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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Saturday tasting


Saturday Wine Tasting - TODAY!
Where: all FIVE locations
Date: July 16th
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:





From Karen Cakebread of Cakebread Vineyards -- her own winery!
Karen started ZIATA in 2008 with two varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which she chose for their food-friendly qualities.
2020 Ziata Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc...$19.99
$30 Suggested Retail
This has good intensity to its Meyer lemon, apricot and pineapple flavors, with a juicy, sleek frame. Features lemon blossom and verbena details that linger on the finish. Drink now. 850 cases made.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator



2021 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$22.99
45% Grenache, 21% Cinsault, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 6% Sauvignon Blanc
The rosé wine of Bargemone offers aromas of flowers and red berries, which make it harmonious and balanced. Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate. Serve With: A rosé of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine.
Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous, the Commanderie was founded by Templar knights in the13th century, and is home to a proud viticultural tradition and more than 160 acres of sustainably grown vineyards.



Get the 2019 while it is here! 2020 was not a great year!
2019 Erath Oregon Pinot Noir....$14.48
  • Compare to $14.97 at Total Wine and More
  • Compare to $17.99 at Schnucks
Mouth watering aromas of summery red cherry, currant and red plum, are seasoned with fragrant rose petal, lavender and anise. Characteristic flavors of pomegranate, cranberry, and pie cherry coat the palate with a pleasing weightiness. Tannin and acid are balanced for a smooth and lengthy finish.


2017 Intrinsic Columbia Cabernet Sauvignon...$17.99
A wine that delivers a very fragrant, floral edge and has a deeply integrated array of violet and red plums, as well as tomato paste. Half the wine is aged for nine months on skins and this has really meshed the tannins nicely. A blend of 96% cabernet sauvignon and 4% cabernet franc. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Uncle Nearest is back!

Uncle Nearest is back in stock - starting in 2022 they are starting to use their own whiskey!  Not sourced anymore
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey....$44.99
Uncle Nearest 1884 is the proud legacy of the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, Nearest Green. Each small batch comes from barrels chosen by our founders and each blend is curated by 5th generation Green descendant, Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler. Victoria’s signature can be found on the back of every bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey.

Uncle Nearest 1856 Tennessee Whiskey....$51.99
Uncle Nearest 1856 is a blend of our premium aged whiskey. It has a caramel color with a beautiful deep golden hue. On the nose, baled hay and pumpkin seeds with subtle notes of ripe stone fruit and caramel corn. Bold and spicy upfront then mellows with sweet caramel and maple, like biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie. The finish is long and rich. It lingers pleasantly sweet on the palate with notes of vanilla after the spice dissipates.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Papalin Jamaica 7 Year Rum



Papalin Jamaica 7 year Pot Still...$59.99 
Papalin is a celebration of rum blends. The Papalin project began in October 2013 with the first edition of Caroni from Trinidad blended with some old rum stock from Cuba and Venezuela. In 2022, the Papalin brand has been revived with the second release: Papalin Jamaica 7 Years Old. Jamaica has a long history of rum production, historically favored and valued by the blender and bottler market for over 300 years. In the European rum blending traditions of the past and present, fresh unaged rum has been shipped out of the Caribbean and aged and blended in the European continental climate. Papalin is the first brand of blended rum to be aged entirely in the tropical climate of the respective warehouses of the distilleries themselves: Worthy Park and Hampden Estate. These vatted rums (blends of different pot stills) show their complex and compelling nature having been matured at their source. The quality of the liquid reflects the care and expertise of the production and cellar management teams.
Papalin Jamaica 7 years old is bottled at 47% ABV and offers a perfect introduction to the style of the Jamaican rum. It it balanced and easy to enjoy with approachable complexity and intriguing depth - whether it is enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed into cocktails.


J. Rieger Whiskey tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft


Open House Tasting
J. Rieger Whiskey tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft
Tonight Friday, July 15th from 5pm to 6:00pm

Sorry cancelled -
rescheduled - Friday August 5th 4:30-6:30

5760 Chippewa Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

Our friend, Nicole Gilbert from J. Rieger Spirits will be featuring whiskies from their portfolio, featuring the new 6 Year Bourbon expression and the 2022 edition of their Monogram Whiskey.

She will also be pouring a surprise dram from the Private Stock series. Here’s the lineup below.

J. Rieger Straight Bourbon Bottled-in-Bond 100 proof….$69.99
This Bourbon, distilled from corn, rye, and malted barley, has aged for six years in our rickhouse, and is the first offering of this spirit since our resurrection.

J. Rieger Kansas City Whiskey 92 proof….$32.99
blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Light Corn Whiskey, and Straight Rye Whiskey, all aged at least 4 years, as well as a small amount of 15 year old Oloroso Sherry

J. Rieger Monogram Whiskey 2022 edition 51.8% abv
Straight Bourbon Whiskeys roughly 6 ½ to 10 ½ years old
Aged up to 48 months in Oloroso Sherry Botas

J.Rieger 2022 K.U. National Championship Straight Bourbon 86 proof….$71.99
from a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley. This Straight Bourbon is a marriage of hand-picked barrels from some of our earliest distillations, dating back to 2016, that were selected specifically to commemorate KU’s 2022 National Championship win.

Still 630 / Side Project Side Hustle Whiskey




Still 630 / Side Project Side Hustle Whiskey...$31.99
A MATCH MADE IN STL | 630 BREWERY COLLABORATION WHISKEY #10
Like all of our Brewery Collaboration Series whiskies, this spirit started off as a great batch of actual beer at the brewery. Which we then took, distilled, and aged into an actual whiskey.
This particular whiskey was born as a delicious imperial stout brewed by our friends at Side Project Brewery. We took that actual beer double-distilled it and aged it in new oak barrels for over 2 years to create a single malt whiskey showcasing decadent notes of caramel and roasted cacao. You’re welcome.

Tasting Notes:
Nose: Warm cereal grain with undertones of cooler beer yeast.
Palate: Rich and creamy barley, caramelized cereal, and hints of spice berries on the finish.



Grey Coast Irish Whiskey

 


Grey Coast Irish Whiskey...$28.99 / 700ml
Grey Coast Irish Whiskey os a collaboration between professional golfer Graeme McDowell and family-owned Boann Distillery located just north of Dublin, Ireland.
Grey Coast Irish Whiskey is crafted using a unique combination of casks and whiskey styles that give Grey Coast its inviting and unforgettable flavor profile. The Virgin American Oak casks imbue notes of warm vanilla and delicious honeycomb, which invite the imbiber in to the glass to discover a whole host of other flavors. Undertones of luscious golden syrup expertly layered by the ex-bourbon barrels playfully swirl in the glass and are complemented by Oloroso sherry casks' notes of almond, red fruits, and spice.
ABV: 40%

Larios Gin

One of the best selling gins in the world!
Finally here!

"Funny story, every once in a while my family looks up sites to ask each other random trivia.  One of the questions to me was - what are the top 5 best selling gins in the world.  Of course, with my 37 years of experience, I am very confident and I am guessing...Gordons, Tanqueray, Beefeater, Hendricks......turns out Larios was one of them.  I had never heard of it and was shocked (that sight made me look like an idiot:)   Looked it up and found it is #1 in Spain and sells very well in Europe.  I contacted the importer and we finally got it it in!" - Paul


Larios Mediterranea Premium Gin...$18.99
Born in Málaga in the South of Spain from the passion of the Larios family in the 19th century, Larios is now synonymous with gin in its home country of Spain. Inspired by the Málaga setting, our gin was made using local citrus with a flavor profile perfect for seaside sipping. Today, Larios represents everything about the Mediterranean spirit and embodies the vibrant, carefree lifestyle of the coast. Larios Gin is refreshing, smooth, and bright with local Valencia citrus. The flavors perfectly encapsulate the taste of the Mediterranean with fresh herbal sensations, a touch of orange blossom, and hints of botanicals.

Larios Mediterranea Rose Gin...$18.99

Larios Rosé is the premium strawberry gin from Larios, a evocative gin of a soft and balanced flavor, in which its flavor and aroma of strawberries are delicately combined Its softness and freshness make this new Premium Larios the perfect accompaniment to enjoy the sunset.

