Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

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Capovilla Grappa di Bassano 750ml

Capovilla spirits are truly labors of love. The Bassano bottling consists of pommace from a variety of grapes from Vicenza. The secret to the rich, broad flavors is the rare still that Vittorio Gianni Capovilla uses. Called a bain-marie still, it heats the pommace at low temperatures to maintain the grape flavors and not create the offensive, alcoholic tones that mars many more commercial Grappa productions. We are extremely happy that Jan d'Amore has decided to import these spirits, and strongly recommend that Grappa and Eau-de-vie fans try them. JR

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  • 5 in stock
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  • $54.99

Capovilla Moscato Fior d'Arancio 375ml

This is a single variety grappa bottling featuring the wonderfully aromatic "Uva Moscota Fior d'Arancio." Vittorio Gianni Capovilla uses his rare bain-marie still to slowly distill and preserve the lively honey and citrus qualities of the grape. Grappa fans will note the extreme purity and freshness of the spirit and applaud Jan d'Amore for bringing it to the American market. John Rankin

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Capovilla Riserva da Sigaro .375 ml (Arrives 10/1/19)

This a crazy one. This is grappa from Amarone grapes, distilled twice and then left to rest with tobacco leaves macerating in it. After that, it is distilled a third time (which essentially strips out all the nicotine) and then aged for a further 4 years in barrique. The tobacco notes are present, but not overwhelming, adding an herbaceous and slightly smoky element without overpowering the other components of the spirit. Dried apricot, sultana and plums work harmoniously with the oak spice, and there is an underlying vinous quality to the base grappa. Utterly delicious, and utterly unique. Oskar Kostecki

  • eau-de-vie
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  • $102.99

Chateau de Briat 2000 Bas Armagnac Bacco

The 2000 Bacco fully exudes the traditional Château de Briat house style: decadent, yet complex and structured, with a focus on new oak. Again, from the diary of John Rankin: On the nose it is luscious with sweet caramel, the chewy soft kind, and orange zest rising from the glass. On the palate it is rich and silky – very drinkable – with a touch of spice and a sugary milk chocolate finish. With this flavor profile and the château’s affinity for new oak, this would be a fantastic crossover spirit for Bourbon lovers! Tim Gagnon

  • brandy
  • 9 in stock
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Cornelissen, Frank 2011 Grappa Munjebel (bottled in 2019) 375ml

For Frank, Munjebel is a showcase of Etna’s noble grape: Nerello Mascalese. In contrast to the grappa of Contadino, the flavors are bolder, richer, and more unctuous. I found lots of red fruit and smoke tones, and, once again, although left at a hearty 60% alcohol, no burn!  Highly recommended as an example of a single producer, single variety, single vintage and all from Etna’s north slope—very unusual in the world of grappa!  JR

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Domaine d'Aurensan 2009 Armagnac-Ténarèze Single Cask

This is a particularly intriguing single-cask from Domaine d'Aurensan, a tiny estate run by the Rozès family in Ténarèze. A pretty standard 420 liter Gascon oak cask was filled in 2009 (from grapes from the same vintage, a warm and ripe year) and aged without topping-off for 10 years, upon which the barrel yielded only 110 liters of spirit. Bottled at a cask strength of 43%, there was some crazy evaporation that must have happened here, and it produced an Armagnac that is beguiling. Rich, full, and phenomenally viscous, the nose explodes with raisin, sultana, prune, walnut, dried cherries, dry spice, vanilla, nutmeg, and leather. The palate is complex, introducing more spice, nuttiness, and an herbal, slightly menthol character. An insanely long finish. It feels much older than the 10-year age statement, but also hasn't yet developed any balsamic-y rancio character you would associate with very old brandy. It's just bold, assertive, and terribly expressive. Oskar Kostecki

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Dudognon 10 Year Old Cognac Grande Champagne 'Reserve'

The Dudognon Reserve is one of the best values in Cognac. Made without additives or coloring, it's a pale gold color with subtle citrus and white fruit aromas. The palate is clean and long with tea, earth, citrus and spice. Far superior to the brand-name VS or VSOP blends and really worth trying. John Rankin

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Fanny Fougerat 2010 Cognac Petite Champagne Le Laurier d'Apollon

Fanny Fougerat's family have been growing grapes and distilling Cognac for four generations, and as is custom for many small growers, selling to the big houses. She is the first in her family to start to bottle independently, and we are thrilled to finally see them stateside. This bottling is a single cask of 2010 Cognac from Petite Champagne, distilled on the heavy lees, leading to a broad and muscular spirit. With notes of stone fruit, baked apple, as well as a more savory aspect (think black tea leaves and nutmeg) this is an energetic Cognac perfect for a cold winter evening. Oskar Kostecki

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Fanny Fougerat Extra Old Cognac Cedre Blanc

Fanny Fougerat bottles Cognac just the way we like it: straight from the cask with no filtration, without any additions of sugar or caramel, and a higher proof than the ubiquitous 40% abv. This is another spectacular single cask, aged for about 18 years and bottled at 44% abv. The age of the spirit makes itself known, with notes of oak spice, vanilla, and cigar box, though there is still quite a bit of freshness to the fruit, with apricot, citrus, and orange (a hint of burnt orange peel as well). A well-balanced, well-aged Cognac from a producer who will only garner more attention. Oskar Kostecki

