Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Artigiano Giuseppe Castelli Grappa Barolina 750 ml

Distilleria Castelli is a small, family-run operation in the heart of Piedmont working with neighboring growers/winemakers to repurpose the grape pomace left behind from vinification, into surprisingly aromatic and delicate grappas. The Castelli family collects the pomace and ages it in sealed tanks to help intensify the flavor, and is then distilled and aged for  several years in stainless steel. The Barolina Grappa is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo vineyards, distilled and then aged for 6 years in stainless steel, bottled at 50%ABV, leading to a softer, rounder mouthfeel than the grappa my grandfather used to have open at parties. The nose presents a melance of honeyed apricot, daffodils, and Meyer lemon peel, and on the palate flavors of stonefruits, wildflower honey, and cardamom. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • grappa
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • brandy
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

Hunter Moon Immature Brandy

The ladies at Hunter Moon are doing their best to bring back eau-de-vie (otherwise known as 'unaged brandy') with this delicious example. This is truly natural wine-making distilled, a rarity in the spirits world. The base for their brandy comes from Farrm Wines on the North Fork of Long Island, a Demeter certified vineyard, with a blend of 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented entirely with native yeasts. It is then distilled in a hybrid copper/pot still, rested in glass, and then bottled at 50%ABV. Notes of honey, cherry blossom, and fresh herbs on the nose, with a soft, lush texture on the palate. I think this makes a killer Vesper variation, but it would also be great as a base for tinctures or bitters! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • eau-de-vie
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Marnes Blanches NV Jura Marc de Jura

 A very limited Eau de Vie from the Jura made by Pauline & Geraud Fromont, the duo behind cult-favorite Marnes Blanches in the Jura. Produced with Jensillard Savagnin and aged in glass. **Item Cannot Ship out of NY**

  • marc
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

  • Organic
  • grappa
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $46.99

  • brandy
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • brandy
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.99

  • eau-de-vie
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • marc
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $134.99

Gin

Catskill Provisions Beespoke Gin 750mL

Created by beekeeper-turned-distiller, Claire Marin, the Beespoke gin highlights local grapes from the Finger Lakes (a blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner)  bee-friendly botanicals, and a bit of  honey provided by their apiary. The grape base gives this gin a richer, creamier mouthfeel and despite the faintly sweet aroma, the gin remains dry on the palate as there is nothing added post-distillation. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • gin
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

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

  • gin
  • 11 in stock
  • $37.99

Hayman's London Dry Gin 750ml

Hayman's is the oldest gin-distilling family in London.They were founded by James Burrough in 1863. Sticking true to their roots using a 150 year old family recipe that has not changed, but stood the test of time creating a classic gin. With the use of three small copper pot stills and 24 hour maceration of 10 herbs and botanicals (juniper, lemon, orange, cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg, angelica root, orris root, coriander seed and licorice root) they create a citrus forward gin while still maintaining the high proof and spicy mid-palate of a classic dry gin. On the nose you get fresh citrus peel aromas with juniper and coriander. On the palate you get orange zest with fresh lemon rind, coriander, slight liquorice with a long dry juniper finish. Nelson Dejesus

  • gin
  • 25 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • gin
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $48.99

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

  • gin
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

Misc. Spirits

  • bitter aperitif
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

Averell Damson Gin Liqueur

Heirloom Damson plums from the Red Jacket Orchards in upstate NY are freshly squeezed to create this updated version of  a Sloe Gin. The American Gin Company uses these plums are distinct for their incredibly tart and slightly bitter flavor, which makes this gin-based liqueur bright enough to replace or complement the citrus element of your next cocktail. The tart plums are complemented by the botanicals of its gin base; juniper, bay leaf, ginger, and winter spices. Bottled at 33% ABV this liqueur finishes more tart than sweet making it versatile enough to  be used either as cocktail base, a lower ABV alternative to gin, or as an accent in an aperitif.

