Misc. Spirits

Aggazzoti Nocino Riserva Notte di San Giovanni 750ml

The best Nocino ever, the Aggazzotti is rich, spicy, sweet and bitter, remarkably complex and delicious. Aged in glass demi-johns for 4 years, this walnut liqueur would be a perfect ending to your holiday dinner.

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Balcones Rumble 47%

A Texas Wildflower Honey, Turbinado Sugar and Mission Fig Spirit

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Bosca, Giovanni Cardamaro

Made in the Piedmont region of Italy, the base for Cardamaro is wine as opposed to neutral grain spirit. It is then flavored with cardoon, a relative of the artichoke, and blessed thistle among other herbs and spices. In the glass it is light brown and shares a slightly oxidative note similar to Madeira. Mountain herbs, citrus, brown sugar, and cinnamon come to mind on the nose, and the palate is lighter, pleasantly sweet with hints of toasted hazelnut and citrus. Favored by bartenders for its softer, more aromatic style, it is excellent in a wide array of cocktails and fantastic on its own. It’s also an excellent value! Tim Gagnon

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Byrrh, Violet Frères Grand Quinquina 375ml

Pronounced 'Beer', this is a unique tonic with roots in the Languedoc region of south-west France. Local red wine is infused with 10 botanicals, most apparent of which is the bitter quinine bark. Fans of vintage advertising should seach for Byrrh posters and they will be rewarded with over 100 years of signage, including rich Art Nouveau images.  The beverage itself should be enjoyed chilled, on its own or with soda water and a twist; it could also make a good addition to a Negroni or other classic coctails. JR

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Caffo Calabria Vecchio Amaro del Capo 750ml

This is quite dry with lovely citrus notes to balance the bitterness. cb One of the best values in Amaro. Caffo has bright Calabrian citrus flavors and classic herbal bitter flavors. Fantastic on its own, but dangerously drinkable in seltzer. JR

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Carpano Vermouth Antica Formula 1 Liter

An approximation of Signor Carpano's original 1786 recipe, many call this the Cadillac of red vermouth. Intense flavors of raisin and vanilla meld over a note of anise in the background. Upon further investigation, flavors of orange peel contribute to the rich medley of caramel and fruits. Raise your mixed drinks to the next level, or just relax with a touch of this and an orange peel. JR

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Delaware Phoenix Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure 375ml

Our favorite absinthe is now available in a traveler size! Delaware Phoenix is the passion-driven distillery owned and operated by Cheryl Lins. She started making the first traditional absinthes in New York in the town of Walton in a tiny pot still. The results are superb, and compare favorably with Europe's best. The "Meadow of Love" adds violet to the classic herbal cocktail, and has a drier profile than many other absinthes.

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Delaware Phoenix Walton Waters Absinthe Superieure

Delaware Phoenix is the passion-driven distillery owned and operated by Cheryl Lins.  She started making the first traditional Absinthes in New York in the town of Walton on a tiny pot still.  The results are superb, and compare favorably with Europe's best.  The "Walton Waters" bottling is distilled with the classic herbs: Grand wormwood, Anise, Florence Fennel, Roman wormwood, Lemon balm, and Lemon Thyme.  The spirits are high proof (136) and should be diluted with three to five parts ice cold water.  JR

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Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Dry 375ml

Perhaps the benchmark for dry french Vermouth. Both complex and subtle, with floral and herbal flavors derived from the 54 or so secret ingredients. The first Vermouth I reach for when making a Martini, and an excellent drink on ice. JR

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Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Dry 750ml

Perhaps the benchmark for dry french Vermouth. Both complex and subtle, with floral and herbal flavors derived from the 54 or so secret ingredients. The first Vermouth I reach for when making a Martini, and an excellent drink on ice. JR

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Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Chinato Etichetta Rossa 1 L

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Michelberger Forest Krauterlikor 750ml

Here we have a very amaro-esque bitter with a Teutonic twist. The botanical recipe skews toward rich and soothing, and to create the complex, spicy flavor gentian root, juniper, coriander, vanilla, angelica root, star anise, clove, violet root, lemon balm, cinnamon bark and orange peel are macerated for four weeks in a sugar and beet alcohol solution. Forest is the perfect stand-in for an amaro or brandy at the end of a meal. The complexity and slight sweetness also make it a fantastic ingredient in cocktails calling for red vermouth. John Rankin

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Michelberger Mountain Krauterspirituose 750ml

This is a delicious, bracing, alpine-style aperitif from the heart of Berlin. In order to make this invigorating, herbal cocktail, Michelberger combines lemon peel, juniper, coriander, peppermint, lemon balm, cardamom, fennel, sage, anise seed, orris root, thyme and caraway seed in a solution of beet sugar spirit. This is double distilled in traditional pot stills, and then mellowed in earthenware pots before being bottled. Served ice-cold, this would be a great way to start a dinner or end a night. John Rankin

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Miro Vermouth de Reus Extra Dry 1 L

From the famed vermouth-producing city of Reus, just southwest of Barcelona, Miro is just what I’ve been looking for to make the ultimate Martini. Made from a base wine of Airen and Macabeo with herbs and wormwood sourced from the Pyrenees Mountains, it is exceptionally dry (no sugar added!) and exhibits all of the piquant, herbal, and briny notes of olives. This is no doubt the reason it works so well in a Martini, but there are compelling wormwood-forward notes along with a touch of spice, bracing acidity, and minerality that make it a perfect aperitif. Seriously delicious! Tim Gagnon

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Nux Alpina (Purkhart) Walnut Liqueur 375ml

A longstanding tradition throughout the Alps is the annual production of a rich and aromatic walnut liqueur. Each summer the family picks fresh green walnuts from wild stands of the delicate “Weinsberg” variety near the village of Sankt Peter in der Au. These walnuts steep for months in Weinbrand (a grape brandy) and for the last month with a variety of spices and alpine botanicals. For three generations the Purkhart family has produced this all-natural walnut liqueur from the same family recipe, renowned for its balance and exceptionally smooth finish.

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  • anise liqueur
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Pernot Sapins Liqueur Traditionnelle (40%) 1 Liter

This newly imported electric green liqueur caught us all by surprise. It’s an herbal apéritif with bitter botanical and fresh mint flavors—think Chartreuse with an added pine-y kick—from the Franche-Comté, a region famous for absinthe production. Sapins’ distinctive evergreen quality comes from the addition of young fir buds to the other macerating components. The spirit is delicious as a digestive, but one could add it to seltzer and ice for a refreshing long drink.  JR

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Riccadonna Bianco Americano 1 Liter

We’ll admit that we’re only familiar with fresh releases of Americano, so it comes as no surprise that this blew us away. All of the lovely herbaceous and bitter character of Americano have melded into a richly textured drink that is absolutely delicious served chilled on its own. If you’re a fan of Vergano, Cocchi or even Lillet, you should absolutely try this! John Rankin

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Rovero Barolo Chinato 500ml

Chinato – an aromatized and fortified wine usually based on Barolo – has created quite a stir around the store. We’ve always loved Cappellano’s, and tried a few others here and there, but an offer of many vintage Chinatos illuminated the fact that these spirits show quite well when cellared like their mother-wine Barolo. The intense, bitter, quinine bark flavors mellow and become a more harmonious part of the drink. Also, like world class dessert wines, the sugar becomes less “sweet” tasting and shows more rich-bodied character. Which brings us to Rovero’s delicious Barolo Chinato. For under $35 a bottle, I’d highly recommend stashing a couple of these away for a later after-dinner surprise. It may not be the Technicolor, herbal rollercoaster that Cappellano is, but it’s a very fine stand-in at an incredible price. John Rankin

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St. Agrestis New York Amaro 750ml

Sommeliers Nicholas Finger and Fairlie McCollough started St. Agrestis in 2014 after a three month trip through Italy solidified their love for traditional, regional Amari. Everything is done in their warehouse in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY from the maceration of organic herbs, roots, and citrus in neutral base spirit to the short-term aging in whiskey barrels (sourced from the Van Brunt distillery in Brooklyn), and the addition of organic cane sugar followed by bottling and labeling. The sugar rounds out the classic bitter components of this Amaro making for an easy going yet complex and balanced digestif that begs to be consumed after dinner this Thanksgiving! Tim Gagnon

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St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram 375ml

From its origins in the tropical hills and valleys of Jamaica, the allspice berry has for generations been prized for its exceptional tastes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg and a pepper note that dazzles the palate. The allspice liqueur, known in classic cocktails as "Pimento Dram," brings together the fine pot-still rum and classic allspice berries of Jamaica. Enjoy St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram in classic cocktails, Wassail and other punches, mulled wine, continental and island cuisine.

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Terres Rouges Salers Apéritf La Bounoux 750ml

Salers is a fascinating elixir from the Massif Centrale. The bark of yellow gentian is steeped in alcohol with a secret recipe of other herbs to create an earthy beverage with tons of local character. Yellow gentian grows best at high elevation on volcanic soils, as is the case for gentian grown around the Auvergne and used here. Locally, Salers in enjoyed with ice as an apéritif, but there are many modern cocktail recipes that call for it as well. JR

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Varnelli Amaro dell'Erborista 1 Liter

This is the most powerful Amaro I have ever tried. To drink it is to experience a brisk and bracing shock of mountain roots and herbs. The flavors are intense enough to make one’s whole mouth tingle, and the experience lasts for several minutes. As a warning, it must be said that this tonic is brutally dry, rich, and smoky. One could tackle a glass neat after dinner, or a splash could go a long way in creating unique cocktails. This tonic is made with botanicals that are smoked prior to maceration, and mountain honey is used (extremely sparingly) as a sweetener. For the adventurous there is nothing else quite like it! JR

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Varnelli Caffe Moka 1 L

Looking for something sweet for after dinner? Look no further! Made from real Italian espresso according to the traditional recipe of the Varnelli family, this liqueur has decadent aromas of roasted espresso beans, vanilla, and sweet spice accompanied by tobacco, cocoa nibs, and wildflower honey. The palate is sumptuous, yet balanced, with persistent espresso character. Try it on its own, or add a splash to your coffee! Tim Gagnon

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Varnelli L'Anice Secco Speciale 1 Liter 46%

In Italy Varnelli is eponymous with this delicious Anise liqueur. Locally, Varnelli is splashed over espresso. The bottle says secco, but there is a touch of sweetness to the spirit that tempers the intensity of the anise flavor. This stuff makes your average Sambuca look like overly sugary candy water. There is a secret proprietary method for distilling the aniseed that remarkably preserves the anise’s medicinal quality and depth of flavor. The spirit is not bitter, but is still reported by the distillery to aid with digestion. JR

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Varnelli Punch Fantasia 1 Liter 35%

Punch is a lighthearted rum liqueur with a hint of mandarin orange and spices. Traditionally this should be served warm, undiluted, and garnished with citrus, but intrepid home bartenders could find lots of applications especially as a sweetening agent in cocktails or punches. Different and delicious! JR

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Vergano Vino Aromatizzato Americano (Grignolino)

Mauro Vergano started making Chinato as a hobby. A few years ago he turned pro, and now we can buy his elixirs here in the States. The Americano features Grignolino grapes supplied by one of our favorite Piedmont producers, Cascina 'Tavijn. Mauro serves this apéritif with sparkling water, ice and a slice of orange peel. We suggest that you do the same. JR

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Zucca Rabarbaro 1970s L

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  • $49.99