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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Rockwell Vermouth

 


Rockwell Vermouth offers a fresh American take on a classic European spirit.
    We’ve spent years on a quest to find the right ingredients, partners, and processes for the perfect American Vermouth. Along the way, we discovered golden cane sugar caramelized for the impeccable balance of bitter and sweet by experts in the Carolinas; California black mission figs sun-dried by a family with over ninety years’ experience; a UC Davis-developed grape clone to serve as our base; and supportive local ranchers who allowed us to forage Artemisia Californica herbs from their Carmel Valley hillsides.
    We conducted more than three hundred herb extract trials across more than one hundred recipe batches. The result is an herbatious and aromatic vermouth worthy of modern American cocktail culture.
    Handcrafted in California, each small-batch production of Rockwell Vermouth is a testament to what's possible when passionate artisans from around the country work together toward a shared vision.

Rockwell Extra Dry Vermouth...$14.99 / 750ml   

Our Extra Dry is all elegance, with bright floral aromatics and sweet herbal undertones. While a wonderful drink on its own, our dry vermouth will also add that extra something special to exceptional martinis or other cocktail flavors. 

Rockwell Classic Sweet Vermouth...$14.99 / 750ml 

Our Classic Sweet is bursting with roasted fig, caramel, citrus and balanced bitterness. While a wonderful drink on its own, our sweet vermouth will also add that extra something special for exceptional Manhattans, Negronis, and other cocktail favorites. 

Lifted Spirits Absinthe Verte


Lifted Spirits Absinthe Verte...$26.99 / 375ml

TRADITIONAL ABSINTHE VERTE

Uniquely steeped in the tradition and history of 19th century Parisian culture, our Absinthe is a lavish and delicate delight. Made with wormwood, anise, and fennel seed, Absinthe Verte is the first-ever distilled in Kansas City.

Tasting Notes: Sweet and herbaceous, our Absinthe Verte absolutely blooms with notes of licorice, mint, chamomile, and anise. It is refreshing when traditionally prepared, and adds herbal and complex character to cocktails.

136 PROOF | 68% ALC/VOL

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

    Traditionally prepared by using a fountain or brouilleur to drip ice-cold water into a glass of absinthe. Start with 1 oz. of absinthe and add water until it becomes entirely cloudy – usually about 3-4 oz. of water.

Granada-Vallet Bitter Liqueur

 



    Monsieur Henri Vallet emigrated to Mexico from France during the brief reign of Maximilian, the ill-fated French monarch who was deposed by Mexican nationalists three short years after his 1864 ascent as Emperor of Mexico. Like other French émigrés of the era, Mnsr. Henri Vallet chose to remain in his adopted homeland, and by the 1880s had emerged as Mexico City’s preeminent distiller of liqueurs and elixirs, including Fernet-Vallet and Amargo-Vallet, that continue to be crafted today according to his specific recipes and formulation guidelines.

Granada-Vallet...$27.99 / 750ml 
     Granada-Vallet is an herbaceous bitter liqueur from Hidalgo, Mexico, inspired by traditional red Italian bitters. A pomegranate tartness with woody notes of gentian root, wormwood and cinchona is balanced with citrus accents of orange and kefir lime. Its beautiful color, redolent of sunset, is derived from Indigenous Oaxacan cochineal, culminating in this balanced, all-natural Mexican liqueur best served over ice or in your favorite craft cocktail.

Starlight Distillery Bourbon Finished in VDN Barrels


Very limited release!
Starlight Distillery Bourbon Finished in VDN Barrels....$79.99
  • Age: 4-7 years
  • 100% Sweet Mash
  • Double pot distilled
  • 3 & 4 Grain Mash Bills
  • 4-7 year old bourbon blend from warehouse #2
  • Blend rested in VDN barrels for 6 - 14 months
Proof: 106 proofFinished in Spanish Vino de Naranja barrels for an additional 3-8 months.
What is Vino de Naranja : For its production dried bitter orange slices are macerated with the base wine for at least 6 months.

Jeppson’s Malört BARREL AGED BAM 2021





NEW BARREL AGED VERSION
FINISHED IN BOURBON BARRELS!
(we only have 4 bottles)

Jeppson’s Malört BARREL AGED BAM 2021...$25.99
Jeppson’s Malört is Chicago’s local beskbrännvin — a style of bitter, wormwood-based, Swedish schnapps. First developed during medieval times for its supposed medicinal benefits, it’s traditionally associated with the farms of Skåne, in Sweden, where wormwood grows wild. In the early 1900s, it was the most ubiquitous drink in Sweden and accompanied the nearly 1 million Swedes who immigrated to the U.S. during that period. One of those immigrants was a man from Ystad, Skåne named Carl Jeppson.

