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Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Bruery Black Tuesday 2023

12 more bottles in stock

The Bruery Black Tuesday 2023 Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$49.99 / 750ml
Elegantly innovative and uniquely complex, Black Tuesday has come to be synonymous with the cream of the crop when it comes to barrel-aged imperial stouts. After aging in choice bourbon barrels for over a year, this imperial stout has a complexity and flavor profile all its own. Distinct notes of crème brûlée and poached fig are interlaced with hints of malted milk balls and Australian licorice. Cheers to Tuesdays!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Woodford Reserve 150th Kentucky Derby 2024 Release


New 2024 Edition is here!!!

Woodford Reserve 150th Kentucky Derby 2024 Release...$46.99 / liter
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 150 commemorative bottle, 2024 release. Woodford Reserve proudly honors the 150th running of this legendary race. This 2024 very special edition bottle captures the essence of the Kentucky Derby's storied history without specific reference to any single horse or event (unlike previous additions). A must-have for all collectors including bourbon enthusiasts and horse racing fans. This bottle embodies the spirit of the Kentucky Derby and the unparalleled quality of Woodford Reserve. 


Special Weekend Tasting with Hakata Whisky

Special Weekend Tasting
Hakata Japanese Whisky
At the (In)famous Bar
Inside the Clayton Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd.
Friday, March 1st 3:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday, March 2nd Noon-6:00 pm

Hakata Whisky is distilled and matured in Fukuoka, Japan by the Hikari Distillery (which was founded in 1912). The mash of the whisky is 100% barley. A fraction of this barley has been fermented with Koji providing healthy enzymes for fermentation and creating the highly sought after and delicious, savory taste known as Umami.
The Sherry casks this whisky is aged in are kept in traditional style warehouses as well as a few open-air warehouses where they are exposed to humid summertime temperatures of 95 °F and winter temperatures of around 38 °F. As a result, the whisky is bold and almost classical in flavor; retaining a freshness that is truly unique.
Hakata 10 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask...$69.99 / 70ml
Initially, there are dark sherry notes of plum, black cherry, and soy sauce, with a lift of gentle spices, then it evolves, adding caramelized roasted garlic, lemongrass, ginger, and concentrated notes of aged balsamic vinegar. A burst of browned butter on the palate, followed by nutty flavors, with ripe plum, damson, a dash of balsamic, clove, pepper, melted chocolate, and a mouth-filling finish of powdery cocoa.
93 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Hakata 12 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask...$85.99 / 700ml
Fleeting vegetal aromas of bok choy, with ground ginger, coffee bean, and marron glacé. The umami is strong on this one, but there’s balance on the nose from black forest gateau notes and a hint of oak astringency. Raisin and black cherry flavors draw on a deep pool of umami notes, with soy sauce, shredded ginger, balsamic vinegar, plain chocolate, and a growing presence of oak tannins.
95 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Hakata 16 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask...$126.99 / 700ml
A spectacular drink that opens with aromas of Seville orange marmalade, milk chocolate, ground pepper, barley, and soft rounded oak, with an underlying dryness from the sherry. The umami notes are there, but are more integrated than other Hakata. An oily texture bursting with bitter plain chocolate, citrus oil, fresh walnut, black cherry, pepper, and ground ginger, develops an underlying creaminess and serves up a hazelnut finish.
96 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Hakata 18 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask...$163.99 / 700ml
An intensity of aromas with chocolate brownie, black currant cassis, wood spices, dark soy sauce, and worn leather; some lemongrass and spring onion freshness, the umami and oak notes reach equilibrium. Dark sticky sherry notes on the palate, with raisin, leather, dried fig, prune, and dark chocolate, spinning away with an umami phase before the sherry notes become dry and mouth- drawing. The finish is long, with leather and walnut oil.
94 Points, Whiskey Advocate



4 Hands Brewing Voltron Volume #4

4 Hands Voltron Volume 4...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Collab with Surly!

The fourth release in a six part series of collaborations with breweries from around the country to bring Voltron to life, Voltron Volume Four is a juicy, hazy IPA brewed with Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis. Late- and dry-hopping with a blend of Strata, Mosaic and Alora contributes bright notes of sweet tropical fruit, mango, pineapple and yuzu that leap from this soft, pillowy IPA

