Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Founders Blushing Monk 2015

Stopped online reservations now.  Each store has some bottles left in stock.

No more reservations, just first come

Rock Hill - in stock now
Ballwin - in stock now
Forsyth - in stock now
New Ballas - still waiting for the truck

Remember, you have 7 days to pick up or it goes back out on the shelf.

Founders Blushing Monk 2015....$14.99
We plan to re-release Blushing Monk, a decadent Belgian raspberry ale, in March 2015 to mark the twelfth installment in our popular Backstage Series. Blushing Monk was the original Founders Backstage Series beer, released in July 2011; prior to that, it hadn’t been bottled for four years. Like all of Founders’ Backstage Series beers, Blushing Monk will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $16.99 per bottle.

Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and with a Belgian yeast strain that keeps our head cellar operator from sleeping for a week. It pours a stunning deep berry red and, at 9.2% ABV, has a surprising kick. The perfect dessert beer, it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, fruit, cakes and more.

“People keep asking us if we’re going to bring any of our Backstage Series beers back—and now we have,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “It seems as though we brew Blushing Monk on a four-year cycle. Our cellar crew hates brewing it because it’s brewed with a different yeast strain from all of our other beers, but we think it’s worth the sleepless nights. It’s an absolutely gorgeous beer.”

Founders’ Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers. The intent of the series is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, Founders’ Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry.

Blushing Monk will be released in limited quantities across our distribution footprint beginning on Monday, March 2, and will be available at the brewery’s taproom and in the greater West Michigan area the week prior. This will be the first Backstage Series release from Founders in 2015; beer enthusiasts should expect two more releases from Founders later in the year.

4 Hands Cuvee Diable

This one will go through the BRC.

Will print the report on Thursday Morning. 
Remember beer on hold does not count towards the BRC - it must be picked up and go through the register.

Urban Chestnut Anniversary Ale!

We scored 1 more case!

Very cool package!

2015 Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger....$7.49
A few weeks ago, these mysterious bottles began rolling off our bottling line. Questions like “what’s with these new bottles?” and “what sort of beer is in them?” were heard around the brewery.

Well…the mystery has been solved! 2500 bottles of Wolpertinger 2015, our 4th Anniversary Ale, were packaged and are available in stores now! Brewed with honey and aged in red wine and sherry barrels, this beer was first fermented with our Weissbier yeast, and then given a secondary fermentation with a Belgian Trappist Yeast. Like the Wolpertinger himself, this beer is unique, complex, yet smooth and approachable.

Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout!

Back in stock, no limit

Avery Uncle Jacob's Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout...$11.99 / 12oz
Batch #4
Bottled Feb 2015
Barrel Type and Time: Bourbon Barrels, 6 months
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Roasted barley, Midnight wheat, Flaked oats
ABV: 16.9% 

Color: Black
Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey “Bourbon.” He built his distillery in Bourbon County Kentucky in 1790 — 203 years before we began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob’s wash, we’ve instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest Bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! It’s in our blood!

Alvinne Sour Collection

We proud to bring these into Missouri for the first time (currently the only place available in Missouri)

We have 24 bottles of each!

Alvinne Sour Collection Omega...$4.99 / 11.2oz
6% ABV
"Blond sour ale - mixed fermentation - with dried hop flowers aged in stainless steel - contains barley malt. Morpheus Yeast"

Alvinne Sour Collection Phi...$4.99 / 11.2oz
10% ABV
"Blond sour ale - mixed fermentation - with dried hop flowers aged in stainless steel - contains barley malt. Morpheus Yeast"

Alvinne Sour Collection Sigma...$4.99 / 11.2oz
10% ABV
Dark Sour Ale - mixed fermentation - with dried hop flowers aged in stainless steel - contains barley malt.  Morepheus yeast"

Aecht Limited Release - Fastenbier

Limited Availability....

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Fastenbier....$4.59 / pint

100/100 RateBeer overall
100/100 RateBeer in its styleDescription:
The Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer is an unfiltered smokebeer, brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Bottom-fermenting yeast gives the reddish brown lentbeer a natural cloudiness. Its smokey aroma is already noticeable in the smell, combined with a fine hoppy note. In the drink the fullbodied, highly drinkable lentbeer shows its strong malty flavour, rounded up with the smokey taste and a light bitterness. Due to the nourishing yeast, the Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer has the "Brotzeit already included" (German word for afternoon snack).

Brewing process:
Different from the Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer, the Schlenkerla Lentbeer is made from a mixture of light (e.g. non smoked) malt and Schlenkerla Smoked Malt. It is brewed in classic copper kettles in a two-decoction mash with hops from Spalt (near Nuremberg) and Hallertau. One week of primary fermentation is being followed by a two month period of lagering in the ancient cellars underneath Bamberg. The lentbeer is being served unfiltered with fine bottom fermenting yeast from the keg and thus preserves its full body and aroma.

Historical background:
Fasting was already being practiced by the Romans in the old ages. The early Christians adapted this ritual in the 2nd century as a two-day preparation for the Easter celebration. In later centuries, the church extended the lent-period to the now common 40 days. According to the principle "liquida non frangunt ieiunium" (liquids do not break the fast), the monks in the middle-age monasteries would brew a stronger, more nuriting beer for the time of lent to stay in shape for the daily labor. The Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer is based on this tradition and only being served in the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter.

Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lentbeer) is in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the world's best smoked beer according to ratebeer.com (one of the, if not the largest beer rating website in the world). Untapped also lists Schlenkerla Fastenbier as best Rauchbier in the world.

2nd Shift Brew Cocky

Brew Cocky is online now -- just one more case arrived

2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Ale....$9.49 / 750ml
"Yup, we love hops and this IPA puts them all up in your face.  Loads and Loads of Falcaner's Flight, a blend of Northwest hops was used in such a gratuitous manner heretofore not seen in these parts.  ENJOY" - label

Dry roasted healthy snack! Nuts!

"these [nuts] bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals." 
- Health.com

The Wine and Cheese Place Deluxe Nuts
Each nut sold individually or in our premium mixed nut blend.

  • Dry Roasted or raw
  • Roasted fresh in the store
  • Sold by the pound
  • No oils added

Best nuts for your diet - Health.Com

Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios

All nuts are about equal in terms of calories per ounce, and in moderation, are all healthy additions to any diet. "Their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite," says Judy Caplan, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The lowest-calorie nuts at 160 per ounce are almonds (23 nuts; 6 grams protein, 14 grams fat); cashews (16 to 18 nuts; 5 grams protein, 13 grams fat); and pistachios (49 nuts; 6 grams protein, 13 grams fat). Avoid nuts packaged or roasted in oil; instead, eat them raw or dry roasted, says Caplan. (Roasted nuts may have been heated in hydrogenated or omega-6 unhealthy fats, she adds, or to high temperatures that can destroy their nutrients.)
From Health.com

We have almonds, cashews, pistachios, macadamia, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pepitas and hazelnuts (all sold bulk by the pound)

The Prisoner!

Reserve some now at this price!
On sale for this week only  $33.99

2013 The Prisoner....$33.99 --  ON SALE!!!
The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend The Prisoner is a creative blend of 44% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Sirah, as well as Syrah, Grenache and Charbono. This dense, full-bodied, opulent red reveals gutsy, rich, peppery, meaty, blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice notes. A savory, lusty, heady red, it begs for a grilled steak or a big, juicy hamburger. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

price good through Saturday March 7, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Amazing Barolo tasting with Elisa Scavino - including a perfect 100 pointer!

Elisa Scavino has arrived!


Special Tasting Event: with very special guest, Elisa Scavino

Saturday, February 28 from 4-7pm
The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Open House - reservations not needed

Join us in welcoming Elisa Scavino, grand daughter of famed winemaker Paolo Scavino for a special tasting event Saturday February 28 from 4-7pm. Elisa who is now the lead winemaker at the Scavino Estate will be pouring an amazing line-up of wines including a 3 year vertical of the amazing Bric del Fiasc Barolo. We held onto one bottle of the 100 Point 2010 for this tasting!

Great tasting - do not miss it!
Taste a 3 year vertical of one of one of the most famous Barolos, including one that scored a perfect 100 points!  All of them have huge scores!
  • Paolo Scavino Langhe Bianco "Sorriso" 2013 
  • Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d'Alba 2013 
  • Paolo Scavino Barbera d'Alba 2013 
  • Paolo Scavino "Vino Rosso" NV 
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG 2010 
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG 'Bric Del Fiasc' 2005 
  •         (Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate)
  •         (Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous)
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG 'Bric Del Fiasc' 2006  
  •         (Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate)
  •         (Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous)
  • Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG 'Bric Del Fiasc' 2010  
  • available to taste while the bottle lasts, none for sale
  •         (Rated 100/100 Wine Enthusiast)
  •         (Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate)
  •         (Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator)
  •         (Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Alpha Brewing Gibberish Chocolate Oatmeal Porter

Part of their Indoctrination Series

Alpha Brewing Company Gibberish Chocolate Oatmeal Porter...$5.99 / 22oz
"Yanashannannammoohaanyyyalaalaabaaamaannyyaanasuntannallam!# This beer speaks for itself and will tye (sic) your tongue in knots.  A tasty malty porter brewed with oatmeal.  Shove this down your throat!" -- label

Paul Lato Syrah - Huge scores!!

2012 Paul Lato Syrah "Il Padrino" Bien Nacido Vineyard...$99.99
More masculine (about as masculine as any of Paul’s wines get? which isn’t very masculine), the 2012 Syrah Il Padrino Bien Nacido Vineyard (100% Syrah aged in 85% new French oak) had loads of creme de cassis, wood smoke, cracked pepper, salty minerality and ground herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, pure and overall fresh profile on the palate. It’s the incredible purity of fruit that really sets this apart. Also showing building, finely polished tannin on the finish, give this smoking Syrah another year or so and drink it through 2027.
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate

2012 Paul Lato Syrah "Cinematique" Larner Vineyard...$89.99
On another level, the 2012 Syrah Cinematique Larner Vineyard (92.5% Syrah, 5% Viognier and 2.5% Grenache aged in 50% new French oak) has an incredible perfume of sweet blackberry, raspberry, crushed violets, coffee bean and bay leaf to go with a medium to full-bodied, silky, seamless and ethereally textured profile on the palate. Picking up plenty of fine tannin with time in the glass, this is a gorgeously pure, layered and multi-dimensional Syrah that will benefit from short-term cellaring, and have 15 years or more of ultimate longevity. It’s not a blockbuster, yet excels on its balanced, seamlessness and purity.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

"reminiscent of a great vintage of Petrus" - Robert Parker

2010 Gundlach Bundschu Merlot Heritage Selection...$79.99
The 2010 Merlot Heritage Collection displays a strikingly dense ruby/purple color as well as a tremendous bouquet of cassis, mocha and black cherries vaguely reminiscent of a great vintage of Petrus. No kidding! Full-bodied, powerful and rich, this 100-case cuvee tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. A stunning effort, it is as great a Merlot as one will find in Northern California. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advcoate

Cakebread Merlot

2010 Cakebread Merlot Napa Valley...$59.99
The ripe, earthy, black cherry, dark plum and blackcurrant aromas of our 2010 Napa Valley Merlot introduce a palate full of rich plum, pomegranate and dark cherry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the wine’s long, fruitful finish. Boasting vibrant, concentrated flavors, fine tannins and good balancing acidity, this beautifully structured wine is alluring now, but will develop even greater richness and complexity with another 2-3 years of bottle age.

Rock Hill Cheese Feature: Sartori Bella Vitano Espresso

Rock Hill Cheese Feature:
come in for a taste, cut fresh to order (as we have been doing for 33 years)

Sartori Bella Vitano Espresso
As a delicious treat for your breakfast or dessert, we hand-rub freshly roasted espresso into sweet, sugary BellaVitano wheels aged to creamy perfection. We thank our artisan craft-roasting friends for getting up early to make the coffee — and helping us open the judges’ eyes at the World Cheese Awards this year.

Another Great 2012 Cab - Mount Veeder!

Another great 2012 Napa Vally Cabernet!

2012 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley...$25.99
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, and 1% Cabernet Franc
Deep ruby in color with aromas of deep cherry, plum, and vanilla intertwined with beautiful hints of anise and caramel. Additional notes of dark chocolate and cassis linger on the nose. Flavors of dark cherry and berry pie combine with hints of rosemary and bay, perfectly complementing complex notes of allspice and vanilla. A smooth, seamlessly integrated palate with rich structure and mountain personality.
"Smooth and ripe with juicy berry fruit and intense notes of tobacco, mocha and spice; tangy and balanced with length and depth."

Rated 92/100 Tasting Panel

WOW - Wine of the Week - La Noble Chardonnay

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 - La Noble Chadonnay
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday February 28 - from 11am-4pm

2013 La Noble Chardonnay...$12.99
Fermented in stainless steel tanks, at cool, controlled temperatures. Aged "sur lie" until bottling. This is a store favorite unoaked 100% Chardonnay. Fresh peach and pear aromas on the nose, with a subtle hint of acacia. Lush yet lively - a beautifully balanced Chardonnay.
Serve With: A perfect aperitif, it will accompany a wide variety of food including creamy pasta dishes and fish, poultry and pork. We have been selling this wine for 15+ years now and is still one of the best buys in unoaked Chardonnay. Importer Dan Kravitz blends the wine himself each year to maintain the style. “Kravitz still has a knack for finding good wines at great prices” – Robert Parker, Parker on Wine, BusinessWeek,

Friday, February 27, 2015

Stone Old Guardian Extra Hoppy!

Will get online tomorrow!

In stock now!

Stone Old Guardian Extra Hoppy 
2015 Odd Year Release...$7.49 / 22oz
Barley wines are traditionally hefty brews, but ours is downright excessive. The huge maltiness of this beer is only tamed by an equally prodigious addition of hops, creating a rich, slightly sweet, caramel-hued ale infused with assertive bitterness and bright hop notes, all culminating in a pleasing dryness. While it will evolve into an even more glorious brew with age, this beer's delicious onslaught of flavors will seriously challenge your ability to wait any longer to drink it.

90 Points and only $6.99

Do not miss this one - only 12 cases available at Forsyth right now!

2008 Catedral Reserva Dao...$6.99
Mint and red-fruit aromas dominate this classic Dão wine, with its firm tannins and mineral structure. Spice, toast and dark-berry flavors give a feeling of weight to a wine that demands to be paired with rich red meats.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Distilled Beer!

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Distilled...$47.99 / 375ml
40% ABV
Traditional Frankonian Beer Spirit distilled from Schlenkerla Smoke Beer and matured on Schlenkerla smoked malt for several months.

Aventinus Edelbrand Distilled...$51.99 / 750ml
Aged for 3 years in Michel Couvre Whiskey Barrels
"Edelster Aventinus in its distilled form maintains its beautiful banana and dark strawberry nose combined with black peppery hop spice and hints of basil and clove. Its smooth, sticky mouthfeel compliments the fruity malt sweetness (strawberry/ pear/banana becoming vanilla) in perfect balance with the acidity and black-pepper bitterness."

Guinness Potato Chips

Burts Guinness Potato Chips...$1.59 / 1.5 oz bag
We’ve hand cooked quality potatoes to crisp perfection, before evenly flavouring them with a unique blend of roasted barley and hops. The result is a mouth-watering crisp with the bitter sweet flavour of the iconic Irish stout.

John Wayne's Duke Bourbon!!

Only 18 bottles available at this point!
Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon...$29.99
The Style of DUKE Bourbon was inspired by bottles from John Wayne’s personal whiskey collection, preserved for over 50 years and only recently discovered.

Meticulously blended to reflect The Duke’s preferred whiskey flavor profile from tasting notes left behind during the time he was planning his own distillery.

Distilled the old-fashioned way; hand crafted in small batches and aged in new hand built heavily charred American Oak barrels. A selection of 5 to 10 year old whiskeys are chosen barrel by barrel and blended by hand before the DUKE Bourbon reaches the bottle, and ultimately, you.

Beer Tasting - Friday Night

Beer Tasting

Friday, February 27, from 4-6pm

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

  • Gale's Prize Old Ale 1997 (taste an 18 year old beer)
  • Uinta Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Cockeyed Cooper
  • inta Brewing Sea Legs Baltic Porter
  • Uinta Brewing Dubhe Imperial Black IPA
  • BAIRD / ISHII / STONE Stone Green Tea IPA

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO

  • Original Sin Cherry Tree Cider
  • Rogue VooDoo Donut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale
  • Public House Elusive IPA

Age your own whiskey or beer!

BACK IN STOCK now at Forsyth

Great gifts or for yourself.
Oak Barrel...$31.99 / 2 liter

Oak Barrel...$54.99 / 5 liter
They come with the stand, plug, and spigot. 

Brand new hand made oak wine barrels carved from white oak and built using the best oak barrel making techniques. Oak wine barrels are medium charred on the inside.

Ideal for use as a whisky barrel, wine barrel or as wedding and other decorative barrels.

All oak wine barrels are individually hand made by expert artisans and do not contain wax, paint or glue on the inside. Our oak wine barrels are sealed naturally by filling them with water which expands the wooden oak staves sealing any leaks.

These oak wine barrels are the perfect addition for your personal use in aging/storing whiskey, wines, rum, beer, liquors etc.

We have included a copy of the instructions with each barrel.

Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout

Available now at Forsyth on the shelf, no more reservations.


Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate Stout...$15.99 / 750ml
17 is an Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves. This hearty stout boasts 10% ABV and big chocolate aromas and flavors with a hint of fresh mint. This beer is perfect for the last cold months of the winter. However, it may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.

ABV: 10%

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New from Forty Creek

Forty Creek Copper Pot Whisky...$23.99
Forty Creek Copper Pot Whisky is made in the same award winning style as Barrel Select, by renowned whisky maker John Hall.   The difference is that Forty Creek Copper Pot is amped up in flavour delivering a deeper and richer taste profile.   Patient extra ageing takes place in white oak barrels, and careful selection of whisky stocks. Copper Pot is bottled at 43% alc./vol. to complement the depth of flavours in this bold whisky.

Tasting Notes
Deep copper (amber) colour. Bold aromas of toffee, nuts and spice. Dried stone fruits follow through on a smooth, supple entry. Full bodied with rich brown spice notes and hints of marmalade. Finishes with a long, sensual fade. A whisky worthy savouring.

Awards & Accolades
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2014
Gold Medal, Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014
Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2013

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve...$49.99

Notes from John Hall, Whisky Maker
I have worked with many types of oak barrels, first as a wine maker and then as a whisky maker. Every wood, whether it is from a bourbon barrel, port barrel, sherry cask, French, Balkan or American oak, creates a distinctive taste expression. As a proud Canadian whisky maker, I have always been curious what a Canadian whisky would taste like aged in a Canadian oak barrel, because most Canadian whiskies are aged in American oak.

To my delight, I discovered some massive Canadian white oak trees that were growing only 40 miles from the distillery! They must have started growing just before Confederation in 1867 because they were 4 feet in diameter and over 150 years old. The selected trees were harvested from a sustainably managed forest employing the principle of “no tree before its time.” This forest has a mixture of young trees coming up in the understory, mature trees in full productive vigor, and old trees whose growth has slowed. These older trees block sunlight and rainfall from the younger trees and when over-matured, need to be removed.

I thought I could give them a second career as whisky barrels. Canadian and American white oak trees are the same species. However, the cooler growing conditions in Canada result in slower growing trees that are more dense than their American counterparts. Consequently, the aromas and flavour profiles of Canadian oak are very different due to the Canadian terroir.  This is truly an iconic whisky. Canadian whisky, aged in Canadian oak barrels, harvested from trees that first rooted themselves in Canadian soil 150 years ago during Confederation.

Tasting Notes
Forty Creek Confederation Oak is the colour of old gold and is a very full bodied whisky. To the nose it is a big whisky with constantly evolving aromas and flavours. Beginning with a maple-raisin-vanilla-fig, layers of praline, banana, butter cream, honeyed nuts, marzipan, spice and orange blossoms. As it lingers, dark dried fruits and anise evolve. On the palate it has a very rich entry; soft, round and dry. Full bodied with vanilla, butter cream and pepper spice which is nicely framed with oak, walnut and smoke. An exceptional finish that has great depth. A long lingering finish with fading spice and white pepper. Excellent balance and vibrant flavour. A whisky to sip and cherish.

Forty Creek Confederation Oak is perhaps the finest Canadian Whisky I have ever tasted. It is an outstanding whisky achieving classic status. We love the whisky’s creamy texture, along with its gentle sweetness and lovely fruit. Both distinctive and very drinkable, it’s an outstanding effort!”  -- John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine
Awards & Accolades
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2014 - NEW
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2013
Gold Medal, Canadian Whisky Awards, 2012

Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve...$46.99

Notes from John Hall, Whisky Maker
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase some outstanding bourbon barrels from Kentucky. These barrels are excellent for ageing whiskies because they are “seasoned”. This means most of the fresh harsh oak tannins have been removed and what remains is all the good stuff, such as the softer oak tannins, wood vanillas, sugars and the toasty, smokey, spicy aromas, as well as the caramelized flavours from the heavy charring of the inside of the barrel.

After ageing my rye, barley and corn whiskies in their own special barrels, I decided to bring them together as a meritage, and placed the three whiskies into the bourbon barrels. This double barreling allowed the whiskies to hang out together and take on the subtle qualities offered by the bourbon barrels to enhance the finishing of the whisky.

Tasting Notes
Forty Creek Double Barrel has a wonderful golden roasted aroma filled with deep vanilla notes and highlighted with toasted spice, pecan and walnuts. There is a caramelized creaminess to the flavour with a rich spice that lifts it off the tongue. The finish is very smooth, mellow and extra long.

Awards & Accolades
Gold Medal, Beverage Testing Institute, 2014 - NEW
Gold Medal, Wizards of Whisky Awards 2014 - NEW
Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 - NEW
Best Wood Expression, Gold,International Whisky Competition 2013, Chicago

Jefferson Chef's Collaboration

New batch in stock...

Jefferson Chef's Collaboration...$39.99
"Ridiculously Small Batch"
"a marriage or rare barrels of Bourbon and Rye"
Chef’s Collaboration - A late night spent tasting some of chef Edward Lee’s culinary creations led Trey to the idea that someone should blend a bourbon that would pair well with the bold flavors in chef Lee’s cookbook and other modern cuisine. Without hesitation, Trey and Ed set forth. The result is a blend with a spicy upfront and a fruity finish, enhanced by the addition of rye whiskey into the mix. Perfect with meals, for mixing cocktails or simply drinking neat.

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2011 Anniversary Ale

Back in stock
This is a limited release for J.W. Lees 25th Anniversary.
Bottled in 750ml bottle- more just arrived

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."