Saturday, February 19, 2022

Amrut Spectrum 004 Indian Single Malt Whiskey


Amrut Spectrum 004 Indian Single Malt Whiskey...$159.99
New Release of Award Winning Amrut Spectrum
Amrut presents to you an intricate single malt that boasts a mosaic of tastes and flavors lent by a variety of Oak. Initially matured in Ex-bourbon barrel, the single malt is transferred to a custom-built, unique barrel that is constructed out of not one but four varieties of oak - American Oak with level three charring, French Oak with slight toasting, Ex-Oloroso Sherry Stave and Ex-Px Sherry Stave. The result is a complex single malt that will both engross and delight you in equal measure.

Shetland Reel Gin - Scottish Gin

Shetland Reel Gin....$35.99
Product of Scotland

Our award winning craft gin affectionately captures the nature of our island. Our signature recipe uses the sweet scented leaves of apple mint grown and harvested on Unst giving a unique authentic flavour of Shetland.
 43% ABV

Damien Martin

Best buys from Burgundy!

Some amazing Chardonnay!

2020 Macon is the best vintage since 2017. 
Rated 96/100 as a whole by The Wine Enthusiast

Family owned, father and son team!
The winemaking tradition of the family was started already by Damien Martin’s grandfather. He created Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, which is run by Damien’s uncles today.
The Martin family farms it’s vineyards with great care and attention to detail, and is currently in the process of converting to certified organic viticulture. In 2018 the domaine received the High Environmental Value certification, which is regarded as the European standard for environmental sustainability.

2020 Damien Martin Saint Veran...$24.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic and 6 months on the lees to add richness and complexity
Organic but not certified. The straight Saint-Véran is a blend of several parcels, but they are all vinified differently to give him the option to experiment and make the best blend.  
Tasting Notes: Well defined citrus and stone fruit aromas, with hints of acacia, honeysuckle, verbena, and fennel. Combines vivacity, roundness, fruitiness, and aromatic richness.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif for its beautiful crispness, it pairs with poultry, veal, and lighter meats, risottos with meat or fish, cold antipasti, mixed salads.

2020 Damien Martin Bourgogne Blanc...$19.99
Tasting Notes: Well defined citrus and stone fruit aromas, with hints of acacia, honeysuckle, verbena, and fennel. Combines vivacity, roundness, fruitiness, and aromatic richness.
Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif for its beautiful crispness, it pairs with poultry, veal, and lighter meats, risottos with meat or fish, cold antipasti, mixed salads.
A family domaine, owned by the father-and-son team of Robert and Damien Martin, Domaine Damien Martin owns approximately 20 hectares in the heart of the Mâconnais with Chardonnay vineyards in Verzé, the lieu-dit of Les Maillettes, located in St. Véran and Pouilly Fuissé, and Gamay planted in Mâcon Davayé. Son Damien now manages all aspects of the viticulture and winemaking with a deep love and respect for the traditions of the Mâconnais.

2020 Damien Martin Macon Verze....$19.99
100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
Full malolactic
Organic but not certified
The 2020 Macon Verzé spent almost a year in tank and a small part in barrel. It has notes of anjou pear, crisp lemon, white flowers, yeasty and honeyed touch. Medium to full-bodied, it's fleshy and elegant with bright acids and a flinty finish. This is a classic Macon.

2020 Damien Martin Pouilly Fuisse...$34.99
The Pouilly-Fuissé vines were planted in 1976 and this parcel of vines is in Vers Chânes in Fuissé.  Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Fermented and matured 8 months on the fine lees in 1-4 year old French oak barrels. It’s at the top of the slope and produces a wine that is very rich, with notes of candied fruit and vanilla.  This wine could easily pass for a Premier Cru White Burgundy at more than twice the price.  Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, bursting from the glass with a complex bouquet of crisp pear, citrus oil, wet stones, paraffin wax and toasted sesame, framed by a discreet touch of youthful reduction, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with incredible concentration and searing levels of dry extract. Structured and tightly wound, it's seamless and complete, concluding with a long, intensely mineral finish.

2020 Damien Martin Bourgogne Rouge...$22.99
100% Pinot Noir
Only 800 cases made
This lovely 2020 Bourgogne Rouge is medium ruby red in color with vibrant cherry and wild berries on the nose along with an amazing floral quality. Medium to full bodied with with consistent dark berries on the palate. This wine is rich and fleshy with a great core of fruit and a fantastic finish.   This wine is produced from 25 year old vines in limestone and clay soil. 