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Groult, Roger 6 Year Old Calvados Pays d"Auge Kriek Cask Finish

Cantillon is perhaps the most famous producer of Belgian lambic (wild fermentation, sour) ales in the world, and their Kriek, a maceration and barrel aging of lambic and cherries, is a prized acquisition for  beer lovers across the world. This 6 year Calvados exhibits all the qualities of the fine apple brandies of the region, with wonderful notes of baking spice, apple peel, baked apple, and hints of caramel. Bottled at a slightly higher proof than usual, with a bit more punch. There is also the other aspect, with the Kriek cask adding a note of red fruit (cherry and currant) and raisins, especially on the finish. A charming and very fun bottle, which continues to delight every time I drink it.Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
  • 11 in stock
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Guillon-Painturaud Cognac Grande Champagne VSOP

Guillon-Painturaud's VSOP is a fantastic 15-year-old Cognac that punches way above its price point. This spirit is all about fresh orange and sweet marmalade fruits with plenty of cut. We are happy to be able to carry this independent producer's fantastic Cognac, and the 15-hectare estate that can trace its history back to 1610 is an exciting find. JR

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Huard 2002 Calvados Le Pertyer Hors d'Age

Our Chambers Street selection of Calvados was distilled in 2002 and was aged in a barrel that previously held cider and Pommeau (cider and Calvados blended together). From the diary of John Rankin: The barrel that we bought has candied apple and toffee cream flavors and is surprisingly juicy and fruit-forward, even with a fair amount of age and alcohol percentage. It shows the influence of Pommeau and cider more than barrel, along with richness and a long finish of exotic citrus and dark-toned flowers. Tim Gagnon

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Jean Grosperrin 1989 Cognac de Collection L'Isle d'Oleron

This beautiful single cask of Cognac comes from the collection of Jean Grosperrin, negociant extraordinaire and champion of pure spirits; no added sugar, boisé (essentially liquid tannin, made by reducing oak chips in boiling water) or other additives. This is a 25-year-old Cognac with grapes coming from the sandy soils of the island of Oleron, off the west coast of France. The island was once renowned for its production, but years of increased tourism have resulted in only a handful of growers remaining. Rich but elegant, this cask balances still fresh flavors of fruit (apple, pear, pear skin) with baking spice, sultana, almonds, marzipan, and a slight salted caramel quality. This Cognac is fully evolved, with unmistakable savory, umami notes of rancio on the long and complex finish, but without sacrificing any of the lift and freshness. This is an utterly charming single cask of pure and authentic spirit with lots of soul. Perfect as an after dinner drink, or a gift for the brandy lover in your life. Oskar Kostecki

  • brandy
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Pellehaut 1989 Armagnac Ténarèze Ugni Blanc

This Armagnac shows a vibrant orange color with hints of caramel. Tastes mature, but even after 30 years in cask there is a grippy quality and some citrus-toned fruit. This is an excellent introduction to vintage Armagnac and a fabulous value.  John Rankin

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Through the Grapevine Cognac Fin Bois Remi Landier Lot 73

I am astounded by the freshness that this old Cognac carries. A single cask from the outlying appellation of Fin Bois, this was distilled in 1973 by the Landier family from grapes grown in clay-limestone soils. It has a beautiful, lifted aromatic profile, with notes of citrus, tangerine, orange zest, orange marmalade, white flowers, apple, pear, and darker aromas of plum and toffee. There is a hint of rancio and baking spice, and while you can feel the age of the spirit, the roundness it carries on the palate and its phenomenal length, there is also a vibrancy to the fruit character that I've never experienced in a Cognac this old. A truly unique expression. Bottled at 47.8% ABV. Oskar Kostecki

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Through The Grapevine Francois Voyer Lot 93

The Chauchet-Voyer family has been farming vineyards and making Cognac in the limestone-rich terroir of Grande Champagne for the past five generations. This spirit comes from a single barrel filled in 1993 and aged for 25 years. Distilled on the lees, this is a powerful and broad-shouldered Cognac, with great density on the palate and notes of baked apples, poached pears, leather, baking spice, apricot marmalade, dried cherries, a hint of forest floor and balsamic. A beautiful expression of the richness that Cognac can deliver without the use of artificial color, added sugar, or boisé. Bottled at 45.9%. Oskar Kostecki

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Gin

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Cotswolds Dry Gin

A recent arrival to the US market! Named for the rural area outside of London in where the distillery is located, Cotswolds Gin went into production in 2014. Nine botanicals undergo 18-hour maceration in a base distillate of wheat and these include juniper, coriander, bay, fresh citrus peel, and black pepper, among others. It is beautifully aromatic – juniper heavy, with cool overtones of balsam, mint, rosemary, cucumber, and lime – but maintains a classic, dry profile on the palate with added lift seemingly from the fresh citrus peel. Green herbs and black pepper creep in on the finish. Very balanced and long, this makes a killer Martini, and it is also un-chillfiltered so it clouds up when cold! Tim Gagnon

