Saturday, November 25, 2023

Buffalo Trace / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon 2023



Saturday, November 25, 2023 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

Today is Small Business Saturday! 
Small Business Saturday - Small Bottle of Buffalo Trace!
To celebrate Small Business Saturday and to give you another reason to visit us on Saturday - we are releasing our SINGLE BARREL OF BUFFALO TRACE!
We got them in HALF BOTTLES this time to spread it out more!

Guidelines -
  • 1 per person today
  • No phone calls, reservations or holds, first come
  • We will also release some online in the next few days also - No clues on when, sorry.  Watch for that link if you cannot make it today


Buffalo Trace / TWCP Single Barrel Bourbon...$15.99 / 375ml
  • Mash Bill #1
  • Barrel Filled 5/22/2015
  • 8 plus years old!!
  • Barrel #095

Buffalo Trace / TWCP Single Barrel Surprise Release today!!!
We sent an allocation to each of our stores!
We have 6 stores now!

  • Forsyth in Clayton  - Store hours today - 10am-7pm
  • Kirkwood - Store hours today - 10am-7pm
  • New Ballas - Store hours today - 10am-7pm
  • Lamp and Lantern - 10am-7pm  
  • Spirit Wine and Craft - Store hours today - 11am-7pm -
  • Olive Ovation - Store hours today - 10:30am-5:30pm
  •           -- 8829 Ladue Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124 --- They do not stock a ton of spirits but a have a few and about 50 wines along with an amazing assortment of olive oil, vinegar, fresh bread and so much more....go check them out - read more here

Our barrel just arrived! 
We had it bottled in 375ml bottles!

Friday, November 24, 2023

Tequila Ocho Plata 2023

Tequila Ocho Plata 2023 San Jeronimo....$48.99 / 750ml
Taste : Full and complex cooked agave notes, developing front-to-back with notes of fresh cut grass and a touch of earthiness.
Aroma : Crisp, bright agave with lively citrus notes and a fresh herbaceousness including white pepper and minerality.
Body & color : Unaged, crystal clear color, delightfully explosive to sip
Finish : Thick, viscous mouthfeel with a long harmonious finish.
40% abv

Tequila Ocho Reposado 2023 San Jeronimo...$64.99 / LITER bottle
Taste : Sweet cooked agave notes shine through, while balancing with the sweet spice, cinnamon, and delicate notes of vanilla.
Aroma : Rich fruits with vanilla and butterscotch.
Body & color : Rested for 8 weeks and 8 days in ex-american oak whiskey barrels developing a slight translucent amber color.
Finish : Long and creamy finish.
40% abv

Tapatio Tequila Anejo

Certified Additive Free
Tapatio Tequila Anejo....$51.99
38% Alc.Vol.
Aged 18 months in American white oak barrels, previously used in ageing Whisky.
Appearance:  Intense straw yellow color, slightly amber with golden flashes. Medium-bodied.
Aroma:  Sweet cooked agave, crème Brulée, vanilla and caramel that give way to subtle aromas of cinnamon, red pepper and spices.
Taste:  Sweet and spicy. Cooked Agave, Cocoa and vanilla combined with pepper, walnut and some berries. Vegetables and Woody notes. A soft, silky and very long finish with spices persisting in the back of the palate.
Comments:  A perfectly balanced tequila; is recommended neat or in the rocks to appreciate its complexity of flavors, but also mixes very well.

Bourbon County Stouts


There will be tickers on each beer - if they are not listed when you go to our website, that means they have sold out. 

No limit!
Bourbon County Stout 2023...$12.99 / 16.9oz bottle
After crafting the very first bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, we’ve learned that to have the best beer, you start with the best possible ingredients. Barrels are such an important ingredient, and we continue to use only the best our friends on the bourbon trail have to offer.⁠
Bourbon County Original Stout is aged in a mix of freshly emptied bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Four Roses and Wild Turkey distilleries.⁠
Barrel aged for an average of 12 months, Original boasts deeply developed flavors of fudge, vanilla, and caramelized sugar with a rich, decadent mouthfeel

No limit!
Bourbon County Bananas Foster...$21.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Welcoming back another member of the family this year, Bourbon County Bananas Foster Stout makes its debut on the national stage. This recipe was first released in 2017 as Bourbon County Brand Proprietor’s Stout only to Chicago drinkers. Beloved by many, this release is especially near and dear to our innovation brewer Quinn Fuechsl’s heart.⁠

At the time when we first released this beer, the brewery hadn’t experimented with bananas much. However, Quinn had a good feeling that the fruit, along with almond and cassia bark, would be perfect ingredients in a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout — indeed, he was right. Sure to bring a bit of flair to your palate, this decadent pour is well-balanced with deep caramelization, aromas of fresh baked banana bread and warm notes of cinnamon and almond.

