, well-structured and powerful finish. This is a warmer type of Riesling, coming from a cru that Tim harvests with respect to the berry skins, which should still have buoyancy since the grapes of the Felsenberg tend to become overripe in a very short time, even within a day.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate

2017 Schafer-Frohlich Riesling Stromberg GG...$53.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $64.99 / 750ml
It's hard to imagine how a riesling could have a more northerly personality than this cool, delicate and very elegant wine. Great balance and very long, saline finish. From a forgotten, top site that Tim Fröhlich reactivated in 2012. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 93/100 Wine Advocate

2018 La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet






Fresh and lively!
One of our favorites is back in stock!
New 2018 Vintage

2018 La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet....$12.99

For a grape variety that can sometimes be aggressive, this is an beautifully balanced Picpoul. The nose is perfumed with floral, and tropical fruit notes. In the mouth the wine is full of stone fruit, melon, and fruit cocktail notes. The soft fruit is tempered with an intense minerality, and citrus notes. Picpoul de Pinet has always been a textbook match for oysters, mussels, and just about any other type of shellfish you can imagine.
About Picpoul de Pinet: Known as the “Chablis of the South”, the wines of Picpoul de Pinet are crisp, bright and refreshing. The name Picpoul, literally translates as “Lip Stinger”, referring to the grape’s naturally bright acidity. A line of hills protects the appellation of Picpoul de Pinet from the northwestern winds, while the coastal winds from the Mediterranean temper the summer heat. The appellation includes six communes: Mèze, Montagnac, Pinet, Florensac, Pomérols, and Castelnau-de Guers.

Sons of Erin 15 year Irish Whiskey




Sons of Erin 15 year Irish Whiskey..$97.99
Bouncy, grassy and fresh, this golden Irish whiskey offers a citrusy aroma and mouthwatering palate. The racy acidity of green apple and lemon peel yields to a slick of honey on the exit, laced with ginger and cinnamon sparks.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Top 100 Spirits of 2019

Tears of Llorona No. 3 Tequila Extra Anejo



Tears of Llorona No. 3 Tequila Extra Anejo...$219.99

Tears of Llorona is an extra extra añejo tequila. It begins as 100% blue agaves from high volcanic slopes in Jalisco, where growth is slow. Master Tequilero Germán Gonzalez hand selects the agaves and has them harvested late, increasing their starch and sugars. The piñas are roasted slowly in the traditional way. His yeast is proprietary and fermentation is slow. Distillation is by copper pot still and barreling is at very high specific gravity.
Tears is aged in three different barrels -- oak that has previously held scotch, sherry, and brandy -- and brought together in very small batches to create a complex fusion that is more like a cognac than a tequila. Germán then bottles at 43% specific gravity to balance the flavors. This results in a very high rate of osmotic loss - the “angel's tears” that are one reason for the name, Tears of Llorona.
“This is a sipping tequila of the highest order — a rich, complex liquor that's more like a high-end scotch or cognac, and perfect for an after-dinner drink or a New Year’s toast." Men's Journal

“Tears of Llorona takes tequila-aging a step further, blending tequilas matured in three distinct barrels — scotch, sherry and cognac — a balancing act rarely seen outside of premium whisky." The New York Times

“You can spend the rest of your life searching for a better extra añejo than Tears of Llorona NO. 3 Extra Añejo 100% de Agave Azul, but you'll be wasting your time. Trust me, this tequila is utterly sensational, a perfect spirit to share with close friends and family." American Cocktails

Master Distiller Germán Gonzalez suggests a wide glass that allows Tears to open up. Don't rush into it. Let it breathe. Swirl it in the glass. And do choose your glassware carefully because this is an experience for all five senses: the deep amber, the lingering nose, the feel of the legs on the glass, the conversation that ensues, and of course, the unforgettable taste.

“Suffice it to say that Tears of Llorona is unlike any other tequila you’ve ever had," The Portland Examiner.

Siete "7" Leguas Tequila Blanco





Siete "7" Leguas Tequila Blanco...$39.99
Bright and luminous, with silver shades and powerful body, which allows you to enjoy its excellent distillation, leaving a trail of aromas in the mouth with a cooked agave finish. Whether alone or in combination, the nature of the agave is distinguished at all times

Mahina Hawaiian Rum





Mahina Hawaiian Rum...$25.99 

From Hawaii
Premium rum crafted from raw turbinado sugar, Kona coffee distillate, Madagascar vanilla, cocoa essence, clove, cinnamon, and citrus oils.
Distilled, blended, and bottled in Maui, Hawaii using Hali’imaile Distilling’s one-of-a-kind proprietary pot stills.
Maximum exposure to the heating elements during distillation allows Mahina Rum to maintain its natural rich caramel, creme brulee, and bananas fosters characteristics.
Balanced yet complex notes of nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar, and caramel, along with warm flavors of crème brulee and bananas foster.
40% ALC/VOL, 80 Proof

Goose Island Lost Palate Hazy IPA





Goose Island Lost Palate Hazy IPA....$7.99 / 6pk cans
Goose Island Lost Palate Hazy IPA...$15.99 / 15pk cans

Hazy IPA with Mango and Cinnamon
This release is dedicated to Jonny, a long time Goose Island employee. Jonny, and Brewer Quinn, came up with this recipe after Jonny’s recent victorious battle with cancer. Jonny lost the ability to taste many flavors, an unfortunate consequence of battling cancer. He almost completely lost his palate and mangos and cinnamon were two of the few things he was still able to taste.

We’re happy to say that Jonny is now a cancer survivor! This beer pays tribute to the flavors that were never lost.

4 Hands Single Origin Barrel Reserve




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4 Hands Single Origin Barrel Reserve....$21.99 / 22oz
Barrel Reserve Single Origin is our Bourbon barrel-aged version of Single Origin Imperial Stout. Barrel Reserve Single Origin is a collaboration project that focuses on single-origin ingredients. Look for notes of Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, and berry. | ABV: 11.5%


Game of Thrones Mortlach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch


Game of Thrones Mortlach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$122.99
Next Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $129.99
  • Aged 15 Years
  • Finished in Bourbon Casks
  • 46% ABV
  • Very Limited - only 24 bottles available