Rozak Estate Syrah 2007Dark and extracted, this brooding purple youngster displays aromatics of rare roast beef, graphite, asphalt, flowers and roasted dark fruits. Black cherry, olives, pepper and minerals round out the long complex finish. Unfined and unfilitered.
Cooperstown Distillery Abner Doubleday Classic American WhiskeyOur classic whiskey is done in a traditional bourbon style with a mash bill of predominantly corn, rye, and malted barley. This beautiful handmade whiskey has been aged for 10 months in used American oak bourbon barrels. With a bit of allspice in the nose, it has picked up subtle traces of vanilla and caramel in the finish, and is bottled in our Abner Doubleday baseball bottle. Done in a lighter style at 90 proof it it is a remarkably smooth drinking whiskey.
Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014This Cabernet embodies an enticing array of ripe red and black plum, intermixed with notes of fresh red cherry. Characteristic of the appellation and 2014 vintage, the nose offers spiced potpourri with a touch of raspberry preserves.
Chateau L'Etoile Chardonnay 2014Beautiful Chardonnay in a traditional oxidative style. Gorgeous minerality with a distinct nuttiness. Etoile is the appellation, as well as the name of the chateau. (The name comes from the star shaped fossils in the soil.) Like some other Jura whites it can be aged without topping up the barrels, giving the classic nuttiness. It remains fresh and light, and utterly distinctive. Try it with chicken in cream sauce or Persian royal rice and you'll thank us forever.
Balcones Texas Single Malt WhiskyA wine of golden yellow hints; a full, robust palate with notes of lemon and orange. Matched fish and seafood, white meats and traditional Mediterranean vegetarian casseroles.
Domaine Des Gerbeaux Pouilly-Fuisse 2015These are generous, fruit-laden wines characterised by grapefruit and mineral flavours that can hold their own against much of the fancy Côte de Beaune.
Chivas Regal Blended Scotch Whisky 25 year oldChivas Regal 25 Year Old Original is a rare and exclusive blend of the finest Scotch whiskies, available only as a strictly limited release in individually numbered bottles. Colour: Rich Gold. Nose: Enticing fruity aromas of sweet orange and peach are followed by notes of marzipan and nuts. Taste: Hints of rich milk chocolate orange, and a fondant creaminess. Finish: Smooth, rounded and luxuriously long finish.
Argiano Non Confunditur 2014NC is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah andSangiovese reveals an exciting potency, with the innate gentleness of Merlot creating a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavour of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah. The result is a generous, rounded red wine, destined for short to medium ageing, with delicious aromas of currants and generous fruit flavours, versatile enough to develop in greater depth during long months in the bottle.
Ancient Peaks Merlot 2014The 2014 Merlot delivers rich black and red fruit aromas with intriguing hints of cedar, mocha and eucalyptus. The palate is juicy and rounded, offering a flavor tapestry of black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and brown spice. Firm tannins and luscious acidity take this Merlot to the next level, finishing with a refined heft that is rooted in its Margarita Vineyard terroir. Pairing: The 2014 vintage appeals to classic Merlot pairings while also holding its own against heavier weight dishes. Recommended matches included pan-seared duck breast, bacon- wrapped filet mignon, grilled veal chops and pasta with savory lamb ragu.
Bodega Noemia de Patagonia A Lisa 2014A dense violet and plum color, with a bouquet of dark berries, cherry, minerals, and cocoa. Medium-bodied with an excellent structure, notes of cherry and cassis; with balanced, persistent tannins. Food Pairing: A flexible wine that can be served by the glass on its own; pairs well with pasta, fish, white meats and red meats.
Jack Ryan Beggars Bush Single Malt Irish Whiskey 12 year oldJack Ryan 'Beggars Bush' Single Malt Irish Whiskey 46% has been aged for 12 years, with no chill filtration, allowing the true flavours of the whiskey to be retained. The whiskey has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels hand-picked by the family themselves, to deliver a unique taste. The golden amber glow and nose of sweet, oaky vanilla, sets you up for a delicious mouthful of silky, honey sweetness with a long, warm-hearted, lingering, spicy finish.