No limit!
Bourbon County Backyard Stout...$21.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Feeling nostalgic this year, we dove into our Bourbon County vault and pulled out an iconic recipe. In 2013, we released “Backyard Rye” and our senior innovation manager Mike Siegel found himself hand picking mulberries off trees just steps away from our Goose Island Barrel House in Chicago. Inspired by that initial release and by his own childhood memories of picking fruit in his own backyard, Mike set to work on this year’s Bourbon County Backyard Stout.⁠
This barrel-aged stout was first aged in bourbon barrels for at least one year, and then finished and blended with mulberries, boysenberries and marionberries. Each addition of berry contributes its own distinct flavor profile, with some adding sweetness and others providing acidity and complexity. A taste of the past, this imperial stout is a balanced and nuanced play on fresh fruit, vanilla, and chocolate.

There is a chance we might get more of these.
Bourbon County Angel's Envy...$35.99 / 16.9oz bottle
Bourbon County Eagle Rare...$35.99 / 16.9oz bottle

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Our Holiday Gift Guide Is Now Live - click here to order!
The holidays are officially here! Skip the mall - let us handle your gift list! We have something for everyone on your list. Best of all, it's delicious. Wine, beer, bourbon and gourmet food gifts are perfect for friends, family, colleagues and clients. Take a look at our holiday gift guide, then order online or give us a call at 314-447-9463 with questions. Local delivery is available too! Cheers!

Black Friday Whiskey Sale!

Black Friday Whiskey Sale!

Online only Black Friday Sales!
Prices good through Saturday 11/25 at 10pm
Subject to stock on hand.
While supply lasts!

You must order online to get these prices!
Stock up for yourself and holiday gifts!

Here are a few - there is more online when you hit the buy now button.
We have more barrels on the way and some of these are near the end and some we want to move out. 

Bradshaw / TWCP - Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon...$45.99
Regular $55.99

Clyde May's / TWCP - 5+ Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon...$39.99

Regular $52.99

Ezra Brooks / Evolution Festival - Cask Strength Bourbon #17983...$42.99
Regular $49.99

Hard Truth / TWCP - Single Barrel Schoonover 14yr Bourbon...$159.99
regular $199.99

Stellum / TWCP - Single Barrel Bourbon Leo A6...$49.99
Regular $59.99

The Clover / TWCP - 5yr 11 month Single Barrel Bourbon Cask Strength...$49.99
was $69.99

Nulu - Bourbon Small Batch Reserve...$49.99
was $59.99

Old Dominick Huling Station - Straight Wheat Whiskey ...$29.99
regular $39.99

Closed on Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Perennial Midwest Gold Saison

Perennial Midwest Gold...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Beautiful lagered rice saison conditioned with Missouri wildflower honey
Layered, super crushable with a strong honey finish
5% ABV


Old Potrero / TWCP Single Barrel Reserve Rye

We are very selective on the barrels we pick, we pass up a lot.  This one could be the star of the year
Just arrived, so only available at Forsyth before Thanksgiving.

Come in and taste it at Dave's desk
Almost 9 years old!
One of our favorite picks of the year!!

Old Potrero / TWCP Single Barrel Reserve Rye....$89.99
  • Aged 8 Years and 8 Months!
  • Barrel No. 9-14/6
  • 132.60 proof
  • 100% Malted Rye
Barrel: 24 month Air Dried, fine grain, new American Oak
Wow, the nose jumps out - malty, woody, bread and yeast come through. Coats the palate with toffee, vanilla and spice. The whiskey lingers in the mouth. Come taste for yourself.  You can feel the warmth of the132.6 proof, but it does not overpower it at all! Fantastic!

2022 Joh. Jos. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Long Gold Cap

Almost perfect dessert wine!
2022 Joh. Jos. Prum Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Long Gold Cap....$519.99
Hard to believe that this nobly-sweet masterpiece was possible in 2022! Here is a very lush and creamy Auslese with incredible aromas of exotic fruit coulis plus a slew of tropical flowers. So much ripe papaya on the full-bodied palate! Fantastic concentration, creaminess and vitality right through the super-long and compact finish. Drinkable now, but best from 2030.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Arette Tequila MO Single Barrel Reposado

Additive Free -- 
in stock now at Forsyth
Arette Tequila MO Single Barrel Reposado...$69.99
  • Single Barrel 
  • Selected for Missouri SEM 09/23-5
  • Overproof - 92 Proof

Additive Free tequila
We have one of the largest selections in the area - click here to see some online

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

An unprecedented Taittigner Comtes de Champagne Release!!!
WOW!  Four vintages in stock!

Limited release that just arrived today!
First time receiving the 2013 and we scored some library releases from Taittinger

2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$174.99
The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making.
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media
Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$179.98
A firm, fresh Comtes with a tight and composed palate. It’s full-bodied with a racy mid-palate. Long and persistent. Very structured with phenolics and acidity. Minerally. Floral, too. Refreshing and energetic. September 2021 release. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Decanter Magazine

2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$215.98
This is a fantastic and refined Blanc de Blancs. So layered and complex, with lemon curd, chalk, hazelnuts, pastries, baked apples and almond croissants. Structured and tightly wound, with almost imperceptible bubbles. Delicious salty notes at the end. Beautiful. Drink or hold.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
The 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is showing beautifully out of the gates, offering up demonstrative aromas of sweet golden orchard fruit, buttery croissants, peach and hazelnuts. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and enveloping, it's a rich, textural, vinous Comtes somewhat reminiscent of the brilliant 2002. If it gains in tension and cut (as the 2002 did and as I suspect the 2012 will) with more time on cork, it will make this initial rating seem conservative.
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

2013 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$224.98
The 2013 Comtes de Champagne captures all the pedigree of this great vintage in its energy, depth and vibrancy. Lemon confit, dried flowers, chamomile, spice and crushed rocks all race across the palate. Passionfruit, ginger, marzipan and mint appear later, filling out the layers beautifully. Harvest took place in October in what has become the exception rather than the norm in Champagne.
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media
This concise review highlights Taittinger's newly released 2013 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne, a standout cuvée from the house, shaped by the vintage's classic profile. Aficionados of this cuvée will be pleased to find that it exemplifies the distinctive style that has garnered Comtes’s global recognition.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

Penelope American Light Whiskey 15 Year

In stock at Forsyth now, not taking reservations at this point - 
hopefully get online tomorrow
Penelope American Light Whiskey 15 Year...$119.99
128.4 proof
The second release in our Founders Reserve series highlights a collection of 15 year old American Light Whiskey barrels distilled from corn at Seagrams Indiana in 2008. Aged in 2nd fill oak barrels, this amazing spirit brings out savory vanilla notes with a hint of cinnamon and creme brûlée. This 15 year old American Light Whiskey is bottled at cask strength

Alma de Jaguar Tequila

Additive Free tequila
We have one of the largest selections in the area - click here to see some online

Jaguar just scored big!!
(plenty in stock at Forsyth now)

Alma de Jaguar Tequila Blanco...$49.99
NOM 1414
Just scored
Rated 97/100 The Tasting Panel (Dec 2023)
  • Agave: Los Altos
  • Stone/Brick Ovens
  • Yeast: Wild and Champagne
  • Double Distilled
  • Copper Pot Still

Made on a 5th-generation estate in Los Altos de Jalisco using only agave, water, and yeast.
Bottled unfiltered by hand at the source.
Nose: Cooked agave, orange zest, honey, cucumber, sea salt, and pepper
Palate: Citrus-forward, floral, cooked agave, pineapple, clove, honey dew, bell pepper, and hints of brine
‍Finish: Crisp and peppery, with notes of orange, grapefruit, sea salt, mineral, and cooked agave

Alma de Jaguar Tequila Reposado...$59.99
NOM 1414
Rated 95/100 The Tasting Panel (Dec 2023)
  • Agave: Los Altos
  • Double Distilled
  • Copper Pot Still
  • Aged in American and French Oak
Nose: Vanilla, banana, honey, caramel, and orange zest
Palate: Banana, vanilla, cooked agave, oak, and baking spice
‍Finish: Long, dry finish with notes of vanilla, oak, caramel, and cooked agave

Peerless Single Barrel

Peerless Single Barrel Bourbon Missouri 2023...$74.99
Show Me State Bourbon Enthusiasts

  • Barrel No. B170316101
  • Sweet Mash
  • Barrel Proof: 117.9 proof

Peerless Single Barrel Rye Missouri 2023...$99.99
Show Me State Bourbon Enthusiasts

  • Barrel No. R171121104
  • Sweet Mash
  • Barrel Proof: 112.2 proof

Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

Our best value in dry Rose French Sparkling!
Domaine Collin Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose...$19.99
Chardonnay 75% Chenin Blanc 15% Pinot Noir 10%
Philippe Collin, a native of Champagne, moved to Limoux in 1980 to establish his own domaine. Though his family has made Champagne for generations, the opportunities in this sought after, and extremely expensive area, were very limited.
This elegantly constructed rosé is pale salmon pink in color. Though the wine is primarily made from Chardonnay, subtle wild strawberry notes are detectable in the nose and on the palate from the Pinot Noir. The crisp, mineral Chardonnay is softened by the lush and aromatic Chenin Blanc. The result is a lively wine with a lot of character, without any aggressive or astringent notes. This is a wonderfully versatile rosé ideal for pork and salmon dishes, or simply on its own as an aperitif


Just in time for the Thanksgiving!
These are tiny production and tough to get!
The Wine Spectator just reviewed the current batches

The Rare Vintage!
2008 Joel Falmet Vintage Extra Brut Champagne....$89.99

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.
An appealing Champagne, with a broad, creamy feel working in tandem with racy acidity to showcase expressive flavors of baked black currant, chopped almond, whole-grain toast and accents of candied lemon peel and crystallized honey. Reveals hints of white truffle and oyster shell that linger on the fresh, salty finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2030. 150 cases made, 25 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Very limited - Only 150 cases made for the world

Joel Falmet Champagne Les Parcelles Brut...$27.99 / 375ml
Joel Falmet Champagne Les Parcelles Brut...$47.99 / 750ml

Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant
Creamy in texture, yet lithe and lively, thanks to bright, citrusy acidity, buoying finely meshed notes of poached quince, ripe melon, blood orange sorbet and Marcona almond. Clean-cut and lightly spiced on the lingering finish. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2026. 300 cases imported.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator
Annual production only 1,670 cases

Rated #1 Champagne in the New York Times
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

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

Made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay
This lively rosé Champagne has a fresh, breezy feel, thanks to a citrusy overtone of ruby red grapefruit. Reveals a refined mousse that carries additional flavors of white cherry, almond skin, oyster shell and tangerine, while well-knit acidity and saline tang show on the finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2026. 160 cases made, 38 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Monday, November 20, 2023

St. Prefert Famille Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape

Incredible CDP that you can drink now for Thanksgiving!
2020 St. Prefert Famille Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape...$99.99
Now the flagship of this estate, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape is 75% Grenache and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre, and a little Syrah. Sporting a deep ruby/purple hue, it offers a beautiful array of black raspberry and darker cherry fruit as well as lots of graphite, chalky minerality, Provençal garrigue, and spice. Beautiful on the palate as well, this medium to full-bodied effort has a layered, multi-dimensional mouthfeel, rock-solid underlying structure and concentration, building tannins, and a gorgeous finish. It needs to be forgotten for 2-4 years (although it certainly offers incredible pleasure even today) and will keep for two decades. Tasted twice.
Rated 98+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Even within the context of the excellent 2020 vintage in Chateauneuf this is a really stunning wine. Incredible concentration of spiced plum cake with stacks of candied citrus and dried herb aromas. Giant tannin structure but this is so plush and refined, it sweeps you off your feet and carries you in its arms through the super-long finish. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Approachable out of the gate, with gorgeous red fruit, wild strawberry, licorice root, dusty earth and lavender flavors joined by floral highlights. Beautifully textured and silky on the palate, with mineral intensity building on the palate, imparting nice persistence and length. A polished yet honest, characteristic wine. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2032. 3,300 cases made, 1,007 cases imported.
Rated 94/00 The Wine Spectator
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate