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Saturday, August 28, 2021

2020 Ornato Pinot Grigio



NEW 2020 IS HERE!


Best value in Pinot Grigio
2020 Ornato Pinot Grigio...$12.99

This Pinot Grigio is grown at the foot of the remains of what was once the stunning villa of the della Scala family, one of the most influential families in Verona from the early 1200's to the late 1300's. In Italian, Ornato means ornate or adorned. This label celebrates the beautiful, complex taste of the Della Scala family and the Gothic art of that period.

Color: Brilliant straw colored wine with golden reflections.
Bouquet: Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas blended with the intense aroma of acacia flowers.
Taste: Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste.


The agriculture is sustainable. No chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used.
Hand harvested
100% Pinot Grigio

Seafood dishes, risottos with scampi, spaghetti with clams, sole in white wine.

Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon





Belle Meade Cask Strength Reserve Bourbon...$54.99
Compare to $59.99 at Total Wine and More
  • 54.15% ABV
  • 108.3 proof
Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve is a premium full strength whiskey created to quench the growing demand for well-aged, higher proof bourbon.
We taste every barrel in our inventory and reserve the ones that taste good enough to be a Single Barrel but don't have a high enough proof to be a Single Barrel. We batch these reserve barrels with others barrels in our inventory that raise the proof of the batch while accentuating the flavors of those reserve barrels. When blended together, these barrels of well-aged bourbon create a product that is greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Each small batch of our Reserve is comprised of just seven of these exceptional barrels.
Belle Meade Bourbon Cask Strength Reserve is a bold bourbon for those who appreciate whiskey straight from the barrel. Try it neat, on the rocks, with a splash of water, or use it to kick the flavor of your favorite cocktail up a few notches

Friday, August 27, 2021

Mortlach 12 Single Malt Scotch Whiskey -

 We have not seen this since 2019!


Mortlach 12 Single Malt Scotch Whiskey...$54.99 / 750ml


An ode to our smallest yet most essential still, the 'Wee Witchie'. This 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been double cask matured in both European and American oak to enhance the distinctively rich and robust character that makes Mortlach whiskies legendary.
43.4% ABV

Tasting Notes:

APPEARANCE
Full Amber.

BODY
Medium to full-bodied mouth texture.

NOSE
Rich and deep. A balance of oak and sandalwood. Light spice, charred toffee and red berries.

PALATE
Sweet and spicy. Notes of demerara sugar, dark chocolate, cherry jam, light tobacco. Classic characteristics of Mortlach meatiness.

FINISH
Smooth and dry, with a palate of bitter plum.

Terralto Tequila



From legendary tequila maker Felipe Camarena, at distillery El Pandillo, Terralta Tequila is made from estate-grown, hand-harvested blue weber agave, using his 80+ year old proprietary family yeast and estate deep well water, creating a truly unforgettable tequila. Terralta does not use diffusors or add anything that is not natural which could change the natural flavor and aromas of their spirits.

Terralta Tequila Blanco...$47.99 / 750ml

Terralta Tequila Reposado...$53.99 / 750ml

Terralta Tequila Anejo...$53.99 / 750ml

Selva Rey White Rum -- From Bruno Mars!

From Bruno Mars!









SelvaRey White Rum...$31.99
Compare to $32.99 at Total Wine and More


ELEVATING THE CATEGORY
The base spirit of some of the greatest and most delicious cocktails — Mojitos, Cuba Libres, Mai Tais, Daiquiris — has historically been undrinkable on its own. We set out to change all that. We decided to make a white rum fine enough to sip on the rocks, but that would elevate, rather than bring down, a great drink.


A RICH, SMOOTH BLEND
A three-year-old rum brings the youth and vibrancy of fresh-cut sugarcane which is rounded out with notes of caramel and butterscotch from a mature five-year-old rum. This blend is delicately charcoal-filtered to remove the color, leaving elegance in its place.


94 points Tasting Panel — Highest rated white rum ever
Fifty Best — Double Gold Medal

New Fernet from California!

A Dry And Grassy Fernet That Slaps You In The Face — In A Good Way.


Geijer Spirits California Fernet...$35.99 / 750ml

Our Fernet will make its mark on the current amari landscape. It is rich and complex, yet not overpowering. It is grassier and less sweet than other Fernets on the market, and its 21 roots, herbs and spices are playfully balanced for the drinker. The botanicals are macerated for months and the final product rests in tanks until it has reached bottling mellowness. A dry and grassy Fernet that slaps you in the face — in a good way. BASE: Neutral Grain Spirit (Corn) Ingredients: Though the recipe is a secret, we can share that our Fernet contains Cinchona bark and Gentian root amongst the bittering agents. The roots, herbs and spices were intentionally selected to create a harmonious, yet challenging everyday Fernet.

40% ABV

Licor 43 Horchata


Licor 43 Horchata...$23.99 / 750ml
The delicate fusion of the traditional horchata from Valencia & Licor 43 Original makes a deliciously light, silky Spanish liqueur: the extraordinary Licor 43 Horchata.
16% ABV

Ravenswood Icon Sonoma County Red






2013 Ravenswood Icon Sonoma County Red...$19.99
Regular price $39.99

A twisted, youthful nod to Sonoma County's past, this liquid tribute holds 33% Zinfandel and 33% Petite Sirah plus smaller amounts of Carignane and Alicante Bouschet. Violet and lavender aromas come atop big, leathery, syrupy black fruit with a sizable presence of grip. In the end, there's harmony and understanding.
Rated 91/100 Wine Enthusiast

Black Tot Caribbean Rum






On the 31st of July 1970, a 300-year-old Royal Naval tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon watch, when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy; a day to be forever remembered as Black Tot Day.

Forty years on, in 2010, as a mark of respect to this wonderful tradition, Elixir Distillers launched Black Tot Last Consignment a blend of rum made up of the very last remaining stocks of Royal Navy rum that had been discovered in naval warehouses in Dartmouth and Deptford. This historic rum had sat dormant for over 30 years, only seeing the light of day on state occasions and Royal weddings.

In 2019 Elixir Distillers launched a new, accessible rum that pays homage to the history of naval rum whilst turning the style on its head. Black Tot rum is a blend of some of the finest spirits from Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica, creating a modern, versatile and multi-layered rum that appeals to rum and whisky lovers across all seas.



Black Tot Caribbean Rum...$52.99
Black Tot Finest Caribbean is inspired by tradition and the motivation to blend delicious rums from around the world. Our Head Blender, Oliver Chilton, has developed a recipe featuring some of the world’s finest rums while creating a new and individual style. With nothing added or taken away, our final blend has been selected for its ability to allow the individual flavours of each rum to shine.
We have balanced innovation and tradition in Black Tot Finest Caribbean - inspired by the navy rum blend of the past, but evolved to create a rum that can be enjoyed today, and tomorrow.

Bringing together the rich flavour profiles of Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica has created a rum with tropical, coffee and chocolate notes. Aged entirely in the tropics, which produces bolder flavours at a younger age, Finest Caribbean is intended as a delicious sipping rum as well as bringing an extra depth to tasty cocktail creations.

We never chill-filter or sweeten Black Tot Finest Caribbean as we want to present it in its purest form.


RECIPE --- 
35% -- 5 YEAR OLD BARBADOS POT / COLUMN STILL
40% -- 3-5 YEAR OLD  GUYANA POT / COLUMN STILL
20% -- UNAGED GUYANA POT / COLUMN STILL
  5% -- 3 YEAR OLD JAMAICA POT STILL

2 from the New York Times 20 under $20 summer wines.


Folk Machine California White Light 2019...$12.99 / 750 ml

Some wines have cute animals on their labels. Others have pastoral scenes, or a drawing of a chateau. This wine has a bunch of light bulbs, fitting for a wine that’s all brightness and light. It’s an unlikely blend of tocai friulano from Mendocino, riesling from Arroyo Seco, verdelho from Suisun Valley and sauvignon blanc from Potter Valley, that’s brisk and lively, with floral and herbal aromas and flavors. Folk Machine, a label from Kenny Likitprakong’s Hobo Wine Company, specializes in moderately priced, easygoing bottles that are nonetheless interesting. You can never have too many of those. -Eric Asimov NYT


Ampeleia I.G.P. Toscano Rosso Unlitro 2020...$17.99 / Liter bottle

I love this wine. I wrote about the 2018 vintage last year, but it’s well worth revisiting. This bottle, from the Tuscan coast, is a blend of alicante nero, as grenache is called in that area, with mourvèdre, carignan, sangiovese and alicante bouschet. The blend doesn’t seem particularly Italian, yet has a specifically Tuscan quality of sweet-bitter earthy, cherry flavors. It’s fragrant and graceful, and would take well to a light chill. -Eric Asimov NYT

George Remus / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon High Rye

Our lasted single barrel selection is a CASK STRENGTH High Rye Bourbon from George Remus that is 5 years old



Forsyth - in stock
Rock Hill - this afternoon
New Ballas - Saturday
Lamp and Lantern - Saturday







George Remus / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon High Rye...$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






Remus Repeal Reserve V Bourbon


Scored 30 more bottles today!!





New Limited Release- Fifth Edition


Remus Repeal Reserve V Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$79.99
  • 9%   2005 Bourbon 21% Rye
  • 5%   2006 Bourbon 36% Rye
  • 19% 2006 Bourbon 21% Rye
  • 13% 2008 Bourbon 21% Rye
  • 54% 2008 Bourbon 36% Rye

Civil Life Oktoberfest Lager







Civil Life Oktoberfest Lager...$9.99 / 6pk cans
Oktoberfest is a fall seasonal beer by design: a slow-fermented, relatively strong amber lager brewed and cellared each year in advance of the world's biggest beer festival. In true form, we brew ours annually for our big anniversary party. Though our turnout is a bit smaller than the Munich Oktoberfest (6 million people!), this remains our fastest selling beer. Brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot with authentically German barley malt, hops, and yeast. Clean and classic. Rich malts but not too sweet, grainy, a little nutty and toasty, balanced bitterness from flowery German hops. Only six breweries are allowed to supply the Oktoberfest München. The organizers approached us this year about becoming #7, but we turned them down because we're saving the rest for you (well, that very last part is true, so come and get it!)

​FOR THE CURIOUS:
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 23
COLOUR: clear deep orange amber with firm off-white foam
BJCP STYLE: 6A. European Amber Lager: Oktoberfest/Märzen
INGREDIENTS: German Pilsener and aromatic malts. German bittering and aroma hops. German lager yeast. South St. Louis City water and labor.

Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti





Great Divide Pumpkin Spice Yeti....$9.99 / 19.2oz can
PUMPKIN SPICE YETI
IMPERIAL STOUT
When the air gets crisper and the foliage turns brilliant shades of red and orange, the Yeti yens for a libation that captures the quintessential flavors of fall. Rich, roasty with added layers of decadent sweetness, Pumpkin Spice Yeti is brewed with seasonal spices and a unique selection of coffee from our friends at Pablo’s Coffee. Pairs perfectly with hayrides, pumpkin carving and leaf peeping.
ABV: 9.5% 

Food Pairing: Halloween candy





Boulevard Brewing Space Camper Major Volta Imperial IPA

 



Boulevard Brewing Space Camper Major Volta Imperial IPA...$11.99 / 6pk cans
IMPERIAL IPA
From the deepest recesses of space, she came. Though it was foretold that one day an imperial IPA would arrive with insurmountable cosmic hop power, our palates were little prepared. Behold, as the balance of light (juicy fruit) and dark (dank and resinous) interplay, creating a nebula of flavor and aroma, heretofore unknown in our galaxy.

Ommegang / Firestone Walker Neon Giants Hazy IPA






Ommegang / Firestone Walker Neon Giants Hazy IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Astronomically Hazy IPA
Collab with Firestone Walker
Made with New Zealand Hops
6.5% ABV

Hops from around the planet explode in this juicy supernova, a collaboration with our stellar friends at Firestone Walker. Tropical fruit aromas deliver at warp speed an exquisite nebula of flavor. Revel in its hazy vastness.

Chateau Coutet St. Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux





2014 Chateau Coutet St. Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux....$24.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $34.99

This wine comes from a rare estate, in the same family since 1537, that has never used chemicals in the vineyard. The wine is richly endowed, spicy and juicy with soft tannins and a pure, crisp texture. It is poised, elegant and waiting to age further
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Bodegas Castano Alcaria



2016 Bodegas Castano Alcaria....$6.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $9.99
A custom cuvée made for importer Eric Solomon with Jean-Marc Lafage, the 2016 Alcaria is a blend of 50% Monastrell, 25% Syrah, and the balance Garnacha, brought up in a mix of French and American oak barrels. An incredible value that more than over-delivers, this deeply colored red boasts terrific notes of ripe black fruits, chocolate, smoked herbs, and graphite. With full-boded richness and a sexy, opulent style on the palate, it opens up nicely in the glass and should keep for 2-4 years.
Rated 91/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition




2017 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition...$29.99
$44.99 is the Lowest price on Wine-Searcher
Coming in (rating-wise) right where I projected it would last year, Giraud's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific example of a cuvée tradition. At 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, it's a pretty typical blend yet one that exceeds expectations. It's full-bodied, plush and velvety, showing ample ripeness—raspberries, cherries, and stone fruit—without going over the top into cooked fruit. No, it doesn't show that much complexity at this age, but some of that will emerge over the next decade or so. 2019 - 2032
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
I loved the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape, and I’d certainly be happy with a case in the cellar. Offering a pure, elegant, incredibly Grenache-driven profile of sweet black raspberries, incense, violets, and garrigue, it’s medium to full-bodied, ethereal, and elegant on the palate. It’s already hard to resist yet will keep for 10-15 years.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck