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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Store Hours

Thank you for another amazing year!

We appreciate you supporting local!  

Looking forward to our 41st year 


Store Hours for the Holiday
The Wine and Cheese Place
Holiday Hours

  • Sunday December 18th -  11am-3pm (Forsyth and Kirkwood only)
  • Monday - Friday Dec 19-23rd (10am-7pm)
  • Saturday December 24th Christmas Eve (10am-4pm)
  • Sunday - December 25th - Closed for Christmas Day
  • Monday - Friday Dec 26-30th (10am-7pm)
  • Saturday - December 31st New Year's Eve (10am-7pm)
  • Sunday Closed - New Years Day
  • Monday Closed Jan 2nd for Inventory
  • Tuesday back to normal!


Spirit Wine and Craft Holiday Hours
Holiday Hours

  • Sunday December 18th -  11am-3pm
  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday Dec 20-23rd (11am-7pm)
  • Saturday December 24th Christmas Eve (11am-4pm)
  • Sunday - December 25th - Closed for Christmas Day
  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday Dec 27-30th (11am-7pm)
  • Saturday - December 31st New Year's Eve (11am-7pm)
  • Sunday Closed - New Years Day
  • Monday Closed Jan 2nd for Inventory
  • Tuesday back to normal!

Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts!

 

Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts!

Get the perfect holiday gift for any beer or whiskey lover! Check out our Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts. Including: Goose Island BCS, Heavy Riff Dear Agony, Alpha Muscovy, and more! We’d be happy to even gift wrap them for you to help with the holiday stress!

Wichita Brewing Company

 
Wichita Brewing Company Brunch French Toast Milk Stout...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Any time of the day is ideal for serving up this silky-smooth French Toast Milk Stout. It's rich with notes of chocolatey oats and maple syrup. Hints of cinnamon and cream are also evident. We think you'll agree that it's the tastiest brunch ever!
Stout - Milk / Sweet
6% ABV

Saugatuck Brewing Company

 
Saugatuck Barrel-Aged Imperial Peanut Butter Porter...$17.99 / 4pk 12oz cans 
Saugatuck Barrel-Aged Imperial Peanut Butter Porter...$4.49 / 12oz can
BBA IMPERIAL PEANUT BUTTER PORTER
9.5% ABV


Infinite Ale Works

 
Infinite Ale Works West Floridian Christmas...$14.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Belgian Quadrupel
11% ABV
Infinite Ale Works Hop To Flow Hazy IPA...$19.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Infinite Ale Works Hop To Flow Hazy IPA...$3.79 / 12oz can
Hazy India Pale Ale
6.9% ABV

Hoppin' Frog

 

Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Scotch Ale...$17.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Rich, malty flavors of caramelized and toasted grains dominate this strong Scotch ale. A hint of rye adds a crisp, Scotch-like, old-world beer character, reminiscent of a simpler life from centuries ago. “It is a wee bit heavy”.
Cranberry Turbo Shandy...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Ale with natural flavors added.
7% ABV
B.O.R.I.S The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout...$17.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
This Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout will crush you like no other! This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full-bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance.
Q.O.R.I.S The Quasher Quadruple Imperial Stout...$21.99 / 4pk 8.45oz cans
This super-extreme Quadruple Oatmeal Russian-style Imperial Stout will tantalize, engulf, and quash your taste buds like no other! Q.O.R.I.S. is even more dark and hoppy than D.O.R.I.S. Double Stout, and stronger than T.O.R.I.S. Triple Stout. Dry-hopped and first wort-hopped with aromatic American hops to create one great and memorable Imperial Stout!


Church Street Brewing

 

Church Street Brewing Czech Mate...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Lager - Dark
5.3% ABV
Church Street Brewing The Book of Mark...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Historical Beer - Zoigl
5.4% ABV

Friday, December 16, 2022

Joel Falmet GROWER CHAMPAGNE

Just in time for the holidays!
These are tiny production and tough to get!




This is our first time being able to get the VINTAGE Falmet!!!
2008 Joel Falmet Vintage Extra Brut Champagne....$84.99
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Joel’s benchmark cuvee, Millesime spends an amazing 12 years in bottle before disgorgement. Three grams of dosage. Extra Brut is DRIER than Brut - it has a maximum residual sugar level of 6 gr/lt, whilst Brut can reach a maximum of 12 gr/lt.
Very limited - Only 150 cases made for the world






Joel Falmet Champagne Les Parcelles Brut...$44.99 
Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant
The grapes for this wine are all sustainably farmed. Joël is one of only a few producers to use a soléra system for his vin de reserve each vintage. As he pulls out wine from his vin de reserve, he adds a little wine back to his soléra. Currently it is a 12 year old soléra, which significantly adds to the depth and complexity of his Champagnes. Each vintage he blends 30% wine from the solera, with the current vintage. The “Parcelles” cuvée spends 42 months on the lees before disgorgement. Joël bottles his wine with a low, 9 grams per liter, dosage. Annual production only 1,670 cases

Rated #1 Champagne in the New York Times
By ERIC ASIMOV
Tasting Report
In a tasting of 20 Champagnes, priced under $40 each, the wine panel was pleasantly surprised by the elegance that we found among our favorites.
1. JOËL FALMET Brut Tradition NV
2. LOUIS ROEDERER
3. AGRAPART AND FILS
4. HENRIOT
5. CHRISTIAN ETIENNE
6. GEORGES GARDET
7. TAITTINGER
8. MOUTARD
9. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE
10. POL ROGER


What a fantastic value in Rose Champagne. Tiny production!
Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne...$49.99

Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
Blood orange, red fruit and rhubarb on the floral- and spice-accented nose and on the palate. Taut and linear but fleshes out with air, showing very good intensity and finishing with lingering rose pastille and bitter cherry notes.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Joël makes a small amount of rosé, about 160 cases per year. Joël’s rosé is made by adding aproximately 10% still red wine (100% Pinot Noir) to the blend. Dosage for the rosé is 12 grams per liter (to be called Brut, a Champagne must have less than 15 grams per liter).

Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Jubelale Winter Ale...$9.99 / 6pk 12 oz bottles
Cozy up fireside with this festive winter ale full of spice notes and a robust malt character of toffee and dusted cocoa.

21st Amendment Brewery

 


21st Amendment Fireside Chat...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, time to gather with family and friends beside a warm fireplace and share some holiday cheer. Our Fireside Chat Winter Ale is warming and delicious, and as the reindeer say, “like a hug and a kick in the rear at the same time!” We begin with a rich, deep, toffee-colored winter warmer ale and then we hand-select spices and cocoa nibs until we know we have a beer worth sharing. So, no matter how you celebrate, or where you are, grab a spot by the fire and a friend and share the season.
INGREDIENTS
MALTS‍

Pale, Munich, Wheat, Crystal, De-bittered Black, Chocolate Malt, Abbey
HOPS
Columbus, US Goldings
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS‍
Spices, Cocoa


21st Amendment Cold IPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Our Cold IPA is like a crystal clear bluebird day with the anticipation of epic powder and long runs. With a lighter body and fruity new world dry hopping, it delivers bright hop aromas and a bold, clean finish that will leave you craving more.
INGREDIENTS
MALTS‍

Two-Row Pale, Flaked Rice
KETTLE HOPS
Columbus, Centennial, Cascade
DRY HOPS
Chinook, Centennial, Mosaic


L'Encantada Tattoo #3 Brandy Finished in Bourbon Casks



Unicorns in the Making: Grab These Collectible Spirits While You Still Can
While single barrels were generally disqualified from this exercise, this bottler only releases single barrels from a variety of tiny Armagnac estates like Lous Pibous and Le Frêche (with the exception of its excellent XO Armagnac, a blend of barrels usually limited to around 2,000 bottles). If bourbon drinkers are seemingly willing to spend any amount of money on whiskey, the same is not quite true for brandy, even if it’s older, rarer, and assuredly more delicious. (Taste hardly matters for unicorn status — sad but true.) But the tide is slowly turning and two- and sometimes three-decades-aged releases from L’Encantada that used to sell for under $100 and used to linger on shelves for months, are now going for two to three times that and lasting mere weeks in some cases. It’s not hard to think these gorgeous orange-waxed bottles might soon become, cough, the Pappy of Armagnac. -- Vinepair

"It was so off-profile to what Armagnac people liked,” explains Schurman. “But anyone who liked a George T. Stagg or a Weller [bourbon] would love it. Sometimes, they wouldn’t even know it was an Armagnac."
L'Encantada -- The Armagnac That’s Sneaking Into ‘Bourbon Porn- Vinepair




L'Encantada Tattoo #3 Brandy Finished in Bourbon Casks....$139.99
  • Grape Brandy finished in Weller Ex-Bourbon Casks
  • Cannot be called Armagnac since it is finished in Bourbon Barrels.
  • Batch 2022
  • 3,000 bottles produced
  • 52.9% ABV

The third Tattoo Series is a partnership with Sophie C’est la Vie ,  tattooer and artist based out of New York City.