WhistlePig The Boss Hog 3rd Edition Single Barrel Rye Whiskey 14 year oldThe name says it all. This is our biggest, most profound whiskey. For the Boss Hog in us all. Made with 100% Rye, this 3rd Edition of Boss Hog, The Independent, is a celebration of the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. Triple-barreled in New American Oak, and then spent Bourbon casks, it goes on to be the first Rye Whiskey ever finished in Hogshead barrels: 250 liter Scotch casks, some of the largest barrels in the business, which were comprehensively refitted with new American oak heads. With only 30 barrels produced at an average of 125 proof, this edition of Boss Hog is extremely rare. The result is extraordinary. A fine balance between rippling power and delicate nuance. There's nothing else like it. Nose: Oak and vanilla are predominant on the nose, with undertones of mint, caramel and baking spice. Palate: Warm and bold, with lots of spices. Very faint hints of peat and smoke. Slightly earthy.
Villa Symposia l'Equilibre 2013Villa Symposia was founded in 2003. The goal is to become more accurate in choosing to develop deep and rich wines, with respect for the authenticity Languedoc.
The Arran Malt Single Malt Scotch Whisky 14 year oldColour: Sunset Copper Nose: Dried fruits, vanilla and toffee up front. With a little water a salty tang appears, with caramelised fruits inidicating a depth of flavour. Palate: An initial burst of brine leads onto warming toffee appleas and hazlenuts. This is followed by dates, chocolate orange and spiced tea cake. The mouthfeel is overwhelmingly rich and weighty. Finish: a A trademark Arran finish with cinnamon spices leading back to where the experience began, with a classic island-style salty wave balancing the sweet-fruit of the palate.
Bertani Secco-Bertani Original Vintage Edition 2012Dark ruby core, red to platinum rim. Bouquet of plum, cocoa powder, cherry cordial. Dried aromatic herbs. Sour cherry palate, black tea and cherry pit. Dusty tannin profile with mid-palate grip and a generous coffee bean finish. Alcohol and acid are moderate and balanced. Good concentration. Pure and linear. Lovely old-vine complexity though it seems youthful at this point. Dry, well-balanced with a pleasing hint of freshness in its lingering finish. Secco-Bertani has been in continuous production for over 150 years and is rightly extolled as the "grandfather" of Veronese wines. Secco-Bertani "Vintage Edition" is our tribute to the past as a way of enriching the present. It is an opportunity to rediscover a time period by taking a leap back to the past. Secco-Bertani created the Verona style of wine-making, well before Amarone and Ripasso, by using the best technology and the best grapes available at the time. That is why Bertani is the only company that can convincingly create a Vintage Edition by drawing inspiration from its own tradition.
von Strasser Rudy Pinot Noir 2013Using some of the finest fog swept Monterey Pinot Noir grown, Rudy's 2013 namesake is a madly tasty wine that's worth checking out before it runs out. Follow us into one of the sweetest spots for Pinot Noir in all of CA, where names like Talbott and Sleepy Hollow helped set the bar fairly high. Go Rudy.
Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015Color: Ruby red. Bouquet: Red fruit with notes of spices, white pepper and anise. Flavor: Balanced with bright fruit. Pairings: Pairs well with pizza, pastas with simple sauces, sausage, ham, charcuterie and spicy dishes.
Neudorf Vineyards Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014Without wishing to enter into a neighbourhood debate, we do aim to create Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of maturity. Playing to our regional dfference of cool, ripe fruit and oral characters, supported with fine acidity, we work with a touch of neutral oak and lees complexity to get beyond the land of overwhelming fruit to a place where adults live. The Neudorf house style con nues with the 2014 vintage - dry, but luscious with textural interest and the ability to age. A pastiche of fruits; guava, feijoas, nectarines lifted by Asian notes of lemongrass and kaffir lime against a background of warm crusty bread. Subtle oak handling fills out the palate creating a wine of elegance, intensity and verve. It may be dry but the palate is plump and flows easily. It also ages well, a characteristic not always understood by a market which continues to see Sauvignon as an antipodean version of Beaujolais nouveau. Low cropping fruit from Maggie's Block was fermented in older barrels for added richness, texture and complexity. Living in Nelson, I could say we drink it with those first raw scallops, fresh from the dredge, awash with sea water. But quite simply it is the very best wine with fish and chips, vegetarian foods, and a setting sun.
Eikendal Vineyards Charisma 2013Rhône meets Spain meets Italy! New world, fruit driven, upfront style. Intense fruit on nose which follows through to the pallet. Silky tannins with a hint of sweetness ensure a smooth wine with delicious juicy fruit. Exuding classic violets and spice nuances, the Shiraz lends a clean, fresh structure to the wine, whilst the Petit Verdot adds black fruit, spice and spunk to the blend, and the Sangiovese the final, refined touches with its clean fruit and smack of tomato paste.
Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay 2004Our 2004 Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay opens with toasty, buttery scents from barrel and malolactic fermentation. As the wine airs, lovely fresh pear, Fuji apple and ripe melon scents emerge, with subtle mineral tones adding intrigue. Lushly textured, with a silky viscosity, the creamy palate offers layered pear, apple and melon fruit flavors enriched by toasty oak tones and a hint of baked bread in the wine's long, luxurious finish. Wonderfully concentrated and beautifully balanced, this superb Napa Valley Chardonnay will continue developing in the bottle for another 5-8 years.
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Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Irish WhiskeyOur Flagship Irish whiskey and our attempt to create the most interesting Blended Irish whiskey. This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavour unique to Irish whiskey. Nose: An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of Rum. Taste: While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue. Finish: Slightly moorish, sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones.
Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyArtfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden's® is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden's® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only 'rule' to enjoying our Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly. Color: Golden amber. Aroma: Spice, tea, hint of peppermint. Taste: Spicy, peppery, honey, light-bodied, gentle bite. Finish: Dry, clean, brief.
Laws Whiskey House A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon WhiskeyA four grain Bourbon must follow all the rules of a Bourbon, but it contains all three typical flavor grains that accentuate the corn base: barley, wheat and rye. To achieve such an uncommon expression of bourbon takes skill. These four "American mother grains" are painstakingly combined in exacting ratio in our cooker coming together to create a highly complex and flavorful whiskey. The results showcase the flavor of each grain without compromising balance. We slowly distill our four grain sour mash to coax out the delicate spirit. Whiskey with this level of character can only be made by hand. Again, no shortcuts. Yes, Four Grain Straight Bourbon is a more difficult whiskey to make, but it is well worth it.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey 10 year oldWhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey is a 100 proof, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for a minimum of ten years in oak barrels. The whiskey was discovered by Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, who spent over a year on an exhaustive search of North America for the best rye whiskey, and he believes that it embodies the perfect combination of proof, percent, and age -- hitting what he calls "the sweet spot" in all three categories. WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey is hand bottled at the WhistlePig Farm Distillery in Shoreham, Vermont.
Dewar's Signature Blended Scotch WhiskyDewar's Signature is the culmination of more than 150 years of blending tradition, yet few will ever be privileged to experience a whisky this sublime, this rarefied and this complex. At the heart of this blend is Aberfeldy Single Malt, aged beyond its years, adding distinction and maturity to the other fine and rare whiskies specially selected for our 'signature' style. Color: Deep golden amber. Nose: Sweet and balanced. Rich, fruity mellow notes of sultanas, raisins, apples and honey with vanilla and toffee overtones. Palate: Sweet and smooth with a full bodied creamy texture and mouth warming effect. Body: Full bodied. Finish: Long and pleasant with a slightly dry finish.