During Prohibition, Mr. Jeppson was into the business of producing legal “medicinal alcohol,” and sold his brand of besk bar-to-bar. After repeal, Malört was a staple of every Swedish bar on Clark St and by that time he had sold his recipe to Bielzoff Products Co., a Chicago distillery. George Brode, Bielzoff owner, helped push Jeppson’s Malört beyond its Swedish origins by introducing it to Chicago’s Polish population, who in turn introduced it to the rest of Chicago.

Through the decades, Jeppson’s Malört has been thought of as a rite of passage and even a purported hangover cure. But we think it is more than that — Jeppson’s Malört is a drink that has helped define the Chicago bar experience. So, join us for a shot, or a cocktail! As George Brode used to say- “You may not like the first, but after the second shot, you’ll be ours forever!” Skål!


2015 Louis Roederer Brut Rose Vintage Champagne



2015 Louis Roederer Brut Rose Vintage Champagne...$94.99
The 2015 Brut Vintage Rosé is generous and demonstrative, bursting with aromas of peach, orange and pear mingled with hints of red berries, fresh bread and ginger. Full-bodied, layered and vinous, it's rich and enveloping, its textural attack segueing into an ample, fleshy core that's girdled by bright acids and enlivened by a pillowy mousse. Long and expansive, it's more generous and gourmand than its racier 2014 predecessor, but just as good.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Pure and pretty notes of wild strawberry and nectarine fruit are enriched by hints of marzipan, chalk and pickled ginger in this graceful rosé Champagne. Lithe and expressive, with a fine, lively mousse, this shows lovely balance and a creamy, mineral-laced finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2031.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Gibson's Finest 12 Year Old Canadian Rare Whisky


Gibson's Finest 12 Year Old Canadian Rare Whisky...$28.99
We stay true to the time honored method of making whisky the right way; we age it longer for better taste. Canadian whisky must be aged a minimum of 3 years by law. Gibson's Finest Rare is tastefully aged 12 years to provide a richer flavor than other Canadian whiskies. We know you'll enjoy the difference

Del Maguey Pechuga





Del Maguey Pechuga – Santa Catarina Minas....$179.99
About Pechuga
Pechuga has a nose of basil, lemon, ocean, and fruit. It is almost scotch-like in its smoky taste. And yes, in addition it is salty, very soft, and tastes a wee bit like chicken. The Pechuga production season is limited to year end due to the special ingredients: Wild mountain apples and plums that must be in season and cannot be substituted. This mezcal is the most rare we have ever encountered.

Pechuga begins with Minero mezcal that has already been double distilled. In preparation for a third distillation they place about 100 liters of mezcal in the still and add about 100 kilos of wild mountain apples and plums, big red plantain bananas, pineapples, a handful of almonds and a few pounds of uncooked white rice. Next, a whole chicken breast (pechuga), skin removed, bone structure complete, is washed in running water for about three hours to remove any grease. This is then suspended by strings in the atmosphere of the still and a 24 hour, third distillation is begun. The vapor passes over the pechuga and condenses into a crystal clear liquid that has an amazing taste and smoothness. The reason for the breast they say, is so the mezcal is not dominated by the fruit…a balance. Upon completion the pechuga is removed from the still and hung in the family Altar room…the most important space in the house.


Darnley's London Dry Gin





Darnley's London Dry Gin...$28.99
The Inspiration: Our recipe for Darnley’s Original was inspired by elderflower growing wild around the Wemyss family estate in Scotland.

We knew we wanted to create a light, floral, citrus flavoured gin in the London Dry Style which honours our distillers past.
Uses six botanicals including Elderflower, coriander, lemon peel

Nose:  Pine needles, juniper, elderflower, cloudy lemonade, floral notes
Taste: Grapefruit, juniper followed by a mellow spice
Finish: Long and dry, with a twist of floral and fruit characters from the elderflower.

Bottled at 40% ABV, this London Dry Gin has a long and dry finish and is perfect for a G&T.


Casa Del Sol Tequila

 


OUR STORY

Casa Del Sol is a luxury sipping Tequila, inspired by the magic of golden hour and the legend of the Aztec goddess of agave, Mayahuel.