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Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin 750ml

This bottle represents the Gin obsession of Brooklyn native Steven DeAngelo. His distillery is located in the once industrial, now artisanal, north-Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. Here he uses a still with vacuum technology that allows distillation to occur at a lower temperature. This cooler process results in a gin with surprisingly fresh aromatics and a very bright green coriander note. These flavors are very well expressed in a gin and tonic, but also work well with other herbal spirits like Amaro. John Rankin

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High Wire Hat Trick Botanical Gin 750

This is what I would call a new American classic. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but seemingly pays homage to some London Dry gins that we all know and love, while adding a little something extra. The base spirit is distilled from organic corn, and although all the ingredients aren’t listed, they include crushed juniper berries, lavender, fresh lemon, and orange peels with balancing botanicals of licorice root, angelica root, coriander, and cardamom. On the nose it opens incredibly bright with a citrusy, peppery kick. With time, aromas of blossom, celery, and anise come forward. The palate shows wonderful restraint and allows the roots to balance everything out with a warming cinnamon-like spice, a hint of citrus, and a long, woodsy finish. This would work in almost any gin-based cocktail imaginable (I’d prefer a Martini), and is also fantastic sipped neat. Tim Gagnon

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Mahon Spanish Gin 1 Liter

Xoriguer gin hails from Mahon on the island of Menorca in Spain and one of only three gins (along with Plymouth Gin and London Dry Gin) to have a geographic designation. Gin has a rich history on Menorca dating back to British occupation during the 18th century and is still made with the same traditional methods. This gin is made in wood-fired pot stills from a base spirit of grape distillate (as opposed to the more common grain-based distillate) and is rested in American oak barrels before bottling. This process gives this spirit decidedly fruity and floral aromatics as well as a softer, citrusy palate. For lovers of gin and tonics, try this for your next experiment! Tim Gagnon

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Misc. Spirits

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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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Amara Amaro D'Arancia Rossa Blood Orange Liqueur

I am completely smitten with this Amaro. The primary ingredient is blood orange from Sicily with the bitter, herbal components taking somewhat of a backseat, and the result is a brighter, more feminine, style of Amaro that is complex and delicious. It is floral, fruit-forward, mineral, and long with red berry fruits and herbs building on the finish. This is simply a fantastic after dinner drink. Tim Gagnon

  • bitter aperitif
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Balcones Rumble 47%

A Texas Wildflower Honey, Turbinado Sugar and Mission Fig Spirit

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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

  • bitter aperitif
  • 12 in stock
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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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Cap Corse Mattei Blanc Quinquina Aperitif

Beautiful interplay between sweet and bitter. Notes of citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, white flowers, chamomile, fennel, and quinine.

  • aperitif
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  • $19.99

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Cappelletti Elisir Novasalus Vino Amaro 16% 750ml

Disclaimer: This is an Amaro for adventurous drinkers! Beginning with a rich red wine base, the production process involves a 6-month infusion with local flowers, herbs, and roots and the only sweetener used is a local tree sap. This yields an intensely bitter and dark spirit with a piney, earthy finish. I find it to be incredibly compelling and energizing, especially after a gluttonous meal, but it isn’t for the faint of heart! Tim Gagnon

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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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Forthave Spirits Amaro Marseille 375ml

The Forthave Marseille Amaro is truly unique affair. Based on a medieval recipe of four thieves who, as the story goes, traded their secret concoction for clemency. It is at once soft and assertive. Eucalyptus, mint, cinnamon, dried lemon peel, dried tea leaves, and honey dominate the nose, while the palate further reveals star anise, lemon extract, a touch of vanilla, and cloves. Marseille uses raw honey as a sweetener, and similar to something like Amaro dell'Erborista by Varnelli, it gives it a wonderful, soft and lush texture. Perfect as an after dinner digestif. Oskar Kostecki

  • bitter
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Forthave Spirits Aperitivo 375ml

 The Forthave Red Aperitivo is a base of sugar cane distillate infused with 13 botanicals, and contains no artificial coloring.It has a beautiful deep ruby hue, and explodes on the nose with notes of orange, plums, chamomile, rose, grapefruit rind, cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron. The palate is viscous with a pleasant bitterness and balanced sweetness. Enjoy on the rocks with a dash of soda water, or in your favorite classic coktails. Makes a delicious Negroni. Oskar Kostecki

  • bitter
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Forthave Spirits Blue Gin 43%

A fuller-bodied style of American gin, the Forthave Blue Gin is creamy and viscous on the palate, with notes of citrus rind, juniper, aniseed, allspice, mint, pine, lavender, and a long, savory finish. A perfect choice for classic gin cocktails like a Negroni or Aviation, it also plays beautifully in a straightforward Martini. Make this your choice for an autumnal local gin! Oskar Kostecki

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Forthave Spirits Red Aperitivo 24%

