Saturday, June 10, 2023

2020 Alban Vineyards Syrah Patrina

2020 Alban Vineyards Syrah Patrina...$59.99
Still in barrel, the 2020 Syrah Patrina is youthfully lush and hedonistic, the nose loaded with wild berry jam scents and touches of iron, aniseed and orange peel. The stunning palate balances concentration and detail and is supported by powdery tannins and exuberant freshness, offering notable purity and length at this stage. "There was big-time sorting this vintage and a lot of selection before we even picked," John Alban says. The 2020 Patrina is fairly representative of the final wine, having been assembled and racked once. It is due to be bottled in January of 2023 and released in the spring.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, June 9, 2023

Mythology Distillery Whiskey Tasting


Mythology Distillery Whiskey Tasting
Friday, June 9th from 4:30 to 6:00pm
At the classy & sassy (In)famous Bar
Located inside the Wine and Cheese Place
On Forsyth Blvd, in beautiful downtown Clayton

We’re having much more fun this Friday evening. Our friend Jen Epley from Veritas Imports is bringing in her bag of treats from the Mythology Distiller, located in Denver, Colorado Here’s what she’s pouring…

Mythology 10 year Old - bonus pour!

Mythology Hell Bear American Whiskey Cask Strength 117.4 proof....$63.99
Hell Bear American Whiskey is a blend of straight rye whiskey, 4 year and a 5 year bourbon. Fruit and subtle botanicals upfront, prominent rye spice mid-palate and a smooth vanilla caramel finish. The finished product provides hints of berries up front, big cinnamon spice, nice sweet cereal grains on the finish, and lasting vanilla intertwined with baking spices.

Mythology Rye Whiskey 10 yr 102 proof...$89.99 / 750ml
Batch #: II Bottled Date: 12-21-2022
Aroma: Dark Chocolate, mint, mature oak, baking spics
Palate: Rye Spice, caramel, cocoa nibs, mint
Finish: Long and rich, caramel, floral, cinnamon

Mythology Best Friend Bourbon...$53.99 / 750ml
Mythology Best Friend Bourbon is a blend of a 15 year Kentucky Bourbon, and two high-rye bourbons aged 2 to 5 years. Wildflower honey and warm cornbread on the nose gives way to honeycomb upfront on the palate that transitions to gentle cinnamon and toasted almonds. The 15-year Bourbon provides for a lasting rich vanilla, pipe tobacco and black currant on the finish.

Mythology Hell Bear American Whiskey...$53.99 / 750ml
Hell Bear American Whiskey is a blend of straight rye whiskey, 4 year and a 5 year bourbon. Fruit and subtle botanicals upfront, prominent rye spice mid-palate and a smooth vanilla caramel finish. The finished product provides hints of berries up front, big cinnamon spice, nice sweet cereal grains on the finish, and lasting vanilla intertwined with baking spices.

Brand new Bourbon Tasting with RD1 Spirits

They are starting early - come on by!

Brand new Bourbon Tasting with RD1 Spirits
Friday, June 9th from 4:30 to 6:00pm
At the fabulously appointed (In)famous Bar
Located inside the Wine and Cheese Place
On Forsyth Blvd, in beautiful downtown Clayton

This Friday, we have the folks from RD! Spirits, from Lexington, KY in to taste their
brand, spanking new to St. Louis, range of Kentucky whiskies. We were impressed with their efforts and stoked that we could get them behind the bar pouring their wares.In 1865, the Ashland Distillery was established, the first to obtain a federally registered distillery license, and was assigned 
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.
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.
GOLD--2023 ASCOT Awards
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.
GOLD--2023 ASCOT Awards

Cleveland Spirits Tasting Today at Kirkwood

 It's always fun to taste these out! Going from 4:00-6:00 at the Kirkwood Location

Bridge & Main Wheat Whiskey...$26.99

It’s really all about bringing out the best flavor possible. Bridge & Main starts with a mash bill that uses less corn (just enough to call it Bourbon), a good bit more wheat than some, and only a fraction of the barley. This makes it smoother, more flavorful, and slightly less sweet.