Hendrick's Neptunia Gin

The Extraordinary New Gin form the Cabinet of Curiosities

Hendrick's Neptunia Gin...$36.99
Crafted by the esteemed master distiller, Ms. Lesley Gracie, who was inspired by the rugged Scottish coastline near Hendrick’s Girvan distillery comes Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin. Discover the Magic of the Sea!  What’s so different about Neptunia? It combines Hendrick’s signature base with an additional blend of locally sourced coastal botanicals and a crisp citrus finish. With Rose, Cucumber, 11 Botanicals + Sea Kelp, Coastal Thyme, and Lime—it taps into consumers’ desire to experiment with new products from the brand we all know and love!

Goose Island Hazy Beer Hug

Goose Island Hazy Beer Hug...$9.99 / 6pk cans
An amazingly approachable true Hazy IPA, Hazy Beer Hug is filled with notes of peaches, white grapes, and guava. Hazy Beer Hug makes sure your day is filled with Bright, Sunshiny Haze.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Benton's Smoky Mountain Bacon

Back in stock!!

Benton's Smoky Mountain Bacon....$13.99 / 16oz
A fresh batch of one of the smokiest bacons available

This bacon is smoked the old fashioned way for two days.

"Our hickory smoked country bacon is equally at home on a bacon, lettuce, and vine ripe tomato sandwich or on the breakfast table as it is wrapped around a premier cut of beef or a fish fillet. Hickory smoked in our smokehouse using an old-fashioned wood stove, each slice of our bacon has a distinctive full flavor that has attracted and maintained a broad spectrum of customers, from those looking for smoked bacon “the way grandpa made it” to gourmet chefs with the most distinguishing of tastes." -- Bentons

Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine.
Their bacon has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine
and here is an excerpt from Southern Living Magazine. "This is, hands down, the best bacon I've ever tasted....Benton's Smoky Mountain Hams come from a much closer source: Madisonville, Tennessee. You don't have to take my word for it though. Just ask the farmers and chefs. Some of the nation's top culinary stars make magic with Benton's hams. Local farmers bring their personal hocks to be cured by the five-man shop that competes with industry giants. The secret? They do things the slow way—using meat-curing practices thousands of years old. "Everything is done by hand," says Allan Benton, who speaks about curing ham with a passion that other men reserve for sports. Until recently, he kept his clients' addresses on yellowed sticky notes taped to the wall. "We're a hillbilly operation through and through," Allan says. And wonderfully so. The transformation from pork to perfection takes place in a smoke-stained cinder-block building on the side of a Tennessee byway. In a traditional process that's never rushed, whole hams get slathered with salt, sugar, and the family's secret spices; then they cure—for 7 to 14 months—on wooden racks. Out back, where the scent of smoking meat hangs thick in the air, Allan opens a sooty door to reveal the mysteries behind his bacon. As the fresh air clears out the little room, a tiny potbelly stove appears. "This is my smoke generator," Allan says. "I bought it for $50 from a cousin." Order now, because publicity has driven demand for Benton's products, especially the smoked bacon. Allan loves telling the story of a Vegas casino that paid hundreds of dollars for an emergency overnight shipment. But then, who knows better than a casino how to bring home the bacon?" -- Southern Living Magazine, November 2007

Murray McDavid Mission Gold

Only 2 bottles of each of these in stock now!

Murray McDavid Mission Gold Allt-A-Bhainne 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$399.99
Limited Release, 294 bottles, single cask bottling
44.5% ABV
Region: Speyside
Wood: Bourbon hogshead
Finish: 1st fill Pedro Ximénez

At the foot of the mighty Ben Rinnes Mountain is one of the lesser-known distilleries in Scotland. Allt-a-Bhainne is a hidden gem, producing only a small amount of fruity single malt each year. This rare Speysider has been affectionately matured in Kentucky bourbon and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks over the past quarter of a century.
Gently maturing for 22 years in American oak, this Allt-a-Bhainne has developed qualities that only time and patience can create. Adding further complexity, this 25-year-old spirit rested for its final three years in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry cask to complement the delicacies within this highly venerable single malt whisky.