  • fruit liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • vermouth
  • 12 in stock
  • $13.99

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

  • herb liqueur
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

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

  • bitter
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • bitter aperitif
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Cappelletti Sfumato Rabarbaro Amaro (20%)

This is an excellent amaro for those looking for something slightly less bitter as their digestif. The name Sfumato derives from the Italian word for smoke and refers the slightly smokey quality of the bitter roots used in the blend. The key ingredient for this amaro is the Chinese Rhubarb, which gives it a touch of sweetness and marries well with the alpine herbs and berries. Earthy, smokey, fruity, and herbaceous, all perfectly balanced together.

  • bitter
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Blanc 375ml

It may not be terribly in style, but we still love a great blanc vermouth on the rocks from time to time, and this is one of our favorites for sipping. Dolin was established in the late 1800's and continues to use the same recipes to this day, with local botanicals and locally sourced bottles and packaging. Delightfully off-dry, floral, a bit of sweet almond and white peach. Great on it's own, with a splash of seltzer, or try it with Tequila, it plays well with agave!  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vermouth
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $9.99

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

  • vermouth
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $9.99

  • vermouth
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $9.99

  • bitter
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Forthave Spirits Coffee Liqueur Brown 375ml

This is the newest addition to the Forthave lineup, one of our favorite Brooklyn distilleries in collaboration with Cafe Integral. The "Brown" is an incredibly tasty coffee liqueur made from a single origin Pacamará coffee beans from Northern Nicaragua and raw turbinado sugar. Like all of their spirits, these guys are serious about the ingredients they use and never add anything artificial. The coffee beans are roasted, go through carbonic maceration to bring out those bright, fruity notes, and then cold brewed. This will make the most perfect espresso martini, but also, you're going to want to just drink it straight. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

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

  • aperitif
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

Fred Jerbis Fernet 25 Single Barrel 750ml 34% abv

Frederico __ of Fred Jerbis is devoted to showcasing the Fruiulian terroir (Jerbis being the word for herbs in this Italian dialect) through freshly foraged and organically grown herbs and botanicals from the region. He considers himself an alchemist, spending much of his time experimenting with distillation and steeping techniques to get perfect flavor extracted from every ingredient. His Fernet 25 comes form a single chestnut barrel made without dyes/colorings and very little sugar. Twenty-five different Italian botanicals are used including mint, saffron, chamomile, licorice, savory, orange, rhubarb and of course, gentian. The nose is super fresh, a burst of spearmint and tarragon, followed by toasty chestnut and  nutmeg imparted by the barrel aging. The palate is well balanced and rich without being too viscous, and a nice burst of citrus from the orange peel keeps it lifted. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • herb digestive
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • liqueur
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

High Wire Distilling Southern Amaro Liqueur 750

Historically, amari were made as a way to make full use of the harvest by macerating leftover herbs, botanicals, and fruits in distilled spirits. This of course means everything was grown locally, resulting in a myriad of different styles depending on where you were and what crops were planted. And while there are other American amari on the market today, it’s hard to think of one that truly capitalizes on its bountiful, regional raw ingredients. Most are based on traditional Italian – or even Scandinavian – recipes, which are delicious, but rely on herbs and botanicals that may or may not be native to where they are made. Enter High Wire’s Southern Amaro. Using a base of neutral corn spirit, they macerate Yaupon Holly (America’s only native caffeinated plant) and gentian root, along with wild mint, local Dancy tangerine, and Charleston Black Tea (the only colorant used), among other botanicals. It is then sweetened with neutral cane syrup which they make themselves from local sugarcane. It is wild and intriguing on the nose with brown sugar, sweet spice, and zesty citrus balanced by deeper aromas of black tea leaves, pine resin, smoke, and hints of brine and celery. The palate is quite lifted and herb-forward with a balanced sweetness, and it is here that the tangerine and mint really shine along with a touch of black cherry. Reach for this after a fantastic meal! Tim Gagnon

  • herb digestive
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $35.99

Little City Vermouth Dry Vermouth 375ml

This is an entirely hand-crafted, locally made dry Vermouth from Will Clark of Little City. What started out as a hobby in his living room has grown into a full-fledged operation supplying bars, restaurants, and retail stores. The base wine for these aromatized, fortified spirits is actually made from 100% Cayuga White, a hybrid grape designed for the cold winters of the Finger Lakes, which is then blended with 38 macerated grasses, botanicals, barks, and berries. Notes of almond and chamomile on the nose with yellow apple, with a more savory palate of dried herbs, dried chamomile, and celery salt on the finish. I love how flavorful and a little vegetal this blend is, making it truly worthy of a wet martini (the best way to drink a martini, in my humble opinion). Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vermouth
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

Little City Vermouth Sweet Vermouth 375ml

Created in Harlem and bottled by Finger Lakes Distilling, this is a great Sweet Vermouth that straddles feeling classic and modern. The base of both the sweet and dry Little City's is the hearty Cayuga White, a hybrid grape found in the Finger Lakes which lends these Vermouth's  a brighter acidity. The Sweet Vermouth is blended with 53 botanicals, many of them the usual suspects such as gentian, juniper, cinnamon, and orange peel, but with a few more interesting additions like black sesame, black walnut leaf, and grapefruit peel. In order to keep the integrity of these flavors, heat is never used, only maceration until it reaches the perfect balance. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vermouth
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • herb digestive
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $43.99

  • vermouth
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • aperitif
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Salers Gentiane Liqueur

One of the oldest and most famous French aperitifs; a gentiane-based liqueur with a slightly sweet and earthy character. No artificial colors or preservatives are added. Great on the rocks or with soda, or use it in a white negroni or to add depth to a clear-spirited cocktail.

  • aperitif
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

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

  • aperitif
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

Rum

  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

Boukman Botanical Rum Haiti 45%

Boukman is a classic Haitian 'clairin trempè' or spiced rhum honoring the great Dutty Boukman who led the enslaved people of Haiti to freedom in 1791. The base is fresh sugar cane juice from two of the best sites in Haiti, Croix des Bouquets and Cap Haïtien. It is fermented with indigenous yeasts, distilled and then blended with seven botanicals, many native to the island, making this a true expression of Haitian terroir. There is no sugar added, but the addition of whole and extracted vanilla, clove, and cinnamon give it a warm, sweet spice on the finish. If you notice the stain on the front label, that's there, as Voodoo tradition dictates, to ward off evil spirits. This may be a part of why I enjoy it so much in hot toddies when I'm feeling under the weather, but this is also delicious on its own as a digestif. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • rum
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $46.99

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Privateer 'PM Spirits Selection' Single Cask American Rum The Queen's Share 56.5%

Maggie Campbell is serious force to be reckoned with. A savant of spirits, if you will. Her dedication to precision and passion for great rum has led to these exquisite bottles. The 'Queen's Share' is based with 100% Grade A Guatemalan molasses and is taken from a blend of the 'seconds'(the end of the 'heart' and just before the 'tails') cut from each of the Privateer spirits. It is pot distilled first and then goes into a column still before being aged for a minimum of two years in either a new American oak or used bourbon, run, or brandy barrels. As each expression of the Queen's Share is a single batch, single barrel expression, it is matched with which ever barrel they believe will properly showcase the unique spirit. This edition was chosen by the spirits experts, and Privateer enthusiasts, of importer PM Spirits as their favorite cask of the lot. It is bottled at 56.5%ABV.

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

Two James Doctor Bird Jamaican Rum Moscatel Cask Finish

Two James was the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition and they are committed to making uplifting their community and making high-quality, environmentally-conscious spirits. Though most of their spirits are made with locally grown ingredients, unfortunately sugar cane doesn't do well in Michigan. For 'Doctor Bird' the several rums are shipped in from Jamaica, which are then blended together at their Corktown distillery and aged in used Moscatel barriques giving this rum a unique and powerful flavor.

