Featured Drinks

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” – Frank Sinatra

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Some time ago, our Director of Whisky Creation, Dr Bill, found himself musing over how some of his most joyful memories came from cake — from the pineapple upside down cake his daughter made for his birthday to baking with his Granny in her kitchen.

He devised this whisky to conjure the magic of a cake moment, finishing his favorite Glenmorangie Single Malt in the finest Tokaji dessert wine casks.

The liquid is a rich copper, but the taste is pure technicolor, luscious, sweet and complex with multi-layered bursts of honey, white chocolate and fruits with a lilting hint of mint. As you might expect, it tastes incredible when enjoyed with actual cake.

Aroma

Complex, rich and multi-layered, with a burst of passion fruit, peach, pear, mango. More savory notes like baking bread, gentle sappy oak and a curious, flinty minerality emerge.

This is then followed by classic Glenmorangie notes like honeycomb, vanilla and almond, with a hint of milk chocolate.

With a splash of water, more zesty notes emerge, like apricot, elderflower, flowering currents, honey pollen and peach syrup.

Taste

The mouthfeel is surprisingly luscious and tart at the same time, leading into a burst of sweet, cake-like – honey, white chocolate, apricot, almond, vanilla and pear. This is balanced by a hint of tangy orange and menthol, both classic Glenmorangie flavors.

Finish

The lingering aftertaste again reminds you of a delicious combination of honeycomb, chocolate almond and pecan nuts.

Saint Cloud Cask Strength Bourbon

Extremely Rare

Cask Strength

115 Proof

Kentucky Bourbon at it’s Finest

Bottled 01-20-20

Bottle #2192

Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon Refined

Saint Cloud is a Kentucky Bourbon unlike any other, Ray Walker left behind the life he knew in California to become a grand cru wine maker in Burgundy, France. Upon his returning to America he has again focused his attention on a centuries-old craft with Saint Cloud.

Ray’s great-great-grand father, Lewis Walker, fought in the Civil War for Kentucky’s “Company 48” Mounted Infantry, signing up for duty the same day that the battle of Gettysburg began. Lewis’ father, James, was in the War of 1812, a battle that saw the U.S. allied with France. James would become a Francophile, giving two of Lewis’ brothers French names, Napoleon Bonaparte Walker (a Union Soldier in the Civil war) and Lafayette Walker. Their other brother, Samuel Houston Walker was also in the Civil War, fighting for the Confederacy at the same time.

St. Cloud 12 year Cask Strength Bourbon

Extremely Rare

12 years Old

Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon Refined

Only 150 bottles Made

Saint Cloud ™is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Crafted by Ray Walker using his unique perspective and vision from making Grand Cru wines in Burgundy, France. Ray has excelled in making wines of character, blending handwork and tradition. His focus is to bring a unique vision to the Kentucky Bourbon landscape. Saint Cloud is a labor of love, created to bridge the connection to Ray’s family which dates back in Kentucky since the early nineteenth-century.

Nose; You are greeted by dark brown sugar, chocolate covered cherries, plenty of baking spice, and heavy oak char. Overall the nose is quite rich and pleasant.

Palate; More of that dark brown sugar is present, but a relatively sharp spice quickly takes over mid-palate. Although there is plenty of spice that develops, there is also an underlying sweetness that provides a nice balance to the profile. Surprisingly, there is very little alcohol burn for a 120+ proof whiskey.

Finish; The finish is medium too long. The rye spice continues mid-palate and is accentuated by some burn from the proof. There is plenty of burnt caramel, oak char, some dried citrus, and the slightest hint of red grape on the back end.

This 12-year-old whiskey from Saint Cloud was a pleasant challenge. The nose is full of deep, rich flavors that ultimately transition nicely to the palate, where this bourbon then showcases a nice heavy-rye character. The flavors are big enough to entice you in for another sip.

Saint Cloud is a Kentucky Bourbon unlike any other, Ray Walker left behind the life he knew in California to become a grand cru wine maker in Burgundy, France. Upon his returning to America he has again focused his attention on a centuries-old craft with Saint Cloud.

Ray’s great-great-grand father, Lewis Walker, fought in the Civil War for Kentucky’s “Company 48” Mounted Infantry, signing up for duty the same day that the battle of Gettysburg began. Lewis’ father, James, was in the War of 1812, a battle that saw the U.S. allied with France. James would become a Francophile, giving two of Lewis’ brothers French names, Napoleon Bonaparte Walker (a Union Soldier in the Civil war) and Lafayette Walker. Their other brother, Samuel Houston Walker was also in the Civil War, fighting for the Confederacy at the same time.

Johnnie Walker Gold 18 year

A superior 18 year old blend from Johnnie Walker

Gold Label is a fruity, rich whisky with the Highland malt Clynelish at its heart

 Jim Murray from the Whiskey Bible awarded

96 points

The nose is of good body and quite fresh. There are some notes of fruit and honeyed spice, a touch of perfume and a

maritime driftwood note. The palate is quite full with good balance. There are notes of tropical fruits, a touch of stone fruit

and smoke and a little beeswax.

The finish is long with notes of eucalyptus oil and manuka honey.

A superior deluxe 18-year-old blended Scotch whisky made from an exclusive selection of 15 different aged whiskies.

 The blend delivers an exceptionally smooth taste together with

a richness of character and lasting finish.

Very Limited

Seen priced at $125.

SALE

$94.99

Canned Cocktails

Kahlua Nitro Cold Brew

This genius new creation from Kahlua is made with rum and coffee liqueur and boasts a 4.5 percent ABV. Per Kahlua’s site, it tastes like coffee through and through, meaning it’s, uh, the perfect Friday (morning) beverage? Stay tuned for this product’s intro to major retailers. For now, you’ll have to double up on their canned espresso martinis.

Loverboy Spiked Sparkling Teas

Fans of Bravo’s Summer House will know this canned hard iced tea drink created by stars Amanda Batula and Kyle Cook. It comes in sweet flavors like White Tea Peach and Hibiscus Pom that don’t contain any sugar and are only 90 calories.

Two Chicks Paloma, Sparkling Tequila & Grapefruit Cocktail

This new female-founded, owned, and run cocktail company is all about fragrant sparkling drinks. Our blush sparkling cocktail has fresh pink grapefruit, complimented with the light tequila blanco creating a crisp and refreshing drink. Quite simply, it’s grapefruit meets tequila delight with this go-to. Two Chicks, Two Servings per Can

Cutwater Cocktails has an ever expanding selection of canned cocktails.

Fabrizia Margarita, Lemonade, and Breeze

These refreshing ready-to-drink cocktails are handcrafted with our Fabrizia Limoncello and freshly squeezed lemonade, then blended with either tequila or vodka. At 7% ABV they provide just the right kick. These canned cocktails are meant to be enjoyed anywhere… backyards, pools, beaches, boats.

Blueshine Lemonade

A 7% abv sparkling cocktail made by blending Maine Craft Distilling’s Blueberry Moonshine with Maine Craft’s homemade Lemonade. The Blueberry Moonshine is a wild blueberry liquor made from Maine barley with blueberry and Maine maple syrup added. The blended cocktail is a touch sweet up front with the blueberry, but the tartness of the lemonade balances it beautifully.

The Long Drink

A refreshing citrus soda with a premium liquor kick. Americans love it; try it if you don’t believe it. Unlike the seltzers made with fermented sugar, Long Drink is a true award-winning liquor that is smooth, refreshing and doesn’t leave you with that full beer feeling.

Jose Cuervo Margaritas and Paloma

A new twist on an old favorite.

Nantucket Vodka Sodas

After a few years of experimenting on Nantucket, Triple Eight has introduced Nantucket Blue. Nantucket Blue is made from Triple Eight’s top selling vodkas and blended into a clean, refreshing, ready-to-drink cocktail. It is a wonderful representation of the unique and flavorful cocktails which grace the drink chalkboards in the distillery bar on-island at the “Brewery”.

Nantucket Blue is made with 100% real VODKA from Triple Eight Distillery and flavored with natural blueberry and lemon flavors. This carbonated ready-to-drink cocktails is 4.44% abv and 100% Gluten-Free.

Plymouth Gin Cocktail

The Daily Gimlet

A simple, elderflower variation on the classic Gimlet. A pinch of salt helps the flavours ‘pop’ on the palate. Make the cordial separately, bottle and leave in the fridge for when the time is right to make one of these tasty little drinks! The name references the fact that lime cordial was taken every day to prevent scurvy and it is also the surname of Harriet, the manager of the Refectory Bar in the home of Plymouth Gin.