The Forthave Red Aperitivo is a base of sugar cane distillate infused with 13 botanicals, and contains no artificial coloring.It has a beautiful deep ruby hue, and explodes on the nose with notes of orange, plums, chamomile, rose, grapefruit rind, cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron. The palate is viscous with a pleasant bitterness and balanced sweetness. Enjoy on the rocks with a dash of soda water, or in your favorite classic coktails. Makes a delicious Negroni. Oskar Kostecki

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La Quintinye Vermouth Extra Dry .375

A delicious vermouth with a base of select white wines from the Southwestern France, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, and 27 different botanicals. A beautiful golden color, it is heady, floral, and intensely aromatic with underlying currents of licorice and anise. It is incredibly dry, but maintains a balance on the palate and it is here that its Pineau des Charentes roots show. This is perfect for sipping or in a more adventurous Martini.  Tim Gagnon

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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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  • anise liqueur
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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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Varnelli Amaro "Sibilla" 1 Liter

Named after the impressive mountain range in the Southwestern corner of the Marche, this spirit is a must-try for Amaro fans. The flavor profile definitely leans toward the drier, more herbaceous end of the spectrum and will seem quite bitter if you are used to Averna or Montenegro. The botanicals are wood smoked before maceration which adds a degree of complexity seldom found in Amari. Mountain honey is used sparingly to balance the bitter flavors. I have found Sibillia to be a delicious digestive, but also quite delightful at the shore when mixed with tonic and an orange rind. 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 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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War & Rust Quinquina Aperitif Wine 500ml

A beautiful American aromatized wine in the style of Italian Chinato, I've been a huge fan of this quinquina for a while, and it's had a place at my Thanksgiving table for a number of years now. (Oskar Kostecki)  A little from the wine-maker: "Originally I took Barolo Chinato for inspiration, and cinchona bark remains one of the main ingredients, but in both recipe and method, it has become something different than chinato. To make it, I arrest fermentation by adding brandy when there is still sugar in the must. This makes for a slightly different sweetness level each harvest, so I always have to adjust the the bittering agents, which gets me tinkering with the other ingredients, so the recipe changes a bit every year. I use about 20 different herbs, barks, roots and botanicals including: cinchona bark, gentian, wormwood, anise, myrrh, Virginia juniper, rose petal, chamomile, and ginger root.I started it while working in Sonoma County, so it was originally made from Pinot Noir, and I made a half barrel for the first batch. It has followed me around in my day jobs, so these days there is a lot of Cabernet Franc, but there's Tannat, there's Petit Verdot, there's even Petit Manseng. I leave in the stems, as their flavor seems to work with the whole. It now has more than enough Virginia fruit that I could legally label it Virginia, but since there are over 20 herbs and botanicals, I don't bother with a place name. It is a pseudo-solera in that I have a mother batch, bottle some of it, make more at the next harvest, and then add it to the mother. It has wine going back to 2007. I don't filter it. If it ferments in the bottle one day, maybe I will change that, but I'm pretty sure that would take something away." Ben Jordan

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Rum

Barrell Rum Private Release J700 65.9% abv 750ml

The word "unique" get overused, but I'm not really sure how else to describe this rum. The core component is 18-year-old pot-still Jamaican rum while the remainder of the blend (about 30%) is made up of Guyanese rum (21 years old), Barbados rum (12 years old) and a small quantity of Martinique rum (3 years old). These are blended together and then aged in a single amaro cask for a further six months. Pretty crazy.

The nose is all fruit, smoke, and funk, and the Jamaican aspect really stands out. Notes of roasted pineapple, tropical fruit medley, baked apple, pear skin, banana, banana leaf, baking spice, nutmeg, vanilla, burnt sugar, treacle, a hint of burnt rubber (in that amazing Jamaican rum sense), vegetation, undergrowth, and crushed sugar cane. The palate is expansive, introducing all of those flavor components, but also adding a hint of bitterness, and an herbal component, especially on the finish. It ends on a really lovely bitter note (kind of like the song "Disintegration" by The Cure), but the incredibly complex finish just keeps going and going. I like it neat, though it is bottled undiluted at a whopping 65.9% abv, so a few drops of water softens the palate. Oskar Kostecki

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El Dorado 5 year Guyana Rum Demerara

This is a great rum for cocktails and casual sipping. The Demerara molasses gives a bit of extra body to a very fairly priced bottle. I’d recommend using this for a delightful winter-time Daiquiri. The 5 years spent in Bourbon barrels gives a kiss of coconut and vanilla, but doesn’t leave the rum tasting tannic or overly oaky. John Rankin

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Foursquare Empery Rum 750ml

Wow! Talk about intensity. 14 years old, with an average of 4 years spent in high quality ex-sherry casks, this has a monster of a nose, incorporating everything from sherry, dark chocolate, walnuts, taffy, salted caramel, honey, dried orange peel, and intense oak spice. The palate is incredibly thick, rich, and oily, and absolutely delivers on all the promise of the nose. Chewy tannins and bold flavors lead to an insanely long finish. Quite similar to the "Patrimonio" released a few years ago in collaboration with Velier, but only available in Europe. Oskar Kostecki

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Foursquare Probitas Rum 750ml

A collaboration between two of the best rum distilleries in the world, Foursquare and Hampden Estate in Jamaica, Probitas is made of three components: a 2-year-aged Foursquare rum distilled on Coffey still, an unaged Foursquare Coffey still, and an unaged Hampden Estate pot-distilled rum. Opening with notes of creamy vanilla  and citrus on the nose, from the first sip this is rich and complex, incorporating the best of what both producers have to offer, with just enough funk from the Hampden distillate to make this very engaging. Tropical fruit, banana custard, notes of molasses and sugarcane are all present on the thick and oily palate. Sipping it neat isn't a problem, but cocktails is where this rum really shines. Will make the perfect Daiquiri! Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Forsyths WP 502 57% (PRE - Arrives Fri. Oct 12

A very aromatic white molasses-based rum, distilled on the Forsyth double-retort pot still at Worthy Park distillery. By isolating particular yeast strains and implementing an incredibly long (3 weeks!) fermentation, this particular mark of Worthy Park is incredibly effusive, clocking in at very high congener (a chemical constituent which gives aromas) level. Rich and quite oily on the palate, this rum shows beautiful aromas of citrus fruit, lime zest, banana, vanilla, and a hint of the classic Jamaican petrol funk. Great on its own, I can't wait to see what it does in a daiquiri. Oh my, the very idea has chills running down my spine. Oskar Kostecki

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Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2007 59%

The 2007 Worthy Park takes everything the 2005 has and magnifies it. Rich and full-bodied, this is a tremendous rum, almost overloading the senses. Waves of leather, vanilla, caramel, petrol, banana, overripe pineapple, and apricot wash over the nose and palate. Bottled at 59%, you might want to reach for a small ice cube, but at the same time, diluting any of the flavors of this powerhouse would be such a shame. Oskar Kostecki

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Rum Fire Hampden Estate Jamaican Overpr 63% ABV

Our friends over at a fellow retailer sometimes just put "!!!!!!!!!" in product descriptions, and I'm tempted to copy them on this one, as there are almost no words to describe Rum Fire. Clocking in at a huge ester level (over 500 ppm) and bottled at 63%, it might rip your face off and kick you in the privates, but you know, you just might like it. Untamed and bombastic, this is funky rum at its finest, guaranteed to take you on a journey. A hate it or love it scenario. An angel-demon from bygone days shredding sweet and funky heavy wattage straight to your soul. I can't help myself, I'm utterly in love. Oskar Kostecki

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Wigle Landlocked Spiced (like spiced rum) 750

In the not too distant past, spiced rum was a spirit to avoid at all costs. Producers took an already sweet product (rum,) added artificial vanilla and citrus flavors, cinnamon, and then even more sugar to create a beverage made to appeal to the sweet tooth of an undergraduate student. We now have choices of spiced rum that are actually delicious and actually spicy. Wigle’s entry starts with a distillate of buckwheat honey – a tribute to the local grain known for its earthy, woodsy flavor. Next, a slew of ingredients are infused into spirit. Wigle uses vanilla bean, roasted orange peel, cocoa nibs, and cinnamon for a drink that is aromatically very complex, and downright spicy. This peppery kick makes the spirit an ideal partner for ginger beer, or a feisty member of a punch bowl. John Rankin

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Scotch Malts

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Bunnahabhain Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year 750ml

Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay that specializes in mostly unpeated or very lightly peated whiskies. On the other hand, they are masters of sherry cask aging, and the dried fruit, toffee and baking spice quality of this malt integrates perfectly with its coastal, slightly saline character. Terrific value for a Scotch single malt of this age and quality. Oskar Kostecki

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Chambers St. Octave Holiday 2-Pack (ARR 12/2)

For those who can't decide between the two! Get 10% off on one bottle each of Aultmore 2008 and Glen Moray 2009 while supplies last. 

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Duncan Taylor Octave Series Glen Moray 2009 (7 Years-Old) Single Malt Scotch Whisky Chambers St. Malt #2

Glen Moray is a distillery in Elgin, on the banks of the River Lossie, about a thirty-minute drive northwest of the Aultmore distillery. Originally owned by Robert Thorne & Sons (the owners of Aberlour at the time) and called the West Brewery, it opened in 1895 before adding two stills and rebranding as a distillery in 1897. A fire at the Aberlour distillery in the early 1900s all but halted production at Glen Moray as they focused their attention to rehabilitating the destroyed facility. It closed in 1910, and lay dormant until the late 1920s when it was purchased by the owners of the Glenmorangie family, and has been distilling ever since.

Our Chambers Street bottling shows the other side of Speyside with a fuller, sweeter profile. Think peanut brittle, caramel, granola, maple cream, and dried flower petals on the nose, with a decadent mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of honey roasted walnuts, treacle, and brown spice. The finish picks up some of the piquant notes from the sherry octave that it was finished in, resulting in a slightly sweet, intoxicatingly long, and complex finish.

Chambers Street Malt #2: Glen Moray Octave #Q1207. Distilled in 2009, bottled in 2016 aged 7 years-old at 111.2 proof after 9 months in octave cask. 98 bottles produced. Tim Gagnon

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Glengyle Distillery Kilkerran 12 Year Single Malt Whisky Campbeltown Non-Chill Filtered

Glengyle Distillery was first operational between 1873 and 1925. After it shuttered it was turned into a rifle range, and though there were a few attempts to reopen, none were successful until the year 2000, when it was bought by Mr. Hedley Wright, owner of Springbank and patron of Campbeltown. Using all Scottish barley and floor-malting at Springbank, Kilkerran shares many similarities with its neighbor, though is slightly lighter in body and less idiosyncratic, most likely due to the brand new stills that were installed upon reopening. Aged in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry cask, this is the first 12 year age statement released and is well worth seeking out. A whiff of peat leads to a palate of toffee, butterscotch, citrus peel and a slight salinity. Out of the dozens of bottles in my whiskey cabinet, I find myself reaching for this one with frequency. We are expecting many great bottlings from this new/old distillery from Campbeltown. Oskar Kostecki

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Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisk Machir Bay

Kilchoman is the first new distillery on the famed island of Islay for 124 years. The concept is a "farm distillery" that houses every aspect of the production, from growing the grain to bottling the barrels. The results are fantastic with soft peat and salty citrus flavors. This bottle is a vatting of three, four and five year old whiskies, with meticulous barrel selection giving the scotch a more mature profile than one may think.  JR

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Springbank 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

From the peninsula of Campbeltown comes the historic Springbank. Campbeltown once was the thriving center of Scottish distillation, now Springbank is one of the few left. A truly artisanal operation that employs their own floor maltings. Springbank uses a light peating for a smoky island character. The malt is actually distilled two and a half times, so there is a lightness that, when combined with the rugged terrain, creates a complex scotch that is very unique. Most of the malt was raised in Bourbon barrels for a pure, dry expression. (46% ABV) JR

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Springbank 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Campbeltown 750ml

Springbank, located at the southern tip of the Campbeltown peninsula on the west coast, is one of our favorite distilleries. It's the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland and still performs all aspects of production and aging on site. Never chill-filtered, Springbank is an incredibly elegant whisky—the 15-year-old, matured in sherry casks, is a fine after-dinner dram full of sweet, rich flavors like dark chocolate and raisins.

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Tequila

Tapatio Blanco 110 Tequila

Fabrica La Alteña, located in the "Golden Triangle of Tequila," in the highland town of Arandas, has been crafting some of the most interesting tequilas for close to a hundred years. As one of their most cherished brands, Tapatio has been extremely popular in Mexico, but only recently available in the United States. Made using very traditional methods, the agave is crushed by tahona, with distillation in copper alembic stills, distilling not just the juice but also the fiber of the agave. Tapatio has a rich flavor and definite presence on the palate. The 110 proof intrigued us as being one of very few over-proof tequilas on the market. The nose leads with eucalyptus, mint, chalk, rainwater and honeysuckle. The palate is intense in flavor, but drinks  more smoothly than its proof would have you believe. The herbaceousness of the nose  follows through on the palate, more eucalyptus, tea tree oil, aloe. Notes of melon rind and raw honey, a viscous, oily texture and very long finish. With a few drops of water more sweetness emerges, along with citrus zest. We don't hesitate drinking this neat, but it also makes one of the best Paloma cocktails we've ever had. Oskar Kostecki

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Tapatio Reposado 1L

Tapatio Reposado is how aged tequila should be. The notes of spice and pepper coming from oak aging integrate wonderfully with the natural sweetness and tropical fruit quality of the Blue Weber agave. As you take more time with this tequila, it reveals hints of caramel, cacao, toasted coconut and floral perfume. A grassy undertone leads to a crisp and mineral finish. Great as a sipper, this finds a perfect home in cocktails,from Margaritas and Palomas to a Tequila Old-Fashioned. Oskar Kostecki

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5 Sentidos Alberto Martinez Santa Catarina Albarradas Sierra Negra/Tobalá

Alberto Martinez's palenque is located in the high elevation town of Santa Catarina Albarradas, Oaxaca. A mix of Sierra Negra (A. americana) and Tobalá (A. potatorum), the piñas are roasted in an earthen oven with Encino oak (hardwood) and river rocks for seven days. The roasted piñas are broken down by Alberto and his son-in-law Reynaldo with very heavy mallets. At around 6500 feet above sea level, nights get so cool that fermentation can slow or become stuck. To help bolster the natural microbiome of enzymes and yeast, Alberto adds the mashed up bark of the Tepehuaje tree to the stone fermentation tank along with spring water (they also ferment some batches in cowhide). Distillation is twice through clay pot stills also cooled by spring water from the mountain. Alcohol is 47%ABV and batch size is 90L (~120 btls).* I'm already a big fan of Alberto's Sierra Negra (made both in stone tank and cowhide), so it was really fun to try this expression. I expected more richness from the Tobalá, but this spirit has some really nice high tones, kiwi skin and lemongrass, pickled watermelon rind, bright green plum, mint and roses on the palate. Cari Bernard   *tech notes courtesy of Cinco Sentidos website

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5 Sentidos Tío Pedro Santa Catarina Minas Espadín

'Tío' Pedro Hernandez Arellanes is a maestro mezcalero, with over fifty years of distilling under his belt. After many of those years working for other distilleries, he was able to build his own palenque 'La Esperanza' adjacent to his house in Santa Catarina Minas. His clay pot stills are lined with shaggy 'bagasse' (post-distillation agave fiber); opposite to the stills are his open-top pine fermentation tinas. Near where the roasted piñas rest, a trough (known as a canoe) is carved into the floor, to hold the piñas as they are crushed by large, very heavy, mallets. Pedro does have a tiny mechanical shredder, but prefers not to use it because he isn't impressed by the resulting spirit. Cultivated Espadín (A. angustafolia) is hand-harvested and cut down to roast in earthen oven. After roasting, the piñas are crushed by mallet and the fibers are mixed with well water to ferment in the tina. Distillation is twice through clay pot still. Proofed to 49% with tails, this batch of Espadín yielded 66L (~88 btls). We were able to taste a recently distilled batch of Espadín when we visited Pedro and his wife Andrea in September of this year and were impressed by the already complex (if a bit rowdy) spirit and could tell it had a bright future ahead. The batch in NY has had time to settle into this complexity. Banana skin and nut brittle, chilis in vinegar, banana, dark chocolate, balanced by a green grass and bright minerality. Fantastic! Cari Bernard

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Derrumbes Selmiana San Luis Potosi 44.16%

Produced from the wild agave Selmiana in the high altitude Central Mexican Plateau in the state of San Luis Potosi, this is a beautiful foil to traditional Oaxacan mezcal. The agave is not roasted, but cooked (similar to Tequila) resulting in a spirit that is not smokey, but instead bursts on the palate with a crazy array of flavors. Herbal and mineral tones weave their way through a bright citrus and  floral character. There's a slight sourness, a funk that I associate with cheese rind, and noticeable acidity, which is quite shocking for a distillate. The wilder side of mezcal. What I also notice with my bottle of Selmiana is that it changes quite remarkably once open. When I first popped the cork, it felt slightly muted and withdrawn, but within 20 minutes all the exuberance I remembered from previous bottles was there again. It is fascinating watching the bottle change and evolve over a period of weeks. Oskar Kostecki

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Farolito Papalometl 45.26%

The brand Farolito comes from batches selected by Ulises Torrentera, owner of the legendary In Situ Mezcaleria in Oaxaca City. This batch is distilled by mezcalero Virgilio Ramirez in the town of Santa Maria Ixcatlan. The papalometl (agave potatorum) was crushed by hand, fermented in bovine leather vats, and distilled twice in clay stills. The natural sweetness and concentration of sugars from the agave is beautifully contrasted with an underlying savory characteristic. Vivid tropical fruit is coupled with herbs, earthiness and umami. The palate is rich, viscous and mouth-coating. A very intriguing mezcal, and one you want to spend some time with. A great introduction of the In Situ range to the New York market. Oskar Kostecki

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Mal Bien Miahuatlán, Oaxaca Arroqueño (F+A Cortes) 51.6%

Related through marriage to the Ramos family, Felipe and Ageo Cortes also live and work in the town of Mengoli de Morelos, Miahuatlán, Oax. Arroqueño (Agave americana) is (as the name would intuit) a species of maguey that can be found favoring the rocky terrain of and around the sierras. Here they can grow quite large and often past the ripe old age of twenty years before being ready for harvest. They have also been adapted slowly to cultivation, started in nursery before being transplanted to the wild terrain, to be checked on for decades, crossing generations of maestro mezcaleros to the care of their sons and daughters. The Arroqueño piñas are roasted in smaller (5 & 9-ton capacity) earthen pits fueled by a mix of Encino Oak, Alder, and Mesquite wood. After the roast comes a rest of 5-7 days before the piñas are crushed by ox-drawn tahona. Fermentation is spontaneous and lasts 3-8 days in open-topped Cypress tinas. Twice-distilled in a copper alembic still with refrescadera. Proofed with heads and tails to a final ABV of 51.6%. Batch size is 254 bottles, rested in glass since May 2018*. Even though the flavors and smells can vary widely, I've always found a robust intensity to the Arroqueños I've had the pleasure to taste, and this is no exception. A nose of burnt sugar, cooked milk, salted toffee, and a savory dark mineral molasses headiness, with a hint of mesquite wood-smoke, the palate is bold and follows suit with creamy milk chocolate, butterscotch, dried apricots, dates and cinnamon. Cari Bernard *tech info courtesy of Mal/Bien website

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Mezcal Real Minero Sierrudo 2016 Harvest

We’ve been huge fans of everything Real Minero does for a few years now. The quality of distillate, as well as the thoughtfulness and respect for the environs and cultural conditions of Oaxaca sets this palenque apart. This tiny batch (only 49 liters produced) was made by the late Don Lorenzo Angeles Mendoza in February-March of 2016. Sierrudo is agave americana, and a cousin of arroqueño, and sierra negra. They are huge, often weighing up to a thousand pounds, and take 20 years to mature. Though this mezcal has rested for almost 3 years, it still feels very young, very intense. Lots of tropical fruit, with an incredibly floral nose, the palate reveals more savory notes of cedar, pine, and cocoa nibs. There is also a citrus/citrus zest element. The intensity and length on the palate is quite stunning. I tasted a bottle that was just opened, but I can see this mezcal getting better and better with some time in bottle, or after its been open for a while. Oskar Kostecki

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Mezcal Real Minero Minero Espadin Largo 750ml

The clay pot shows incredibly well in this particular batch, not overbearing but present, and harmoniously integrated. Savory notes of hazelnuts, raw cacao, and barbecue mesh with sweeter hints of dried apricots, raisins, brown sugar, and cocoa butter. I also find mint, dried oregano and wet gravel. During the Real Minero fiesta, in between all the dancing bodies, pounding music, and smell of charred meat, this was the bottle I found myself most often reaching for. Oskar Kostecki

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Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca Espadín con Mango Y Habañero

Mezcalosfera is the export name for batches of mezcal coming from another legendary bar in Oaxaca City, Mezcaloteca. While In Situ can be a bit raucous, Mezcaloteca is a library, dedicated to careful study and exploration. The incredibly well curated flights take you on journeys across the agave landscape of Mexico. Occasionally some of the batches bought by Mezcaloteca will be released for export, and that's how this bottle made it to our shelves. Distilled by Margarito Cortes in Miahuatlan, this is a quite individual marriage of agave espadin distilled with mangos and habanero chilies on the second run. A wonderful combination! All the roasted tropical fruit and hot rock minerality of espadin is accentuated by the flavor of mango and lifted with a very real spice and heat component from the chilies. Truly idiosyncratic, yet delicious! Oskar Kostecki

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  • $119.99

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Real Minero Oaxaca Tobala Ancestral

Wild tobalá labeled as Mezcal Ancestral (a designation signifying the mezcal was made using only "traditional" methods; the main thing that sets it apart from Mezcal Artesanal is that Mezcal Ancestral must be hand-crushed, and must be distilled in clay pot  stills). A powerhouse of a tobalá, carrying such intensity on the nose and palate, with notes of tropical fruit, pear, smoked cheese, cinnamon, orange, citrus zest, baking spices, and earth. The palate is bright, with a great mineral undercurrent, and offers a lot of complexity. Another beautiful batch from Real Minero. Oskar Kostecki

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  • $179.99

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  • mezcal
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Vodka

  • firewater
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  • 6 in stock
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Whisky

  • bourbon whiskey
  • 11 in stock
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  • $64.99

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  • 11 in stock
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  • bourbon whiskey
  • 10 in stock
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  • $89.99

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  • 12 in stock
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  • $234.99

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  • 12 in stock
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  • $36.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $27.99

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  • 5 in stock
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  • $109.99

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  • 12 in stock
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  • $44.99

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  • 6 in stock
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Nikka NV Taketsuru Whisky Pure Malt 750ml

To many Japanese whisky connoisseurs, blending is almost as important an art as distillation. The Pure Malt series is a testament to combining two very different whiskies from Nikka’s Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries. The salty notes of Yoichi bring out the fresh fruit flavors of Miyagikyo, and the MIyagikyo’s pure honey tones complement the savory character of the Yoichi malt. Also great for those who can’t decide!  JR

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  • $84.99

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  • $104.99

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  • $59.99

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  • $44.99

Wigle Pittsburgh Organic Chambers St Rye 375mL

This year's single-cask of Wigle rye is an absolute powerhouse! Put into a 53 gallon, Char Level 3 barrel on March 6th, 2014 at 125 proof (the maximum allowed under law) and emptied on October 11th, 2018, this whiskey spent 4.5 years aging in Wigle's Pittsburgh warehouse, more than double our previous releases.  It was distilled from 95% rye and 5% malted barley, sourced from local farms undergoing organic certification. With a little wider cuts taken, this whiskey is rich and ebullient both on the nose and palate, with notes of rye spice, baking spices, vanilla, caramel, dried apricots, grilled peaches, burnt orange peel, dried cherries, cherry pit, spun sugar, perfumed cedar, and a slightly earthy, mossy quality. Incredibly complex and with a beautiful rich texture, this drinks really well at the 55% abv, but a few drops of water really help bring out some of the fruitier notes, a whiff of honey, and a delicate floral note. This rye has a very long and lingering finish, and is a wonderful way to round off an evening. Oskar Kostecki

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Wigle Pittsburgh Organic Chambers St Rye 750mL

The words of Mark Twain still ring true in 2017: "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." Our seasonal single cask collaboration with Wigle from Pittsburgh is finally here! Wigle makes a wonderfully spicy and earthy rye whiskey, and this year's expression is no different. Gingerbread and candied orange dominate the nose, while the warming palate of this nearly cask-strength whiskey leads to more savory notes of nutmeg, clove, cedar and white pepper. This is perfect for sipping neat, but I wouldn't hesitate letting it loose in a  Sazerac! Oskar Kostecki

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  • $66.99

  • Organic
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  • 7 in stock
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  • $64.99