Saturday, October 16, 2021

Redemption High Rye Bourbon 10 Year Old Barrel Proof

Redemption High Rye Bourbon 10 Year Old Barrel Proof....$89.99

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Batch #2
Mash bill: 60% Corn, 36% Rye, 4% Barley Malt
ABV: 57.2%

Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon --MAGNUMS

Great price on Quilt MAGNUM!!

2018 Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon....$69.99 / 1.5 liter
only $69.99 for a Magnum ($44.99 for 750ml, usually Magnums are more than double a 750ml)

Blackcurrant, blackberry-leaf, orange-zest and milk-chocolate aromas. More citrus zest and fresh herbs on the palate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine tannins and lots of fresh berry character. Drink or hold.

Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Zaya Rum is back!

Trinidad and Tobago Rum

Zaya Gran Reserva Rum...$32.99
A blend of Rums up to 16 Years
40% ABV
Perfect for mixing into a variety of cocktails, this unique blend of specialty rums also stands alone, confident and self-assured in a glass or sipped slowly over ice.

Zaya Cocobana Rum...$32.99
A blend of Rums up to 16 Years
40% ABV
Crafted with natural flavors of cocoa, banana, and subtle spice, this is a beautiful and subtly flavored rum that can be both sipped and mixed into a cocktail.

Zaya Alta Fuerza Overproof Rum....$37.99
A blend of Rums up to 16 Years
58.5% ABV
An overproof rum whose flavor easily stands out in a cocktail, with a taste profile that’s ideal for sipping or enjoying over the rocks.

Old Dominick Huling Station

Huling Station Straight Wheat Whiskey....$39.99
More than 150 years after the big, bold whiskeys of 1866 Memphis, we went above and beyond the required mash bill for wheat whiskeys to develop a sweet, soft whiskey that boasts 83 percent wheat. With a lighter, more delicate profile and a lower proof than our pre-Prohibition style bourbon, Huling Station Straight Wheat Whiskey is the perfect approachable introduction to the whiskey world.
Huling Station Straight Wheat Whiskey opens with a light, sweet honey and a delicate grassy indication on the nose. The palate carries a hay-forward lightness with hints of the same pale honey featured in the nose, bookended by a surprising flash of smoked oak before settling into a medium, lightly-sweet finish.

Huling Station Blend of Straight Whiskeys....$39.99
We took the sweet softness of our Huling Station Straight Wheat Whiskey, and blended it with the bold warmth and complexity of our high-rye Huling Station Straight Bourbon to create a perfect harmony between the spicy whiskeys characteristic of the pre-prohibition age and the sweeter drams favored by many modern whiskey lovers.
Huling Station Blend of Straight Whiskeys features a slight wisp of warm baking spices on the nose, complemented by a hint of smoky oak. The palate offers up a creamy, warmed honey sweetness with short bursts of a pleasing grassy note that tapers into a rye warmth to go with its slightly higher proof. The finish is lingering and peppery with another appearance by the smoked oak to close it out.

Huling Station Small Batch Bourbon...$31.99
Huling Station is a small-batch bourbon; an homage to the whiskeys of pre-Prohibition Memphis, with a high-rye mash bill reminiscent of those offered by Domenico Canale in his heyday.
Huling Station Straight Bourbon opens with stone fruit, dark cherries, and creamy vanilla with a wisp of rye spice on the nose. The palate hints at cinnamon and rich caramel, as dry, subtle notes of pipe tobacco and velvety dark chocolate round out the finish.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich

The 4th release!
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich....$339.99
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43.8% ABV

What is a “ghost whisky”?

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.

The Speyside distillery of Pittyvaich, which opened in 1974, closed its doors in 1993 after only 18 years in operation making its former whiskies a rarity.

This one is a blend of 7 Rare Whiskeys
  • Pittyvaich - Ghost Whisky
  • Port Dundas - Ghost Whisky
  • Carsebridge - Ghost Whisky
and then these non Ghost....
  • Mannochmore
  • Auchroisk
  • Cragganmore
  • Strathmill
  • Royal Lochnagar

Stone IPA 12 days of IPA

Stone Brewing 12 Days of IPA...$27.99 / 12 pack variety

Includes 12 different IPAs!