4 Hands Brewing Co. Push Pop Inspired Hard Seltzer

 


4 Hands Brewing Co. Push-Pop Inspired Hard Seltzer...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Influenced by the Push Pop, Raspberry Pink Lemonade is super refreshing with its balance of sweet, vine ripened raspberry and the tart juiciness of freshly squeezed lemons. 
ABV: 4%

WhistlePig / Traeger Smokestock Whiskey

Come see Whiskey Dave at Forsyth - he has a bottle open to taste!
WhistlePig / Traeger Smokestock Whiskey....$64.99
  • AGED IN NEW AMERICAN OAK
  • SMOKED WITH TRAEGER APPLE BBQ WOOD
  • 86 PROOF
Crafted in partnership with Traeger®, the original wood fired grill, SmokeStock is the ultimate whiskey for the backyard bartender. This limited edition whiskey is aged in American Oak No. 3 char barrels and then smoked slow and low with Traeger’s all-natural Apple BBQ wood, imparting campfire smoke and subtle savory notes alongside our signature bold and spice-forward style. A nod to the American cookout season, it’s perfect on the rocks while you fire up the Traeger®, or paired with your favorite BBQ recipe to share around the backyard table this summer.

“This is the definition of a barbecue in your mouth” -InsideHook

10 Barrel Brewing Co. - Nature Calls


10 Barrel Brewing Co. Nature Calls Mountain IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Mountain IPA? It's the merger of two prominent IPA styles: a West Coast IPA and an East Coast Hazy IPA. Delivering a smooth profile that consists of mango, tangerine, and grapefruit, we've mixed the tropical fruitiness of a hazy with the piney, juicy, citrus of a traditional IPA. This mountain IPA was brewed for hitting the outdoors because nothing beats this combo when you're chilling around the fire. 
Flavor profile:
Piney, citrus, honeydew aroma
Bright lemon upfront, fades to tangelo with a drier finish
Flavors include Citrus pith, honeydew melon, spruce tips, and dank hops
ABV: 6.5%
A portion of every purchase of Nature Calls Mountain IPA goes toward supporting the Conservation Alliance. Their mission is to harness the collective power of business and outdoor communities to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places.

Offshoot Beer Co. - The Bruery

 


Offshoot Beer Co. Coast Hazy Pale Ale...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Offshoot Beer Co. Coast Hazy Pale Ale...$3.49 / 16oz can
If you’re coasting through your week, this hazy pale ale is for you. Bursting with juicy, fruity flavor thanks to generous dry hopping with Mosaic, Strata, Citra, and Cashmere, Coast is ultra sessionable any day of the week. 2-row and wheat malts lend a soft, light mouthfeel for this sessionable ale. Pairs perfectly with a warm day on the beach… or on the couch, we won’t judge.
Hops: Mosaic, Strata, Citra, Cashmere
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Vienna, Carafoam
Yeast: London III

Offshoot Beer Co. Two If By Sea Hazy Double IPA...$18.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Offshoot Beer Co. Two If By Sea Hazy Double IPA...$4.99 / 16oz can
Light the lanterns! Two If By Sea is a Hazy Double IPA brewed using British Golden Promise and British malted oats. We then hopped it with copious amounts of Amarillo, El Dorado, Motueka, and New Zealand-grown Nelson hops. Enjoy flavors and aromas of tangerine, fresh crushed gooseberry, and grape-infused tropical notes. Two If By Sea is the perfect companion for a weekend BBQ and celebrating sweet, sweet independence.
Hops: Amarillo, El Dorado, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka
Malts: Golden Promise, Oats
Yeast: London III
ABV: 8.1%

 
Offshoot Beer Co. Retreat Hazy Double IPA...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Offshoot Beer Co. Retreat Hazy Double IPA...$5.19 / 16oz
This hazy double IPA is brewed with a simple malt bill and hopped heavily with fruit-forward Mosaic, Cashmere and El Dorado. Laced with delicate and aromatic tropical notes along with a bright berry medley and a crisp mouthfeel, it’s like diving into the Pacific on a 90 degree day. Seriously, nothin’ beats the heat, like Retreat.
Hops: Mosaic, Cashmere, and El Dorado
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Oats
Yeast: London III
IBU: 50

Betty Buzz Flavored Sparkling Beverages

 


Blake Lively,
founder of
Betty Buzz.

