Friday, September 8, 2023

Open House Bladnoch Distillery Tasting

Open House Tasting
TONIGHT - Friday, September 8th 4:30-6:30
At the (In)famous Bar
Inside the Clayton Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Boulevard

The great folks from Bonded Beverage will be here to pour expressions from the jewel of the Lowland malts, the Bladnoch Distillery. 
Bladnoch Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Liora...$69.99 / 700ml
Our latest addition to the Classic Collection.
Matured in both Bourbon and New Oak casks to showcase the combination of fresh cut apples, toasted caramel, peppery spices and fresh oak flavours.
The first Bladnoch bottled at 'Distiller's Strength' of 52.2% ABV
Bladnoch Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Vinaya...$52.99 / 750ml
Matured in a unique combination of 1st fill Bourbon and 1st fill Sherry casks for notes of fresh apple, sweet floral grass and hints of chocolate.
46.7% abv Unchillfiltered
Bladnoch Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Samsara...$69.99 / 700ml
Samsara, meaning ‘rebirth’, is a full-bodied and fragrant blend of malts matured in ex Bourbon and ex Californian red wine casks
46.7% abv Unchillfiltered 


Pure Scot Signature Blended Whiskey...$29.99 / 750ml 40% abv
Inspired by 200 years of rich heritage from Bladnoch Distillery, Pure Scot is our fresh take on Whisky.
Our unique Bladnoch Single Malt is combined with Whisky from Speyside, the Highlands and Islay to bring Pure Scot to life with a crisp, smooth and contemporary taste. Crafted with passion and experience, Pure Scot balances provenance and progression.
In 2015, David Prior partnered with renowned whisky guru Charles Maclean, to create the Pure Scot blend alongside our passionate team. Today, the Pure Scot blend is multi-award winning for its refreshing, smooth taste. The Pure Scot blend is the perfect base for any Whisky cocktail, or simply enjoy it neat
Pure Scot Virgin Oak...$33.99 / 750ml 43% abv
Handcrafted and seamlessly finished in virgin American Oak casks at Bladnoch Distillery.
Enjoy the smooth texture with a long-lasting refreshing honey finish. Crafted with passion and experience, Pure Scot balances provenance and progression.
In 2015, David Prior partnered with renowned whisky guru Charles Maclean, to create the Pure Scot blend alongside our passionate team. Today, the Pure Scot blend is multi-award winning for its refreshing, smooth taste. The Pure Scot blend is the perfect base for any Whisky cocktail, or simply enjoy it neat.
Pure Scot Midnight Peat...$35.99 / 750ml 44.5% abv
Midnight Peat is their drink for when the sun goes down.
Beside the last embers of a glowing bonfire, amongst the smoky haze of an underground bar, or seizing a moment of spontaneity, Finished in smoky, spicy ex-peated whisky casks, Midnight Peat is designed by acclaimed Master Distiller, Nick Savage in collaboration with Australian cocktail bartenders.Also, in stock but not being sampled;
Bladnoch Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Alinta...$69.99 / 700ml
‘Alinta’, an indigenous Australian word from several Southeast Australian language groups, means ‘fire’ and ‘flames’, and evokes the notes of Campfire Embers found in each sip.
This expression utilizes PX Sherry and ex-bourbon casks combined together with a sweet smoky peated spirit, sets Alinta apart from anything previously released by Bladnoch.
46.7% abv Unchillfiltered
Bladnoch Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 14 Year Old...$131.99 / 700ml
The Bladnoch 14 Year Old is aged exclusively in Oloroso Sherry casks
46.7% abv Unchillfiltered
Bladnoch Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 19 Year Old...$169.99 / 700ml
Aged in PX Sherry Butts
Bladnoch's master distiller, Dr. Nick Savage hand selects every cask to bring together this intense expression showing notes of dark liquorice, dried apricots and aged oak on the palate.
46.7% abv Unchillfiltered

Open House Wine Tasting Friday at The Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth

TONIGHT- -Friday Sept 8th from 4pm-6pm
Open House Wine Tasting
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

Meet John Gorman, Importer – Co-Founder Southern Starz Inc.