Tasting Notes
Notes of vanilla, apple, and caramel on the nose. Like other wheated bourbons, Bridge & Main is a tad  softer than most. You’ll find notes of oak, apple, nuts, and vanilla that are enhanced due to the toasted oak. The clean and crisp finish is reminiscent of a freshly baked pie crust right out of the oven.

Mash Bill
51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malt

Magic Rabbit Chocolate & Peanut Butter Whiskey...$23.99

This stuff is sooo good!!

At Cleveland Whiskey, we are always trying new things and we’re not super serious all the time. Sometimes, we just want to have some fun and that’s what happened here. It was like Magic.

Experience creamy milk chocolate paired with peanut butter nuttiness and whiskey­–an adult version of America’s favorite sweet treat like no other.

Cleveland Underground Bourbon finished with Black Cherry Wood...$36.99

Underground Black Cherry Wood bourbon delivers a unique rich textured and well-rounded bourbon with light flavor from the cherry wood with a slightly tart, slightly sweet spice note. No added sugar, artificial flavor or preservatives.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Black Sheep Tequila tasting!!

Black Sheep Tequila Wins Best Tequila in the World & Double Gold at 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition -  click here to read more


Saturday, June 10th from Noon-2pm
At the Double Barrel, next to the (In)famous Bar
Located inside the Wine and Cheese Place
On Forsyth Blvd, in beautiful downtown Clayton

Saturday, our friends from Powerplay Beverage are on hand to pour their Black Sheep Tequila. We sampled these with the importer and were suitably impressed. Come on by and taste what we mean..Black Sheep shares six styles of tequila, (the famous barrel Aged 15 Year Extra Añejo, barrel aged 7 Year Extra Añejo, Añejo, Reposado, and Blanco) with ownership of a large Single Estate agave farm, and a Los Altos distillery primed for expansion. We call it the farm to bottle model, enabling us to maintain superior quality and consistency.
Black Sheep Tequila Blanco...$53.99 / 750ml
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
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

Habesha Beer Cold Gold

From Ethiopia!

Habesha Beer Cold Gold...$14.99 / 11.2oz bottles
Habesha: the authentic, golden beer.
Founded and owned by thousands of proud Ethiopians.
Habesha stands for gratitude, and the celebration of togetherness.
It defines the shared pride and culture of all Ethiopians,
and encourages those who dare to be authentic.
Habesha, Share with Pride


Lapostolle Pisco Blanco + XO


Lapostolle Pisco was created in honor of Jean Baptiste Lapostolle, the Frenchman who founded the House of Marnier-Lapostolle more than 180 years ago. Muscat of Alexandria and Pink Muscat from the Limari and Elqui Valleys are vinified, distilled, and aged using techniques adapted from Cognac production. Lapostolle Pisco has the soul of Cognac, the complexity of Gin, and the versatility of Vodka.
Lapostolle Pisco Blanco...$29.99 / 750ml
Tasting notes:
  • Color: Crystal Clear 
  • Nose: Subtle aromas of lemongrass, tangerine rind, and white fruit such as green apple and pear. 
  • Palate: Velvety texture, herbal hints, floral notes such as jasmine, and some spicy notes in the finish.
Lapostolle Pisco XO...$37.99 / 750ml
Tasting notes:
  • Color: Bright, amber with copper red reflections.
  • Nose: Fine, delicate nose with floral and fruity notes. 
  • Palate: Pleasant, round, and silky mouthfeel. Full-bodied and very aromatic, true to the nose. A pleasant finish with light gingerbread notes and a superb length.

