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Monday, September 27, 2021

Zoom tasting with Dr. Paul McLaughlin of the Glenora Distillery


Zoom tasting with Dr. Paul McLaughlin
of the Glenora Distillery

Wednesday, 10/6 6-7:15pm (room opens at 5:30)



We have a great Zoom tasting coming up on October 6th with the Glenora Distillery located in Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Dr. Paul McLaughlin will guide us through their impressive portfolio.

Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting. Pick any one of the expressions below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite. If you have already purchased one of the Glen Breton expressions, 
email dave@winandcheeseplace.com



Glen Breton Rare Single Malt 10 Year Old...$61.99 43% abv
Winner of Gold Medal, 2011 International Review of Spirits, Chicago
Rated in Top 50 Spirits Worldwide, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2006
Aged for 10 years with American Oak in traditional warehouses situated within the apple orchard of the Glenora Distillery property in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


Glen Breton Rare Single Malt 10 Year Old Ice Wine Finish...$85.99 57.2% abv
2021 Gold Medal Winner | New York International Spirits Competition
Gold and Silver Medal Winner at San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Glen Breton Ice is our single malt whisky finished in an ice wine barrel.
At the suggestion from a Glen Breton fan, Glenora approached Jost Vineyards, an award wining Nova Scotia winery, requesting to use one of their oak barrels once used for their Ortega Ice Wine to finish one of Glenora's cask strength whiskies. With the partnership in place the experiment began. Because ice wine is powerful in its own unique way Glenora tasted the whisky each day as it picked up trace hints of sweetness and fruit from the grape. After 4 months it was felt that the ideal finish was achieved.


Glen Breton Rare Single Malt 14 Year Old...$93.99 43% abv
2021 Gold Medal Winner | New York International Spirits Competition
Triple Gold Medal Winner | Micro Liquor
Nose: Wild Apple, heather, honey and maple
Taste: Light and smooth with hints of apples, chocolate, vanilla and touch of toasty wood and maple
Finish: Lingering flavour, including nuts, and berries and fruitiness


Glen Breton Rare Single Malt 19 Year Old...$169.99 43% abv
2021 Bronze Medal Winner | New York International Spirits Competition
The Glen Breton Rare 19-Year-Old forms part of our range which features a series of single malt whiskies matured exclusively in hand-picked American oak casks for richness and complexity. Its notable features include a nose of orange, pine, honey, oil, brine and subtle smoke flavours. The palate is warm and rich, with notes of pepper, cedar, lemon, hazelnut and maple with a long smooth finish. Savour this neat.




A little info about our guest
Dr. Paul McLaughlin is a noted spirits consultant from the beautiful
province of Nova Scotia. With degrees in Chemistry and Dental Surgery, he
has an intimate knowledge of how and why we enjoy the ‘Water of Life’. When
he’s not fixing people’s smiles at the office, he’s usually making people
smile with his lively and informative spirits events.. Doc holds diplomas
from Springbank Whisky School, Edinburgh Whisky Academy, and the Islay
Whisky Academy,
is guest lecturer at the Highland Whisky Academy, provides
the Whisky Ambassador Certification programme for Atlantic Canada, and
delivered the first Gin Ambassador Certification programm in North America.
His nose for whiskey also earned him a position on the tasting panel for the Isle of Arran Distillery and a position at the Edinburgh Whiskey Academy where he's earned his Diploma in Single Malt Whisky.  Doc is an internationally-accredited Whisky Ambassador, a title awarded by the Whisky Ambassador Program of Glasgow.
He also holds WSET Awards for Spirits as well as Wines


Cantillon



We received some Cantillon -- it has been a few years!!

This will go through the BRC - based on beer purchases over the past 6 months through ?? not sure yet (next 7-10 days).  Will update.    







Cantillon - Scheduled to arrive soon!


Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
Cantillon Classic Geuze
Cantillon Iris
Cantillon Kriek

Friday, September 24, 2021

Toppling Goliath Flying Seahorses Double IPA






Toppling Goliath Flying Seahorses Double IPA...$17.99 / 4pk cans
A Collaboration with Vitamin Sea

Legend has it, Flying Seahorses cannot be caught. Challenge accepted! We dispatched ourselves on an aquatic adventure with our Dino-mite buddies at Vitamin Sea to capture these majestic creatures. These miniature, magical, quasi-equestrian sea dwellers took us on a merry-go-round ride of flavor, featuring PNW-grown Citra, paired with personally selected Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Sunrise hops from Hop Revolution. Strap on your snorkel and let this hard-to-catch Double IPA take you on your own journey of mythical proportions.

Double India Pale Ale:  7.8% ABV
featured Hops:  Hand-selected Citra, Nelson Sauvin,
& Pacific Sunrise hops

September 2021 WRC Raffle

Our Rock Hill Location is moving to Kirkwood!

Important - Rock Hill will be closed on September 26th and the new location will not open until October 1st.  So, please go in and pick up your online orders before the move.  You will not be able to pick them up next week.

(or pick one of our other locations for pick up)


We would like to transfer less product! 

DOUBLE WRC POINTS AT ROCK HILL ONLY THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

So please head to Rock Hill this Friday and Saturday and ALL PURCHASES (wine, beer, liquor, cheese, nuts, candy) will all count as  DOUBLE WRC POINTS for the September WRC raffle.


You must pick up in store before the move. 

We do not want to move reserve items.

If you have online orders please come and pick them up before the move.  They will not be available for pick up until we open the new location.




September WRC Raffle -- 

WRC - release - watch for emails starting October 1st/2nd

Purchases will count until September 30 at 7pm.

As usual, this will be based on the previous 6 months purchases through Aug 31   Every $300 spent (average $50 per month) counts as a raffle ticket

  • Glenmorangie 13 Year Old Cognac Cask Limited Release
  • Bookers Little Book Chapter 5
  • Pikesville Rye
  • Backbone Bourbon Decade Down
  • Willett Rye
  • Larceny Barrel Proof
  • Nikka from the Barrel
  • Caribou Crossing
  • Blanton's Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Special Reserve..1.75ml
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
  • Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
  • Clase Azul

plus more....


Rock Hill is having a big moving sale!
AMAZING SAVINGS AND DOUBLE WRC POINTS!
Some great wines on sale!
We would rather sell them than move them!
Go into our 9755 Manchester Road location and check out the big table at the front of the store.
More items being added everyday!

Rock Hill location only
Sale goes through this Saturday, September 25th 7pm
No addition case discounts
Subject to stock on hand
No reservations


The Rock Hill location will be closed September 25th at 7pm (for good)
The new Kirkwood location will open October 1st at 10am! (if all goes to plan)

The new location is just 1.6 miles West of the current location.  We will still be on Manchester Road



BIG NEWS! ST. LOUIS’S BEST NEW BOTTLE SHOP
IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI


Opening October 2021
10451 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Missouri


Check out this preview  on Instagram

More Wine
More Scotch
More Bourbon
More Beer
More Cold Beer
More Tequila
More Mezcal
More Gin
More Vodka
more of everything!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Perennial!




We traded Perennial 5 barrels for a couple of bottles of beer!


Perennial River Raptor - Imperial Stout aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels with Marshmallows, cacao nibs and vanilla beans (not for sale, only available at the brewery)

Perennial 10th Anniversary Blend - Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout in collaboration with Side Project
(not for sale, only available at the brewery)



We sent them five barrels that we will see some beer in a few years.
  • George Remus High Rye Bourbon
  • George Remus Low Rye Bourbon
  • Jefferson Bourbon
  • Oak and Eden Wheated Bourbon
  • Rossville Union

Oak & Eden / TWCP Wheat & Spire Wheated Bourbon

Our barrel we chose French Oak and Heavy Toast for the Spire




Oak & Eden / TWCP Wheat & Spire Wheated Bourbon...$49.99
  • Wheated Bourbon
  • Wood: French Oak
  • Fire: Heavy Toast on the Spire
  • Proof: 116
  • 120 bottles

In a traditional bourbon, you’ll find a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley. Swap the rye with wheat, and a whole new world of flavors open up. With all the sweetness and creaminess traditionally found in bourbon, but with virtually no bite on the finish, Wheat & Spire is among the most pleasant and drinkable whiskeys in the Oak & Eden family. We then bring this whiskey to life with a fired French Oak spire, introducing new, silky botanicals coming naturally from the French Oak.


Now that our masterpiece is bottled, the work of finishing begins. Unlike traditional finished whiskey, we do not rest our whiskey in a secondary cask, but finish our whiskey in-bottle. We do this by placing a 5” long spiral-cut piece of wood, cut from the same species of wood as the finishing barrel into our bottle. In the Wheat & Spire, we cut a Spire from French Oak, porous and rich, containing nearly twice the amount of natural botanicals as American Oak, creating a rich, fruity, silky finish.

FIRE -- Heavy + TOAST

Before we place the spire of wood into the Wheat & Spire, we expose it to fire, toasting the wood to the perfect degree that will produce a finish that is deep and rich with subtle notes of fruit and vanilla.

Rothaus Tannenzäpfle Pils... 5 liter mini keg

Super limited!!!


ALREADY SOLD OUT!!




Rothaus Tannenzäpfle Pils...$33.99 / 5 liter mini keg

The Rothaus Brewery is Germany’s highest brewery by elevation, at 1,000 meters above sea level. Situated in Germany’s beautiful Black Forest, the brewery was first established in 1791. Today, Rothaus is accredited as one of the most successful breweries in Germany, largely due to the high quality of their products.

FUN FACTS
Tannenzäpfle means “pine cone” in German – a fitting name as there are many pine cone producing spruce-fir trees in the Black Forest.

The icon, “Biergit” (beer girl), a Black Forest girl holding two glasses of beer, first debuted in 1956 and is now the defining symbol for all beers made for the Rothaus Brewery.


Tannenzäpfle Pils – Tannenzäpfle is made from the finest, all-natural ingredients Germany has to offer:
  • Water sourced from 7 natural springs in the heart of the Black Forest.
  • Malted barley from the Highlands and Valleys of the Black Forest.
  • Aroma hops from the Tettnang and Hallertau areas next to the Black Forest.
  • The yeast is cultivated at the brewery and is exclusively used in Rothaus beers.
  • No bitter hops are ever added to Tannenzäpfle Pils and no other ingredients are used in brewing this deliciously refreshing Pilsner.

Odell Brewing Sippin' Tropical Sour



Odell Brewing Sippin' Tropical Sour...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
PASSION FRUIT, PINEAPPLE, & TANGERINE
TROPICAL FRUITED SOUR
4.5%
Slow down, unwind, and come hang out for a while with Sippin’ Tropical, a delicately sour ale packed with pineapple, passion fruit, and tangerine, and balanced by a touch of Himalayan pink sea salt. Vacation vibes included in every sip.

Motorhead Ace of Spades Straight Bourbon Whiskey




Motorhead Ace of Spades Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$44.99
Aged 4 years


Mash Bill:
  • 60% Corn
  • 36% Rye
  • 4% Barley

A raucous Rock n' Roll blend of straight Bourbon Whiskey boasting a high rye content and bursting with complex flavors. Produced using award-winning small batch distilling methods in North Dakota. Celebrating the loudest rock n' roll band to ever grace our ears.

"Aged four years in charred oak barrels, the bourbon is a blend of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% barley. With notes of vanilla on the nose, this bourbon has a balanced combination of spicy and sweet flavors with cinnamon, rye, black pepper and mint. Full-bodied and complex it tastes of oak, caramelized brown sugar, tobacco and cocoa with a strong cinnamon finish.
Band members Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell have contributed to the development of the bourbon’s flavor profile with frequent tastings throughout the process. Named for their hit album, Ace of Spades, the bottle features artwork from the album cover along with signatures from band members Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee." - Bevnet




KSHE-95 Rocktober Burning Skye






Empyrean KSHE-95 Rocktober Burning Skye...$8.99 / 6pk
KSHE ROCKTOBER Beer … a Scottish style Ale made by Empyrean Brewing Company.
Brewed in the tradition of Scotland’s malty-sweet beers, it’s sweet and smooth with a wee hint of smoked character and pairs well with grilled chicken, beef, barbecue, wild game and cinnamon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Scratch Brewing releases

 

Scratch Brewing Ginger...$15.99 / 500ml
Bottle-conditioned sour beer brewed without hops. made with pilsner malt from sugar creek malt, honey from royal bee in Steeleville, and ginger from our garden, fermented with our wild house mixed culture. tart, spicy, refreshing. 5.6% abv 

Scratch Brewing Dandelion Ginger Tonic...$15.99 / 500ml
Bottle-conditioned sour beer brewed without hops. Bittered and flavored with southern Illinois-grown dandelion, ginger, carrot tops, and clover, and fermented with our wild house mixed culture. 4.4% abv

Scratch Brewing Strawberry Sumac...$17.99 / 500ml
Sour ale brewed without hops. brewed with grain from Sugar Creek Malt, fermented with our wild house culture, then re-fermented on Southern Illinois-grown strawberries and sumac. pronounced strawberry aroma with a cherry pie-like finish from the sumac. scored a 99 in Craft Beer & Brewing! 5.5% abv

Scratch Brewing Single Tree Hickory..$15.99 / 500ml
bottle-conditioned sour ale brewed without hops. made with grain from sugar creek malt, bittered and flavored with bickory leaves, nuts, and bark, and fermented with our house mixed culture. notes of incense and toasted marshmallow. 5.8% abv 

Scratch Brewing Fig Porter...$17.99 / 750ml
the inverse of our foeder-aged fig, this beer was brewed with a hefty dose of chocolate malt from sugar creek malt, mashed through juniper, and brewed with Chicago hardy figs from our property. cinnamon, orange peel, and pine aromas compleemnt a rich, chocolatey base beer. 5.6% abv

Scratch Brewing Foeder-aged Fig...$21.99 / 750ml
bottle-conditioned beer brewed with Chicago hardy figs and clover from our property, then aged in a new oak foeder. the figs and clover lend notes of cinnamon and baking spice flavor that melds well with the vanillins in the oak and a balancing acidity from the wild yeast and bacteria. 5.5% abv

Scratch Brewing Chanterelle Biere de Garde...$24.99 / 750ml
a scratch classic! One of our favorite beers. this is a malty farmhouse beer brewed with over 100 lbs of chanterelle mushrooms from the woods behind our brewery. A crisp farmhouse beer with notes of apricot and caramel and a mushroomy cellar character on the finish. 6.5% abv

Scratch Brewing Wild Cherry Biere de Garde...$21.99 750ml
bottle-conditioned beer brewed over a wood fire in our copper kettle with grain from our friends at Sugar Creek Malt, Illinois-grown hops, and wild cherry bark from our property. woodsy, slightly smoky bark character with bright cherry aromas and a clean malt-forward finish. 7.0% abv • 750 ml

Founders KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa -- BACK IN STOCK!  AGAIN!


KBS Espresso IN STOCK NOW!







Founders KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout....$19.99 / 4pk
12% ABV
Here’s one for the cocoa lovers: KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa – the sumptuous, deep coffee and chocolate flavors of KBS rise to the next level with a swirl of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla to create a sweet-but-not-too-sweet barrel-aged drinking experience. It’s a whole new spin on KBS that’s sure to sweeten your spirits.




Founders Espresso KBS aged in Bourbon Barrels...$19.99 / 4pk 12oz
KBS gets its coffee fix in the very first variant to come from our beloved bourbon barrel-aged stout. Yes, KBS may already be brewed with coffee, but it gets some extra oomph when it’s aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels. The result is a fresh and snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can’t start your day with a barrel-aged stout?

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Whiner Beer Company

Whiner Beer Company focuses on barrel aged beers and is dedicated to the Belgian tradition of bacteria and alternative yeast fermentations.


Whiner Beer Company Le-Tub...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
A Blended Barrel-Aged Wild Saison with Centennial and Amarillo hops
6.4% ABV



Whiner Beer Company Miaou...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
A Barrel-Aged, Dry-Hopped Belgian Wheat with Hallertau and Amarillo hops
6.5% ABV

Sea Smoke new releases!


Our very popular and annual release of Sea Smoke is coming!  
Do not miss out.
We only see this once a year!

Due to high demand..... 
email aaron@wineandcheeseplace.com or 
call 314.727.8788 for pricing and availability!

6 bottle pricing available


Inquire about pricing and availability

2019 Sea Smoke ‘Southing’ Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills
Southing refers to the south-facing hillside bluffs found on our estate vineyard. Each year, our goal for this wine is to create the ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. Southing is a true expression of the terroir of Sea Smoke Vineyard: seductive flavors and fine tannins complimented by cool climate acidity.

2019 Sea Smoke ‘Ten’ Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills
Ten is named for the ten Pinot Noir clones found on our estate vineyard. Our most masculine wine, it is brooding and intense, with firm, mature tannins and a long, velvety finish. Ten is not for the faint-of-heart and has been known, on occasion, to convert even the most fanatic Cabernet lover.

2016 Sea Smoke Sea Spray Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine
The Pinot Noir for this méthode champenoise sparkling wine comes from specific blocks on our estate vineyard, which are picked early – before our regular pinot noir harvest begins. Sur lie aging in barrel and extended bottle aging en tirage add to the wine’s complexity. Sea Spray is fresh and alive on the palate and finishes with impressive length. The nuanced nose expresses fresh blueberries, rising dough and rose petal. The wine enters the palate with energetic freshness and is enlivened with minerality on the finish.

2019 Sea Smoke Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills
The grapes for this wine come from loamy, well-drained soils on our estate vineyard. Dijon and Wente clones are fermented in stainless steel as well as in French oak foudres and demi-muids. This is an elegant chardonnay with a focused mid-palate and the refreshing cool climate acidity characteristic of Sea Smoke Vineyard.

2019 Cambria Katherines Vineyard Chardonnay




The Wine Spectator says $22 suggested retail, we did not take that suggestion!


2019 Cambria Katherines Vineyard Chardonnay...$14.98
Plush and well-spiced, with a creamy texture to the ripe apple and peach pastry flavors. The finish is loaded with buttered toast accents that glide across the palate. Drink now through 2024. 52,000 cases made. — KM
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast "Editor's Choice"

George Remus Cask Strength Bourbon



Latest Remus barrel just arrived.  The "High Rye" arrived a few weeks back.  Today we received the "Traditional Mash Bill" or "Low Rye".  

In stock at Forsyth now.  The rest of the stores later in the week

Great to have all this info about them!!!
They have different mash bills, different cooperages, different proof, one aged in a brick building and one in a steel building.....grab a bottle of each!




George Remus / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon "LR"...$54.99

Compare to $62.99 at Total Wine and More for their single barrel

  • Cask Strength 110.6 proof
  • Barreled in 2015 
  • Bottled 06/21/2021 - around 6 years old
  • Barrel No. 267
  • Cooperage - Kelvin
  • Storage - Multi Story Brick
  • Yield 182 bottles


Mashbill: "traditional Bourbon"

  • 75% Corn
  • 21% Rye
  • 4% Barley Malt








In stock at all four stores now!
George Remus / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon High Rye "HR"...$54.99
Compare to $62.99 at Total Wine and More for their single barrel

  • Cask Strength 122.3 proof
  • Barreled in 2016 - around 5 years old
  • Barrel No. 454
  • Cooperage - Speyside
  • Storage - single story, steel building
  • Yield 212 bottles


Mashbill: "high rye"

  • 60% Corn
  • 36% Rye
  • 4% Barley Malt

Canadian Club Chronicles 43 Year Old Blended Canadian Whisky

 


Canadian Club Chronicles 43 Year Old Blended Canadian Whisky...$299.99
90 proof
43 year old

Issue No.3 - The Speakeasy
During Prohibition Canadian Club was the whisky of choice in speakeasies based on its reputation for quality and authenticity. CC, the original "club" whisky creating memorable moments for 160 years.



12 packs of Toppling Goliath


In 12 pack 12oz cans!



Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue...$22.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
This single-hop pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well-balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. She roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen. Pseudo Sue’s unique taste is clean and bright with just enough bite!


Pale Ale: 5.8% ABV • 45 IBU

featured Hops: Citra

Monday, September 20, 2021

Rock Hill Moving Sale!


Rock Hill is having a big moving sale!
AMAZING SAVINGS!
Some great wines on sale!
We would rather sell them than move them!

Go into our 9755 Manchester Road location and check out the big table at the front of the store.
More items being added everyday!

Rock Hill location only
Sale goes through this Saturday, September 25th 7pm
No addition case discounts
Subject to stock on hand
No reservations


The Rock Hill location will be closed September 25th at 7pm (for good)
The new Kirkwood location will open October 1st at 10am! (if all goes to plan)

The new location is just 1.6 miles West of the current location.  We will still be on Manchester Road












BIG NEWS! ST. LOUIS’S BEST NEW BOTTLE SHOP
IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI


Opening October 2021
10451 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Missouri


Check out this preview  on Instagram

More Wine
More Scotch
More Bourbon
More Beer
More Cold Beer
More Tequila
More Mezcal
More Gin
More Vodka
more of everything!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Town Branch Limited Releases

Very limited releases



Town Branch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Sherry Cask...$59.99
96.4 proof
Sherry Cask Finished expression
"The Town Branch Sherry Cask Finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon has even more limited availability, with only 500 cases available to purchase. The blend is made from Bourbon drawn from 26 oloroso Sherry casks, combined with several single-barrel Bourbons that are individually finished in oloroso Sherry barrels.

Most whiskeys in the blend are approximately six years old. The resulting liquid boasts ‘pronounced complexity and an exceptionally smooth finish’.

Master distiller of Town Branch Distillery Mark Coffman said: “This whiskey is truly handcrafted. There is no automation in the distillation process, and I decide where to make the cuts." - The Spirit Business



Town Branch Straight Bourbon True Cask....$38.99
108.1 proof
"The Town Branch True Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a 50/50 blend of two distinct mash bills – a higher-malt mash and Kentucky Bourbon mash. Only 1,800 cases of the expression have been produced.
“We want to show a Bourbon that was true to the cask, because the true beauty of the barrels is usually only tasted by the blenders and distillers,” said Alan Kennedy, head blender of Town Branch Distillery.
“We are bringing that experience home and giving everyone a look inside the cask in a way that very few distilleries can. Blending is vital to the development of each batch’s flavour profile, and each barrel used for True Cask is hand selected for its unique characteristics.
“My favourite aspect of True Cask is the development of flavours that we are able to highlight through thoughtful and meticulous blending.”
The True Cask is non-chill filtered, with notes of caramel and sweet corn leading to dried fruits on the nose. The palate contains flavours of toasted cinnamon with apricot and hints of leather, and the finish leads to hints of oak and baking spices." - The Spirit Business