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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Topo Chico Hard Seltzers Agua Fresca

 

Topo Chico Hard Seltzers Aguas Frescas...$17.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
A modern twist on Aguas Frescas with an intense fruit flavor, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Aguas Frescas are crafted with minerals for a crisp and refreshing taste. The variety pack of 12 oz. slim cans includes Passionfruit Mango, Ripe Watermelon, Hibiscus Lime and Citrus Tamarind flavors.
ABV: 4.0%

Black Sheep Tequila

 
Black Sheep Tequila Blanco...$53.99 / 750ml
TASTING NOTES
COLOR
Crystal clear
AROMA
Slightly sweet, fresh and baked natural agave, light peppermint
TASTE
Incredibly smooth and complex. Fresh and baked natural agave, light white pepper
FINISH
Fresh natural agave, cream, and white pepper
Black Sheep Tequila Anejo...$99.99 / 750ml
TASTING NOTES
COLOR
Intense Amber
AROMA
Warm oak, natural sweet baked agave, rich caramel
TASTE
Complex, toasted oak, roasted agave, honey
FINISH
Elegant, evolving over time. Baked agave, lingering oak, caramel

El Mayor Tequila French Oak Chardonnay Finish Reposado

El Mayor Tequila French Oak Chardonnay Finish Reposado...$65.99 / 750ml
French Oak Chardonnay Cask Finish Reposado
Curated by fourth-generation distiller Graciela Gonzalez, our French Oak Chardonnay Cask Finish Reposado is rested for 9 months in specially sourced ex-chardonnay French oak barrels for a sweet vanilla profile and smooth character.
Aging: Rested 9 months in French oak ex-chardonnay barrels
Color: Golden straw with silver sparkles
Nose: Cooked agave, soft notes of oak and vanilla, hints of spices and fruity touches
Mouth: Smooth, sweet and oaky, cooked agave with vanilla notes at the end
Finish: Smooth and sweet

Pierre Ferrand Cognac

Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges Cognac...$199.99 / 750ml
Paradoxically vibrant, yet with the rich roundness that comes with age, Sélection des Anges allows us to experience the divine harmony of nature and pleasure. Sélection des Anges opens with a bouquet reminiscent of baking on a spring day. A pastry profile fresh from the oven of raisin, honey, vanilla, apricot is followed by elegant floral notes of rose and jasmine from the garden. Sélection des Anges is a magical elixir that allows our senses to frolic.
Pierre Ferrand 10 Generations Cognac...$58.99 / 750ml
10 Générations is round and opulent with notes of pepper, nutmeg, baked pear, honey, and white flowers. Much like the 10 generations of Elie Ferrands that came before, this bold cognac is a showstopper and can hold its own simply in the classic Old Fashioned:
  • 2 OZ FERRAND 10 GÉNÉRATIONS
  • 0.25 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP
  • 2 DASHES OF ANGOSTURA BITTERS
  •  STIR ALL INGREDIENTS WITH ICE AND POUR OVER A LARGE CLEAR ICE CUBE

Pierre Ferrande 1840 Original 1er Cru de Cognac...$42.99 / 750ml
The bold character of 1840 Original Formula is perfect for the alluringly fresh Mint Julep. Jerry Thomas, renowned 19th century bartender and one of the first to extensively compile cocktail recipes, made his classic Mint Julep with cognac. We highly suggest doing the same:
  • - 2.5 OZ FERRAND 1840 ORIGINAL FORMULA
  • - 0.5 OZ SIMPLE SYRUP
  • - 15 MINT LEAVES PLUS MORE FOR GARNISH
Gently muddle mint and syrup in bottom of julep cup. Add cognac and fill level with crushed ice. Gently stir until cup frosts over then top up with mound of fresh crushed ice and garnish with the reserved mint
Et voilà. In the words of Jerry Thomas himself, you now have yourself a “julep that is fit for an emperor.”
Pierre Ferrand 1er Cru de Cognac Ambre...$49.99 / 750ml
Having spent enough time in oak to provide a rich foundation while remaining fresh and fruity, the unique qualities of Ambré make it perfect for the Sidecar cocktail. The Cocktail Codex, by our friends at Death & Co, uses Ambré as their go-to for the ideal Sidecar:
  • 1.5 OZ FERRAND AMBRÉ
  • 1 OZ FERRAND DRY CURAÇAO
  • 0.75 OZ FRESH LEMON JUICE
  • 1 TEASPOON SIMPLE SYRUP
GARNISH WITH AN ORANGE TWIST
Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled coupe. Express the orange twist over the drink, then gently rub it around the rim of the glass and place it into the drink.