Murray McDavid Mission Gold Cambus 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$339.99
47.8% ABV

  • Limited Release, 528 bottles. Bottled from three casks
  • Region: Lowland
  • Wood: Bourbon hogshead
  • Finish: 1st fill Cognac
This superb single grain whisky is from Cambus Distillery, which was founded in 1806 and focused on distilling single grain whisky from 1836. The casks of Cambus we’ve bottled here were some of the last produced before the distillery was demolished in 1993. Today, sadly nothing remains of this once great distillery.

Our Whisky Creations Team filled three surviving casks of Cambus spirit into freshly emptied Limousin oak casks that previously held luscious French Cognac. After 14 months of close monitoring, this beautiful heritage spirit was ready to be bottled and shared with our friends and fellow whisky lovers around the world.

GlenAllachie Speyside 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Cask Strength

 From Master Distiller, Billy Walker

GlenAllachie Speyside 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Cask Strength...$69.99
Batch #6
54.8% ABV
Billy Walker spends endless amounts of time in the GlenAllachie warehouses sampling across our range of casks, with over 50,000 on site it’s not a job for the faint hearted. However, it’s certainly time well spent when the results of his endeavours are tasted.
After sampling this vast range of casks Billy was keen to showcase GlenAllachie bottled at natural strength. We are delighted to introduce the GlenAllachie 10 year old Cask Strength Batch 4 – a limited edition product bottled with only 2,600 cases available worldwide.

Blackadder Sherry Snake Single Malt Scotch

Very limited, we only have a few bottles of each

Blackadder Sherry Snake Single Malt Scotch 1st Edition...$109.99
  • 61.9% ABV
  • Only 358 bottles
  • Cask ref SS01
  • Bottled October 2020
Limited release: 358 bottles. Cask ref: SS01, bottled October 2020
Red Snake is the sister to Black Snake whisky. As with its older brother, Red Snake only comes from top-class, first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. However, unlike its brother, each Red Snake comes from just one single cask.

Blackadder Sherry Snake is bottled from First Fill Sherry Butts. It shares the same heritage as our Black Snake and Red Snake whiskies. We wanted to have a fully Sherry-influenced Snake to complete our collection of superior malts supplied to us by our friends at one of Scotland's most celebrated distilleries.

Blackadder Sherry Snake Single Malt Scotch 3rd Edition...$99.99
  • 58.2% ABV
  • Only 126 bottles
  • Cask ref SS03
  • Bottled April 2021
Blackadder Sherry Snake is a rare single malt scotch whisky, with only 126 bottles available. Blackadder Sherry Snake is bottled exclusively from Sherry Butts. It shares the same heritage as our Black Snake and Red Snake whiskies. We wanted to have a fully Sherry-influenced Snake to complete our collection of superior malts supplied to us by our friends at one of Scotland's most celebrated distilleries. This whisky is specially selected and bottled in Scotland by Blackadder.
Red Snake is the sister to Black Snake whisky. As with its older brother, Red Snake only comes from top-class, first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. However, unlike its brother, each Red Snake comes from just one single cask.

Campo Bavo Tequila Plata

Campo Bavo Tequila Plata...$18.99
A symbol of guardianship, ritual, loyalty, and spirit. The wolf trusts Its own instincts. Thus they teach us to do the same, to trust our hearts and minds, and have control over our own lives.
ABV: 40% (80 PROOF)
EYES: luminous & crystalline appearance with an exceptional full body
AROMA: vanilla, white chocolate, citrus
TASTE: black pepper, lemon, grapefruit

La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva

2012 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva...$36.98
Traditional and beautiful in character with plum, balsamic, orange-peel and leather aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy texture and a long, intense aftertaste. Drink or hold.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Garnacha is an important component in the 2012 Viña Ardanza Reserva, where it represents 20% of the blend (the rest is, of course, Tempranillo). 2011 was a difficult vintage for Garnacha, so Viña Ardanza was not produced that year and they jumped from 2010, which had the mention "Selección Especial," to 2012, where it returns to the regular Reserva. The wine is a prototype of polished and aged Rioja with a ruby color with some orange and a developed nose with subtle aromas of decayed leaves, sweet spices and some cherries in liqueur even, quite complex and harmonious. The palate is velvety but rich, with resolved tannins and a fine chalky mouthfeel, sleek and elegant, terribly balanced. The flavors are pure and defined, and there is an overall sense of harmony that I like very much. Brilliant Ardanza! They produced no less than 600,000 bottles of this wine, which is remarkable. It has been in bottle since March 2016, so it's very approachable but should also age nicely in bottle. Drink or keep.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, February 17, 2022

High West / TWCP Double Rye Oloroso Finish

Our latest single barrel is a great one!
High West Double Rye finished in SHERRY Barrel!

Remember all of our single barrels count as Double WRC points!

High West / TWCP Double Rye Oloroso Finish....$55.99
  • Barrel # 21872
  • Finish Time: 8 months
  • For: Personally Selected by The Wine and Cheese Place
  • Finished: Oloroso Sherry Barrel

Closed today at Noon - February 17th.

 Our stores are closed early today due to weather

Sorry for the inconvenience

Closed Now for the day - February 17th.

We will update for tomorrow here and on our social media

Finest Call Hurricane Mix

Mardi Gras is March 1st this year!

Finest Call Hurricane Mix...$5.99 / liter

Bring a splash of New Orleans style with Finest Call Hurricane Fruit Juice Blend. This carefully balanced recipe contains passion fruit puree, lime juice, and dark cherries for a full fruit punch flavor that will have you saying, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)
Product Features:  Recreate the fun time of Mardi Gras and the excitement of Bourbon Street easily and quickly
Works well frozen or on the rocks
15% juice from lime, passion fruit, and cherry

Just had Rum!

Mardi Gras is Tuesday March 1st this year

Abita Purple Haze Raspberry Lager....$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Purple Haze is a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and may see fruit pulp in the beer. This beer is best served with salads or light fruit desserts, such as soufflés or chiffon cakes. Many people enjoy it with chocolate desserts. Purple Haze pairs well with certain cheeses, such as ripened Brie or any dessert made with mascarpone. It’s also great paired with entrees prepared with fruit, especially citrus. Consider enjoying Purple Haze® alone at the end of your meal as dessert.

Abita Mardi Gras Bock...$9.99 / 6pk bottles
Mardi Gras Bock

Mardi Gras Bock is the first of our seasonal brews. Abita Mardi Gras Bock is brewed with pale, pilsner and caramel malts and German Perle hops. Our bock is similar to German maibocks with its rich malt flavor and full body. A perfect choice during Carnival season in New Orleans. Gruyére, Emmental and Swiss are nice cheese choices with Bock. Great with roasted beef or pork. Try it with Mexican food, too.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Waterford Irish Whiskey Zoom

New Expressions from Waterford Irish Whiskey Zoom Tasting w/Raj Sabharwal of Glass Revolution Imports
Wednesday , February 23rd 7:00pm-8:15pm

$40.00 per set only 14 spots available
Set includes 4 -- 50ml, samples (each 50ml enough for 2 drams) tasting zoom key, and a zipped bag of our house-roasted mixed nuts

On February 23rd, we welcome back our friend, Raj Sabharwal, importer, spirits expert and one of the true gents in the industry. We are focusing on 3 new expressions from the Waterford Distillery, located in the county of the same name.

Distillery owner, Mark Reynier
“We chose Waterford, for here on the banks of the river Suir, on Ireland’s sunny south-eastern coast, we have an exceptional state-of-the-art facility originally built by Diageo in 2004 and converted to distilling in 2015. And we have the finest quality raw materials: the purest of spring water from renowned ancient wells; a team of passionate distillers that share the vision; and the very best barley in the world.
Using the world's finest barley, our Single Farm Origin series is an uber- provenance range of natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one place, one farm, at a time.
Barley-forward, terroir-driven, natural whisky. No coloring, chill-filtration or any additives whatsoever.”

Here is the lineup for the tasting:


More info about them
Cask composition: 39% first fill US oak, 17% virgin US oak, 19% premium French oak and 25% Vin Doux Naturel.
Each bottle of Organic GAIA Edition 2.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farm.
This is a totally natural whisky, with no colouring, chill-filtration or additives whatsoever.

Luna 1.1 is the first BIODYNAMIC Irish Single Malt Whisky.
A true WORLD FIRST & pioneering distillation for the discerning. Eccentric to some, regenerative to others biodynamic agriculture goes beyond the extraordinary ecological mindset. Drawing upon ancient lore of lunar cycles & exotic preparations, it seeks to charge soils with vitality & barley with vibrancy. Practiced by the most visionary & curious, we too are intrigued about the most natural flavors we can capture in spirit. For this landmark whisky, distilled from Ireland’s only biodynamic barley, we invoke the goddess of the moon for our most esoteric & evocative bottling.
Cask composition: 35% First fill U.S., 17% Virgin U.S., 26% premium French, 22% Vin Doux naturel.

Cask composition: 46% first fill U.S., 22% Virgin U.S., 15% Premium French, 17% Vin Doux Naturel.
Our unique library of individual Waterford whiskies–derived from distinctive Irish terroirs –presents to us an unprecedented spectrum of natural flavours defined by Ireland’s soils & microclimates. Now, by layering such singular spirits together, each expressing its own identity, we alone are able to create this dynamic assemblage in which 25 individual Single Farm Origins coalesce to create The Cuvée. Thus beginning a new era for malt whisky. A celebration of a complexity only attainable from a fusion of individual terroirs, in this way– & in this bottle – we believe that the whole is greater than simply the sum of its parts.

John Mallick, Paddy Tobin, Alan Jackson, Pat and Denis Booth, Jason Stanley and Trevor Harris rose to the challenge laid down by us to produce the first Irish-grown organic malting barley.
Cask composition: 42% first fill US oak, 17% virgin US oak, 23% premium French oak and 18% Vin Doux Naturel.
Each bottle of Organic GAIA Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farm.

Cappellano Barolo Chinato

Barolo Chinato
(Vermouth category)

Chinato takes its name from China also known as cinchona, the native South American tree from which quinine is extracted from the bark. The drink's bitterness is derived from the cinchona bark. The bark of this tree is one of the principal flavourings of Barolo Chinato, along with gentian root, camomile, cardamom and clove.

Even the best vermouths are usually made with a basic, cheap white wine. Barolo Chinato does not use cheap wine, its base is certified DOCG Barolo wine. Barolo Chinato is a flavored wine, not fortified: this means that most alcohol content and sweetness are due to herbal and spice infusions in alcohol and together with the sugar added to the Barolo.

Dr. Giuseppe Cappellano, a pharmacist by trade, developed the first Chinato, taking vintage Barolo and adding herbs and spices steeped in alcohol back in the late 1800s—literally as a digestive aid and stomach-settling concoction. Each Barolo house has its own secret recipe of herbs and spices.

Serve chilled after dinner in a wine glass (great with chocolate desserts). Some also serve warmed with orange zest. Keep opened bottles in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Click the order now button to see all the Chinato we have in stock now

Cappellano Barolo Chinato....$69.99

One cannot say much, certainly not enough, about the Chinato from Cappellano since the production and recipe are closely held secrets within the family. Suffice it to say that the family has produced an iconic version of this wine infused with spices, herbs and other earthly elements that make for a ravishing sensory experience.

Here are a duo of ways to enjoy the Cappellano Chinato …
As an aperitif: 4 parts gin, 4 parts Campari, 2 parts Chinato, a touch of ice plus a slice of orange.
As a “thirst quencher”: cold sparkling water plus 10% of the volume in Chinato with the juice of a freshly squeezed lime accompanied by a slice of lime.
And, Augusto Cappellano reminds us: don’t forget the pleasure of drinking the Chinato accompanied by the best chocolate one can find!

Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength Limited Show-Me State Edition

Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica

Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength Limited Show-Me State Edition...$55.99
Compare to $58.99 at Total Wine and More
  • Show Me State Volume 1
  • Finished in Brandy Casks
  • 112.8 proof
The super-premium whiskey collaboration from Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica. A blend of hand-selected, well-aged North American bourbon & rye whiskeys, uniquely finished in black brandy casks and the earth-shattering music of Metallica.

Using our proprietary BLACK NOISE™ finishing process, each batch of whiskey is blasted with its very own Metallica playlist, curated by the band themselves. The low-frequency sound waves force the whiskey to penetrate deeper into the barrel, extracting more caramel, honey and vanilla flavors from the wood. The result is a magnificently balanced whiskey, robust in flavor and ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in a classic whiskey cocktail.

The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt

The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt...$149.99
17 long years. Imagine the flavour, the depth, the richness, that develops over all that time in a first-fill Oloroso sherry butt. The Irishman – 17-Year-Old is a superlative Single Malt. A highly exclusive expression – just three casks are produced each year. Each bottle comes numbered by cask as a mark of quality. Triple distilled, non-chill filtered, and crafted from a mash bill made entirely of Irish barley. Bottled at 56% ABV.