Brooklyn Black Ops Aged in Four Roses Bourbon




Brooklyn Black Ops Aged in Four Roses Bourbon...$3.99 16oz Can
Brooklyn Black Ops Aged in Four Roses Bourbon...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
AGED IN FOUR ROSES SMALL BATCH BOURBON BARRELS 
The rumors are true: Brooklyn Black Ops is real, and it is delicious. This vintage of Black Ops was aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels to call forth big chocolate and coffee notes and a rich, mellow underpinning of vanilla-like oak. It’s a legend in a glass. FIND IT NEAR YOU


Kentucky Owl Bourbon Takumi Edition





Kentucky Owl Bourbon Takumi Edition...$139.99
Limited Release
100 proof
"The Takumi Edition is a blend of 4-, 5-, 6-, and 13-year-old Kentucky straight bourbons selected by Master Blender John Rhea of Kentucky Owl and blended by Yusuke Yahisa of the Nagahama Distillery, himself a Master Blender too. By allowing Yahisa to work on his formulations representing the thriving Japanese Whiskey landscape, the team at Kentucky Owl hopes to marry two styles into a wholly singular product that will appeal to a broad swath of drinkers." -- Forbes

Pursuit United


A lot of excitement about this producer from the whiskey geeks!
ABOUT PURSUIT SPIRITS
Ryan Cecil and Kenny Coleman first met while creating the podcast Bourbon Pursuit. For years, they got to interact with the brightest individuals in the bourbon whiskey industry. They learned what it takes to create, select, and blend great whiskey. Their goal is to cater to the whiskey enthusiast while adapting to a new market by selecting the best barrels and bottling uncut and unfiltered. Pursuit Spirits is rooted in providing consumers an uncommon whiskey experience, focused on transparency and access to unique whiskies.



Pursuit United Rye - 2022 Release #7CC...$59.99
  • Age: 4+ Years
  • Proof: 108 proof

Mash Bill:
  • Bardstown Bourbon Co. 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
  • Sagamore Spirit -  A: 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
  • Sagamore Spirit -  B: 52% Rye, 43% Corn and 5% Malted Barley
Here we honor two states known for their heritage of notable rye whiskeys – Kentucky and Maryland. They were united to create an unparalleled experience with rich and mellow flavors. Enjoy this pursuit.  TASTING NOTES Nose: Clove, buttered cinnamon raisin toast, lemon mint tea Taste: Brown sugar syrup, grape, strawberry, lemon candy Finish: Explosion of mulling spices, bright citrus mint

Pursuit United Bourbon - 2022 Release #7CC...$59.99
Age: 4+ Years
Proof: 108 proof

Pursuit United is the perfect blend of three states. These barrels of rye and wheated bourbons were united to create an uncommon whiskey. A blend of mashbills that has both fruit and spice. Enjoy this pursuit.
TASTING NOTES Nose: Hazelnut, pear, brown sugar, dried cherries, fresh toasted oak Taste: Caramelized pears, bright citrus, honey, chocolate Finish: Dried cherry, hot cinnamon candy


 
Pursuit United Bourbon Toasted Oak Bourbon...$73.99 / 750ml
BOURBON FINISHED WITH TOASTED AMERICAN AND FRENCH OAK
  • Age: 4 to 6-years old
  • Toasted Oak
  • Proof: 108
Mash Bill/Blend: 
  • Finger Lakes-70/20/10 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
  • MGP-60/36/4 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
  • Undisclosed (Tennessee)-80/10/10 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
TASTING NOTES: The nose is met with a flamed orange peel followed by dusted dark chocolate roasted nuts. The chocolate notes continue with a hazelnut spread along with cherry cola on the palate. Familiar notes of toasted oak, cloves, and black pepper are prominent on the finish


Pursuit United Rye Sherry Oak Finish...$73.99 / 750ml
RYE FINISHED WITH SHERRY FRENCH REVERE OAK
  • Age: 4 to 6-years old
  • Proof: 108 Proof (54% Alc./Vol.)
Blend: .
  • Bardstown-95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
  • Sagamore Spirit-A: 95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
  • B: 52/43/5 Rye/Corn/Malted Barley
TASTING NOTES: This release provides aromas of tropical fruits, coconut, and herbal tea. The initial taste has a creamy texture, like warm fruit cobbler, followed by brown sugar. The finish leaves soft spices and hints of cocoa.

Keeper's Heart / TWCP Single Barrel Whiskey



O’Shaughnessy Keeper's Heart / TWCP Single Barrel Whiskey....$59.99
  • Irish + American Whiskey
  • Finished in Virgin Oak
  • Barrel # FC-22-135
  • Yield 288 bottles
  • 110 proof
  • Mash bill: Keeper's Heart Irish + American Whiskey: Irish Grain, Irish Potstill and American Rye Whiskeys
Irish whiskeys blended with American Rye whiskey. We combine the unique qualities of Irish grain and single pot still whiskeys with American Rye whiskey for a remarkable drinking experience and then finished in a Virgin Oak Barrel


Brian Nation visiting us a few weeks back at The Wine and Cheese Place
O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co. -- featuring Master Distiller Brian Nation!

If you do not know who Brian Nation is, he was the second master distiller at Midleton Irish Whiskey after Barry Crockett. We worked with Barry Crockett starting in 1997 and took over as master distiller in 2013 until 2020. He has become a living legend in the distilling world.


Silver Springs Sweet Rye Whiskey

This first load went very fast, we ordered 20 more cases. 
We have a few different single barrels.
Silver Springs Sweet Rye Whiskey....$32.99
  • Single Casks
  • Yield 180-192 bottles per cask
  • Proof around 110-111
Distilled in Kentucky
Mashbill: 65% Rye * 15% Corn * 20% Malted Barley
Early American settlers were guided to the pristine waters by the Sirens of the Silver Spring. From this spring the most delicious rye whiskey was created. With the addition of corn in the mash bill, Sweet Rye was born - a descendent of its spicy predecessors.
This special edition whiskey is bottled at cask strength.
Tasting Notes
The nose is molasses, burnt sugar, and toffee.
The palette is caramel, nougat and hot cinnamon candy.
The finish is spicy rye with a long dry finish.

George Dickel / Leopold Bros Three Chamber Rye


Very limited
George Dickel / Leopold Bros Three Chamber Rye...$99.99

George Dickel has teamed up with the Leopold Bros to produce an innovative rye whisky offering.The release blends George Dickel’s column still rye produced at Cascade Hallow Distillery with Leopold Bros’ Three Chamber Rye to recreate a historic style. This union between column distilled rye and Three Chamber distilled rye turns back the hands of time, returning to an era that saw heavy-bodied rye whisky served at bars and saloons throughout America. The Cascade Hollow component of this blend is a never-before released traditional column still rye.

Limited 2022 Holiday Edition
Leopold Brothers Three Chamber Rye 2022 Holiday Release....$199.99
A Revival of a Lost American Tradition
For over a hundred years, American rye whiskey was commonly produced in what was called a Three Chamber Still to extract not only distillate, but also oils and aromas hidden in the grains. The resulting spirit was marketed as “heavy-bodied” whiskey, but production stopped just after World War II and the still in which it was made became a lost American tradition.
Leopold Bros. painstakingly re-engineered a Three Chamber Still from old manuscripts and grew the heritage grain Abruzzi rye that was favored by Pre-Prohibition distillers to resurrect this one-of-a-kind whiskey.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Wine Tasting Friday at Spirit Wine and Craft

 

WINE TASTING!
Friday, December 16 4pm-6pm
at Spirit Wine & Craft

Ramona from Classique Wines will be pouring samples of...

  • 2020 Saint-Hilaire Brut...$13.99 / 750ml
  • 2019 Grower's Guild Pinot Noir...$17.99 / 750ml
  • 2021 Domaine des Forges Anjou...$13.99 / 750ml
  • 2020 Santodeno Sangiovese Appassimento...$14.99 / 750ml

Alpha Brewing

 
Alpha Brewing Company Muscovy Russian Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 500ml
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels
13% ABV | Pairs with: s'mores & prime rib