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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.

Jack’s Abbey Pride and Parquet Lager

The Boston Celtics announced via press release that they and their partner Jack’s Abby plan to make their popular collaborative adult beverage — “Pride and Parquet” beer — available year-round.

The Framingham, Massachusetts, brewery will have the imbibable on shelves this week according to the release. It is described as an easy-to-drink lager with a hoppy taste and 5.7% alcohol by volume. The team forwarded a pair of statements from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers co-owner Sam Hendler and the senior vice president of partnerships and business development for the Boston Celtics, Jack Delton.

“My brothers and I are extremely excited to launch this collaboration beer with a great Boston institution like the Celtics,” began Hendler.
“In making this beer, we were able to work side-by-side with the Celtics team throughout the entire process, from design to naming to ingredients and recipe. To be able to do that with a giant in the sports world is a really unique opportunity for a small family business and we are bringing everything we have to this partnership and this special beer. “
“We are thrilled to announce our first ever Celtics collaboration beer, Pride and Parquet, with our friends and partners at Jack’s Abby,” added Delton.

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

Taylor Fladgate Vintage 2016 Port

Deep purple black with a narrow magenta rim. High notes of pure, intense woodland fruit with lively accents of green apple, fresh plum and raspberry. Around this core of bright, singing fruit is a heady aura of gumcistus and wild herbs. On a deeper register, exotic notes of cedarwood and jasmine provide an additional dimension of complexity. The wine has an attractive leanness and muscularity with sinewy, linear tannins that integrate seamlessly into the mid palate and then re-emerge to hold the wine in a confident grip. Energised by a racy acidity, the intense berry flavors continue to build into the long finish. Although the keynotes are refinement and poise, the wine displays the restrained vigour and stamina that are the hallmarks of the Taylor Fladgate style.

OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor Fladgate I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025.

Score: 100

29-05-2018

James Suckling

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Walnuts, blue veined and other richly flavored cheeses are excellent accompaniments to Vintage Port; so too are dried fruits such as apricots or figs.

Black Stallion Transcendent Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Wine Maker Notes:

Deep garnet in hue, Transcendent Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of depth, poise and elegance. It boasts exquisite aromas of black currant, pipe tobacco and violet, and a luxuriously textured, mouth filling palate defined by layers of ripe, mocha-inflected cassis, allspice and black fruit. Velvety, structured tannins frame the rich flavors, eventually yielding to a long and lingering finish.

In Stock Currently for $125 per bottle

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

Wine Picks

Underwood Pinot Noir

This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week.

Clean Slate Riesling

Insanely finessed & graceful with hints of white peach, nectarine, apricot, persimmon, green apple, and sweet lime. Perfect touch of ripe fruit, a delicate essence of river slate, and an awesome lip-licking, clean, pristine, light, drier, quenching finish

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay

Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden pear, vanilla, Meyer lemon and a hint of minerality on the long finish. Enjoy over the next one to three years with soft cheeses, fresh crab or roasted pork loin.

Fleur De Mer Rose

Cotes de Provence-A brilliant coral pink color, Fleur de Mer evokes aromas and flavors of fresh watermelon, cherry, subtle citrus, peach, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. It is medium-bodied, fresh and elegant with a soft texture and mineral finish. Balanced and refreshing acidity.

Day Owl Rose

California- Day Owl Rose radiates with floral red fruit and vibrant orange zest vibes. Lively acidity and a dry, elegant finish make for a bold bottle as alluring as the day is long. Pair with barbecued chicken, watermelon and mint salad, cold Thai sesame noodles, or fresh fish tacos.

Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of lavender, cedar and raspberry fruit. Flavors of blackberries and raspberries combined with hints of savory spices coat the palate. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.

Plungerhead Petite Sirah

The Plungerhead Lodi Petite Sirah 2016 has a beautiful dark purple color that leaves a gentle trail of color after giving the glass a swirl. The aroma jumps out of the glass with notes of fig jam, ripe cherry and fresh blackberry as well as hints of vanilla and toasted coconut. Dark black fruit flavors are balanced with supple tannins, dark chocolate and espresso flavors that linger on and on. The finish has flavors of sandalwood, dried currants, and brambly fruit notes. It pairs very well with sliced skirt steak over garlic mashed potatoes and oven roasted carrots, sausage pizza with caramelized onions and topped with fresh arugula, or mushroom lasagna.

Breca Red * FEATURED WINE *

Jeb Dunnuck-Calatayud, Aragon, Spain – “It has brilliant notes of kirsch, ripe black raspberries, crushed violets, orange rind, licorice, and spice box. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, it’s another beautiful wine.”

Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc

Succulent peach and mango flavors are freshly juicy and show good intensity and focus. A touch of green tea emerges on the finish. Drink now. 89 Points Wine Spectator