Monday, June 21, 2021
Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Rye "Missouri Select"...$46.99
Selected date: 03/24/2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
June WRC Raffle --
WRC - release - watch for emails June 1st
Purchases will count until June 30th at 7pm.
As usual, this will be based on the previous 6 months purchases through June 30th Every $300 spent (average $50 per month) counts as a raffle ticket
- Rieger Monogram Whiskey
- Russells 13 Year Old Reserve
- Rebel Yell 10 Year Old
- Nikka Single Malt Yoichi
- Nikka Single Malt Miyagikyo
- Nikka from the Barrel
- Caribou Crossing
- Michters 10 Year Old Bourbon
- Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 Year Old
- Sam Houston 15 Year Old Bourbon
- Henry Mckenna 10 year BIB
- Blanton's Bourbon
- Weller Special Reserve 750ml
- Weller Special Reserve..1.75ml
- Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
- Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
- Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
- Michter's Sour Mash
Saturday, June 19, 2021
All Glenfarclas years are back in stock!
Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt 105 Cask Strength...$76.99
Colour: Deep peaty-gold.
Nose: Complex, oaky, apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness.
Flavour: Dry and assertive, develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit.
Finish: Amazingly smooth for the strength; wonderfully warming and with a lingering smokiness, yet very rounded.
Comment: A great whisky holding all the flavours of all the Glenfarclas in one glass. Being so warming, this is the perfect Hogmanay dram. Don’t be afraid of the strength and order a 210, if you dare!
The smoothness makes the 105 drinkable at cask strength, but I suggest adding a little water to fully explore its great depth.
Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt 25 Year Old....$134.99
Corazon Expressions Tequila Anejo George T. Stagg...$69.99
Color: Light Amber
Aroma: Bright fruitiness and herbal notes
Taste: Balanced flavors of cinnamon, chocolate & green apple
Aging: 22 months in George T Stagg Bourbon Barrels
Alcohol: 40% Alc/Vol 80 proof
Friday, June 18, 2021
A juicy American dry hopped with Mosaic hops for your drinking pleasure.
Distilled using barley which has been infused with peat to a level not less than 50ppm.
This bottling is predominantly from ex Bourbon casks with a generous top dressing of ex Oloroso Sherry casks, to create added depth and greater complexity. It has been bottled at 46%, without chillfiltration, to retain the true cask character.
The name Ballechin originates from a fellow Perthshire farm distillery, which sadly closed its doors in 1927. There, Alfred Barnard, who catalogued all the distilleries in the UK in the 1880’s, made reference to having experienced a peated whisky.
Matsui Whisky - The Kurayoshi Malt Whisky...$64.99 / 750ml
This pure malt whisky has been aged for more than 3 years in ex-Bourbon White Oak Casks. It has a soft malt aroma that is fragrant and refreshing. Flavors of raisins, nuts, and vanilla create a balance of tart and sweet that harmoniously spreads throughout your mouth.
Great price for a great Napa Cabernet!
2016 Caravan Cabernet by Darioush...$44.99 / 750ml (case discount eligible.)
Caravan shares the pedigree of Darioush’s Signature wines, but
displays more ripe, saturated fruit with an elegantly textured finish.
Caravan is anchored in Cabernet Sauvignon with lesser amounts
of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and/or Malbec added for depth and
complexity of flavor
Solidly built, with a beam of cassis and blackberry notes racing through, lined with sweet tobacco, savory and sage hints. Shows ample toast on the finish, with a violet detail imparting lift and ample fruit persisting. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2028.
- Wine Spectator: 92 Points
Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected and mingled six of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon recipes, each aged a minimum of 6 years, to handcraft Small Batch Select. Non-chill filtered and 104 proof, our newest permanent product-line extension offers truly unique flavor characteristics. Balancing notes of candied fruit with warmth and spice, Small Batch Select is enjoyable to both casual drinkers and Bourbon connoisseurs. Small Batch Select is best enjoyed straight up or on the rocks.
104 proof. 52% alcohol/volume.
Congrats to Stone Hill Winery! The 2017 Stone Hill Norton was named Best of Class in the Native Wine category at the 2020 American Wine Society (AWS) Competition. In stock now at Rock Hill and New Ballas.
2017 Stone Hill Norton...$15.99 / 750 ml
Absolutely outstanding vintage! Complex nose with brambly black current and hints of butterscotch and toasted nuts from barrel aging. Rich and full-bodied, the 2017 Norton brought Stone Hill its 4th C.V. Riley Award in 7 years as Missouri’s Best Norton!
The Norton grape is a true native American grape of the species vitis aestivalis and the official state grape of Missouri. Since the Norton grape evolved under North-American, continental growing conditions, it is perfectly suited to our long, warm summers and cold winters. In addition, it is blessed with a natural resistance to all types of fungal disease. Our Estate Bottled Norton is produced from 100 percent estate-grown Norton grapes from our own Norton Vineyards high above the Missouri River. Careful fermentation on the skins is followed by 12 months of aging in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels.
Harvested mid October 2017; Alcohol - 13.8%
Crafted from hand-selected bourbon barrels and made with 100% Texas grains sourced from a co-op of Texas farmers, Devils River Distiller’s Select is a “grain to glass” Texas Straight Bourbon.
THE LONE STAR STATE HEAT
Distiller’s Select is distilled and aged in the hot Texas climate for over two years in a new #4 charred American oak barrel. The Texas heat naturally accelerates the aging cycle making it the perfect location for our rickhouse. As the whiskey expands deeper into the oak staves, our bourbon developed its dark color and complex flavor.
WATER AND WHISKEY
Once our Distiller determines our whiskey is ready to bottle, Distiller’s Select is then brought to its final 120-proof by marrying the bourbon with spring water from the Devils River Region. Resulting in a well-balanced, high-proof bourbon.
Patel Winery - Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 2016...$146.99 / 750ml
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville) is superb. Dark, powerful, and savory, full-bodied, it packs a serious punch.
95 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
Patel Winery - Red Blend 2016...$71.99 / 750ml
Dark, powerful, and juicy, with terrific fruit intensity from start to finish. Black cherry, chocolate, plum, licorice, and spice infuse this pliant, super-expressive wine.
Patel Winery - Sauvignon Blanc 2018...$56.99 / 750 ml
Oskar Blues Death by Flapjacks...$10.99 / 4pk
Porter with Maple Syrup, Vanilla, Lemon Peel, and Nutmeg
Are we flippin' crazy? Maybe. Death By Flapjacks English Porter (6.5% ABV) is here in all its monster maple goodness. It's a built-in excuse for a breakfast beer.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Includes 5 Single Malts in 100ml bottles and 2 tasting glasses
100 ml bottle of each
- Singleton 12 Year Old Single Malt
- Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch
- Mortlach 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
- Talisker 10 Year old Single Malt Scotch
- Lagavulin 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
- Plus 2 tasting glasses!
Bill E. Small Batch Bacon...$14.99 / 1 pound
"When Berkshire Red pigs and Chantilly White pigs get together, magic happens." — Bill E
“Heavy heavy, thick kosher salt, brown sugar with real molasses, and then I use a pink curing salt with no nitrates. (FYI, that’s sodium nitrite, not nitrate). That's required, because that's what America's looking for right now. And that's it. Nothing else.”
Could Bill E’s small batch bacon become the next Benton’s?
SCOTT GOLD - Extra Crispy
There was a moment during my adventure at the World Food Championships that I’ll never forget. One of my fellow judges, an amazingly friendly grillmaster named Michael McDearman, struck up a conversation with me once we’d completed our official duties as bacon judges. After telling him a little bit about my very fortunate life as a Bacon Critic, he said, rather matter of factly, “There’s someone you need to meet.” Intrigued, I followed him over to the event’s “Tasting Village,” where he introduced me to William “Bill E” Stitt, chef and proprietor of the Old 27 Grill in Fairhope, Alabama, not too far from Mobile.
Stitt (“the second T is silent,” he noted) fashions his own brand of porcine goodness from the humble Fairhope roadhouse, a charming, wooden joint out on the verdant Alabama Highway 181. He was there that day to demo his bacon, which my new buddy Michael said “is absolutely going to be the next Benton’s.” And if you’re familiar with Benton's—beloved for years now by top chefs for their brilliant country hams and, naturally, bacon—you’ll know that this is not a small boast.
After trying Bill E’s bacon, however, that boast didn’t seem so outlandish. This is some lovingly, painstakingly handcrafted stuff that literally made me moan in porky, smoky ecstasy—and this, mind you, was after I tasted ten rounds of bacon dishes that morning.
What makes Bill E’s bacon so jaw-droppingly good? Here’s where the piggy mastery lies:
It all starts with the hogs
According to Stitt, “What I'm looking for is a combination of Pure Rock Red and Chantilly White pigs. I like that good mix of hog, and I like that I can get them to the weight I desire. They come from small family farms, sometimes third or fourth generation, in Southern Iowa and Southern Illinois. And I'm really pleased with the quality of the product I get... when I get it, it was slaughtered that day or the day before. And when they arrive on the truck, they're not even stored anywhere; they immediately go into the cure that day. I get the whole bellies, guaranteed to come from the same hog, and with absolutely nothing done to them.
“A lot of people pick on me and say, ‘Bill E, why don't you use Alabama hogs?’ And I learned a whole lot about the hogs by spending a lot of time on the farms and with the farmers. Back when I was in Yazoo City, Mississippi, as a kid, I was in 4H raising hogs. It's not that I'm against getting hogs from Alabama, but I've just never been able to find the quality premium protein in the quantity that I'm looking for. It's the same reason I don't buy Wisconsin oysters. I want my pigs to come from where the feed is.”
“It's very traditional,” Bill E says “Heavy heavy, thick kosher salt, brown sugar with real molasses, and then I use a pink curing salt with no nitrates. (FYI, that’s sodium nitrite, not nitrate). That's required, because that's what America's looking for right now. And that's it. Nothing else.”
There’s science behind the smoke
“It’s all about hickory,” according to Stitt. “That's where it all started. Just one smoke. It has nothing to do with time, and everything to do with temperature. The hickory doesn't give it too much smoke. You know, people will talk about smoke levels from one to ten, and when you start to get to six and a half, seven and above, you're starting to lose that pork, and I want the pork to stand out. So that's what I get from hickory. I don't cremate it.”
It’s been sung to (really)
“We make our bacon right behind the stage at the Grill, so therefore it's 'serenaded by songwriters.' When I opened up the Old 27, I built a little room in the back where I could perfect my recipes, my smokes, and cures, and eventually came up with a product that's second to none. I just really want to offer a great traditional protein that chefs are going to look at and say, 'I want this on the center of the plate.' I don't want it on top of a burger... I want a burger on top of it! ... That’s my ultimate goal: bacon being on the center of the plate, not just on top or wrapped around something.”
Or, as Bill E is noted to say, “Give the L and T an inferiority complex on your next BLT.”
Consider me sold.
Booker's Bourbon Tagalong Batch...$79.99
The batch is made up of barrels from three production dates that were aged in six different rackhouse locations. The breakdown of barrel storage for Booker’s Tagalong Batch is as follows:
4% came from the 3rd floor of 7-story warehouse 5
3% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse X
13% came from the 5th floor of 9-story warehouse D
33% came from the 6th floor of 9-story warehouse H
40% came from the 7th floor of 9-story warehouse H
7% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse Z
The deep rich color of Tagalong Batch comes from the mid-to-high rackhouse floor locations where these barrels have matured. With pronounced aromas of caramel and vanilla, balanced with the “sweet brown” wood sugar flavor notes from the charred white oak barrels, this batch carries a bold flavor with a surprisingly clean finish - making you want to come back for another sip.
DATE: June 27th (Sunday) event!
TIME: 8pm BST (12pm PDT / 3pm EDT).
We have the 3pk sets in stock now
John Glaser will be conducting a nation-wide Father’s Day tasting
Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection...$19.99 / 3pk of 50ml bottles
Peat Monster: You will find a spectrum of seaside and medicinal peatiness, along with kipper-like smokiness, all surrounding a core of fruity malt whisky character. THE PEAT MONSTER is a whisky for those who love intensity, flavour and freshness, balance and drinkability. A whisky for those who appreciate the blending of seemingly dissonant elements to create something sublime.
The Spice Tree: Et voila, THE SPICE TREE was resurrected – matured using a custom-made cask with French oak for the heads and American oak for the bodies. SPICE TREE is a rich, intense malt whisky redolent of baking spices and layered with toasty oak accents that complement the underlying distillery character.
The Spaniard: In this, our first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. You will find a whisky that is full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. It’s a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.
The Quiet Man Traditional Irish Whiskey...$22.99
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The Quiet Man 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey....$31.99
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Sometimes he would bring me in to work with him and so I grew up loving the sounds and smells of the bar, the craic, the laughter and the smell of the beer and whiskey. Especially the whiskey. Now that I am making my own whiskey, I am naming it after my father. As a bartender he saw a lot of things and heard a lot of stories, but like all good bartenders, he was true to his code and told no tales. My father, John Mulgrew, “The Quiet Man”, or as they say in Ireland “An Fear Ciuin.”
Toppling Goliath Nugmo IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Mosaic, Sabro, Simco, and Amarillo hops join forces to create a bouquet of tropical citrus and pineapple aromas. This bold, hop-forward IPA captivates the senses as you raise a glass in tribute to lord NugMo. May he bless your taste buds with a bounty of flavor.
Toppling Goliath Pineapple Papaya Fandango...$20.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Conjure up warm-weather vibes with this kettle sour. Tropical papaya and fresh-squeezed pineapple juice will transport your tastebuds to a tropical wonderland. Sweet, tart, and then sweet again.
2018 McManis Zinfnadel Lodi Zinfandel...$9.99
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From the home of Zinfandel, this Lodi Zin is delicious and full-bodied with ripe dark plum, blackberry, ripe red berry, strawberry, earthy florals, coconut and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Simply delicious and a perfect choice for grilled ribs or burgers.
Zinfandel food pairings: chicken wings, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled lamb loin, grilled duck breast.
Rated 91/100 Natalie Maclean