He will taste and talk about some amazing imported wines from the Southern Hemisphere
  • David Finlayson Chardonnay - South Africa
  • Downes Family Sauvignon Blanc - South Africa
  • Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc - South Africa
  • Nugan Third Generation Shiraz - Australia
  • Tait Ball Buster - Australia
  • Casa del Bosque Carmenere - Chile
  • Dave Finalyson Cab Et Al Left Bank Production - South Africa

G4 Tequila "Madera"


G4 Tequila "Madera"

We get so many requests for this one!
We will release our allocation next Saturday through the WRC
It will be a weighted raffle based on top tequila supporters

Purchases the last 6 months until Friday September 15th at 7pm

Tequila Sale at Kirkwood!


We are making room for new tequila at Kirkwood! These tequilas and many more are priced to move. Stop by this weekend!!

Taste our new Penelope Toasted Bourbon Single Barrel

Saturday, September 9th from 1-3pm
The Wine and Cheese Place Lamp & Lantern
Join Kathryn Crumrine of Penelope as we taste selections from one of the hottest distilleries in recent history. Browse one of the largest selections of American whiskey, and tequila while doing so!

Taste our new Penelope Toasted Bourbon Single Barrel 
Char 4
Heavy Toast
116 Proof

Peay Chardonnay

2019 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Sonoma Coast...$36.99
The 2019 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is creamy, ample and seductive. Apricot, lemon confit, mint and white flowers all grace an understated, classy Sonoma Coast Chardonnay that will drink well right out of the gate. The 2019 is a blend mostly from the estate, plus a touch of fruit from Searby.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

2021 Peay Chardonnay West Sonoma Coast...$54.99
The 2021 Chardonnay West Sonoma Coast is a bright youthful hue and delivers elegant aromas of fresh flowers, white peaches, sea spray, and soft floral citrus. Medium-bodied, it displays good roundness and delicate spice, with fresh saline minerality, Meyer lemon, and ripe pear. It’s supple and inviting, with a good, refreshing feel, and touch of almond on the finish. Drink it over the next 10 years. This is the first vintage with the appellation printed on the label.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Peay Wines!

2021 Peay Pinot Noir Cep....$39.99
A youthful deep ruby and all from West Sonoma Coast fruit, the 2021 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is highly floral and aromatic and offers more lift, with pure red raspberry, wild rosemary, and spice. Medium-bodied, it’s bright with wild cherry and pine and has good structure, ripe tannins, and fresh acidity.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 Peay PInot Noir West Sonoma Coast...$54.99
Deep ruby with a jeweled appearance, the 2021 Pinot Noir West Sonoma Coast is pure with framboise and lavender wildflowers. Medium to full-bodied, with great structure, it’s beautifully pure and persistent, with notes of fresh pine and wildflowers as well as a great finish. Drink it over the next 20 years.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 Peay PInot Noir Savoy West Sonoma Coast...$81.99
The 2021 Pinot Noir Savoy pours a ripe ruby and delivers notes of bright cherry, peppery spice, and roses. Medium-bodied, it has fine-grained tannins and a fresh spine of acidity, with notes of more pure red fruit, crunchy earth, and cinnamon. It is the only wine in this lineup that’s not made from estate fruit. Drink 2025-2045.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 Peay PInot Noir Pomarium West Sonoma Coast...$81.99
The 2021 Pinot Noir Pomarium. is packed with notes of black cherry liqueur and kirsch, pure ripe fruit, a touch of sage, and sweet earth. It’s more grounded and muscular, with ripe, broad tannins, and has great depth as well as a grounded nature, with good fruit throughout.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Hard Truth / John Mellencamp Harvest Rye

Special Whiskey Collab with singer/artist John Mellencamp.
Featuring his artwork on the label 