I don’t drink. I know that’s odd coming from the wife of an infamous gin slinger.
Over the past many years of mixing but not drinking cocktails, it became clear mixers are the unsung heroes of the drink world and deserve just as much love as alcohol.
We’ve spent the last three years crafting Betty Buzz and are so excited for people to finally taste it.
Betty Buzz Meyer Lemon Club Soda...$8.49 / 4pk 9oz bottles
Light, bright and citrusy with real Meyer Lemon juice and a touch of sea salt. Pairs with Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila or Gin. A delightful alternative to the average Club Soda and delicious on its own.
Betty Buzz Tonic Water...$8.49 / 4pk 9oz bottles
A light and refreshing American style tonic water, not overly sweet or bitter. Lots of small bubbles makes it the perfect pair for Gin or Vodka... and delicious on its own.
Betty Buzz Sparkling Lemon Lime...$8.49 / 4pk 9oz bottles
Crafted with real Meyer Lemon and lime juice, agave and a touch of sea salt. Pair it with Tequila for a ridiculously refreshing margarita alternative, mix with Vodka or enjoy on its own.
Betty Buzz Ginger Beer...$8.49 / 4pk 9oz bottles
Clean, fresh ginger taste with the perfect balance of spice. Pair it with Rum, Tequila, Vodka, or Whiskey, or enjoy on its own.

Weekend Flight at the(IN)Famous Tasting Bar -Sample bottle fun #2



Weekend Flight at the(IN)Famous Tasting Bar -Sample bottle fun #2
Friday and Saturday (July 15th and 16th)
Forsyth location only

Choose 3 barrel samples to taste while they last
$7 for three 3/4 ounce pours


More samples pulled from the back of the vault. Paul still likes to hoard these rare barrel samples. He won’t know these are gone…don’t tell him!

These are some of the batch samples we’ve received over the past few years. Lots of details for whiskey geeks like me..

REBEL YELL
Barrel #739663B barrel date 5/17/16 129.4 proof
Warehouse one, 2nd floor, rick 39, tier 3, position 12

Barrel #711206B barrel date 6/17/16 127.6 proof
Warehouse one, 3rd floor, rick 39, tier 3, position 14

Angel’s Share barrel V-10 barrel date 8/17/17 120 proof
Single Barrel


EZRA BROOKS
Barrel #7544612 barrel date 11/15/16 128.8 proof
Warehouse one, 1st floor, rick 43, tier 2, position 5

Barrel #7482929 barrel date 09/15/16 120.5 proof
Warehouse one, 4th floor, rick 28 tier 2, position 15

Barrel #7167068 barrel date 09/03/15 127.0 proof
Warehouse one, 1st floor, rick 42, tier 1, position 2

Barrel #7415872 barrel date 06/07/16 123.6 proof
Warehouse one, 1st floor, rick 43, tier 2, position 16

Also included in flight
Old Ezra 7 Year Straight Bourbon Barrel Strength 117 proof

2015 Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva

We already emailed this one out, but the scores keep coming in, The Wine Advocate just gave it an amazing 97/100
2015 Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva...$84.98
The most classical of their wines, the 2015 Prado Enea Gran Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, mostly from Rioja Alta (Sajazarra, Cellorigo and Fonzaleche), but the Garnacha is from different plots in the zone of Tudelilla at high altitude. These grapes are always picked last, but the wine has a similar alcohol level as the rest, around 14.5% in a warm year like 2019. The modus operandi is similar to other of the top cuvées—harvested into 200-kilogram boxes, destemming, optical sorting and fermentation in small oak casks with indigenous yeasts. The élevage in this case is extended to 36 months, and the barrels are only 10% new. This is, year in, year out, my favorite wine from Muga, and in this powerful and ripe year, these late-harvesting vines ripened thoroughly and delivered a full array of aromas and flavors so that the wine has plenty of depth and complexity. It has a very classical profile, with incipient tertiary notes, perfumed, floral and rich, textured and beautifully balanced. They compare this 2015 with 2009 and 2005 in terms of style but with freshness in the style of 2001 and 2010. It's enjoyable but should also develop for a long time in bottle. One of the finest Prado Enea vintages. 108,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2018. There's no 2012 or 2013 of this. There will be a 2016 and 2019, but no 2017 or 2018. 2020 is still a question mark, they have not yet decided it.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 Bargemone Rose Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

New 2021 vintage!
One of the best Rose wine producers in the world!



2021 Bargemone Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$22.99
45% Grenache, 21% Cinsault, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 6% Sauvignon Blanc
Bright, onion-skin color. Fresh and incisive on the nose, displaying red berry, citrus fruit and floral quality and subtle mineral and spice flourishes. Juicy and sharply focused, putting forward lithe strawberry, blood orange and honeysuckle flavors that deepen through the back half. Finishes long and silky, with the red fruit and floral notes lingering.
Rated 91/100 Vinous Media

"The Bargemone RESERVE"
2021 Bargemone Cuvee Marina Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence...$39.99
42% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 28% Counoise
Limpid orange. Displays expansive, spice-tinged redcurrant, cherry and blood orange scents, along with suggestions of pungent flowers and fennel. Bright and penetrating in the mouth, offering intense, mineral laced red berry, citrus pith and honeysuckle flavors that smoothly blend concentration and litheness. Finishes impressively long and precise, with the blood orange and mineral notes repeating.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

The Bruery


The Bruery Bakery Boysenberry Pie Stout...$4.49 / 16oz can
The Bruery Bakery Boysenberry Pie Stout...$19.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Imperial stout with boysenberries, cinnamon, and vanilla
Slice into this bold imperial stout and experience a slice of Southern California in your glass. Inspired by Orange County’s rich history of boysenberry farming, this fruited pastry stout is full-bodied with big, bold berry flavors, drizzled with rich vanilla flavor and a hint of cinnamon. The bakery is open for business.



The Bruery Licuados Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$10.99 / 16oz can
Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with bananas, cinnamon, and vanilla
This liquid treat celebrates its sweet, South-of-the-border heritage with plentiful notes of ripe banana complemented by a sprinkling of fresh cinnamon and a dash of vanilla flavor. This delight of a barrel-aged imperial stout provides smoothie-worthy creaminess with dessert-like decadence. Serve in a snifter or pair with a bendy straw; no one’s judging.




The Bruery So Radler: Tangerine...$3.59 / 16oz can
The Bruery So Radler: Tangerine...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Lager with tangerines
Crisp, citrusy, and oh so delicious— our easy-drinking So Radler series is built for optimal summer sippin’. Our carefully hand-crafted Pilsener provides the perfect slight maltiness and dry finish, complementing the bright flavors of tangerine beautifully. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this rad fusion of flavors.




The Bruery Mischief Hoppy Belgian Style Ale...$3.99 / 16oz cans
The Bruery Mischief Hoppy Belgian Style Ale...$13.99 4pk / 16oz cans
Mischief is a hoppy Belgian-style golden strong ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character. Citrus and resin diabolically combine with ripe melon, pear and slight peppery spice in a precariously effervescent mixture. Enjoy it, but you’ll want to keep an eye out.
8.5% ABV

The Bruery Ruekeller Helles....$3.49 / 16oz can
The Bruery Ruekeller Helles....$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Challenging in process, traditional in method. Ruekeller: Helles is inspired by old-world brewing techniques in the likeness of the traditional name. We crafted this Helles with the finest of ingredients, the utmost of care, and years of experience in brewing extraordinary craft lagers.
Ruekeller: Helles is easy drinking and full-bodied, with light bitterness, a touch of sweetness, and a clean crisp finish.


The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged All the Coffee Cows...$10.99 / 16oz
Bourbon barrel-aged imperial milk stout with coffee, vanilla beans, and milk sugar
Tip your tastebuds with this bourbon barrel-aged imperial milk stout. So rich and creamy, we had to use all the cows. We started with a big, rich imperial milk stout and aged it in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans and coffee until it was udderly delicious.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Chicken Cock Rye



Chicken Cock Island Rooster Rum Barrel Rye...$179.99
25 Barrel Batch
Inspired by a trip to the Caribbean, where roosters announce the coming day, we decided to finish 25 barrels of our Signature Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey in Caribbean rum casks. The result is a relaxing blend of spicy notes from the rye with candied molasses notes from the rum barrels. Sun and sand meets the Bluegrass state.

Details:

* Gold Award from San Francisco World Spirits Competition
* Over 4 Year Maturation Time
* Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks for at least 6 Months
* Non-chill filtered
* Beautiful, balanced 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
* 95 Proof (47.5% ABV)
* Bottled in a Prohibition-era Replica Apothecary-Style Bottle





Chicken Cock Cotton Club Rye Aged 20 Years...$469.99
2 bottles in stock now

Originally established in Paris, Kentucky in 1856, Chicken Cock was forced to move production up to Canada during Prohibition. The Canadian Rye whiskey produced during that period was then smuggled back into the U.S. in tin cans, earning the brand the nickname, “The whiskey in a tin can.”
This replica Pre-prohibition era collectible tin cannister honors our history and a limited-time-only return to a period where Chicken Cock ventured north in order to carry on its tradition of bringing high quality whiskey to patrons across the country.
MASH BILL
90% Rye, 10% Malted Barley S0%ALC/VOL - 100 Proof
Aged Whiskey | 750ml | 50% ABV