2.5 Parts of Plymouth Gin

2 Parts Lime, Elderflower and Sea salt

Shake with ice, strain over fresh ice into Rocks glass.

To make the Cordial:

Combine equal parts of finely strained fresh lime juice with elderflower cordial (Bottle Green) and a pinch of sea salt. Bottle and refrigerate.

L.P.F

One of the most popular cocktails on sale at the Refectory Bar, the iconic cocktail bar located in the Plymouth Gin Distillery itself. After years of popularity in the bar, it seemed time to share the recipe with the rest of the world!

2.5 Parts Plymouth Gin

1 Part Plymouth Sloe Gin

1.5 Parts Elderflower Liqueur

2.5 Parts Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice

Top With Mumm Champagne, Grapefruit Twist

Shake with ice, strain into chilled flute

Holiday Cocktails

Sugar Cookie Martini

Ingredients:

For the martini:

  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1/4 c. Baileys
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz. amaretto
  • Ice

For the rim:

  • 1/2 c. vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 c. sprinkles, plus 1 tsp., divided
  • Pre-made sugar cookie dough

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll sugar cookie dough out to ¼” thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes then place cookies on prepared baking sheet. Bake until just set and lightly golden around the edges, 12 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Using an offset spatula, spread a thin layer of frosting onto rim of two martini glasses. Pour ¼ cup sprinkles onto a small plate then dip rims in sprinkles to coat. Use an offset to frost cookies with frosting then decorate with remaining 2 tablespoons sprinkles.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine milk, Baileys, vodka, and amaretto. Add ice and shake until cold. Pour into glasses and garnish rim with a cookie.
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COCKTAILS FOR ONE…OR TWO…

Easy Holiday Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 part Sprite
  • 1 part Cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Orange Juice
  • 1 part Vodka
  • Ice
  • Sliced orange and/or fresh or sugared cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add ice to a cocktail glass.
  2. Pour equal parts Sprite, cranberry juice, orange juice, and vodka (optional) over ice.
  3. Add slice of orange for garnish and serve.

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COCKTAILS FOR A GROUP…

Christmas Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag of ice
  • 5 cups 100% cranberry juice* — 40 ounces, NOT cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 bottles very dry sparkling wine — (750 ml bottles) , such as champagne, cava, or Prosecco
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups diet ginger ale — (12 ounces) (from 1 can or poured from a liter bottle)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum or brandy — (12 ounces)
  • 2 oranges — thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Make sure all of the ingredients are well chilled. Fill a large punch bowl with ice. Top with the cranberry juice, sparkling wine, apple cider, ginger ale, and rum. Stir gently to combine. Top with the orange slices and fresh cranberries. Enjoy!

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

Ingredients

·  1 cup fresh blackberries

·  1 cup sugar

·  1 cup water

·  4 sprigs fresh rosemary

·  1 bottle champagne

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 15-17 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Making sure it cooks down enough is essential to keeping the ombre effect. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool.
  • Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute (this recipe makes 4 drinks)
  • Top with champagne.
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Cheers!

New Gins to Try!

New Gins to Try

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin

Mad of juniper and raw honey. It’s a refreshing gin that is easy – even for gin novices to wrap their heads around. Every element of the gin is preset, well done, clearly identifiable and as an added bonus well balanced. The nose is subtle and understated. A slight sweet and mild juniper note is evident but quiet. The taste is simple and elegant.  On the palate it begins with a lot of smoothness, when suddenly a bouquet of almost floral sweetness hits you.

Edinburgh gin

A storied history, Edinburgh was an epicenter of distillation in the 1700’s this gin was launched in 2010 and is distilled with the classic gin botanicals (juniper, coriander, citrus peel, angelica and orris root) plus the edition of Scottish juniper, pine, heather and milk thistle. With a nod to the art deco style of the 1920’s the simple bottle design is a classic. On the nose it opens up with aromas of walking though a forest on a crisp fall day.

Gin Mare Artisanal gin

Gin mare has long been the reference point for a gin that’s pushed the boundary of what a gin could taste like.  They start by distilling many botanicals independently such as rosemary, thyme, olive, basil and a citrus blend of Seville oranges and Lleida lemons. Its savory and unusually but balanced; and made in the small Spanish fishing town of Villanova just outside of Barcelona.

Sipsmith London Dry Gin

“ Sipsmith: where old meets new and the 2 hit it off really quite spectacularly” Sipsmith Sam

The quintessential expression of a classic traditional London dry gin. Bold, complex, and aromatic. Botanicals blended are Macedonian juniper berries, Bulgarian coriander seed, French angelica root Spanish liquorice root, Italian orris root, Spanish almonds, Chinese cassia bark, Madagascan cinnamon and Seville oranges.

Dry Line Truro Cape Cod Gin

Named after the juniper producing eastern Red Cedar that is grown here and embodies Yankee ingenuity, from its inventive recipe to the self- taught virtuosity of its distillers. Infused with a selection of Cape Cod Botanicals, including eastern Red Cedar Juniper berries found on the Truro property and angelica root grown by a local farmer, dry line gin is the best of the Cape in a bottle.

Distillery No. 209 Gin, San Francisco

The bouquet is nicely citrus forward with a juniper backstop with a nicely aromatic mix of botanicals. Smooth, citrusy, with the lemon and bergamot providing lighter notes and with the juniper being a bit more restrained. Slightly oily appearance to body (sign of quality) without separating.

Rustic Spirits Margarita

RUSTIC SPIRITS MARGARITA

Featured Cocktail

Rustic Spirits Handcrafted Margarita –  This is a handmade cocktail bottled by Vytas. It is not too sweet, made with all natural ingredients but with an alcohol content of 23% this makes the prefect balanced Margarita and all you have to do is pour.

Rustic Spirits margarita

The Story….

 It all started with a small bucket and a few limes

Hi, I’m Vytas. I arrived to America from my homeland, Lithuania, with nothing, rustic spiritsbut my dreams. My quest to create the perfect margarita started almost a ten years ago, when I would spend countless hours in my basement, tweaking my recipe. All ingredients were handcrafted; I even distilled the tequila and the citrus liqueur. All day, every day was spent working on margaritas, thinking about margaritas, and dreaming about margaritas.

My life’s savings went into my business. I started traveling to the agave fields in Mexico regularly to hand pick the plants from which I would distill my tequila. I built a margarita factory, hammering every nail and designing and installing all of the equipment. There’s a room off the back where I sleep, since I make margaritas all day and all night. READ MORE

Our Favorite Sangria and Punch Recipes

Tiki Punch

We showcased this fabulous punch at the Pilgrim Hall Museum Summer Party Fundraiser years ago and ever since our customers have asked for the recipe. This is a fan fave.

  • 1 oz. (30ml) White Rum
  • 1 oz. (30ml) Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. (15ml) Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. (15ml) Grenadine
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Pineapple Juice
  • Cherries & Pineapple Slices for garnish

Put all the ingredients together into a large drink dispenser or punch bowl and garnish with fresh cherries and pineapple slices.

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Milagro Sangria

Jaime Salas our favorite Mixologist and Milagro Brand Ambassador used to join us for a special summer sunset cruise every summer featuring Milagro

  • 1.5oz  Milagro Reposado
  • .5 oz Crème de Casis
  • 3 fresh blackberries
  • .75oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • .75oz red wine  (We love it with Malbec!)

Muddle nectar, lemon juice and berries. Pour rest of ingredients and shake with ice, stain and pour in a red wine glass full of ice. Garnish with blackberries and a lemon twist.

To make a batch for multiple folks multiply the ingredients by number of servings with the exception of blackberries. Take one third of the amount you would use per cocktail per person and throw into a blender with a little water and blend. Then double strain and add to the Sangria “punch”.

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Peachy White Sangria

  • 4 (750 milliliter) bottles moscato wine
  • 4 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite(R))
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup peach schnapps
  • 2 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 mangos – peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  1. Stir moscato wine, lemon-lime soda, brandy, peach schnapps, peaches, strawberries, mangos, pineapple chunks, and raspberries together in a large container and chill 8 hours or overnight.

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Gordo’s Summer Sangria

  • 1.5 gallons of Fruity Red Wine
  • 2 oz simple syrup
  • 4 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 bottle of Spanish cava
  • Fresh oranges, strawberries, peaches, lemons and limes
  • Couple Dashes of Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients and keep chilled for several hours and add Cava right before serving.