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
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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
Our newest gin arrival comes to us from the curious mind of P.J. Rigney. “Through the years, Rigney has taken many journeys from the familiar into terra incognita. In time, those travels brought him to the wild and unspoilt landscape of Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland. “It was here that his curious mind, filled with the great oriental traditions of distilling fruit, herbs and botanicals, got to work. He created the Shed Distillery, with its medieval copper pot stills, and began a quest to fuse the oriental botanicals with the local Irish ones.” The result of this passionate exploration is Gunpowder... View Article
A few years back, Edinburgh’s head distiller David Wilkinson came up with an experiment; to create a gin using botanicals only found on the eastern coast of Scotland. Teaming up with a local botanist and some graduate students, they hit the coastline and turned up such unique flora as scurvy grass, ground ivy, and bladderwrack seaweed. The end result is a delicate, floral, gin with beautiful citrus and pink peppercorn notes.
This wheated bourbon from the folks at Heaven Hill Distillery claims one of those semi-mythical origins that seem to abound in the whiskey world. A young John Fitzgerald, the treasury agent of famous distiller Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle’s, used his keys to pilfer select barrels from the storehouse. Thus, all Fitzgerald whiskey include a stylized key or lock on the label. Myth or not the whiskey itself is quite real and quite good, with soft oak tannins bolstering a palate of leather, pepper, and tobacco in this beautiful little pour.
Known for his extremely long-aged tequilas, Enrique Fonseca’s Fuenteseca Cosecha offers a twist on his usual style. 2013 vintage, single field harvested agave is distilled into easily the most elegant silver tequila we have ever had. The rich, creamy palate offers candied papaya, baking spice, and sweet citrus.
Once an esoteric choice in spirits, mezcal is currently enjoying a sudden and powerful popularity stateside. Ilegal Mezcal is true to style: 100% espadin agave, slowly and lightly roasted, and bottled by hand. The unaged Joven has deep agave aromas with hints of green apple, citrus and white pepper. The four month old Reposado offers a velvety palate of caramelized pear and bitter orange with notes of clove, toffee, and subtle vanilla.
Gone far too long from our market, we once again have access to the specialty bottlings from the good people at Signatory. We currently have three stellar examples of their portfolio. From their 86 Proof Collection, we have the Caol Ila 2007, an eight year old expression with a beautiful smoky sweetness and hints of chocolate and cinnamon. The Dufftown 1997, from their Un-Chillfiltered Collection, delivers a ripe nose of classic Speyside notes: light and fruity pears and chestnuts with a subtle biscuity undertone. Lastly, from the Cask Strength Collection, the Ben Nevis 1991 is a robust 23 year old... View Article