Very exciting tasting with some rare and different spirits
Wednesday, September 29 - Haus Alpenz
Eric Seed from Haus Alpenz
Haus Alpenz is an importer of some of the finest Spirits from all over the world.
Read more about the spirits of Haus Alpenz
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
We will taste some very interesting spirits including --
Dolin Dry (neat)
Dolin Blanc (neat)
Cocchi Americano (mix with soda, ice, orange twist)
Hayman's Old Tom Gin (neat)
Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette (neat or with the prior pour gin)
Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum (neat)
Plus Eric Seed just emailed me and his bringing a very, very special treat...
I have not found out our price, but it sells for about $1,000-$1,100 a bottle online!!!!
(he will be pouring very small portions of this one)
We can special order the bottle, if you are interested in purchasing one. I will have our price soon. You know we will have the best price in the country!!
Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum
"On July 31st 1970, a 300 year old Royal Naval Tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon watch when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy - A day to be forever remembered as Black Tot Day....With the withdrawal of the Rum Ration, the British Royal Navy had little use for the remaining rum stocks which were filled into wicker clad stone flagons and transferred to HM Bonded warehouses where it lay undisturbed. Being only drawn upon for use in state occasions and Royal weddings. Each bottle of Black Tot Last Consignment contains the original Royal Naval Rum and was bottled from the original imperial gallon stone flagons into which it had been filled and sealed under HM Customs and excise supervision in December 1970"
You get to taste it now that it has been released after being undisturbed for 40 years!!
Check out their website
Rothman Creme de Violette Liqueur...$21.99 / 750ml
"The first true Creme de Violette available in over a decade, by request of bar specialists for classic cocktails such as the Aviation and Blue Moon and by sommeliers for champagne cocktails. Produced in Austria from the Queen Charlotte and March Violets found in the Alps. Elegant in its simplicity, this authentic Crème de Violette captures their fragrance, vibrant colors, and taste." -- importer
read more about Creme de Violette
Dolin Dry Vermouth....$12.99 / 750ml
"Made to the same set of recipes since 1821, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry has long been the benchmark for fine French Vermouth. Made with fine wines of the region and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambéry, together they impart a fresh and elegant nose, with a subtle and complex palate. Ideal as an aperitif or in cocktails. In the late 19th century, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry won medals in Paris, London, St. Louis and Philadelphia and in 1932 earned Chambéry France's only Appellation d’ Origine for Vermouth." -- importer
Cocchi Americano Aperitivo
Made to the same recipe since 1891, this extraordinary aperitif wine has long been a staple of Asti. On a base of Moscato di Asti is infused a blend of herbs, fruit and spices, most notably cinchona, gentian and citrus, and laid down for a year before being released. In Piemonte it is served chilled with ice, a twist of orange peel and a splash of soda to bring out all its natural aroma and fragrances. Outside of Italy it is revered as one of last great blanc/bianco aperitif wines, essential to a wide range of classic mixed drinks.Product of Italy. 16.5% Alc./Vol., 750ml
Hayman's Old Tom Gin...$20.99 / 750ml
Hayman's Old Tom Gin is a botanically intensive and delicately sweetened style of gin that delivers a balanced and well rounded flavor profile, resulting in a distinctive and authentic cocktail experience.
Popular in the 18th and 19th century, Old Tom Gin was specified in the recipes of numerous classic gin based cocktails. It provides a balance and nuance unique to its style.
Hayman Distillers is the longest serving family owned gin distiller in England. Hayman's Old Tom Gin is made under the careful supervision of Christopher Hayman with a recipe drawn from the family archives.
Smith and Cross Rum
This rum represents the distinctively flavorful and aromatic style that made Jamaica rum famous in the late 19th and early 20th century. Containing only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of exotic fruits and spice, it delivers a tour de force of flavour and complexity that historically made Jamaica rum a cornerstone of many classic drinks.
The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s oldest producers of sugar and spirits. Over time, the firm and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum, with extensive underground cellars along the river Thames.