Hard Truth / John Mellencamp Harvest Rye...$69.99
Harvest Rye
Sweet Mash Rye
106 Proof
Small batch of 30 barrels
(does not give a bottle count, but it has to be less than 6,000)
Hard Truth Distilling Co. has partnered with Mellencamp Whiskey Co. — founded by Hud Mellencamp and Levi Collison — to release a limited series of collectible sweet mash whiskeys in support and celebration of America’s heartland farmers.
Harvest Rye is the first release in a series of four whiskeys, with each bottle featuring unique artwork by John Mellencamp and a previously-unreleased mash bill of Sweet Mash Whiskey.
Created to celebrate Indiana’s small, independent, and heritage farmers, Harvest Rye whiskey uses 100% Indiana grains, and a portion of sales from each bottle will go to support Indiana’s sustainable farming initiatives and local farming families via Grounded in Truth, Hard Truth’s cause platform.
Grounded in Truth supports agriculturally focused not-for-profit organizations — like Farm Aid, its first giving partner — that provide valuable resources and support for family farmers.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Amazing 2021 Paul Lato Pinot Noir


More great press on 2021 Central Coast Pinot Noir! I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Lato on my last trip to California. He is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, and he has the Midas touch on all things Pinot Noir. He sources fruit from the Grand Cru vineyards of the Central Coast; these small production wines truly are magic in a bottle. They are always super-limited, do not sleep on them!

2021 Paul Lato Peake Ranch Vineyard "Victor Francis"...$79.99
This vineyard site is the Easternmost vineyard in Santa Rita
Wild strawberries, rose petals, forest floor, and orange blossom are just some of the nuances in the 2021 Pinot Noir Victor Francis Peake Ranch Vineyard, a beautifully pure, medium to full-bodied, spicy, floral Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. It has the same level of purity and elegance found in the other efforts here and is a joy to drink. Completely destemmed and aged 17 months in two-thirds new French oak, it will have a solid 7-8 years of longevity, but don't be afraid to open bottles.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 Paul Lato Pisoni Vineyard "Lancelot"...$104.99
Arguably the most well-known vineyard in Santa Lucia Highlands
I always find an incredible sense of minerality from this site, and the 2021 Pinot Noir Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard has bright red fruits, white flowers, crushed stone, and violet-like aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, tight, and structured, it's flawlessly balanced and has a great finish. Hide bottles for 2-3 years and enjoy through 2033.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon

Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon...$29.99 / 700ml
A small-batch handcrafted gin, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru celebrates Murcia's world-renowned citrus and is made with sustainably-sourced Murcian Fino lemons, mandarins and sweet navel oranges, hand-picked and hand-peeled from the late harvest. The aromatic character and opulent citrus notes imparted by these botanicals make the London Dry Gin a stand out in cocktails such as the Martini or French 75.

Do Ferreiro Orujo de Galicia & Do Ferreiro Licor de Hierbas de Galicia

Do Ferreiro Orujo de Galicia...$52.99 / 750ml
Do Ferreiro produces its orujo from a more than 250-year-old vineyard, the source of their world-famous Cepas Vellas albariño. Do Ferreiro Orujo de Galicia retains all of the subtle aromatics of white flowers and herbs that we associate with their exceptional albariño. The low yields of these incredibly old grapevines naturally limit the annual production. Do Ferreiro double distills their pomace in an alquitara, a primitive still most often used in Spanish brandy production.

Tasting Notes: This Orujo de Galicia is something of a wild child, full of flavor and nearly impossible to pin down. The vinous quality is clear, but presents in a way that feels distinctly Galician: mineral, verdant, and laced with iodine. Blooms of white flowers and orange peel in the finish are reminiscent of the Cepas Vellas albariño itself.
Pairing Notes: Orujo is traditionally served chilled as a digestif, but is also common in a carajillo, a hot coffee cocktail with orujo, espresso, and a hint of sugar (we like it with Ethiopian beans or other vegetal styles). In cocktails, Orujo pairs well with gin, dry vermouth, fino sherry, and Jacoulot Crème de Pêche.
Do Ferreiro Licor de Hierbas de Galicia...$52.99 / 750ml
Do Ferreiro’s Licor de Hierbas de Galicia is an herbal liqueur macerated with a selection of herbs that impart its distinctive color and flavor. The base distillate, Orujo de Galicia, is produced from a more than 250 years old vineyard, the source of their world-famous Cepas Vellas albariño. The low yields of these incredibly old grapevines naturally limit the annual production. Do Ferreiro double distills their pomace in an alquitara, a primitive still most often used in Spanish brandy production, diverting some of this distillate to make the regional favorite Licor de Hierbas. This aromatized spirit comes in at 70 proof and is macerated with anise, savory herbs such as saffron, chamomile, rosemary, and green walnut, and then sweetened with locally grown cane sugar.

Tasting Notes: A deep, grassy herbaceousness opens into notes of chamomile tea, saffron, and thyme. The local sugar cane is key, giving this liqueur a fresh, silky texture.
Pairing Notes: Traditionally served chilled as a digestif after a large meal, Licor de Hierbas can also be a more subtle option for Chartreuse-based classic cocktails. This carefully crafted liqueur mixes well with gin, vermouth, amontillado sherry, lighter whiskeys like bourbon or Irish, Alma de Trabanco Quinquina, and Jacoulot Crème de Pêche and Mûre.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Macallan Double Cask 12yr 375ml Bottle

Macallan 12yr Double Cask...$39.99 / 375ml
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old forms part of our Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavors of honey, citrus and ginger.

Schofferhofer Juicy Pineapple Hefeweizen Beer

Schofferhofer Juicy Pineapple Hefe...$3.49 / 19.2oz can
Schöfferhofer Juicy Pineapple is the unique combination of sparkling smooth Schöfferhofer unfiltered hefeweizen beer with natural pineapple flavored drink. The refreshing blend is the perfect balance of tropical sweet & tart.

Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager

Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Just in time for fall and its most notable Fest, this limited release Imperial Oktoberfest Lager is our emboldened Prost! to one of the world's most recognized styles. The Kaiser weaves together rich, toasted Vienna and Munich malts with the floral spiciness of Hersbrucker and Bravo hops to create a bold and brazen dry Imperial Oktoberfest

Happy Dad Hard Seltzers Raspberry Happy Mom

Happy Mom Seltzers Raspberry...$17.99 / 12pk 12oz cans.
Refreshing raspberry flavored hard seltzer
  • low carbonated
  • 5%ABV
  • 1 gram of sugar
  • 100 calories

Toppling Goliath Peacharine Dry Hop Pseudo Sue Pale Ale

Toppling Peacherine Pseudo Sue...$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Toppling Peacherine Pseudo Sue...$4.99 / 16oz can

Showcasing the Peacharine hop for a well-balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish. Ferocious aromas of peach and tangerine give a refreshing taste that is bright with just enough bite!
pale ale • 5.8% ABV

Ramon Bilbao Crianza & Verdejo

2022 Ramon Bilbao Verdejo...$14.99 / 750ml
Pale yellow in color with greenish reflections, and of medium intensity. It is a clean and bright wine, forming tears. Fresh, with balanced body and acidity, and an intense aftertaste. Fresh fruit with herbal and floral notes reappearing in retronasal. High intensity of fruity and floral aromas with notes of grapefruit and orange blossom. It has herbaceous aromas like fennel, and notes of freshly cut grass.
Perfect with cold dishes such as creams, steamed vegetables, salads, cream cheeses and white meats.
Green pears, grapefruit, jasmine and melon rind on the nose. Crunchy and fresh with a medium body and crisp, refreshing finish. Vegan. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

2019 Ramon Bilbao Crianza...$14.99 / 750ml
Ruby red in color with violet hues. Clean and sharp in nose. Aromas of fruit, both black and red with nutshell and floral notes. The barrel adds aromas of sweet spices, nutmeg, vanilla and even hints of cinnamon. Pleasant and juicy on the palate. Medium weight, medium acidity and well- integrated. In retronasal, the fruity and spicy notes reappear.
A medium-bodied Rioja with milk chocolate, bell peppers, lavender, blueberries and cinnamon on the nose. Creamy and sleek, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Tempranillo. Vegan. Drink now or hold
Rated 90/100 James Suckling

SweetWater Brewing Company Gummies Tropical IIPA & Fruit Punch IIPA

SweetWater Gummies Tropical IIPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
SweetWater Gummies Fruit Punch IIPA...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Introducing SweetWater Gummies Fruit Punch IIPA and Tropical IIPA! Blended to bring out the juice, these two fruit-forward Hazy Double IPAs are bursting with tropical flavors. Peakin at 9.5% ABV with an umbrella-drink finish, SweetWater Gummies will have you circling up with your tastebuds. Crack open a can of SweetWater Gummies and let each sip make you feel like you just found the golden ticket.

Schlafly Biergarten Variety Pack

Schlafly Biergarten Variety Pack...$17.99 / 12pk 12oz cans
Nestled across villages and towns across Germany, biergartens provide an outdoor gathering spot to enjoy local beers. In lieu of traveling to Germany, you can experience the authentic German beers of Schlafly's Biergarten Pack, lovingly crafted with a nod to the rich history of German brewing and paired with a modern twist.
Every sip is sure to satisfy your taste buds, from the smooth and refreshing Dunkel, to the rich and malty Oktoberfest. Even the complex and spicy Munich Helles and the hazy and fruity Bavarian Weiss will leave you wanting more. Every beer in this pack is a celebration of the German tradition of gathering with friends outdoors over beer. We hope this variety pack will inspire you to do just that, PROST!

Each pack includes 3 cans of each:

  • Oktoberfest Amber Lager
  • Munich Helles
  • Bavarian Weiss
  • Dunkel

Dazzling wines from Brewer Clifton


"You’ll be hard pressed to find a better lineup of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from anyone in California." - Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck's 2021 Central Coast report gave oodles of praise to Greg Brewer's latest releases. Greg has been crafting wonderful wines in Santa Rita since 1996, and was integral in the region getting its own AVA in 1997. Make sure to pick up a couple bottles of each of these outstanding appellation wines. They will not disappoint in the short term, but will get even better in 2-3 years. 

2021 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills...$36.99
Ripe orchard fruits, butted lemon, crushed stone, and salty, marine-influence notes all emerge from the 2021 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills, a concentrated, medium to full-bodied Chardonnay with a liquid rock-like sense of minerality, beautiful mid-palate density, and a great finish. You should never underestimate these appellation releases from Greg Brewer. This is an insane value in top Chardonnay from California.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2021 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills...$42.99
Leading off the reds, the 2021 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills offers a pure, complex, intense perfume of ripe raspberries, peppery herbs, exotic flowers, and underbrush. This deep, rich, medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir has a layered mouthfeel, ripe tannins, remarkable purity, and a great, great finish. It will stand up to anything in the vintage and should be snatched up by savvy readers.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

A Special Rum Class with Jan Warren of La Maison & Velier

A Special Rum class with Jan Warren of La Maison & Velier
Thursday, September 21st from 6:00-7:30 pm
Spirit Wine and Craft  - 5760 Chippewa St.

$ 25 per person

Reservations are required
Limited to 10 seats  (only a few seats left)

“Stoked” doesn't even begin to describe how thrilled, excited, chuffed etc..that La Maison & Veiler are back. This time, at their request, we’re hosting a seated in-depth class with Jan Warren, Portfolio Manager for LM&V. He is passionate about rum, especially Clairins from Haiti (Check out his bio…link below). This is a rare opportunity to delve into a more focused slate of expressions with a true Rum aficionado. Great class for the longtime rum fan!!
  • Distillerie De Port-Au-Prince Providence Dunder & Syrup Rum Blanc
  • River Antoine Estate Rivers Rum
  • Spirit of Haiti Communal Clarin
  • Spirit of Haiti Clairin le Rocher
  • Spirit of Haiti Clairin Vaval
  • Hampden Single Jamaican Rum 8 year


Backed by over 130 years of shared experience in the spirits distribution business, La Maison du Whisky in France and Velier in Italy joined forces in May 2017 by creating a new joint-venture called La Maison & Velier. LM&V aims to highlight the exclusive bottlings created by both LMDW and Velier as well as through collaborative partnerships. We work to bring together our expertise to create new and innovative products to excite the current market.
La Maison & Velier launched in the US Market in January of 2018 and is managed by a small but passionate team.

Crooked Stave New Zealand Style Pils


Back in stock!!

Crooked Stave New Zealand Style Pils....$10.99 / 6pk 12oz can
Pilsner brewed with New Zealand Hops

Fat Orange Cat Box of Raining Cats NEDIPA

Fat Orange Cat Box of Raining Cats New England Style DIPA....$4.99 / 16oz can
Fat Orange Cat Box of Raining Cats New England Style DIPA....$17.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

New England Style Double IPA
Hazy IPA with Citra and Nelson hops


2016 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva

2016 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva...$42.99
Savory and complex with dried orange peel, cedar and plenty of sweet spices, walnuts, caramel, dried mushrooms and pine needles. Shows maturity here, with a medium body and superb freshness. Incredibly long finish with lots of truffle and walnut. Lasts over a minute. Very complete now, but you can still hold it.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
The 2016 Viña Ardanza Reserva was produced with 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha that matured in used American oak barrels for three years, where it was hand-racked from barrel to barrel six times in the case of Tempranillo and five times for the Garnacha, as it had a slightly shorter élevage of 30 months. Against all odds, I found the 2016 to be fresher than the 2015 and less developed, despite the fact that winemaker Julio Sáenz told me he considers it a warmer year. But I have found many wines I like in 2016, and the wine feels very clean and quite harmonious, younger and less developed, with more primary notes and a velvety mouthfeel. 600,000 bottles produced. The wine was bottled in June 2020.
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva

This vintage is amazing they included the wine for their high end bottling into this one wine, making it spectacular!
We bought 3 sizes!!!
2018 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva....$14.99 / 375ml
2018 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva....$23.99 / 750ml
2018 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva....$46.99 / 1.5 liter

A pretty nose of raspberries, cassis, fresh herbs, vanilla and sweet spices. It’s medium-bodied with round tannins. Creamy and fruity with chocolatey character on the mid-palate. Supple finish with excellent length. Tangy acidity. 100% tempranillo. Drink or hold.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
Their young and fresh red 2018 Viña Alberdi, already a Reserva (Crianza in Spain), matured in oak barrel for two years—in new barrels for the first year and in used barrels for the second year. During the élevage, they racked the wine manually from barrel to barrel four times. 2018 was a year of lower alcohol and more freshness in the wines, and they thought the wines were not designed for the long haul; so, they didn't produce any other wine, and so the only wine from 2018 IS VIÑA ALBERDI! Which means that all the Tempranillo grapes that were destined for 890, 904 and all the other wines went to this wine. They didn't use the Garnacha (which was sold in bulk). So, this is a super- Viña Alberdi, which shows more Crianza style in this cooler vintage but with very good depth and complexity, perhaps a more modern and fresher style. The wine has a seamless palate and a juicy texture, with more color than other vintages, more intensity, more fruit... It has grapes from very good vineyards and poor soils that were never destined for this wine. Highly recommendable and very versatile. It has potential to age. They produced a whopping one million bottles of it. It was bottled in March 2021.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Ezra Brooks / Evolution Festival

Two names have been picked for the barrels 

waiting to here back!

Ezra Brooks / Evolution Festival Cask Strength Bourbon #10260...$49.99
Evolution Festival 2023
Single Barrel #10260

Barrel filled date – 8/29/2018, about 5 years old (depending on when it was bottled)
Proof: 126
Selection Process: Master Distiller Pick by John Rempe on 4/18/2023

Ezra Brooks / Evolution Festival Cask Strength Bourbon #17983...$49.99
Evolution Festival 2023
Single Barrel #17983

Barrel filled date – 12/31/2018, almost 5 years old
Proof: 126
Selection Process: Master Distiller Pick by John Rempe on 4/18/2023

Last call to Win these barrels! 
Full size 53 gallon bourbon barrels!
The Evolution Festival is raffling off two full size fresh dumped bourbon barrels!
Each bottle you buy of either Ezra Brooks / Evolution Festival Bourbon until Sunday September 3rd at 3pm will count as a raffle ticket. Within the next 24 hours after the deadline, we will draw 2 names and contact you via email. 

  • You must be 21 years or older
  • Each bottle of Ezra Brooks / Evolution Festival Bourbon counts as an entry
  • You can either be a member of our Whiskey Reward Club (sign up in store if you are not a member) or you must purchase online in order for us to track your purchase and enter you into the raffle
  • You must be able to pick up the barrels at our Forsyth location in Clayton within 7 days of the drawing.
  • You can get as many entries as bottles you purchase.
  • Deadline to enter is Sunday Sept 3rd at 3pm.  Just a few days left!