Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Laphroaig Tasting with Simon Brooking


Simon Brooking
Open House!
May 8th from 4pm -6pm
Meet Simon Brooking, Laphroaig U.S. Master Ambassador
Simon Brooking will be on hand signing bottles and tasting 7 different Laphroaig marks

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788
Open house, reservations are not required, but please let us know if you are coming via facebook - click here

Simon Brooking
LAPHROAIG AMBASSADOR NAMED AN “ICON OF WHISKY”
Brooking was recognized at Whisky Live in New York City as a highly commended Icon of Whisky. The honor builds on past accolades Brooking has received over the years, helping drive awareness and trial of Laphroaig. The Icons are designed to celebrate the people and places behind the great whiskies of the world, and are selected by an independent editorial panel from companies based around the world. 



Look at this impressive line up that you will get to taste!


  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 10 year old
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 10 yr Cask Strength
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Quarter Cask
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 18 year old
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Triple Wood
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Cairdeas
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch 25 year old


If you cannot make the event, we can get bottles signed for you.  Just let us know.  You can order them online now and leave a comment in the notes about getting them signed for you.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc





2012 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc...$35.99
Our Sauvignon Blanc is quintessentially Californian, with a beautiful ripeness balanced with wonderful structure and acidity. Grapes from a handful of carefully selected vineyards join our Spottswoode Estate fruit in the composition of this wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque. Our method of fermentation—using a combination of small stainless barrels, French oak and concrete, egg-shaped cuves—means that we manage up to 100 individual fermentations each year. This technique results in a complex, rich, and vibrant wine that stands well on its own, pairs beautifully with food, and is further enhanced with a bit of cellaring. Because our production is small, national availability is limited.

Robert Foley Merlot




Robert Foley Claret
2010 Robert Foley Napa Valley Merlot...$51.99
The 2010 Merlot reveals lots of cocoa, chocolate, Asian plum sauce and black cherry liqueur notes in its dense, ripe, full-bodied, silky, hedonistic personality. It is hard to argue with this voluptuous, seductive California Merlot. Drink it over the next decades.

Foley is one of the more interesting winemakers in Napa Valley. I first met Robert Foley years ago when he was making the wines at Pride Vineyards, and his wines never lack intensity, always delivering high quality as well as abundant fruit.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Shafer Napa Valley Merlot



Shafer Napa Valley Merlot Bottle
2011 Shafer Napa Valley Merlot....$49.99
Bright red berries, flowers, mint, spices and savory herbs jump from the glass in the 2011 Merlot. The aromas and flavors are bright, perfumed and beautifully nuanced in this vintage. Sweet floral notes reappear on the mid-weight finish. Ideally, the 2011 is best enjoyed over the next few years. The 2011 is 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.
Rated 90/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Wine of the Week : Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon

WOW - Wine Of the Week. 
Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.
There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.

Wine of the Week - Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday April 26 - from 11am-4pm



This is now our 4th vintage of Villa des Anges Cabernet.   It was one of our top selling red wines last year.  The 2011 seems to better than the 2010  



2010 Villa des Anges Cabernet Sauvignon....$9.99
Jacqueline Menard de Ginestous’s Beziers-based Espitalet des Anges – advised by oenologist Jeff Carrel – is responsible for the wines sold in the U.S. under the Villa des Anges label. A wine of great freshness, intensity and concentration. Well-structured, offering aromas of black cherries, with hints of red pepper and light, spicy cumin/coriander notes.  Enjoy with a wide range of red meat and cheese dishes.  Perfect for parties and everyday drinking.

Specials!


Wine /  Spirits on Sale!

Famous Grouse 1.75ltr                $29.99
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon $44.99
Mionetto Prosecco $9.99
La Noble Chardonnay $9.99
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $17.99
Prices good through May 17, 2014
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay VR $9.99 everyday
 No case discounts, prices are net


Great Beer Specials!
Deschutes Pine Pilsner....$3.49 / 22oz
Boulevard Grainstorm IPA....$7.99 / 750ml
Mikkeller Grassroots Wheat is new Hops....$4.49 / 11.2oz
Founders All Day IPA.....$7.99 / 6pk
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weisse....$2.49 / pint

Prices good through May 17, 2014

Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

First time in the U.S.!