Boulevard Brewing Company Plaid Habit Imperial Brown Ale

 
Boulevard Brewing Company Plaid Habit Imperial Brown Ale...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz btls
Boulevard Brewing Company Plaid Habit Imperial Brown Ale...$4.39 / 12oz btl
BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL BROWN ALE
Born a double-mashed imperial brown ale, then matured for 18 months in freshly drained 10-year Canadian rye whisky barrels, the beer features checkered notes of rich vanilla, charred oak, warming whisky and spicy rye. With a lingering, boozy sweetness and round, resonant flavor, Plaid Habit clearly earns its name.
ALC/VOL: 11.9%
IBUs BITTERNESS : 13

Green River Rye Whiskey



Green River Rye Whiskey....$29.99
Green River’s Rye with its easy-drinking appeal and memorable finish dazzles on its own or punches through in a cocktail. This Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a blend of hand-selected 4 to 6 year old barrels, bottled at 95 proof, and boasts rich color and flavor. 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley.

2021 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon LIMITED



Classic producer, Classic Cab!
Finally back!!! 

2021 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon LIMITED....$24.99

Crafted using grapes from some of the most acclaimed Alexander Valley vineyards, including estate properties, this is the ultimate expression of Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, displaying robust layers of blackberry, plum, dark chocolate and violets, with French oak-inspired hints of vanilla and spice.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

DuMol Wester Reach Chardonnay


2021 DuMol Wester Reach Chardonnay....$62.99
Elegant, silky and well-balanced, this medium-bodied wine backs bright citrus and baked apple flavors with good acidity for a tangy touch that counters the generous fruit components. Aged in 30% new French barrels, it will drink best through 2030.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2022 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay


Another load arrived today of the new vintage!
This is an amazing wine!
2022 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay...$41.99

Golden apple, yellow plums, and a touch of banana peel followed by chamomile tea leaves, hawthorn, browned toast and seductive sweet baking spices. Medium- to full-bodied and creamy textured with soft acidity that beautifully balances out the wine. Very precisely framed with underlying herb and mineral layers. Aged for 11 months in 60% new French oak. Predominantly from the vineyards in Oakville. Drink or hold.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

Wellspent Cans

Our second load of Wellspent cans are here!



New Crooked Heroes

Wellspent Brewing Crooked Heroes Hazelnut Boch....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
This traditional German dark ale is brewed with munich malts and german hops, then infused with roasted hazelnuts to complement the flavor. Deeply dark in color with a hint of sweet stone fruit and a dry finish.
Hazelnut Boch "Crooked Heroes" 8.6% Abv. (Contains nuts*** Hazelnuts)


Wellspent Brewing Keller Pilsner.....$10.99 /4pk 16oz cans
4.8% Abv. Unfiltered Pale Lager. Bright and refreshing with a pleasant, subtle hop aroma. Naturally carbonated. Lovingly Lagered

Wellspent Brewing Dark Czech Lager...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
5.4% Abv. Dark Czech Lager. This lager is brewed with traditional Czech malts and hops. Rich and chocolatey with super clean finish.

Wellspent Brewing Smoky Delights....$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
5.2% Abv. Bamberg Rauchbier. A rich, malty, moderately smoky lager brewed with custom beechwood smoked malts from sugar creek malt in Indiana.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

2nd Shift I'm The Captain Still Barbados Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

 
2nd Shift I'm The Captain Still...$12.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
2nd Shift I'm The Captain Still...$3.49 / 12oz can
Barbados rum barrel aged imperial stout
9.8% ABV

J. Lohr


2021 J. Lohr Chardonnay Arroyo Seco....$12.99
The 35th vintage of this beloved wine showcases how cool-climate Monterey specifically Arroyo Seco packs charm, elegance, texture, and balance into Chardonnay. Of course, the talented hands of winemaker Kristen Barnhisel had an impact. as malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging have added to the wine's innate richness. Striking scents of lemon meringue, creamed corn, and yellow flowers emerge effortlessly. Acidity waves its wand on the palate, lending crystal-clear focus and casting a textural spell with mouthwatering notes of summer peach, lime, and kiwi. The finish of candied yam and mandarin orange peel is exotic.
Rated 94/100 The Tasting Panel

2021 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon....$14.99
Blackberries, cassis, currants and oak spices on the nose. It's full-bodied with plush tannins. Fruity, with a fine texture and a rich array of berries and sweet spices in the finish. Drink now.
Rated 91/100 James Suckling

Bushmills 10 Year Old Burgundy Casks

 
Bushmills 10 Year Old Burgundy Casks...$59.99 / 750ml
Our Bushmills 10 Year Old is a marriage of single malts matured for at least 10 years in hand-selected bourbon barrels and sherry butts. Zesty and fresh on the nose, followed by notes of ripe fruit, creamy vanilla and soft toasted wood.
TASTING NOTES
Ripe fruit, creamy milk chocolate and toasted wood.
CASKS: Bourbon barrels and sherry butts
COLOUR: Amber gold
NOSE: Initial accents of zesty citrus fruits intertwined with the distinctive Bushmills honey character, followed by lingering sweet aromas of fresh vanilla and creamy milk chocolate
TASTE: On the palate, mellow sweet notes of vanilla, milk chocolate and fresh honeysuckle married with delicate traces of toasted oak
FINISH: A crisp finish that dwindles gently on the palate
HOW TO DRINK: Enjoy neat, with ice or a small drop of still water

Benriach The Twenty One

Benriach The Twenty One...$189.99 / 750ml
This exquisite single malt has been crafted from a combination of unpeated and peated spirit and four cask matured for at least twenty one years in bourbon barrels, sherry casks, virgin oak casks and Bordeaux red wine casks. During long maturation Benriach’s sweet Speyside smoke mellows and integrates with the fruit, malt and oak. After twenty one years, rich layering develops into an elegant honey smoke, enriched through multi-layered cask maturation. The whisky from each cask type, imbued with particular flavour characteristics, is then expertly married together to create a rich and elegant single malt, layered with lush orchard fruit and toasted pine wood with a honey smoke finish. All in perfect balance.
 ABV 46%

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR : Honey gold
NOSE: Berry fruit, orchard apple, wild honey and mountain oak spice
PALATE: Candied grape, rich cocoa, smoked pine nut, finishing with caramelised pear and honey smoke
SMOKE LEVEL: Elegant

AWARDS

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2021 San Francisco World Spirits
Competition

94 POINTS
EXCELLENT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Competition

Celebrate International Women's Day

 
Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th with woman made and owned products. Click the link to browse our selection of items!

Special Weekend Tasting Hakata Japanese Whisky

 

Special Weekend Tasting
Hakata Japanese Whisky
At the (In)famous Bar
Inside the Clayton Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd.
Friday, March 1st 3:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday, March 2nd Noon-6:00 pm

Hakata Whisky is distilled and matured in Fukuoka, Japan by the Hikari Distillery (which was founded in 1912). The mash of the whisky is 100% barley. A fraction of this barley has been fermented with Koji providing healthy enzymes for fermentation and creating the highly sought after and delicious, savory taste known as Umami.
The Sherry casks this whisky is aged in are kept in traditional style warehouses as well as a few open-air warehouses where they are exposed to humid summertime temperatures of 95 °F and winter temperatures of around 38 °F. As a result, the whisky is bold and almost classical in flavor; retaining a freshness that is truly unique. 
Hakata 10 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask 42% abv
nitially, there are dark sherry notes of plum, black cherry, and soy sauce, with a lift of gentle spices, then it evolves, adding caramel- ized roasted garlic, lemongrass, ginger, and concentrated notes of aged balsamic vinegar. A burst of browned butter on the palate, followed by nutty flavors, with ripe plum, damson, a dash of balsamic, clove, pepper, melted chocolate, and a mouth-filling finish of powdery cocoa.
93 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Hakata 12 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask 42% abv
Fleeting vegetal aromas of bok choy, with ground ginger, coffee bean, and marron glacé. The umami is strong on this one, but there’s balance on the nose from black forest gateau notes and a hint of oak astringency. Raisin and black cherry flavors draw on a deep pool of umami notes, with soy sauce, shredded ginger, balsamic vinegar, plain chocolate, and a growing presence of oak tannins.
95 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Hakata 16 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask 42% abv
A spectacular drink that opens with aromas of Seville orange marmalade, milk chocolate, ground pepper, barley, and soft rounded oak, with an underlying dryness from the sherry. The umami notes are there, but are more integrated than other Hakata. An oily texture bursting with bitter plain chocolate, citrus oil, fresh walnut, black cherry, pepper, and ground ginger, develops an underlying creaminess and serves up a hazelnut finish.
96 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Hakata 18 Year Japanese Single Malt Sherry Cask 42% abv
An intensity of aromas with chocolate brownie, black currant cassis, wood spices, dark soy sauce, and worn leather; some lemongrass and spring onion freshness, the umami and oak notes reach equilibrium. Dark sticky sherry notes on the palate, with raisin, leather, dried fig, prune, and dark chocolate, spinning away with an umami phase before the sherry notes become dry and mouth- drawing. The finish is long, with leather and walnut oil.
94 Points, Whiskey Advocate

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

LEAPing Horse wines - all on sale now or LEAP DAY!

 




Happy Leap Year!
We get an extra day!

A once in every 4 year sale!!

LEAPing Horse wines - all on sale now or LEAP DAY!
24 hour sale!

click here to order online or shop in store February 29th

Hitachino White Ale

 
Hitachino White Ale...$18.99 / 4pk 11.2oz cans
Hitachino White Ale...$5.19 / 11.2oz can
Refreshing witbier style ale

Old Overholt Cask Strength Rye 10 Year Old

More in stock now!! Do not miss this one!

Yes, we saw that another retail advertised it at $69.99 regular price $89.99 
and sell a few cases at the cheap price

We do not play these games.  We keep are prices very low and very fair everyday




Old Overholt Cask Strength Rye 10 Year Old...$79.99 / 750ml
Aged 10 Years
Barreled 2012 - Bottled 2023
121 proof
Here you have the oldest of all Beam family whiskeys. Established in 1810 by the upright, forward-thinking Abraham Overholt, his namesake whiskey is recognized today as the oldest enduring American Rye in the United States. Made and sold without interruption, this whiskey has seen a thing or two over the centuries. Bottled with a commitment to quality exemplified by an assertive Rye taste, Overholt is a powerful ally to bartenders who prefer it for their cocktails. At one time, it was the most popular spirit in the country. One the Beam family took note of and vowed to continue distilling the way Abraham wanted: proudly true to its industrious spirit.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Buzzard's Roost

All Buzzard's Roost whiskeys are double barreled and at least 105 proof



We bought the last 18 bottles of the Cigar - we are told this will be it
Buzzard Roost Cigar Straight Rye Whiskey....$64.99
105 Proof
The whiskey in this barrel has rested in brand new, lightly charred oak barrels that have been toasted and then very lightly smoked with Kentucky aged cigar tobacco. Sit back, relax, and roost awhile. We hope you'll enjoy this expression of Buzzard's Roost.

From the get-go, their idea for a brand would be entirely centered around double-barrel maturation. That means that every product they put out would see time in a second barrel. To accomplish this, the duo worked with Independent Stave Company (ISC) determining which profiles they liked the best.....Almost all of the secondary barrels that Buzzard’s Roost uses are either toasted or are given a level #1 char (which is the lightest char available). But this particular release of “Cigar Rye” uses a unique process that I don’t believe anyone else has copied. The secondary barrel receives a toasting treatment followed by a quick char and then is “cold smoked” with actual cigar tobacco leaves grown in Kentucky to achieve a wild new flavor profile. -- Bourbon Culture


Buzzard Roost Bourbon Barrel Strength...$69.99
115.5 proof
Barrel Strength
Aged 4-6 years
Buzzard's Roost Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey is packed with
with flavor that is perfect for sipping on its own or enjoying in the finest of cocktails.


Buzzard Roost Toasted American Oak Bourbon...$64.99
105 PROOF
Created from a blend of 4 & 5 year old double-barreled bourbons, Buzzard's Roost Toasted American Oak Bourbon is a unique blend of confectionary and baking spice goodness.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast


Urban Chestnut Lager City

 
UCBC Lager City Sampler Pack...$17.99 / 8pk 16oz cans
No new brands, no trendy styles....
Just a convenient sampler pack, that features some of your local favorites, and pays homage to the City that was built on Lager biers

Each pack includes:

  • 2 x Brewer's Selection 
  • 2 x Stammtisch German Pilsner
  • 2 x Dorfbier Bavarian Dunkel
  • 2 x Zwickel Bavarian Lager

Delord Bas Armagnac

Delord Bas Armagnac XO...$56.99 / 750ml
This exceptional XO displays a masterful balance of ripe fruit, wood and buttery orange pound cake. Smooth and deep with a wealth of rancio.
Min. 15 years old.

Reviews

96 points: "Look for rich flavors and dark spices: toffee, burnt caramel, dark-roast coffee, deeply toasted gingerbread embellished with clove and black pepper. The notably long sweet-and spiced finish will not quit." (Wine Enthusiast, 2021)

4 stars. Highly Recommended: "Sandy brown / topaz color; immaculately clean. I like this opening aroma as I encounter floral / garden-like scents of jasmine, honeysuckle, and green vegetation, along with latent orchard fruit aromas; after more aeration, the bouquet turns a bit like textile fibers, linen, and cotton fiber before turning mildly nut-like. Entry is engagingly sweet, caramel-like, brown sugar-like, and chewy in texture; at midpalate, more fruit aspects emerge in the forms of black raisins, prunes, and dates. Concludes appealingly long in the throat, moderately lush in texture, medium oily, and peppery. The progressive nature of the innate quality of the Bas-Armagnac is obvious, in particular, from entry to the alluring finish." (Paul Pacult, The New Kindred Spirits 2021))

96 points: "Light copper in color, but rich and unctuous in the mouth, with a long velvety finish. Delord XO is a dense and complex 15-year-old with scents of wildflowers and spring herbs, flavors of orange zest, fig, nougat, and a gorgeous, lengthy crème brûlée finish. Excellent value that could convince a committed Bourbon drinker to embrace French brandy." (Vinous, Jul 2018)

Gold medal: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2015
97 points: Wine Enthusiast, 2012
92 points: "Excellent,” Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2010
4 1/2 stars: Doug Frost & Tim Fish, New York Times
Gold medal: Concours Agricole de Paris, 2010

Delord Bas Armagnac 25 year old...$86.99 / 750ml
25 Years Old
This superb blend displays flavors or cocoa, spices, vanilla, raisins, walnut and cinnamon. Its finish is long, silky and biscuity. 25 years old.

Reviews

97 points.
"Vanilla bean and allspice aromas entice on the nose. The bold, complex palate opens with oak and caramel brushed with toffee and espresso, finishing with a grip of tannins and plum skin dryness. Walnut and clove frame the exit." (Wine Enthusiast, 2021)

5 stars, Highest Recommendation.
"Mahogany color; superb clarity. I get buttery notes upfront that give way to bigger fragrances of citrus peel, meringue, egg white, and black tea; secondary inhalations after more aeration discover subtle notes of lime / citrus, black tea, and white raisins. Entry is sensationally clean, zesty, and defined by the notable presence of citrus rind, white raisins, kiwi, nutmeg, clove, and oak nuances; midpalate continues the subtlety found in the entry stage as the quiet merging of the fruit, acid, baking spice, and fatty oak elements creates a sophisticated and integrated core flavor that's about as sublime as mature Bas-Armagnac can get. The finish is a savory masterpiece of grape brandy balance, subtle strength, and integration. . This bas-armagnac could have no other score but five stars.” (Paul Pacult. The New Kindred Spirits 2021)
Chairman's Trophy, 97 points.
"Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" (Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020)
“This Bas-Armagnac could have no other score but Five Stars.” (Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, Dec. 2018)

Gold medal (Concours General Agricole, Paris, 2018 & 2016)

Gold medal (Talents d'Armagnac, 2017-2018)

97 points
"Delord’s 25-year-old is surely deep and complex, but it surprises with its vibrance and freshness. Perky, patisserie aromas of pineapple cake, candied ginger, and orangette entice, then give way to darker notes on the palate of chocolate, coffee, and hints of rancio, culminating in a rich finish of walnut, membrillo, and cheese that lingers for what seems like hours." (Vinous Jul. 2108)
"This is the ultimate hand-crafted spirit." (May Matta-Aliah of In The Grape)

96 points. (Wine Enthusiast, 2012)

Top Score, Chairman's Trophy: 97 points.
"Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2011)
Gold Medal, Prix du President de la Republique (Concours des Grandes Eaux de Vie d'Armagnac)
5 stars. "Highest Recommendation, Best Buy" (Spirit Journal, 2006)
"Top 50 Best Spirits 2006." "Top 10 Best Armagnacs 2006" (Wine Enthusiast)

Perennial Petit DeJeuner Table Beer

Perennial Petit Dejeuner Table Beer...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
A light table beer. Refreshing, crushable, with a light crisp finish.
3.2% ABV

El Tesoro Mundial Collection: Knob Creek

 

El Tesoro Mundial Collection: Knob Creek...$159.99 / 750ml
Introducing the El Tesoro Mundial Collection, a limited-edition series of exceptional tequilas created by Master Distiller, Carlos Camarena. The Mundial Collection celebrates El Tesoro’s tradition of craftsmanship by partnering with likeminded distillers from renowned distilleries around the world to offer novel, rare tequila experiences.

The Mundial Knob Creek Edition is a unique expression of our El Tesoro Añejo, aged for 12 months in genuine charred-oak Knob Creek Rye Whiskey barrels, resulting in a delicious sipping tequila that is perfectly balanced with subtle sweetness and spice.