Friday, July 1, 2022

Madre Mezcal


Madre Mezcal Espadin...$34.99 / 750ml
A single varietal exploration that allows the full spectrum flavor of Espadin agave to shine through. 40% abv.
The bright and earthy character of Espadin is complemented by a natural smokiness from the artisanal production process, creating a spirit that adds new levels of complexity to any cocktail.
Madre Mezcal Ensamble...$48.99 / 750ml
Madre Ensamble is crafted to redefine the perception that all mezcal is overly smoky by balancing the flavors of Espadin and Cuishe agaves. It’s the perfect first taste for a new mezcal drinker, or a great everyday sipper for the mezcal aficionado. 45% abv.

Nuku Mezcal


Nuku Mezcal...$23.99 / 750ml

NUKU Mezcal traces its roots to a picturesque valley in Atlixco, Mexico in the state of Puebla. Located at the foot of the most active volcano in Mexico named Popocatepetl (”el Popo”), NUKU Mezcal is a result of traditions learned and inherited from the best Mezcal Masters of the Poblana region. NUKU has a Mixtec origin and means “to celebrate”. It evokes the joy of sharing the traditions of a region full of flavors and festivals, and on whose tables Mezcal is an essential part of any moment with family and friends. NUKU is notable for its fresh, aromatic notes of volcanic origin and is 100% made in the Artisanal tradition of Agave Espadin grown in these ancient valleys.
FLAVOR: Fruity, Spicy with Aromatic Herbal Notes and a Sweet, Light Smokey Flavor

Santo Mezquila

Santo Mezquila...$43.99 / 750ml
Santo Mezquila is the world’s first agave blend made from 100% Blue Weber Agave and 100% Espadin Agave. From this holy union comes a taste revelation.
Our mezquila’s smooth agave aroma mixes with an earthy, light smokiness with a hint of herbs. The initial bite is mellow and fades gently while the full taste and finish elicits the intricate agave flavor and herbal complexity layered with gentle smoke, slight floral fruitiness and low saltiness.

Lunazul El Humoso Smoked Tequila


Lunazul El Humoso Smoked Tequila...$27.99 / 750ml

“The Smoked One,” 100% Agave Tequila features cooked mesquite wood smoked agave alongside fresh Blue Weber Agave to create a one-of-a-kind smoked blanco Tequila.

Aroma: Aromatic and earthy with a clean citrus body.
Taste: White pepper spice with subtle herbal root and chili pepper hints among the bright fruitiness of Blanco Tequila.
Finish: Smoky with a long, bright richness and lingering pepper spice.

Oro de Oaxaca Mezcal


Oro de Oaxaca Mezcal...$39.99 / 750ml
    It has a warm golden color, with aroma notes of maguey worm and slightly smoked. Its mild flavor is pleasant to the palate, denoting a strong flavor of caramelized cooked maguey with the essence of the natural maguey worm. The smoothness of the mezcal allows you to experience sweet and earthy flavors with perfect balances. It has 38⁰ Alc. Vol. Which make it a nice and warm drink.

Union Mezcal


Union Mezcal...$29.99 / 750ml
Agaves:Espadín and Cirial
8 & 14 years
Distill:Copper Alembic
Grind:Chilean Tahona
Production:100% artisan hand-made
Alc. Vol:38%
Gold Medal Brussels
World Competition 2019

Tasting Notes:
Sweet, Fruity (pear, apple), Smoked, Herbs (mint, peppermint), Wet earth and Wood.

Smell in the Mouth:
Initially, it reveals its production process in an artisanal way with oak firewood. Afterwards, sweet and fruity notes of the sprat agave are felt. Earthy, herbal and citrus notes of the cirial agave are also perceived.

Burrito Fiestero Mezcal


Burrito Fiestero Mezcal...$42.99 / 750ml

    Burrito Fiestero Artesanal Cenizo is a well-rounded Mezcal with a smooth texture. Creamy mouthfeel and a taste of tropical fruit. Gentle on the smoke and well balanced. An expression to enjoy as your everyday sipper.
    Founded in the northern state of Durango -the Mexican Wild West-. Mezcal Burrito Fiestero is created with passion, focusing on delivering the purest flavors of Northern Mexico by using traditional artisanal methods in small batch productions.
    Our mezcal was born in the hands of Don Juan Conde in an ancient abandoned hacienda in the heart of the agave land. Inspired by Burrito Fiestero, an authentic promotor of the Mexican culture and the joy of life.

Montelobos Mezcal


Montelobos Mezcal...$37.99 / 750ml

    Montelobos Espadin is a Mezcal Joven with many nuances, the nose is citrusy, salty and peppery. What does Mezcal Espadin taste like? There is an earthy note in the Montelobos Espadin, along with hints of agave and spices, nutmeg and cloves above all, for a sip that confirms the perfect balance between sweetness and subtle smoke.

Gracias a Dios Mezcal Tobala

Gracias a Dios Mezcal Tobala...$66.99 / 750ml
    Vegetal and aromatic, with notes of leather, smoke and peat. Deep and long lasting, nuanced; smoke on the rise. Balanced palate, complex with a discreet integration of fruits, spices and notes of lime wedge. Perfect density. Vegetal / herbal fading, with nice tones of agave. Pepper and thyme on the palate, balanced with sweet notes of agave, slightly tropical with mint notes. Good lingering ending.

Derrumbes Mezcal


Derrumbes Mezcal Michoacan...$69.99 / 750ml

    The second expression of Derrumbes is an elegant combination of Michoacán’s iconic Chino and Alto agaves and its unique ancestral distillation technique. Chino (Cupreata) brings mature fruit notes while Alto (Ineaquidens) complements with a delicate herbaceous character that resembles the pine forests that surround it. It is fermented under the red clay floor of the taberna in pinewood lined pits to protect it from low temperatures to be then distilled in Michoacán’s own Philippine-style stills made of wood staves and copper over direct flame. This exquisite sensorial experience comes from renowned maestro Guadalupe Perez from the village of Tzitzio.

El Silencio Mezcal


El Silencio Mezcal $35.99 / 750ml

    Made for the firebrand who likes options, our Espadín mixing mezcal is the perfect companion for cocktails or simply to sip on its own. Its sleek, black bottle and robust, deep flavor profile recalls earthly delights and hearty tastes, providing a subtle spice and pronounced finish unlike any other mezcal or spirit you’ve encountered in your travels.

    Espadín offers a sharper taste, for a more intense agave flavor seeker, this mezcal is perfect for spicing up margaritas or Bloody Marias, adding a subtle smoke to the most sophisticated concoctions, or simply for sipping on in the heat of the sun or by a raging fire. Espadín is a pure agave mezcal for people that know what they want in life - and don’t mind when things get a little heated.

Scorpion Mezcal


Scorpion Mezcal Anejo...$69.99 / 750ml

  • Best Mezcal Spirit of the Year, Food & Wine Magazine.
  • (100% Agave, 750 ml, 40% abv)
  • Matured for 1 or 2 year in oak barrels.
  • BTI 95 Points
What you will experience is a fresh, nimble, nicely balanced spirit with a hint of melon flavor.

Firm and slightly oily with light lime, cucumber, sea salt, and herbal aromas and flavors; slightly bitter, leafy finish. (Santé)

: Dark amber color in the bottle. If it was maple syrup, it would be a medium amber. It is a beautiful thing! On swirling, it leaves a very light coating on the glass which belies its viscosity. Sitting in the glass, it looks like a small puddle of sap or nectar.

First Impression: Very smoky and more understated than the others. Smells like a tin of just opened sobranie tobacco, with strong Phenol and smoke.

Taste: Dry and sweet at the same time somehow, with lime, leather, oil, and smoke, and a suggestion of mint. Resinous on the tongue, and mouth feel. It whispers down the throat, and then leaves a rather delicate burn considering the 80 proof, with a smoky spicy aftertaste like a really good tobacco and spicy notes.

Wahaka Mezcal


Wahaka Mezcal Madre-Cuishe...$74.99 / 750ml

42% ALC. VOL. (84 PROOF)

It is said that the aroma of the wild and rare Madre Cuishe agave is that of fresh fallen rain. We’ve been able to capture its volcanic, citrusy, and arid habitat of interior Mexico in every bottle.

agave type: Madre-Cuishe grown in the wild, harvested after 12 years

Yellow soil in the lowlands with arid terrain

region: Cultivated in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca in the district of Tlacolula

oven: Cooked for 3-5 days in an earthen pit using ocote (pine) wood

mill: Crushed in tahona (circular millstone)

fermentation: 10-12 days in pine vats with wild (natural) yeast

Twice distilled in copper stills

aging: None

Raicilla Mexicat


Raicilla Mexicat...$54.99 / 750ml
    Mexicat is the brainchild of Jorge Alvarez, who discovered raicilla while working in the tequila industry. He sees raicilla as the highest form of spirits distilled from agave.

    Mexicat raicilla is 100% agave Maximiliana, a large silvestran agave of unusual deep flavor, specifically a local variety known as lechugilla tipica (there are three main Maximiliana varieties: típica, pencas caidas, and pico de aguilar). Maximiliana looks like a giant cousin of the famous tobalá: they share a reputation for complexity.

    Mexicat has started a massive sustainability program with the Maximiliana. Its major fields are now 4-5 years old. Mexicat raicilla is now 80% wild agaves; that percentage will be reduced as the cultivated fields come on line.

    Every bottle has an individual hand-made huichol bead mask; people collect them. From Mascota in the Sierra Madre Occidental, double-distilled in copper at the destilería of 4th-generation José and Benito Salceda, agronomist brothers and raicilla pioneers deeply engaged in a large sustainability project cultivating agave Maximiliana (called lechuguilla). Flavorful and soft. Double distillation tends to show a smoother side of raicilla, and the 40% abv nicely balances the intensity of the wild Maximiliana. 40% abv

Ilegal Mezcal


Ilegal Mezcal Joven...$42.99 / 750ml
    Full bodied agave flavor. Light smoke, lingering heat. An ideal mezcal for cocktails or perfect on its own.Un-aged. 
    Eucalyptus and mineral aromas compliment hints of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe.

Ilegal Mezcal Reposado...$55.99 / 750ml

    Each lot of Ilegal Mezcal Reposado is aged to taste for 6 months, using a combination of new and used American oak, medium char barrels. Our barrels are sourced from Kelvin Cooperage, a family-run business since 1963.
    Caramelized pear and bitter orange on the nose. Clove, butterscotch, and hints of vanilla on the palate

El Buho Mezcal


El Buho Cuishe...$69.99 / 750ml

An elegant and savory mezcal, the cuishe has a herbacious and peppery aroma. Sandalwood, sage, and palo santo are standout notes, and its lighter body gives way to a dry, grassy finish.

El Buho Terpeztate...$99.99 / 750ml

Bold and complex, the tepeztate’s heavier body relays its intense flavors. High smoke and minerality coat the palate and open to kippery undertones. Slate and oil close out this rare and expressive mezcal.

El Buho Ensamble...$69.99 / 750ml

    This Ensamble is crafted from four agave plants; the Arroqueno, the Coyote, the Barril, and the Cuishe. The banana nose is balanced out by a dry, fatty mouth feel with intense flavors of pineapple, roasted agave and vanilla. The finish is a dark caramel with sprinkles of pepper and salt.

Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene Blend 2021

The rare Cuvee Rene Kriek
Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene Blend 2021...$8.99 / 12oz

This is the masterpiece of which I am most proud, as is one of my sons after whom it is named. What makes this traditional kriek special is that it is brewed with whole cherries. Since real Schaerbeek cherries are scarce, Lindemans Brewery has found their perfect equivalence elsewhere in Europe. It is deep red in colour and its foam head is slightly pink. Very refreshing, this beverage is a perfect thirst-quencher which, thanks to its fizzy and tangy flavour, is ideal as an aperitif.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blue Wing Rye Whiskey

Friday, July 1st from 4:30 to 6:00 pm
At the (In)Famous Bar inside our Forsyth location
Open house format

Wittenberg Distilling Blue Wing Rye Whiskey....$33.99
45% ABV
Made in Missouri

"My family was in the distilling business in St. Louis from the 1880s until Prohibition put them out of business in 1919. They sold whiskey they made under the name Blue Wing Whiskey. We found a copy of the original front label on the internet and my brother, who is an artist, was able to recreate it for use today.  C.H. Wittenberg Distilling Co. made both a bourbon and a rye. We focused on a rye. This whiskey is a blend of 60% rye, 15% caramelized rye and 25% smoked barley malt. I am collaborating with a small local distillery that makes several other fine spirits, Square One Distillery in Lafayette Square, to make the whiskey. This is a very rare opportunity to bring back this spirit to market." -- William C. Wittenberg, owner

Weekend Flight-Malted Rye Battle Royale

Weekend Flight-Malted Rye Battle Royale

(IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
Friday and Saturday (July 1st and 2nd) - Forsyth location only
Three ¾ ounce drams for $12

Almost any grain can be malted – the process in which the grain is moistened and begins to germinate, creating enzymes in the seed that will convert starches in the grain into sugars. Barley malt is the most common and rye malt much less common.

Unmalted rye has a black pepper, thin mouthfeel. Malted rye has a big malty, caramel sweetness along with spice.,

Corsair Dark Rye American Rye Malt Whiskey 86 proof
Nashville, Tennessee

Old Potrero / TWCP Straight Rye Single Cask 130.4 proof.
Age: 6 Yrs and 8 months New, charred American oak (extra fine grain, 24 month air dried)
South San Francisco, California
Tasting bar only, no bottles for sale

New Riff 6 Year Malted Rye Whiskey. Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof
Newport, Kentucky
Tasting bar only, no bottles for sale

Grand Opening Tastings at Spirit Wine and Craft!

We are open and going strong now!
We want you to come see the new store!
Please tell your friends.

Many more tastings coming including wine, sprits and beer!

Grand Opening Tastings at our newest location

Spirit Wine and Craft location
5760 Chippewa Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109
  • Friday July 1st - 4pm-6pm - Ace Cider
  • Friday July 1st from 4pm-6pm - Heavy Riff
  • Saturday - July 2nd from 12pm-2pm - Old Bakery
  • Saturday July 2nd 11am-3pm - Wine Tasting- read more
  • Sunday July 3rd - Spirit Sunday Funday tasting - read more
  • Friday - July 8th from 4pm-6pm - Odell Brewing
  • Saturday July 9th - 12pm-2pm - Pinnacle Wine
  • Saturday July 9th - 4pm-6pm - Delirium Beer
  • Saturday July 9th - 11am-2pm - Wine Tasting
  • Sunday July 10rd - Spirit Sunday Funday tasting
  • Friday July 15th - 4pm-6pm - A Bommarito Wine
  • Friday July 15th - 4pm-6pm - Alpha Beer
  • Friday July 15th - 4:30pm-6:30pm - J Rieger Spirits
  • Saturday July 16th - 11am-2pm - Wine Tasting
  • Sunday July 17rd - Spirit Sunday Funday tasting
  • Friday July 22nd - 4pm-6pm - Nobleton's Distilling
  • Friday July 29th - 4pm-6pm - Old Dominick Whiskey
  • Saturday July 30th - 11am-2pm - Wine Tasting
  • Sunday July 31st - Spirit Sunday Funday tasting
  • Friday August 5th - 4pm-6pm - Leaping Horse Wine
  • Saturday August 6th - 12pm-2pm - A Bommarito Wine
  • Saturday August 13th - 12:30pm-2:30pm - Koval Distilling
  • Sunday August 14th - Spirit Sunday Funday tasting
  • Friday August 19th - 4pm-6pm - Excel Beer

Spirit Wine and Craft - Sunday Funday Tasting!

Spirit Wine and Craft
Tasting every Sunday from 12pm-2pm

This Sunday July 3rd
  • Perennial Poolside Breeze
  • The Finnish Long Drink Hard Soda  Zero
  • Benchmark Bonded 100 Proof (not available to purchase, just something fun to taste)  We just like to share some fun stuff every once and awhile.

Side Project For TWCP

Side Project For TWCP
A little beer For The Wine and Cheese Place, with almonds, Cocoa Nib and vanilla beans.  Barrel aged and bottled in 375ml bottles

Many of you saw this on Instagram and have been asking about the release.  No details at this point, but we will let you know.  We will start with our top BRC members first.  We want to get it to our top beer supporters first

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood

Very Limited releases!
Whiskeys matured for 13 to 25 years in first-fill and refill American oak bourbon barrels were finished in these lightly toasted Irish oak casks for 15 months. Bottled at Barrel Strength
Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #1...$349.99 
(111.2 proof)
Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #2...$349.99 (112.2 proof)
Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #3...$349.99 (112 proof)
Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #5...$349.99 (112 proof)
Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #6...$349.99 (110.8 proof)
Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Tree #7...$349.99 (111.8 proof)
“Dair Ghaelach” means quite simply, Irish Oak.
While the name may be simple, the story of this whiskey is unique. This whiskey has been finished in casks made from virgin Irish oak grown in Kylebeg Wood on the Ballykilcavan Estate, near Stradbally in Co. Laois.
The oak influences this special whiskey with the unique flavour of the heart of Ireland.
Its unique provenance told in each sublime sip, this is the tale of our native oak striking harmony with the classically rich and spicy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey character.
This is a whiskey like no other.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Red, White and Rose Tasting


Red, White and Rose Tasting
Saturday Wine Tasting

Where: all FIVE locations
Date: July 2nd
Time: 11am-2pm

Stop by any of our 5 locations to taste through a set of amazing new release wines from around the world. We will be pouring the following wines at all 5 locations this weekend from 11am-2pm or until the bottles are empty:

Taste these 4 great wines for your 4th of July Weekend!

2018 Comte de Langeron Cote de Brouilly...$21.99
The appellation of Côte de Brouilly sits on the high slopes of the extinct volcano Mont Brouilly and is surrounded by the larger appellation of Brouilly. Cote de Brouilly is bigger and riper than regular Brouilly.
Gorgeous nose of rose petals, violets and a hint of dark roast coffee. On the palate, it has great body with a deep and generous core blueberries and ripe cherries. Drinks very well now but will age 4-8 more years. Very small production.

2021 Penya Rose Cotes Catalanes...$12.99
90% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah
Old vines and very low yields lead to a full bodied and concentrated Rose
Offers fresh aromas of Rainier cherries, garrigue, and hints of red raspberry and melon. Rich, full-bodied, yet bright on the palate. Great as an aperitif or an accompaniment to hearty salads, fish and shellfish, charcuterie, frittata, and more.

2021 Chateau de Lancyre Rose Pic Saint Loup...$19.99
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault
A big rosé! Raspberry and pear aromas on the nose, with distinctive spicy, minty garrigue notes. Big, bold and firm on the palate, ending with a long, clean finish. A rosé for year round drinking! Excellent on its own, it is also a great food wine – pair with hearty salads, grilled vegetables, kebabs, stuffed tomatoes or charcuterie.

he Domaine Horgelus is situated on the sunny hillsides of Gascony. This region, renowned for centuries thanks to its Armagnac, now reveals itself as one of the most promising French Appellations due to the increasing quality of its local wines. This conversion started in the 1980’s, becoming truly pronounced in the 1990’s with the production of fresh and aromatic white wines.  This fabulous range of products reflects the richness of the land,

Great White Wine value
2020 Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
This exquisite marriage of Colombard and Sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes.
Varieties : 75% colombard, 25% sauvignon
Terroir : Silty-siliceous

Bozal Mezcal


Bozal Mezcal Chino Verde...$89.99 / 750ml
The Chino Verde mezcal offers aromas of earth, dried herbs and burlap with a soft smokiness. Ancho chile coats the palate, accompanied by flavors of charred meats and slight sweetness with a viscous finish.
Bozal Mezcal Tobala...$86.99 / 750ml
Bright and fresh, this single maguey mezcal offers fruit-forward aromas of melon and apricot. A delicate balance of citrus and earthy flavors coat the palate followed by smoky undertones. The finish is clean with intense tropical fruits.
Bozal Mezcal Coyote...$91.99 / 750ml
A stunning expression of the unique character of the Coyote agave. An earthy and slightly smoky entry leads to a mid palate that is driven by flavors of minerality and rich dark chocolate. Finishes dry and balanced, indeed an enjoyable mezcal crafted for sipping.
Bozal Mezcal Borrego...$82.99
A dry mineral base is offset nicely with an abundance of fruit, herbaceous notes and nuttiness. A viscous entry coats the mouth leading to a fruit forward mid palate with subtle sweetness that shines with bright citrus and persimmons. The finish is smooth with flavors of smoked lamb.
Bozal Mezcal Ensamble Espadin-Barril-Mexicano...$47.99
A slight smoky, yet herbaceous undertone rests on the center of the palate, while citrus and floral notes from the Barril are introduced are introduced and strengthened by the warm viscose finish of the Mexicano. This is a light and easy sipping mezcal, which will delight and surprise you with its complex lingering finish.

Oskar Blues Brewery Guava Rodeo

Oskar Blues Brewery Guava Rodeo...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans

Sour Ale with Guava and Tangerine
Saddle up for a bulldogger of a tart ale with tropical pink guava and citrusy tangerine flavors. We’ve wrangled together notes of papaya, passion fruit and melon for a refreshing, spritzy brew with just the right amount of sour. This one’s got spurs. 6.0% abv.

4 Hands Brewing Co. Contact Hi

4 Hands Brewing Co. Contact Hi...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz can
Contact Hi, a collaboration with the good people of @HiPointeDriveIn.
This citrusy wheat ale is hopped with copious amounts of Cascade from the Pacific Northwest and brewed with fresh orange zest. Infused with dank and tropical terpenes, Contact Hi pours a bright orange hue with big citrus aromas that give way to a crisp, dry finish.
Pair with: Arch D-Lux, The Taco Burger, Hi Chips, Guyute