47 Botanicals
47% ABV
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin...$39.99 / 375ml
Certainly Not! Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. MONKEY 47 - Distilled from 47 predominantly unusual but regional botanicals such as lingonberries and blended with natural spring water. Cheers!




“a friend brought me back a bottle of Monkey 47 GIN, made from 47 botanicals in Germany's Black Forest - the greatest gin I have ever tasted.” - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


"No contest-greatest&most complex gin ever made..." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate


More info....

Stone Brewing Sprocket Bier




Stone Brewing Sprocket Bier...$7.49 / 22oz
Rick and Robbie’s Spröcketbier is the first ever winner of the Stone Spotlight Series brewing competition. A black rye Kölsch-style ale, it arose victorious over 18 other impressive entries ranging from barrel-aged stouts to fruit-laced sour beers and nearly everything in-between. A uniquely dark spin on this traditionally light-bodied German beer style, Spröcketbier delivers mild roast, effervescence and floral yeast presence in tremendously balanced form with the high level of drinkability that is the Kölsch style’s hallmark. Look for it on draft and in bottles in select markets throughout the country, along with the duo that created it, Quality Production Assurance Lead Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler.

Tasting with Laurent Drouhin of Domaine Joseph Drouhin



Tasting with Laurent Drouhin of Domaine Joseph Drouhin
May 7th from 4-6pm 
Open House Format

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314.727.8788

Reservations are not required, but let us know on 
Facebook if you are coming - click here

We are very pleased to welcome back Laurent Drouhin of Domaine Joseph Drouhin for a preview tasting of the Domaine's 2012 vintage. This is truly a rare treat as the 2012 vintage yielded the smallest crop in the last 50 years at Domaine Drouhin, in fact critics were not allowed to taste at the Domaine due to lack of wine, and the Domaine had to purchase new barrels in order to accommodate the smaller crop: “The vinification of such a small quantities springs its own set of problems; after all, you cannot fill all your barrels with marbles to keep them topped up”. Despite everything that mother nature threw at them Domaine Drouhin produced a stunning set of wines in 2012. Please join us in welcoming Laurent back to St Louis and take this rare opportunity to taste and order these amazing 2012's quantities will be limited and subject to confirmation.


Wines to be tasted:
Whites:

  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin St Veran
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Meursault AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Puligny Montrachet AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Puligny Montrachet La Folatieres 1er Cru
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Chassange Montrachet AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Marquis Laguiche 1er Cru

Reds:

  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Cote de Nuits Villages AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Vosnee Romanee AC
  • 2012 Domaine Drouhin Clos de Mouches Rouge 1er Cru



Monday, April 21, 2014

The Heights of Nebbiolo...6 bottle set


piedmont
The Heights of Nebbiolo - Explore the Mountain DOCs
Inspired by both Eric Asimov's great artice “Trapsing the Terroir of Nebbiolo” and Antonio Galloni's fantastic reviews “The Nebbiolo-based reds of Northern Piedmont remain some of the most exciting, under-the-radar wines in the world”-Antonio Galloni Vinious Media

We are pleased to offer an amazing 6-pack of Northern Piedmont's most compelling producers
The Heights of Nebbiolo...$249.99 / 6 bottle set
Special 6-pack pricing...includes 1 bottle each of the following
  • 2009 Ferrando Carema 'Etichetta Bianca' Carema DOC 
  • 2008 Castello Conti 'Il Rosso delle Donne' Boca DOC 
  • 2007 Massimo Clerico Lessona DOC 
  • 2006 Monsecco Gattinara DOCG 
  • 2007 Monsecco Sizzano DOC 
  • 2006 Rovelloti 'Chioso dei Pomi' Ghemme DOCG 
Subject to confirmation.  Offer good through Monday April 28th. 
Call 314.727.8788 to order or click here to order.  We will confirm when your set is ready to pick up.





More info about the wines
2009 Ferrando Carema 'Etichetta Bianca' Carema DOC 
No single wine in our portfolio is more illustrative of our work than this brilliant rendition of Nebbiolo. Produced exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape planted in a series of vineyards that sit beneath Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) in a broad amphitheatre with full southern exposure overlooking the river, Dora Baltea, that runs from the snow-capped mountains south through the Valle d’Aosta into the northwestern range of Piedmont slicing the city of Ivrea in half. The vines are trained in a special way on pergola (known as “tupin” in local dialect) to obtain maximum exposure to the sun in this high altitude district and are planted to soils that are dominated by slate. The appellation of Carema is extremely small: only 16 hectares (approximately 40 acres) are planted to the vine.  The Nebbiolo grapes are harvested normally during the second half of October; then, they undergo a cuvaison of approximately two weeks in stainless steel before being racked into a mixture of large and small barrels for an extensive aging period of 30 to 36 months before being bottled (without filtration). By law, the Carema cannot be released before four years of aging. 
2008 Castello Conti 'Il Rosso delle Donne' Boca DOC 
The flagship of the estate, the Boca is 75% Nebbiolo, 20% Vespolina, and 5% Uva Rara. Spontaneous fermentation takes place in steel cuve and the three varieties are vinified separately. They are assembled prior to barrel aging, which lasts at three years in both 500L “botti” and a variety of larger formats, with no batonnage. No sulphur is added at any stage until a minimal dose at bottling. In 1996, the Conti sisters added the name ‘il rosso delle donne’ to add their mark to the family tradition.
2007 Massimo Clerico Lessona DOC 
This, the most grand wine of the estate, is a selection of Nebbiolo from Clerico’s finest vineyard sites, including the oldest vines of the estate (planted in 1970) in the “Vigna Gaja”. Although Lessona can be produced with a minimum of 85% Nebbiolo, Clerico’s Lessona is produced exclusively from Nebbiolo. Again, the rules of the DOC require a minimum of two years of aging before release, one of which must be in barrel; but, Clerico’s wines are aged at least 30 months (and often longer depending on the structure of the vintage **) in barrels of French oak origin before being bottled. The elegance and refinement of Clerico’s Lessona is manifest, providing another unique rendition of the complexity of the Nebbiolo grape. Annual production of Lessona from Massimo Clerico is on the order of 3000 bottles.
2006 Monsecco Gattinara DOCG 
The Gattinara is produced from Nebbiolo (95%) with just a touch of Vespolina and Uva Rara (5%). It is a weighty wine of depth and density. After a manual harvest, the grapes undergo an extensive cuvaison and then are racked into large “botte” for at least three years of aging prior to being bottled. The wine is then held for an additional time to provide for some bottle age before release. Our first release from Monsecco is the 2005 vintage that was placed on the market in 2012!
2007 Monsecco Sizzano DOC 
This is a blend of the three varietals, Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Uva Rara, a very exotic bouquet with an array of exotic spices, dried flowers, and fresh earth, truffle, tar and more very complex. This wine has the best qualities of all three varietals with a solid amount of cherry berry fruit, intense spice and truffle/tar earthy notes and still quite tannic on the finish.
2006 Rovelloti 'Chioso dei Pomi' Ghemme DOCG 
The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from the “Chioso dei Pomi” vineyard in the heart of Barragiola. The plot is approximately three hectares in size and the vines have a south-southwest exposure. The ultimate blend of grapes for the Ghemme is 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina. The Vespolina is harvested normally at the end of September while the Nebbiolo is picked after the first 10 days of October. Harvest is by hand. The grapes are fermented separately in stainless steel cuves and the fermentation extends for a minimum of ten days with frequent “remontage”. The malolactic fermentation occurs mostly in barrel. The wine is aged in large barrels of Slavonian oak for the first twelve months after harvest and then is racked into smaller five hectoliter barrels for an additional eighteen months. The various parts of the wine are assembled and blended together in the spring of the third year. After bottling, the wine is aged in bottle at least nine additional months before release. 