RD1 Spirits



In 1865, the Ashland Distillery was established, the first to obtain a federally registered distillery license, and was assigned RD#1.

MAY ONE ALWAYS PUSH YOU FURTHER
RD1 crafts impressive Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon to celebrate the firsts in our lives – those who were first to create, first to believe, first to remove barriers. Just like the gutsy mavericks who built Lexington’s first registered distillery in the late 1800s, RD1 was started in 2020 by modern-day entrepreneurs who have the spirit to dare, a gift all firsts possess.


OUR ENTIRE LINEUP won honors at the 2023 Ascot Awards
  • DOUBLE PLATINUM for RD1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished With French Oak, which earned top marks from all judges
  • PLATINUM for RD1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished With Brazilian Amburana Wood
  • GOLD for RD1 Straight Bourbon Whiskey and RD1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Double Finished In Oak and Maple Barrels


 

RD1 Spirits Kentucky Straight Bourbon...$54.99 / 750ml
This traditional Kentucky Straight Bourbon invites you in with delicious aromas of vanilla wafers and roasted almonds. When sipping, orange flavors are followed by honeyed caramel, herbal tea and peppery oak. A long, warm finish ends dry with a spicy hint of ginger and cinnamon.
RD1 Spirits Finished with French Oak...$64.99 / 750ml
A rich mouthfeel with caramel front and center on the palate supported by dark cherries and sweet oak. Finishes with dark chocolate and dries to oak with a touch of smoke.
RD1 Spirits Finished with Brazilian Amburana Wood...$64.99 / 750ml
The best of baking spices – apple cinnamon, nutmeg and light brown sugar – come alive on the nose and are followed by pine, vanilla, peaches and apricots. Flavor galore with spice cake, and ginger snaps in a rich mouthfeel. Try a drop of water to open up hints of herbal black tea, dark berry jam and pineapple pepper. Finish is long and warm, and ends with allspice and sweet oak.
RD1 Spirits Double Finished in Oak Maple Barrels...$64.99 / 750ml
An undeniable burst of maple and butterscotch on the nose followed by lightly toasted caramel, roasted pecans and paprika. Its flavor boasts a delicate dance of maple goodness and black peppercorn spice. The finish is long, smooth and spicy with a light accent of toasted caramel at the end. Try this in an Old Fashioned but skip the simple syrup and just add more of this bourbon.

Toppling Goliath Dragon Fandango




Toppling Goliath Dragon Fandango...$6.49 / 16oz can
Toppling Goliath Dragon Fandango...$21.99 / 4pk cans
Join the dragon in a dance to celebrate this unique kettle sour, blended with dragon fruit, mango and passion fruit puree. Named Dragon due to the use of Dragon Fruit, and Fandango after the dance of South America where Dragon Fruit originates from. Dragon Fandango is both fruity and tart with a dry finish. Raise a glass, dance the Fandango and celebrate the magic of these tropical fruits.




Aberfeldy Red Wine Cask 15 Year Single Malt Scotch



Limited Release
Aberfeldy Red Wine Cask 15 Year Single Malt Scotch...$56.99

Napa Valley Red Wine Cask - Cabernet Sauvignon
15 Year Old
Batch No. 2922/B
Ex Bourbon, Ex Sherry casks then finished in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon barrels
The Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks from the Napa Valley bestow berries and spice, imparting a refined blush on Aberfeldy’s honeyed malt in this latest release from the Red Wine Cask Collection.  Cabernet Sauvignon reigns supreme over this rugged terroir, ripening fully in the California sunshine to produce big, bold and fruity flavours as well as notes of spice from ageing in oak.
A refined blush on Aberfeldy's honeyed malt.
Brimming with fragrant notes of raspberry jam, and parma violets. Then dustings of cinnamon and the alluring aroma of freshly ground coffee beans.
43% ABV

Friday, June 2, 2023

Spirit Wine and Craft is now 1 year old!


Spirit Wine and Craft is now 1 year old!
Thank you for all the support in our first year, it has been a great success! Remember you can order anything online from The Wine and Cheese Place website and choose Spirit Wine and Craft for pick up. Giving you access to one of the largest selections of wine, beer and liquor in the area!!

Birthday party! TONIGHT!
Friday June 2nd from 4pm-6pm
5760 Chippewa Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109


We will taste
  • Blantons Bourbon (not available to purchase that night)
  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel (plus a chance to purchase**)
  • Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - the new 2021 vintage
  • Starlight / TWCP / St. Louis Bourbon Society Bourbon PX Sherry Finish
  • Cascahuin 48 Plata - Additive free tequila
  • Cascahuin Tahona Blanco - Additive free tequila
  • plus more to be determined

Plus free cupcakes from local Pint Size Bakery (while supply lasts)


Chance to purchase Buffalo Trace / TWCP Single Barrel
Stop by June 2nd to Spirit Wine and Craft, sign up while you are there for a chance to purchase a bottle of TWCP Single Barrel Buffalo Trace ($29.99 for the bottle).   Sign up between 4pm-5:30pm on June 2nd.  We will draw 6 names soon after that.  You must be present to sign up, but you do not need to be present for the drawing, we can contact you later and hold your bottle. 
You must sign up in person
You do not need to be present during the drawing
Only 1 entry per person
You must be 21 years of age to enter



Featuring to taste...
St. Louis Bourbon Society pick release party!  
Be the first with a chance to taste and grab a bottle.  (will not be online until June 3rd)
This barrel was picked out by the St. Louis Bourbon Society and Spirit Wine and Craft
A special Single Barrel Release that night.....a collab with the STL Bourbon Society


Starlight / TWCP / St. Louis Bourbon Society Bourbon PX Sherry Finish...$84.99
150 Bottles available
5+ Year Old
Barrel No. 22-2116-1

Brl # 22 2116 – Bourbon Finished in a PX Sherry Barrel
Mash Bill – Blend of two mash bills
  • 4grain (51% Heirloom corn, 20% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, 9% Wheat)
  • 3grain (60% Heirloom corn, 20% Rye, 20% Malted Barley)
Finishing barrel – PX (Pedro Ximenez) Sherry Barrel. Put in this barrel March 14, 2022.

Huling Station 8 Year Old Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey

First time Huling Station has released a single barrel in Missouri!

  • The Wine and Cheese Place
  • Spirit Wine and Craft
  • Bourbon Women Missouri
  • St. Louis Bourbon Society


Last call - only about 18 bottles left on this great one!
Big time local Collab!
First time Huling Station has released a single barrel in Missouri!
  • The Wine and Cheese Place
  • Spirit Wine and Craft
  • Bourbon Women Missouri
  • St. Louis Bourbon Society
Huling Station 8 Year Old Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey....$79.99
Collab with the 
110.27 Proof
Aged 8+ Years Old (almost 9 years old)
Yield - only 168 bottles
Mash Bill
83% Wheat
12% Corn
5% Malted Barley

2019 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione


What a stunning deal on a Tuscan!
2019 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione...$52.99
A dense, rich red highlighted by black cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavors, with flashes of vanilla and toasty oak underscored by mineral and wild herbs. Shows fine balance and texture, with a tannic structure emerging on the earth-tinged finish, suggesting this will need another two to three years before hitting its stride. One for the cellar. Best from 2025 through 2043.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Spirits Tasting with Pinckney Bend Distillery

 

Spirits Tasting with Pinckney Bend Distillery
Friday, June 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00pm
At the Double Barrel, adjacent to the luxurious (In)famous Bar
Located inside the Wine and Cheese Place
On Forsyth Blvd, in beautiful downtown Clayton

It’s Friday Cocktail time and we have the folks from New Haven’s own mighty Pinckney Bend Distillery. Keith Meyer, head Gin Distiller and partner will be pouring, shaking, straining and sampling spirits to open the weekend. Festivities are from 4:30-6:00 and then over to Pontoon Beach for a twist contest with Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters. Surf’s up!!

