In honor of Anthony Bourdain, we’ve selected the ingredients of the Negroni, one of his favorite libations. From Friday, June 11, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 10% of the sales of these items will be donated to Kitchen Angels. Bombay Sapphire Gin Aviation Gin Carpano Antica Dolin sweet vermouth Campari
New Spirit Arrivals at Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits in Santa FeUpcoming Spirit Events
Haus Alpenz products are once again available in New Mexico, and we are stocking our shelves with items you have been asking for: Dolin Vermouths de Chambery, Cocchi Vermouths from Italy, Rothman & Winter Austrian Fruit Liqueurs, and more.
This sultry whiskey comes to you from the Cowboy State. Wyoming Whiskey is an up-and-comer to keep an eye on. They are quickly becoming masters of the distilled gold that we call bourbon. New to the New Mexico market is their small-batch bourbon. Light honey/caramel in color, this bourbon excites the palate. Vanilla and caramel on the nose, when the first drop hits your taste buds, they will pick up hints of baking spices, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of cinnamon. This dry-drinking bourbon finishes with toffee and vanilla spices. Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits is pleased to be one... View Article
Introducing the world’s first mezquila. This brainchild, developed by legendary rocker Sammy Hagar and revolutionary pop idol Adam Levine, Mezquila is a blend of 50% Espadin mezcal and 50% Blue Weber tequila. The nose brings light, earthy, smoke with a hint of fruit. The palate is simply complex with pleasant smokiness on the front and hints of agave fruit, citrus and herbs. Mezquila finishes with gentle smoke and fruit. This new blend is proving to be very popular among tequila lovers and mezcal lovers alike.
Pasote Tequila is a new brand from Felipe Camarena. It comes from his distillery, El Pandillo, located in the Los Altos region of Jalisco. Anything that comes out of this cool distillery and made by Felipe (a mad-scientist master distiller!), is pretty much guaranteed to create some excitement. Pasote fulfills that promise. One of the innovative features that Felipe built into his distillery was the ability to capture rainwater, so it can be used for distillation. Pasote is made with 40% rainwater, and 60% spring water. Although agave—appropriately—tends to get a lot of the credit for the aromas and flavors... View Article
For years we’ve known about the amazing bourbons produced by the famed Willet Family Distilleries, but try as we might, we could not get them in New Mexico. Eventually, our persistence paid off and we’re proud to say one of our best boutique distributors now has made Willet Family products available at Susan’s. The Willet flagship whiskey is Noah’s Mill Bourbon. Once you taste this truly delightful bourbon, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever had anything less. Be cautious, though, as it’s bottled at near-cask-strength of 114.3 proof. But add a splash of water—just as the Willet’s recommend—and you probably won’t... View Article
Like its brother, Old Bardstown is another more popularly priced fine bourbon from Willet Family. This bourbon has a sweet, herbal nose with hints of citrus. Herbaceous, sweet fruit, vanilla get a ride on a layer of oak and earthiness to bring the palate to life. This amazing bourbon is available at $62.99.
A bit more popularly priced member of the newly available Willet Family whiskeys, Jonny Drum has a nose of sour apple, vanilla, and oak. The palate is a snowball rolling over fruits, vanilla, and spices, mixing them all together into an amazingly well-balanced, yet complex whiskey. Susan’s has this new arrival priced at $62.99.
Rowan’s Creek Bourbon, another member of the famed Willet Family of whiskeys newly available in New Mexico, brings caramel and vanilla layered on herbal notes to your olfactory senses. The mouthfeel starts oily, but finishes dry, while treating your palate to sweet caramel and vanilla, dusted in floral notes … finishing with hints of oak and a lingering spiciness that tantalizes the mouth, encouraging another taste. This limited-availability whiskey is on our shelves for $80.99.
With the arrival in New Mexico of the famed Willet Family Distillery whiskeys, comes this very popular Pot Still Reserve with its vanilla-lemon cake nose and balanced caramel, vanilla spice taste, with even a hint of citrus. This exceptional whiskey was produced and bottled on the Willet Family property and it’s presented in a unique bottle whose shape represents the pot still in which the nectar was produced. Our everyday price for this scarce bourbon—when it’s available—is $83.99.
This interesting gin is produced using carefully selected mixed grain and two spirits distilled from varieties of Mediterranean maquis Juniper berries and tomatoes. Exceptionally pure natural spring water from the Dolomites is used to assure a softer experience. Old copper stills are used in both traditional and artisanal distillations of the spirit. This gin is quite smooth, yet presents with sharp juniper berry notes followed by the original botanical features of a ripe tomato that invigorates the palate with its fragrant, refreshing and citrusy notes. We have this amazing gin on the shelf at $44.99 .
Finished with a hint of Cognac, this special edition of renowned Grey Goose is best enjoyed on the rocks in a fine snifter glass to appreciate its rich character and complex nose, with hints of white fruit blossom, plum, apricot, light citrus and wild honey, followed by a long, lingering finish. On the shelf for a modest $68.99.
This unrivalled single malt matures for at least 18 years in the highest quality, handpicked oak casks, which creates a radiant golden color and seductive floral and oaky aroma. Deeply layered and complex, this rich and vibrant whisky delivers beautifully intricate flavors of malted caramel, vanilla, and raisins and lingers with a long, sweet, and pleasantly spicy finish. Jim Murray picked this amazing whisky as the 2017 Scotch Whisky of the Year, and we have a limited supply available for $127.99—about $5 per standard one-ounce pour for this truly amazing 18-year old Scotch!
Crafted from 100% American yellow corn, Western Son Vodka is column distilled 10x’s in small batches, resulting in an extremely well balanced and smooth vodka. Susan’s has this high-quality spirit available in multiple flavors beyond the unflavored Texas vodka. Each is available now for $17.99. The Blueberry vodka has a juicy, ripe blackberry and raspberry aroma with a sweet and fresh blueberry cobbler taste. Enjoy it by adding fresh lemonade or by adding club soda. Prickly Pear has a freshly-picked cactus fruit and melon scent with a long, refreshing semi-sweet yet tart finish, hinting of wild strawberry, kiwi and ripe... View Article
Tequila Fortaleza is made the way tequila was made 150 years ago. Their use of old-world machinery and processes creates a very unique tequila experience. It is made from sweet, mineral-rich 100% Blue Agave that’s at least eight years old and grown in Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico. This agave is then slow cooked in an original stone oven for 36 hours. The cooked agave is then stone crushed using a two-ton volcanic stone called a tahona, pulled by an electric tractor that replaced the original mules. Although inefficient by modern standards, this traditional method is preferred by purists. Only a... View Article