  • IPA
  • Delicious IPA
  • Tangerine Express Hazy IPA
  • Scorpion Bowl IPA
  • Fear. Movie. Lions Hazy DoubleIPA
  • Ruination Double IPA
  • Grapefruit Slam IPA
  • Hazy IPA
  • Cloud Gazer Hazy IPA
  • Neverending Haze IPA
  • Japanese Green Tea IPA
  • Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colin Spoelman of Kings County Distillery

Zoom Tasting with Colin Spoelman of Kings County Distillery

Wednesday, October 27th -- 6pm to 7:15pm

We have a great Zoom tasting coming up on October 27th with Colin Spoelman, owner and master distiller of Brooklyn’s own Kings County Distillery, one of the top craft distilleries in the U.S. We’re tasting four expressions including their single malt whiskey which is a personal fave of mine.

Here’s a great article about our host: read here

Purchase a minimum of one bottle to be included in the zoom tasting. Pick any one of the whiskies below and we’ll email you the Zoom invite. If you have already purchased one of the King’s County whiskies, email me at

Kings County Straight Bourbon 90 Proof...$32.99 / 375ml
Kings County Straight Bourbon 90 Proof...$58.99 / 750ml
Kings County Straight Bourbon is a bourbon made like a scotch whiskey. We use 80% New York organic corn from the Finger Lakes, and English Golden Promise barley for a high malt recipe that avoids the wheat or rye typically in Kentucky bourbon. We double pot distill for a more flavorful white spirit, and age in a variety of new charred oak barrels for 3-6 years. Rich in caramel, vanilla, and holiday spice, this bottle is cited frequently in lists of best non-Kentucky bourbons.

Kings County American Peated Single Malt 94 proof...$32.99 / 375ml
Kings County American Peated Single Malt 94 proof...$58.99 / 750ml 
Our Single Malt Whiskey is made almost entirely like a single malt scotch—except that instead of being made in Scotland, it’s made here in Brooklyn. Kings County Distillery’s single malt whiskey is open-fermented off the grain from malted barley (with a hint of peat) sourced from England and Scotland. The whiskey is twice distilled in traditional Scottish pot stills, then aged in our own used bourbon barrels for a minimum of three years. With a higher post-cask strength than our American-style offerings, this whiskey warranted a higher bottling strength—47%—and so it is more potent than its palate would suggest. Dry and sophisticated, it is an elegant whiskey with notes of honey, hay, burnt orange peel, and peat. It is a perfect addition to your shelves.

Kings County Peated bourbon 90 Proof...$32.99 / 375ml
Kings County Peated bourbon 90 Proof...$58.99 / 750ml 
What is Peated Bourbon? It’s bourbon whiskey that conforms to the American requirements for bourbon but is made with malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke, a practice more common in Scotch whiskies—the malt we use for the peated bourbon was even grown and kilned in Scotland. So it’s a hybrid whiskey of the two traditions, flavorful and robust from having aged at least 2 years in a new barrel, with an added light smoky finish reminiscent of single-malt. If scotch and bourbon had a baby, this is what it would taste like. As far as we can tell, ours was the world’s first-ever peated bourbon and will appeal to the adventurous whiskey traveler who has tried everything.

Kings County Chocolate Whiskey 80 proof...$29.99 / 375ml
Kings County’s Chocolate Whiskey infuses our Moonshine with ground cacao bean husks from a local chocolatier. Bitter and surprising, this rich whiskey tastes like dark chocolate and works great in cocktails or on its own as an after-dinner drink.

Zoom tasting - Virginia Distillery

Zoom Tasting with Amanda Beckwith, Lead Blender and Education Manager with Virginia Distillery Company

Thursday, October 21st
7-8:30pm (room opens at 6:30)

American Single malts are on the rise and Virginia Distilling Co. is one of many distilleries that are redefining the style. Join us for a zoom tasting with Amanda Beckwith from Virginia Distilling as we try their new Courage and Conviction releases.