Whistlepig Summerstock Whiskey Pit Viper Limited Edition

Whistlepig Summerstock Whiskey Pit Viper Limited Edition...$64.99 / 750ml
Summerstock whiskey Pit Viper limited edition
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Solara aged
High rye mash bill
43% ABV

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.23 Tangerine & Pineapple IPA

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.23...$16.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
There’s more than one recipe for independence. This edition of our brewed-to-be-enjoyed-now IPA is a fruitfully fresh new variant loaded with real tangerine & pineapple for maximized summer celebrations. Whether you crack into this one as soon as you get home or hold onto it until the 4th of July, make sure to enjoy it before the fireworks end as usual. And independence doesn’t have to mean keeping it all to yourself, especially if you’ve got some independently-minded friends and family to share with

Firestone Walker Double DBA Batch 10,000 Imperial Special Bitter Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Firestone Walker Double DBA...$8.99 / 12oz bottle
Our Flasgship DBA brewed at double strength and aged in Old Fitzgerald Barrels

Four Sixes Grit & Glory Craft Beer and Ranch Water

Four Sixes Ranch Water...$18.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Four Sixes Pilsner...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Four Sixes Hazy Session IPA...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Four Sixes Amber Lager...$10.99 / 6pk 12oz cans


At the (IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
This weekend! June 8-10th
Forsyth location only
14 bucks for three ¾ oz pours of these tasty treats

Huber's Starlight / TWCP / St. Louis Bourbon Society Bourbon PX Sherry Finish 113.8 proof...$84.99
5+ Year Old Finished in – PX (Pedro Ximenez) Sherry Barrel

Huber's Starlight / TWCP Bourbon Finished in VDN Barrels....$79.99
Aged 5-7 years
Finishing barrel – VDN (Vin de Naranja, southwest Spain region fortified white wine aged 1 year in this barrel with orange peels from orchards in that region).

Huber's Starlight Double Oak Bourbon TWCP Single Barrel 113.5 proof...$69.99
Age – 4.5 to 6yrs.
Finishing barrel – Cooperage Canton, American Oak, staves air dried 5yrs, Medium Toast then Medium Char.

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Main & Mill Brewing Cherry Blaster Sour

Main & Mill Brewing Cherry Blaster Sour...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Sour beer with cherry, lime and hibiscus

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Piglets

Father's Day Idea!!!

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Piglets....$19.99
3 - 50ml bottles
  • WhistlePig Piggyback Rye 6 Year 50ml
  • WhistlePig Rye 10 Year 50ml
  • WhistlePig Rye 12 Year 50ml

Avery Brewing Co Nomadic Dreamer

Avery Brewing Co Nomadic Dreamer...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Awaken the Nomadic Dreamer inside of you with a deeply hazy, New England-style IPA that is illuminated with the aromas and tastes of orange and mango, and a tranquil hop finish.

Avery Brewing Co Tweak Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Stout

Avery Brewing Co Tweak Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Stout...$17.99 / 4pk 12oz btls
Avery Brewing Co Tweak Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Stout...$4.99 / 12oz btl

Our very own Parker, of the cartoon and cat loving variety, created this cult classic character back in our 17th season. Appearing in several episodes under another stage name that was deemed inappropriate, our executive producers and editors decided that a name change and further character development— a 4-month hiatus in Bourbon barrels—were necessary to satisfy our most ardent and demanding viewers.

New Beers from El Segundo Brewing Company

El Segundo 311 Come Original...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Segundo 311 Come Original...$3.99 / 16oz can
India Pale Ale brewed in Collaboration with music band 311!!
Features Simcoe, Mosaic, and Chinook hops for a blast of flavor you'll never forget! ABV: 7.0%
El Segundo Hammerland DIPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Segundo Hammerland DIPA...$4.49 / 16oz can
Double IPA
8.6% ABV
El Segundo Smooth Deep Blues...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Segundo Smooth Deep Blues...$3.99 / 16oz can
India pale ale
6.8% ABV
El Segundo Mayberry IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Segundo Mayberry IPA...$3.79 / 16oz can
Style: West Coast IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade, Chinook
ABV: 7.2%
Mosaic hops take center stage in this truly West Coast India Pale Ale. The perfect companion for enjoying a sunny day on Main Street with us in our charming little town, affectionately known as “Mayberry by the Sea”.
El Segundo Greetings From Anniversary Ale...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Segundo Greetings From Anniversary Ale...$4.49 / 16oz can
It’s people like you, the one holding this beer, that makes it possible for us to celebrate another year of brewing! Greetings from El Segundo Anniversary Triple IPA is our postcard love letter to the town we call home and to the beer that keeps us going, the West Coast IPA. Please join us in raising a glass and saying “Cheers” to another year. And to you, we say thank you.

Makers Mark / TWCP Private Selection Cherry Summer

Makers Mark / TWCP Private Selection Cherry Summer...$69.99
Compare to $79.99 at Total Wine and More for their Private Selection Barrel

We picked the name Cherry Summer for a reason, this bourbon has great nose of cherry blossoms and a palate of brandied cherries, vanilla spice and toasted wood and an amazing finish.  
  • 2023 Batch
  • Proof 110.9
  • Yield 246 bottles
Stave Profile
  • 0 - Baked American Pure
  • 2 - Seared French Cuvee Stave
  • 3 - Makers Mark 46
  • 3 - Roasted Mendiant Stave
  • 2 - Toasted Spice French staves

We now have two amazing Maker's Mark Private Selections
Grab a bottle of each online special

Regular price = $139.98 for the two bottles
Buy both for $129.99

  • Makers Mark / TWCP Private Selection Cherry Summer...$69.99
  • Makers Mark / TWCP Private Selection Caramel Torte...$69.99

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Flight and Weekly Tasting at The Wine and Cheese Place Creve Coeur

This Friday 6/9 4-6pm at The Wine And Cheese Place in Creve Coeur.
We will be sampling three great cask strength bourbons distilled in Indiana but produced and bottled in three different locations.
This week’s flight at The Wine And Cheese Place in Creve Coeur! $12 for three single malt scotches from Speyside!
Available 11-6:30 Wednesday through Saturday this week or when Dillon is at the bar.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Triple IPA

2023 Edition
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Triple IPA....$14.99 / 6pk
Fancy seeing me here! After all, the place can hardly hold 11% — I’m scraping the rafters. Makes for a good view, and it’s clear when a room needs what I’ve got in spades: fruity, dank, and devilishly hoppy flavor. Your night is looking up. Savor it and don’t blink because I like to vanish in a puff of lupulin dust.
Hoptimum’s 2023 appearance ramps up the West Coast flavor profile, dry hopping with Simcoe, Idaho 7, Chinook, and Magnum varieties for heaps of resinous pine and a fruity medley of orange, grapefruit, and berries.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Ardbeg The Three Monsters of Smoke Gift Set

Great Gift Pack!
Father's Day gift!!!
(do not forget to give yourself a gift!)

Ardbeg The Three Monsters of Smoke Set....$54.99 / set

Includes 3 - 200ml bottles
  • Ardbeg 10 Year Old
  • Ardbeg An OA
  • Ardbeg Wee Beastie

2021 J Vineyards Russian River Chardonnay

2021 J Vineyards Russian River Chardonnay...$35.99
A solid chard with sliced cooked apple, dried pear and hints of honey and vanilla. Medium-bodied with delicious fruit and a lightly chewy finish. Spicy pear, too. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling

Michter's Small Batch US*1 Bourbon

Michter's Small Batch US*1 Bourbon.....$45.99
Michter’s US1 Bourbon is made from a carefully selected mashbill that features the highest quality American corn. It is then matured to the peak of perfection, with barrels often aging in excess of eight years. Truly “small batch,” each batch of our US1 Bourbon is typically composed of no more than two dozen barrels, leaving no margin for “blending out” imperfection and thus necessitating excellence from every barrel. Reflecting the spirit of the Bluegrass State, Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is nuanced, mellow, and earthy.