Tequila is a romantic, ritual spirit steeped in tradition and mysticism. Legend has it that in order to protect herself and her lover, the God of Wind, from her spiteful grandmother, Mayahuel created an agave with long green spires that could defend them. Enraged by their defiance, her grandmother wielded a bolt of lightning and burnt the agave to the ground. What was left amongst the ashes was a single green spire, at the base of which was a piña filled with the sweet nectar of agave, completing Mayahuel's transformation into the Goddess of Tequila.
OUR PROCESS
Grown in the Altos de Jalisco region of Mexico, the rich red clay soil and cool climate produce the best agave in the world. Cultivated using natural and sustainable practices that rely solely on rainwater and the rays of the sun, we hand-select the finest 7-year-old 100% Blue Weber Agave, ensuring the highest quality of every piña used to produce our precious spirit.
Our piñas are hand-cut masterfully by our jimadores, then halved and cooked for 8-10 hours in an autoclave that is heated using steam produced sustainably by burning the trimmings from our process. The piñas are removed from heat and crushed to extract the sugars from the agave, which transforms into alcohol, or mosto. We distill multiple times, first in stainless steel and then in copper stills to reduce harshness and remove any natural impurities. With the experience, knowledge, skill and intuition of generations, we carefully navigate the delicate balance between capturing the essential alcohols, and draining off the other components to achieve the absolute best in quality & flavor.

Casa Del Sol Blanco...$54.99 / 750ml
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Blanco was crafted to deliver the pure essence of agave with its smooth and complex body. Complete with pleasant hints of fresh agave, mint and warmed by notes of spice and caramel green apple.

Casa Del Sol Reposado...$64.99 / 750ml 
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 Reposado rests for a minimum of four months in Select French Oak and Cognac barrels handcrafted with French Limousin Oak. The woody aroma evokes soft vanilla with hints of raisin and sweet tobacco. To taste, it has notes of wild honey, raisin, and butterscotch.

Casa Del Sol Anejo...$89.99 / 750ml 
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 This masterfully crafted Tequila is matured for more than 14 months in the same barrel aging process. On the nose, it is elegant, sweet and indulgent, with notes of dark cacao, dried fruit, toasted oak, and vanilla. With each sip, it tastes of toffee, apricot, oak, and chestnut.

Barrell Bourbon "Gold Label"



3 more bottles in stock now!
Barrell Bourbon "Gold Label" Bourbon.....$469.99
  • Aged for 16+ years
  • Distilled in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
  • 113.54 proof cask strength bottling
Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Bourbon is a blend of 16- and 17-year-old straight bourbons. Barrels for this release were selected from four different collections: cherry bomb barrels with a rich mouthfeel, nutty oak-forward barrels, high proof and high complexity barrels, and barrels with pronounced milk chocolate notes. The last group underwent a secondary maturation in toasted virgin American oak casks before being added to this intricate and seductive blend.

Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt Scotch Whisky



Finally back in stock!
Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$229.99
A velvet explosion, inspired by espresso.
As Dr Bill, our freethinking Director of Whisky Creation, enjoyed a cup of his favourite Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, the notion of Signet first came to him. At once his mind filled with spiralling mocha flavours that he could not forget. It would take him years to bring our unprecedented whisky to life. But in its tiramisu tones and melting chocolate, you can taste his most delicious imaginings.
Signet begins with our precious chocolate malt spirit, made just once a year in our giraffe-high stills. Its espresso-like intensity fills our Distillery with aromas more familiar in an Italian coffee bar. Over the years, we temper its power with rare and treasured casks. Bourbon for creaminess. Sherry for sweetness. The spice of virgin charred oak. All balanced by some of the oldest whisky we own. The result? A velvet explosion of flavour. Bursts of bitter mocha, sizzling spice and waves of dark chocolate, mellowed by smooth butterscotch. Whisky, as you have never tasted it before.



Metallica Blackened Kentucky Straight Rye



Metallica Blackened Kentucky Straight Rye...$62.99 
RYE THE LIGHTNING
A Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Double Cask Finished in Madeira and Rum Casks

Crafted from Kentucky straight rye whiskeys aged between 5-8 years and hand-selected by BLACKENED Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich.

TASTING NOTES
The double cask finishing results in notes of dried fig, hay, pinewood, pear, and rum cake on the nose, and on the palate, clover honey, mint, corn husk, sugar cane, walnut, and cinnamon.
45% ABV | 90 PROOF

Bocale Grappa di Sagrantino



Bocale Grappa di Sagrantino...$43.99
A young grappa with a round and delicately aromatic taste.
Grades: 40% vol.
Raw Materials: Sagrantino grape fermented
System of distillation: method in a water bath discontinuous-steam
Aging: no aging


View: colorless, crystalline
Olfaction: bold underbrush perfumes, flowers and fruit. Typical memory of strawberries and grapes
Taste: round and delicately aromatic
Back Olfaction: fruity persistence of considerable length

2013 Perrier Jouet Champagne Belle Epoque ROSE


2013 Perrier Jouet Champagne Belle Epoque ROSE...$279.99
True to the free spirit of Maison Perrier-Jouët, Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé is a resolutely original champagne which combines rarity with the ability to surprise. First created in 1978, it is crafted only in exceptional years and produced in extremely limited quantities.
I like to compare Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé to a pale pink ranunculus. I’m thinking not only of the flower’s pastel hue, but also of its multi-layered, ruffled petals, which suggest this cuvée’s surprising combination of richness and delicacy. - Perrier Jouet 


Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blancs Champagne....$76.99
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Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs is a free spirit – vibrant, dynamic, independent. Bright and fresh as the morning dew, it is the perfect champagne to serve as an aperitif, to celebrate the first day of spring.
SÉVERINE FRERSON,
Maison Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master

Friday, June 10, 2022

Engine Organic Gin

 


Engine Organic Gin...$29.99 / 750ml
    Wheat alcohol, spring water and Damask rose.On top, the balsamic notes of Juniperus, completed by the fresh sage flavour.The softly harshness of liquorice give it the perfect taste balance.The packaging is inspired by the world of motors.

Meet Engine.
The perfect taste explosion.

Ingredients:
Alta Langa Sage to chill.
Lemon from the Amalfi Coast to energise.
Liquorice roots from Calabria to digest.
Damask rose to relax.
Spring Water to refresh.
Essential oils to make it essential.
Juniperus berries and wheat alcohol to make the gin.

The product:

ENGINE is a London dry gin hand-crafted by master distillers, produced in small batches and bottled by hand in the Alta Langa region, in north-western Italy. Its formula is linked with Italian and Piedmont tradition, paying tribute to rosolios, cordials and liquors made from sage and lemon which in the past were ancient digestive remedies. It is produced with 100% organic Italian ingredients.

Our inspiration:

Born from an idea of Paolo Dalla Mora, entrepreneur in the fashion and spirits sectors, ENGINE celebrates an imaginary made of oil and fuel cans, motocross races and racing vehicles, in memory of the great myths of the 1980’s such as the timeless Dodge Charger, the car baptised the General Lee in the successful TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
From the cars world, directly to your glass.
ENGINE.
With ice throws fire. With tonic throws sparks.

Topo Chico BACK IN STOCK!

 


Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water...$5.99 / 4pk

Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water...$1.79 / 12oz

different flavors

  • lime
  • grapefruit
  • tangerine NEW!

Now available at our Forsyth and Kirkwood locations!


Alpha Brewing Company

 


Alpha Brewing Company Elderberry Funk...$10.99 / 4pk
Sour Blonde Ale aged eight months on 120 lbs of Elderberries from Silver Acre Farms.
8% abv.

Alpha Brewing Company Guava Funk...$10.99 / 4pk
Brewed with guava. This funky, fun and wild sour beer is one of a kind. You will dance to the beat of your own drum with this bright sour blonde ale. Dance on!
8% abv.

Perennial Artisan Ales - Poolside Breeze

 


Perennial Poolside Breeze...$9.99 / 6pk 
    Poolside Breeze: the perfect summer beer…Berliner Weisse with hibiscus, passion fruit, mango, lemongrass, orange peel + rose hips. Essential for pool time!

Göller Brewery

 



Göller Brewery Baptist Helles...$3.79 / pint
    Baptist Helles is based on the beer style that was brewed in the "Alte Freyung" at the beginning of the 20th century, when our great-grandfather Joseph Göller ran the brewery together with his wife Magarethe and brother Baptist:Baptist Göller was in the Alte Freyung for responsible for agriculture, while company founders Joseph and Magarethe Göller looked after the brewery and the inn. Baptist's "rascality" and his passion for sheepheads have been handed down to this day.Baptist Helles is bottom-fermented, soft, mildly spicy and, above all, tasty!
  • Characteristic: soft, mildly spicy, tasty
  • Colour: light yellow
  • Drinking temperature: 6-8°C
  • Alcohol content: 4.9 percent by volume

Göller Brewery Steinhauer Weisse...$3.79 / pint 
The stone carving trade has a long tradition in Zeil and is known for the Zeil sandstone. Even today, the Zeiler Steinhauer are still the inspiration for our Steinhauer Weisse and can be found on the label proudly singing their Steinhauerlied at the Zeiler market square.
  • Characteristic: full-bodied, sparkling, mild, light fruit notes
  • Colour: amber, naturally cloudy
  • drinking temperature: 7-9°C
  • alcohol content: 5.2 percent by volume