The Wine and Cheese Place 8th Annual Beer Fest!

Hard to believe this will be our 8th year for this event!


Saturday May 10, 2014
12pm-1pm RESERVE Session: $10 per person, reservations required
1pm-3pm -  Open session: $5 per person, pay at the door, no reservations. 

FIRST HOUR is SOLD OUT.
No reservations for the 1-3pm time slot.


From 12pm-1pm we limit it to 100 people to keep it less crowded, and then we open it up at 1pm for more to come.  

Reservations for the first hour 12pm-1pm
  • $10 per person
  • Maximum 4 tickets per person
  • Limited to 100 people
  • You can stay until 3pm of course if you like
  • Each person with a reservation gets a commemorative Schlafly Tasting glass
  • Credit card required with reservation, your card will be charged immediately.
  • No cancellations or refunds.

Be safe and plan ahead
  • No charge for a designated driver to attend
  • We have a metrolink station in our parking lot, please use it.










Coming back this year, we will have the Seoul Taco Truck on hand for food this year!





Beer list is subject to change.  
This gives you a good idea of what will be poured.  But, due many variables, some beers might not be ready at the time or might be sold out at the time.    The breweries are trying to guess what will be ready at the time of the event. 

Schlafly Beer - MIssouri

  • Schlafly Hard Apple Cider
  • Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale
  • Schlafly AIPA
  • Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen
  • Schlafly Helles Summer Lager Can
  • Schlafly Yakima Wheat

4 Hands Brewing Co. - Missouri 


  • 4 Hands Contact High - Cans 
  • 4 Hands Eclipse Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout with Raspberries (draft, not for sale)
  • 4 Hands Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout  (draft, not for sale)
  • 4 Hands Barrel Aged Bona Fide


Boulevard Brewing - Missouri 
  • Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler
  • BoulevaarTank 7
  • Boulevard Entwined Ale (not confirmed yet)
  • Boulevard Pop-Up IPA
Ommegang Brewery - New York
  • Duvel 
  • Ommegang Gnomegang
  • Ommegang Glimmerglass
  • Ommegang 3 Philosophers

Urban Chestnut Brewing - Missouri

  • Urbanator Pale Doppelbock
  • Maximilian Weizenbock
Kirkwood Station Brewing - Missouri
Dave Johnson, brewer will be on hand 
  • Kirkwood Station IPA Cans
  • Kirkwood Station Blackberry Wheat Cans


Tallgrass Brewing - Kansas
TBA


Side Project Brewing -Missouri 
TBA

Alpha Brewing Company - Missouri 

TBA

Shelton Brothers 

TBA

Goose Island
TBA

Abita Brewing 
TBA

O'Fallon Brewing
TBA

Six Row Brewing - Missouri


  • Six Whale Wheat Ale
  • Six Row Double IPA 
  • Six Row Sunshine Slowdown (if the beer is ready)
  • Six Row Arch Nemesis Midnight Imperial Black IPA (if the beer is ready) 


Perennial Artisan Ales

  • Perennial/Prairie Dual Artisanship, Perennial collaboration beer with Prairie Artisan Ales. Dual Artisanship is a dry-hopped Belgian-style Red Saison brewed with our house yeast strain as well as Brett Drei. Dry-hopped with Simcoe and Citra, there is a big hop nose on this farmhouse beer. 6.9% ABV (draft only, not for sale)
  • Perennial Saison de Lis


Bells Brewing - Michigan

  • Bells Quinannan Falls Special Lager (draft only, not for sale)
  • Bells Oberon
  • Bells Porter
Missouri Beverage

  • 809 Berliner Weisse 
  • Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock 
  • Arcadia Big Dick's 
  • Arcadia Whitsun
  • De Cam Oude Lambiek  
  • Delirium Tremens 
  • Duchesse de Bourgogne 
  • Founders All Day IPA 
  • Gulden Draak Brewmaster Reserve
  • Karmeliet Tripel 
  • Left Hand Good JuJu
  • New Holland Dragon's Milk 
  • New Holland Full Circle
  • North Coast Class of 88 Barley Wine 
  • North Coast PranQster Belgian 
  • Petrus Aged Pale 
  • Reissdorf Kolsch 
  • Robinson Trooper
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown 
  • Santa Fe Chicken Killer
  • Santa Fe Happy Camper
  • Schofferfer Grapefruit 
  • Ska Minthe Stout CANS 
  • Unibroue Anniversary Ale #17 
  • Wittekerke Belgian White CANS

Major Brands
  • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
  • Avery White Rascal
  • Crown Valley Barrel Aged Big Bison Ale
  • Crown Valley Whitewall IPA
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Rye IPA
  • Free State Ad Astra Ale
  • Free State Maibock
  • Great Divide Chocolate Yeti
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
  • Great Divide Lasso IPA
  • Great Divide Rumble IPA
  • Stone Got To IPA
  • Stone Imperial Russian Stout
  • Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • Humboldt Nectar IPA
  • Estrella Damm Daura
  • Les Brasseurs de Gayant du Demon

Summit Distributor
TBA
  • Odells Brewing
  • Lagunitas Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Charleville
  • Cathedral Square


Grey Eagle Distributor
TBA
  • Green Flash Brewing
  • Deschutes

many more to come...will update beers as they are confirmed.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Alvinne Podge Imperial Stout




Alvinne Podge Imperial Stout...$4.99 / 11oz btl
"Podge Belgian Imperial Stout (10.5% ABV) Brewed at the request of English beer connoisseur Chris "Podge" Pollard (a CAMRA activist and craft beer authority), this strong stout is black in color and has a rich, silky mouthfeel and slightly spicy flavor, but very low carbonation and no head at all "for the English taste". Made with Pilsner plus six other malt varieties, crystalized sugar and dark candi sugar, and hopped with English Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops. After taste-testing of multiple strains, the Wyeast Irish Ale yeast variety was selected for this brew." -- Wikipedia

Wort is divided into four different parts with each part using a different yeast strain:- Irish yeast- English yeast- Dry yeast- “Witbread” yeast

Malt: Pilsner, Pale, Black, Chrystal, Chocolate
Hops: Challenger, Saaz , East Kent Goldings
Fermentation: 5 days
Maturation: 6 weeks
Aroma: Red wine character , licorice, dark fruits, molasse, coffee
Flavor/taste profile: Pronounced roasted/coffee/rich chocolate flavors with a touch of sourness [Stout character] combine with dark fruity flavors [Belgian influence]

Stagg Jr. Bourbon


Very limited- back in stock at Forsyth

Just 6 bottles, no reservations, come and get it!


Stagg Jr Bourbon...$46.99
George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.

TASTING NOTES:
Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves and smokiness.



Limited - Talisker 30 Year Old!

New batch, only 600 bottles made from this batch!



Talisker Single Malt Scotch 30 Year Old 48.5% ABV...$649.99
45.8%
"All the character of Talisker is softy present in this elegant cask-strength 30 Year Old, a pleasing sweetness is balanced by salty seaweed and a mere tingle of pepper in the lingering maritime finish."

Only 600 bottles from this batch!

Barrel Aged Box of Chocolate

Charleville / TWCP Barrel Aged Box of Chocolate
No longer online, just a few bottles left in the store





Filling barrels with Charleville Box of Chocolate!
Brewery: Charleville Brewing
Barrel: Buffalo Trace (#8) 
Barrel: Henry McKenna 10 Year Old (#1) 
Beer: Box of Chocolate Quad
Date Filled: December 9th, 2013
Bottled: April 1, 2014
Bottles produced: 420 
Release date: April 18, 2014

Wine Education: Mourvedre

Wine Tasting at all FOUR locations


April 19 from 11am-4pm.Taste 
2011 Terres Falmet Mourvedre

(each store will also have other wines out to taste)
A little more education: We are going to try to feature either a grape or a wine region each week at our stores. We will give you some background information on the grape or region and feature a wine that highlights what we are featuring. We will taste that wine on Saturday at all four of our locations. We will post it here in our blog and send it out in our emails - click here to sign up for our emails

On our blog, click on the label "Education" and you can read all of the education articles (see the right column under the heading "labels".

Grape: MourvedreMourvedre (Monastrell in its native Spain, Mataro in Australia and California) is a black-skinned variety that has been grown in vineyards all around the western Mediterranean for centuries. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is now grown extensively throughout the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, California and South Australia.

Mourvedre's meaty, herby aromas are very distinctive, as are its strong tannins. These qualities make it a potent ingredient for blending, most often with vibrant, rich Grenache and structured, spicy Syrah (see Grenache – Mourvedre – Syrah). Single-variety Mourvedre or Monastrell wines are not particularly common, but as the curiosity of the average wine consumer increases, so more and more producers are experimenting with making wines from 100 percent Mourvedre.

Come taste our Wine Of the Week along with a few of our favorite Mourvedre from around the world this Saturday:

2011 Terres Falmet Mourvedre...$14.99

Game of Thrones Growler





Ommegang Game of Thrones Growler....$25
Empty growler
only 45 available
When everyone in Westeros seems to be fighting for the Iron Throne it can seem like there’s nothing to do but sit back and enjoy a glass of craft brewed beer. Keep well-stocked with the Game of Thrones Brewery Ommegang Growler. The amber glass growler features Game of Thrones on one side with the Ommegang Brewery logo on the other. The large bottle features a handle, raised wheat detailing at the bottom, and a hinged gasket cap. The collectible growler is so unique, Westeros may just start fighting over it, as well.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ale Mucho Hoppo now in 4 pks



In stock now!  
Charleville from Sainte Genevieve.....

Charleville Ale Mucho Hoppo Double IPA...$10.99 / 4pk
9% ABV
"Hop headed and havy handed with 100 IBU.  This luchador is not know for subtleness.  In fact, it's Ale Mucho.  Agressively hopped with Chinook, Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus." -- label
100 IBU






Glenmorangie Rare 25yr

Back in stock!




Glenmorangie 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch....$479.99

The rarest and oldest member of the Glenmorangie family, this is a single malt of notable class and intensity. Full bodied and sumptuous, the Glenmorangie 25 Years Old is the real embodiment of our continued dedication to perfection. Matured in a range of casks including American white oak, Oloroso sherry casks and French Burgundy casks before being blended back together in exact quantities, the Glenmorangie Quarter Century is complex, bursting with deep flavours, and a perfect testimony to our knowledge and experience. 

Aroma
The first impression is of dried fruits - blackberries, cherries, plums and dates interwoven with chocolate and coffee.
Taste
Big and full-flavoured. Deep forest fruits burst on the tongue with mouth-watering blackberries and redcurrants emerging with bramble jelly.
Finish
Long and gentle, with brambles and warming spices.
Colour
Old gold

Nolet's Reserve Gin

In stock and online


The best gins in the world....


Nolet's Silver Gin...$44.99 / 750ml
The Spirit Journal, F. Paul Pacultnamed Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin the Best Gin in the World, calling it “an instant classic” that “blew me away from the first sip,” and one of the rare gins that is “great on its own.” Of theNolet’s Reserve, the Silver’s “even more incredible sister gin,” Pacult said it’s “one of the finest spirits I’ve ever tasted.”Quite an accolade, considering that by his own estimation Pacult has tasted over 20,000 spirits. Both expressions received Five Star / Highest Recommendation ratings from Pacult.

The most expensive Gin in the world....uses botanicals like Saffron...You don't want to mix this one, just sip it on the rocks


BACK IN STOCK!
Nolet's Reserve Gin...$579.99

2 more bottles arrived



"The Nolet family was inspired to create the world's best tasting gin, Carolus Nolet Sr., the distillery's tenth generation owner, has dedicated over four decades perfecting the Reserve Dry Gin. Its extreme allocation, tiny production and use of the world's highest quality, most invaluable ingredients make this one of the rarest and most expensive gins ever created. Carolus Nolet Sr.'s personal chef d'oeuvre, the Dry Gin is intended to be sipped to fully enjoy its unprecedented complexity and balance. Warm, spicy saffron and subtle, delicate verbena play off each other in perferct harmony. It can only be described as a masterpiece. Nolet's Reserve is available annually, by allocation only. "

Five Stars out of Five Stars
Highest Recommendation" according to F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, September 2010

FW Parabola is here!

Due to such a small allocation - we are in store only


In stock at Rock Hill and New Ballas.

Forsyth is sold out


1 per person.  No reservations, first come first served.
Firestone Walker Parabola Russian Imperial Stout...$13.99

"Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs." - Firestone Walker



Pappy Van Winkle Flask and a new glass!

Because they sell out fast....
we got an order in early for Father's Day
Plan ahead!

THE PAPPY GLENCAIRN TASTING GLASS

New!
Pappy Van Winkle Glencairn Tasting Glass...$80 / set of 6 glasses
Or $13.99 for a single glass


Old Rip Van Winkle Hand Etched Rocks Glasses...$55 / 4 glasses
Classic HAND ETCHED rocks glass. 
Fits comfortably in your hand. 10oz. Sold in sets of 4. 



Back in stock

SMATHERS AND BRANSON PAPPY FLASK

Smathers and Branson Pappy Flask....$60

We've collaborated with Smathers and Branson to bring you this 6oz. stainless steel custom PAPPY flask. Their signature needlepoint is trimmed with full grain leather and is permanently fixed around the flask. There is not a better accessory for your back pocket wherever the party may take you. Cheers!



J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2011 Anniversary Ale


This is a limited release for J.W. Lees 25th Anniversary.
Bottles in 750ml bottle
We got in 6 more bottles

Not online, but you can call 314.727.8788 to reserve


2011 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 25th Anniversary....$19.99 / 750ml
Brewed with Champagne yeast
"J.W.Lees Vintage Harvest Ale is only brewed once a year for release on December 1 of each year. It is a Limited Edition Vintage to celebrate the first brew from each year's harvest of barley and hops. Only the first delivery of the year's classic barley malt 'Maris Otter' and the classic hop variety 'Goldings' from East Kent is therefore used."


Left Hand Smoke Jumper




Left Hand Smoke Jumper...$8.49 / 22oz
Here in Colorado we are blessed with abundant natural beauty. Smokejumpers are those fearless wildland firefighters who specialize in parachuting into the wilderness so that we can continue to enjoy it. Smokejumper Imperial Porter is a tribute to them – a twenty-one degree plato porter made with barley malt hand- smoked by our brewers. Roasty brown in color, the long lingering smokiness wraps around flavors of molasses, toasted malt and an earthy hoppiness. Here’s to smoke in your glass, not in the woods.

Smokejumper is the official beer of The National Smokejumper Association. www.smokejumpers.com.

Great Divide new releases!



Great Divide 20th Anniversary Belgian Style Ale....$8.49 / 22oz
This Belgian-style Ale is a golden example of our traditional bold character, but with a little something special to commemorate this milestone. Fermented with Viognier grape juice, 20th Anniversary is both delicate and assertive. Big without being brutish, cunning without being cloying, this is a grown-up beer for a big-time celebration.
8.2% ABV



Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Rumble IPA is an American IPA with subtle nuance. Brewed with heavy handed additions of Pacific Northwest hops, this beer is gently aged on French and American oak resulting in a wonderful balance of bitterness, caramel sweetness, vanilla, and undertones of pine and citrus. Very inspiring. 7.1% ABV




Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti...$9.49
"Welcome to the newest incarnation of our revered imperial stout. We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes. 9.5% ABV." -- brewery

Food Pairings from the brewery:
Raw oysters, grilled NY strip, chicken mole, Roaring 40’s blue cheese,crème bruleé, chocolate raspberry mousse cake.


Perennial Regalia Ale



Perennial Regalia Ale...$9.99 / 750ml
Inspired by the rustic farmhouse style Saisons of Southern Belgium, Regalia is brewed with barley, wheat and spelt and fermented with Brettanomyces.  A sturdy malt character supports the complex array of flavors that the yeast provides,  and will continue to develop over time.