We have 50ml sets for the tasting with all four featured expressions...
Set of 4 - 50ml Virginia Distilling Whiskies....only $9.99!!
  • Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask 50ml
  • Courage & Conviction Cuvee Cask 50ml
  • Courage & Conviction American Single Malt 50ml
  • Courage & Conviction Bourbon Cask Cask 50ml

If you have already purchased one of the Virginia Distillery whiskies, email me at

Inspired by the guiding principles of our founder, to "have the courage of your convictions", our flagship American Single Malt whisky is a combination of our passion for our home in Virginia and our dream to redefine American whisky. Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Sherry, Bourbon and Cuvée wine casks.

Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Bourbon casks sourced from Kentucky, adding depth and complexity.

This whisky showcases its natural color and is not chill filtered. Courage & Conviction Bourbon Cask is bottled in batches to highlight the nuance of each contributing barrel. The first batch, releasing in the Spring of 2021, is dedicated to one of our key mentors, Nancy Fraley.

Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in specialty Cuvée wine casks. The casks originate from premium red wine producers, and the interior is shaved, re-toasted and re-charred before putting spirit into the cask for maturation.


Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Spanish Sherry casks. Aging in Sherry casks brings forward notes of cherry, fig, golden raisin and caramelized plum.

Deschutes Brewing Jubelale

Deschutes Brewing Jubelale....$9.99 / 6pk bottles
Cozy up fireside with this festive winter ale full of spice notes and a robust malt character of toffee and dusted cocoa.

Deschutes / Bitburger Fresh Hop IPA

Deschutes / Bitburger Fresh Hop IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
HOPS:  Bitburger signature Siegelhopfen & German Callista​
From fresh picked to fridge ready, seize the day with every sip of this fresh hop IPA featuring notes of honeydew melon and tropical passionfruit.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021



Always a success, the releases of whites from this estate continue with this tight, textured, wood-aged and ripe wine. It is still young, balancing between citrus and crisp acidity, with a texture that will open as the wine ages. Drink from 2023.
Rated 95/100  Wine Enthusiast

A brisk lemon pith note flanks a core of lemon curd, honeysuckle, tarragon, oyster shell and salted butter notes, with a hint of warm, herbed focaccia on the finish adding range and contrast. Delicious. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2026
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator

Additional ratings:
92 James Suckling
92 Jeb Dunnuck
90 Vinous

Abstinence Premium Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Premium Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Our award-winning products are inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom in the Western Cape, South Africa - the smallest yet most diverse floral kingdom in the world!
ABSTINENCE is a range of sophisticated, layered, complex non-alcoholic spirits & aperitifs made using an artisanal hydro distillation process.

Abstinence Cape Citrus Non-Alcoholic Spirit...$26.99
On the Southern-most tip of Africa and home to the incredibly diverse Cape Floral Kingdom, the Western Cape is one of the world’s largest exporters of citrus fruits. ABSTINENCE Cape Citrus draws from this bountiful resource to give you the most delicious medley of citrus flavour, combined with some of its world-renowned indigenous flora.
Botanicals: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Buchu, Cassia, Pepper, Fennel, Ginger.
Tasting Note: Dominant citrus backbone is supported by delicate notes of buchu, pepper and fennel. All neatly woven together by a warm spice element from the cassia bark.
UK Spirits Business Low and No Masters 2021: Gold
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021: Double Gold

Abstinence Cape Spice  Non-Alcoholic Spirit...$26.99
Testament to Cape Town’s rich cultural diversity, culinary history and bountiful indigenous flora, the ABSTINENCE Cape Spice draws its inspiration from indigenous African dishes, as well as our Dutch, Indian and Portuguese spice history.
Botanicals: Allspice, Cassia, Cardamom, Coriander, Clove, Orange Peel, Honeybush.
Tasting Note: “Dried floral notes and woody, bark, slight sweet spice. The palate neat is quite nice, there is a touch of bitterness and a little hit of spice on the back of the mouth. Tonic brings out a lovely sweetness that compliments the woody notes. Quite refreshing, could be used for more grown-up complex zero abv cocktails”
UK Spirits Business Low and No Masters 2021: Gold
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021: Bronze

Abstinence Cape Fynbos Non-Alcoholic Spirit...$26.99
Inspired by the astounding biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Cape Fynbos draws its inspiration from the hero ingredient - the indigenous Cape Rose Geranium. A beautifully floral creation with the addition of Juniper berries, Angelica root and Coriander. A slightly bitter, slightly herbal, and faintly nettle-like creation that pairs well with premium tonics.
Botanicals:  Rose Geranium, Juniper, Angelica Root, Coriander, Lemon
Tasting Note: A medley of lifted aromatics that is led by a fragrant Cape Rose Geranium and juniper forward nose, balanced beautifully by delicate herbal and citrus notes on the palate.
UK Spirits Business Low and No Masters 2021: Silver
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021: Bronze

Abstinence Blood Orange Non-Alcoholic Aperitif....$17.99

Any great occasion or social gathering necessitates a premium, mouth-watering Aperitif. ABSTINENCE Non-Alcoholic Aperitif provides all the richness and complexity of flavour, without the alcohol. An infusion of natural botanicals, Cinchona Bark and most significantly African Wormwood, the latter providing a unique South African spin. A mouth-watering appetizer for a guilt free Spritz or low ABV cocktail  


UK Spirits Business Low and No Masters 2021: Gold

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021: Silver 

Botanicals:  African Wormwood, Cinchona Bark, All Spice, Clove, Blood Orange, Spice Distillate
Tasting Note: Classic Italian-style bitter with a dominant blood orange citrus note,
supported by an infusion of natural botanicals and a medley of spice elements. Most importantly, a unique South African spin with the addition of African Wormwood for bitterness. A mouth-watering, bittersweet mouthfeel.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rockwell Brewing - Missouri!

Rockwell Brewing Midwest Swing IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A Midwest Thang
Unfiltered India Pale Ale with Ekuanot, Mandarina Bavaria and Citra hops.
ABV: 7.2%

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile...$10.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Sour Ale with cranberries, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Heavy Riff Brewing Squeeze Box Wheat Ale


Heavy Riff Brewing Squeeze Box Wheat Ale...$9.99 / 16oz cans
Wheat Beer - American Pale Wheat / 4.8% ABV / 16 IBU
A slightly tart American Wheat Ale brewed with Lemondrop hops and lemon peel. A super refreshing wheat ale.

4 Hands The Peach Pit Lager

4 Hands The Peach Pit Lager....$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
A collaboration with the Tower Grove Farmers' Market, Peach Pit is a sparkling lager that showcases local peaches and honey. At 5% ABV, this crisp, refreshing beer pours a brilliant golden hue with tight, off-white foam and subtle aromas of stone fruit and honey sweetness.

Codigo new Mezcal!!!

Codigo 1530 Mezcal Artesanal...$59.99
Ensamble Espadin/Tobala
Floral, light woody vanilla, mandarin orange citrus, dark cherry, earth, stone, clay and gentle smoke

Codigo 1530 Mezcal Ancestral....$159.99
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100% Papalome
Sweet, earthy nose, honey, tobacco, salinity from clay, vanilla, cantaloupe, bright minerality and hazelnut

Codigo 1530 Tequila Anejo Barrel Strength Single Batch 88 Proof

Codigo 1530 Tequila Anejo Barrel Strength Single Batch 88 Proof...$139.99
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88 proof
Limited bottling
Single Batch
Aged for more than 2 years in the world’s finest French White Oak Cabernet barrels, it’s one of the smoothest Barrel Strength Añejo Tequilas in the market

Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert

New 2019 vintage!

2019 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert....$41.99
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Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Zinfandel Blend 8 Years in the Desert delivers notions of stewed plums, baked raspberries and fruitcake with hints of powdered cinnamon, clove oil, tree bark, hoisin and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe, spicy black and red fruits, supported by chewy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and earthy. 35,700 cases were made.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate