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Thursday, May 20, 2021

2019 Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie





2019 Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie...$23.99
Alain Coudert's 2019 Fleurie from the Clos de la Roilette is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of rose petals, red cherries, raspberries, spices and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, deep and velvety, it's elegant and fine-boned, with lively acids, refined structuring tannins and a long, perfumed finish. Readers who gravitate toward classical styles of Beaujolais will prefer the 2019 to the richer, more gourmand 2018, but both are lovely vintages for this reference-point address.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Old Bakery Brewing






Old Bakery 6th Anniversary Ale Bourbon Barrel Aged Cream Ale...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
6th Anniversary - We made it through 2020, that is definitely something to celebrate! This Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Cream Ale should do the trick! 9% ABV, 30 IBU



Old Bakery Blueberry Cream Ale...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This light and fruity ale was brewed with blueberries… and with pride! A portion of every sale goes to support Vivent Health in their mission to achieve a world without HIV/AIDS 4.5% ABV


Patrick St. Surin Clarin Milot Rum


Clairin: Haiti's Rhum Agricole.
Clairin is made from sugarcane juice like Rhum Agricole (not Molasses). They use indigenous wild yeasts.









Patrick St. Surin Clarin Milot Rum...$35.99
We are proud to introduce Patrick St. Surin who is making Clairin (the local rum of Haïti) in the most thoughtful way possible: harvesting his own sugarcane or using sugarcane syrup made in-house or nearby, native yeast fermentations, and distilling in small, alembic stills. In essence, Clairin is the most compelling argument for the expression of terroir in spirits, and it achieves this in the most visceral way.

Patrick St. Surin, who lives in Carrefour Des Pères, a small commune about a thirty-minute drive outside of Cap-Haïtien. Here the plateau that forms much of the middle of the island gives way to plains that reach the Caribbean Sea to the north. He farms just over ten hectares of sugarcane, and has been distilling since 2012, when he decided against his father’s will to stay in his hometown to launch his business. As Patrick puts it, he did not view success as getting out of Haïti. Instead, he saw the opportunity to have success on his own terms.

The fields surrounding the distillery are pieced together with the aforementioned ten hectares worth of sugarcane planted with local cane varieties like Medialande, Pete Coca, Zariete grown by Patrick. In addition to this, there are a few hectares farmed by neighbors who allow him to harvest the cane in exchange for allowing their cattle and goat to graze freely around the property. Once the cane is harvested — the months considered to produce the highest quality sugarcane are February-March and July-August — it is carted back to the distillery by donkey and immediately crushed. ​

The juice is then poured manually into large open-top fermenters called pièces where a small addition of sugarcane syrup is added in the local method. Fermentations occur naturally, usually taking 10-15 days to complete. From here, the fermented cane juice is loaded into a small pot still and is distilled twice, rested, and then bottled by hand at full proof. The result is one of the purest expressions of sugarcane that we have ever tasted. -- importer

Dragon Stout is back!







Dragon Stout..$12.99 / 6pk
Brewed in Kingston Jamaica

Known as Jamaica’s best kept secret, DRAGON STOUT extends the range of beers available in Jamaica. First brewed in 1920, DRAGON STOUT became know as the working man’s drink and established is itself as a source of strength and vitality. Still a favourite of most Jamaicans, DRAGON STOUT holds its own in the market as the popular stout.

This stout is rooted in our culture. The mysterious dark and smooth liquid has proudly been brewed and bottled in Jamaica since 1920. DRAGON STOUT™ is a uniquely brewed stout, dark brown in colour with a full rounded flavour and sweet distinctive taste that is easy to drink.

7.5% ABV

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Loch Lomond Glengarry


From the Loch Lomond Distillery!!!










Glengarry Blended Scotch Whisky....$12.99 / 750ml
Glengarry Blended Scotch Whisky...$27.99 / 1.75 liter

Glengarry Highland Blended Scotch Whisky has been crafted using only the finest ingredients and matured to perfection, it is a full-bodied whisky with hints of smoke and peat.

Glengarry Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$26.99
Glengarry Highland Single Malt Whisky is distilled from Scotland's finest ingredients and carefully matured, before being married in the finest oak casks for the perfect harmony of flavour and aroma.  A single malt Scotch whisky with a distinctive background character with a hint of smoke and peat.

Glengarry 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$41.99
Glengarry 12 Years Old Single Malt Whisky is light and floral with hints of grassy notes. The whisky is aged in three types of cask bourbon, refill and re-charred casks for a period of 12 years.

Sans Wine Co. "sans additives, sans chemicals, sans pretense"

 






Sans Wine Co. Cans...Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel...$8.49 / 12oz can
   -in stock now at our Rock Hill location 


Certified Vegan, Unfined, Unfiltered
No Added Sulfites, Only Naturally Occurring Sulfites!

Rosé
Our Rosé is produced from Carignan grapes grown on the Poor Ranch in Hopland, Mendocino. The vineyard is dry farmed and certified organic through CCOF.
Pale pink color with notes of freshly picked red berries, melon and mouthwatering acidity!

Sauvignon Blanc
‘Finley Road Vineyard’ is surrounded by pear and walnut orchards in Lake County’s Kelseyville area. The vineyard is certified organic through CCOF and is owned by Kelseyville's organic pear farmers, the Carpenter Family.
Not your grassy Sauvignon Blanc! Notes of tropical fruits, melon, pineapple, pear and hints of honey.

Zinfandel
Our Zinfandel comes from the Poor Ranch Vineyard's ‘Easter Block.’ Certified organic and farmed by 5th generation grape growers John, John Samuel and Susan Poor.
We like to drink this slightly chilled. Because we do not age any of our wines in oak, our red wines lean towards the lighter side. Our Zinfandel is no exception, with notes of earth, spice and dark berries.

Maplewood Juice Pants IPA







Fresh batch arrived!
Canned 5/10
Now online too

Maplewood Juice Pants IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Juice Pants is a healthily hopped, Juicy IPA with a soft bitterness, and rich mouthfeel. The hops used change with each batch...so no batch is exactly the same! Juice Pants is a limited release brewed periodically in small batches, so put your Juice Pants on, it’s going to be a Juicy ride!

High West Rendezvous Rye Limited Supply







High West Rendezvous Rye Limited Supply...$58.99
92 proof
Rendezvous Rye is our flagship whiskey and is now available as a seasonal and limited release that has evolved to include more of our own coveted High West pot still rye! Collect each year’s release to taste through the aromatic and flavor nuances that we will leverage year to year to bring you unparalleled quality product!

Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous® Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey. We hope you enjoy it.

  • A blend of older Straight Rye whiskeys ranging in age from 4 to 7 years.
  • Straight Rye whiskeys:
  • 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
  • 80% rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery
  • Barrel Type(s)
  • New, charred white American oak barrels

Il Mallo Nocino Walnut Liqueur






Il Mallo Nocino Walnut Liqueur...$45.99
A liqueur obtained from the maceration of the green husks of Junglas Regia walnuts in alcohol, following the traditional Modena recipe. The liqueur has a rich, full-bodied bouquet.
It’s perfect served straight, chilled or on the rocks. Versatile in mixed drinks and for cooking.

Il mallo (the husk) is where it all begins: the green walnut. Packed with aroma, essential oils, active principles and vitamins, a fleshy hull to be picked when still green.

Popular tradition dictates that for the preparation of Nocino, the walnuts are picked before they ripen, when their green husk is still soft enough to be cut with a knife. The best time is the week of St John, specifically the night of 23 June, traditionally the moment for harvesting the green walnuts, which are at the perfect stage for infusing.

And this is the moment we can point to one of the common denominators in the Modena tradition; a custom that encompasses the entire production cycle of preparation, maturing and sharing. It’s a cycle that’s linked to the women of the region, the home owners (rezdòre), who would climb ladders – barefoot, to avoid slipping – into the walnut trees to harvest the best nuts, and then lay them on jute sacks on the ground to be covered by the dew. Then they prepared the infusion, which was left to rest until Christmas, when the Nocino was made, ensuring that there was always something to offer for life’s unexpected moments.

Today Il Mallo continues to respect the ancient art of preparing Modenese Nocino: the meticulous selection of the green walnuts, picked at just the right time; their cutting and maceration in agricultural alcohol; the tapping and pressing; the infusion left to rest in vats. The recipe we follow has remained unchanged for many years: an infusion of walnut husks, water, sugar, alcohol and spices (cinnamon, cloves and coriander seeds).

This is a liqueur whose roots lie in the distant past, but which has always been in step with the times. Its strong character makes it unique yet versatile; its velvet-smooth flavour is warming when drunk on its own, but can also be mixed or used in cooking.




Kübler Absinthe






Kübler Swiss Absinthe Superieure...$42.99 / 375ml
The ban on absinthe was lifted in the United States in 2007 after 92 years. This was achieved through the leadership of Yves Kübler, the 4th generation master distiller of his family’s brand. Kübler is the only brand available on the US market that comes from the birthplace of absinthe in the Val-de-Travers, Switzerland and has been in continuous distillation by the same family since its origin in 1863. Kubler’s authenticity is beyond reproach.
The Original from the Birthplace

Bertrand Senecourt Beau Joie Champange


Innovation Drives Functional Design
Inspiration – The bottle is wrapped in a 100% copper, Suit of Armor inspired by the Armor worn by the knights that protected the Kingdom.

Copper scrap into artwork – In order to avoid the unnecessary waste of valuable copper, BEAU’s encasing is uniquely created from 100% second-generation copper scrap and turned into a functional piece of artwork.

Functionality – BEAU’s innovation-driven, functional design was specifically designed for the hospitality industry. No one knows more about serving the finest products and creating an experience than the industry itself.

BEAU’s suit of armor keeps the champagne colder longer, reducing the amount of energy required to bring the bottle to serving temperature and eliminating the need for ice bucket storage during consumption. It also provides improved grip when opening and serving, while the bottle’s rubber punt ensures enhanced stability when pouring.

The bottle’s patented design also allows for decorative enhancements such as flowers or plumes to complement the distinct design aesthetic of individual venues.

BEAU RECYCLING PROGRAM “The Gift that Keeps on Giving”

Additionally, the brand is activating a recycling program with bar, clubs and restaurants so that each bottle’s encasing can be further reprocessed. Each city has a local charity that will receive the proceeds from BEAU’s recycling efforts.



Bertrand Senecourt Beau Joie Special Cuvee Brut Champagne....$89.99
Compare to $104.99 at Total Wine and More
The CHAMPAGNE - "It's what's on the Inside that Counts"
Combining supreme quality with impeccable, cutting-edge design, BEAU is made from the highest quality wine – 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay – naturally derived from the finest grapes of Epernay, France.
A unique, zero-dosage champagne with none of the added sugars common in other champagnes, BEAU’s true, uninhibited flavors rise through to the palate, boasting the perfect balance of dryness and sweetness resulting in a clean, crisp taste from start to finish.
Because of the lack of added sugars, BEAU pairs well with all foods and desserts.



Bertrand Senecourt Beau Joie Special Cuvee Sugar King Demi-Sec Champagne....$89.99
Champagne – Unparalleled Taste
BEAU DEMI-SEC is crafted from a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier for the sweetest of champagnes. It is the perfect dessert wine that pairs well with berries, chocolate, or creamy custard.
Known as the Sugar King, the blend is a pale gold color tinged with pink. Its flavor is fruity and well-constituted with a marked elegance and youthfulness.
Packaging — Triple Black Limited-Edition Bottle


Bertrand Senecourt Beau Joie Special Cuvee Brut Rose Champagne....$99.99
Compare to $117.97 at Total Wine and More
Champagne – Unparalleled Taste
This exquisitely crafted champagne is derived from a mix of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay, perfectly balanced to create a Rosé champagne that is one to be consumed when celebrating a special occasion.
Light, crisp taste, which is fresh and fruity, with the color of delicate rose petals. BEAU ROSÉ has just the right balance of sweetness to make an evening of a bottle with someone to remember.




Govino








Govino Shatterproof Beer Glasses...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz
Shatterproof, reusable and ultimately recyclable
Made for all things brew, the govino go anywhere beer glass accentuates a beer’s flavor and showcases its color and clarity much like fine glassware. Every time you reuse your govino beer glass you are eliminating one more single-use plastic cup from the environment. That’s something to feel good about!
  • Patented thumb-notch and contoured base make this the most comfortable beer glass you’ve ever held!
  • Top rack dishwasher safe
  • Shatterproof
  • Reusable
  • Ultimately recyclable…
  • BPA-free
  • Proudly made in the USA



Govino Shatterproof Wine Decanter...$8.99 / 28oz
  • Patented thumb-notch and contoured base make decanting and pouring wine simple, without sacrificing elegance
  • Shatterproof
  • Reusable
  • Ultimately recyclable… 
  • BPA-free
  • Proudly made in the USA

Kelt Cognac




Kelt Cognac Blenders Expedition Cask Strength Cognac....$89.99
Rare Cask Strength
Kelt Barrel Strength is unprecedented within the Cognac industry. A first of its kind, giving an aperture into aging process, some may question why. Why change 400 years of tradition? Our Master Blender Jeffrey Karlovitch thinks perhaps 400 years is long enough.

51.3% ABV





Kelt Grande Champagne Cognac Tour de Monde Commodore...$89.99

KELT Commodore is the most recent addition to the KELT range. It is the first addition since the retirement of our founder Mr. Kelt and as such a true test of whether the philosophy of uncompromising attention to detail, quest for excellence and genuine quality of Mr. Kelt has been passed on to the successors who have been under his tutelage for over 20 years.
We are happy to announce that the KELT Commodore won Double Gold and best cognac of 2015 at the WSWA competition. It seems that we are maintaining the course set by Mr. Kelt and he has let us know that he is most pleased.
The KELT Commodore attempts to combine the most interesting qualities of a Grande Champagne VSOP, Napoleon and XO. The blend is extremely complex and depends heavily on the barrel selection for the Ocean Maturation.
Once the blending is completed we embark on the Tour du Monde. This is the legendary 3 month Ocean Maturation exclusive to KELT which brings out hidden qualities in the Limousin oak and rounds off the cognac in a beautiful and unique way making the KELT cognac the smoothest on the market while presenting a remarkably broad pallet of tastes and aromas.
We use our extensive experience and stock of Limousin oak barrels in the most creative way to get the maximum effect from the Ocean Maturation. For our Commodore we use barrels of between 8-15 years of a particular quality and history. The exact composition and details are a closely guarded secret know only to two persons within the company.
The blending and Tour du Monde puts our Commodore squarely in a tasting age of an XO but it still maintains the pleasant vanilla and fruit notes of a younger cognac.






Kelt Cognac Serendipity...$59.99
Finished in Sauternes Barrels
Non Chill Filtered
Our Cognac is extra matured in exquisite Sauternes wine barriques from top rated Sauternes vineyards in France

Monday, May 17, 2021

Belhaven from Scotland

Belhaven is back!!!



Belhaven Black Scottish Stout...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Belhaven Black Scottish Stout really is something completely different. Fresh roasted aroma and taste with a hint of coffee from the roasted barley used in the recipe. The addition of Chocolate malt adds a dark chocolate complexity. Simply hopped with Challenger to provide a clean low level bitterness. The dry hop character from challenger is kept to a minimum allowing the key roasted and chocolate flavours to come to the fore.Belhaven Black Scottish Stout really is something completely different. Bursting with roast coffee and chocolate flavours, this is a truly genuine and premium pint. Brewed using pure Scottish water and a unique blend of Scottish triple malts sourced from the finest locally grown barley.




Belhaven Scottish Ale....$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Lots of biscuity malt character from the best quality Scottish malted barley. Crystal malt add toffee and caramel taste and black malt contributes a crisp astringent balance. Challenger and Goldings hops add a fresh herbal and resin hop note as well as a refreshing bitter linger to balance with the sweet malt character.


Diora La Splendeur du Soleil Chardonnay





2018 Diora La Splendeur du Soleil Chardonnay...$14.99
Compare to $21.99 at Total Wine and More
Aromas of smoked apple, red pear and chamomile show on the nose of this bottling. There's a flashy sizzle of acidity on the palate, where pineapple, Asian pear, toast and white peach make for a rich, creamy expression.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast

More info and fun facts
Named for the golden hills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range that frames our family-owned San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey, Diora is inspired from “d’Or,” the French phrase meaning “golden” and bestowed on beautiful, sun-filled regions. No effort has been spared along Diora’s 30-year journey from vineyard-to-bottle. The result is an expressive wine overflowing with flavor, depth and personality and a devotion to indulgence.

This wine comes from the Limestone Ridge area in block 218 at our San Bernabe Vineyard. Within this block, there are three clones of Chardonnay: 1) # 4 (one of the more prevalent California clones giving the wine nice apple and tropical fruit notes). 2) Clone 95, a newer Dijon clone, adds a nice lime component and 3) Clone 76 provides some stone fruit to balance the flavors. The underlying limestone lens in this block produces wine with great minerality, giving nice texture which will age for many years. The Santa Lucia Highlands portion comes from our own vineyard at the northern end of the appellation. This particular vineyard is predominantly Clone 4, with some smaller amounts of Dijon clones.

This wine was aged in 100% French barrels, of which approximately 89 % were once used French oak barrels. The Damy Vosges long-toast barrels gives the wine some nice length with some slight char notes. The Cadus barrels gives the wine some nice vanilla sweetness and depth. A few Vicard barrels were also used for sweetness.

Charbay Double and Twisted

 


Charbay Doubled and Twisted Whiskey...$31.99
Lowest price online is $42.69
(Lot No. 1)
Doubled & Twisted combines the best of the years since that first thesis project (a departure from Charbay’s award winning hoppy whiskeys), a double Alambic pot distilled blend of 50% Aged Single Malt (3 year); 30% Aged Stout Whiskey (7 year); and 20% Aged Pilsner Whiskey (3 year). The final juice exudes floral, green spice notes, warm aromas of baking spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, allspice) and oak-smoked malted barley. French and American Oak impart flavors from smoky, toasted vanilla to dark roasted coffee.
660 cases will be available
Alcohol 45% | 90 Proof

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Fred Jerbis Fernet 25 Single Barrel




Fred Jerbis Fernet 25 Single Barrel....$39.99
A surprising bitter:  25 botanicals and aged in chestnut barrels to rediscover a truthful and unusual taste.
This fernet is a tribute to Italian tradition, but with a surprising personality. A bitter part given by rhubarb and a fresh flavour, due to mint. The brief aging in chestnut barrels serves to accentuate the stringent, almost sapid, note. The color is deep amber, given by the extractions of the plants used. The taste is rich and herbaceous, with intense and round notes; free of dyes and with a very low percentage of sugar.



Fred Jerbis Vermut 25....$33.99
25 Botanicals
A high-quality native wine, aged for almost a year, to enhance its flavors and fragrances, which are enriched with three different types of absinthe. The perfume, then, is like marsala, with fruity and herbaceous scents. The color, a strong brown, is given by the burnt sugar. The taste is rich: finely herbaceous but persistent; citrusy but bitter. The final is very smooth and round

Benriach The Original 10 Year Old Three Cask Matured




Benriach The Original 10 Year Old Three Cask Matured....$44.99
The Original Ten encapsulates the signature smooth and multi-layered character of Benriach. Three cask matured for at least ten years in bourbon barrels,sherry casks and virgin oak, to create layers of luscious orchard fruit, sumptuous honeyed malt and toasted oak, all interwoven with a subtle trace of smoke.The perfect introduction to our signature style and richly layered Speyside Single Malt.




District Made Whiskey!







District Made Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$35.99
47.5% ABV
Sometimes the right ingredient makes all the difference. In a world seemingly always looking for the next culinary trend, our bourbon looks to an ingredient from the past, namely Hickory King Corn. Developed in the 1880s in the hollows of Virginia, the large white kernels of Hickory King quickly became highly prized for grits and hominy and shortly thereafter for its highest calling: whiskey. District Made Bourbon is the first bourbon made from grain to glass in DC since Prohibition, and we strive to produce a bourbon worthy of that distinction. Ours is a four-grain bourbon that deftly balances the sweetness typical of bourbon with a complexity derived from diverse secondary grains and malts.
FLAVOR PROFILE
A drier flavor profile than many bourbons, carrying a gentle, buttery sugar quality without the cloyingly sweet characteristics that have come to define bourbon. Ours carries a bold kick of spice that’s sure to stand out in your favorite cocktail.


District Made Straight Rye Whiskey...$35.99
47% ABV
Rye holds a prominent place in the agricultural history of the Mid-Atlantic region and was even a significant crop for George Washington at Mount Vernon. Washington was smart enough to distill most of his estate grown rye and went on to have the largest distillery in the country at the time of his death in 1799. After a long hiatus, we're proud to have released the first rye whiskey distilled and bottled in the District since Prohibition and to bring this signature terroir back to our region. We put our own spin on this classic spirit by using a large portion of malted rye in the mash bill, which helps this whiskey appeal to a wide range of drinkers. It is smooth enough to sip neat or on the rocks, while being assertive enough to stand out in your favorite cocktail.