  • Pinckney Bend American Gin 93 Proof
  • Pinckney Bend Cask Finished Gin 93 Proof…
  • Pinckney Bend Rested Whiskey 100 proof…
  • Pinckney Bend Apple Ambush
  • Pinckney Bend Tonic Syrup

Whiskey Dave’s “We’re Rye on Our Own Supply”

Whiskey Dave’s“We’re Rye on Our Own Supply”
At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
Inside The Wine and Cheese Place
Friday and Saturday, June 2nd & 3rd
Forsyth location only
Pick three 3/4 pours for $11

WhistlePig Piggyback TWCP Single Barrel Rye 108.1% proof...$59.99
6 Years old, Vermont
Compare to $68.99 at Total Wine and More in STL for their pick
RY3 Whiskey Madeira Finish Cask Strength 58.7% ABV…$74.99
United States & Canada
Blue Run Emerald Kentucky Rye Cask Strength. 116.8 proof...$91.99
Frankfort & Georgetown, Kentucky
Rossville Union / TWCP Single Barrel Rye Whiskey 2022 Edition 108.2 proof…$57.99
Ross & Squibb Distillery, Lawrenceburg, IndianaUncle Nearest Straight Rye 100 Proof....$59.99
Canada & Tennessee
Pursuit United Rye Sherry Oak Finish 108 Proof...$73.99
Age: 4 to 6-years old
Bardstown, Kentucky and Baltimore, Maryland
Willett Family Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 111.8 proof
4 Years old, Bardstown, Kentucky
(Available for tasting, not for sale)

Penfolds Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon

 



No guilt, but isn't your dad worth it!
Perfect 100 points!
2018 Penfolds Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon...$659.99

Muscle and grace delineate a wine that is making history in the footsteps of its forebear, Grange. Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and South Australian Shiraz (13%) are the building blocks of this multidimensional creation ten years in the making. Balanced and expressive, with recognizable accents of both the Southern and Northern hemispheres, it offers aromas of fresh dark berries, apple tart, and a touch of piquant spice, which lead to headier notes on the palate. Licorice, slate, and molasses pave a path with staying power. Plum preserves and a twist of basil, cigar leaf, and hazelnut determine the lengthy, exhilarating finish
Rated 100/100 Somm Journal - PERFECT!
The first release of this new iconoclastic label, the 2018 Quantum Bin 98 is labeled as a "Wine of the World," although the AVA is the United States and technically 87% is American wine (Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley), while 13% is Australian ("Grade A1" Shiraz from South Australia). The wine spent 16 months in oak, 100% new, 80% American oak and 20% French. In fact, the wine is made very much like Grange, in that it completes fermentation in new, mainly American oak barrels.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 98/100 Decanter

New Riff Balboa Bottled in Bond Kentucky Rye



Limited release - releasing some online right now while it lasts
New Riff Balboa Bottled in Bond Kentucky Rye...$53.99

In addition to our flagship New Riff Bourbon and Rye, our distilling team has stretched their creative muscles over the years, producing a number of what we call "specialty whiskeys". Balboa Rye is one of the first specialties we made. Our corn farmer Charles Fogg has been growing heirloom rye on his family's farm for many years. His chosen variety was Balboa rye, an heirloom grain which dates back to the 1940s as a rye variety popular in Indiana. He offered it to us and we distilled it into rye whiskey, probably the first time in decades that Balboa has been made into whiskey and quite surely the only example on the market today.

Now it has grown up in the barrel! Typical of heirloom rye, the Balboa grain is a little smaller than modern varieties, with a lower output per acre of planting -- but it's no less flavorful for that! Our Balboa Rye whiskey offers shimmering notes of spiced fruit unique from our flagship New Riff Rye.
95% HEIRLOOM BALBOA RYE
5% MALTED RYE
AGED AT LEAST 4 YEARS
100 PROOF (50% ALC/VOL)

The Eyrie Vineyards


2019 The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir "The Eyrie," Dundee Hills...$87.99
The 2019 Pinot Noir The Eyrie, which includes fruit from 54-year-old vines, has alluring aromas of cranberries, blackberries, orange peel, mushroom powder and pipe tobacco with streaks of flint. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy yet loaded with detailed, concentrated fruit, and it finishes with a flourish of earthy, spicy accents.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Sisters Vineyard, Dundee Hills... $49.99
Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sisters has an extraordinary perfume of raspberry preserves, blood orange, exotic spices and dried flowers. The light-bodied palate is elegant and seamless, with concentrated, fragrant fruit and a long, layered finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Meunier, Dundee Hills...$47.99
The 2019 Pinot Meunier is expressive and detailed. It has a medium ruby color and aromas of wild red and black berries, orange peel, pipe tobacco, iodine and leather. The medium-bodied palate features restrained, mineral-driven fruit, chalky tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long, spicy finish that calls you in for another sip.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 The Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay "The Eyrie," Dundee Hills....$87.99
The 2019 Chardonnay The Eyrie, matured in just 11.5% new oak, is expressive and singular, offering an alluring dynamic of ripe, spicy fruit and savory bass tones. A core of baked apple fruit is accented by scents of mushroom powder, flint, fallen leaves and cinnamon on the nose, shifting continually as it spends time in the glass. The medium-bodied palate is incredibly concentrated yet boasts focused acidity that drives its generous flavors into a long, flinty finish.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2021 The Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate, Dundee Hills...$43.99
The 2021 Chardonnay Estate offers exotic aromas of ripe peaches, honey, pie crust, tangerine oil and musky floral perfume. The medium-bodied palate is satiny and expansive with an impressively concentrated core of spicy fruit. Its broad, mouth-coating texture is balanced by fireworks of fresh acidity, and it has a long, spicy finish with flavor that goes on and on.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte - 3 liter

Super Rare Le Pergole Torte giant 3 Liter!
Comes in its own wooden box
Only 1 available!
2019 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte.....$899.99 / 3 liter
Holding back initially, this wine simply needs more time in bottle, and I have adjusted the drinking window accordingly. The 2019 Le Pergole Torte is a long-term proposition showing initial stirrings of tart cherry fruit, plum, licorice, tobacco and crushed stone. There is a pretty floral tone of violet or rosemary flower even now. Winemaking takes this special selection of 100% Sangiovese though cement and Allier and Slavonian oak. The balanced acidity stands out nicely. There are 29,000 bottles of the 2019 vintage, and I recommend you put yours in the cellar for five to 10 more years.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2019 Le Pergole Torte is all class and refinement. At the same time, the 2019 is quite reticent at this stage. In this tasting, the Pergole Torte comes across as more refined and aromatically expressive than the Montevertine, with lovely brightness driving the red berry fruit. Elegant and sophisticated, the 2019 is a wine to treasure for the next several decades. Time in the glass brings out the floral upper register and red Sangiovese fruit of Pergole Torte.
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva




2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva...$379.99 / 1.5 liter
Rare Magnum
The 2013 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva was released in January of 2019, and once again it looks to be a top prize. Licorice and flowers dominate the bouquet, and its beautiful red fruit is generous throughout. This wine has always been a beauty and consistently has had a high price tag to reflect that quality, going back to the first vintages of the 1990s. It has regularly sold for about $200 every year for the last decade. These vines are old, some of them very old (reaching the ripe age of 60 years old in 1990s, when many of them were replanted with carefully selected clones), producing an elegance and concentration that brings intensity and a high standard of aromas. This Barolo without a doubt shows its pedigree and a quality of noble perfumes that demonstrate characteristics of the greatest Nebbiolo vintages, all delivered with excellent concentration. The magic lingers on the palate, right up to the finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
This is high-strung and linear, showing precision to its cherry, strawberry, graphite, tobacco and grassy aromas and flavors. Firms up, yet exhibits finesse and complexity on the lingering aftertaste. Still needs time in the bottle, or decant a few hours before enjoying.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 95/100 James Suckling


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2XO Two Times Oak by Dixon Dedman The Innkeeper's Blend

 
2XO Two Times Oak The Innkeeper's Blend..$94.99 / 750ML
2XO, Two Times Oak, is a new whiskey brand from renowned blender Dixon Dedman. 2XO is a unique blending process where Dixon re-barrels his hand-selected whiskey into new charred oak barrels to create a unique combination of intense flavors, character, and complexity. Each blend is limited, one-of-a-kind and has its own story.

The Innkeeper’s Blend
Icon Series

The Innkeeper’s Blend is the second small batch blend in the brand’s Icon Series. The Innkeeper’s Blend pays homage to the Dedman family’s century-plus history in the hospitality industry, as previous owners of the famed Beaumont Inn on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail. The Innkeeper’s Blend mouthfeel is viscous and rich, moving from caramel sweetness on the front, to ripe red fruit in the middle, finishing with a light, peppery spice.

Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Victoriana





Tough to get this one now!!
In stock at Forsyth and online.  Hard to get any Campletown scotch now
Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Victoriana...$79.99
Compare to $89.99 at Total Wine and More (not STL location)
Each cask is chosen for its rare character and exceptional maturity. Finished in deep charred oak, the result is an exceptionally smooth single malt whisky whose aroma and flavour work in harmony. Bottled in the traditional way straight from the cask and without filtration, its subtle wood and vanilla flavour is enhanced by a full bodied spicy fruit aroma and mildly smokey aftertaste.
NOSE: Dark again. An elegant nose with hints of oak driving the bouquet. Interesting creme brulee notes leading to generous caramelised fruits and finally polished oak.
PALATE: Sweet and concentrated start with some jammy blackcurrant fruitiness. A big mid palate. Typical tightening towards the back palate. Becomes more austere with water.
FINISH: Clean and initially sweet.The green bean, with cocoa characteristic.

Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon Cask Strength


We are gearing up for Father's Day!  We got in some extra!
Start planning and grab some gifts!
Here is a great option on a limited release - now online while it lasts!



Limited Release! Grab some!
Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon Cask Strength...$66.99
CASK STRENGTH PIPE DREAM
UNCUT & UNFILTERED

Experience Pipe Dream straight from the barrel in this limited edition cask strength offering. Aged for a minimum of four years in the temperate climate of the Northern California coast, explore new heights of Redwood Empire’s craft.
96 POINTS - Tasting Panel 2022

Sunday, May 28, 2023

2012 Quinta da Romaneira LBV Por


2012 Quinta da Romaneira LBV Port...$19.99
The 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a traditional LBV, unfiltered and classic. Romaneira does a fine job with this category. It is a go-to producer for fine LBVs. Its elegant 2012 is lovely, with expressive and seemingly rich fruit. For all of the initial impression of richness, the fruit is nicely supported and well defined. It seems fresh, with finesse, too. It is graced with velvet for texture and finishes with hints of chocolate, baked strawberry and herbs. If it seems light and understated on opening, that is misleading. It puts on weight and shows its power with aeration. The backbone is impressive. Real steel comes out as this sits in the glass and tightens. Four days later, it was still expressive and intense, both in flavor and power. The fruit was gorgeous at that point. Overall, it was much improved. It is not the most concentrated-ever LBV, but it has more than enough. It is actually on the impressive side there, in the context of the vintage. It should have the wherewithal to improve over the next decade and drink well for 20+ years. It is approachable now, but a couple of years in the cellar would help it. It is a terrific value.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Copeland Jones 1778 Navy Strength Gin....IRISH GIN



Copeland Jones 1778 Navy Strength Gin...$36.99 / 700ML
Jones 1778 Navy Strength Gin
Introducing Jones 1778 Navy Strength Gin. In honour of US Navy Captain John Paul Jones's victory in the battle of the Copelands, we have released one of our strongest and rarest spirits.
  • Aged in Kentucky bourbon casks for 120 days and then
  • Oloroso sherry casks for 20 days
  • 57% ABV
  • Irish Gin

Winner of THE GIN MASTERS 'MASTER' AWARD 2021, the World’s most highly regarded series of spirits blind tasting competitions.
Winner of IWSC Gold Award 2020 and Silver Award 2021, an international benchmark for quality.


Tumblin' Dice 4 Year Heavy Rye Bourbon


Tumblin' Dice 4 Year Heavy Rye Bourbon....$33.99
Bourbon with a heavy Rye Mash Bill
Bold and spicy Bourbon
Made from 20 barrels, in small batches
  • Aged a minimum of 4 years
  • 60% Corn, 36% Rye, 4% Barley
  • 100 Proof