  • rum
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $1,399.99

Bruichladdich 10 Year Islay Single Malt 'The Classic Laddie' Unpeated

In the new Bruichladdich line up, "The Laddie" replaces the very popular 12 year old "Second Edition." It distinguishes itself from the 12 year old in more than just age. First, it is completely un-peated. There is also a great deal more weight and richness. The wood seems to be fresher and the imparted structure more pronounced than the 12 year old. Underneath these new qualities there are the classic briny and lemon sherbet flavors that made “the Laddie” famous. If this is the new direction for Bruichladdich, there is a lot to be excited about. JR

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

Deanston Distillery NV Single Malt Scotch Whisky Highland 750ml

The history of Deanston began with a cotton mill along the River Teith and grew into its own thriving, self-contained village with the mill eventually replaced by today's whisky distillery. Their location by the river affords them excellent water quality, and the ability to power their distillery sustainably with turbines. Unlike many whisky producer in Scotland, all of the grains used at Deanston are from local Scottish farmers, and they do not use chill-filtration or any colorings or additives. The Virgin Oak bottling is aged in new oak barrels, which gives it pronounced flavors of  honey, vanilla, and sweet nutmeg, and a gentle spice on the palate for an easy-drinking, approachable Scotch.  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

Tequila

  • tequila
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

Gran Agave Tequila Blanco 40% (80 Proof)

Gran Agave is produced at the Destilaria Santa Lucia in the Jalisco Highlands. Despite being made at an incredible price, the Newton family continues to use the formula that they created back in 1940. All naturally grown Blue Agave, aged 4 to 6 years before harvest, steam-cooked without the use of a diffuser as they do with popular bulk Tequilas. The agave juice is fermented  in open-top steel tanks, double-distilled in copper pot stills, and then bottled without additives. This is our go-to for a clean, fresh, easy-to-mix with Tequila!

  • tequila
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

  • No Sulfur

Mal Bien (Félix Ramírez) Yogana, Ejutla, Oax. Mezcal Artesanal Espadín

Espadín from Ejutla! Félix Ramírez (Mendez) is a second-generation mezcalero based in the town of Yogana, about an hour and a half drive south of Oaxaca de Juárez. We're very excited to offer his first bottling to make it to NYC. The Espadín piñas are roasted in earthen pit for three days before a five day rest. Milling is by tahona and the fibers ferment with well water in Cypress tina followed by a single distillation through a copper alembic still with refrescadera typical to the Ejutla region, having a cool water-submerged montera above the pot with two rectifying plates inside. The cold water and the plates work to further distill the vapors, so a single pass is usually all that's needed to get close to the desired spirit, then proofed to 46.69% ABV with puntas and colas (Aug 2018). Cari Bernard 

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • tequila
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • mezcal
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Vodka

  • vodka
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • vodka
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

High Wire Distilling Hometown Vodka

100% corn vodka from out friends at High Wire Distilling in Charleston, South Carolina. We've always been impressed with the care that goes into sourcing the raw materials at High Wire, and the hard work they do with local farmers, and we're very happy their wonderful vodka is now available in New York. Very similar to Tito's, but 100% handmade! Oskar Kostecki

  • vodka
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

Whisky

Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750

Bulleit is a high rye style bourbon that finishes sweet and smooth. A fairly light style with no phenol alcohol and approximately six years of aging. Not the most rustic whiskey, and great for cocktails. JR

  • bourbon
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Wigle Pittsburgh Organic Chambers St Rye 750mL

It's always exciting for us each to select our own cask from Pittsburgh distillery, Wigle! This year we went with a Monongahela Rye that really jumps out of the glass and surprised us with how much flavor and complexity it had. A full five years of barrel aging with a mashbill of 67% Twin Parks Farm Rye, 16.5%  Weatherbury Farm Soft White Wheat, and 16.5% Briess Malted Barley, all organically farmed. This is a rich, full bodied rye with notes of dark, roasted pepper, toffee, a bit of dried lavender and clove. The palate has a bit more sweetness than the nose would imply, with notes of crème brûlée, banana, and a white peppery finish with a kick of heat. Drink this with a splash of water or use it for a powerful Sazerac on a cold winter's night. Michelle DeWyngaert //   "I know everyone talks about wine pairing at Thanksgiving, but after dinner a nice amaro or better still a digestif cocktail can be just the thing. I enjoy the occasional maple old-fashioned, subbing in a bar spoon of Vermont Maple syrup for the sugar cube to be muddled  with the bitters and for the whiskey, the spicy cask strength Chambers Street bottling of the Wigle Rye is  perfect to complement the bittersweet maple."
For those who think that a half bottle of our Chambers Street whiskey isn't enough! In the immortal words of Mark Twain, "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic